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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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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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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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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.