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Something about the Author

Examines the lives and works of authors and illustrators of children's and young adult books.

Sorkins Business & Government Information

Search for company and contact info for businesses and not-for-profit organizations in the Chicago, St. Louis, and Kansas City metropolitan areas.

How to Access:

  1. You first need to register your Lake Forest Library card. Go to Sorkins and click "Login" in the upper right corner.
  2. A login popup will appear.
  3. IMPORTANT: At the bottom of the login popup, click "Register Here!"
  4. Register with your name and library card.
  5. You will then be redirected to the login page.
  6. Log in with your library card number and you are ready to search!
  7. Once you have registered your library card number, you never have to do it again.
S&P Global Logo

Find business and investment information, including a daily stock price record and printable industry surveys.

In the Library: click here.

For use outside of the Library: click here

Live one-on-one online tutor help for K–12 students in math, science, English, social studies and writing available daily from 2:00–11:00 pm. Adults can receive one-on-one career help, GED prep, and citizenship test prep.

Value Line

Investment research information including online versions of the Value Line Investment surveys, the mutual fund survey, and more.

In the Library: click here.

Outside the Library: click here.

Wall Street Journal

Articles from 1984 to present (1984–2006 excluding images).

Weiss Ratings Financial Ratings Series

Access financial strength ratings for banks, credit unions, and insurance. Get investment ratings for stocks, mutual funds, and ETFs. Also included is the Customized Medicare Supplement Insurance Buyer's Guide.


World Book Online

Kids, Student, Advanced, Timelines and Discover versions of World Book Encyclopedias. French and Spanish versions available.