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Academic Search Complete

Thousands of full-text journal/magazine articles from across the globe, providing access to critical information.

African American Heritage

Genealogy database devoted to African American family history research.

African-American History

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).

Article Search

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

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


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.