All of our digital resources—databases, eBooks, magazines, courses and more—in one spot for a quick search.
These resources (and links to more outside our library services) can also be found on the following pages:
This resource has been replaced by ReferenceUSA.
Ancestry.com Library Edition
Access to a wide variety of resources including: census records, military records, immigration records, and much more. Because this is the Library Edition of this product, it is only accessible from computers located in the library.
Auto Repair Reference Center
The most comprehensive collection of automobile repair reference information.
Chicago Tribune Historical Archive
Covers news stories of both local and national issues and events occurring over the past 150 years, from 1849 to 1984.
Consumer Health Complete
Full texts for more than 250 health reference books and encyclopedias.
Cultural information on 200+ countries, all 50 United States, and the Canadian Provinces.
Our free Illinois driver education program includes:
- 11 car practice tests
- 9 motorcycle practice tests
- 12 CDL (commercial driver’s license) practice tests
- 3 online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL)
- A FAQ section with detailed answers to over 100 DMV-related questions
This program is automatically updated as new practice tests become available.
FirstSearch provides access to over 50 billion library records, magazine articles, proceedings, and more. Much of the information is full-text. FirstSearch is only accessible in the library.
Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia
Heritage Quest offers a unique, growing collection of research materials for tracing family history and American culture.
Lynda.com Library Edition
Access thousands of online video courses and exercise files that will help you learn software, creative, and business skills from the best in the business. Use your library card number and PIN (last four digits) to register, and always access your free Library Edition from this link. You can access this service from anywhere.
MasterFILE Premier contains full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more.
New Book of Popular Science
Search for fiction books by genre, writing style, topic, writing style, or your mood. You can even tell it what kind of main character you like to read about, or give it a book you liked to get Read-Alike suggestions. Try out the Appeal Mixer (Menu > Browse By > Appeal), which helps you combine what kind of characters you want to read about with your desired tone, writing style, and more.
Search for fiction books focused on all grade levels from Kindergarten through 8th Grade, or browse the suggested Read-Alikes. You can even tell it what kind of main character you like to read about, or give it a book you liked to get Read-Alike suggestions.
RBdigital Audiobooks (formerly OneClickDigital)
RBdigital Magazines (formerly Zinio)
Record Information Services
A public records database that covers new homeowners, new businesses, foreclosures and sales, and bankruptcies.
ReferenceUSA helps library patrons access the most accurate and reliable business and consumer data for reference and research purposes. No other big data provider goes to the lengths we do to ensure the data your patrons rely on is relevant, comprehensive, and up-to-date.