All 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:DescriptionOutside WNPL Link:Category
Access World News Research CollectionFull text of newspapers from the US and around the world. Use the "Quick Links" on the right-hand side to narrow your search by US location or country.Access World News Research Collection (WNPL card required)Newspapers
Ancestry PlusFor conducting genealogical and local history researchAvailable on library computers only. Genealogy & History
ArticleFirstAn index to articles from popular magazines and professional journals. ArticleFirstMagazines & Journals
AtoZdatabasesAtoZ Databases offers over 30 million business & executive profiles, 220 million resident profiles and much more. AtoZdatabases (WNPL card required)Business
BookFlixBookflix is an online literacy resource for grades Pre-K to 3rd that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to help build a love of reading and learning.BookFlixChildren's Interests
Britannica OnlineSearch the Encyclopædia Britannica, magazines and journals, and more.Brittanica Online (WNPL card required)Encyclopedias
Chicago Area NewsIllinois and Chicago area newspapers.Chicago Area News(WNPL card required)Newspapers
Chicago Sun TimesThe full text of the Chicago Sun-Times from 1986-present.Chicago SunTimes (WNPL card required)
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
Clase PeriodicaAn index of Latin American journals in the sciences and humanities.Clase PeriodicaMagazines & Journals
Consumer ReportsThe popular consumer magazine rates products from cars to appliances.Consumer Reports(WNPL card required)
Consumer Information
CreativeBugCreativebug is an online learning platform completely dedicated to arts & crafts courses, taught by expert crafters. There are plenty of patterns, templates, and recipes available to download and keep.CreativeBug (WNPL card required)Crafts
Daily HeraldThe full text of the articles Daily Herald, from 1995-present.Daily Herald (WNPL card required)
ECOIndexes articles from scholarly journals.ECOMagazines & Journals
ERICFind journal articles and reports on education.ERICEducation
Gale CoursesGale Courses offers a wide range of six week instructor led courses that you can take entirely online. WNPL card required to register for classes.Gale Courses (WNPL card required)Education
Gale General OneFileThis database offers full-text articles on a wide variety of popular topics, from 1980-today.General OneFile (WNPL card required)Magazines & Journals
Gale Virtual Reference - EbooksSearch trusted reference ebooks from Gale.Gale Virtual Reference - EbooksReference
GPOA comprehensive index of U.S. Government documents.GPOGovernment Documents
hooplaThis service allows you to instantly borrow free digital movies, TV shows, music, audiobooks and more,hooplaBooks & Reading, Film, Music
Ingenta ConnectCreate a personal account to purchase full-text scholarly articles directly from Ingenta Connect.Ingenta ConnectMagazines & Journals
KanopyThis on-demand, streaming platform offers access over 30000 documentaries, classic, and independent films. Users are allowed 5 checkouts per month. WNPL card number required.Kanopy (WNPL card required)Film
Lake County News-Sun CollectionExplore Lake County history through local news, events and people with the Lake County News-Sun Collection. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content only published online.Lake County News-Sun Collection (WNPL card required) Newspapers
LibbyBorrow ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, and more for free with your WNPL card. Visit your device's app store to download the free Libby app.LibbyBooks & Reading
LinkedIn Learning (formerly Learning (formerly is an online learning service that offers over 17,000 video tutorials in technology, business and creative skills. A WNPL card and PIN are required to access tutorials. When asked for a "library code" use wnpl. LinkedIn Learning (formerly
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.MEDLINEHealth & Medicine
Milwaukee Journal SentinelFull text articles from Milwaukee's major newspaper, 1991-present. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (WNPL card required)
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.PapersFirstConferences
PebbleGo Aimed at students from Pre-K to 6th grade, this database is packed with informational articles, ready-made activities, and literacy supports for students of all abilities.PebbleGo(WNPL card not required)Children's Interests
PressReaderWith over 6,000 publications from over 100 countries in 60+ languages, PressReader is the leading digital newspaper and magazine provider for premium content. For more information, see our PressReader User Guide. Please note that PressReader does not include the Chicago Tribune.PressReader (WNPL card required)Newspapers
ProceedingsFind worldwide conference proceedings.ProceedingsConferences
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
Tutor.comHelp with your homework is just a click away with Available from noon to midnight daily (WNPL card required)Homework Help
WorldCatUse FirstSearch to connect to WorldCat, an enormous database of holdings of thousands of U.S. libraries and some in other countries.Available inside the library only.Books & Reading