Research Databases


New EBSCO Databases
Research Various Subjects
 
Databases are online resources that provide essential research information on various subjects. With your SFVP Library card, you have free access to the listed online databases and tools. Click on the database logo to gain access. Some online databases can be accessed from home, but a few can only be accessed from a computer at the Library. Some resources do not require a library card.

Click the green question mark icon for a tutorial on the database. Or click the Tutorials button to the right to see a list of all tutorials available.
 
The Research Databases page has the three following sections:
 





Adult Databases
Newspaper Archives, Financial, Medical, and More!
 
The adult databases are geared more towards adults, seniors, college students and possibly high school aged students. They include newspaper archives, financial databases, medical databases, genealogy resources, an auto repair database and more.

These databases are accessible from the SFVPLD Library and in most cases, from your home! Login using the number from your Stickney-Forest View library card and possibly your PIN number. Please contact the Library for help with your PIN number at 708-749-1050 x100.


 





EBSCO Adult Databases
Use from an SFV Library computer or from home
Login: SFV library card number and PIN
 
EBSCO has 15 separate databases geared for adults and teen students. Some are for standard research, some are for specific tasks like auto repair and home improvement.

Choose a database below by clicking on the icon. If you are logging in from home,
then enter your library card barcode and PIN number.
 
Databases marked with an asterisk (*) will also be integrated with our online catalog so when you search for books on a topic you can also get database results with the same search just by clicking on the Article Search link.
 
 
Academic Search Premier*
Full-text articles to support research in science, engineering, physics, technology, religion, and philosophy. Includes access to video from the Associated Press (AP).
Auto Repair Source
Offers a wealth of information to help you diagnose, repair, and maintain cars and vehicles. Includes service and repair procedures, diagrams, recall information, specifications, labor estimates, and parts pricing.
Biography Reference Center*
Full-text articles, images, and abstracts with biographical information. Good for homework help and research.
Business Source Premier*
Full-text articles to support research in accounting, finance, economics, marketing, management, and operations management. Includes access to video from the Associated Press (AP).
Consumer Health Complete
Full-text articles to support research in aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs and alcohol, fitness, and nutrition. Includes teen health topics for teens and parents.
Consumer Reports
Buying advice, product ratings, reviews, recommendations, money-saving advice and tips, and videos for products including appliances, electronics, food, and more.
History Reference Center*
Full-text articles to support research in history and genealogy and lesson plans to support student learning.
Home Improvement Reference Center
Detailed, user-friendly how-to information covering a variety of home improvement and repair projects.
Legal Information Reference Center
Resources to assist you in legal matters of all kinds, including business law, financial planning, family law, property and real estate, and rights and disputes. Includes full text reference books from Nolo, the nation’s oldest and most respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses.
Literary Reference Center*
Novels, short stories, poems, plot summaries and synopses, and literary criticism. Research guides, lesson plans, and citation tools support student learning.
MasterFILE Premier*
A good place to start for research and homework. Includes full-text articles, reference books, primary source documents, photos, maps, and flags.
NoveList Plus
A popular and extensive tool for reading recommendations for fiction and non-fiction. Includes audiobook recommendations.
Points of View Reference Center*
Resources for students to understand issues, develop criticial thinking skills, and develop persuasive arguments. Includes essays, overviews, articles, and transcripts on, citizens' rights, earth and environmental issues, global issues, health and medicine, and media and communications.
Science Reference Center*
Full-text articles to support research in applied sciences, biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and energy. Includes the Science Image Collection, a database of high-quality science images from National Geographic, UPI, Getty, NASA, and Nature Picture Library.
Vocational & Career Collection
Full-text coverage for trade and industry-related periodicals for high schools, community colleges, trade institutions. and the general public.


 





News Bank America's News
Newsbank, America's News
Use from an SFV Library computer or from home
Login: SFV library card number
 
America's News provides access to information on people, issues and events in the local area and around the country. This comprehensive resource offers hundreds of millions of current and archived full-text articles from news sources nationwide in a single, fully searchable online database. It includes the electronic editions of more than 2,700 U.S. news sources with more than 79% of these sources not available in any other library database. Local newspapers include the Chicago Sun-Times, the Daily Southtown, and the Suburban Life.

Type a search term in the clean new interface or scroll down to the Suggested Topic categories.

To access NewsBank from home you will need to enter your Library card barcode number.

 
 








NuWav Legal Documents
Use from an SFV Library computer or from home
Login: SFV library card number
 
NUWAV Legal Documents' easy to use format helps you take control of your legal needs by searching for a document, inputting the necessary information, and printing your ready-to-use document in just minutes.

Easily compose documents in categories like Divorce, Wills, Power of Attorney, Lease Agreements, Bankruptcy, Landlord/Tenant disputes and much, much, more. Create a free account to store your forms in the cloud and autofill key data.

To access NUWAV Legal Documents from home you will need to enter your library card barcode number.

 
 








Cypress Resume Builder
Use from an SFV Library computer or from home
Login: SFV library card number
 
Create a custom resume, cover letter, or reference list by inputting your information. The service will allow you to save work in a variety of formats and is also available in Spanish.

You can access Cypress Resume from any Library computer or from home with your library card barcode number.


 









Youth Databases
Research Tools for Kids
 
The youth databases are geared more towards children, young adults, and their caregivers and educators. They include basic learning databases with activities, online eBooks, and more.
 





EBSCO Youth Databases
Use from an SFV Library computer or from home
Login: SFV library card number and PIN
 
EBSCO has e databases geared for elementary and middle school students. If you don't see what you are looking for, try some of the research databases listed under Adult Databases.

Choose a database below by clicking on the icon. If you are logging in from home, then enter your library card barcode and PIN number.

 
Databases marked with an asterisk (*) will also be integrated with our online catalog so when you search for books on a topic you can also get database results with the same search just by clicking on the Article Search link.
 
 
Middle Search Plus*
Resources to support middle school students, including biographies, magazines, primary source documents, photos, maps, and flags. Includes Sports Illustrated Kids, Scholastic News, National Geographic and dozens more. Articles include reading level indicators (Lexile).
NoveList K-8 Plus
Reading recommendations for kids' fiction and nonfiction that you can search by Lexile, subject, and grade level.
Primary Search*
Resources to support elementary school students, including encyclopedias specifically for kids, articles from children's magazines including Highlights and Junior Scholastic, and a large image collection.

 





[image - logo for Teen Book Cloud]new! Teen Book Cloud
Use from any Internet-connected computer
Login: none


An eBook database for teens. This collection includes graphic novels, enhanced novels, eBooks, classic literature, National Geographic videos, educator resources, and audio books.


 





Free Genealogy Websites
 
These free websites are popular among people doing research into their family trees and other genealogical research. Some are provided by the government. Others are run by non-profit organizations. And some are commercial websites.

If you would like to suggest a genealogy website, please email reference@sfvpld.org
 





[image - National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)]National Archives
Historic Documents and Records

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation's record keeper. Of all documents and materials created in the course of business conducted by the United States Federal government, only 1%-3% are so important for legal or historical reasons that they are kept by us forever.

A library card is not needed for this resource.



 





[image - The USGenWeb Project, Land of the Free... Genealogy!]USGenWeb Project
Genealogy Access

Volunteers working together to provide free genealogy websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States. This Project is non-commercial and fully committed to free genealogy access for everyone. Part of the WorldGenWeb Project.

A library card is not needed for this resource.



 





[image - Family Search]Family Search
Genealogy Tool

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services each year to learn more about their family history.

A library card is not needed for this resource. You may create a free Family Search account.



 





[image - Find a Grave]Find a Grave
Loved Ones and Celebrities

Find a Grave's mission is to find, record and present final disposition information from around the world as a virtual cemetery experience. Find A Grave is a resource for anyone in finding the final disposition of family, friends, and 'famous' individuals.

A library card is not needed for this resource.





 






Other Useful Websites
 
These useful websites and online resources are freely available to anyone using the Internet. We have gathered them together here for your convenience.


 





[image - lowercase g for GoodReads]Goodreads
Social Networking with Books

Goodreads is a social networking site where you can friend other readers, follow their reviews, and rate books. You can also add our online catalog to your Goodreads Book Link list, so when you are looking at a book in Goodreads you can quickly see if it is available at our Library or at one of the other libraries in the SWAN system. You can also download the Goodreads app to your smart phone or tablet. For more information about Goodreads, check out our Reading Resources page.

A library card is not needed for this resource.



 





[image - The New York Times Best Sellers click to view this week's list]
New York Times
Best Sellers List
 
The New York Times Best Sellers List offer a weekly national listing of popular books, including fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels, Young Adult, and children's titles.

A library card is not needed for this resource.


 
 

 





[image - Kelley Blue Book Official Guide]
 
Kelley Blue Book
Auto Values
 
The Kelley Blue Book website provides a Fair Market Range and Fair Purchase Price for both new and used vehicles, based on actual transactions of what others are paying for a vehicle and adjusted regularly as market conditions change.

A library card is not needed for this resource.



 





[image - cover of an Old Farmer's Almanac]
Old Farmer's Almanac
Weather, Recipes, and Articles

The Old Farmer's Almanac is a reference website that contains weather forecasts, tide tables, planting charts, astronomical data, recipes, and articles on a number of topics including gardening, sports, astronomy and farming. The site also features anecdotes and a section that predicts trends in fashion, food, home decor, technology, and living for the coming year.

A library card is not needed for this resource.