Research

Databases

Lemont Public Library subscribes to the following databases.

  • America’s Obituaries and Death Notices – Large and comprehensive collection of newspaper obituaries and death notices from around the United States.
  • Ancestry Library Edition  – In Library Use Only
  • AtoZdatabases – Find a job, a business, a person or create mailing lists and sales leads.
  • Auto Repair Reference Center – Contains do-it-yourself repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles.
  • Business Source Premier – Full text articles for more than 2,300 journals, including full text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed titles.
  • Chicago Sun-Times
  • Chicago Tribune Historical Archive
  • Consumer Health Complete  – Resource for consumer-oriented health content, including medical reference works, drug information, and instructional videos.
  • Consumer Reports  – In addition to product ratings and reviews, users will find in-depth advice, tips and trends written by Consumer Reports experts.
  • Cyprus Resume - Create professional looking resumes, cover letters and more.
  • Funk and Wagnall’s New World Encyclopedia   – Over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.
  • Heritage Quest
  • Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center - Contains information and ideas for arts, crafts, needle craft, home and garden tips and everything in between.
  • Home Improvement Reference Center - full-text content from leading home improvement magazines, images not found anywhere else online, and videos of popular home repair projects.
  • Legal Information Reference Center – Contains hundreds of full-text legal publications and thousands of legal forms.
  • Literary Reference Center  – Literary criticism, author biographies, and information regarding thousands of literary works.
  • Master File Premier – Full text for nearly 1,700 magazines and journals with full-text information dating as far back as 1975.
  • Novelist K-8
  • Novelist Plus  – Find new authors that are similar to your favorites. You can also find works of fiction or non-fiction by topic, series, author, age or reading level. 
  • Pinnacle Online Catalog - Access to the print and AV collections of the Pinnacle Library Cooperative – Lemont, White Oak, Joliet, Plainfield, Shorewood and Fountaindale libraries. Search here for books, audiobooks, music CDs, DVDs, magazines and more.
  • Public Records - Compiles public information from Will, Cook and surrounding counties and includes new homeowners and mortgages, new business licenses and incorporations, tax liens, tax sales for property, and foreclosures and bankruptcies.  Use this link at home
  • Regional Business News  – Coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.
  • Small Business Research Center - Get your small business running with the great tools offered by the Small Business Reference Center database.
  • Small Engine Repair Reference Center - Have an ATV, Snowmobile, Tractor, Motorcycle or Lawn Mower? EBSCO provides guides for several small engine repairs.
  • WorldCat - Find what you want in a library near you with WorldCat, a global catalog of library collections.