As a library we make an effort to arm ourselves and our patrons with a variety of information resources to improve our knowledge. This page contains both various research databases and local information centers.
Learning Express Library LearningExpressLibrary provides a completely interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help students, and adult learners succeed on the academic or licensing test they must pass.
A list of the test covered in Learning Express include ACT, ASVAB, Cosmetology, EMT/Paramedic, Firefighter, Law Enforcement, ESL Skills Improvement, Nurse Aide, GED, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, SAT.To Register: Click on the orange "Register" button. Then fill in the form (your username is your library card number) and make a password.
Job & Career Accelerator
Job & Career Accelerator is the most comprehensive and easy-to-use job search application on the market. It integrates everything a patron needs to conduct a successful job search. Interactive wizards guide patrons through each step of the search process in a personalized manner, from recommending occupations to fetching up-to-the-minute job postings that are based on each user's career preferences. In addition, users will have access to tools essential to getting hired such as the resume and cover letter builders, interview course and tips and expert advice to help make the job search more effective.
The Job & Career Accelerator and Learning Express Library are connected; use the same login is the same as the other.
CQ Researcher is a valuable resource when researching current day issues and topics (for example: Adoption, Climate, HIV/AIDS , Technology Advancements, etc.). It's archive goes back to 1991 and is up to date with the newest information. Accessible only from within the library
ReferenceUSA is an Internet-based reference service from the Library Division of infoUSA. The site was designed for use as a reference tool in libraries and is continually enhanced based upon suggestions from librarians and library patrons. Needs your NCPL Library Card number to access
Ancestry Library Edition is a comprehensive online source of information for conducting genealogical research. Census records; birth, marriage, and death records; immigration records; vital and church records; military records; and court, land, and probate records are included. Popular databases include the U.S. Federal Census from 1790 to 1930, Social Security Death Index, Civil War records, U.S. Public Records Index, American Genealogical-Biographical Index, and slave narratives. Accessible only from within the library
First Search includes many databases in areas such as Arts Humanities, Business & Economics, Education and Social Studies. In the education area, there is access to ERIC (Journal articles and reports in education), Article 1st (Index of articles from nearly 12,500 journal and Net First (OCLC database of Internet resources.)Accessible only from within the library
Adult Catalog and
gives a full listing of our books, DVDs, Audio CD's, and reference books that we have.
Worldcat - Worldcat is another great resource when looking for an item and has their Amazon listing price, ISBN, or other local libraries that may have it.
E-Books are here! North Chicago Public Library patrons can now check out E-books with your library card. Check us out here!
What is the 3M Cloud Libary?
The 3M Cloud Library is a new way North Chicago Public Library cardholders can checkout eBooks. Now you can check out a book on an iPad, take notes while reading on a PC, and finish the book on an Android phone or Nook HD.North Chicago Public Library 3M Cloud User Guide
Setting up 3M Clould Library Apps
Find the right 3M Library Cloud App
Download the app.
Download the 3M Cloud Library App from the Apple App Store, Google Play, NOOK Storefront or install the PC or Mac 3M Cloud Library Apps.
Log into the library.
Using the drop down menu, select your state (IL), library (North Chicago Public Library), and enter your library ID and PIN. Click agree to terms and log in.
Browse, check out and read.
Now you are ready to browse, check out and read e-books from the library.
If you have an eReader use the PC App to load the eBook through a USB connection For more help click here!
The 3M Cloud Library currently works with iPad®, iPhone®, iPod Touch®, Nook devices®, Sony®, Kobo®, and Android® tablets and phones. The 3M Cloud Library is not currently supported by Amazon. If you would like compatibility with your Kindle device, please contact email@example.com.
|Employment||Illinois Department of Employment Security||http://www.ides.illinois.gov/|
|Employment||College Central Network Services||http://www.collegecentral.com/clcillinois/|
|Employment||Job Center of Wisconsin||https://jobcenterofwisconsin.com/|
|Health||Knowledge Center Library Office of Minority Health Resource Center||http://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/|
|Health||Center for Disease Control||http://www.cdc.gov|
|Health||Lake County Health Department||http://www.lakecountyil.gov/health/default.htm|
|Health||Lake Forest Hospital||http://www.lfh.org|
|Health||Vista Health (Victory Hospital)||http://www.vistahealth.com/Pages/home.aspx|
|Health||Merck Manual Online||http://www.merck.com/mmpe/index.html|
|Rumors/Urban Legends||Truth or Fiction||http://www.truthorfiction.com|
|Illinois Public Records||Illinois Public Records-Record Information Services||http://library.public-record.com/index.asp|
|Accredited Online Schools and Colleges Directory||Accredited Online Schools and Colleges||http://www.accreditedonlinecolleges.org/|
|Reviews.com||Online Tax Software Reviews||http://www.reviews.com/|
|Learning Express Library||Learning Express Hub (Includes GED)||http://www.learningexpresshub.com/learningexpresslibrary|
|Illinois Tax Forms||Illinois Tax Forms and Instructions||http://tax.illinois.gov/taxforms/IncmCurrentYear/Individual/index.htm|