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Library-only access. An award-winning online curriculum for young children from Age of Learning, Inc. Free at our library.

Academic Search Premier

Full text scholarly and peer-reviewed journals 1975 to present.

Adult Learning Center

(Learning Express Library)
Video courses to improve basic skills in reading, writing and math, prepare for the GED test, become a U.S. citizen or apply for a Green Card.

African-American History Online

Thousands of entries covering African-American history for the past 500 years.

Alt HealthWatch

Full text materials focusing on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.

Amazing Animals

A virtual trip to the zoo.

American History Online

More than 500 years of political, military, social and cultural events.

American Indian History Online

Online access to more than 600 Native American groups and over 15,000 years of American Indian culture and history.

Ancestry Library Edition

Library-only access. Genealogy and local history research: digitized images of the U.S. Federal Census from 1790 forward, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index.

Ancient and Medieval History Online

World history from prehistory through the 1500s, with special topic centers on key civilizations and regions.


Biography in Context

Full text biographies from reference sources and articles from magazines.

Brainfuse – HelpNow

Interactive online tutoring for grades K-12, college intro and adult learners. Available 3-10 PM daily. Tambien en Espanol.

Business Source Premier

Full text articles and citations in all disciplines of business.



Use our catalog to search for all materials in the Glenview Public Library and our consortium.

CCH Intelliconnect

Contains Capital Changes Reports for tracking corporate actions, name changes, mergers, and stock splits.

Chicago Area News

A selection of small and large newspapers from communities throughout Illinois.

Chicago Consumers' Checkbook

Evaluations and ratings of local service firms and businesses. Includes ratings for doctors and hospitals.
Inside the Library
Remote Access

Chicago Sun Times

Full text articles from 1986 to present.

Chicago Tribune

Full text articles from 1985 to present.

Chicago Tribune Archive

Articles including obituaries and news stories from 1849-1984.

Chicago Tribune Digital Microfilm

Full page images from 2008 to present.

College Center

(Learning Express Library)
Practice tests for GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MAT, PCAT & CLEP.

College Prep Center

(Learning Express Library)
Practice tests for ACT, SAT, AP & PSAT/NMSQT and help preparing college admission essays.

Computer Skills

(Learning Express Library)

Video courses for word processing, spreadsheets and databases, and implementing design with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Windows and Mac operating systems.

Consumer Reports

Product ratings and reviews, advice, tips and trends for consumers. Includes ratings for doctors and hospitals.

CultureGrams States Edition

Explore the United States in colorful kid friendly reports.

CultureGrams World Edition

Experience the world through detailed cultural information on more than 200 countries.


Daily Herald

Full text newspaper articles covering communities in North West Cook, DuPage, Lake, McHenry and Kane counties and the Fox Valley.

Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online

Biographical and critical essays of the world’s most influential literary figures.

Driving Test Prep

Online test prep to prepare for the Illinois driving tests. No library card number needed. Practice tests, traffic laws, manuals and a FAQ section.


E-Journal Index

Index of full-text electronic magazines, journals and newspapers available through the Library’s databases.

eMagazines by Zinio

Download magazines to your computer or mobile device. Choose from popular titles from many different genres. Free with your Glenview Library card.

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

Spanish language database by World Book. Based on the award winning Student Discovery Encyclopedia.

Explora (Grades K-8)

Full text articles and pictures for students in grades K-8.

Explora (High School and Adult)

Full text articles and pictures for high school students and adults.


Gateway to science, history and world news databases including a live news feed from Reuters.

First Search

Access to multiple databases for articles and publications in business, management, science, humanities, education, health and medicine.


Gale Virtual Reference Library

Online reference books on multiple topics.

Genealogy Bank

Newspapers 1690 to 1922; books and pamphlets published in the United States before 1900; military records, casualty lists, Revolutionary & Civil War pension requests and more, 1789 to 1994; Social Security Death Index 1937 to 2011.

Glenview Announcements

Full text newspaper articles 1995 to present.

Glenview Obituary Index

Index of obituaries from local Glenview newspapers. Please contact the Reference Desk for more information on this locally produced resource.


Scholarly, government and general interest articles on all aspects of human impact on the environment.

Grolier Multimedia

General reference articles and media resources for middle school students & up.

Grolier Online

Includes Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, The New Book of Knowledge, Amazing Animals of the World and The New Book of Popular Science.


Health Care Directory

Information on doctors and dentists. From Reference USA.

Health Source: Consumer Edition

Full text journals, pamphlets and reference books about the medical sciences, food science and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

Scholarly full text articles with an emphasis on nursing and allied health.

Heritage Quest

Research materials for tracing family history and American culture for beginning or professional genealogists.

History Online

Information on American, Ancient, Medieval, American Indian and Modern World history.


Illinois Newspaper Project

Illinois newspaper catalog created by the University of Illinois-Champaign Library.

Illinois Statewide Catalog

Catalog of materials for libraries throughout the state.

Issues and Controversies

In-depth information on prominent issues of the day.



Practical tools, career resources, resume builder and interview tips and coaching to help you get a job.


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Learning Express Library

Online courses covering topics such as math, writing, and workplace skills; exam preparation for education (such as GED, SAT, ACT), professional licensing, civil service, military, law enforcement, nursing; popular software courses including Microsoft Office.

LexisNexis Express

Company profiles, SEC filings, full text articles from business and trade publications. Legal research available only in the Library.

Literary Index

Index to all Gale print literature publications.

Literary Resources

Literary criticism, primary sources, poems, short stories, speeches, plays, biographies, reviews, analysis and overviews of world literature for all time periods.

Literature Criticism Online

Modern and historical articles about authors and their works.


Stories, poems, plays, speeches and essays searchable by genre, subject, or author.

Online video courses for business, software, technology and creative skills taught by industry experts. For teachers, students and professionals. For best results, use Chrome or Firefox as your browser.



Self-paced video language courses for multiple languages, and ESL courses. (App available)

MasterFILE Premier

Full text articles from periodicals, reference books, primary source documents; also photos, maps and flags.

Modern World History Online

From the mid-15th century to present, including timelines, images, videos and maps.


Stock, bond, mutual fund and ETF ratings and analysis for investors and researchers, with investor education and portfolio analysis tools.


National Geographic Kids

Full text of National Geographic Kids books and magazine with downloadable images.

New Book of Knowledge

General reference resource for elementary students and English language users.

New Book of Popular Science

In depth science, health and technology research and news. Includes photos, maps and over 2200 biographies.

New York Times

Full text articles from 1985 to present.

Newsbank: Illinois News Sources

Electronic editions of the Chicago Sun-Times, Daily Herald, Glenview Announcements and other local news magazines and sources.

Historical newspapers from the 1700s to early 2000s; over 3,000 news titles from the U.S. and around the world.


E-newsletters for book suggestions by email; sign up for one or more.

NoveList® Plus

Find authors, titles, genres or “read-a-likes”. Book titles for all ages with reviews, reader comments, book discussion guides and links to author websites. (App available)

NoveList® Plus K-8

Reading recommendations for grades K-8. Contains lexile reading level and reading tips for parents and teachers.


Obituaries & Death Notices

United States obituaries and death notices.



Interactive website for beginning readers. Play fun educational games and learn early research skills.

Press Reader

Newspapers and magazines from around the world in English and many other languages. Read, listen or browse page by page through each publication. (App available)

Proquest Research Library

Full text magazines and journals on popular subjects for students and adults.

Psychology Database

Full text articles and citation index on psychology, psychiatry and mental health. Undergraduate and graduate level research.


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Record Information Services

Public records of new homeowners, new business licenses, foreclosures and bankruptcies in local counties of Illinois.
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Remote Access


United States and Canadian telephone directory for residences and businesses. Create customized lists.

Regional Business News

Regional business publications (including Crain Communications) within the United States.


School Learning Center

(Learning Express Library)
Students in elementary, middle and high school can prepare for tests, assignments and boost math, reading, science and social studies skills.

SIRS Knowledge Source

For student assignments covering multiple topics, with graphics, charts, maps and diagrams.

S&P NetAdvantage

Standard & Poor’s publications, including Stock Reports, Corporation Records, The Outlook, and mutual fund and bond reports.

Software Tutorials

(Learning Express Library)

Computer basics and popular programs for Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, Windows and Mac operating systems.

Something About the Author

Authors and illustrators of books for children and teens.


Teacher Reference Center

Citations and abstracts for popular professional journals for teachers and school administrators.

Today’s Science

Full text articles on the latest scientific discoveries and concepts in health, the environment, technology, life science, physical science, earth, space and more.


Full text articles from international and regional newspapers, magazines, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets and government information.

TumbleBook Library

Animated talking picture books with puzzles and games. Also available in Spanish, French, Russian, and Chinese. iPad compatible; preschool-grade 5.


US Newsstream

Full text articles from major newspapers throughout the United States.


Value Line

Investment research and rankings for stocks, funds, and options.


Wall Street Journal

Full text articles from 1984 to present.

Weiss Financial Ratings

Financial strength ratings covering Banks and Credit Unions, Health Insurers, Life & Annuity Insurers, and Property & Casualty Insurers.

World Book Encyclopedia

Every article from the print set plus multimedia and editor-reviewed websites. (App available)

World Book Online Reference Center

Encyclopedia, multimedia, e-books, and primary sources for grades K-adult.

World News Digest

News articles from 1940 to the present, with newsfeed from Reuters.

Search for books and other materials in libraries in the United States and throughout the world. (App available)


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Please email the Reference Services Staff, call 847-729-7500 x 7700, or visit the Reference Desk for database assistance.