EBSCO Databases

Whether you need help with car repair, legal forms, finding an old newspaper article, or just finding a new author to read, you can use your Steger-South Chicago Heights Public Library card number and PIN to access the resources in these useful databases. Feel free to call us or email us if you need assistance in accessing these databases or are unsure how they work.


Academic Search Premier — Full-text articles to support research in science, engineering, physics, technology, religion and philosophy. Includes access to video from the Associated Press (AP).

Auto Repair ServiceOffers a wealth of resources to use in diagnosing and repair.

Business Source Premier — Full-text articles to support research in accounting, finance, economics, marketing, management and operations management. Includes access to video from the Associated Press (AP).

Consumer Health Complete — Full-text articles to support research in aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, fitness and nutrition. Includes teen health topics for teens and parents.

Consumer Reports — Buying advice, product ratings, reviews, recommendations, money-saving advice and videos for products.

History Reference Center — Full-text articles to support research in history and genealogy, plus lesson plans to support student learning.

Home Improvement Reference Center — Detailed, user-friendly, how-to information covering a variety of home improvement and repair projects.

Legal Information Reference Center — Resources to assist you in legal matters of all kinds, including business law, financial planning, family law, property & real estate, and rights and disputes.

Literary Reference Center — Novels, short stories, poems, plot summaries and synopses, and literary criticism, plus research guides, lesson plans and citation tools to support student learning.

MasterFILE Complete — Full-text articles, reference books, primary source documents, photos, maps, flags and videos from the Associated Press (AP).

Middle Search Plus — Resources to support middle school students, such as biographies, magazines, primary source documents, photos, maps and flags. Includes Sports Illustrated Kids, Scholastic News, National Geographic and more. Articles include reading level indicators (Lexile).

Newspaper Source Plus — Full-text newspaper articles and TV and radio transcripts. Includes the Associated Press, CNN Wire, PR Wire, UPI, Xinhua, The Chicago Citizen & more.

NoveList K-8 Plus — Reading recommendations for kids’ fiction and non-fiction that you can search by Lexile, subject and grade level.

NoveList Plus — A popular and extensive tool for reading recommendations for fiction and non-fiction.

Points of View Reference Center — Resources for students to understand issues, develop critical-thinking skills and develop persuasive arguments. Includes essays, overiews, articles and transcripts on citizens’ rights, earth and environmental issues, global issues, health and medicine, and media and communications.

Primary Search — Resources to support elementary school students, including encyclopedias specifically for kids, articles from children’s magazines and a large image collection.

Science Reference Center — Full-text articles to support research in applied sciences, biology, chemistry, energy, and earth and space science. Includes the Science Image Collection, a database of high-quality images from National Geographic, UPI, Getty, NASA and the Nature Picture Library.

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