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All resources require a 14 digit barcode on a Tinley Park Public Library card, EXCEPT those labeled as "FirstSearch." For First Search databases, please call the Adult Reference Desk to obtain the login info at 708.532.0160, x1.
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This scholarly collection offers 4600+ journals covering nearly every area of academic study including: computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, linguistics, arts, medicine, ethnic studies, women's studies, theology, psychology, & many more.

Add color to your family history by searching over 6,500 US newspapers, dating from 1690 to the present (scanned images; selective coverage). Also includes Social Security Death Index and over one billion genealogy document records.

Ancestry Library Edition

Genealogical research using census records from 1790 to 1930; birth, marriage, and death records; immigration records; vital and church records; military records; and court, land, and probate records. NOTE: You must visit the library to use this resource.

Index of articles from the contents pages of journals covering topics within business, humanities, medicine, popular culture, science, social sciences, & technology

Auto Repair Source provides the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls.

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Biography Reference Center offers a comprehensive collection of full-text biographies, as well as thousands of unique narrative biographies. In addition to keyword searching, users can locate biographies of intereswt by browsing key categories, including occupation, nationality, publication, and more than 30 genre categories such as actors, artist, authors, current world leaders, explorers, religious leaders, and many more.

BSP provides full-text articles for 2300+ journals including Harvard Business Review, Industrial & Labor Relations Review, Journal of Management Studies, & Journal of Marketing Research.

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Repair and maintenance information, wiring diagrams, cost estimates, recall info, & more from Chilton Repair Manuals.

Index of Latin American journals in the sciences and humanities

CHC is designed for the everyday consumer of health care information. It provides access to easily understandable information through medical encyclopedias, popular reference books, and magazines.

Access to the most popular, independent company rating consumer products & services

Discover snapshots of over 200 countries around the world. Learn about a country's current economy, religion, politics, language, education, & more.

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DemographicsNow provides robust and highly detailed U.S. demographic data.

It is ideal for gaining consumer and market insight when opening a business, finding an audience for products/services, analyzing population shifts, and more. Additionally, the power of DemographicsNow stands out with its reporting capability, that will help you make informed and accurate decisions.

Take practice driving exams. Tests for automobiles, motorcycles, and commercial drivers licenses (CDLs) are included. Also, note the Illinois DMV frequently asked questions section too.

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Education Research Complete is a resource for education research.
Topics covered include:

  • All levels of education from early childhood to higher education
  • All educational specialties, such as:
    • Multilingual education
    • Health education
    • Testing.

Index to a full-text collection of scholarly journals

Covers over 600 journals with articles and reports on all aspects of education, including published & unpublished sources

Fun, user-friendly search interface designed with teachers in mind. Explora Educator's edition includes ERIC, Education Research Complete, Professional Development Collection, Teacher Reference Center, Academic Search, MasterFILE, EBSCO eBooks Teacher Resources K-8 Collection databases.

Formerly Student Research Center, Explora for Primary School is a fun, user-friendly search interface designed for K-5 students to search by keyword or topic to find the most useful search results. Results can be easily sorted by source type, such as magazines, reference books, photos, flags, etc.

Fun, user-friendly interface designed for public library patrons needing to do general research. Includes MAS Ultra: Public Library Edition, Consumer Health Complete, Newspaper Source Plus, TOPICsearch, EBSCO eBooks Public Library Collection, Topic Overviews Public Libraries databases.

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This resource contains 25,000+ updated entries for learners of all ages offering articles, images, biographies, & more.

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Gale LegalForms offers a wide selection of state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms that may be customized for the most common legal procedures.

Includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others. Many forms are ideal for supporting legal tasks relevant to business owners, such as filing for copyrights, patents and trademarks, articles of incorporation, licenses, and more.

Gale Small Business Builder is a step-by-step online planning tool for starting, managing and optimizing a business or nonprofit.

It provides integrated access to Small Business Resource CenterDemographicsNow and Gale LegalForms when libraries subscribe to any of these products.

This powerful search tool offers specialized encyclopedias, almanacs, biographies, academic criticism & more.

U.S. government documents, including Congressional reports, hearings, debates, and records; judiciary materials; and documents issued by executive departments

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Census images from 1790 to 1930, an index of 6,500 local history & genealogy periodicals, a database of Revolutionary War pension & bounty-land warrants, the full text of 25,000 local histories & family histories, & more

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LEL offers test preparation and interactive practice exams based on official tests such as (but not limited to) the ACT, SAT, ASVAB, GED, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, AP courses, PRAXIS, and civil service exams.  You will also find career & job prep training, tutorials for popular software, and tools for primary, secondary, college, and adult education.

LRC contains full-text for 35,000 plot summaries; 100,000 articles of literary criticisms; 253,000 author biographies; 693,000 book reviews; 78,000 classic and contemporary poems; 19,600 classic and contemporary short stories & much more.

Introduces children to one of ten languages, including English, using videos and a variety of other fun-filled tools and activities.

lynda.com is a leading online learning company that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Through individual, corporate, academic and government subscriptions, members have access to the Lynda video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts.

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This tutorial program includes audio visual lessons for 70+ world languages, including English. Registration requires a TPPL library barcode number & an email address. Note: a Mango Languages app is available for Apple & Android devices. Mango Languages now includes full-length world films to facilitate language learning through entertainment.

Mango prepares learners for realistic conversations and strengthens everyday communication skills in over 70 world languages, including English. Learning is enhanced with full-length feature films. Designed for iOS and Android, Mango’s award-winning apps allow you to learn anytime, anywhere, from your mobile devices.

This expansive collection contains nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues & much more. This database also contains full-text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 502,000 photos, maps & flags.

Discover thousands of ebooks, as well as audiobooks, streaming movies, and music. Get help with your device here.

All areas of medicine, including dentistry & nursing with some full-text available.

This database provides 140+ popular, middle school magazines with all full-text articles assigned a Lexile number. Middle Search Plus also contains 84,774 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and a School Image Collection of photos, maps, and flags.

Mitchell ProDemand

Mitchell ProDemand offers repair and maintenance information, wiring diagrams, cost estimates, recall info, & more. NOTE: You must visit the library to use this resource.

Includes Morningstar ETFInvestor, FundInvestor, StockInvestor, and other financial info

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Explore this vast collection of fiction & nonfiction recommendations for early readers through high school. Searchable by title, author, genre, or plot, you will also find reviews, recommendations of titles & authors similar to your favorites, book discussions guides, & more.

Explore this vast collection of fiction & nonfiction recommendations for adults & teens. Searchable by title, author, genre, or plot, you will also find reviews, recommendations of titles & authors similar to your favorites, book discussions guides, & more.

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Index of papers presented at conferences worldwide

PebbleGo is an educational database for emergent readers covering four categories: animals, biographies, earth & space science, and social studies.

Points of View Reference Center provides essays that present multiple sides of a current, often controversial issue. Essays provide questions & materials for further thought & study and are accompanied by thousands of supporting articles from the world’s top political & societal publications.

Primary Search offers 70+ popular, elementary school magazines. All articles are assigned a Lexile number. Examples of publications include: Appleseeds, Boys’ Life, Cobblestone, Cricket, Highlights for Children, Hopscotch, Jack & Jill, Ladybug, Ranger Rick, Science World, Spider, SuperScience, Time for Kids, & Turtle.

Index of worldwide conference proceedings

Take a walk through history with every page of every issue of the Chicago Tribune from 1847 - 1986, including photographs, maps, editorials, advertisements, & obituaries.
Note: To view current issues of the Chicago Tribune, use ProQuest U.S. Major Dailies.

Search the five most respected U.S. national and regional newspapers: The New York TimesWashington PostLos Angeles TimesChicago Tribune, and the Wall Street Journal.
Access The Chicago Tribune exclusively, with coverage from 1986 – present.

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A "digital newsstand" of  approximately 50 magazines. Enjoy the latest issues in full-text & full-color of such titles as Architectural Digest, Brides, Chicago, Food Network, Men's Health, National Geographic, Newsweek, Star, Us Weekly & MUCH MORE.

4-part database: 1) U.S. industry and company info, w/contact info, sales and employee figures, etc. 2) U.S. residential directory w/address, phone number, income, home value 3) U.S. directory of 855,000 physicians and dentists 4) Directory of 262 million U.S. consumers

Offers 80+ regional business publications covering many metropolitan & rural areas in the U. S., such as Crain's Chicago Business; Crain's Small Business-Chicago Edition; Crain's New York Business; Des Moines Business Record; Enterprise Salt Lake City; Fort Worth Business Press

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Worksheets, lesson plans, learning games, and more! Printable activities for any subject: math, science, reading comprehension, STEM, writing, and beyond. Download lesson plans, reading passages, games and puzzles, clip art, bulletin board ideas, and skills sheets for kids in any grade.

Science Reference Center contains articles from hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, & periodicals. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology, & wildlife.

Small Business Reference Center offers top consumer small business reference books, as well as tools to address many small business topics. It offers a collection of state-specific resources supported with demographic data and other local information. 

  • Business videos
  • A help and advice section
  • Details on how to create business plans.

Business videos include interviews, "lessons learned" features, lectures, and how-to videos to help foster success in all aspects of managing a business.

 

Small Business Resource Center combines authoritative periodical and reference content to support prospective and current entrepreneurs.

Download repair and routine maintenance manuals for larger engines from motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles, boat motors, personal watercraft and tractors.  Manuals for smaller engines like lawn mowers, snow blowers, tillers, generators and more are included.

SWAN is a searchable catalog of books and AV materials owned by 70+ local public & academic libraries. SWAN stands for System-Wide-Automated-Network.

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High school students will enjoy this online collection of ebooks, graphic novels, read-alongs, videos, & audiobooks.

Use this website to identify local laws for the Village of Tinley Park. 

Tinley Park Historical Newspapers (Newspapers.com)

A collection of digitized newspapers from Tinley Park, Illinois provided by Newspapers.com. The collection includes the following:

  • Tinley Park Times (incomplete run 1929-1971)
  • Tinley Park Times Herald (incomplete run 1973-1975)
  • Tinley Park Star Tribune (1974-1976)
  • Tinley Park Star Herald (1976-1983)
  • Tinley Park Star (1983-1992)
  • Orland Park Star (1992-2007)
  • Southtown Star (2007-2009)

 NOTE: You must visit the library to use this resource.

Middle grade and middle school students will enjoy this online collection of ebooks, graphic novels, read-alongs, videos, & audiobooks.

Young children will enjoy this online collection of storybooks, read-alongs, videos, games, puzzles, & nonfiction books. World language audiobooks are also included.

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Vocational & Career Collection provides full text coverage for nearly 340 trade and industry-related periodicals.

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This interactive & dynamic online destination brings the popular print encyclopedia to life. Find articles from the print version, including maps, current events, special reports, editor-reviewed websites, study skills, Iowa resources, & more.

Explore this vast catalog of books, web resources, & other material worldwide. Tinley Park Public Library will do its best to borrow material for you from any other library within the U.S. There is no charge for material borrowed within Illinois and a $3.00 charge for material borrowed from outside the state.