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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.

  • Academic Search Premier

    Academic Search Premier is a leading multidisciplinary research database. It provides acclaimed full-text journals, magazines and other valuable resources.

  • 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 Food

    Find thousands of international recipes, hundreds of culture and ingredient articles, and essential culinary resources.

  • 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

  • Auto Repair Source

    Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, Auto Repair Source provides service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls.

  • Biography Reference Center

    Biography Reference Center provides thousands of reliable full-text biographies, including the complete full text of Biography Today and Biography, plus narrative biographies not available in other databases. In addition to keyword search, users can locate biographies by subject occupation, nationality, activity, gender, lifespan and more.

  • BookFlix

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

  • Business Source Premier

    Business Source Premier features full text and searchable cited references for top journals covering a variety of business disciplines.

  • 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 Health Complete

    Consumer Health Complete supports the information needs of patients and fosters 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 and holistic medicine.

  • 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

  • Creativebug

    Thousands of award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.

  • 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

  • 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 2010-2016 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).

  • History Reference Center

    Covering both U.S. and world history topics, History Reference Center is a full-text database featuring historical reference books, magazines, journals and thousands of primary source documents.

  • Issues & Controversies

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

  • JobNow!

    Live job coaching, resume assistance, practice interviews and more

  • Kane County Chronicle

    A digital copy of the Geneva Kane County Chronicle newspaper covering years 2016-2017.  The digital collection is text searchable.

  • LearningExpress Library

    Test preparation, practice test and job search information

  • Legal Information Reference Center

    Legal Information Reference Center is an online database designed to assist the general public in legal matters of all kinds. It includes exclusive full text for many top consumer legal reference books, as well as thousands of legal forms. 

  • Literary Reference Center Plus

    Literary Reference Center Plus is the definitive literary database covering all genres and timeframes. It includes thousands of full-text poems, short stories, synopses, critical essays, literary journals, reference books and author biographies, plus lesson plans and literary study guides. 

  • 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

  • MasterFile Complete

    MasterFILE Complete offers the largest collection of popular full-text magazines, reference books and other highly-regarded sources from the world's leading publishers. Covering virtually every general interest subject area, it also includes an extensive collection of photos, maps and flags.

  • Middle Search Plus

    Designed for middle school libraries, Middle Search Plus is a full-text database providing popular middle school magazines and reference books. Covering subjects such as history, current events, science and sports, it also includes thousands of biographies and primary source documents, plus over a million photos, maps and flags.

  • 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

  • Points of View Reference Center

    Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides rich content that can help students better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.

  • 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.

  • Science Reference Center

    Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science magazines, journals, encyclopedias, reference books and a vast collection of images. 

  • ScienceFlix

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

  • 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 News Digest

    US and World News 1940-present

  • WorldCat

    Find books and other materials in libraries worldwide

    • PebbleGo

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

    • Creativebug

      Thousands of award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.

    • Universal Class

      Over 500 online non-credit continuing education courses

    • Auto Repair Source

      Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, Auto Repair Source provides service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls.

    • Chilton Library

      Detailed information for vehicle maintenance and repairs

    • AtoZdatabases

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

    • Business Source Premier

      Business Source Premier features full text and searchable cited references for top journals covering a variety of business disciplines.

    • Consumer Reports

      Product ratings from Consumer Reports world-famous test labs

    • Gale Directory Library

      Authoritative directories on companies, publishers, associations and more

    • Morningstar

      Comprehensive data and independent analysis on thousands of investments

    • Record Information Services

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

    • Value Line Research Center

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

    • Ancestry Library Edition

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

    • County and Regional Histories & Atlases: Illinois

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

    • Geneva Republican

      A digital copy of the Geneva Republican newspaper covering years 1878-2016.  Years 2010-2016 are text searchable.

    • 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).

    • Kane County Chronicle

      A digital copy of the Geneva Kane County Chronicle newspaper covering years 2016-2017.  The digital collection is text searchable.

    • Academic Search Premier

      Academic Search Premier is a leading multidisciplinary research database. It provides acclaimed full-text journals, magazines and other valuable resources.

    • AtoZ World Food

      Find thousands of international recipes, hundreds of culture and ingredient articles, and essential culinary resources.

    • FirstSearch

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

    • 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.

    • Legal Information Reference Center

      Legal Information Reference Center is an online database designed to assist the general public in legal matters of all kinds. It includes exclusive full text for many top consumer legal reference books, as well as thousands of legal forms. 

    • MasterFile Complete

      MasterFILE Complete offers the largest collection of popular full-text magazines, reference books and other highly-regarded sources from the world's leading publishers. Covering virtually every general interest subject area, it also includes an extensive collection of photos, maps and flags.

    • Middle Search Plus

      Designed for middle school libraries, Middle Search Plus is a full-text database providing popular middle school magazines and reference books. Covering subjects such as history, current events, science and sports, it also includes thousands of biographies and primary source documents, plus over a million photos, maps and flags.

    • Oxford Reference

      Oxford's encyclopedias and scholarly reference titles

    • Primary Search

      Older students can access magazines, animal and general encyclopedias

    • Scholastic GO!

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

    • TrueFlix

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

    • WilsonWeb OmniFile

      Multidisciplinary full-text articles

    • WorldCat

      Find books and other materials in libraries worldwide

    • 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

    • Biography Reference Center

      Biography Reference Center provides thousands of reliable full-text biographies, including the complete full text of Biography Today and Biography, plus narrative biographies not available in other databases. In addition to keyword search, users can locate biographies by subject occupation, nationality, activity, gender, lifespan and more.

    • 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

    • 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).

    • History Reference Center

      Covering both U.S. and world history topics, History Reference Center is a full-text database featuring historical reference books, magazines, journals and thousands of primary source documents.

    • Issues & Controversies

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

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

      Primary sources detailing settlers and their epic journeys west

    • 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

    • Gale Artemis Literary Sources

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

    • Literary Reference Center Plus

      Literary Reference Center Plus is the definitive literary database covering all genres and timeframes. It includes thousands of full-text poems, short stories, synopses, critical essays, literary journals, reference books and author biographies, plus lesson plans and literary study guides. 

    • Literature Criticism Online

      Contains literary criticism and author biographies for contemporary literature

    • Literature Resource Center

      Biographies and critical analyses of novelists, poets, and essayists

    • 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

    • Oxford English Dictionary

      Definitive Record of the English Language

    • Little Pim

      Language learning for 0-6 year olds.

    • Mango Languages

      Many languages are offered in online courses beginner to advanced

    • Muzzy Online

      An interactive and fun way to learn a second language.

    • Chicago Tribune

      The Chicago Tribune full text

    • Geneva Republican

      A digital copy of the Geneva Republican newspaper covering years 1878-2016.  Years 2010-2016 are text searchable.

    • 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

    • Kane County Chronicle

      A digital copy of the Geneva Kane County Chronicle newspaper covering years 2016-2017.  The digital collection is text searchable.

    • Points of View Reference Center

      Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides rich content that can help students better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.

    • US Major Dailies

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

    • World News Digest

      US and World News 1940-present

    • Access Science

      More than 9,000 articles and research updates with citations

    • Consumer Health Complete

      Consumer Health Complete supports the information needs of patients and fosters 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 and holistic medicine.

    • Health & Wellness Resource Center

      Articles on health, medicine, fitness and nutrition

    • Science Reference Center

      Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science magazines, journals, encyclopedias, reference books and a vast collection of images. 

    • ScienceFlix

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

    • Today's Science

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

    • College Preparation Center

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

    • HelpNow!

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

    • LearningExpress Library

      Test preparation, practice test and job search information

    • Lynda.com

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

    • Middle Search Plus

      Designed for middle school libraries, Middle Search Plus is a full-text database providing popular middle school magazines and reference books. Covering subjects such as history, current events, science and sports, it also includes thousands of biographies and primary source documents, plus over a million photos, maps and flags.

    • Points of View Reference Center

      Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides rich content that can help students better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.

    • Universal Class

      Over 500 online non-credit continuing education courses