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.


Now through the end of September 2021, access Ancestry Library anywhere!

Ancestry.com brings the world’s most popular consumer online genealogy resource to your library.

Online collection of individuals from North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and beyond.
Delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more!

Access Ancestry Library Anywhere!


Business & Consumers
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!
Check Illinois
With Check Illinois, you can quickly check public records on individuals and businesses in the state of Illinois.
Remote Access | In-Library Access 
 chicagoconsumers Chicago Consumers’ Checkbook
News and reviews from the popular local magazine Chicago Consumers’ Checkbook. Now accessible from home!
  ConsumerReports.org
Access articles from the web version of the popular magazine Consumer Reports. Now includes Consumer Reports Health and Cars Best Deals Plus! For access to Consumer Reports from outside the library, click here.
  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.
 jobnow Brainfuse JobNow
Career specialists are available from 2 – 9 p.m. every day to help with job searching, cover letter and resume writing, and interview prep. Tutoring is also available for GED, citizenship testing, and back-to-school prep.

Job Search & Careers
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!
  Brainfuse JobNow
Career specialists are available from 2 – 9 p.m. every day to help with job searching, cover letter and resume writing, and interview prep. Tutoring is also available for GED, citizenship testing, and back-to-school prep.
 CareersCollege The Careers College
On-demand job search education and career resource center. This career services portal consists of a blend of online educational learning modules, job search tools and complementary career resources to help you navigate the job search process to land the ideal job.
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.

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
Encyclopedia Britannica and Britannica Kids
Contents of the Encyclopedia Britannica and the Merriam-Webster Dictionary & Thesaurus.
Atlases, timelines, videos, and more.
(Access Encyclopaedia Britannica and Britannica Kids from inside the Library by clicking here)
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!

General
Check Illinois
With Check Illinois, you can quickly check public records on individuals and businesses in the state of Illinois.
Remote Access | In-Library Access 
Creativebug
Unlimited access to thousands of award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.
Encyclopaedia Britannica and Britannica Kids
Contents of the Encyclopedia Britannica and the Merriam-Webster Dictionary & Thesaurus.
Atlases, timelines, videos, and more.
(Access Encyclopaedia Britannica and Britannica Kids from inside the Library by clicking here)
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.
worldcat_services_light 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
galegeneralonefile 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. Browse by subject or search for content in one easy-to-use search box.
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.
Brainfuse HelpNow
Help from real, live tutors online! Students can receive help in math, science, social studies or English. Available for Kindergarten – 12th grade, college introduction level students, and adult learners 7 days a week from 2 – 9 p.m., except on Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day and the Fourth of July.
Brainfuse JobNow
Career specialists are available from 2 – 9 p.m. every day to help with job searching, cover letter and resume writing, and interview prep. Tutoring is also available for GED, citizenship testing, and back-to-school prep.

History & Genealogy
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! LIMITED TIME: Access Ancestry Library from home!
annalsofamerican Annals of American History
Speeches, poems, historical accounts, memoirs, and multimedia about United States history.
(Access Annals of American History from inside the Library by clicking here)
Culturegrams Online
Maps, flags, statistics, histories, recipes, and photos for 200 countries.
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.
Newspapers.com
The largest online newspaper archive is now at your fingertips. Newspapers.com features over half a million pages of newspapers from the 1700s to the 2000s.Explore this resource with our baseball-themed scavenger hunt!

Literature & Language Learning
worldcat_services_light 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
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.
Digital Library of Illinois
Download free audiobooks, ebooks, and movies — including iPod compatible formats!
novelistplus Novelist Plus
Fiction and nonfiction book recommendations, read-alikes, award lists, book talks, and author biographies.
Brainfuse HelpNow
Help from real, live tutors online! Students can receive help in math, science, social studies or English. Available for Kindergarten – 12th grade, college introduction level students, and adult learners 7 days a week from 2 – 9 p.m., except on Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day and the Fourth of July.

News

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.

Deerfield Review (1995-Current)
Find information on community issues and events, education, government, people in the news 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.
Newspapers.com
The largest online newspaper archive is now at your fingertips. Newspapers.com features over half a million pages of newspapers from the 1700s to the 2000s.Explore this resource with our baseball-themed scavenger hunt!
proquestnewsstand 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.

People and Places
Culturegrams Online
Maps, flags, statistics, histories, recipes, and photos for 200 countries.
 galebiography_in_context 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.
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!
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 for native Polish and Spanish speakers. Click on ‘Start Learning’ to begin.
Brainfuse HelpNow
Help from real, live tutors online! Students can receive help in math, science, social studies or English. Available for Kindergarten – 12th grade, college introduction level students, and adult learners 7 days a week from 2 – 9 p.m., except on Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day and the Fourth of July.

Science
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!
Brainfuse HelpNow
Help from real, live tutors online! Students can receive help in math, science, social studies or English. Available for Kindergarten – 12th grade, college introduction level students, and adult learners 7 days a week from 2 – 9 p.m., except on Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day and the Fourth of July.

For Kids
Creativebug
Unlimited access to thousands of award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.
CultureGrams Online
Maps, flags, statistics, histories, recipes, and photos for 200 countries.
Encyclopaedia Britannica and Britannica Kids
Contents of the Encyclopedia Britannica and the Merriam-Webster Dictionary & Thesaurus. Atlases, timelines, videos, and more.
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.
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!
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 for 17 native languages.
novk8plus NoveList K-8 Plus
Fiction and nonfiction book recommendations, read-alikes, award lists, book talks, and author biographies.
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.
TumbleBookLibrary
The TumbleBookLibrary is a collection of animated, talking picture books, which kids can read or follow along as they are read aloud!
TumbleMath 
TumbleMath from TumbleBookLibrary is a separate collection of animated, talking math picture books, which helps kids can read or follow along as they are read aloud! It incorporates engaging literature with math instruction and can help kids learn math independently, at their own pace.
Brainfuse HelpNow
Help from real, live tutors online! Students can receive help in math, science, social studies or English. Available for Kindergarten – 12th grade, college introduction level students, and adult learners 7 days a week from 2 – 9 p.m., except on Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day and the Fourth of July.