Online Resources

Our online resources may be accessed using your Oswego Public Library District’s 14-digit library card number as your password/user ID, unless otherwise indicated. Some are available for use only in the library. 

Access Business News
Consolidates current and archived content from the complete, full-text electronic editions of more than 350 business and law journals, local and regional business news weeklies, and other news sources across North America.  The collection features extensive coverage of industries, markets, companies, executives and products to meet a wide range of business needs.
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NewspaperARCHIVE

Access NewspaperARCHIVE
The largest historical newspaper database, containing tens of millions of newspaper pages from 1607 to the present. Click here for remote access: https://libraryaccess.newspaperarchive.com

Access World News

Access World News Research Collection
Explore and stay informed on local, national and international topics, people and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues and more. Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources from around the world to around the corner, including the Beacon News, Chicago Sun-Times, Joliet Herald-News, Kane County Chronicle, Naperville Sun, USA Today, and more.  Available remotely 24/7 on any device.
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Auto Repair Source

Auto Repair Source
Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, Auto Repair Source provides the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls.
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Beacon News

Beacon-News (1997-Current)
Search more than 20 years of Aurora area history with the Beacon-News Collection.  Coverage from 1997 through today, including full-text, web-only content and full-color image edition.
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Black Freedom Struggle

Black Freedom Struggle
ProQuest invites you to explore this website which focuses on Black Freedom, featuring select primary source documents that are related to critical people and events in African American history.

 

Bookflix
Pairs classic video storybooks and related nonfiction eBooks. Reinforces early reading skills for ages pre-K through 3rd grade.
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Check Illinois
Check Illinois allows consumers and businesses alike the opportunity to perform quick background checks on individuals and businesses – quickly, easily, and affordably

Chicago Sun Times

Chicago Sun-Times
Search more than 30 years of Chicago area history with the Chicago Sun-Times Collection.  Coverage from 1986 through today, including full-text, web-only content and full-color image edition.
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Chicago Tribune Historical

Chicago Tribune Historical
Chicago Tribune articles from the 19th and 20th centuries, including obituaries and death notices.

Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health Complete 
The most comprehensive database for consumer-oriented health content, Consumer Health Complete is designed to help users gain an overall understanding of key topics across the health and wellness spectrum — from mainstream medicine to complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.
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Consumer Reports.org

ConsumerReports.org 
Doing research takes time. Choosing the wrong product wastes money. Here you can find a comprehensive collection of expert, unbiased product reviews to help you make smart buying decisions.
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Daily Herald Collection

Daily Herald Collection
Explore suburban area history through local news, events and people with the Daily Herald Collection. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content published only online. Available remotely 24/7 on any device.
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EBSCO MasterFILE Complete 
MasterFILE Complete offers the highest quality collection of popular full-text magazines, reference books, videos, images, and other sources covering virtually every subject area.
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Explora
Find information on thousands of subjects in full-text articles and abstracts from scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, reference books, and more.  Also includes 60,000 videos from the Associated Press.

Herald News Collection

Herald News Collection
Explore Joliet history through local news, events and people with the Herald News Collection. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content only published online. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.
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Heritage Quest
A genealogy resource that includes U.S. federal census records from 1790 to 1940, Revolutionary War pension records, Freedman’s Bank records, the Periodical Source Index (PERSI™), genealogy and local history books, and more.
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Illinois Digital Sanborn Maps
Large-scale plans of Illinois cities and towns between 1867 and 1970, providing detailed property and land-use information.
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Kane County Chronicle

Kane County Chronicle Collection
Explore Kane County history through local news, events and people with the Kane County Chronicle Collection. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content published only online. Available remotely 24/7 on any device.
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Legal Self-Help Center: Kendall County
Provides access to Illinois legal information and help for residents regarding legal forms and information on the legal process in Kendall County. Covers more than 25 different areas of the law and also provides links to other free legal resources.

Morningstar Investment Research Center

Morningstar Investment Research Center
Morningstar Investment Research Center is an easy-to-navigate database that was designed especially to help you reach your investment goals. It’s the one-stop tool for collecting financial information, getting reliable portfolio analysis, learning about investment options, and getting the most up-to-date financial news commentary.
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Naperville Sun

Naperville Sun
Search more than 20 years of Naperville area history with the Naperville Sun Collection.  Coverage from 1997 through today, including full-text, web-only content and full-color image edition.
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Novelist K-8 Plus
All the same features of NovelList geared specifically for the K-8 reading audience.

Novelist Plus
Find your next great fiction or nonfiction read here!
Lists of award-winning books and recommended reads, author readalikes, book discussion guides, reviews, series listed in order, and more.
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OCLC FirstSearch Databases
A wide range of databases, including indexes, abstracts, online full-text articles, nationwide library holdings, and Web resources.

Public Record
Real estate sales, foreclosures, bankruptcies, and new business licenses in Kane, Kendall, Will, DuPage, and other nearby counties. Click here for remote access.

Reference Solutions

Reference Solutions (Formerly known as ReferenceUSA)
Online directory of information on U.S. residences, businesses and healthcare providers. Business listings may include names of executives, the number of employees, SIC codes, sales volume, business expenditures, and much more.
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Universal Class
More than 500 free online continuing education classes, available any time on your schedule.  These self-paced, non-credit personal and professional development classes are available in over 30 subject areas. Universal Class is also available through Libby.
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USA Today Collection

USA Today Collection
Explore information through national news, events and people with the USA Today Collection. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content only published online. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.
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American Ancestors
A genealogy research tool from the New England Historic Genealogical Society.

Ancestry Plus Library Edition
Comprehensive online source for genealogical and local history research.
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Family Search

The Oswego Public Library District is a Family Search Affiliate Library. Discover the world’s largest collection of free family trees and indexes of records from all over the world. Accessible on the computers in Adult Services.
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