Click on a database below to begin your search and find full-text articles.  Most articles can be emailed, printed, or saved to your computer, USB, or mobile device.

  • To access from home: You will be asked to login with your library card number and PIN.
  • To access on a mobile device: Download the EBSCO Mobile App (Apple / Android) to do research on the go. Once downloaded, find Elmwood Park Public Library and enter your Patron ID (library card number) to get started.

To search several databases at once, use the Article Search feature of the SWAN Online Catalog. Visit SWAN's Articles & Databases page to learn more.


Automotive Information

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Auto Repair Source provides accurate, authoritative, and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. This includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins, and recalls. Click here to watch the tutorial.


General Consumer Information

Consumer Reports
ConsumerReports offers unbiased product and service ratings and recommendations from the latest issue of Consumer Reports and Consumer Reports Health. Search the archive for the past four years of ratings, product- and car-reliability reports, comprehensive decision guides, access to consumer/user reviews, and much more.


Read below for additional online consumer resources. 


Health Information

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Consumer Health Complete
Consumer Health Complete provides convenient access to health and medical information. Search and browse within medical encyclopedias, medical dictionaries, reports, popular reference books, fact sheets, and magazine articles. Click here to watch the tutorial.



Read below for additional online health resources. 



Additional Online Resources


Better Business Bureau: Find ratings of businesses or submit a complaint about a business.

FCC Consumer Help Center: The Federal Communications Commission takes complaints about unwanted calls; Internet, television, and radio issues; and more. They also provide consumer guides on privacy issues, telephone issues, Internet issues, and more.

FDA Consumer Information: Information about product recalls, medical devices, drugs, food, vaccines, cosmetics, and more from the Food & Drug Administration.

FTC Consumer Information: The Federal Trade Commission provides information on money and credit; homes and mortgages; health and fitness; privacy, identity and online security; and more.



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Information on travelers' health, emergency preparedness, healthy living, workplace health, environmental health, and more are available. The CDC is part of the Department of Health and Human Services.  Information regarding drug and alcohol addiction, symptoms, rehab, and resources for getting help.

Kids Health: A group of sites for kids, teens, and parents which offers health information in plain language.

Mayo Clinic: Learn about conditions, tests and procedures, medications, research, and more. Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit organization.

Merck Manuals: An independent source of medical information which has been publishing for more than 100 years.

National Institutes of Health: Learn about health services, talking to your doctor, science education for kids, and more from the country's medical research agency.



Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court: Search court records, download court forms, and learn more about court services.

Cook County Law Library: Find information about conducting legal research, seeking legal assistance, and representing yourself in court.

Cornell Legal Information Institute: Read the entirety of the U.S. Code, the Constitution, and more.

Justia: Free legal information, newsletters, and listings of lawyers in many areas of practice.