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Databases

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

HeritageHub (NEW) library card icon
Explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704 – today. HeritageHub helps you easily identify relatives, uncover new information and potentially unknown family members. Includes deep coverage from all 50 states, hard-to-find content from the mid 1900’s, and original obituary images. Access is available 24/7.

Ancestry
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.

As of January 1, 2022, patrons may access Ancestry Library Edition at the library on their own devices or on the library’s computers.

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

AtoZdatabases (NEW) house icon library card icon
AtoZdatabases is the premier reference and marketing database marketed to Library, Academic, and Government institutions throughout the U.S. This simple, user-friendly, web-based solution provides details on businesses and households within the U.S.

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.

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 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 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.

Auto Repair Source (NEW) house icon library card icon
Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, Auto Repair Source provides accurate and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of cars and vehicles. Includes service and repair procedures, diagrams, recall information, specifications, labor estimates, and parts pricing.

Legal Information Reference Center (NEW) house icon library card icon
An online database designed to assist the general public in legal matters of all kinds. It includes exclusive full text for many top consumer legal reference books, as well as thousands of legal forms.

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.

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.

Core Collections Complete (NEW) library card icon
Get reader’s advisory help here! Core Collections are impartial, authoritative guides that help librarians build and maintain well-rounded collections of the most highly recommended reference, nonfiction, fiction, and children’s books. Browse lists of award-winning books, get ideas for book displays and book lists, and see recently-added books every time you log in.

Literary Reference Center (NEW)
A rich full-text literary database covering all genres and time periods. It includes thousands of synopses, critical essays, book reviews, literary journals and author biographies, plus full-text classic novels, short stories and poems.


Research & Homework Help


Academic Search Premier (NEW) library card icon
A popular resource found in many scholarly settings worldwide, Academic Search Premier is a leading multidisciplinary research database. It provides access to acclaimed full-text journals, magazines and over 75,000 from the Associated Press.

Black Life in America (NEW) library card icon
The experience and impact of African Americans as recorded by the news media.

Brainfuse HelpNow 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.

Explora Middle School (NEW)
Designed especially for students in grades 6 through 8, this database features magazines, reference books, and articles to help with research. Includes thousands of biographies and primary source documents in subjects including history, current events, science, geography, and sports.

MasterFILE Complete (NEW)house-symbol library-card-icon
MasterFILE Complete offers the highest quality collection of popular full-text magazines, reference books, videos and other sources. Covering virtually every subject area, it also includes an extensive collection of photos, maps, and flags.

Primary Search house symbol library-card-icon
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.

History Reference Center (NEW)
Covering topics in U.S. and world history from the earliest civilizations through the 21st century, History Reference Center is a research database containing full-text journals, magazines, reference books and thousands of primary source documents.

Literary Reference Center (NEW)
A rich full-text literary database covering all genres and time periods. It includes thousands of synopses, critical essays, book reviews, literary journals and author biographies, plus full-text classic novels, short stories and poems.

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.

Points of View Reference Center (NEW)house-symbol library-card-icon
Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides rich content that can help students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.

Science Reference Center (NEW)house-symbol library-card-icon
Provides full text for hundreds of science magazines, journals, reference books and high-quality videos. This database also contains science experiments, curriculum-aligned lesson plans, and a vast image collection.