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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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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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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 search interface 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, etc.

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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, test preparation & more.

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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 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.

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. 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.

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High 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.