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For Seniors

These are information resources that the Library has subscribed to for our patrons. You will need your Library card to use most of them.

Name Description Use At Home?
Ancestry (Library Edition)

Genealogy database which includes census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, maps, the Social Security Death Index, WWI Draft Card images, and more.

No
Chicago Tribune

Search for articles from the Chicago Tribune from 1985 to the present.

Yes
Chicago Tribune Historical Archive

Complete page images of the Chicago Tribune dating back to the first issue in 1849.

Yes
Financial Ratings Series/Medicare Database

This Financial Ratings Series combines Weiss Ratings and TheStreet Ratings in a single source for financial strength ratings and financial planning tools covering Insurance, Banks, Credit Unions, Mutual Funds and Stocks. A Medigap/Medicare Supplement Insurance Plan buyers guide recommends companies and gives prices customized to the age and place of residence of the person entering the data.

Yes
Heritage Quest

Genealogy database from ProQuest which includes the US Census 1790-1940, page images of family and local history books, the Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files, and PERSI™ - The PERiodical Source Index.

Yes
LearningExpress Library

Find interactive test preparation guides for the ASVAB, GRE, SAT, ACT, civil service, military, law enforcement, real estate, U.S. Citizenship Test, and other exams. Use for career exploration and workplace skill-building. Find essentials to building a resume or cover letter. Includes test prep for elementary school and high school students.

Yes
Medline

Index of medical research articles from 1965 through the present. Includes extensive abstracts and selected full text. Inquire at the Adult Services desk about locating articles identified by this database.

Yes
Morningstar Investment Research Center

Search by individual mutual fund or stock or create your own real or imaginary portfolio and find out how the individual securities work together as a portfolio. Identify individual stocks or mutual funds that meet particular investment criteria by using the Morningstar screeners.

Yes
Natural Standard

Natural Standard was founded by healthcare providers and researchers to provide high-quality, evidence-based information about complementary and alternative medicine, including dietary supplements and integrative therapies.

Yes
Niles Bugle

Coverage: 1957-2007.

Yes
Niles Herald-Spectator

Coverage: 2008-2012.

Yes
Salem Health Library

The Salem Health Library includes Magill’s Medical Guide (a general medical resource), Cancer (covers more than 800 topics on the subject of cancer) and Genetics & Inherited Conditions (essays written for non-specialists on diseases, biology, techniques, methodologies, genetic engineering, biotechnology, ethics and social issues.

Yes
Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal is the premiere financial newspaper in the world. This well-indexed database includes complete articles from the present to 1984.

Yes

Questions about Retirement & Health Insurance Options?

cje senior counseling

Take advantage of a free 1-hour private session with a Resource Specialist from CJE SeniorLife, trained to counsel adults age 60 and over, their families and caregivers.

Counseling Topics:

  • selection of appropriate retirement benefits
  • picking the right health insurance and Medicare programs
  • determining housing needs
  • identifying supportive resources
  • and much more!

To set up an appointment, please call Ms. K. Gaeding at 773-508-1054. Sessions are held twice a month on Thursday afternoons at the Library.

Computer and Internet Basics

Use LearningExpress for free interactive tutorial courses to familiarize yourself with using a computer and the Internet.