Resources A-Z

145,000 maps for homework or pleasure. Outline maps, antique maps, political maps, geologic maps, biologic maps, and more. Also, Flags of the World, crossword puzzles, and other teaching tools.
Important facts about all 50 states and 5 U.S. territories. Flags, maps, history, climate, symbols, crossword puzzles, historic photos, and so much more.
Learn about the customs, culture, food, religion, languages, and points of interest for 175 countries world wide. Lesson plans, history, maps, money, and more.

Travel information for over 200 cities around the world with 88 topics per city. Topics include passport, visa and immunization requirements, food and local restaurants, climate, currency, transportation and more!

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Find books by reading level.

Comprehensive list of all of the organizations that serve the Addison Community. Written in both English and Spanish.

Una lista completa de todas las organizaciones que sirven a la comunidad de Addison. Escrito en inglés y español. 

Search thousands of immigration lawyers to find one that meets your needs. You can search by languages spoken, location, and types of law practiced.

Busca a través de miles de abogados para encontrar uno que satisface tus necesidades. Puedes buscar por idioma, ubicación, y tipos de derecho practicado.

Genealogical information including US Census lists. (in-library use only)
Service, repair, and recall information for foreign and domestic cars

Career resources with live resume help and critique; plus preparation and practice tests for the U.S. Citizenship and the GED test. Live experts are ready to help you with topics from basic math to PowerPoint. You can even request a Spanish literate tutor. Just follow the link and click on Adult Learners!

Train your brain! Exercises are divided into six categories: attention, brain speed, memory, people skills, intelligence and navigation. Fun and motivating exercises to help keep your brain in shape.
Detailed company and industry profiles including SWOT reports, market share and financial reports. Thousands of company histories, case studies, scholarly journals and business news.

Low cost, legal services available in English and Spanish to residents of Cook and DuPage Counties based on ability to pay. Services include: adoption, bankruptcy, child custody, divorces, guardianship, landlord-tenant, real estate, wills and probate, worker’s compensation, and limited immigration help.

Servicios legales de bajo costo disponibles en inglés y español a los residentes de los condados Cook y DuPage basados en su capacidad para pagar. Los servicios incluyen: adopción, bancarrota, custodia de los hijos, divorcios, tutela, arrendador-inquilino, bienes raíces, testamentos y sucesiones, compensación del trabajador y ayuda limitada de inmigración.

Articles from 1987 to current.
Articles from 1849-1987.
Up-to-date medical information on a variety of subjects including aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs and alcohol, fitness and nutrition, and dietetics. Includes full-text content from journals and magazines, reference books and encyclopedias, health reports, medical images and diagrams, and pamphlets.
Consumer Reports is an unbiased, independent organization which provides product and service ratings. Access includes articles and blog posts on ratings, reviews, expert buying advice, product comparisons, consumer user reviews and product video clips for over 7,000 products and services.

Lessons to prepare for the US Naturalization test in Spanish followed by English translations.

Las herramientas necesarias para practicar habilidades de inglés y prepararse y aprobar el examen de Naturalización.

Produce comprehensive business and residential lists as well as detailed demographic reports, maps that “visualize” trends, and customized customer reports.

If you are new to computers, haven't used them for a while, are a little unsure and uncomfortable, or just need a bit of a refresher, try these tools to help you tackle technology at your own pace and gain the confidence you need to succeed.

Si necesitas ayuda con las computadoras, trata de usar estas herramientas a tu propio ritmo para ayudarte a abordar la tecnología y ganar la confianza necesaria para tener éxito.

Practice for the Illinois driver's licensing exams using ten car, six motorcycle and three CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) tests; read three online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL); nd browse a FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ DMV-related questions in English. For Spanish speakers, two tests feature over 60 questions on signs in Illinois.

Puedes ir en línea para practicar para el examen de licencia de conducir en español. Este sitio presenta dos exámenes con más de 60 preguntas acerca de las señales de tránsito en Illinois.

Low cost or free legal aid in areas such as stalking, divorce, custody, child support, guardianship, adoption, probate, or orders of protection. All applicants must complete a telephone or in-person screening to confirm eligibility guidelines.

Una enciclopedia interactiva para niños

An interactive encyclopedia for young learners

Gale Courses deliver hundreds of engaging, instructor-led online courses focused on professional development and technology skills.
Access to authentic, professional legal documents. Useful for filing patents and trademarks, developing leases, creating bills of sale, delegating power of attorney, and more, these forms are ideal for supporting legal tasks for personal or business use.

Provides tutorials on a broad range of topics like computers, reading, math, and careers. Learn how to use Pinterest, count change, and brush up your interviewing skills all in one place.

Genealogical data in census records, other government sources, books, and PERSI (Periodicals Source Index).

Una enciclopedia completa en español

A comprehensive encyclopedia in Spanish

Detailed “how to” instructions and creative ideas for the hobby enthusiast including full text and videos from leading hobby and craft magazines.
Full-text instructions and videos of popular home repair projects. Learn how to maintain your home in areas such as home maintenance, remodeling, electrical work, decorating home and garden, outdoor improvements, plumbing and wood projects.
General low cost or free legal advice and family law information
Get free, live help from a Job Coach on searching, applying, and preparing for job interviews including career assessments, interview help, and resume writing/templates. Submit your resume and receive feedback from career experts. Match your skills and interests with college careers and majors.

Affordable legal services provided by independent lawyers in a variety of areas such as family law, landlord/tenant, estate law, consumer law, employment law, criminal misdemeanors and traffic tickets, and real property law. Small business help available for business formation, contracts and intellectual property issues. Limited immigration assistance.

Practice tests for students and adult learners on a wide variety of levels, such as AP, college entrance, civil service, GED, TOFEL, US citizenship, and reading and writing skills.
Comprehensive resource for research on literature and authors. Biographical information, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers.
One on one tutoring in math, English, science, social studies, AP classes, college test prep, and more for students in fourth grade through college and beyond. tutors are available in English and Spanish from 3:00pm-10:00pm.
Learn languages through native conversations: Mandarin Chinese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish or English as a Second Language from Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, or Spanish.

Articles from magazines and newspapers on a wide variety of topics, with 1,700 full-text periodicals, 500 full-text reference books, and over 500,000 photos, maps, and flags.

This website is specifically designed to help military personnel and their family members navigate immigration issues.
Ensure your child is ready for kindergarten with this fun, interactive program!

Research and analysis of mutual funds and stocks.

Learn a new language or improve your first language through videos, reading, games and more! To use Muzzy Club on a mobile device, download the Puffin app. Use the username AddisonPL and the password AddisonMuzzy to access.

Encyclopedia articles on science and technology and science in the news for middle and high school students. Outside the library

Articles from 1980 to current.

Detailed information about fiction books and authors for students in grades K-8.

Detailed information about fiction books and authors.

Una enciclopedia en el idioma español para hispanohablantes y estudiantes de español. Afuera de la biblioteca

A comprehensive encyclopedia for Spanish speakers and Spanish language students. Outside the library

Covering almost 400 topics, each has an overview, background, description and argument and counter-argument on current topics. Also included for each topic is a Guide to Critical Analysis for help in evaluating controversial subjects and opposing viewpoints.

Free legal services for low-income persons and those age 60 and over on a variety of topics such as  loss of veteran’s benefits or SNAP (food stamps), domestic violence, evictions, and foreclosures; loss or denial of subsidized housing benefits, utility services, medical or nursing home care. 

Write your own book or edit your existing book. Type directly into Pressbooks or import your book and then edit and design digital and print copies. Pressbooks will help you organize your chapters, edit text, add bibliographies, introductions or prefaces, choose a design from over 50 design themes and more.

A searchable database of past auction prices for antiques, collectibles, and fine art.

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Current and archived full-text articles in the Gannett Newsstand, with coverage of leading newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune (1987 to current) and the Chicago Tribune Historical (1849-1987).

Data about new homeowners, businesses, foreclosures and bankruptcies in the Chicago metropolitan area and in Illinois.

Directory of data about U.S. businesses and residences.

Una enciclopedia y centro de referencia en el idioma español para hispanohablantes y estudiantes de español.

Encyclopedia and reference center for Spanish speakers and Spanish language students.

Learn how to speak, read, and write languages such as English, French, Polish, Spanish, and more!

¡Aprende a hablar, leer, y escribir idiomas como el inglés, el francés, el polaco, el español, y más!

Hundreds of sample business plans, journals, and multimedia content. All aspects of starting and operating a small business are covered including financing, management, marketing, human resources, franchising, accounting, taxes and more.
Searching by product type (from ATVs to chainsaws), brand, model/engine type or model numbers, this database provides instructions in routine maintenance as well as extensive repairs for small engines.

Investment information for stocks and mutual funds.

Learn how to avoid Notario Fraud and how to find assistance if you have experienced it.

The True Books series covering science, history, and social studies with online activities and quizzes.

Official immigration forms and immigration benefit information
Find an accredited representative in your area who can provide low cost or free legal immigration help.

Investment information for stocks.

Check the Visa Bulletin for family petitions.

Articles from 1984 to current.
Articles from 1987 to current.
Research and analysis for the bank and insurance industries.
World Book has the classic encyclopedia entries students have used for years as well as activity ideas, timelines, and interactive early learning games.
Access to WorldCat, a database of library holdings from around the world, and to article databases, Article First and ECO. Formally known as First Search.