Doing research? You can access the following databases with your Cicero Public Library card.

You must enter a Cicero Public Library card number to access online resources, unless noted.

American History Online

American Indian History Online

Ancient and Medieval History Online

Bloom's Literary Reference Online

Health Reference Center

Issues & Controversies

Modern World History Online

Science Online

The World Almanac for Kids Online

Freading EBooks

Learning Express Library

Access World News Find information on topics related to business, careers, economics, the arts, education, health, homework help, politics, sports and more from a variety of news media including newspapers, newswires, broadcast transcripts, blogs, periodicals, videos and web-only content including the Chicago Sun-Times and USA Today.

Chelsea House Biographies Online

Chicago Sun-Times (1986-Current) Search local and state full-text articles on topics such as business, health, education, government, history, politics, sports and more.

Chicago Tribune Date Range: (1/1/1985 Current)

Chicago Tribune Historical Archive Images and full text of historical local, regional, national, and international issues and events including major wars, prohibition, Chicago gangsters, the Great Depression, inventions, sports, and the arts form the Chicago Tribune Morgue clippings file. Extensive front page coverage.

Cicero Life (2/13/07-Current) Search local and community issues and events on topics such as business, community calendar, entertainment, health, government, politics, sports and more.

FirstSearch A collection of resources provided to Illinois residents by the Illinois State Library. Includes access to a catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide, as well as, full text articles in science, the humanities, education, business and medicine. Call the Adult Services Reference Desk at 708-652-8084 for an authorization number and password.

Grolier Online Access to award-winning databases, interactive atlas, and dictionaries

Mango Languages Over 40 foreign languages to explore -Over 15 ESL courses taught in patronís native language.

MorningStar A Chicago-based investment research firm that compiles and analyzes fund, stock and general market data.

NoveList Plus A guide to fiction for all ages. Allow fiction readers to locate new authors and titles to read, browse book lists by genre, view book award lists, and link to other fiction-related web sites.

ReferenceUSA Contains phone numbers and information on more than 13 million U.S. businesses; and 120 million U.S. households.

World Book Online This site includes easy-to-read articles and engaging multimedia, games, science projects, interactive tools, and activities.

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