Research & Reference: A – E

Alphabetical List of Subscription-Based Library Resources:

The following resources are available from GHPLD remotely or within the Library. A Library card is required.

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Helps children learn to read through phonics, and teaches lessons in math, social studies, art, music, and much more.  For children ages 2 through 7.

Ancestry Library Edition (In Library Use Only)

Offers access to billions of records with family information including the U.S. Census, military records, immigration records, and extensive Canadian and international collections.

Auto Mate

Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, AutoMate provides the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls.


Browse this collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks for all ages.


Access life-enhancing brain fitness exercises with hundreds of levels of training organized around the six core cognitive areas: attention, brain speed, memory, people skills, intelligence, and navigation.

Career Online High School

Looking to advance your career, prepare for workforce entry, and/or continue your education?  Find out more about Career Online High School, a new program from GHPLD that offers adults the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and career certificate.

Check Illinois

Record Information Services provides access to public record information in the Library or remotely.  Search by name, business name, address, or parcel number to access real estate transactions, foreclosures, mortgages, bankruptcies, and other public records.

Thousands of unbiased Ratings, reviews, expert buying advice, product comparisons, consumer user reviews, and product video clips.  Proven product reliability data and complete product specifications are included.  Product and service Ratings and reviews include electronics, appliances, home & garden, baby gear, food products, and automobiles.

Free DMV practice tests for drivers of all ages, written specifically based on the state DMV materials. Includes accessibility tools that allow users to hear selections read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate pages into other languages, magnify text, and mask sections of the screen for greater visibility on driving practice tests.