Lincolnwood residents have free access to the subscription resources below:
- Adult Learning Center
Live tutors available daily from 3-11 p.m. GED prep, 24/7 Writing Lab, Skills Building, Career Resources, U.S. Citizenship Prep, Microsoft Office Essential Skills Series, and a 24/7 Question Center. BrainFuse app available for the iPod Touch, iPad, and iPhone.
- Ancestry Library Edition (for use inside the library only)
Comprehensive genealogy resource containing Census records; birth, marriage, and death records; immigration records; vital and church records; military records; and court, land, and probate records.
Ancestry Library Edition LibGuide for search tips and user guides.
- CAMIO — Catalog of Art Museum Images Online
Art works from around the world, representing the collections of more than 24 prominent museums. Lincolnwood card holders, please call Adult Services Desk 847-677-5277 x230 for login information.
- Chicago Consumers’ Checkbook
Evaluations of local services, such as auto repair shops, plumbers, lawyers, dentists, veterinarians, banks, insurance companies, and more. Consumers’ Checkbook, an independent, nonprofit consumer organization, does not accept support from businesses.
Access Consumers’ Checkbook outside the library. After typing in your library card number, you’ll be prompted to create an account with Consumers’ Checkbook. You’ll only need to do this once, and it enables to you write reviews for the companies and services listed on their website.
- Chicago Tribune — Current
Coverage: 1985 — present.
- Chicago Tribune — Historical
Coverage: 1849 — 1990.
- Consumer Reports
Ratings, reviews, recommendations, and buying advice. Full content not available via mobile devices.
- Credo Reference
Search encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations, and subject specific titles as well as images, audio files, and videos.
- Encyclopedia Britannica
Comprehensive, trustworthy information for everyone from elementary students to curious adults.
Our FirstSearch databases: ArticleFirst, ClasePeriodica, Electronic Collection Online (ECO), ERIC, GPO Monthly, MEDLINE, OAlster, PapersFirst, ProceedingsFirst, WorldCat, and WorldCatDissertations. Once you have entered the FirstSearch site, click Databases and checkmark the database you wish to search. Up to three databases can be searched simultaneously.
- Historical Newpapers
Coverage: 1849 — 1990.
Access Historical Newspapers outside the the library.
- Homework Help (powered by Brainfuse)
Tutors are available Mon – Sun 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
BrainFuse app available for the iPod Touch, iPad, and iPhone. Live tutoring not available via smartphones.
Live tutors available daily from 3-11 p.m. to help with resume writing and job interview skills. Also provided are links specific to students, recent graduates, veterans, and general job seekers!
BrainFuse app available for the iPod Touch, iPad, and iPhone.
- Lincolnwood Review
Partial coverage 9/28/1995 – present.
- lynda.com (for use inside the library only)
Self-paced instructional videos that teach computer & software skills, business skills, job searching, and more. Some classes are as short as 20 minutes, while more technical ones can last over 12 hours. Progress at your own speed, classes are segmented. Access the classes of your choice at a dedicated computer in the Adult Computer Lab.
- Watch a video on how to use Lynda.com.
- MasterFILE Premier
Popular magazines on all subjects. Reference books, primary source documents, and a large image collection. Coverage: 1975 to present.
- Morningstar Investment Research Center
Stock, mutual fund, and exchange-traded fund (ETF) information. Market data from all major equity exchanges and indexes worldwide. Easy to use portfolio x-ray tool helps you determine how well your investments are doing. Access Morningstar outside the library.
- MyMediaMall (OverDrive)
Download eBooks and eAudiobooks to all types of eReaders, iPads, and PCs. No need to worry over late fees, titles are automatically returned when the loan period is up.
Get the OverDrive Media Console app.
- NewspaperDirect PressDisplay
Read newspapers from around the world in full-color, full-page format. Over 2000 newspapers, from more than 50 countries in a great variety of languages.
Adult and children’s fiction and nonfiction book reviews and book summaries.
- OmniFile Full Text Select
Mostly full-text articles from academic journals, professional publications, and general interest magazines. 1994 to present.
- Pronunciator — Language Learning Service
Learn any of 80 languages. The languages range from Afrikaans to Mongolian to Xhosa (and more in between). The language courses are available in English as well as many other languages. In addition, Pronunciator provides ESL courses in 50 different languages to help learn and improve English language skills. Learn on your computer or download an app for iPad, iPod, iPhone, or Android tablet or phones.
- Reference USA
Phone directories and quick company facts. Search by industry, location, or size.
ReferenceUSA Video Tutorials
- Science Reference Center
Designed for student’s research needs. Articles in the following areas: astronomy, biology, botany, chemistry, medicine, environmental science, technology, and science fair projects. You have the option to listen to an article’s’ text.
- Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage
Business and investment information, including stock, bond, and mutual fund reports; company profiles; industry surveys; and The Outlook investment newsletter. Access Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage outside the library Username=Lincolnwood, Password=Your Lincolnwood Library Card Number.
- WorldCat & Statewide Illinois Library Catalog (FirstSearch)
Search Illinois, all of U.S. libraries, and foreign libraries for books, magazines, musical scores, software, sound recordings, and videos.