Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections

The Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections are free to search, free to browse, and free to download.

Illinois Court Help

Illinois Court Help connects you to the information you need to go to court. It’s a free service from the Illinois Courts. Including information on court forms, e-filing, finding your court, and getting legal help.

Illinois Career Information System

Develops local, state and national labor market information for businesses, educators, government agencies, researchers, and students. We are also home to the Illinois Career Resource Network which provides career development tools for everyone from elementary school students to adult job seekers and second career seniors.

Illinois Legal Aid

Enter your zip code to get legal information specific to your location.

Illinois Job Link

Post and find jobs.

Illinois Department of Employment Security

Find information on employment services, labor market information, and unemployment insurance programs.

Illinois Hospital Report Card

Cost of services, safety measures, and patient satisfaction surveys.

Illinois State Archives

Statewide Death Index Pre-1916 – 1950, Marriage Index 1763 – 1900, and Illinois Veterans Index.

International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences

Highlights the expanding influence of economics in social science research and features new articles and biographies contributed by scholars from around the world on a wide array of global topics in the social sciences.

Illinois Attorney General

How to make consumer complaints in Illinois.

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Academic Search Complete

Newspaper, magazine, and academic articles on biology, economics, communications, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts and literature, and medicine.
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Creativebug

Creativebug is an all ages crafting resource with video tutorials on everything from knitting and crocheting to art and design for crafters of all experience levels. There are also downloadable patterns, templates, and recipes at your fingertips.
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Global Road Warrior

Customs, religion, language, dress, diet, and lifestyle on people of many countries

LinkedIn Learning

Renowned software training tool. Learn to retouch photos, design websites, record songs, create spreadsheets, animate 3D graphics, and more. Users must be ages 16+. Users must have a DGPL library card for in-library and remote access.
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Newspapers - Major US Daily News

Search Chicago Tribune 1849-current, The Wall Street Journal 1984-current, The Washington Post 1987-current, The New York Times 1980-current, and Los Angeles Times 1985-current full text at once. Or click Publications in the top menu to browse individual newspaper content.

Reference Solutions

Formerly ReferenceUSA. Directory of 13 million businesses, residential listings, and telephone numbers in the US.
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Science Flix

Covers more than 30 subjects in all areas of science using video, articles, and interactive content including experiments.
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Universal Class

Online courses on professional development, crafts, parenting, pet care, career training, finance, homeschooling, and more! Courses are self-paced. Completing a course with 70% or higher will earn a CEU Certificate. These courses are also available in the Libby app (some exceptions may apply).
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