Magazines

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Consumer Reports

We offer free access to ConsumerReports.org to anyone at the library and to Des Plaines residents from home. You'll find ratings and recommendations on appliances, electronics, cars, travel and more.

Explora

Browse topics of interest or search for a topic of your choice to find articles, primary source documents and videos. Search results can be limited to magazines, news, biographies, etc. (User-friendly interface for content from MasterFile Premier, Mas Ultra, Middle Search and Newspaper Source Plus)

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FirstSearch

13 databases, including ArticleFirst, ERIC, WorldCat, GPO and MEDLINE.

Flipster Magazines

Full digital versions of popular magazines like Time, Sports Illustrated, Real Simple and other publications from Time Inc. View tutorial

Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media

Over 57,000 listings for radio, television stations, cable companies and print media.

MAS Ultra - School Edition

Magazine articles, reference works and primary source documents for high school students.

MasterFILE Premier

Full text for periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education and science. Links to video files including television shows like the Today Show and Meet the Press. Full text from reference books and more.

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National Geographic

This searchable archive of over 100 years of National Geographic magazine (1888–present) includes every page and every photograph from the iconic, award winning magazine.

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PressReader - formerly Library Press Display

You'll find current newspapers and magazines in several languages, presented in full-page format with photographs, advertisements, crossword puzzles and cartoons. This is a great way to read world wide news or develop your skills with another language.

Research Library

A mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and other timely sources across the top 150 subject areas.

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Vogue Archive

This contains the full run of the Vogue magazine in full text and full color from 1892 to the present. You can browse an issue or search for a specific topic, period, or fashion item.

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Zinio Magazines

Read magazines on your tablet or smartphone. Many popular titles. No late fees!