There is a world of research and information beyond Google! With just your library card you can access a wide variety of databases and subscriptions that can help lead you to your answers. Click on any of the categories below to access helpful resources! And of course, if you have any questions, just ask us! 847-835-5056.
Books, Literature and Languages Open or Close
Gale LitFinder - Discover literary works and authors, covering short essays, poems and more.
Gale Virtual Reference Library: Literature - Full text reference sources on various topics related to books and literature.
Literary Reference Center - Plot summaries, author biographies, book reviews and more from literary journals and encyclopedias.
Novelist - Database of fiction titles and author information for readers of all ages.
WorldCat - Worldwide library catalog with over 62,000,000 items in 400 languages.
Business and Consumer Information Open or Close
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.
Cook County Clerk's Office - Voting Information
Gale Virtual Reference Library: Business - Full text reference sources on various business topics.
Morningstar.com - 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.
Secretary of Sate Illinois - Information regarding Illinois residents
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 Open or Close
American National Biography - Biographies of over 17,000 notable Americans.
Britannica Online - Full text of the encyclopedia plus suggested Internet resources.
Gale Student Resources in Context - Provides information for students on a variety of hot topics from books, articles and websites.
Gale Virtual Reference Library - 300+ full text reference sources on a full range of subjects.
Gale Virtual Reference Library: Biography - Full text reference sources offering biographies of popular and historical figures.
History Reference Center - Full text content from nearly 2000 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books.
Fine Arts and Music Open or Close
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.
Genealogy Open or Close
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.
JewishGen - Provides research tools, and resources to help those with Jewish ancestry research and find family members.
Health and Science Information Open or Close
Gale Virtual Reference Library: Medicine - Full text reference sources related to medicine.
Gale Virtual Reference Library: Science - Full text reference sources on various science topics.
MEDLINE - Articles from nearly 5000 medical journals, with full-text articles offered for nearly 1500 journals.
PDR Health - Information on health and wellness, clinical trials, prescription and over the counter medications.
Science Reference Center - Articles, images and videos from journals and encyclopedias.
Mobile Apps Open or Close
Mango Languages - Available for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
Newspapers, Magazines and Broadcast Media Open or Close
Academic Search Premier - More than 13,000 academic journals, many offering full-text articles.
America's News Magazines - Find information on topics of current interest including business, science and technology. Features Newsweek, Foreign Affairs, Popular Science, the Smithsonian and more.
Chicago Sun-Times - Full text 1986 - present.
Chicago Tribune - Full text 1985 - present.
Chicago Tribune Archives - Full text 1849 - 1988.
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.
MasterFILE Premier - Designed specifically for public libraries, this database provides full text for magazines, reference books, and primary source documents.It also includes an extensive image collection containing photos, maps and flags.
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.
Special Report and Hot Topics - Includes national and international topics of current interest. It is a great spot for students to find search topics and articles on key issues and monthly themes including National Poetry Month, Earth Day, 2016 U.S. Presidential Election and more.
Training and Tutoring Open or Close
Lynda - Detailed online tutorials on subjects including technology, business, photography and video.
Illinois Driving Tests - Preparing for your driving exam? Learn online from home at our Driving Test training page. Take practice tests, review study guides and download material to help you succeed. Motorcycle, CDL study material are also available!
Glencoe Academy - Our very own video tutorials, offering step by step directions on many of our digital services. Learn about eBooks, streaming video, digital magazines and more at your own pace.
Brain HQ - is an online resource offered by the library, delivering life-enhancing brain fitness exercises. As one facet of a healthy lifestyle, BrainHQ is a natural bridge to your library’s collection of healthy living resources and programming.