Library Databases


Academic Search Premier 
Indexing and abstracts for more than 8,500 scholarly journals, many peer-reviewed and full text articles.

America's Obituaries & Death Notices   
Death notices by name, date range or text.

Ancestry, Library Edition (in library use only)   
Census data, vital records, family histories, legal documents and more.

AutoMate DIY Auto Repair From EBSCO
Repair and maintenance information for most domestic and imported vehicles.

Biography Reference Center 
Search for a specific person or browse by category.

Business Source Premier 
Search full text articles for economic data, company profiles, industry information and market research.

Consumer Health Complete 
Health and wellness content from mainstream medicine as well as perspectives from complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. 
Ratings, reviews and buying advice for thousands of products and services.

Cook County Law Library
Print and electronic resources for legal needs.

Learn how to use a computer and its programs. 

Access to all EBSCO Reference Centers listed on this page, plus Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, MEDLINE, ERIC, and more.

Explora K-5 
Topic overviews to jump-start your research, citation help, primary source documents, news articles and videos.  For primary students.

Explora 6-12 
Topic overviews to jump-start your research, citation help, primary source documents, news articles and videos.  For secondary students.

Gale Biography in Context
Biography In Context is a biography database covering over 4,500 famous people from the historical to the current, with source materials in both print and multimedia formats.

HeritageQuest Online  
Research materials for tracing family history.

History Reference Center 
Access to historical documents, photos and videos, as well as full-text articles from books and periodicals.

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center 
Hobbies, collections and crafts of all sorts, with detailed instruction and creative ideas.

Home Improvement Reference Center 
How-to information for home maintenance, remodeling, electrical work, decorating, outdoor improvements, plumbing, wood projects.

Stream movies, TV shows, music, audiobooks through your web browser.  Download to your mobile device.

Illinois Driver Permit Practice Tests 
Tests for auto, motorcycle and CDL plus FAQs about Illinois Driver's Licenses.

A film and documentary streaming service with over 30,000 offerings including foreign and classic films, and PBS documentaries

Learning Express Library 
Free practice tests for GED, SAT, Teacher Certification and more.  Create an account to save your progress.

Legal Information Reference Center 
Full text Nolo legal reference books and state-specific legal forms.

Literary Reference Center 
Literary criticism, author biographies, short stories, poetry, book reviews and more.

MasterFILE Premier 
Full text for periodicals dating back to 1975 and covering virtually every subject area of general interest.  Primary source documents and an image collection.

Media On Demand (Overdrive) 
Downloadable ebooks, audiobooks and streaming video.  Mobile app available.

U.S. news from local, regional and national sources.

NoveList Plus 
Reviews, recommendations and discussion guides.  Search 120,000+ works of fiction and non-fiction.

NoveList K-8 Plus 
NoveList Plus, just for kids and teens.

Online Book Clubs 
Excerpts of popular books via email, Monday through Friday.  Choose by genre from twelve different clubs.

Overdrive (Media on Demand) 
Downloadable ebooks, audiobooks and streaming video.  Mobile app available.

Points of View Reference Center 
Overviews, points/counterpoints and critical thinking guides for hundreds of topics.

Download digital audiobooks to your tablet, phone or computer with your Homewood Library card.

Regional Business News 
Full text for nearly 100 regional U.S. and Canadian business publications.

Science Reference Center 
Full text science magazines, journals, encyclopedias, and reference books, with images, videos, and animations.

Universal Class 
Over 500 free online continuing education classes. Self-paced, non-credit, personal and professional development.

World Book 
Online version of the encyclopedia, plus access to all World Book study and research products.

WorldCat Discovery 
A world-wide catalog of books and other materials.


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