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Encyclopedias and General Research

Search digital resources from open archives including audio and images.

Access three encyclopedias including Amazing Animals, America the Beautiful, and Lands and People.

"Wikipedia is a free content encyclopedia that is being written collaboratively by contributors from all around the world." The quality of the content on this site varies dramatically because of the lack of editorial oversight, but it is worth exploring.  

Explore videos, maps, games and pictures to help you learn more about many topics. Grades K-5. 

Find articles, maps, images and videos to help with your homework! Grades 3-8.  

The popular World Book encyclopedia in an online format that includes articles, printable maps, images, and videos.

Discover events spanning a wide variety of subjects, including art, sports, and technolgy.

En Español (Spanish)

Search this index of Latin American journals in the sciences and humanities.

En Español. Search comprehensive articles as well as images, maps, videos, animations, and sounds.

 

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Full-text Reference Books.

Learn foreign languages or learn English as a second language.

Genealogy

Search census, military, immigration, birth, death and marriage records. (Available from within the Library only.)

Search archives throughout the world, including local institutions.

Search full-text back to the first issues of the Chicago Tribune.

Includes about the past eight years of Chicago Tribune obituaries.

Discover the past by address. A project of the Newberry Library in Chicago.

Search birth, death, and marriage records dating back to 1872. The Clerk's Office requires payment to download copies of the records.

Cyndi Howells has created the most comprehensive listing of genealogy websites in existence. This is the first place to go, especially when researching a new topic. There is a topical and alphabetical index.

DuPage County's vital records website. Certified copies of birth, marriage, and death certificates are available from the County Clerk and from the State of Illinois. Certified copies of birth and death certificates are also available from the DuPage County Health Department.

Search information about DuPage County history and how to obtain local genealogical information.

Search passenger records between 1892 and 1924for Ellis Island and the Port of New York.

Family Search is a service of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and provides free access to family history, family tree and genealogy records and resources around the world.

Fold3 provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. Fold3 has a partnership with <a href="http://go.footnote.com/nara/">The National Archives</a>, and the Library of Congress, which allows you to view a substantial amount of images.

Find your ancestors in Census records, genealogies, local histories, and military records.

Illinois Department of Public Health’s Vital Records Web site with links to general information and application forms for obtaining copies of Illinois birth, marriage, divorce and death certificates.

Get started on genealogy research in the Illinois State Archives.

The Illinois State Genealogical Society, with Illinois genealogy links and information about the Society’s activities.

Research NARA resources including military records, immigration records, Native American records, census records, and African American research.

Search for people and businesses including doctors and conduct market research.

RootsWeb is a free genealogy site, sponsored by Ancestry.com, which includes links to genealogy search engines and databases, and to genealogy mailing lists.

"Go Green"

From Consumers Union

School and Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education

Government

The main access point for current Census Bureau statistics.

Free Illinois practice driving tests for cars and motorcycles as well as practice CDL exams.

Find U.S. government documents.

Access three encyclopedias including Amazing Animals, America the Beautiful, and Lands and People.

Affordable Care Act official marketplace for Illinois. Get Cover Illinois

Services include job placement, unemployment claims, and job training.

(In Library use.) Search for Illinois businesses, bankruptcies, and real estate transactions.

(Remote access.) Search for Illinois businesses, bankruptcies, and real estate transactions.

Access three encyclopedias including Amazing Animals, America the Beautiful, and Lands and People.

Services and resources by local township

Township Map

U.S. government's official web portal

Register to Vote at the Carol Stream Public Library

The 2016 General Election is Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

The last Day to Register to Vote is Tuesday, October 11, 2016.

Are you registered to vote? If not, you can take care of that the next time you are in the library!

In order to register to vote, you must meet these qualifications:

Find articles, maps, images and videos to help with your homework! Grades 3-8.  

The popular World Book encyclopedia in an online format that includes articles, printable maps, images, and videos.

Discover events spanning a wide variety of subjects, including art, sports, and technolgy.

Health and Medicine

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Full-text Reference Books.

Affordable Care Act official marketplace for Illinois. Get Cover Illinois

Provided by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Benefit Access Program benefits include:

  • Seniors Free Transit Ride
  • Persons with Disabilities Free Transit Ride
  • Secretary of State License Plate Discount

Formally known as Illinois Circuit Breaker form IL-1363.

Search articles covering all areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing

History and Social Studies

Search census, military, immigration, birth, death and marriage records. (Available from within the Library only.)

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P R S T U V W Y

Play games, watch videos, and learn to read at the same time. Grades Pre-K to 2. (Available from Library computers only.)

Search census, military, immigration, birth, death and marriage records. (Available from within the Library only.)

Search archives throughout the world, including local institutions.

Locate articles on business, science, humanities, and popular culture.

Watch video storybooks and then read e-books to learn more about the topic in the story. Grades Pre-K - 3. 

Search the full-text of all articles in all editions and sections of the Chicago Tribune.

Search full-text back to the first issues of the Chicago Tribune.

Find service bulletins, recalls, and maintenance and repair instructions for cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs.

Search this index of Latin American journals in the sciences and humanities.

Search for product ratings, reviews, and buying guides from home or out at the store.

Discover highly-recommended fiction and non-fiction books for children and adults.

Free Illinois practice driving tests for cars and motorcycles as well as practice CDL exams.

Locate articles from scholarly journals.

En Español. Search comprehensive articles as well as images, maps, videos, animations, and sounds.

 

Search journal articles, records and reports going back to 1966 in the field of education.

Find the next book in a series. Search by author, title, character, location, subject, or keyword.

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Full-text Reference Books.

Find U.S. government documents.

Access three encyclopedias including Amazing Animals, America the Beautiful, and Lands and People.

Find your ancestors in Census records, genealogies, local histories, and military records.

Need help with your homework? Tutors are available live online from 3:00-10:00 p.m. Grades K-12.

Find books and other materials in Illinois libraries.

Explore careers, create resumes, search jobs, and get hired all in one place.

Achieve your educational and career goals, including test preparation and study aids.

Learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.

Learn foreign languages or learn English as a second language.

Search articles covering all areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing

Research stocks and mutual funds, including ratings, reports and key ratios.

Use your favorite books to find more books to read.

Use your favorite books to find more books you might love. Grades K-8.

Search digital resources from open archives including audio and images.

Research industry trends and analytics. Research companies and executives.

(In Library use.) Search for Illinois businesses, bankruptcies, and real estate transactions.

(Remote access.) Search for Illinois businesses, bankruptcies, and real estate transactions.

Search for people and businesses including doctors and conduct market research.

Access three encyclopedias including Amazing Animals, America the Beautiful, and Lands and People.

Access travel ebooks online.

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Popular books and graphic novels for grades 7-12

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Read or listen to books and graphic novels for grades 2-6.

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Read-along talking picture books for grades pre-K-2.

Monitor stock and mutual fund performances. Research by company name, ticker symbol, or industry.

Explore videos, maps, games and pictures to help you learn more about many topics. Grades K-5. 

Find articles, maps, images and videos to help with your homework! Grades 3-8.  

The popular World Book encyclopedia in an online format that includes articles, printable maps, images, and videos.

Discover events spanning a wide variety of subjects, including art, sports, and technolgy.

Find books and other materials in libraries worldwide.

Search the WorldCat database for dissertations.