Databases AlphabeticallyAncestry® Library Edition
NEW! During this pandemic, Ancestry® has made it possible for library card holdrers to access Ancestry® Library Edition from home! (Previously, you could only access from within our Branches). Follow these steps:
1. Login to your library card account
2. After logging in, click the blue link that says "Ancestry Library" to go to the Ancestry® Library Edition where you can search genealogical records.
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.
Auto Repair Source is designed for touch-enabled devices such as laptops and tablets, Auto Repair Source offers a user-friendly search experience and access to a wealth of information to help users diagnose, repair and maintain today's complex vehicles. Diagrams and images can be easily magnified and printed.
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.
Creativebug by JoAnn has thousands of award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. You have an all-access, no-boundaries pass to explore thousands of classes. People of all skill levels can work alongside instructors to learn craft techniques. Our platform is simple and intuitive, with features like chapter divisions, note-taking tools, 20-second rewind and more. Users can save favorite classes and receive personalized recommendations. Videos are produced by renowned artists and creative experts. Instructors bring a lifetime of practice, passion, and proven teaching methods.
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.
EBSCOhost Research Databases allows you to search 15 databases at once.
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 Public Libraries is EBSCO's interface for Schools and Public Libraries. Designed to meet the unique needs of its users, Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction with the following features:
- Simple search that quickly delivers relevant results
- Easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topic
- Topic overviews that provide students with a starting point for research
- Colorful, mobile-friendly design with feature areas that provide context to students
- Reading level indicators (Lexile® Measures) to simplify discovery of grade-appropriate content
- Text-to-speech for HTML articles to assist struggling readers or those learning English
- Curriculum Standards Module to help educators correlate EBSCO content quickly and easily to Common Core, state- or province-specific curriculum standards
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.
FOLD3 Library Edition provides convenient access to military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. Additionally, you can combine records found on the site with what you have in your own albums and shoeboxes to create an online memorial for someone who served.
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.
Illinois Group Catalog searches the records of libraries across the state.
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.
MyHeritage Library Edition is one of the largest, most internationally diverse genealogy databases of its kind. Libraries that offer MyHeritage Library Edition provide their patrons with access to billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos and other resources in thousands of databases that span the past five centuries. Remote access and a mobile-friendly interface make it the most convenient genealogy product for libraries and institutions.
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.
Primary Search is a full-text database providing popular children’s magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedic entries and a vast image collection. Students can learn about a variety of topics, including endangered species, famous musicians, fitness and space exploration.
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.
ReferenceUSA is the leading provider in business and consumer research! ReferenceUSA helps users create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, raise funds and locate people. Our database provides real-time access to more than 44 Million Businesses, 270 Million Consumers, U.S. New Businesses, U.S. New Movers and Homeowners, U.S. Healthcare information, making research fast and easy! ReferenceUSA’s quality information helps researchers, students and job-seekers answer a wide variety of questions, and saves them valuable time and money.
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.