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Chilton Library

Online automotive repair manuals covering thousands of domestic and imported models of cars and light trucks from 1940 onward. Includes wiring diagrams, videos, animations, and photographs.

Consumer Reports

Research before you buy, using this helpful information source. Interactive features and frequent updates make the online version even more useful than the print.


More than 1,000 art and craft video classes taught by design experts and artists.
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LinkedIn Learning (database unavailable)

Access to LinkedIn Learning is no longer available. Try our new resource Udemy with thousands of on-demand video courses taught by top instructors.

Mango Languages

Learn a new language by listening and repeating phrases from real life conversations. Languages include Spanish, French, Italian, Greek, Russian, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Polish and Japanese.
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Medline Plus

The National Library of Medicine’s site for consumers – includes directories of doctors and dentists as well as in-depth information on diseases, conditions and treatments in multiple languages.

Public Records Electronic Database

Search public records for new home purchases, new business starts, foreclosures, sales, and bankruptcies for Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will counties in Illinois.

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