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Deerfield Public Library’s Online Resources contain articles, news, and more content that is professionally edited for accuracy and usability. They are available free to anyone at the library. Are you a Deerfield Public Library cardholder? You can access most Online Resources from home using the number on the back of your library card.

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AtoZdatabases

AtoZdatabases is the premier reference and mailing list database, including 30 million business and executive profiles and 220 million residents. This resource is ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!

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ConsumerReports.org

Access articles from the web version of the popular magazine Consumer Reports. Now includes Consumer Reports Health and Cars Best Deals Plus!

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Morningstar

A one-stop tool for collecting financial information, getting reliable portfolio analysis, learning about investment options, and reading up on the most up-to-date financial news commentary. Morningstar has comprehensive data and analysis on over 41,000 investments.

Remote Access | In-Library Access

Value Line

Individual investors or investment professionals can rely on Value Line for a vast array of financial measures for over 6,000 stocks, 18,000 mutual funds, 200,000 options, and other securities. Delve into Value Line’s accurate estimates, projections, and historical data to discover opportunities that fit any investment strategy.

If you are accessing Value Line from outside the library, you will be prompted to put in your library card barcode.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Access content from a library of encyclopedias and subject specialized reference books. Includes information on medicine, art, science, history, business, and much more. Browse by subject or search for content in one easy-to-use search box.

Scholastic Go

Formerly Grolier Encyclopedia, the Scholastic Go search engine provides access to The New Book of Knowledge, Encyclopedia Americana, America the Beautiful, and The New Book of Popular Science.  It’s a one-stop-shop for information on nearly any subject, for any reading level!

Remote Access

Creativebug

Unlimited access to thousands of award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.

Gale Biography Resource Center

Find biographies, images, articles, and suggested websites. Search for a specific person or browse by category, such as actors or notable women.

Mango Languages

Use the Mango interactive language learning software to learn one or more of over 50 languages including Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and Mandarin Chinese. ESL courses are available in 17 native languages.

NoveList K-8 Plus

Fiction and nonfiction book recommendations, read-alikes, award lists, book talks, and author biographies.

Scholastic Go

Formerly Grolier Encyclopedia, the Scholastic Go search engine provides access to The New Book of Knowledge, Encyclopedia Americana, America the Beautiful, and The New Book of Popular Science.  It’s a one-stop-shop for information on nearly any subject, for any reading level!

Remote Access

Scholastic Teachables

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

Remote Access

TumbeBook Library

The TumbleBookLibrary is a collection of animated, talking picture books, which kids can read or follow along as they are read aloud!

BrainHQ

Your personal gym for brain training! BrainHQ offers more than two dozen scientifically proven exercises to help improve your memory, attention, brain speed, people skills, intelligence, and navigation abilities. Available as an app!

Creativebug

Unlimited access to thousands of award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.

Facts on File Issues and Controversies

More than 800 articles on current events issues written for students. Pro and con statements, research topic ideas, and more. From home, click on ‘available databases’ in the upper right-hand corner to access.

Gale Courses

A new resource for Deerfield patrons that has over 300 six-week, online, instructor-led courses on a wide variety of subjects, from software to nutrition, project management to ESL grammar.

Gale General OneFile

Articles on current events, popular culture, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Access content from a library of encyclopedias and subject specialized reference books. Includes information on medicine, art, science, history, business, and much more. Browse by subject or search for content in one easy-to-use search box.

Worldcat Services

Full-text articles and citations from scholarly journals. Catalogs of books, government publications, and more held at libraries worldwide. Click on the ‘Databases’ tab to see a list of available databases and their descriptions.

Firstsearch Databases

Ancestry Library

Ancestry.com brings the world’s most popular consumer online genealogy resource to your library.  It’s an unprecedented online collection of individuals from North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and beyond.  Ancestry delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more!

Ancestry.com is available for In-Library use only.

Deerfield Public Library Local History Archives

Explore the library’s local history archive, featuring items relevant to the history and culture of Deerfield and the surrounding areas, including yearbooks, manuscripts, newspaper articles and obituaries, and primary source materials. New items are being added to the database all the time.

Fold3

Browse military genealogy records, plus non-military records. Easy to use with an intuitive interface, Fold3 is a game-changer for your genealogy projects.

HeritageQuest Online

Genealogical information including census records, PERSI, Revolutionary War records, and Freedman’s Bank documents.

AtoZdatabases

AtoZdatabases is the premier reference and mailing list database, including 30 million business and executive profiles and 220 million residents. This resource is ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!

Remote Access

Gale Courses

A new resource for Deerfield patrons that has over 300 six-week, online, instructor-led courses on a wide variety of subjects, from software to nutrition, project management to ESL grammar.

Mango Languages

Use the Mango interactive language learning software to learn one or more of over 50 languages including Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and Mandarin Chinese. ESL courses are available in 17 native languages.

Novelist Plus

Fiction and nonfiction book recommendations, read-alikes, award lists, book talks, and author biographies.

Worldcat Services

Full-text articles and citations from scholarly journals. Catalogs of books, government publications, and more held at libraries worldwide. Click on the ‘Databases’ tab to see a list of available databases and their descriptions.

Firstsearch Databases

Access World News (NewsBank)

Find global information on topics related to business and economics, education, the environment, health, international issues, jobs and careers, leisure activities, people, politics and government, social issues, sports, STEM, technology and more from a variety of news media featuring newspapers, videos and web-only content including the Chicago Sun-Times, Deerfield Review, USA Today, international sources and more.

Facts on File Issues and Controversies

More than 800 articles on current events issues written for students. Pro and con statements, research topic ideas, and more. From home, click on ‘available databases’ in the upper right-hand corner to access.

ProQuest News

Chicago Tribune, Chicago Tribune Historical Archive, Chicago Daily Tribune, and Chicago Press and Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post. Obituaries are included.

Gale Biography Resource Center

Find biographies, images, articles, and suggested websites. Search for a specific person or browse by category, such as actors or notable women.

Mango Languages

Use the Mango interactive language learning software to learn one or more of over 50 languages including Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and Mandarin Chinese. ESL courses are available in 17 native languages.

Scholastic Go

Formerly Grolier Encyclopedia, the Scholastic Go search engine provides access to The New Book of Knowledge, Encyclopedia Americana, America the Beautiful, and The New Book of Popular Science.  It’s a one-stop-shop for information on nearly any subject, for any reading level!

Remote Access

Scholastic Go

Formerly Grolier Encyclopedia, the Scholastic Go search engine provides access to The New Book of Knowledge, Encyclopedia Americana, America the Beautiful, and The New Book of Popular Science.  It’s a one-stop-shop for information on nearly any subject, for any reading level!

Remote Access

Digital Library of Illinois

The Digital Library of Illinois if your direct link to browsing the Deerfield Library’s digital collection of ebooks, eaudiobooks, and emagazines. All you need is an internet connection and your Deerfield Public LIbrary card.

Hoopla Digital

Get access to thousands of titles in music, movies, TV, and audiobooks! Hoopla is quick, easy and free for library cardholders. Download the app to your device or visit hoopladigital.com to get started.

Kanopy

Watch some of the best selections in cinema for free with your Library card! Set up your account now and press play.

Libby

Read your Digital Library of Illinois ematerials on your smartphone or tablet with the Libby App. Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, and more from the Deerfield Public Library and the Digital Library of Illinois consortium.

Rokus

Stream popular TV shows and movies from Netflix, Apple TV, and more by checking out our Roku streaming devices.

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