Research > Online Databases A - Z

Online databases are reliable, accurate information sources available remotely, 24/7 to Warrenville Library cardholders. You will need your Warrenville library card number and 4 digit pin number to access the databases.

 

For a listing of online databases and resources by subject, click here.

 

America's Obituary and Death Notices – The largest and most comprehensive collection of newspaper obituaries and death notices. Search by name, date range, or text.

 

Ancestry Library Edition – Includes records from the U.S. census (1790 - 1930); military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories and more. This resource not available for remote access - may only be accessed at the library.

 

ArticleFirst – Index of articles from the contents pages of journals. Often provides a list of libraries that own the journal title.

 

AtoZ World Travel – Continually updated and currently featuring over 200 city guides, AtoZ World Travel provides the low-down on city neighborhoods and districts, in-town excursions and day trips, major attractions, hotels, restaurants, nightlife, shopping, and insiders' tips on navigating the city and culture. The site also arms travelers with all the information necessary to make travel safe and stress-free, with detailed accounts of any health advisories, travel essentials like passport and visa information, lists of local embassies and consulates, city maps, currency information, real-time weather reports and communications information.

 

AtoZdatabases – This Job Search, Reference & Mailing List Database includes 30 million business & executive profiles and 220 million residents. Ideal for sales leads mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and more.

 

Auto Repair Reference Center – Factory drawings, step-by-step photos, technical service bulletins and recalls, guides to vehicle ownership and maintenance, and more.

 

Consumer Health Complete – Find information on diseases, conditions, injuries and procedures. Includes drug and herb information, images and diagrams, videos and alternative sources.

 

ConsumerReports.org – Features ratings and recommendations on thousands of products and services in categories including appliances, cars, electronics and computers, home and garden, health and fitness, babies and kids, food, personal finance, and travel. Free access to product buying advice, blogs, safety alerts, recalls, a searchable archive of the past four years of Ratings, Consumer Reports' exclusive product- and car-reliability reports, comprehensive decision guides, access to consumer/user reviews, and much more.

 

CultureGrams – Discover the world with concise cultural and statistical snapshots of every country recognized by the United Nations -- from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. Local experts document the unique, intimate details of each country's customs, traditions and daily life.

 

Gale Virtual Reference Library – Access to more than 380 electronic reference titles — eBooks — in health, medicine, science, art, history, business, biography and more.

 

General Reference Center – General interest articles from magazines, reference books, and newspapers, many with full-text and images. Find the latest current events, pop culture, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more.

 

GPO – Covers U.S. government documents, including Congressional reports, hearings, debates, and records; judiciary materials; and documents issued by executive departments (Defense, State, Labor, and Office of the President).

 

Heritage Quest Online – Resource for census data, family records and local histories.

 

LearningExpress – Interactive tutorials and practice tests to help users improve basic skills in reading, writing, and math, as well as prepare for high-stakes tests such as the GED, GRE, ACT, and SAT. The platform can help prepare for a wide range of career-oriented licensing and certification exams in health care, education, civil service, and homeland security.

 

Legal Information Reference Center – Contains over 310 full-text publications and thousands of legal forms. Many of the full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo. This database offers the everyday user the necessary tools and detailed “how-to” instructions to independently address a wide-range of legal issues including business law, financial planning, family law, property & real estate and rights & disputes.

 

Live Homework Help – Live Homework Help is a free, on-demand online tutoring service from Tutor.com that connects students in Kindergarten - 12th grade and introductory college students to expert tutors in math, science, social studies and English via the Internet. The Adult Learner section supports those earning their GED, seeking grammar help with their resume and more. Live Homework Help is available every day from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.  Spanish-speaking tutors are available in math, science, social studies and adult learning every day from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.

 

Mango Languages – An online language learning system teaching practical conversation skills for a wide variety of popular languages. With everyday dialogue from native speakers, engaging interactive lessons and a unique intuitive teaching style, Mango increases your ability to use, adapt and build on what you learn.

 

MEDLINE – Abstracts encompassing all areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing.

 

Morningstar Investment Research Center – This product provides information on stocks and mutual funds for in-depth research and portfolio construction. It also includes access to Morningstar newsletters and educational tools.

 

NextReads – Sign up for NextReads, free eMail newsletters of "great reads" for adults, youth and teens.

 

NovelistPlus – Provides reviews, annotations, and more for over 150,000 fiction and 50,000 non-fiction titles. Includes author read-alikes, book discussion guides, book talks, and feature articles. Also includes tools for school media specialists and teachers.

 

Novelist K-8Plus – Contains materials for all K-8 grade levels and includes picture books, children's "chapter" books and young adult titles. The NoveList Learning Center helps teachers meet the reading needs of their students.

 

OmniFile (formerly WilsonSelect Plus) – Full-text articles in science, humanities, education and business from US and international professional publications, academic journals, and trade magazines.

 

Online Computer Software Training – The Library offers Warrenville Library cardholders free access to hundreds of online computer courses through VTC. Learn how to use Microsoft Office products, stay current on the latest operating systems, study programming, game or web design and even prepare for certification. Users can access the courses at the Library or from your own internet-connected computer. To request your login ID and password, send an email to trainer@warrenville.com. Use the subject heading “Online Computer Training” and include your name, Warrenville Library card number and email address. Click here for a complete list.

 

Record Information Services – Scroll through public records on new homeowners, new businesses, bankruptcies, foreclosures and sales for Cook, DuPage, DeKalb, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will counties.

 

ReferenceUSA Business – Directory information on USA businesses, from 1 to more than 10,000 employees. Includes executive names, company addresses, phone numbers, ticker symbols, websites, headquarters and more.

 

ReferenceUSA Healthcare – National directory of over 850,000 physicians, surgeons and dentists. Includes state of license, medical school attended, patients per week, contact info and more.

 

ReferenceUSA New Business – Directory information on new USA businesses - 50,000 added weekly. Includes employee size, sales volume, zipcode, SIC listing and more.

 

ReferenceUSA Residential – Directory information on over 200 million residences. Search by phone number, name or address.

 

SIRS Researcher – Full-text articles and Internet resources providing relevant information on social issues, science, history, government, the arts and humanities.

 

Small Business Reference Center – Includes resources for small businesses including NOLO resources, industry info, business basics and plans and start-up info.

 

TumbleBooks – Interactive, animated talking picture books for children.

 

TumbleBookCloud Junior – Online collection of read-along and eBooks which includes early reader chapter books, children's classics, graphic novels, children's audio books and new National Geographic videos.

 

TumbleBookCloud – Online collection of eBooks for middle school and high school students. Find YA/Teen novels, classics, poetry, short stories, YA/Teen audiobooks , our very popular graphic novels, and educational videos from National Geographic.

 

Universal Class Library Edition – Over 540 courses offered in Exercise and Fitness, Entrepreneurship, Arts and Music, Home and Garden Care, Cooking, Computers and Technology, Health and Medicine, Homeschooling, Job Assistance, Law and Legal, Parenting and Family, Pet and Animal Care plus much more. With real instructors guiding the learning, engaging video-based lessons, a collaborative learning environment, graded lesson tests, certificates of achievement and Continuing Education Units available for selected courses, students enjoy an engaging and measurable learning experience that helps them master and document their educational goals.

 

Value Line Research Center Access to Value Line's leading publications covering stocks, mutual funds, options and convertible securities as well as special situation stocks. Includes customized screening, stock lookup, industry lookup, custom company reports, model portfolios, “real-time” supplementary analyst reports and more.

 

World Book Encyclopedia – Contains every article from the 22-volume encyclopedia print set plus thousands more. Includes state-of-the-art multimedia, editor-reviewed websites, and more.

 

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