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

Directories

  • ReferenceUSA
    National telephone directory for businesses and residences

Education

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

Government and politics

Health and medicine

  • MEDLINE
    Medical journal article summaries and citations

Literature

Newspaper and Periodical Articles

  • eLibrary
    Articles, book chapters, photographs, maps, and radio and television transcripts
  • Factiva
    Full text access to over 9,000 magazines, journals, newspapers, and newswires
  • General Reference Center
    General interest periodical articles

Reference