Online Resources at Your Library
Ancestry Library Edition
A to Z World Travel
For travelers and knowledge seekers alike, AtoZ World Travel is a comprehensive travel resource with information about points of interest, security, transportation, food and restaurants, culture, language, and more. With 202 World City Travel Guides covering over 75 topics each, plus an additional 56 travel resources, AtoZ World Travel provides the knowledge you need to experience the world and all its wonders.
Directory of Open Access Journals
Encyclopedia of the Continental Congress
An in-depth history of the congresses and their impact and role in the shaping and foundation of early American Society and government. Comprehensive coverage covers both the first Continental Congress in 1774 and the first Federal Congress in 1789.
Freegal provides you access to millions of songs from new and classic artists. You can download 3 free mP3s per week, stream 3 hours of music a day, and download current music videos.
Heritage Quest OnlineUse Heritage Quest Online to search census records, government records, books and much more to discover your family history.
Illinois State Government
Illinois Student Assistance Commission
The Illinois Student Assistance Commission is the trusted source for free information about college financial assistance, applying for financial assistance and FAFSA preparation for all Illinois students and their families.
LingoLITE uses images, text, and native speaker video to help you learn vocabulary up to four times faster than any other method. LingoLITE uses Associative Multimedia Learning to help your brain associate an image with the correct word in a language without first translating it from your native language.
Use MedlinePlus to learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, find out the meanings of words, or view medical videos or illustrations. You can also get links to the latest medical research on your topic or find out about clinical trials on a disease or condition.
Nations of the World
Search Illinois newspapers, including the Jacksonville Journal Courier and historical Morgan County newspapers. Free access is limited to Illinois publications.
If you are inside the library you may access Newspaper Archive here.
If you are outside the library you may access Newspaper Archive here. You will need a library card to access Newspaper Archive outside the library.
Access thousands of ebook and audiobook titles with the Alliance Digital Media Library.
Rocket LanguagesLearn a new language with your library card. Rocket Languages provides interactive audio lessons, cultural lessons, and 24/7 learning support for users learning new languages. Access from home or download the app!
United States Government
USA.gov is the online guide to government information and services. You can find an index of US Government agencies and contact information for government and elected officials. This page can also be viewed in Spanish.
Free online classes on hundreds of topics taught by professionals and professors. Work at your own pace and experience the joy of learning. Click here for a course catalog. Click here for an introduction video.
World Book Online
Enjoy unlimited access to the World Book Online Encyclopedia. It includes up to date articles, pictures, and illustrations on thousands of topics.
You can find lesson plans for students K-12, activites and assignments for homeschooling or keeping kids engaged outside of school.