Comprehensive self-paced program to help you raise your test scores. First time users of RB Digital will need to create an account.
Illinois residents have access to thousands of e-resources free of charge & no library card is required. Enjoy ebooks, images & videos – the collection includes classic fiction, children’s fiction, graphic novels, Chicago authors and much more. Download the BiblioBoard app (from the iTunes app store for iOS or from the Google Play Store for Android). Create an account profile and be able to access the collections while outside of Illinois. You will also have the ability to download content for offline reading, and to add bookmarks and notes.
Learn about people from all walks of life including athletes, entertainers, politicians, historical figures, authors and many others.
Enhanced version of Encyclopedia Britannica with a world atlas, primary source documents, historical highlights and media updates.
Learn the basics of chess, strategies, tactics and maneuvers. Click on Expert Help, then Featured Service. Tutors available 3:00pm -9:00 pm
Free DMV permit practice tests.
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)
Articles, videos, images, primary source documents and more. For high school research projects and homework.
Online courses on a wide range of topics including technology, computer applications, accounting, law, web design, healthcare and personal enrichment. Foreign language courses for Spanish, French, Italian & Japanese are also offered. 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.
FREE online help for kids, teens, and adults. All core subjects offered (grades 3-12): math, science, social Studies, writing assistance, English/language arts, reading assistance & help filling out the FAFSA application for Federal Student Aid. Resume and cover letter review for job hunters too!
AYUDA GRATIS EN LÍNEA para estudiantes, Grados 3–12
Online version of print reference titles including, Great Lives from History, Great Events from History, The Decades in America and The Value of a Dollar - 1860-2014 * The Colonial Era.
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 RB Digital will need to create an account.
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Thousands of online video tutorials that can help you learn software, technology, creative and business skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Use in Firefox or Chrome. PLEASE NOTE: You previously logged in using your library card number and a password you created specifically for Lynda.com. Beginning today, Wednesday, December 16th, existing users and new users will have to log in using their library card number and the password connected to their library card account on our website. Click on Sign In and enter both. If you have any questions or are unsure what your library account password is, please call the Reference Desk: 847-376-2841 or email: email@example.com.
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.
Practice tests for ACT, SAT, AP, GED, TOEFL, ASVAB and more.
Includes Earth Science, Space Science, Life Sciences, Health & Human Body, Physical Science, Technology & Engineering. For 4th – 9th grades.