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. (In Library Use Only)
Helps children learn to read through phonics, and teaches lessons in math, social studies, art, music, and much more.  For children ages 2-7.

Academic Search Premier
Full-text articles to support research in science, engineering, physics, technology, religion, and philosophy.  Includes access to video from the Associated Press (AP).

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 Repair Source
Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, Auto Repair Source 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.

Business Source Premier
Full-text articles to support research in accounting, finance, economics, marketing, management, and operations management.  Includes access to video from the Associated Press (AP).

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.

Chicago Tribune
Full-text and full-image articles of the Chicago Tribune spanning coverage from 1894-2012, including news, photos, advertisements, classified ads, obituaries, cartoons, and more.

Comics Plus
Comics Plus hosts over 20,000 digital comics, graphic novels, and Manga for all ages.  Every title is available 24/7; no holds, no waiting.  Borrow instantly on your PC, smartphone, or tablet with the Library Pass App and your GHPLD Library card.

Consumer Health Complete
Full-text articles to support research in aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs and alcohol, fitness, and nutrition.  Includes teen health topics for teens and parents.
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.

Creativebug hosts thousands of award-winning art and craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.  Courses include sewing, painting, paper crafts, cooking, digital art, jewelry making, and more.
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.

Education Research Complete
Full-text articles to support research in curriculum instruction, administration, policy, funding, and related social issues.