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Animals

Search images and full-text articles in applied sciences, biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and energy. The Science Image Collection includes images from National Geographic, UPI, Getty, NASA, and Nature Picture Library.

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Find service bulletins, recalls, and Chilton maintenance and repair instructions for cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs. ***use an access code of “swan” in place of your regular barcode authentication.

Automobile recalls

Crash tests and rollover ratings

Locate repair guides for all manner of small engines. Includes Haynes Manuals for outboard motors, ATVs, lawn mowers, chainsaws, and diesel engines.

Biographies

Digital source for true stories about people that matter.

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Recommended reference and nonfiction books for adults, as well as plays and poetry.

Books and Reading Recommendations

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Recommended popular and widely-read classic and contemporary works of fiction. Covers many genres including mystery, science fiction, fantasy, Western, and romance.

Recommended fiction and nonfiction works for children and adolescents.

Recommended reference and nonfiction books for adults, as well as plays and poetry.

Use your favorite books to find more books to read.

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

Super Readers Club

Attention Students in Grades K-5! You are invited to join the Super Readers Club. The more you read, the more Spirit Sticks you will earn. Spirit Sticks are fun to collect and even more fun to show off to your friends. How it works: Visit the Library. Select a group of books to read from. Like pirates? Read adventure books! Like comic books? Choose graphic novels! You'll receive a book log. Return the completed log to earn one Spirit Stick. You can earn one Spirit Stick a month. 

Highlights fiction and nonfiction titles for students in grades 9 through 12. Covers young adult literature and adult novels with teen appeal.

Business and Company Information

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Research into accounting, finance, economics, marketing, management, and operations management. Includes access to video from the Associated Press (AP).

Full-text Reference Books.

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

Learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Lynda.com courses are now available on LinkedIn Learning.  When using the app., the libraryid is: carolstreamlibrary.

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

(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.

Full-text for many top consumer small business reference books, as well as tools to address many small business topics. Includes business videos, a help and advice section, and details on how to create business plans.

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

Colleges and Financial Aid

529 Prepaid Tuition Plan

Find the right college  for you. Search tool from U.S. Department of Education.

Need help with your homework? Tutors are available live online from 12:00pm to 12:00am. Grades K-College.

Making college accessible and affordable for Illinois students.

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

Need help with your homework? Test Prep? Or your job search? Tutors are available live online from 12:00pm to 12:00am. Grades K-College.

Consumer Information

Search business and financial news, including the Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and Investor's Business Daily.

Find service and repair procedures, diagrams, recall information, specifications, labor estimates, and parts pricing.

Find service bulletins, recalls, and Chilton maintenance and repair instructions for cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs. ***use an access code of “swan” in place of your regular barcode authentication.

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

Affordable Care Act official marketplace for Illinois. Get Cover Illinois

Automobile recalls

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

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

Search business and financial news, including the Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and Investor's Business Daily.

Search census, military, immigration, birth, death and marriage records. (Remote access to Ancestry provided.)

Search multiple databases for magazines, newspapers, and reference articles. This is a great way to start your research.

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

Find service and repair procedures, diagrams, recall information, specifications, labor estimates, and parts pricing.

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

Research into accounting, finance, economics, marketing, management, and operations management. Includes access to video from the Associated Press (AP).

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.

Recommended fiction and nonfiction works recommended for readers in preschool through grade five.

Find service bulletins, recalls, and Chilton maintenance and repair instructions for cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs. ***use an access code of “swan” in place of your regular barcode authentication.

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

Research health topics on aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs and alcohol, fitness, nutrition and more. Includes teen health topics for teens and parents.

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.

Attend craft classes and workshops for all skill levels.

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.

Recommended popular and widely-read classic and contemporary works of fiction. Covers many genres including mystery, science fiction, fantasy, Western, and romance.

Full-text Reference Books.

Find U.S. government documents.

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

Need help with your homework? Tutors are available live online from 12:00pm to 12:00am. Grades K-College.

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.

Resources to assist you in legal matters of all kinds, including business law, financial planning, family law, property and real estate, and rights and disputes. Includes full text reference books from Nolo

Learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Lynda.com courses are now available on LinkedIn Learning.  When using the app., the libraryid is: carolstreamlibrary.

Learn foreign languages or learn English as a second language.

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

Recommended fiction and nonfiction works for children and adolescents.

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

Read full-text newspaper articles and television and radio transcripts. Includes the Associated Press (AP), CNN Wire, PR Wire, UPI (United Press International), Xinhua, The Chicago Citizen, and more.

Recommended reference and nonfiction books for adults, as well as plays and poetry.

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.

PressReader provides access to current newspapers from around the world in full-color, full-page format.  Over 7,000 newspapers and magazines in over 60 languages and from over 120 countries. Articles can be translated in up to 18 languages. Sign in guide.

(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.

Search images and full-text articles in applied sciences, biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and energy. The Science Image Collection includes images from National Geographic, UPI, Getty, NASA, and Nature Picture Library.

Highlights fiction and nonfiction titles for students in grades 9 through 12. Covers young adult literature and adult novels with teen appeal.

Full-text for many top consumer small business reference books, as well as tools to address many small business topics. Includes business videos, a help and advice section, and details on how to create business plans.

Locate repair guides for all manner of small engines. Includes Haynes Manuals for outboard motors, ATVs, lawn mowers, chainsaws, and diesel engines.

Access travel ebooks online.

Over 1100 titles for grades K-6 including unique animated, talking picture books, read-along chapter books, national geographic videos, non-fiction books, playlists, as well as books in Spanish and French.

Need help with your homework? Test Prep? Or your job search? Tutors are available live online from 12:00pm to 12:00am. Grades K-College.

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.