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Academic Search Premier »

Thousands of full text journal/magazine articles, providing access to critical information.

African American Heritage »

Genealogy database devoted to African American family history research.

African-American History Online »

A fresh way to explore the full spectrum of African-American history and culture, covering five centuries.

American Indian History »

Fast access to more than 15,000 years of culture and history, covering more than 600 Native American groups.

Ancestry Library Edition (in library use only) »

Genealogical information covering the U.S. and the United Kingdom (only available in the Oak Park Public Library).

Please note: ProQuest, the provider of Ancestry Library Edition, discontinued temporary access from your home on December 31, 2021. Ancestry Library Edition is once again only accessible from an Oak Park Public Library location.

Article Search »

Search multiple resources at once using the catalog’s Article Search to find full-text results.

To search:

  1. Follow the Article Search link above.
  2. Confirm that the search box dropdown selectors are set to by all Text and in Articles & Databases.
  3. Enter your search terms into the search text box.
  4. Press the Go search button.

ArticleFirst »

Index of articles from the contents pages of journals (not full text).

AtoZ Maps Online »

Comprehensive collection of royalty-free downloadable maps.

AtoZ World Culture »

Information about world history, cultures, languages, foods, religions, and more.

Auto Repair Source »

Do-it-yourself repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles.

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