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African American Heritage

ProQuest® African American Heritage is a groundbreaking digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research.  Search for records like:

  • Birth, Marriage, Death Records
  • Federal Census Records
  • Freedman's Bank
  • Military
  • Slaves and Free(d) Persons of Color

AllData Car & Truck Repair

AllData is used by professional mechanics to diagnose and repair cars & trucks sold in the United States since 1982. Get the latest TSBs (technical service bulletins) or Recall Notices for your car or one that you might be interested in purchasing. Access OEM wiring diagrams, maintenance tables, diagnostic trouble codes, labor estimator and so much more.

This online database is available from inside the library only.

Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry® Library Edition helps unlock the story of you with sources like censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more.

This online database is available from inside the library only.

Bellwood Digital Archive - Yearbooks & Newspapers

Search and read local newspapers Proviso Star-Progress (1937-1956) and Star Sentinel (1956-1973)

Search and read West Proviso High School Yearbooks (The Mural).

Best viewed with the Chrome browser.

Career International Database

Careers Internet Database Database provides career reports that cover education requirements, positive and negative aspects of each career, and interviews with people working in the field. Includes an interest assessment test, career news, and lists of best colleges and graduate schools specific to each career.

Use the following credentials:

user name "298w" and password "future".

Chicago Tribune

Search for current or historical news articles:

1985-present
1849-1984

Complete Learning Disabilities Directory

Complete Learning Disabilities Directory is for families, educators and students in the Learning Disabilities community. Find associations and organizations, national & state programs, schools & learning centers, camps & summer programs, and much more.

Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health Complete (CHC) is a collection of health information from magazines, journals, and leading patient health reference books. Look up information about illnesses, medical conditions, nutrition and wellness.

Consumer Reports

Connsumer Reports.org gives unbiased reviews, information and advice on consumer products and services.

Cypress Resume

Resumes and Cover letters made easy! Cypress Resume lets you complete your resume in minutes and create an excellent impression. Quickly create cover letters and reference sheets too. You can download, edit, publish to the web and save your work.

History Reference Center

Curious about the past? History Reference Center is a comprehensive history database of more than 200 history magazines and journals and nearly 2000 history books.

Legal Information Reference Center

Legal Information Reference Center offers the everyday user the necessary tools and detailed “how-to” instructions to independently address a wide-range of legal issues including business law, financial planning, family law, property & real estate and rights & disputes.

Literary Reference Center

Literary Reference Center provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes—to give students, teachers and researchers the reference works that meet their research needs.

MasterFILE Premier

MasterFILE Premier: find thousands of searchable full text magazine & journal articles.

NoveList

NoveList finds you new books and authors based on books you have read or topics that interest you. NoveList recommends books for you.

Physics Central

PhysicsCentral communicates the excitement and importance of physics to everyone. Get answers to your questions on how things work and keep informed with daily updates on physics in the news. Learn the latest research and the people who are doing it and, if you want more, where to go on the web. It's a big, interesting world out there!

ReferenceUSA

ReferenceUSA is a directory of U.S. companies.

Regional Business News

Full-text for more than 100 regional U.S. and Canadian business publications including Crain's Chicago Business and Crain's Small Business Chicago Edition. Indexes and full-text coverage dating back to 1990

Science Reference Center

Science Reference Center lets you access a multitude of full-text science-oriented content.

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