Databases by Subject

Databases require a Woodridge Library Card when accessed outside of the Library. You may be prompted to enter part or all of your library card number before you access a database.

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Alphabetical List of Databases

Antiques & Collectibles

Price it! Antiques & Collectibles
We are proud to present stories and articles from some of the best-known authors and authorities in the antiques and collectibles industry. Here you can read interesting and informative articles on a wide array of subjects including repair, restoration and conservation of antiques, hiring an appraiser and many specific areas of collecting. 
Automotive

Auto Repair Reference Center

Auto Repair Reference Center (ARRC) is the most comprehensive collection of automobile repair reference information and contains repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. New repair procedures, TSBs and updates are added to the product on a regular basis. All of the content in ARRC has been created by ASE certified technicians. 
Biographies

Biography In Context

Delivers outstanding research support with nearly a million biographical entries spanning history and geography. The included Lives & Perspectives Collection supports high-school curricula and university coursework by providing multidisciplinary content on notable figures and the societal forces that have shaped their lives.
Books & Reading

Books & Authors

Powered by Gale's popular What Do I Read Next? series, combines both browseable menus and visual search technology to guide readers from every level of reading proficiency to books that match their interests.

BookLetters
Sign-up to receive BookLetters' free book review and recommendation newsletters e-mailed to you! Also, explore BookLetters' lists of bestsellers, award-winners and popular books on a variety of topics.

Literature Resource Center
Provides access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from every age and literary discipline. Covers thousands of novelists, poets, essayists, journalists and other writers, with in-depth coverage of hundreds of authors.

LitFinder
Includes full-text and primary content vital to literature and language study.

MagillOnLiterature
Contains editorially reviewed critical essays, brief plot summaries, extended character profiles, and detailed setting discussions covering works by more than 8,500 long and short fiction writers, poets, dramatists, essayists, and philosophers as well as biographical essays covering 2,500 of the most studied authors.

Media On Demand
Download e-books and audiobooks for free to your computer or mobile device. Titles include the latest fiction and nonfiction best sellers, book club favorites, award winning authors and much more.

NoveList Plus
An extensive database of fiction and nonfiction for adults, teens and children, offering subject access and full text reviews, Author Read-alikes, awards, theme-oriented book lists, Book Discussion Guides, Book Talks and Feature Articles for a wide range of reading interests.

NoveList K-8 Plus
A comprehensive reading resource for fiction and nonfiction for kids and teens! Includes award winners, recommended reads, book lists, newsletters and much more!

Something About the Author
Includes biographical profiles of authors and illustrators of books for children and teens from the over 200 volume print set. Author profiles include information about the individual's personal life, contact details, career highlights, complete bibliography, and works in progress. Samples of illustrations are also included.

TumbleBook Library
A collection of animated, talking picture books, puzzles and quizzes, as well as resources for teachers. 
Business & Finance

Business Insights: Essentials

Offers dynamic, accurate, and up-to-date topical business information and company and industry intelligence on thousands of global companies.

Morningstar Investment Research Center
Identify and research stocks and mutual funds, and create and analyze portfolios. Includes reports and exclusive Morningstar Ratings on stocks and mutual funds.

ReferenceUSA
Directory information for publicly and privately owned companies in the United States, as well as information about individual consumers. The database is compiled from hundreds of Yellow page directories, Business White Pages, Corporate Annual Reports, SEC 10K reports, Chamber of Commerce Directories, state directories and other public information sources. It is searchable by: Company or Executive name, and Ticker symbol; SIC & NAICS codes; city, MSA's, state, area code or zip code; business size (sales, numbers of employees, etc.).

Small Business Resource Center
This comprehensive database covers all major areas of starting, operating and maintaining a business from financing, management, marketing, accounting, taxes and more.

Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage
Standard & Poor's Company Profiles, Corporation Records, The Outlook, Fund Reports and Stock Reports.

Value Line Research Center
The Value Line Research Center provides online access to Value Line’s leading publications covering stocks, mutual funds, options, and convertible securities, as well as special situation stocks. See reports and ranks on more than 3,500 stocks, 18,000 mutual funds, and 200,000 options, and more.
Consumer Information

ConsumerReports.org

Now you can get all the ratings from Consumer Reports at home through the Woodridge Public Library's subscription to ConsumerReports.org. Our subscription gives you access to all subscriber-level content, including ratings, product overviews, video, and more. You can also browse issues from the current calendar year.

Includes information about new and used cars, SUVs, minivans and car products! 
Current Issues

Opposing Viewpoints In Context
Includes more than 14,000 pro/con viewpoint essays. 
Education

ERIC

Journal articles and reports in education. Some articles are full text. Many of the articles can be obtained for Woodridge Public Library cardholders through interlibrary loan.

Learning Express Library
Interactive test preparation guides for the ASVAB, GRE, SAT, ACT, civil service, military, law enforcement, real estate, U.S. Citizenship Test and other exams. First time users must click on "New User" button to register. Returning users should click on "Returning User" button. 
Encyclopedias

World Book Online

The online edition of the popular encyclopedia, suitable for all ages. Includes all articles from the print set plus over hundreds more, and includes pictures, maps, sounds (including pronunciations), videos and animations, links to websites, the World Book Dictionary and daily updates in Behind the Headlines. Includes World Book Online for Kids, World Book Online Info Finder, and World Book Online Reference Center. 
Forms

Legal Forms

Thousands of legal forms available with more forms being added daily. Includes official, state specific, federal, business, personal, real estate and general forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues. 
Genealogy

Ancestry Library Edition
(In-Library Access Only)
Provides access to over a billion names in hundreds of databases, including records from the complete U.S. Federal Census (1790-1930); military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; passenger lists and more.

HeritageQuest
Provides access to thousands of family and history books, the complete U.S. Federal Census (1790-1930), PERSI (The Periodical Source Index), Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files, Freedman's Bank Records and more. Digitized images are fully searchable and printable. Home users should enter the first five digits of their Woodridge Public Library card barcode number. 
Geography & Maps

A to Z Maps Online

The worlds largest subscription-based database of proprietary, royalty-free world, continent, country, and state maps. Included in the map collection are: political maps, physical maps, outline maps, population maps, precipitation maps, climate maps, and other thematic maps. New maps are added to the collection every month. Enter your Woodridge Public Library barcode number when prompted to enter the site and view the collection of maps.

AtoZ The USA
Provides a wealth of information about each of the 50 states and 5 territories. Includes state, county and city information, maps, flags, photos, facts, and much more!

AtoZ World Culture
Provides information about 175 of the world's countries. Great for those school reports! Includes greetings, travel, gifts, religion, travel, superstition, women's lifestyles, time, holidays, stereotypes, lifecycles, and much more!

CultureGrams (Enter the first 5 digits of your library card number if prompted.)
Country reports deliver an insider's perspective on daily life and culture, including the history, customs, and lifestyles of the world's people. Also, includes information about the 50 states, a photo gallery, famous people section, and recipe collection. 
Health & Medicine

Health and Wellness Resource Center and Alternative Health Module

A comprehensive health and medical database with encyclopedia-like articles as well as full text periodical articles on a variety of topics, from alternative medicine to specific diseases and injuries.

Medline
The U.S. National Library of Medicine's bibliographic database containing references to articles in thousands of medical, dental and nursing journals. Corresponds to the print indexes Index Medicus, Index to Dental Literature and International Nursing Index. Many of the articles can be obtained for Woodridge Public Library cardholders through interlibrary loan. 
History & Social Studies

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Keyword searchable encyclopedias and reference books related to the arts, biographies, business, education, environment, general reference, history, information and publishing, law, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, nation and world, religion, science and social science. These titles are online versions of the same Gale print reference resources found in many library reference collections.

U.S. History In Context
Includes more than 185,000 reference articles, including the best titles from Macmillan Reference USA™, Charles Scribner’s Sons® and other top publishers.

World History In Context
Includes more than 2,000 reference articles from acclaimed history titles from Macmillan Reference USA™, Charles Scribner’s Sons® and other highly regarded encyclopedias and compendiums. 
Language Learning

Mango Languages
(Online Language Learning)
Check out our new online language learning resource! With Mango Languages, you can learn Arabic (Levantine), Chinese (Mandarin), Dari, Farsi (Persian), French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Pashto, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish (Latin America), Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Urdu and Vietnamese.

English as a Second Language Learners -- Arabic (Egyptian), Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin), French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish (Latin America) and Vietnamese speakers can use Mango Languages to learn English.

Now includes Little Pim ... online language learning for kids! 
Library Catalogs

SWAN

The Online Catalog of the Metropolitan Library System. Search the holdings of the Woodridge Public Library and surrounding area libraries that share our catalog.

WorldCat
An international catalog that includes millions of books, recordings and audiovisual items in libraries of all types. Many of the items can be obtained for Woodridge Public Library cardholders through interlibrary loan. 
Magazines & Newspapers

Collections

ProQuest Discovery
The library's primary magazine, journal and newspaper database. Contains articles from over 2,500 publications, such as Time, BusinessWeek, the Chicago Tribune, the Daily Herald, the Chicago Sun-Times and the New York Times. Coverage dates for each title vary and articles from over 1,400 of the publications are available in full text.

ProQuest All-In-One Search
Use this interface to search the ProQuest Discovery, Chicago Tribune (1849-current), Daily Herald (1997-current), New York Times (1851-current), USA Today (April 1, 1987-current) and Wall Street Journal (1984-current) databases at the same time.

Historical Newspapers
This interface - designed especially for students - allows researchers to easily search across our ProQuest historical database subscriptions.

Academic OneFile

Peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. With extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects,

FirstSearch
A collection of academic and professional magazine and journal databases on specialized topics. Coverage dates for each title vary and some databases are full text. Also includes WorldCat, a national catalog of books, audiovisual items and other materials in libraries of all types.

General OneFile

Comprehensive general interest resource providing periodical and news information through an intuitive, state-of-the-art interface. Perfect for researchers at all levels, this resource includes more than 7,000 full-text titles; more than 3,600 journals; more than 25 years of backfile; and five newspaper indexes.

Student Resources In Context
Includes millions of periodical and newspaper articles from the New York Times, U.S. News and World Report, and many others.

Specific Titles

Chicago Tribune(1985-current)
Full text news articles pertaining to regional, national and international news.

Chicago Tribune (1849-1987)
Full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. This collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.

Daily Herald (1997-current)
Full text news articles pertaining to regional, national and international news. Contains news items relevant to the Chicago suburbs.

New York Times (1980-current)
Full text coverage of the U.S. newspaper of record. Offers superb coverage of national and international news, plus coverage of important speeches and documents, Supreme Court decisions and presidential press conference transcripts.

New York Times (1851-2007)
Full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.

USA Today (April 1, 1987-current)
Daily national newspaper known for its concise stories, sports and weather coverage. Covers regional, national and world news.

Wall Street Journal (1984-current)
The financial newspaper of record offering in-depth coverage of national and international finance as well as first rate coverage of hard news. 
Public Records

Public Records

Information about recent local new home sales, new business licenses, foreclosures and bankruptcies. Includes Lake, Cook, McHenry, DuPage, Kane, Will, Kendall and DeKalb counties. 
Reference e-Books

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Keyword searchable encyclopedias and reference books related to the arts, biographies, business, education, environment, general reference, history, information and publishing, law, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, nation and world, religion, science and social science. These titles are online versions of the same Gale print reference resources found in many library reference collections. 
Science

Science In Context

Includes more than 22,000 topic overviews, 7,000 biographies and 1.5 million periodical articles from noted publications like Science Weekly, Science News and The Science Teacher.

Science Online

A complete reference database containing thousands of entries covering animal anatomy, anthropology and archaeology, astronomy, chemistry and biochemistry, biology and botany, computer science, earth science, environmental science, genetics, medicine, anatomy and physiology, marine science, physics and climatology. 
Spanish Language

Informe

Created exclusively for Spanish-speaking users, this full-text electronic reference tool is the first system to provide indexing, images and full text of popular Hispanic magazines -- not just translations. Also included is a thesaurus and interface that are uniquely designed for Spanish-speaking users. 
Test Prep

Learning Express Library

Interactive test preparation guides for the ASVAB, GRE, SAT, ACT, civil service, military, law enforcement, real estate, U.S. Citizenship Test and other exams. First time users must click on "New User" button to register. Returning users should click on "Returning User" button.
 

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