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Did you know ... LVDL has video tutorials to help you use the Reference USA database? Watch a video tutorial for:


  • General OneFile General OneFile
    Articles from general business and trade publications, including the "New York Times" from 1985 to the present. Limit results to "documents with full text" to view complete articles.
  • Public Records Public Records
    Information on local real estate transactions, foreclosures, bankruptcies and new businesses. (If you're using an LVDL lab computer and do not have a Lake Villa Library card, please see staff at the Adult Reference Desk.) Once you log in, click any of the links listed below "Searchable Databases Below" in the left menu. Then click the "Search Databases" link in the box on the right side of the page.
  • Reference USA Reference USA
    Information on over 14 million businesses and 89 million residents nationwide
  • Testing & Education Reference Center Testing & Education Reference Center
    Select "Career Tools" in the top menu to take sample tests for various careers, search for schools, etc. Take self-paced tutorials on a variety of job hunting topics in the "Virtual Career Library."
  • Cypress Resume Builder Cypress Resume Builder
    An online resume builder that lets you create professional-quality resumes in three quick and simple steps.