Resources A-Z

145,000 maps for homework or pleasure. Outline maps, antique maps, political maps, geologic maps, biologic maps, and more. Also, Flags of the World, crossword puzzles, and other teaching tools.
Important facts about all 50 states and 5 U.S. territories. Flags, maps, history, climate, symbols, crossword puzzles, historic photos, and so much more.
Learn about the customs, culture, food, religion, languages, and points of interest for 175 countries world wide. Lesson plans, history, maps, money, and more.

Travel information for over 200 cities around the world with 88 topics per city. Topics include passport, visa and immunization requirements, food and local restaurants, climate, currency, transportation and more!

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Comprehensive list of all of the organizations that serve the Addison Community. Written in both English and Spanish.

Una lista completa de todas las organizaciones que sirven a la comunidad de Addison. Escrito en inglés y español. 

Genealogical information including US Census lists. (in-library use only)

Service, repair, and recall information for foreign and domestic cars.

Articles from 1987 to current.
Articles from 1849-1987.
Up-to-date medical information on a variety of subjects including aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs and alcohol, fitness and nutrition, and dietetics. Includes full-text content from journals and magazines, reference books and encyclopedias, health reports, medical images and diagrams, and pamphlets.
Consumer Reports is an unbiased, independent organization which provides product and service ratings. Access includes articles and blog posts on ratings, reviews, expert buying advice, product comparisons, consumer user reviews and product video clips for over 7,000 products and services.

Cultural information for children and adults covers countries of the world, the United States, and Canadian provinces.

Lessons to prepare for the US Naturalization test in Spanish followed by English translations.

Las herramientas necesarias para practicar habilidades de inglés y prepararse y aprobar el examen de Naturalización.

Produce comprehensive business and residential lists as well as detailed demographic reports, maps that “visualize” trends, and customized customer reports.
A free digital service to view magazines such as Rolling Stone, Popular Science, Runner's World and more.
Gale Courses deliver hundreds of engaging, instructor-led online courses focused on professional development and technology skills.
Access to authentic, professional legal documents. Useful for filing patents and trademarks, developing leases, creating bills of sale, delegating power of attorney, and more, these forms are ideal for supporting legal tasks for personal or business use.

Provides tutorials on a broad range of topics like computers, reading, math, and careers. Learn how to use Pinterest, count change, and brush up your interviewing skills all in one place.

Genealogical data in census records, other government sources, books, and PERSI (Periodicals Source Index).

Detailed “how to” instructions and creative ideas for the hobby enthusiast including full text and videos from leading hobby and craft magazines.
Full-text instructions and videos of popular home repair projects. Learn how to maintain your home in areas such as home maintenance, remodeling, electrical work, decorating home and garden, outdoor improvements, plumbing and wood projects.
Practice tests for students and adult learners on a wide variety of levels, such as AP, college entrance, civil service, GED, TOFEL, US citizenship, and reading and writing skills.
One on one tutoring in math, English, science, social studies, AP classes, college test prep, and more for students in fourth grade through college and beyond. tutors are available in English and Spanish from 3:00pm-10:00pm.
Learn languages through native conversations: Mandarin Chinese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish or English as a Second Language from Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, or Spanish.

Articles from magazines and newspapers on a wide variety of topics, with 1,700 full-text periodicals, 500 full-text reference books, and over 500,000 photos, maps, and flags.

Research and analysis of mutual funds and stocks.

Encyclopedia articles on science and technology and science in the news for middle and high school students. Outside the library

Detailed information about fiction books and authors for students in grades K-8.

Detailed information about fiction books and authors.

Una enciclopedia en el idioma español para hispanohablantes y estudiantes de español. Afuera de la biblioteca

A comprehensive encyclopedia for Spanish speakers and Spanish language students. Outside the library

Covering almost 400 topics, each has an overview, background, description and argument and counter-argument on current topics. Also included for each topic is a Guide to Critical Analysis for help in evaluating controversial subjects and opposing viewpoints.
Using the immersion method, Powerspeak offers courses in ten languages: Spanish, French, German, Mandarin Chinese, ESL for Spanish Speakers, ESL for Mandarin Speakers, Russian, Italian, Japanese, and Korean.

A searchable database of past auction prices for antiques, collectibles, and fine art.

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Current and archived full-text articles in the Gannett Newsstand, with coverage of leading newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune (1987 to current) and the Chicago Tribune Historical (1849-1987).

Data about new homeowners, businesses, foreclosures and bankruptcies in the Chicago metropolitan area and in Illinois.

Directory of data about U.S. businesses and residences.

Una enciclopedia y centro de referencia en el idioma español para hispanohablantes y estudiantes de español.

Encyclopedia and reference center for Spanish speakers and Spanish language students.

Searching by product type (from ATVs to chainsaws), brand, model/engine type or model numbers, this database provides instructions in routine maintenance as well as extensive repairs for small engines.

Investment information for stocks and mutual funds.

The True Books series covering science, history, and social studies with online activities and quizzes.

Investment information for stocks.

Research and analysis for the bank and insurance industries.
Access to WorldCat, a database of library holdings from around the world, and to article databases, Article First and ECO. Formally known as First Search.