Databases by Subject
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.
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.
Associations Unlimited International and IRS Data on Nonprofits
The premier source for associations - use this database to locate approximately 21,000 international nonprofit membership organizations in all fields, and IRS data on approximately 300,000 U.S. 501(c) nonprofit organizations. The database is also used to monitor association trends; identify related associations; networking and making professional contacts; marketing to associations, their members and markets.
AtoZ 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!
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 & 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.
Business Insights: Essentials
Offers dynamic, accurate, and up-to-date topical business information and company and industry intelligence on thousands of global companies.
Chicago Tribune (1985-current)
Full text news articles pertaining to regional, national and international news.
Chicago Tribune (1849-1992)
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.
Provides quick online access to repair, maintenance and service information on seven decades of the broadest range of vehicles available, including cars, trucks, vans and SUVs.
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.
CQ Researcher provides award winning in-depth coverage of the most important issues of the day. Their reports are written by experienced journalists, footnoted and professionally fact-checked. Full-length articles include an overview, historical background, chronology, pro/con feature, plus resources for additional research. Graphics, photos and short "sidebar" features round out the reports. Shorter "Hot Topics" articles provide a solid introduction to subjects most in demand by students.
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.
Daily Herald (1997-current)
Full text news articles pertaining to regional, national and international news. Contains news items relevant to the Chicago suburbs.
DemographicsNow Library Edition
Robust and highly-detailed demographic data. Ideal for gaining consumer and market insight as you consider opening a business, finding an untapped audience for your products, analyzing the shifts and needs of a given population, and more. Reporting capability allows you to rapidly produce a variety of compiled reports to help you make informed and accurate decisions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HeritageQuest (Enter the first 5 digits of your library card number if prompted.)
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.
This interface - designed especially for students - allows researchers to easily search across our ProQuest historical database subscriptions.
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.
InfoTrac Newsstand is an innovative Web-based full-text newspaper database which allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, newspaper section or other assigned fields. Finally, a one-stop source for the day's news and searchable archives. You can customize your online newspaper database features including search options. With InfoTrac Newsstand, you can search a collection of more than 1,000 newspapers, then select your own screen appearance, search options and results format.
Kids InfoBits is the perfect educational product for today's young learners. It's a content-rich, authoritative, easy-to-use resource featuring age-appropriate content covering a broad range of educational topics. It features a modern, graphical interface, great new content from trusted sources, more intuitive navigation, improved resources, and much more.
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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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.
Literature Resource Center
Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world. The optional MLA International Bibliography module adds citations for hundreds of thousands of books, articles and dissertations from 1926 to the present, linked to full text where available.
Includes full-text and primary content vital to literature and language study.
Learn the latest software, creative, and business skills with high-quality online instructional videos on lynda.com. Explore a wide range of subjects from photography, animation, music, and video to graphic design, project management, and web development. New courses are added every week.
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Learn a new language! For English speakers wanting to learn another language or English as a Second Language learners. Also includes Little Pim for kids.
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.
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.
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 (1851-2012)
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.
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!
Opposing Viewpoints In Context
Includes more than 14,000 pro/con viewpoint essays.
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.
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.
Information about recent local new home sales, new business licenses, incorporations, foreclosures and bankruptcies. Includes Lake, Cook, McHenry, DuPage, Kane, Will, Kendall and DeKalb counties.
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.).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage
Standard & Poor's Company Profiles, Corporation Records, The Outlook, Fund Reports and Stock Reports.
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.
A collection of animated, talking picture books, puzzles and quizzes, as well as resources for teachers.
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.
USA Today (April 1, 1987-current)
Daily national newspaper known for its concise stories, sports and weather coverage. Covers regional, national and world news.
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.
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.
Woodridge Progress Newspaper (In-Library Access Only)
Keyword searchable, online images of each page from the May 22, 1969 - December 28, 1978 issues of this local Woodridge newspaper. The project to digitize this newspaper was generously funded through the Friends of the Woodridge Public Library.
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.
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.
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.