START with these databases:
• Illinois Legal Forms
Illinois Legal Forms includes thousands of business, personal, litigation and federal forms.
• Illinois Public Records
Internet source for public records in the Chicago suburbs, including real estate transfers, foreclosures, business licenses and incorporations.
• LexisNexis® Library Express
(Access to the legal module is available in-Library only.)
News, consumer, business and legal information.
Additional databases to search:
• BNA Human Resources Library
(Only available from within the Library)
Provides practical, comprehensive, and timely coverage of workplace issues and laws, and policies for employers, attorneys, and employees.
• Congressional Digest
Turn to this source for an even-handed presentation of opposing views on contentious national questions, Pro & Con.
• CQ Almanac
Congressional reporting in one, easy-to-use resource with original analysis and data on major legislation for each Congressional session back to 1945.
• CQ Researcher
Offers in-depth, non-biased coverage of political and social issues, including overviews, statistics and pro/con reporting.
• CQ Weekly
Up to the minute coverage of the U.S. Congress: status of bills, votes and amendments, floor and committee activity, and backroom maneuvering produced by the largest news team on Capitol Hill.
Download books to your reading device or read on your computer.
• Electronic Collections Online
Abstracts and selected full text of scholarly journals from 1995 to present, covering subjects such as business, education, geography and law.
• Gale Virtual Reference Library
Contains the full text of hundreds of reference books on a wide variety of subjects, including history, business, medicine, science and humanities. Includes tables of content, indexes and illustrations. (Guided Tour)
• General Reference Center Gold
Provides one-stop access to general interest magazines, business periodicals, reference books, and newspaper articles. (Search Tips)
• GPO - Government Printing Office
Covers all types of U.S. government documents, including Congressional reports, hearings, debates, judiciary materials and documents issued by executive departments.
• New York Times
Full-text articles from the New York Times are available from 2000 through current. Also included are the New York Times Book Review and The New York Times Magazine.
New York Times Historical Edition
Full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. This collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.
• Oxford Reference Online
Search Oxford's award winning encyclopedias and scholarly reference titles on an easy-to-use site.
• Wilson OmniFile Full Text, Select Edition
A 100% full-text database. Retrieve complete articles from thousands of publications in science, the humanities, art, business, and law.