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How to Access Our Digital Library

  1. Click on the link of a resource.
  2. Type in your library card number (starting with 21316) and your PIN (changeme).
  3. Login to use your selected resource.


The Auto Repair Reference Center offers auto repair information on vehicles from the 1950s - 2010. Watch videos, learn care and repair tips and discover the best troubleshooting methods. View help guides and how-to videos.
Chicago Tribune Search the Chicago Tribune's archives back to 1985 and Red Eye’s archives back to 2002. Access the Chicago Tribune Historical Archive for obituaries, death notices, articles, and front pages, from 1860 to 1984.
EBSCOhost Find articles from journals, magazines & newspapers and search in Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia. Great for researching any topic and finding archives of magazines such as Consumer Reports. Includes an app.
FirstSearch Find articles about medicine, business, and education.

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Reading Resources

NoveList Plus In search of a good book or want authors similar to your favorites? Check out NoveList Plus, the source for books and authors, reading lists, book discussion ideas, & book reviews.
WorldCat Search this vast worldwide library catalog of materials, and request items with your Franklin Park Library card.

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Reference USA This is the source for data about businesses & residents nationwide. A great tool for researchers, students, and job seekers. Want to learn more about ReferenceUSA? Check out these free webinars running through December 2014.
Business Source Premier Find articles from a variety of business publications with coverage on marketing, management, accounting, finance, and economics.

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Ancestry.com Start your family history search with Ancestry’s online tools and resources on the United States & Europe. Search U.S. Federal Census images and indexes, historical maps, the Social Security Death Index, and the Civil War collection. In library use only.
HeritageQuest Look up your ancestors and trace their paths across America with this thorough collection of genealogical documents dating back to the 1700s.

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Online Learning and Test Prep

For students of all ages. Practice taking over 300 common exams. Boost your reading, writing, math, and job search skills with online tutorials.
Transparent Language Online Learn a new language or improve your English skills. Includes an app. Find out about Transparent Language Online.
Universal Class Choose from hundreds of fun and educational courses to take online. Learn more about Universal Class.

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Student Resources

Kids Search A fun way for students in elementary and middle school to find historical documents, newspaper articles, science topics, and more. Resources for teachers are also included.
NoveList Plus K-8 NoveList Plus K-8 contains materials for all K-8 grade levels and includes picture books, children's chapter books, young adult titles, and nonfiction books and reviews. It's the starting place for learning about the books that you, your children or students need and will want to read.
Searchasaurus A place for kids to search and explore with a simple and colorful graphical interface.
Student Research Center Homework and research help for high school and middle school students. Find articles, use the online dictionary and encyclopedia, and explore topics of interest through biographies, videos, maps and images.

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