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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.

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Covers over 600 journals with articles and reports on all aspects of education, including published & unpublished sources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

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

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This database offers detailed "how to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interest of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines, including Bead & Button, Creative Knitting, FineScale Modeler, Quilter's World, and many more.

Through a collection of comprehensive full-text content, this database provides users with detailed, user-friendly "how-to" information covering all manner of home improvement / repair projects.

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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.

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This expansive collection contains nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues & much more.

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.

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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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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.

Primary Search offers 70+ popular, elementary school magazines. All articles are assigned a Lexile number.

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Scholastic GO! contains more than 115,000 resources covering every core-curriculum subject with Lexile leveling to match the reader. The resources are derived from seven encyclopedias, dictionaries, videos, world newspapers, and more. 

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

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. Foreign language audiobooks are also included.

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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.