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Online Resources

Online Access to Resources and Databases

Take advantage of the library’s online databases to get access to valuable information you would have to pay for elsewhere: ratings from Consumer Reports, investment picks from Value Line, articles from the Chicago Tribune, Sun-Times, and much, much more. No subscriptions, no paywalls; these resources are free with your Orland Park Public Library card!

House Icon = Can be Accessed From Home                                       Library Card Icon = Library Card Number Required


Learning & Tutorials

LinkedIn Learning(formerly Lynda.com)  library card icon
Lynda.com is now LinkedIn Learning! Get access to over 16,000 expert-led, online tutorials to help you learn business, software, technology, and creative skills to achieve professional and personal goals. Learn Excel, SQL, AutoCAD and much, much more via our website or the new LinkedIn Learning app.

Gale Courses  
Register for 6-week online courses. Course topics include test prep (ACT, SAT, GED, GRE, and LSAT), Microsoft Office, Grant Writing, and Accounting.

Brainfuse HelpNow (NEW)  library card icon
Help from real, live tutors online! In addition to real-time homework help from 2:00-11:00pm, 7 days a week, you can get your paper proofread in the Writing Lab, take a practice ACT or SAT test, and much more. Available for Kindergarten – 12th grade, college introductory-level students, and adult learners.

Mango Languages  
Mango Languages’ PhD-created, linguist-approved language-learning software teaches practical conversation in over 70 languages, while keeping the vibe fun and encouraging. Mango rapidly builds language proficiency and cultural understanding around real-world communication skills that you’ll actually need. Popular languages with OPPL patrons include Spanish, Polish, Arabic, Japanese, French, Greek, and Hindi.

Scholastic Teachables 
Printable activities for any subject: math, science, reading comprehension, STEM, writing, and beyond. Download printable worksheets, lesson plans, reading passages, games and puzzles, clip art, bulletin board ideas, and skills sheets for kids in any grade.

TumbleBook Library  
TumbleBookLibrary is a curated database of children’s e-books.TumbleBookLibrary Premium has over 1100 titles for grades K-6, and includes animated, talking picture books, read-along chapter books, national geographic videos, non-fiction books, playlists, as well as books in Spanish and French. Plus, the collection features Graphic Novels – a student favorite! As well as Math Stories!

Driver Education 
Practice tests for Illinois permits – includes car, motorcycle, and CDL.


Genealogy

Ancestry house icon library card icon
This site contains a wealth of sources for genealogists. It includes over 4,000 separate databases which provide information on over two billion names. Search through census images, birth, marriage and death records and much more. Ancestry has generously extended remote access through June 30, 2021.

HeritageQuest House Icon library card icon
HeritageQuest Online is designed for genealogy and family history research. It includes over 25,000 books, the entire US Census, and other expanding collections, making it one of the largest collections of genealogy material in the country.

Chicago Tribune Historical Archive House Icon library card icon
Browse complete issues or search full text articles from the Chicago Tribune archives (1849-1989) including obituaries and death notices.


Newspapers

Newspaper Archive house icon library card icon
Specializing in smaller, local Illinois newspapers, NewspaperArchive features papers from Orland Park, surrounding suburbs, and the entire state of Illinois. Orland Park papers include the Herald, Star, Star Tribune, and PennySaver dating back to 1945; articles can be saved, printed, or shared.

ProQuest Newspapers House Icon library card icon
Find full-text content from the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Tribune Historical Archive, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and more.

Chicago Tribune Historical Archive House Icon library card icon
This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.

Daily Southtown Collection House Icon library card icon
Explore Chicago area history through local news, events and people with the Daily Southtown Collection. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content only published online. Available remotely 24/7 on any device.

Chicago Sun-Times Collection House Icon library card icon
Explore Chicago history through local news, events and people with the Chicago Sun-Times Collection. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content only published online. Available remotely 24/7 on any device.

Chicago News Collection House Icon library card icon
Explore and stay informed on local and national topics, people and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues and more. Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources spanning the U.S., including the Chicago Sun-Times and Daily Southtown. Available remotely 24/7 on any device.

Newspaper Source Plus house icon library card icon
Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for hundreds of national, international and regional newspapers. In addition, it offers television and radio news transcripts from major networks.


Business & Finance

Value Line (NEW)
Individual investors or investment professionals can rely on Value Line for a vast array of financial measures for over 6,000 stocks, 18,000 mutual funds, 200,000 options, and other securities. Delve into Value Line’s accurate estimates, projections, and historical data to discover opportunities that fit any investment strategy.

Business Source Premier house icon library card icon
Business Source Premier is the industry’s most popular business research database, featuring the full text for more than 2,200 journals.

Weiss Financial Ratings house icon library card icon
The trusted Weiss guides to stocks, mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs), banks, credit unions and insurance companies are all accessible through a convenient online database. It contains the valuable Medigap tool detailing Medicare supplemental insurance options and Financial Literacy Basics guides about budgeting, paying off student loans, opening bank and investment accounts, and other key financial skills.

MediGap Insurance house icon library card icon
Step-by-step guidance on how to select a Medigap insurance plan, which plans are right for you and which insurance company has the lowest rates.

Data Axle Reference Solutions (formerly Reference USA) house icon library card icon
Look here first if you need contact information for a home or business located anywhere in the United States. Including more than 134 million residential and business listings, this database can be searched by name, phone number, zip code and a wide variety of other categories.

Regional Business News 
This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications.


Consumer & Career

Consumer Reports house icon library card icon
Get expert, unbiased advice and reviews on consumer products. Get information on 3,000 electronics, appliances, home & garden, baby gear, and food products including over 80 cars, trucks, SUVs and minivans each year. Find out which products are the best buys and the worst performers.

Brainfuse JobNow (NEW) house icon library card icon
Career specialists are available from 2 – 11 p.m. every day to help with job searching, cover letter and resume writing, and interview prep. Tutoring is also available for GED, citizenship testing, and back-to-school prep.

Brainfuse VetNow (NEW) house icon library card icon
Brainfuse VetNow is an all-in-one suite of services designed for a wide range of veteran needs: whether it’s updating a resume for civilian life, navigating the VA system, or seeking local resources and support for veterans and their families. VetNow services include expert coaching and self-study tools to empower users.

Consumer Health Complete house icon library card icon
Research medical conditions and more in over 240 full-text health reference books and encyclopedias such as the American Medical Association Complete Medical Encyclopedia, Complete Guide to Prescription & Nonprescription Drugs, the Cornell Illustrated Encyclopedia of Health, Mayo Clinic Family Health Book and many more.

Learning Express Library house icon library card icon
Plan your career, build your resume or research an occupation with this handy set of tools.

The Careers College house-icon library card icon
A blend of online educational learning modules, job search tools and complementary career resources to help you navigate the job search process to land the ideal job.

Weiss Financial Ratings house icon library card icon
The trusted Weiss guides to stocks, mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs), banks, credit unions and insurance companies are all accessible through a convenient online database. It contains the valuable Medigap tool detailing Medicare supplemental insurance options and Financial Literacy Basics guides about budgeting, paying off student loans, opening bank and investment accounts, and other key financial skills.

MediGap Insurance house icon library card icon
Step-by-step guidance on how to select a Medigap insurance plan, which plans are right for you and which insurance company has the lowest rates.


Reading & Literature

Libby/OverDrive
You’ll find the library’s curated ebook, e-audiobook and magazines collection through OverDrive, either on the convenient Libby app or the library’s website. Download Libby from your device’s app store or go to OverDrive online to find your next great read! (Kindle Fire users should download the OverDrive app.)

Hoopla 
Hoopla features a wide range of streaming video, ebooks, e-audiobooks, and graphic novels for adults and kids. Hoopla materials are available on demand, so there’s no waiting–read (or listen) anytime, anywhere.

NoveList Plus 
Looking for a great book? You’ll find fiction and nonfiction book recommendations, discussion guides, award winners, and series lists. NoveList will also suggest titles to try based on other books and authors you have enjoyed.

NoveList K-8 Plus house icon library card icon
Help kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests, from elementary through middle school.

TumbleBook Library  
TumbleBookLibrary is a curated database of children’s e-books.TumbleBookLibrary Premium has over 1100 titles for grades K-6, and includes animated, talking picture books, read-along chapter books, national geographic videos, non-fiction books, playlists, as well as books in Spanish and French. Plus, the collection features Graphic Novels – a student favorite! As well as Math Stories!


Literature Criticism Online house icon library card icon
Imagine centuries of analysis delivered in an easy-to-use 24/7 online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals. Gale Literature Criticism Online features an extensive compilation of criticism of Shakespearean, 19th, 20th, and contemporary literature in encyclopedias, books, and periodicals.


Research & Homework Help


Brainfuse HelpNow (NEW) library card icon
Help from real, live tutors online! In addition to real-time homework help from 2:00-11:00pm, 7 days a week, you can get your paper proofread in the Writing Lab, take a practice ACT or SAT test, and much more. Available for Kindergarten – 12th grade, college introductory-level students, and adult learners.

Explora Public Libraries 
A powerful search and discovery engine, Explora is ideal for research assignments or general curiosity. Reliable content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books is grouped into easy-to-browse categories.

Explora Primary Schools (K-5) 
This database, designed specifically for elementary students, provides access to age-appropriate articles and facts for any research papers, class projects or homework.

Explora Educator’s Edition 
Explora Educator’s Edition offers lesson plans, support materials, and professional development resources.

MasterFile Premier 
MasterFile offers the largest collection of popular full-text magazines, reference books and other highly-regarded sources from the world’s leading publishers. Covering virtually every general interest subject area, it also includes an extensive collection of photos, maps and flags.

Primary Search 
Contains full text for more than 80 popular, elementary school magazines. Additionally, Primary Search includes the Encyclopedia of Animals, the Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, and the American Heritage Children’s Dictionary.

Scholastic Teachables 
Printable activities for any subject: math, science, reading comprehension, STEM, writing, and beyond. Download printable worksheets, lesson plans, reading passages, games and puzzles, clip art, bulletin board ideas, and skills sheets for kids in any grade.



Gale Virtual Reference Library  library card icon
An online library of reference titles for multi-disciplinary research, including texts related to American and world history, biography, health, arts, business, travel, religion, and multicultural studies.

OCLC FirstSearch 
Provides access to a wide variety of articles in a number of databases as well as WorldCat, a union catalog of books in libraries all over the world.
Authorization: 100-109-084
Password: InfoDesk

Literature Criticism Online house icon library card icon
Imagine centuries of analysis delivered in an easy-to-use 24/7 online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals. Gale Literature Criticism Online features an extensive compilation of criticism of Shakespearean, 19th, 20th, and contemporary literature in encyclopedias, books, and periodicals.