Databases Alphabetically

Ancestry® Library Edition
Discover your family’s history using this collection containing more than 4,000 databases and 1.5 billion names cover the U.S. and U.K. For a limited time due to COVID-19, AncestryPlus Library Edition is available from home. Login to your library card account, then go to My Account and My Record, and click the link that says Ancestry Library to gain access.

NEW! AtoZ Food America
Explore regional cookbooks to explore ethnic culinary influences, fun collections of historic cookbooks, television commercials, and “how to” food preparation videos. Features include: cookbooks for all 50 states, cookbooks for six U.S. regions, cookbooks for each of 33 major U.S. ethnic groups, 700+ ingredient articles, 100+ historic cookbooks dating back to the late 1700s, 3,200+ original TV food commercials dating back to the 1940s, food preparation instruction videos, What Did They Eat? articles, and the Bartenders’ Guide to Traditional Cocktails. This resource is great for home cooks, researchers, and school projects.

NEW! AtoZ the USA
Explore the country as a whole, or research a specific state or one of five US territories. The in-depth range of options includes: official state animals & plants, historical timelines, modern & antique downloadable maps, national symbols, state symbols, food & recipes, demographics, culture & society, geography learning resources, and government & politics. This resource is great for school projects and patrons traveling the country.

NEW! AtoZ World Food
Explore the food culture and traditional recipes for 174 countries. Features include 1,700+ food culture articles, 7,000+ recipes, 500+ ingredient articles, six food glossaries, and 14,000+ color photos. This is a great resource to discover a wide range of cuisines, allows users to create their own accounts to save and share their favorite recipes, and for students as an educational resource for country and food related projects.

Auto Repair Source
Do-it-yourself repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. Video tutorial.

Black Freedom Struggle in the U.S.
Historical newspaper articles, pamphlets, diaries, correspondence, and more from specific time periods in U.S. history marked by the opposition African Americans have faced on the road to freedom.

Business Source Premier 
Access full-text articles from more than 2,200 journals dating back to 1965, including company profiles, industry reports, market research reports and SWOT analyses. Video tutorial.

Consumer Health Complete 
Covers all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.
Video tutorial   EBSCO app for Apple   EBSCO app for Android

Consumer Reports 
Take advantage of premium consumer information including expert product reviews, current ratings, buying guides, and news articles for thousands of products and services such as cars and electronics. Video tutorial.

Creativebug 
Choose from over 1,000 online art and crafts classes with expert step-by-step instructions plus patterns, templates and recipes from Joann Fabrics. 

Driving-Tests.org 
Practice tests, resources and FAQs to help obtain or renew your driver's license. Does not require a library card to use.

EBSCOhost Research Databases
 
Allows you to search 15 databases at once. Video tutorial

EBSCO app for Apple   EBSCO app for Android


EDS (EBSCO Discovery Service) 
An all-inclusive search solution that makes in-depth research easy.
Video tutorial   EBSCO app for Apple   EBSCO app for Android

Explora for Educators 
Provides a variety of topics that are of interest to teachers that can be found in over 200 peer-reviewed journals. Video tutorial.

Explora for Educators 
Provides a variety of topics found in over 200 peer-reviewed journals that are of interest to teachers.
Video tutorial   EBSCO app for Apple   EBSCO app for Android

Explora for Primary Schools 
Designed specifically for students in grades K-5. Search results bring back age appropriate and relevant information from Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, American Heritage Children's Dictionary, Middle Search Plus, Primary Search, and Topic Overviews K-5.
Video tutorial   EBSCO app for Apple   EBSCO app for Android

Explora for Middle & High Schools 
Designed specifically for students in grades 6-12. Search results bring back age appropriate and relevant information from Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, History Reference Center, Middle Search Plus, Consumer Health Complete, Science Reference Center, Literary Reference Center, and Topic Overviews 6-12.
EBSCO app for Apple   EBSCO app for Android

FOLD3 Library Edition 
Historical documents and personal histories from the National Archives and other institutions that provides access to U.S. military records including stories, photos, and personal document of the men and women who served.

NEW! Global Road Warrior
Explore in-depth information on 175 countries. Categories include: culture & society, food & recipes, language video dictionary, royalty-free maps & images, national symbols, business culture, music, and education. This is an excellent resource for student projects and a great companion for international travelers.

HeritageQuest Online 
For genealogy research including U.S. Federal census records, PERSI Archive, local and family history books, and more. Video tutorial.

Illinois Group Catalog
Search the OCLC catalog of materials held by Illinois libraries. Items may be requested through Interlibrary Loan.

NEW! Lingo Lite
Use images, text, and native speaker videos to help you learn vocabulary up to four times faster than any other method. Lingo LITE uses Associative Multimedia Learning to help your brain associate an image with the correct word in a language without first translating it from your native language, for a faster and easier learning experience.

Literary Reference Center Plus 
Explore an expansive collection of author biographies, plot summaries, title overviews, literary reference books, monographs, literary magazines and journals, book reviews and much more. Video tutorial.

MasterFILE Premier
Provides full text access to general reference publications, reference books, and primary source documents. 

Middle Search Plus
Full text for popular middle school magazines, biographies and historical essays. Full text entries include reading level indicators (Lexiles). 

MyHeritage Library Edition 
Search over 8 billion primary historical records from the United States, Europe, and other regions, with coverage starting from the 16th century. Video tutorial.

Novelist Plus

Provides reading recommendations, book discussion guides, reviews, articles, lists, series, and author read-alikes for fiction and non-fiction titles for adults and teens. Video tutorials.

Novelist K-8 Plus
Provides Grab and Go Book Lists, recommended reads, award lists, and Lexile scores for fiction and non-fiction titles for children in grades K-8. Video tutorials.

OverDrive
Borrow from a robust collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks including best-selling authors, new release titles, classics, and crowd-pleasers in both fiction and non-fiction titles for adults, teens, and children.
Video tutorials for Overdrive, Libby, and Sora

Libby app for Apple         OverDrive app for Apple

Libby app for Android     OverDrive app Android


PressBooks via Inkie.org

Edit, format, and generate print-ready and eBook formats for your book through the Inkie. org site which also includes eBooks from local, self-published authors. Video tutorials.

Primary Search 
Search an expansive collection for full-text magazines, reference books, biographies and more designed specifically for elementary school students.

Public Records Electronic Database
Public information from Will, Cook and surrounding counties and includes new homeowners and mortgages, new business licenses and incorporations, tax liens, tax sales for property, foreclosures, and bankruptcies.

Regional Business News
Search full text for regional US and Canadian business publications. Video tutorial.

Scholastic Teachables 
Explore teacher-created lesson plans and activity sheets for children in pre-K through eighth grade. The printable lesson plans offer activities for all major subjects, including math, science, STEM, reading, foreign languages and early learning.

Science Reference Center
Access reliable information on life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, technology and more ideal for middle school and high school students. Teachers and parents may also access lesson plans, worksheets, and curriculum standards. Video tutorial

TumbleBooks Library 
Enjoy a large selection of English, Spanish and French eBooks and games for children and tweens. TumbleBooks app for Apple   TumbleBooks app for Android

TumbleMath 
The most comprehensive collection of math stories available anywhere, all in their world famous TumbleBook format which combines animation, narration and sound to create a compelling and enticing story books for students of all ages. Please note that there isn’t an app for TumbleMath; it must be accessed in a web browser.