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Databases & Guides

Name Description Use At Home?

ABMS Directory of Board Certified Medical Specialists (The Official)

Find certification status and professional information about board certified physicians in more than 150 specialties and subspecialties. Search by geographic area as well as specialty.


Access Science

Full access McGraw Hill's Encyclopedia of Science, plus research updates in all areas of science and technology.



Premier Reference and Marketing Database including 30 million business profiles & 220 million residents. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, or finding friends and relatives. (Guided Tour)


Credo Literati

An online platform that combines reliable, citable reference content with your library's resources and helps you to do faster, more effective research.


Demographics Now for Libraries, Illinois Edition

Find geographic-based demographic information perfect for business and marketing plans.


Electronic Collections Online

Abstracts and selected full text of scholarly journals from 1995 to present, covering subjects such as business, education, geography and law.


Elibrary Plus

Find complete text of newspaper and newswire stories, magazine articles, reference books, pictures, maps and radio/TV transcripts on current topics. Use the natural language or advanced search feature.


FirstSearch (OCLC)

Scholarly and general content covering a wide variety of topics including health, education, technology, business, and the social sciences.


Gale Courses

Gale Courses offers hundreds of courses focused on professional development, technology skills, and personal enrichment. Six-week long courses are taught entirely online by instructors, and new sessions begin every month. Learn More


Gale Virtual Reference Library

Contains the full text of hundreds of reference books on a wide variety of subjects, including history, business, medicine, science and humanities. Includes tables of content, indexes and illustrations. (Guided Tour)


General OneFile

Search Tips

General interest articles on current events, science, entertainment, the arts, etc.


Health and Wellness Resource Center

Search Tips

Articles on medicine, nutrition, diseases, public health, alcohol and drug abuse and fitness. (Guided Tour)


Magazines & Newspapers Online, A-Z

Find out what magazines, journals, and newspapers the Library subscribes to online, and then link to the correct database to read articles or issues.


Marshall Cavendish Digital

  • Drugs and Society
    A comprehensive resource that examines a wide range of issues concerning addiction, treatment, and the societal impact of drug abuse.
  • Family Health, 3rd Ed
    Quick access to key information on all aspects of family health care.


Covers all areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing. Includes a mix of articles written for general interest and those in the medical profession.



A comprehensive, free, and authoritative consumer health site sponsored by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. (MedlinePlus en Español)


Oxford Reference Online

Search Oxford's award winning encyclopedias and scholarly reference titles on an easy-to-use site. (Guided Tour)


Reference USA

Over 10.5 million businesses and over 100 million U.S. resident names, phone numbers and addresses. Business information includes estimated company size, sales, employees, and contact information. (Guided Tour)


Salem Press Health

Contains Magill's Medical Guide and several other health reference works on a variety of health related topics, including alternative medicine


Science Online

Search Tools

Diagrams, definitions, biographies, experiments and essays in specific subject areas.


Today’s Science

Updated weekly and containing thousands of links to a 15-year back-file, Today's Science explains important developments in biology, chemistry, the environment, space, physics, and technology.



About Herbs, Botanicals & Other Products

Alzheimer's Association

American Board of Medical Specialties

American Diabetes Association

American Hospital Directory

American Red Cross

Autism Resource Center

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Clinical Trials

Club Drugs

Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs

Food & Drug Administration

Illinois Cares RX

Illinois Department of Public Health

Illinois Physician Profile Search


Lab Tests Online

Mayo Clinic



National Cancer Institute

National Institute of Mental Health

National Institute on Drug Abuse – For Teens

National Institute on Drug Abuse - Club Drugs

National Women's Health Information Center

NIH Senior Health

Partnership for a Drug-Free America

Prostate Cancer Foundation

Prostate Cancer Institute

RxList - The Internet Drug Index for Prescription Drugs & Medications



Government & Nonprofit Financial Assistance

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kane County Health Department

Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Finder

Merck Patient Assistance Program

Partnership for Prescription Assistance

Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator

Tri -City Health Partnership

Alternative Medicine

Addictions/Mental Health

Alternative Approaches to Mental Health Treatment

Alternative Treatments for Depression


Alternative Medicine Foundation

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

General Health and Well Being

Dr. Weil Home Page

Healthfinder (Use Alternative Treatment in Search Box)

Holistic Healing Web Page

Johns Hopkins Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine

Mayo Clinic

MedlinePlus: Alternative Medicine

National Institutes of Health (Use Alternative Treatment in Search Box)

Drugs and Supplements

Herbal Safety

MedlinePlus: Drugs and Supplements

Office of Dietary Supplements

Special Interest Groups

American Holistic Health Association

National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork


Senior Health Information