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Databases / Online Resources

Books, Literature and Languages

Business and Consumer Information

  • Business Source Premier - Full-text articles from more than 2000 journals as well as company profiles, industry reports, SWOT analyses and more.
  • Chicago Consumers' Checkbook - Provides member contributed ratings and reviews of local service companies, based on quality and price. Registration is required.
  • Consumer Reports - Product reviews from the independent, nonprofit Consumers Union. Paid for by Friends of the Glencoe Public Library.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library: Business - Full text reference sources on various business topics.
  • - Information about stocks and mutual funds including analysts reports.
  • Reference USA - Information about businesses by type, size and location.  
  • Regional Business News - Full text from more than 100 journals (including Crain's) with a local business focus.
  • Small Business Reference Center - Journal articles, reference books, videos, business plans and more for entrepreneurs and small business owners.

Encyclopedias, Dictionaries and Other Reference Resources

Fine Arts and Music

  • Art Museum Image Gallery - An online collection of over 155,000 works of art from around the world.
  • Freegal - Download MP3 format songs from the Sony music catalog of over 400,000 songs of all musical genres.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library: Arts - Full text reference sources on various topics related to the arts.
  • Hoopla Digital - View movies and listen to music or audiobooks on your computer or mobile device. You can borrow up to 10 items per month. An app is available for iOS and for Android.


  • Ancestry Library Edition - Provides access to billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more.
  • Proquest Obituaries - More than 10 million death notices and obituaries from top newspapers.

Health and Science Information

Newspapers, Magazines and Broadcast Media

  • Academic Search Premier - More than 13,000 academic journals, many offering full-text articles.
  • Chicago Sun-Times - Full text 1986 - present.
  • Chicago Tribune - Full text 1985 - present.
  • Chicago Tribune Archives - Full text 1849 - 1988.
  • ERIC - Journal articles and reports on education from preschool to post-graduate studies.
  • Gale Popular Magazines - Popular magazines covers a wide range of news and popular culture and includes the full collection of National Public Radio programs, including transcripts and podcasts.
  • Glencoe News - Full text Sept. 1995 - present.
  • LexisNexis Library Express - over 6,000 news, business, and legal sources, including the Washington Post, Standard and Poor's, Hoover's and decisions from U.S. courts.  Some sources are not available from outside the library.
  • New York Times - Full text of the newspaper from 1980 to the present; full text of the Book Review and Magazine 1997-present.
  • New York Times (Historical) - Full text 1851 - 2007.
  • Proquest Discovery - Articles from 2,000+ newspapers and magazines, most in full-text.
  • SIRS Researcher - Selected full-text resources on leading issues of the day.
  • Zinio - Digital editions of some of your favorite magazines delivered to your computer, smartphone or tablet. Requires Zinio app for Apple or Android devices.

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