Teens

Atomic Training

Online video training tutorials on the most popular software and devices, including Microsoft® Office®, Adobe® Creative Suite®, Google™ Docs, iPad and more. First time users of Recorded Books databases will need to create an account.

Biography In Context

Learn about people from all walks of life including athletes, entertainers, politicians, historical figures, authors and many others.

Britannica Library

Enhanced version of Encyclopedia Britannica with a world atlas, primary source documents, historical highlights and media updates.

Driving-Tests.org

Free DMV permit practice tests.

EBSCOhost eBook Public Library Collection

With more than 41,000 e-books chosen specifically for public libraries, this general reference collection features titles for both adults and juveniles, as well as best-selling and highly-recommended titles from industry leading publishers.

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)

Explora Secondary Schools

Articles, videos, images, primary source documents and more. For high school research projects and homework.

Gale Courses

Online courses on a wide range of topics including technology, computer applications, accounting, web design, healthcare and personal enrichment. New classes begin every month and last for six weeks. To get started, create an account with your Des Plaines library card. Certificates of completion are available for some courses. View tutorial

Favorite

HelpNow

FREE online help for kids, teens, and adults. All core subjects offered (grades 3-12): math, science, social Studies, writing assistance, English/language arts, and reading assistance. Resume and cover letter review for job hunters too!

History Online from Salem Press

Online version of print reference titles including, Great Lives from History, Great Events from History and The Decades in America.

Lynda.com

Thousands of online video tutorials that can help you learn software, technology, creative and business skills to achieve personal and professional goals. You will be asked to Create a Profile using your Des Plaines library card. Use in Firefox or Chrome. View tutorial

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.

OnePlay

Instantly download and play unlimited PC and Android games. Over 2000 games. No holds. No fees. No waiting. Free access to the OnePlay VIP subscription service is provided with your library card.

Opposing Viewpoints In Context

Information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. You’ll find up-to-date news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to authoritative websites.

Practice tests in SkillSurfer - part of HelpNow from Brainfuse

Practice tests for ACT, SAT, AP, GED, TOEFL, ASVAB and more.

ScienceFlix

Includes Earth Science, Space Science, Life Sciences, Health & Human Body, Physical Science, Technology & Engineering. For 4th – 9th grades.

Value of a Dollar:1860-2014

Records the actual prices of thousands of items that consumers purchased from the Civil War to the present,along with facts about investment options and income opportunities.