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Online resources

Academic Search Complete »

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


African-American History Online »

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


Brainfuse HelpNow »

On-demand, anytime, anywhere learning resources for all ages, including:

  • Live online help from tutors (available daily from 2 to 11 pm)
  • Practice tests for college entrance exams, live assistance filling out FAFSA applications (select Live Tutoring and then choose FAFSA assistance from the Select Grade dropdown)
  • Expert writing assistance
  • A test center with customized study plans
  • A flashcard creator
  • A private virtual study room to share
  • And more

Free app for iOS and Android available. Need help getting started with the app? Watch a video tutorial »


Chicago Tribune

Browse: current digital scan of daily print issue (last three days), current digital scan of Sunday print edition (July 2018-present)

Search: current full-text (1985-present), online (2017-present) & historical (1849-1997)

Current, online, and historical full-text and current daily and Sunday edition full-print (digital scan) issues of the Chicago Tribune. Read the latest issue »


Gale in Context: Biography »

Authoritative biographical entries covering international figures from all time periods and areas of study.


History Reference Center »

Full-text historical reference books, magazines, journals, and thousands of primary source documents.


LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com) »

Online learning platform with video tutorials to learn business, software, technology, and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.

  • Having trouble logging in? Always use the link provided above to start your LinkedIn Learning session. If you have trouble logging in, try clearing the cache and cookies on your browser. Contact us with questions »
  • Get step-by-step instructions on how to set up an account: 
  • Free app available for iOS () and Android (). After downloading and opening the app on your device, follow the directions below to sign in (view a step-by-step graphic):
    1. Select the Sign in button.
    2. Select Sign in with your library card.
    3. When prompted for your library ID, enter oppl and press the Continue button.
    4. Enter your Oak Park library card number and PIN. Press the Continue button.

NewsBank Chicago »

Search multiple Chicagoland newspapers at the same time, including the Chicago Sun-Times, Oak Leaves, and Wednesday Journal.


Oxford English Dictionary »

Online dictionary and thesaurus, featuring British, American, and global English use in formal and slang contexts.


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