Online Resources

Art and Design

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....

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

View detailed "how-to" instructions, creative ideas, and articles from leading hobby and craft magazines, including Bead & Button, Creative Knitting, FineScale Modeler, Quilter's World and many more.

Books and Reading

All Readers

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

Book Browse

Your guide to exceptional books.

DOGO Books

Book reviews by kids for kids.


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

Library Thing

Catalog your books online.

NoveList Plus

Not sure what to read next? Find your next great read with Novelist Plus.

Stop You're Killing Me!

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

Connect to the catalogs of libraries worldwide.

Business and Finance

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

College and Financial Aid

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.

Illinois Student Assistance Commission

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

Community and Government is a partnership of many Federal agencies and organizations with a shared vision - to provide improved, personalized access to government benefit programs.

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.

Consumer and Legal Information

Education and Lifelong Learning

Khan Academy

You can learn anything! Use this free website to learn a variety of subjects including Math, Science, Economics & Finance, Arts & Humanities, and Computing. 

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

En Español

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.

Jobs and Careers

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.

Languages and ESL

Mango Languages

Mango Languages is language learning for the adventurous, the ambitious and the curious. Log on to access over 70 different language courses.


Freegal Music

Freegal is a free and legal way to download and stream music courtesy of your library.


Chicago Tribune (includes historical newspapers)

"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...

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.



Automatic bibliography maker


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,...



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.


DOGO Books

Book reviews by kids for kids.