Databases

This table lists the wide variety of databases to which WNPL has a subscription. Many may be accessed from outside the library with a WNPL card number.

Inside WNPL Link:
Description
Outside WNPL Link:
Category
Access World NewspapersFull text of newspapers from around the world.Access World Newspapers (WNPL card required)Newspapers
America's NewspapersProvides full-text access to newspapers all across the United States.America's Newspapers(WNPL card required)Newspapers
Ancestry PlusFor conducting genealogical and local history researchNot available for use outside the library.Genealogy & History
Archive GridArchiveGrid is "an important destination for searching through historical documents, personal papers, and family histories held in archives around the world."
Archive GridGenealogy
ArticleFirstAn index to articles from popular magazines and professional journals. ArticleFirst (WNPL card required)Magazines & Journals
Britannica OnlineSearch the Encyclopædia Britannica, magazines and journals, and more.Brittanica Online (WNPL card required)Encyclopedias
CAMIOOCLC Catalog of Art Museum Images OnlineCAMIOArt
Chicago Area NewsIllinois and Chicago area newspapers.Chicago Area News(WNPL card required)Newspapers
Chicago Consumers' CheckbookThis service offers "unique, no-holds-barred ratings" of local service firms.Not available for use outside the library.Consumer Information
Chicago Sun TimesThe full text of the Chicago Sun-Times from 1986-present.Chicago SunTimes (WNPL card required)
Newspapers
Chicago TribuneFull text of the Chicago newspaper from 1985-present.Chicago Tribune (WNPL card required)Newspapers
Chicago Tribune Historical ArchivesCovers issues and events from 1849-1984, including obituaries.Chicago Tribune Historical Archives (WNPL card required)Newspapers
Chilton's LibraryAutomotive repair information for the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years.Chilton's Library (WNPL card required)Automobile Repair
Clase PeriodicaAn index of Latin American journals in the sciences and humanities.Clase Periodica(WNPL card required)Magazines & Journals
Consumer ReportsThe popular consumer magazine rates products from cars to appliances.Consumer Reports(WNPL card required)
Consumer Information
Daily HeraldThe full text of the articles Daily Herald, from 1995-present.Daily Herald (WNPL card required)
Newspapers
ECOIndexes articles from scholarly journals.ECO (WNPL card required)Magazines & Journals
ERICFind journal articles and reports on education.ERIC (WNPL card required)Education
Gale Virtual Reference LibraryThis database of hundreds of full text reference sources covers subjects such as Arts, Biography, Business, History, Law, Literature, Medicine and more.Gale Virtual Reference Library (WNPL card required)Encyclopedias
GPOA comprehensive index of U.S. Government documents.GPO (WNPL card required)Government Documents
InfoTrac OneFileThis database offers full-text articles on a wide variety of popular topics, from 1980-today.InfoTrac OneFile (WNPL card required)Magazines & Journals
Ingenta ConnectCreate a personal account to purchase full-text scholarly articles directly from Ingenta Connect.Ingenta ConnectMagazines & Journals
Learning Express LibraryLearning Express offers offers practice tests, exercises, and skill-building courses. Learning Express Library (WNPL card required)Test Prep
Legal Forms LibraryProvides a wide selection of state-specific and multi-state legal forms.Legal Forms Library (WNPL card required)Law
Literature Resource CenterProvides access to biographies, bibliographies and critical analysis of authors from every age and literary disciplineLiterature Resource Center(WNPL card required)Books & Reading
Little Pim Anonymous login. Use this link inside the library only.Mango Languages for kids. Create an account to sign in and see the language choices.Little Pim (WNPL card required).Language Learning
Mango LanguagesMango provides a quick and fun way to learn a new language.Mango Languages(WNPL card required)Language Learning
MedlineThis authoritative database covers all areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing.Medline (WNPL card required)Health & Medicine
Milwaukee Journal SentinelFull text articles from Milwaukee's major newspaper, 1991-present. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (WNPL card required)
Newspapers
News SunComplete full-text the News Sun, covering 1997 to present.
News Sun
(WNPL card required)
Newspapers
NextReadsSign up for NextReads to get reading recommendations sent to your e-mail inbox.NextReadsBooks and Reading
NoveList Plus
Novelist Plus includes adult non-fiction as well as fiction reading choices.NoveList Plus (WNPL card required)
Books & Reading
NoveList K-8 PlusNovelist K-8 Plus includes children's non-fiction as well as fiction reading choices.NoveList K-8 Plus(WNPL card required)
Children's Interests
PapersFirstAn index of papers presented at conferences worldwide.PapersFirst (WNPL card required)Conferences
ProceedingsFind worldwide conference proceedings.Proceedings (WNPL card required)Conferences
Record Information ServiceProvides access to selected public records for Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will Counties in Illinois. Record Information Service (WNPL card required)Business
Reference USAThe ReferenceUSA database contains records for 10.5 million businesses and 100 million U.S. residents. residents includes company namesReference USA (WNPL card required)Business
TumbleBooksAn online collection of animated, talking picture books.TumbleBooksChildren's Interests
Tutor.comHelp with your homework is just a click away with Tutor.com.Tutor.com (WNPL card required)Homework Help
West's Encyclopedia of American LawFull text legal encyclopedia.West's Encyclopedia of American Law (WNPL card required)Law
WorldCatUse FirstSearch to connect to WorldCat, an enormous database of holdings of thousands of U.S. libraries and some in other countries.WorldCat(WNPL card required)Books & Reading
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