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Arts & Literature
 
Search a variety of sources such as newspapers, encyclopedias, etc.

Gale Virtual Reference Library Search and read online some of our most popular reference books including business, medical, and educational titles. Alphabetical list of titles.

Infotrac General Reference Center Gold

Find the latest current events, popular culture, business and industry coverage, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, etc.

NoveList & NoveList K-8 Explore by fiction types, describe a plot, match a novel, or best fiction. You can choose level of adult, young adult, children, or easy.


Auto
 
AllData Pro
Resource for automotive diagnostic and repair information.
IN LIBRARY USE ONLY AT THE DUNDEE MAIN LIBRARY LOCATION.


Chilton Library Represents the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners. There are thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models. ChiltonLibrary.com gives you the confidence to service or repair virtually any system on your vehicle.


Business
 
Gale Virtual Reference Library Search and read online some of our most popular reference books including business, medical, and educational titles. Alphabetical list of titles.

Hoover's Covers public and private companies along with detailed company and industry information. Includes information from Hoover's Industry Database and D&B Company Database.
IN LIBRARY USE ONLY.

Hoover's First Research Search by SIC or NAICS codes for industry profiles (ex. employment, unemployment, personal income, tax revenues, and exports) across state boundaries.
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Morningstar.Com Identify stocks, mutual funds, and ETFs that meet your needs.

Reference USA Gain Business and Residential Database Information.

Thomas Register The most comprehensive resource for industrial information. Go straight to the source of product, company information, CAD drawings and more...

Value Line Research Center Includes on-line access to Value Line's leading publications covering stocks, mutual funds, and more.
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WorldCat Find Books in Library Catalogs all over the world.


Consumers
 
NEW GALE PRODUCTS Chilton's AutoRepair ; Legal Forms ; Price It! Antiques and Collectibles. Try our our newest premium databases recommended by our library patrons!

AllData Pro
Resource for automotive diagnostic and repair information.
IN LIBRARY USE ONLY AT THE DUNDEE MAIN LIBRARY LOCATION

GPO U.S. government publications.

Medline Health All areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing.

Record Information Services Find local public information in Kane and surrounding counties on new homeowners and businesses, foreclosures and auctions, and bankruptcies.



Genealogy
 
America's Genealogy Bank Easily search and browse millions of genealogies, obituaries, marriage and birth announcements, and more from 1652-the present. Includes historical newspapers, books and documents, along with modern obituaries and the social security death index.

America's Obituaries and Death Notices

Search newspaper obituaries and death notices from around the United States.
Ancestry Plus Genealogy Resource. Gain instant access to more than 1 billion names, more than 3,000 databases,and a variety of genealogical research features.
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Heritage Quest Genealogy Resource: Start your family history search here. Includes complete US Federal Census images.


General
 
Mango Languages Online language-learning system teaching actual conversation skills. By listening to and repeating after material designed from native conversations, you'll not only learn the individual words and phrases, you'll know how they're used in practical situations and conversations. You'll learn more than grammar, vocabulary and conjugation, you'll learn how to communicate.


Homework & Test Prep
 
Mango Languages Online language-learning system teaching actual conversation skills. By listening to and repeating after material designed from native conversations, you'll not only learn the individual words and phrases, you'll know how they're used in practical situations and conversations. You'll learn more than grammar, vocabulary and conjugation, you'll learn how to communicate.

America's Newspapers on Newsbank Local, State and National Newspapers including Elgin Courier News (1997-current), Chicago Tribune (1985-current), Chicago Sun-Times (1986-current), Daily Herald (1995-current), and Kane County Chronicle (12/9/05-current). Search by name, date, or text such as institutional name, social affiliation, and geographic location.

eLibrary Search a variety of sources such as newspapers, encyclopedias, etc.

ERIC Educational Database

Journal articles and reports on education topics.
FirstSearch Links to many indexes and full-text resources and scholarly articles including ArticleFirst, ClasePeriodica (Latin America), ECO (Journals), PapersFirst (Conferences), PerAbs (Periodical Abstracts), and WorldCatDissertations.

Gale Virtual Reference Library Search and read online some of our most popular reference books including business, medical, and educational titles. Alphabetical list of titles.

GPO U.S. government

Infotrac General Reference Center Gold

Find the latest current events, popular culture, business and industry coverage, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, etc.

Learning Express Library
Practice tests and tutorials for computer programs, college/school exams, career testing, plus a full Job Accelerator Center to organize your job hunt.



WorldCat Find Books in Library Catalogs all over the world.


Jobs & Career
 
Hoover's Covers public and private companies along with detailed company and industry information. Includes information from Hoover's Industry Database and D&B Company Database.

IN LIBRARY USE ONLY.

 Job and Career Accelerator
From Learning Express this site organizes and tracks your job search.   Explore occupations, take tests and tutorials, write resumes and cover letters, and search for jobs.

Reference USA Gain Business and Residential Database Information


Magazines & Newspapers
 
Local, State and National Newspapers including Elgin Courier News (1997-current), Chicago Tribune (1985-current), Chicago Sun-Times (1986-current), Daily Herald (1995-current), and Kane County Chronicle (12/9/05-current). Search by name, date, or text such as institutional name, social affiliation, and geographic location.

America's Obituaries and Death Notices Search newspaper obituaries and death notices from around the United States.


Chicago Area News Full text articles from 170 sources of News covering Chicago and surrounding suburbs.

Chicago Sun-Times From (1986-Current) Search unique coverage of local and regional news including companies, politics, sports, industries, cultural activities, and people in the community.

Courier News Access news articles from 1997.

eLibrary Search a variety of sources such as newspapers, encyclopedias, etc.

FirstSearch Links to many indexes and full-text resources and scholarly articles including ArticleFirst, ClasePeriodica (Latin America), ECO (Journals), PapersFirst (Conferences), PerAbs (Periodical Abstracts), and WorldCatDissertations.

Find the latest current events, popular culture, business and industry coverage, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, etc.


Kane County Chronicle From (12/9/05-Current)

Search unique coverage of local and regional news Including companies, politics, sports, industries, cultural activities, and people in the community.

WorldCat Find Books in Library Catalogs all over the world.

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