Online Resources

Academic Search Premier

  This scholarly resource contains indexing and abstracts for more than 8,500 journals, with full text for more than 4,600 of those titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles...

All Readers

Detailed book reviews plus plot, setting, and character searches.

American Universities

Links to the homepages of most American universities may be found here.

Annual Credit Report is the official site to help consumers to obtain their free credit report.

Auto Repair Reference Center

Auto Repair Reference Center (ARRC) is a 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... is a partnership of many Federal agencies and organizations with a shared vision - to provide improved, personalized access to government benefit programs.


Automatic bibliography maker

Book Browse

Your guide to exceptional books.

Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services

This BCIS website provides access to forms online, how to obtain green cards and links to other federal government sites.

Business Source Premier

  This is the industry's most popular business research database, features the full text for more than 2,100 journals. Full text is provided back to 1965, and searchable cited references back to 1998. Journal ranking studies reveal that Business Source® Premier's full-...

CAMIO -Catalog of Art Museum Images Online

CAMIO Catalog of Art Museum Images Online contains about 95,000 works of fine and decorative art from leading museums around the world. The scope of the collection ranges from 3000 BCE to the present, representing premiere examples of Asian, African, Latin American and Western art....

Career One Stop

Your pathway to career success. Tools to help job seekers, students, businesses, and career professionals Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Chicago Tribune

"This publication's detailed indexing helps users quickly find the news information they need. Each issue is indexed thoroughly, so they have access to not only top news stories but also the information contained on the various sections of the paper. The indexing covers not only complete...

Code Academy

Learn to code.

Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health Complete (CHC) is EBSCO's interface designed for the everyday consumer of health care information. CHC provides convenient access to easily understandable health and medical information. Consumers can search and browse within medical encyclopedias, popular reference books, and...

Consumer Reports® — the largest paid-publication subscription-based website in the world — enables consumers to make better purchasing decisions on the products they are shopping for. Whether a user is looking to find the best deal on an LCD TV, or researching the top...

CUB Energy Saver

CUB Energy Saver helps you save money on your bills, manage your energy use, and team up with friends and neighbors to make your community more energy efficient.

Cuentos y Más (Stories and More)

Bilingual storytime show for kids and adults to enjoy, while learning English and Spanish at the same time.

CyberDrive Illinois

News and information about the programs and services of the Illinois Secretary of State office including driver licenses and vehicle registrations.

DOGO Books

Book reviews by kids for kids.

Practice for your next driver's test with a new resource from the Melrose Park Library. This service includes free tests,  based on the Illinois Secretary of State materials, and is the only site of its kind to include accessibility tools that allow users to hear selections read aloud,...

Ellis Island Online

The official site for Ellis Island allows you to search for ancestors who may have passed through here from 1892 to 1924.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

From the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), this site provides information to small business owners and has been specifically designed for small businesses which may not have a human resources department or a specialized EEO staff. It also gives links to state and local agencies and to...

Family Search

Created and maintained by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, this site lets you search by last names through the church's Ancestral File, International Genealogical Index and Pedigree Resource File.

Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA)

The online Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) is found here. Most colleges require this form to determine eligibility for financial aid. You may save your information and return at a later date.

Feed the Pig

Money shouldn't drive your future. But neither should debt. It's time for you to take control. Get what you deserve. Not just today. Your whole life. Just remember: small changes add up. Take steps to start saving today and you’ll build a solid financial future tomorrow.

Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia

This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.


Share book recommendations, see what your friends are reading, and even friend the library.


A freely accessible research database focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment, with well-researched but accessible information on topics ranging from global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources and beyond. Comprised of scholarly and general interest titles,...

Herald Newspaper Digital Archive (1941-1945)

The Melrose Park Public Library received a 2009 LSTA Digital Imaging grant for its project Proviso Township in War and Peace: The Digitization of the Herald, 1941-1945.Over 9,000 pages of the local newspaper from the WWII era were digitized.

History Reference Center

  History Reference Center® is the world's most comprehensive full text history reference database designed for secondary schools, public libraries, junior/community colleges and undergraduate research. The database features full text for more than 1,990 reference books,...

Illinois Student Assistance Commission

ISAC's mission is making college accessible and affordable for Illinois students.

Job & Career Accelerator

LearningExpress Job & Career Accelerator™ provides personalized, step-by-step job search assistance—from exploring and matching suitable occupations from over 1,000 detailed occupation profiles to finding available jobs from a database of over 5 million up-to-date job postings. With...

Learning Express Library

The LearningExpress LibraryTM online learning platform provides over 770 of the most up-to-date testpreparation and skill-building resources, helping both students and adults prepare for a wide range of academic and career-oriented exams as well as improve basic skills in reading, writing, and math...

Lee y serás (Read and You Will Be)

This resource "empowers and engages families and communities to foster children’s literacy development," with games, activities, and story time for children, along with resources for adults. 

Library Thing

Catalog your books online.

Literary Reference Center

Literary Reference Center™ is a comprehensive database that provides users with a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. It has been specifically designed for public libraries, secondary schools, junior/community...

Mango Languages

Mango Languages is language learning for the adventurous, the ambitious and the curious. Log on to access over forty different language courses.

MasterFILE Premier

  MasterFILE™ Premier contains full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multi-cultural issues and much more. This database also contains full text for more than 500 reference books, over 107,000 primary source...

Medline en español

Información de salud para usted

Medline Plus

A Service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health.

Merck Manual Home Edition

This online version of the Merck Manual is written for individuals looking for medical information in terms the non-medical professional can understand.

Middle Search Plus

  Middle Search® Plus contains full text for more than 150 popular middle school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. Additionally, Middle Search Plus...

NoveList K-8 Plus

Like to read action stories? Best friend tales? Picture books? NoveList K-8 Plus helps you find books to match your interests. Find books by Lexile, unit of study, or topic. Plus, grab ready-to-go teaching guides that are quick and easy to use.

Points of View Reference Center

Points of View Reference Center contains a balance of materials from all viewpoints, including more than 1,300 main essays, leading political magazines from both sides of the aisle, newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, primary source documents and reference books.

Primary Search

Primary Search® contains full text for more than 80 popular elementary school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Additionally, Primary Search includes the Encyclopedia of Animals™, and features the Funk &...

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chicago Tribune (1849-1987)

This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.

Regional Business News

Regional Business News provides full text for nearly 100 regional U.S. and Canadian business publications (including titles from Crain Communications).

Roots Web

"The oldest and largest free online community for genealogists," this site includes links to dozens of genealogy related sites and resources.

Science Reference Center

  Science Reference Center™ is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full-text science-oriented content. Designed to meet every student's science research needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science...

SME Toolkit

Free small business information

Snag a Job

Find hourly employment.

Speak Speak is a resource for English language learners. You'll find interactive practice exercises, grammar explanations and vocabulary lists.

Stop You're Killing Me!

"A Website to die for...if you love mysteries"

Student Research Center

  The Student Research Center (SRC) is EBSCO's interface designed for students in grades 6 through 12. SRC provides students in secondary schools with the most appropriate research tools to easily obtain the information that they need from their EBSCO databases. Students can...

Study Blue

Free online studying tool for high school and college students that allows you to make online flashcards and notes. Make, study, score, store, and collaborate in order to ace your classes.

Teacher Reference Center

This database provides coverage on key education topics such as Assessment, Continuing Education, Current Pedagogical Research, Curriculum Development, Instructional Media, Language Arts, Literacy Standards, Science & Mathematics, and more for K-12 Teachers & Librarians.

Thomas (Library of Congress)

Legislative information from the Library of Congress. (Typing Web) is a free online typing tutor & keyboarding tutorial for typists of all skill levels. includes entertaining typing games, typing tests, and more.

The U.S. Government's official web portal

Connect to the catalogs of libraries worldwide.