Resources

All resources require a 14 digit barcode on a Tinley Park Public Library card, EXCEPT those labeled as "FirstSearch." For First Search databases, please call the Adult Reference Desk to obtain the login info at 708.532.0160, x1.
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This scholarly collection offers 4600+ journals covering nearly every area of academic study including: computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, linguistics, arts, medicine, ethnic studies, women's studies, theology, psychology, & many more.

Ancestry Library Edition

Genealogical research using census records from 1790 to 1930; birth, marriage, and death records; immigration records; vital and church records; military records; and court, land, and probate records. NOTE: You must visit the library to use this resource.

Index of articles from the contents pages of journals covering topics within business, humanities, medicine, popular culture, science, social sciences, & technology

Streaming "how-to" videos on popular software such as Apple, Adobe & Microsoft Office applications, Windows 8, and even the iPad(2).

Repair and maintenance information, wiring diagrams, cost estimates, recall info, & more

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Biography Reference Center offers a comprehensive collection of full-text biographies, as well as thousands of unique narrative biographies.

BookLetters is a discovery tool for new books which offers emails when new books are available in your favorite genres; lists of bestsellers & award-winning books; book reviews, & more

BSP provides full-text articles for 2300+ journals including Harvard Business Review, Industrial & Labor Relations Review, Journal of Management Studies, & Journal of Marketing Research.

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Find independent articles, ratings, & reviews of cars, doctors, hospitals, & MORE!

Repair and maintenance information, wiring diagrams, cost estimates, recall info, & more

Index of Latin American journals in the sciences and humanities

CHC is designed for the everyday consumer of health care information. It provides access to easily understandable information through medical encyclopedias, popular reference books, and magazines.

Access to the most popular, independent company rating consumer products & services

Discover snapshots of over 200 countries around the world. Learn about a country's current economy, religion, politics, language, education, & more.

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Index to a full-text collection of scholarly journals

Encore allows you to search the SWAN database of materials owned by local libraries, but it includes additional features to help with browsing.

Discover thousands of fiction and nonfiction ebooks. You may read these books on your personal computer or on most mobile devices using one or more apps detailed on the Axis360 App Zone page.

Covers over 600 journals with articles and reports on all aspects of education, including published & unpublished sources

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This resource contains 25,000+ updated entries for learners of all ages offering articles, images, biographies, & more.

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This powerful search tool offers specialized encyclopedias, almanacs, biographies, academic criticism & more.

Add color to your family history by searching over 6,500 US newspapers, dating from 1690 to the present (scanned images; selective coverage). Also includes Social Security Death Index and over one billion genealogy document records.

U.S. government documents, including Congressional reports, hearings, debates, and records; judiciary materials; and documents issued by executive departments

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Census images from 1790 to 1930, an index of 6,500 local history & genealogy periodicals, a database of Revolutionary War pension & bounty-land warrants, the full text of 25,000 local histories & family histories, & more

This database offers detailed "how to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interest of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines, including Bead & Button, Creative Knitting, FineScale Modeler, Quilter's World, and many more.

Through a collection of comprehensive full-text content, this database provides users with detailed, user-friendly "how-to" information covering all manner of home improvement / repair projects.

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For education & for fun, Kids InfoBits offers developmentally appropriate material for K-5 students in a very picture-heavy environment

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LEL offers test preparation and interactive practice exams based on official tests such as (but not limited to) the ACT, SAT, ASVAB, GED, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, AP courses, PRAXIS, and civil service exams. You will also find career & job prep training, tutorials for popular software, and tools for primary, secondary, college, and adult education.

Providing exclusive online full-text from many of the top consumer legal reference books, Legal Information Reference Center contains hundreds of publications and thousands of legal forms.

LRC contains full-text for 35,000 plot summaries; 100,000 articles of literary criticisms; 253,000 author biographies; 693,000 book reviews; 78,000 classic and contemporary poems; 19,600 classic and contemporary short stories & much more.

Introduces children to one of ten languages, including English, using videos and a variety of other fun-filled tools and activities.

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This tutorial program includes audio-visual lessons for 60+ languages, including Chinese (Cantonese & Mandarin), Farsi, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Turkish, and Vietnamese.

This expansive collection contains nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues & much more.

Discover thousands of ebooks, as well as audiobooks, streaming movies, and music. Get help with your device here.

All areas of medicine, including dentistry & nursing with some full-text available.

This database provides 140+ popular, middle school magazines with all full-text articles assigned a Lexile number. Middle Search Plus also contains 84,774 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and a School Image Collection of photos, maps, and flags.

Mitchell ProDemand

Mitchell ProDemand offers repair and maintenance information, wiring diagrams, cost estimates, recall info, & more. NOTE: You must visit the library to use this resource.

Includes Morningstar ETFInvestor, FundInvestor, StockInvestor, and other financial info

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Explore this vast collection of fiction & nonfiction recommendations for early readers through high school. Searchable by title, author, genre, or plot, you will also find reviews, recommendations of titles & authors similar to your favorites, book discussions guides, & more.

Explore this vast collection of fiction & nonfiction recommendations for adults & teens. Searchable by title, author, genre, or plot, you will also find reviews, recommendations of titles & authors similar to your favorites, book discussions guides, & more.

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Index of papers presented at conferences worldwide

PebbleGo is an educational database for emergent readers covering four categories: animals, biographies, earth & space science, and social studies.

Points of View Reference Center provides essays that present multiple sides of a current, often controversial issue.

Primary Search offers 70+ popular, elementary school magazines. All articles are assigned a Lexile number.

Index of worldwide conference proceedings

Take a walk through history with every page of every issue of the Chicago Tribune from 1847 - 1986, including photographs, maps, editorials, advertisements, & obituaries.
Note: To view current issues of the Chicago Tribune, use ProQuest Newsstand.

Discover nearly 500 U.S. & international newspapers & business journals, mostly available in full-text. The Chicago Tribune is included, with coverage from 1986 - present.

Search for death notices & obituaries from seven major U.S. newspapers. Note: When you limit your search by date range, ProQuest targets the obituary's publication date, not the actual death date.

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4-part database: 1) U.S. industry and company info, w/contact info, sales and employee figures, etc. 2) U.S. residential directory w/address, phone number, income, home value 3) U.S. directory of 855,000 physicians and dentists 4) Directory of 262 million U.S. consumers

Offers 80+ regional business publications covering many metropolitan & rural areas in the U. S., such as Crain's Chicago Business; Crain's Small Business-Chicago Edition; Crain's New York Business; Des Moines Business Record; Enterprise Salt Lake City; Fort Worth Business Press

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Science Reference Center contains articles from hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, & periodicals.

Student Research Center makes it easy for K-12 students to search by keyword or topic to find the most useful search results. Results can be easily sorted by source type, such as magazines, reference books, photos, flags, etc.

SWAN is a searchable catalog of books and AV materials owned by 70+ local public & academic libraries. SWAN stands for System-Wide-Automated-Network.

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Use this website to identify local laws for the Village of Tinley Park. 

High school students will enjoy this online collection of ebooks, graphic novels, read-alongs, videos, & audiobooks.

Middle grade and middle school students will enjoy this online collection of ebooks, graphic novels, read-alongs, videos, & audiobooks.

Young children will enjoy this online collection of storybooks, read-alongs, videos, games, puzzles, & nonfiction books. Foreign language audiobooks are also included.

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This interactive & dynamic online destination brings the popular print encyclopedia to life. Find articles from the print version, including maps, current events, special reports, editor-reviewed websites, study skills, Iowa resources, & more.

Explore this vast catalog of books, web resources, & other material worldwide. Tinley Park Public Library will do its best to borrow material for you from any other library within the U.S.

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A "digital newsstand" of  approximately 50 magazines. Enjoy the latest issues in full-text & full-color of such titles as Cosmopolitan, ESPN, Food Network, Men's Health, National Geographic, Newsweek, Star, Us Weekly & MUCH MORE.