Ancestry, Automotive Repair, and Westlaw databases
are accessible from the desktops of the public use computers inside the Library.
In Library use and remote access. For remote access your library card number is your ID.
Career Cruising provides students with current information on occupational profiles in both English and Spanish. The Career Matchmaker interest profile helps students research a career that closely matches their interests.
The Chicago Tribune online database contains full-text articles from 1985-current. It is also a good source for obituaries. The Chicago Tribune can be accessed both within the library and from your home. Home access requires the use of your Poplar Creek Library Card number and pin. Stop by the Reference Desk on the lower level, and we will be happy to assist you.
CQ Weekly provides non-partisan news and analysis on how legislation is shaped, who is shaping it and how it could affect your interests.
Research your term paper topic using a variety of current sources including newspapers, magazines, books, and picture files. Includes both general and scholarly articles and can be restricted by reading level and publication date. In Library use and remote access. For home access your library card number is your ID.
This collection of databases includes several magazine article collections including WilsonSelect.It also includes specialized databases such as Medline, ERIC and others. Access is via authorization number and password and is available to all Poplar Creek cardholders. In Library use and remote access. Please call the Adult Services Desk at (630) 483-4929 to receive the authorization number and password. Please have your library card available.
Freegal Music provides Poplar Creek Library cardholders with three free music downloads each week. Our cardholders will have access to hundreds of thousands of songs in the Sony Music catalog in all genres of music. All you need is your Library card and PIN! Freegal is compatible with all MP3 devices and all IPOD versions.
A genealogy database with access to the U.S. Census, serial articles, and books.A good place to look for local history information. In Library use and remote access. For home access your library card number is your ID.
Enjoy free, unlimited access to interactive skillbuilding courses in math, reading, and writing as well as a broad range of practice tests based on official exams such as the ACT, SAT, GED, ASVAB Core, and EMT Basic, as well as firefighter, police officer, paramedic, Allied Healthcare, U.S. Citizenship, postal worker, cosmetology, and real estate agent and broker exams. This valuable service is available 24/7.
The LearningExpress Library online learning platform provides over 770 of the most up-to-date test preparation and skill-building resources, helping both students and adults prepare for a wide range of academic and career-oriented exams as well as improve basic skills in reading, writing, and math. In addition, job-skills tutorials are available to assist in creating a great resume, honing interviewing techniques, and improving business communications. This innovative platform includes self-paced study, instant scoring, and diagnostic feedback and can be accessed from any computer that has an Internet connection.
Free on-line tutoring from real teachers in math, science, social studies, history, English for learners in grades K-12 and community college. Help provided from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM daily in Spanish and in English. Session length varies by need. Bring a question or problem to your session and start learning. Powered by tutor.com.
The Mango Languages online language learning system includes lessons in Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Russian, Spanish, and English for Spanish Speakers among others. ESL lessons are also available. Lessons include instruction involving real life situations and audio from native speakers. Home access requires the use of your Poplar Creek Library Card number and pin. Stop by the Reference Desk on the lower level, and we will be happy to assist you.
The Newsbank online database offers access to The Daily Herald (1995-current). This full-text database also includes access to newspapers in the local Chicago area, as well as from newspapers from Illinois, the United States, and the World. Spanish language articles are available from the Acceda Noticias collection. Newsbank is also a good source for current articles from a select list of news magazines. These collections are a good source for current obituaries. Newsbank also includes access to the Chicago Tribune Historical Archive, a good source for selected historical articles and older obituaries.Home access requires the use of your Poplar Creek Library Card number and pin. Stop by the Reference Desk on the lower level, and we will be happy to assist you.
A Readers' Advisory tool to help you find your next fiction choice based on books you have read and liked or on topical choices. Also includes reading lists and other guides to fiction books.In Library use and remote access. For home access your library card number is your ID.
Real Estate Transactions
Records are compiled on a weekly basis for all New Homeowners information from Champaign, Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, St. Clair and Will Counties in Illinois.
New and Established Businesses
Records are compiled For newly filed business licenses and articles of incorporations from Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will Counties in Illinois. New startups include those who are working out of their homes or an office complex.
Foreclosures and Auctions
Newly filed and pre-foreclosure records from Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will Counties in Illinois are compiled. Properties that are in foreclosure are also tracked, listing when and if they will be sold at auction.
All newly filed bankruptcies from Cook, Boone, DeKalb, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, LaSalle, Lake, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, Winnebago and Will Counties in Illinois are compiled. Searches can be narrowed by discharge date, chapter type, homeowner, renter or potential credit customers who may have been involved in a bankruptcy.
Newly Filed Divorce
Information is compiled for Illinois divorces for the following counties: Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will.
New lists are compiled on a weekly basis are compiled for Illinois Felonies for the following counties: Cook (since 11/2007), DeKalb, DuPage, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will.
Includes directory information for United States businesses, new businesses and residences. Construct a mailing list to help you reach potential clients or find business information to assist with educational needs, consumer needs, or travel needs. In Library use and remote access. For home access your library card number is your ID.
The Value Line Investment Survey is a comprehensive source of information for stock ratings and prices as well as for information on industries and the economy.In Library use and remote access. For home access your library card number is your ID.