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Ancestry: Library Edition
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Search billions of genealogy documents, including census, military, probate, immigration, birth, and death records. In-library use only.

AtoZdatabases
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Search a detailed directory of U.S. businesses, jobs, and residents by name, contact info, or industry code.

Consumer Reports
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Find ratings and recommendations on appliances, electronics, cars, and more from the popular magazine. App available.

Consumers' Checkbook
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Find ratings on numerous Chicago-area services, including home maintenance, health care, automotive, and more.

Creativebug
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Browse over 1,000 award-winning arts & crafts video classes taught by design experts and artists.

Digital Learn
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Explore basic tutorials on technology, internet, and life skills.

Explora for Primary School
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Browse popular magazine articles, encyclopedias, subject specific works, primary source documents, and videos for elementary students.

Explora for Secondary School
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Browse popular magazine articles, encyclopedias, subject specific works, primary source documents, and videos for high school students.

GCFLearnFree
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Browse tutorials in technology, career planning, reading, math, and other life skills.

Help Now (Brainfuse)
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Get live help from tutors in a variety of subjects. For grades K-12. Available 3:00pm - 10:00pm CST. 

Heritage Quest Online
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Search comprehensive genealogy information from searchable U.S. federal census documents (1790-1940), thousands of family and local history books, and over one million genealogy and local history journal articles.

Lynda.com
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Browse instructional videos covering the latest software, technology, creative and business skills taught by experts. App available. 

Mango Languages
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Browse self-paced language lessons in over 70 languages, including English. App available.

NoveList Plus
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Search recommendations and reviews of fiction and nonfiction titles for adults and teens.

Tumblebook Library
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Search collection of animated, narrated picture books where kids can read, listen, and play games.

Weiss Financial Ratings
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Browse independent, unbiased financial stability ratings of banks, credit unions, and insurance companies, along with Medigap reports and financial literacy material.

World Book Advanced
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Browse online encyclopedia for students and adults interested in personalized learning through articles, primary sources, and online books.

World Book Kids
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Browse kid-friendly online encyclopedia for ages kindergarten through third grade.

World Book Student
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Browse online encyclopedia for middle and high school students with articles and multimedia aligned to school curriculum.