Databases AlphabeticallyAmerica's Newspapers offers searchable, full-text content of local and regional news, including community events, schools, politics, government policies, cultural activities, local companies, state industries, and people in the community electronic editions of the the Joliet Herald News (1997-current).
Ancestry® Library Edition, distributed exclusively by ProQuest and powered by Ancestry.com, delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more. Ancestry Library Edition brings the world’s most popular consumer online genealogy resource to your library. It’s an unprecedented online collection of individuals from North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and more. Answers await everyone—whether professional or hobbyist, expert or novice, genealogist or historian—inside the more than 7,000 available databases. Here, you can unlock the story of you with sources like censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more. In-Library use only
Auto Repair Reference Center contains do-it-yourself repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. New repair procedures, bulletins and updates are added to the product on a regular basis. All of the content has been created by ASE certified technicians.
AtoZdatabases is the premier reference and marketing database marketed to Library, Academic, and Government institutions throughout the U.S. This simple, user-friendly, web-based solution provides details on every business and every household within the U.S.
Biography Reference Center offers a comprehensive collection of full-text biographies and unique narrative biographies. This resource provides superior coverage for several of the most popular and heavily-researched biographies and genres, including those contained within Biography Today and Biography (both dating back to the first issue published).
Business Source Premier features full text and searchable cited references for top journals covering a variety of business disciplines. In addition, it includes market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles and SWOT analyses.
Consumer Health Complete is designed to support the information needs of patients and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. This resource provides content covering all key areas of health and wellness, from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.
Consumer Reports is the largest paid-publication subscription-based website in the world, enables consumers to make better purchasing decisions. Whether a user is looking to find the best deal on an LCD TV or researching the top-recommended used vehicles, ConsumerReports.org provides ratings and reviews, recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services.
Driving-Tests.org Thanks to a partnership with Driving-Tests.org, White Oak Library District is proud to offer free online test prep for students preparing for their Illinois driving tests! No library card number or personal information is needed. This resource is also great for anyone looking to brush up on their knowledge of Illinois’ traffic laws. The site includes tests for car, motorcycle, and CDL, as well as, handbooks for each area. A helpful FAQ section addresses questions residents might have about visiting their local DMV.
Explora for Educators is EBSCO's Teacher Reference Center. It provides a variety of topics that are of interest to teachers that can be found in over 200 peer-reviewed journals.
Explora for Primary Schools from EBSCO is 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.
Explora for Secondary Schools from EBSCO is 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, MAS Ultra, Consumer Health Complete, Science Reference Center, Literary Reference Center, and Topic Overviews 6-12.
HeritageQuest Online provides American genealogical resources including the United States Federal Census, local history books, Revolutionary War Era Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application files, and Freedman's Bank records.
History Reference Center features full text for more than 1,990 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers.
Illinois Group Catalog searches the records of libraries across the state.
Legal Information Reference Center contains hundreds of full-text legal publications and thousands of legal forms.
Literary Reference Center Plus is a comprehensive full text database that provides users with a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and time frames.
MAS Ultra contains full text for hundreds of popular high school magazines covering a wide-range of subject areas including history, science, careers and much more. It also provides full text for biographies and primary source documents, hundreds of reference books, and an Image Collection containing photos, maps & flags.
MasterFILE Premier provides full text access to general reference publications, reference books, and primary source documents.
Middle Search Plus contains primary source documents, reference books, and thousands of relevant photos, maps and flags.
Novelist Plus provides recommended reads, book discussion guides, and author read-alikes for fiction and non-fiction titles for adults and teens.
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 age Kindergarten through 8th grade.
Overdrive provides access to downloadable Audibooks and eBooks and contains both fiction and non-fiction titles for adults, teens, and children.
Points of View Reference Center contains resources that present multiple sides of an issue.
Public Records Electronic Database compiles 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, and foreclosures and bankruptcies.
Regional Business News provides full text for regional US and Canadian business publications.
Science Reference Center covers topics that include biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.
World Vital Records is massive library with billions of Family History and Genealogy records, and millions of family trees. It includes COMPLETE U.S. Federal Census images/layoutimages and indexes from 1790 to 1940; military records; enhanced Social Security Death Index (SSDI) records; millions of newspaper articles; and unique, exclusive local and international collections.