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Access Newspaper Archive
Tens of millions of searchable newspaper pages, including Illinois newspapers, published between 1759 and 2006. Enter search terms or browse newspapers by country, city, state and year.

Formerly NewEnglandAncestors.org, the New England Historic Genealogical Society provides vital records, church records, town records, cemeteries and more from most of the New England states, England and Ireland.
Not available from home.

America's Obituaries and Death Notices
Obituaries and death notices from 1,745 newspapers around the country. Some listings are recent, others historical. Chicago Tribune listings are from 1860, however obituaries from 1985-1999 are missing. To see the list of newspapers, connect to the database then click see a list at the top of the screen.

Subscriptions are provided by Wheaton Public Library unless otherwise noted.

Wheaton cardholders may access the databases from home. You will be asked for your name, barcode number and PIN.

To see websites and online catalog searches, select a topic.

Federal and state census records, military records, immigration records, birth, death and marriage records, and other reference sources
Not available from home.

Descriptions of archival collections (historical documents, personal papers and family histories) owned by libraries, museums, historical societies and archives worldwide.
Subscription provided by the Illinois State Library

Index of articles from the contents pages of journals
Subscription provided by the Illinois State Library

Auto Repair Reference Center
Repair procedures, service bulletins and recalls, wiring diagrams, labor, specifications and maintenance intervals for American and foreign cars beginning with model year 1954.

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Biography Reference Center
A comprehensive collection of biographies on notable personalities from around the world — from past to present, obscure to prominent, notorious to reputable.

Books In Print | New Books In Print
Publication information, book reviews, author biographies, forthcoming books

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CAMIO - Catalog of Art Museum Images Online
High-quality art images from around the world contributed and described by leading museums. All rights-cleared for educational use.
Subscription provided by the Illinois State Library

Chicago Tribune
Text of the newspaper from 1985- ; obituaries from 1985-1999 are missing.

Congressional Digest
An independent publication whose goal is to present an impartial view of controversial issues.

Consumer Reports
Ratings, reviews, recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services; in-depth advice, tips and trends in a variety of formats including articles and videos.

Consumer Reports Health
Articles on healthy living, conditions and treatments, prescription drugs, doctors and hospitals and Insurance. Get ratings and reviews of health-related products.

Consumer's Checkbook
Ratings of companies in the Chicago area. A nonprofit consumer information and service resource.
Not available from home.

CQ Researcher
Explores a single "hot" issue in the news in depth; topics range from social and teen issues to environment, health, education and science and technology.

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Driving Tests
Practice tests for car, motorcycle and CDL; Rules of the Road handbook, Motorcycle Manual and CDL Handbook

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EBSCO MasterFile
Articles from 1,700 periodicals, 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents.

Journal articles and reports on education topics
Subscription provided by the Illinois State Library

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Facts on File
Events, issues, statistics and people of the last 20 years plus in-depth features on historic events

Access to 15 databases.
Subscription provided by the Illinois State Library

Full Text Finder
A list of all magazine and newspaper titles accessible from the library, both online and in print (formerly Magazines A to Z)

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GPO Monthly Catalog
Index to U.S. government publications from 1976 to the present
Subscription provided by the Illinois State Library

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Heritage Quest Online
Census records, family histories, genealogical serials, local histories and primary sources in full image; resources on towns and families from all 50 states, Canada and the British Isles

Historical Chicago Tribune
Articles in the Chicago Tribune from 1849-1990

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Job & Career Accelerator
Get detailed information on occupations that suit your interests. Access current job listings from over 5 million job postings, which are collected from all major job boards. Create professional resumes and cover letters, master interviewing and networking techniques, and more. Use your Learning Express Library username/password or create a new account.

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Learning Express Library
Practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want at school, at work, or in life. Includes scored licensing, certification and aptitude practice tests, online career preparation, and vital information for a wide variety of occupations as well as tests for elementary, middle and high school students.

Literary Reference Center
Author biographies, plot summaries, book reviews, literary criticism essays; includes contemporary poems and short stories

Over 3,000 video courses on a variety of topics (including business, design, web development and multimedia skills) and software (Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite and open source applications.)
Requires a WPL library card number and PIN

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Magazines A to Z is now Full Text Finder
A list of all magazine and newspaper titles accessible from the library, both online and in print

Mango Languages
A language learning program that teaches practical conversation and cultural awareness for the world’s most popular languages. Includes English language lessons for foreign speakers.
Subscription provided by Friends of the Wheaton Public Library

FirstSearch access to MEDLINE, abstracted articles from medical journals
Subscription provided by the Illinois State Library

Identify stocks or mutual funds that meet your needs; read analysts' reports; input two or more stocks and/or mutual funds to see how they work together as a portfolio

Muzzy Online
Language learning for kids. With interactive games and activities, the Muzzy story is an entertaining way for kids to learn another language.

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Special reports on topics in the news.
Subscription provided by Wheaton Public Library

NoveList Plus
A guide to adult, young adult and children's fiction AND nonfiction

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A union catalog of more than 19 million digital resources from over 1,000 organizations
Subscription provided by the Illinois State Library

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Press Display
Read today's newspapers from around the world. Link to any of 500 newspapers from 70 countries in 37 languages. Many newspaper articles can be translated into other languages. Listen to articles on interactive radio. Access up to 60 days of back issues.

ProQuest Newspapers
Text of 300+ U.S. and international news sources. Includes coverage of 150+ major U.S. and international newspapers such as The Chicago Tribune, The New York Times and the Times of London, plus hundreds of other news sources and news wires.

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Record Information Services
Search for transactions on new homes, new businesses, foreclosures and auctions and bankruptcies in 7 Illinois counties: Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will

Reference USA
US and Canadian businesses; US and Canadian residences; doctors and dentists

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Sanborn Maps of Illinois
Digital Sanborn Maps, 1867-1870, chart the growth and development of towns and cities. They are large scale plans of a city or town drawn at a scale of 50 feet to an inch.

SILC - Statewide Illinois Library Catalog
See holdings for all libraries in Illinois.
Subscription provided by the Illinois State Library

Magazine articles on social, scientific, health, historic, business, economic, political and global issues as well as information on music, literature, film, performing arts, culture, architecture, philosophy, religion and visual arts

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Value Line
Monitor stock and mutual fund performances

Vital Records Index
Index to the vital records in Wheaton, Illinois newspapers beginning 1885-
Database created by Wheaton Public Library

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Books & other material in libraries worldwide
Subscription provided by the Illinois State Library

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