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Academic Search Premier

This multi-disciplinary database provides full text scholarly and peer-reviewed journals with PDF back files to 1975 for over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.

Adult Learning Center

(Learning Express Library)
Online resources for adults 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.

Alt HealthWatch

This database focuses on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness through full text journals, reports, pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research and book excerpts.

Amazing Animals

A virtual trip to the zoo, with interactive information on over 1200 animals.

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.

Auto Repair Reference Center

Automotive repair information for more than 33,800 vehicles from 1945 to present, with drawings and step-by-step photographs, technical service bulletins and recalls, wiring diagrams, specifications, maintenance schedules and a Labor Time Guide and Estimator.

Biography and Genealogy Master Index

BGMI provides citations to biographical dictionaries, who's who, subject encyclopedias, and literary criticism as an index to reference indexes.

Biography in Context

Full text biographies from over 130 reference sources and access to biographical articles from more than 265 magazines.

Brainfuse – HelpNow

Online tutors are available to help Grades K-12, College Intro, and Adult Learners. Subjects include: Math, Science, Social Studies, English and JobNow, 3-10 PM daily. Tambien en Español.

Business Source Premier

A business research database, providing full text articles and citations in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics.


Use the catalog to search for books, movies, music, reference materials, and more in the Glenview Public Library.

CCH Intelliconnect

CCH publications on federal and Illinois tax law, tax codes, tax regulations, and the state tax reporter. Includes online access to CCH Capital Changes containing publicly traded company histories, stock splits, reorganizations, recapitalizations, mergers and name changes.

Chicago Area News

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

Chicago Consumers' Checkbook

An independent, nonprofit consumer organization that evaluates the quality and prices of local service firms and stores to provide helpful ratings and reviews for consumers.
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Remote Access

Chicago Sun Times

The Chicago Sun-Times covers politics and government on the local, state and national level with coverage from 1986 to present.

Chicago Tribune

Detailed indexing for The Chicago Tribune with coverage back to 1985.

Chicago Tribune Archive

Useful for finding obituaries and news stories from 1849-1984.

Chicago Tribune Digital Microfilm

Chicago Tribune digital microfilm, 2008 to the Present. Full page black & white images on your PC.

College Center

(Learning Express Library)
College students can strengthen their academic skills, prepare for placement tests, and get ready for graduate school entrance exams (GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MAT, PCAT & CLEP).

College Prep Center

(Learning Express Library)
Study for college admission tests (ACT, SAT, AP, and PSAT/NMSQT), prepare a college admissions essay, and improve your academic skills before entering college.

Computer Skills

(Learning Express Library)

Video courses from learning the basics of computers to using popular programs for word processing, creating 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, in depth advice, tips, and trends to enable consumers to make better purchasing decisions.

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

The Daily Herald is the third largest newspaper in Illinois covering the communities: North West Cook County, DuPage, Lake, McHenry and Kane Counties and Fox Valley.

Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online

Biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of the world's most influential literary figures from all eras and genres.

Driving Test Prep

Free online test prep for students preparing for their Illinois driving tests. Choose from several different permit tests. No library card number or personal information is needed. Use this resource to brush up on Illinois traffic laws. Practice tests, manuals and a FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ DMV-related questions.


Search Business, Health, Student, or General indexes to over 1,700 publications including Consumer Reports and Harvard Business Review. (Library app available)

E-Journal Index

A research tool for finding full-text electronic publications (magazines, journals, newspapers) available through Glenview Public Library’s databases. Search by title, keyword or browse by subject heading.

eMagazines by Zinio

Download magazines to your computer or mobile device. Choose from nearly 100 popular titles from many different genres – all free with your Glenview Library card.

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

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

Facts On File World News Digest since 1940 and a live news feed from Reuters® to answer questions about events, people, issues, facts, and figures of the last 60+ years.

First Search

A gateway to multiple databases for articles and publications in business, management, science, humanities, education, health and medicine including Clase Periodica, ERIC, and Medline. An Illinois State Library database.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Search e-reference books on multiple topics. A Gale research database.

Genealogy Bank

Search historical newspapers 1690 to 1922, historical books and pamphlets published in the United States before 1900, historical documents 1789 to 1994 (military records, casualty lists, Revolutionary and Civil War pension requests and more), the Social Security Death Index 1937 to 2011.

Glenview Announcements

Pioneer Press local newspaper for Glenview, IL.

Glenview Obituary Index

An index of obituaries in the Glenview Announcements, the Glenview Journal, The Glenview View, and other local sources. Please contact the Reference Desk for more information on this locally produced resource.


A collection of scholarly, government and general interest articles on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and all aspects of human impact on the environment.

Grolier Multimedia

Offers quick access to general reference articles and media resources for a visually rich research experience. For middle school students & up.

Grolier Online

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

Health Care Directory

From Reference USA, detailed information on doctors and dentists.

Health Source: Consumer Edition

HSCE features searchable full text for journals, pamphlets, health reference books on health topics in the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

HSNA provides scholarly full text journals, abstracts and citations on medical disciplines, 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 Study Center

Digitized primary and secondary sources with documents and articles organized under widely-studied topics, with reference works, images, video clips and links to 2,000 websites.


Stream and download audiobooks, music, movies, and TV shows to your computer or mobile device — up to five items per month. All titles are immediately available — no holds! (app available)

Illinois Newspaper Project

Catalog of Illinois newspaper holdings created by the University of Illinois-Champaign Library.

Illinois Statewide Catalog

SILC is the Illinois catalog of materials for libraries throughout the state.

Issues and Controversies

Up-to-date, in-depth and objective information on the most prominent and hotly debated issues of the day.


JobNow provides you with practical tools, career resources, a resume builder, and interview tips and coaching, to help you get a job.

Kids Search

Search for full-text articles and pictures in this kid-friendly database for students in grades K-5.

Learning Express Library

Reading, math and writing skills improvement for students of all ages. Exam preparation tutorials for: education (GED, AP, ACT, PSAT, SAT, GMAT, and GRE); professional licensing for EMT, LSAT, civil service, military, law enforcement, nursing and allied health care. Skills courses for job search, workplace and popular software courses including Microsoft Office. Includes iBT TOEFL preparation, courses and exams.

LexisNexis Express

Includes company profiles and SEC filings, plus full-text news, business and legal sources from major US and world newspaper and trade publications such as Hoover’s and Martindale-Hubbell. Legal research available only in the Library.

Literary Index

An online index, searchable by author, title, or nationality, to all of the Gale print literature publications shelved in the Glenview Public Library reference collection.

Literary Resources

Literary criticism, primary sources, full-text poems, short stories, speeches, plays, reviews, analysis, author biographies and overviews for world literature from all time periods in a single search. Includes LitFinder, Literature Resource Center, Literature Criticism Online, and Literary Index.

Literature Criticism Online

Modern and historical articles on authors and their works across regions, eras and genres.


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


Self-paced web-based language learning for 71 languages and 19 ESL courses including Angielski dla polskich rozmówców (English for Polish Speakers), Inglés para hispanoparlantes (English for Spanish Speakers), and Mango Korean English (English for Korean Speakers). (Library app available)

MasterFILE Premier

Multidisciplinary full text access to periodicals, reference books, primary source documents and an image collection of photos maps and flags.


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


Download e-books and e-audio books to your PC, Mac, PDA, MP3 player, IPod and even burned to a CD in the comfort of home 24/7. Choose fiction, nonfiction and classics titles for both adults and children. (Library app available)

National Geographic Kids

200 full-text National Geographic Kids books, National Geographic Kids magazine and 500 kid-friendly downloadable images are available. Database includes topics about nature, culture, archaeology and space.

New Book of Knowledge

Fun, easy to use general reference resource. For elementary school students and English language learners.

New Book of Popular Science

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

New York Times

The New York Times famous for its slogan "All the News That's Fit to Print." and recipient of numerous Pulitzer Prizes, provides national and foreign coverage 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.


Newspaper articles from the Los Angeles Times, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Boston Globe, The Guardian, The Christian Science Monitor, and The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, Orlando Sentinel, the Advocate and many more. A Proquest research database.


Sign up for our e-newsletters and get great book suggestions by email. Over 20 categories to choose from.

NoveList® Plus

A readers' resource that assists fiction and nonfiction fans in finding authors, titles, genres, or "read-a-likes" by subject or plot description. Book titles for all ages include picture books, children's "chapter" books, and young adult books, with reviews, reader comments, book discussion guides, and links to author websites.

NoveList® Plus K-8

Reading recommendations for students in grades K-8 by lexile reading level with reading tips for parents. Popular title lists and titles for classroom assignments by geographical location, culture or historical time period, as well as titles to help students develop their appreciation of literature. (Library app available)

Obituaries & Death Notices

Newspaper obituaries and death notices for the United States; search by name, date range, or text within the obituary.


Interactive animal site for beginning readers in grades K-2. Play fun educational games and learn early research skills.

Press Display

Current articles from 3000 publications from 100 countries in 60 languages. Read, listen or browse page by page through the graphical image of each publication with color photos, headlines, and display ads.


Search The Chicago Sun Times, The Daily Herald, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and several other Midwest regional newspapers, as well as nationally known magazines and journals. (Library app available)

Proquest Discovery

A general research database of full text magazines and journals on popular subjects for adults and students.

Psychology Journals

Full text index of psychological, psychiatric and related publications designed for undergraduate and graduate level research. A Proquest research database.

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Record Information Services

The Record Information Services' Database can provide you with public records of new homeowners, new business licenses, foreclosures, and bankruptcies in Cook, Dekalb, Dupage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will Counties.
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An online nationwide telephone directory for residential and business contacts. Create customized lists searching by name, location, yellow page heading, and number of employees or sales volume.

Reference Library

Search e-reference books on multiple topics. A Gale research database. (Library app available)

Regional Business News

Regional Business News incorporates coverage of more than 80 regional business publications (including Crain Communications) covering metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

School Learning Center

(Learning Express Library)
Online resources to help students in elementary, middle, and high school prepare for important tests, get extra help with assignments, and boost their skills in math, reading, science and social studies.

Today’s Science

Search for the latest scientific discoveries and fundamental scientific concepts in health, the environment, technology, life science, physical science, earth and space science, and more.


A fun, colorful research tool for young students. Choose from "Primary Search" (grades K-5) or "Middle Search" (grades 6-high school).

SIRS Knowledge Source

Excellent database for student assignments on social, scientific, health, historic, economic, business, political, and global issues with graphics, charts, maps, and diagrams.

S&P NetAdvantage

Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage is an investment rating service offering on-line access to popular S&P research products such as Stock Reports, Corporation Records, The Register of Corporations, Directors and Executives, The Outlook, Mutual Fund Reports, and Bond Reports.

Software Tutorials

(Learning Express Library)

Video courses from learning the basics of computers to using popular programs for word processing, creating spreadsheets and databases, and implementing design with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Windows and Mac Operating Systems.

Something About the Author

Landmark reference set covers the lives and works of authors and illustrators of books for children and teens. A complete searchable archive digitized from the over 200 volume print set.

Student Edition INFOTRAC

Provides access to age-appropriate content from magazines, newspapers and reference books. Authoritative content that is updated daily. Grades 8-12.

Student Research Center

Student Research Center makes it easy to search by keyword or topic for the most useful search results that can be easily sorted by source type—magazines, reference books, photos, flags, and more. Grades 6-12

Student Resources in Context

An integrated media resource of curriculum-targeted primary documents, biographies, essays, background information, critical analyses, full-text of over 450 magazines and newspapers, with 20,000 photographs and illustrations, and many hours of audio and video clips.

Teacher Reference Center

An index of citations and abstracts for 280 popular professional journals for teachers and school administrators.

Today’s Science

Search for the latest scientific discoveries and fundamental scientific concepts in health, the environment, technology, life science, physical science, earth and space science, and more.


TOPICsearch contains full text for over 60,000 articles from 399 diverse sources including international and regional newspapers, periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information.

TumbleBook Library

Animated talking picture books with puzzles and games. Books and games are also available in Spanish and French. Additional books available in Russian and Chinese. iPad compatibility. Preschool-Grade 5.

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Value Line

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

Wall Street Journal

Comprehensive coverage at the world's leading financial newspaper from 1984 to present.

World Book Kids

Uses the award winning Student Discovery Encyclopedia that is simple, easy to read and understand. Grades K-5.

World Book Encyclopedia

Designed for school-aged students, this encyclopedia contains every article from the 22-volume print set plus state-of-the art multimedia and editor-reviewed websites. (Library app available)

World Book Online Info Finder

Expansive reference resource based on the World Book Encyclopedia. Offering over 40,000 articles, science projects and a multimedia library. Grades 4-12.

World Book Online Reference Center

Encyclopedic, multimedia, e-book and primary source database integrated in a single search. Individual accounts let users create and save their work. Grades 7-Adult.

World News Digest

Facts On File World News Digest since 1940 and a live newsfeed from Reuters® to answer questions about events, people, issues, facts, and figures of the last 60+ years.

The WorldCat library catalog lets you search for books and audio visual materials in library collections in our community, throughout Illinois and in thousands of libraries around the country and the world. (Library app available)

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eMagazines by Zinio

Download magazines to your computer or mobile device. Choose from over 40 popular titles from many different genres – all free with your Glenview Library card. (Library app available)

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