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You Matter: Check out the Concern Centers at the bottom of this page.

Adult students of all ages and levels are able to enroll for traditional, weekly private lessons. Music instruction has been a part of the University’s fabric for more than 150 years, which means you’re assured a learning experience rooted in tradition, but also one that involves that latest techniques. Click here for more details.

Online Homework Resources

Need help finding sources for homework and research papers? Or how to create a citation? Or maybe a good book recommendation? Checkout our online resources! If you have questions about how to use them, please come by or call us at the Reference Desk: (708) 649-7485. 

Leading multidisciplinary research database. It provides acclaimed full-text journals, magazines, and other valuable resources.

Offers in-depth biographical profiles and provides full-text articles, images and abstracts from today’s leading magazines and journals.

World’s largest site for readers and book recommendations.

Features historical reference books, magazines, journals, and thousands of primary source documents.

Covers all genres and timeframes. Includes thousands of synopses, critical essays, book reviews, literary journals, and author biographies, plus full-text classic novels, short stories, and poems. 

Provides magazines, reference books, and primary source documents. It also includes an extensive image collection containing photos, maps, and flags.

Book recommendations for all ages.

Contains resources that present multiple sides of an issue. Provides rich content that can help students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues, and develop analytical thinking skills.

Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional materials as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects.

Contains hundreds of science magazines, journals, encyclopedias, reference books and a vast collection of images. 

College and Career Resources

Need help finding sources on colleges and careers? Checkout these sources listed below to get started. If you have questions about how to use them, please come by or call us at the Reference Desk: (708) 649-7485. 

Connects individuals and organizations to volunteer and help communities tackle their toughest challenges

Connects students to college success and opportunity. Prepares students for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success—including the SAT, the Advanced Placement Program, and BigFuture.

Use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form to apply for financial aid for college or graduate school.

Provides students and families with free assistance from experts on the college-going and financial aid process.  Offers free workshops across the state, as well as free one-on one mentoring in locations.

Government resource that is a guide for all kinds of jobs, with data on job outlook, typical earnings and educational requirements.

Helps young adults plan their next steps in life by bringing together the most recently available information about colleges, careers and military service opportunities from the U.S. Departments of Commerce, Defense, Education and Labor.

Educational services company dedicated to furthering education after high school and beyond. From culinary school to medical school–and everything in-between–Peterson’s helps you discover, prepare for, and fund your education.

Provides employers easy access to a wide, targeted audience of summer job seekers. Provide an easy to use, simple forum where summer employers and job seekers can connect with one another.

Concern Centers

It can be hard to ask for help, especially when you or a friend are going through a difficult personal situation at school, home, or in your community.  Find an adult you can trust for advice. You can also consider calling a hotline to get the answers to your questions and concerns. Here are some links that may help you or your friend find support:

Go Ask Alice: Health Resources

Illinois School Violence Tipline: Help stop violence at your school (1-800-477-0024)

National Runaway Switchboard: 24 hour crisis hotline (1-800-RUNAWAY)

Safe Place for Teens: Find a safe place anywhere in the USA

Teen Dating Violence: Helpful information from the Illinois Attorney General