Databases and Encyclopedias–All Ages

Full Text Database

FirstSearch (Check with Library for access information)
WorldCat: the world’s largest network of library-based content and services.

EBSCO Research Databases:
Periodical Database:
MAS Ultra–Public Library Edition
Professional Development Collection
eBook Collection (includes ebook from former NetLibrary collection
NoveList Plus (includes non-fiction titles)
NoveList K-8 Plus (includes non-fiction titles)
Current Biography Illustrated Covers the years 1940 to the present

Gale Virtual Reference Library:
1. Reference E-Books: click here for list of titles.
2. Chilton Automotive Repair: the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners.
3. Kids InfoBits: especially for beginning researchers in K- Grade 5.

A to Z maps
A to Z maps: Maps (modern and historic) of the world, U.S. and states. Maps of exploration, discovery and war. Climate, Geology, Ecology and Topographical maps. NASA maps and flags of the world.
A to Z maps of the U.S.: Includes State, County & City information. With maps, flags, photos and facts for 50 states and 5 Territories.
A to Z World Culture: Access information on the culture, life cycles, customs, food, language, folklore and maps of 175 different countries.

Morningstar Investment Research:
Use in library       Use from home

Britannica Online Library Edition:

Profiles of Illinois (2014/2015): Goes beyond Census statistics, beyond metro area coverage, beyond the 100 best places to live. Drawn from official census information, other government statistics and original research.

Salem Press Titles: (use links below)
-Great Athletes:
     Use in library     Use from home
-Magill’s Medical Guide:
     Use in library    Use from home
-Masterplots:
     Use in library    Use from home

Ancestry.com: Genealogy research–in library use only

Fold3 History and Genealogy Archives: provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served

Heritage Quest Online : Genealogy research

Newpapers.com (World collection): Newspaper archive
In Library Use        Use from Home

NewpaperArchive–Illinois Newspaper archive:
In Library Use         Use from Home

America’s Genealogy Bank: Research your ancestors in over 300 years of historical newspapers, books, pamphlets and government reports.

Register-News archives: (2007-present) includes full-text articles on local news, obituaries, issues, events, people and much more.

Learning Express:
1. Adult Learning Center: Improve basic skills and Citizenship test prep.
2. Career Center: Exam prep and skill building
3. College Center: skill building & Grad School test prep
4. College Prep Center: SAT, ACT and more.
5. High School Equivalency Center: Test prep for equivalency exams.
6. School Center: skill building & test prep for Elementary, Middle & High School