Resources by Topic

Adult Learning & Job Seeking | Art & Craft | Book Reviews & Literature | Business & Investing | Consumer Information | Driver’s Education | Genealogy & History | Homework Help & Practice Tests | Language Learning | Library Catalogs | Magazines, Newspapers, & Journals | Telephone Directory

See also:
Explore Resources for an overview of why and how to use library resources for research and learning
Quick Links
for easy access to your favorite resources, arranged alphabetically

Adult Learning & Job Seeking

  • AtoZdatabases
  • Search for the perfect job, research companies, and access resume templates and interview tools.  Every Wednesday, access live webinars about job hunting, writing resumes, and acing interviews. User Guide | Register for weekly webinar
    Explore career resources including cover letter review and help, interview preparation and practice, job search strategies, and resume writing help. User Guide

For more resources, see Career Help

Art & Craft

  • Creativebug
  • Nurture your creative side with 1000+ classes in painting, knitting, sewing, crafting, and more. User Guide

Book Reviews & Literature

  • BiblioBoard
  • BiblioBoard is an eBook collection of fiction and nonfiction titles freely available to Illinois residents – no library card needed. Create a login to be able to bookmark your place, add notes, generate citations, and access BiblioBoard if you travel outside Illinois. Download an iOS, Android, or KindleFire app for offline reading.
  • NoveList
    Wondering what to read next? Find the perfect match using adult and children’s fiction and nonfiction book recommendations, lists, discussion guides, and author read-alikes. User guide


  • Kanopy
    Stream award-winning documentaries, rare and hard to find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema with your library card. With the motto of “thoughtful entertainment”, Kanopy offers Lincolnwood resident library cardholders access to films of unique social and cultural value. Borrow up to 5 items per month, watch within 3 days. User Guide | App available
  • TumbleBooks | SD74 teachers, please use this link.
    Any child who has imagined a picture book coming to life will be mesmerized by the animated, talking stories in this preschoolers’ digital library. Older children can access graphic novels, ebooks, and more with new Tumble resources. User Guide

For more resources, see What Do I Read Next? and Kids & Teens: Great Reads

Business & Investing

Consumer Information

  • Consumer Reports
    Research purchases with ratings, reviews, and recommendations from the nonprofit product-testing organization established in 1936. The Consumer Reports mobile app is not set up to work with library accounts. User guide

Driver’s Education

  • Driver’s License Practice Tests
    Prepare for the Illinois driver’s license test with ten car practice tests, six motorcycle practice tests, one CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) practice test, and three online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, and CDL). User Guide

Genealogy & History

  • Ancestry Library Edition
    The library version of comprises thousands of databases and billions of indexed. Record types include birth, marriage, death, immigration, church, military, court, land, and probate. NOTE: Ancestry has provided temporary remote access to Lincolnwood residents during our closure. Click the link above and enter your library card number.  User guide
  • Heritage Quest Online
    A comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more. User Guide

Homework Help & Practice Tests

  • Chicago Tribune User Guide
    • Current: Today’s newspaper and 2 days of back issues can be found with other national and international newspapers in PressReader.
    • Historical: Images of the original editions, including photographs, advertisements, and cartoons. Coverage: 1849 – 1992.
  • Scholastic GO
    This database for kids and teens will let you find relevant, age-applicable articles, web sites, videos, and more to help ensure the information you’re getting is the actual best available. Scholastic GO provides relevant content—in every type of media and text—and can even filter by your reading level. 
    The Learning Suite has been designed to meet the needs of learners of all ages by combining real-time, one-to-one connections in an online classroom with expertly designed self-study tools and a Drop-Off Review service. With flexible hours, low wait times, and various ways to seek help, helps every learner reach their full potential. Practices tests are available for ACT, PSAT/NMSQT®, and  SAT® Prep.
    User Guide

For more resources, go to Kids & Teens > Homework Help

Language Learning

  • PressReader (formerly Library PressDisplay)
    Practice reading foreign languages with newspapers from countries around the world. Browse by language or country to select from over 5,000 publications in 60+ languages. User guide | App available (you must use the Library’s Wifi to download new issues).
  • Mango Languages
    Start the conversation in your choice of over 70 world languages and dialects through courses crafted using conversational methodology, delivered through native speaker dialogue, and created with each individual learner in mind.

Library Catalogs

Newspapers, Magazines, & Journals

  • Chicago Tribune — Current, please see PressReader for the current day’s newspaper and 2 days of back issues.
  • Chicago Tribune — Historical
    Images of the original editions, including photographs, advertisements, and cartoons. Coverage: 1849 – 1993. User guide
  • Flipster Magazines
    Browse the latest issues of popular magazines in full color on your computer or mobile device. Titles include: Atlantic, Dwell, Elle, Food & Wine, Forbes, Men’s Health, Real Simple, Shop Smart, Women’s Health, People, and more. User Guide | Learn more | App available (or read in your browser window)
  • New York Times
    Unlimited access to The New York Times including the international edition. Archive access includes articles published between 1851-1922 and 1981-current. User Guide
  • Follow the steps below for access:
  • In the library:
    • Visit on one of the library’s computers or connect your own laptop to library’s Wi-Fi.
    • First time users will have to register with an email address and create a password.
    • Returning users must log in with email address and password for unlimited access.
  • Outside the library:
    • Lincolnwood Library cardholders can access The New York Times by redeeming a code. The code provides 24 hours of continuous access. A new code must be redeemed for each 24 hours access.
    • Visit this page for the code.
    • Select Redeem. First time users will have to register with an email address and create a password.
  • PressReader (previously Library PressDisplay)
    Read current newspapers from countries around the world in full-color, full-page format. Browse by language or country to select from over 5,000 publications in 60+ languages. Magazines are also included for some countries; U.S. titles include Martha Stewart Living, MacLife, Newsweek, Digital Camera, and Yoga Journal. User guide | App available (you must use the Library’s Wifi to download new issues).

Telephone Directory

  • AtoZdatabases
  • The AtoZ Residential Database of 240 million U.S. residents is multi-sourced to ensure maximum coverage. Our residential database is compiled from data sources including thousands of white pages, national directory assistance data, real estate deed and tax information, voter registration data, mail order data, warranty cards, and many other sources. User Guide

Having trouble with the EBSCO links? Please try this page instead.
Our EBSCO resources: Consumer Reports, Flipster, and Novelist.