• Chicago Consumer's Checkbook
Find ratings on Chicagoland services and retailers, including dentists, car repair, personal services, banks, and more.
• Consumer Reports
Online subscription to the popular consumer magazine, plus exclusive online content, including Best Car Deals.
Home repair, earth-friendly living and utility saving information from the nationally syndicated columnist and do-it-yourself author, James Dulley.
• Elibrary Plus
Find complete text of newspaper and newswire stories, magazine articles, reference books, pictures, maps and radio/TV transcripts on current topics. Use the natural language or advanced search feature.
• Gale Virtual Reference Library
Contains the full text of hundreds of reference books on a wide variety of subjects, including history, business, medicine, science and humanities. Includes tables of content, indexes and illustrations. (Guided Tour)
• General Reference Center Gold
Provides one-stop access to general interest magazines, business periodicals, reference books, and newspaper articles. (Search Tips)
Hobbies & Crafts
Has patterns, articles, and information on everything from amateur radio to knitting to woodworking.
• Illinois Public Records
Internet source for public records in the Chicago suburbs, including real estate transfers, foreclosures, business licenses and incorporations.
A comprehensive, free, and authoritative consumer health site sponsored by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. (MedlinePlus en Español)
• Price It! Antiques & Collectibles
A valuable research and pricing tool with more than 20 million realized prices, more than 10 million images, and 125 searchable categories.