State Links

Illinois Gateway Illinois Secretary of State’s website
Illinois Clicks “Powered by Librarians–the original search engines!”
Illinois Compiled Statutes Information maintained by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Illinois Newspaper Project: U of I has created a database listing Illinois newspapers and libraries who have those papers on microfilm.
Discover Southern Illinois is an interactive reflection of the Southern Illinois area. It is both a portal to a collection of regional Websites and a place for community interaction, networking, and commerce.
Access SI Community resource directory for Southern Illinois
Zip Code finder U.S. Postal Service’s website.
Illinois Sex Offender Information : find information on registered sex offenders
Illinois Sex Offender Map: Illinois State Police
Illinois General Assembly website: find information on legislators and legislation in Illinois.
Illinois elections Illinois State Board of Election’s website
Project Smart Vote resource for finding legislators & legislation, voter’s registration information.
Political districts Link to maps of political districts in Illinois
The Statewide Illinois Library Catalog, known as SILC, is Illinois’ first all inclusive statewide union catalog that integrates WorldCat and the Illinois Library Systems’ local consortia OPACs, to provide both shelf status and interlibrary loan capabilities in a single searchable interface. SILC resides on the familiar FirstSearch platform as an additional WorldCat database that allows users to scope to regional groups within Illinois, as well as by type of library. From a single WorldCat record, users will be able to link to a local shared catalog record to see if and where an item is available for loan.
The Illinois Government Information (IGI) search engine is a joint project of the Illinois State Library and the University of Illinois, providing search capabilities across the state government websites of Illinois.
I-SHARE: The I-Share integrated library system serves as the online public catalog for 84 CARLI member libraries. I-Share provides participating libraries with an online catalog of their own collection as well as a merged, union catalog of the holdings of all I-Share libraries and supports resource sharing among participating libraries. I-Share also supports library collection management functions including circulation, cataloging, acquisitions, serials control, course reserves and reporting. I-Share runs on the Voyager software from the ExLibris Group.