Academic OneFile

A comprehensive collection of authoritative periodicals and scholarly journals. View Tutorial


Consumer Reports

We offer free access to 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.


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)



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

Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media

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


Life Magazine Archive (1936-2000)

More than 2,200 issues. Covers international & American current events.

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.


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.



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 international news or develop your skills with another language. To create an account, click on Sign in, then Library or Group & select DP Public Library.


Read magazines on your mobile device or computer. Many popular titles. Free and always available. In early 2021, the digital magazine service will transition to Overdrive Libby. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.


Time Magazine Archive (1923-2000)

Over 4,000 issues of the popular magazine.


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.