Skokie Public Library's Guides to Databases
by subject

The librarians of Skokie Public Library have developed guides to many of the databases in the Library's collection of resources. These guides describe the contents, main features, and typical uses of each database, and provide tips for searching.

View the list of database guides by name 

Business and investing Health and medicine
Directories Literature
Education Newspaper and periodical articles
Government and politics Reference

Business and investing


  • ReferenceUSA
    National telephone directory for businesses and residences


  • ERIC
    Journal articles and reports on topics in education
    Practice tests for the SAT, ACT, ASVAB, Civil Service exams, and many more

Government and politics

Health and medicine

    Medical journal article summaries and citations


Newspaper and Periodical Articles

  • Factiva
    Full text access to over 9,000 magazines, journals, newspapers, and newswires