Research Databases


Business Resources
Job Help Resources

Explora
Articles from journals, books, and magazines covering current events and more


Gale Virtual Reference Library
Reference book articles on business, history, science, humanities, and more


Gale Directory Library
Directories on companies, publishers, associations, and more


For Students

Academic Search Premier
Articles from academic journals, newspapers, reference books, and magazines covering numerous subjects including social science, education, psychology, and more

Biography Reference Center
Biographies by subject occupation, nationality, activity, gender, lifespan and more

Brainfuse HelpNow
Online homework help for students in grades K-12 and college intro classes. Tutors are available from 3:00 - 10:00 p.m. Writing Lab, Homework Question Center, and Skills Building also available.

Britannica Online
Encyclopedia Britannica articles

Explora
Articles from journals, books, and magazines covering current events and more

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Reference book articles on business, history, science, humanities, and more

History Reference Center
U.S. and world history

Literary Reference Center Plus
Biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of writers and their works

MasterFILE Complete
Articles from newspapers, reference books, and magazines covering current events and more

Points of View Reference Center
Pro and con viewpoints on timely and controversial social issues

Points of View Reference Center
Pro and con viewpoints on timely and controversial social issues

Primary Search
Designed for elementary school students, articles from reference books and magazines covering subjects such as history, current events, science, sports, and more

Science Reference Center
Earth science, life science, chemistry, physics, science experiment ideas, and more


Business and Investing

Business Source Premier
Business research and articles covering a variety of business disciplines

Gale Directory Library
Directories on companies, publishers, associations, and more

Morningstar
Investment information on mutual funds, stocks, and exchange traded funds

Public Records (In library use)
Public Records (Use from home)
Records on new homeowners, new businesses, mortgages, bankruptcies, and foreclosures in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will counties

ReferenceUSA
Data on millions of U.S. businesses and residents, which can be sorted by business size, geography, and type of business


Careers and Jobs

Brainfuse JobNow
Online help with job coaching, interviewing, and resumes. Upload your resume to receive expert feedback. Assistants are available online from 3:00-10:00 p.m.

lynda.com
Video tutorials on tech and business skills, including graphic and web design, business and career skills, photography, software, and more.

ReferenceUSA
Research companies and enhance your job search.


Consumer Information

Auto Repair Source
Service and repair information for cars and vehicles

Consumer Reports
Product ratings and reviews, recommendations, and buying advice

Consumers' Checkbook (In library use only)
Ratings on local businesses and services in the Chicagoland area


Genealogy

Ancestry Library (Temporarily use from home)
Research genealogy and local history through census data, the American Genealogical Biographical Index, and more.

Temporary home use access of Ancestry Library is available for Bloomingdale Public Library cardholders through August 31, 2020.

Fold3
Military records, including stories, photos, and personal documents dating from the Revolutionary War through recent conflicts

Heritage Quest
Research genealogy through census data, family and local histories, and articles.

MyHeritage Library Edition (formerly World Vital Records)
Research genealogy through over half a billion names and records.


Health and Wellness

Consumer Health Complete
Health information on diseases, fitness, nutrition, and mental health

Salem Health
Reference book articles on health and wellness


Law

Gale Legal Forms
Legal forms for business and personal use, including wills, divorce, landlord/tenant, and more

DuPage County Law Library
Find information on representing yourself, divorce, appeals, and expungement. Access online legal research tools WestLaw Next and Lexis Advance. A librarian is also available to assist litigants.


Literature and Reading

BookBrowse
Biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of writers and their works

Literary Reference Center Plus
Biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of writers and their works

NoveList Plus
Discover new authors and books, author read-alikes, book discussion guides, and more.

NoveList K-8 Plus
For readers in grades K-8, discover new authors and books, booklists, book discussion guides, and more.

TeenBookCloud
Online eBooks and read-along chapter books, YA novels, classic literature, graphic novels, educational videos, and audiobooks for middle school and high school students


Magazines and Newspapers

Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Sun-Times full-text newspaper articles from 1986-Present. For full newspaper with images, select the Image Format (available from 2018-Present).

Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune full-text newspaper articles from 1996-Present

Chicagoland Collection
Chicago suburb full-text newspaper articles. Includes Bloomingdale Press from 2009-2013 and Carol Stream Suburban Life from 2009-Present.

Daily Herald
Daily Herald full-text newspaper articles from 1997-Present

Daily Herald
Daily Herald full-text newspaper articles from 1995-Present

Academic Search Premier
Articles from academic journals, newspapers, reference books, and magazines covering numerous subjects including social science, education, psychology, and more

Explora
Articles from journals, books, and magazines covering current events and more

Global Newsstream
Newspaper articles for international, national, and regional papers including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal

Historical Newspaper: Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune historical articles from 1849 onward

MasterFILE Complete
Articles from newspapers, reference books, and magazines covering current events and more


Online Learning and Classes

Brainfuse HelpNow
Online homework help for students in grades K-12 and college intro classes. Tutors are available from 3:00 - 10:00 p.m. Writing Lab, Homework Question Center, and Skills Building also available.

CreativeBug
Thousands of award-winning art and craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. Recommended for DIYers, crafters, and makers.

Gale Courses
Online courses for business professionals, teachers, health care workers, and lifelong learners. The six week courses are taught by college instructors and experts in the field.

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center
How-to instructions and creative ideas from leading hobby and craft magazines

Learning Express Library
Online test prep and practice exams for the ACT, SAT, GMAT, professional tests, and more. Also includes online computer tutorials, U.S. citizenship preparation, and more.

lynda.com
Video tutorials on tech and business skills, including graphic and web design, business and career skills, photography, software, and more.

Pronunciator
Learn a new language. English language learners can also learn using non-English languages.

ProCitizen
Prepare for the U.S. Citizenship Test with videos, drills, and quizzes. Covers the civics, reading, and writing portions of the exam


WorldCat - Worldwide Library Catalog

WorldCat Discovery
Search the worldwide library catalog for items not owned in our system. Interlibrary loan service (ILL)