Databases and References


Research Databases

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RBdigitalFacebookRBdigital offers access to complete digital magazines which can be easily viewed on any Internet enabled device. Check out all the issues you want and keep them forever! See a list of magazine titles. Get help setting up your account.

AncestryLogoAncestry Library Edition includes billions of records from around the world, including from U.S., U.K., and Canadian census and vital records, immigration and passport records, periodicals and books, photos, and more. Discover your unique family history! (In library use only.)



MyHeritage provides access to billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos, and thousands of other resources spanning the past five centuries.

 A to Z Databases

atozmapsonlineA to Z Maps Online offers over 4,000 world, continent, and state maps including political, physical, precipitation and other thematic maps that are updated monthly.

A to Z the USA is your most comprehensive guide to knowing everything you need to know about the U.S., past and present. Find state reports and articles, historical timelines, flags, vintage postcards, maps, photos, and even license plates!


A to Z the World is the only source you’ll need for in-depth country cultural information. Learn about the traditions, habits, and social norms of people around the globe. Find everything from music, dating rituals, holidays and festivals, to traditional recipes, flags, and national symbols for each country.

A to Z World Travel features 202 continually updated city guides, the low-down on city neighborhoods, in-town excursions, day trips, major attractions, hotels, restaurants, nightlife, shopping, and insiders’ tips on navigating the city and culture.

A to Z World Food atozworldfood-logolets you explore food culture and traditional recipes from around the world. Learn to make classic dishes from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe!

 EBSCO Databases

Consconreporg150umer enables consumers to make better purchasing decisions. Find ratings, reviews and recommendations for thousands of products and services.


MasterFILE-Premier-button(150x75)MasterFILE Premier contains full text for thousands of general reference magazines and publications covering a wide range of subject areas.



History Reference Center features full text for many reference books, encyclopedias, and historical periodicals. Also find thousands of historical documents, photos, maps and videos.


novelist150NoveList Plus is a comprehensive source of information about books that includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more.



Science Reference Center provides full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books and periodicals covering a wide range of topics.



PrimarySearch_button_100x50Primary Search is designed for the young researcher and provides full text for more than 70 popular magazines.

Gale Databases

Academic OneFile is a premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world’s leading journals and reference sources. Included is full-text coverage of the New York Times since 1995.


legalformslogoLegal Forms offers an easy-to-use approach to creating accurate, reliable legal documents. Find thousands of customizable online legal documents that can be conveniently accessed and downloaded any time, any place.


Career Transitions is an online career guidance center that walks users through the job search process from beginning to end. Find all the tools needed to explore and take the leap to a new career.


 Chilton Library offers the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners. Find thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models.

Use Health and Wellness Resource Center to find magazines, journals, newspapers, definitions, directories, videos, & reference information on: Medicine, Nutrition, Diseases, Public Health, Pregnancy, Prescription Drugs, etc. Included are links to diet, cancer, health assessment sites & government databases.

Opposing Viewpoint In Context features continuously updated viewpoints, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

Price It! Antiques & Collectibles has over 23 million prices from a variety of sources, including online auction (eBay), online antique dealers, and land-based auction houses.


Small Business Resource Center will show you how to start, finance, or manage your small business. Included are sample business plans, how to guides, articles, and websites.


Testing & Education Reference Center allows you to search thousands of college and graduate school entries. Find scholarships to meet your financial needs, take on-line practice tests, and use test prep eBooks to obtain your educational goals.


Scholastic Go! Online’s database includes two general reference encyclopedias, three social studies encyclopedias, and one science encyclopedia.


World Book Databases

World Book Online for Kids is an encyclopedia with thousands of grade appropriate articles designed to meet the research needs of children.


Early World of Learning LogoEarly World of Learning is designed for preschoolers and children in early grades. It features narrated stories, interactive games, and educational videos.


World Book Online Info Finder is designed for school-age users’ homework and research needs. Included are a dictionary, a biography center, virtual tours, and video showcases.


World Book Online Reference Center is for advanced researchers and information seekers. This site features a dictionary, and local and country research guides.


World Book Discover includes reference articles, text-to-speech capabilities, research tool, multimedia, and interactive videos.


Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos is a Spanish-language reference work designed with young readers in mind.


Living Green examines the environmental impact of every aspect of modern life, from the water bottles we purchase, to the cars we drive, to the food we buy.


Early Peoples explores the origins and rise of ancient civilizations and the culture’s legacy in the modern world.


Inventions and Discoveries offers a fascinating collection of objects and ideas that have changed how we live today.


Dramatic Learning turns texts into original plays, skits, and monologues. In addition, find adaptations of classic works.


Craft Corner features thousands of creative projects and crafts suitable for a wide variety of ages.



FirstSearch provides access to dozens of databases supporting research in a wide range of subject areas. Find materials in your own library and through the WorldCat Resource Sharing service.


Gale Virtual Reference Library is a unique eBook collection of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

MedicareThis guide explains the benefits, rules, and processes of Medicare. It also discusses the history of the program, coverage of the prescription drug program, Part D, closing coverage gaps, and the future of Medicare.



College Search


Daily Journal


Chicago Tribune