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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.

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

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Access to the most popular, independent company rating consumer products & services. Provides full access to their website: ConsumerReports.org

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Index to a full-text collection of scholarly journals

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 powerful search tool offers specialized encyclopedias, almanacs, biographies, academic criticism, test preparation & 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 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.

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Index of papers presented at conferences worldwide

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.

Index of worldwide conference proceedings

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.

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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.