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Auto Repair Source

Do-it-yourself repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles.

Biography Reference Center

A comprehensive collection of full-text biographies, as well as thousands of unique narrative biographies.

Check Illinois

Find contact information, criminal arrest records, information on properties, and more for these Illinois counties: Champaign, Cook, DeKalb, Dupage, Kankakee, Kane, Kendall, Lake, Madison, McLean, Mchenry, Peoria, Rock Island, St. Clair, Tazewell, Will and Winnebago.

Consumer Health Complete

Covers all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Provides access to the full text of a variety of books and reference materials.

Points of View Reference Center

Contains resources that present multiple sides of an issue. Video tutorial.

Record Information Services

Public records of real estate sales, new business licenses, foreclosures and bankruptcies for Illinois counties, particularly the greater Chicago area and quick background checks through CheckIllinois.


Create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, search for jobs/internships and locate people using real-time access to more than 44 million businesses, 270 million consumers, and more.

Science Reference Center

Full-text coverage for more than 200 science periodicals.

Small Engine Repair

Provides detailed, user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines such as motorcycles, ATVs, generators, tractors, snowmobiles, outdoor power equipment and more.

World Book

Includes World Book Kids, World Book Student, and World Book Advanced. These resources contain full-text articles as well as fun games and activities to enhance the learning experience.