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eRESOURCES

Learn, explore, and study with our online resources that can help you learn new skills, find a job, trace your heritage, do research, and more.


We provide more than 60 eResources that cover 14 categories from animals to auto repair to business to history to jobs to news. Browse topics for fun, or dig in deeper to discover something new.

  • Access Science

    More than 9,000 articles and research updates with citations

  • Ancestry Library Edition

    Federal census, birth, death, and marriage records.  Only available for use in the library.

  • AtoZ Maps Online

    An online database of world maps

  • AtoZ the USA

    Maps, flags, photos & facts about US states, counties, cities & territories

  • AtoZ World Culture

    Comprehensive guide to country culture information.

  • AtoZ World Travel

    A detailed travel resource for business and leisure travelers for more than 200 world cities

  • AtoZdatabases

    Search for people and businesses, conduct market research and discover business opportunities

  • Biography in Context

    Curriculum aligned resource on more than 525,000 individuals

  • BookFlix

    Engaging online literary resource to build a love of reading in children

  • Chicago Manual of Style

    16th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style

  • Chicago Tribune

    The Chicago Tribune full text

  • Chilton Library

    Detailed information for vehicle maintenance and repairs

  • College Preparation Center

    ACT & SAT practice tests, interactive tutorials and eBooks to help you prepare for college admissions

  • Consumer Reports

    Product ratings from Consumer Reports world-famous test labs

  • County and Regional Histories & Atlases: Illinois

    Illinois statistics, chronologies, directories and atlases covering 1832-1921

  • CultureGrams

    Detailed cultural information on more than 200 countries

  • CultureGrams Kids Edition

    Kid's-eye view of daily life in countries around the world

  • CultureGrams States Edition

    Explore all US states in colorful, kid-friendly reports

  • Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

    World Book Spanish Language Encyclopedia

  • ePrep

    Preparation for the SAT,ACT,PSAT,PLAN, & SSAT

  • Ferguson's Career Guidance Center

    Information on jobs, industry overviews, internships and scholarships

  • FirstSearch

    Collection of 15 databases featuring articles on a wide variety of topics

  • Gale Artemis Literary Sources

    Search multiple premier literature databases simultaneously--contains critical analysis, work overviews, author biography & more

  • Gale Directory Library

    Authoritative directories on companies, publishers, associations and more

  • Gale Virtual Reference Library

    450+ research eBooks and thousands of articles for expert information you can count on

  • General OneFile

    Large general interest database of magazines and journals, including reference, newspaper, and audio content.  Articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text.

  • Geneva Republican

    A digital copy of the Geneva Republican newspaper covering years 1878-2016.  Years 2013-2016 are text searchable.

  • Health & Wellness Resource Center

    Articles on health, medicine, fitness and nutrition

  • HelpNow!

    Live one-to-one homework help from 3-10 pm; practice tests and study aids

  • HeritageQuest Online

    Census, genealogies, local histories, and military records

  • Historical Newspapers

    Includes Chicago Tribune (1849-1992), Wall Street Journal (1889-1998), New York Times (1851-2012), Los Angeles Times (1881-1991), Washington Post (1877-1999).

  • Issues & Controversies

    In-depth investigations of issues in business, politics, government, education and popular culture

  • Job & Career Accelerator

    Powerful tools and expert guidance to help you find a great job

  • JobNow!

    Live job coaching, resume assistance, practice interviews and more

  • LearningExpress Library

    Test preparation, practice test and job search information

  • Legal Forms

    Find forms in order to file patents and trademarks, develop leases, create bills of sale, delegate power of attorney, and more, these forms are ideal for supporting legal tasks that business owners need to manage.

  • Literature Criticism Online

    Contains literary criticism and author biographies for contemporary literature

  • Literature Resource Center

    Biographies and critical analyses of novelists, poets, and essayists

  • Little Pim

    Language learning for 0-6 year olds.

  • Lynda.com

    Online tutorials on business, software, technology and other creative skills

  • Mango Languages

    Many languages are offered in online courses beginner to advanced

  • Miss Humblebee's Academy

    Online curriculum for children preschool through kindergarten, providing strength in the core subject areas of math, science and social studies, language and literacy, art, and music.

  • Morningstar

    Comprehensive data and independent analysis on thousands of investments

  • Muzzy Online

    An interactive and fun way to learn a second language.

  • Novelist K-8 Plus

    Summaries and reviews of fiction, and suggestions for what to read next

  • Novelist Plus

    Discover great books to read, both fiction and non-fiction

  • Overland Journeys: Travels in the West, 1800-1880

    Primary sources detailing settlers and their epic journeys west

  • Oxford English Dictionary

    Definitive Record of the English Language

  • Oxford Reference

    Oxford's encyclopedias and scholarly reference titles

  • PebbleGo

    Text, games, audio and video highlighting animal and science concepts for grades K-3

  • Primary Search

    Older students can access magazines, animal and general encyclopedias

  • Record Information Services

    Search for Illinois new businesses, foreclosures & auctions and real estate transactions

  • Scholastic GO!

    Explore non-fiction texts, world newspapers, videos and more on almost every core-curriculum subject for grades 2 and up.

  • ScienceFlix

    High-engaging science digital resource for students in grades 4 through 9

  • Small Business Builder

    A step-by-step online planning tool for starting, managing and optimizing a business or nonprofit. The program walks through five areas of exploration in order to develop a business plan focused on long-term success.

  • Small Business Resource Center

    Covers all aspects of starting and operating a business, including finance, management, marketing, human resources, franchising, accounting, and taxes.

  • Today's Science

    Explains important developments in biology, chemistry, the environment, space, physics, and technology

  • TrueFlix

    Engaging online literary resource to build a love of reading in children

  • Universal Class

    Over 500 online non-credit continuing education courses

  • US Major Dailies

    Includes Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Christian Science Monitor, New York Times and Washington Post full text.

  • Value Line Research Center

    Covers stocks, mutual funds, options and convertible securities as well as special situation stocks

  • WilsonWeb OmniFile

    Multidisciplinary full-text articles

  • World Book Web

    WorldBook for kids and WorldBook Info Finder for older students

  • World News Digest

    US and World News 1940-present

  • WorldCat

    Find books and other materials in libraries worldwide