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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 History

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

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

Chicago Tribune

As of Sunday, April 28: Current digital scans of print issues are unavailable on PressReader. The vendor is working to resolve the issue. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Browse (digital scan of print issue): current (last 3 issues) & Sunday edition (July 2018-present)
Search (full-text articles): current (1985-present), online edition (2017-present) & historical (1849-1997)

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Full-text historical reference books, magazines, journals, and thousands of primary source documents.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 »
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    1. Select the Get started button.
    2. Enter your Oak Park library card number and PIN.
    3. 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 historical thesaurus—a guide to the meaning, history, and usage of over 500,000 words and phrases across the English-speaking world.