Research Databases
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Ancestry Library Edition - TEMPORARY REMOTE ACCESS WHILE LIBRARY IS CLOSED. This site is the premier source of information for genealogists and contains an extensive genealogy collection of censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more.


Complete Directory for People With Disabilities – Access resources for disabilities through G.O.L.D Grey House Online Database. Find information for associations and agencies, rehab and independent living, support groups and assistive devices for the disabled community.

Consumer Reports - A guide for consumers looking for price comparison, quality and safety reports and what-to-look-for-when-buying tips on products and services, including health related information from ConsumersReportsHealth.

eLibrary - Access to over 1,700 full-text resources covering a wide range of subjects. 11,000+ Research Topics. General reference with editor-created content. Over 7 million photos, graphics, maps, websites.


FirstSearch - A world wide collection of research resources designed to locate books and articles. Please contact the Palos Park Public Library during regular business hours for login information at (708) 448-1530 or

HeritageQuest Online - An essential collection of genealogical & historical sources including U.S. Federal Censuses, books, bank records, local & family history, unique primary sources such as Revolutionary War records, Freedman’s Bank Records and more.

Illinois Public Records - (choose from library or home below)- Handles all of your self-service public record needs with the ability to build a marketing list, watch a person or property, perform quick background checks, and real estate comps and sales:

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Novelist Plus - A reader’s services tool for finding works of fiction and non-fiction, characters, book reviews, excerpts, reading recommendations and guides for book discussions.

NUWAV Legal Documents - Online tool that lets you create professional-quality documents in three simple steps:

1. Search for the document specific to your situation.
2. Answer the questions in the web input form.
3. Review and print your document.

SWAN – Search the library’s on-line catalog for books, movies, music and more to place holds, renew items or pay online.

WorldCat lets you search the collections of libraries in your community and thousands more around the world. WorldCat grows every day thanks to the efforts of librarians and other information professionals.

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