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Databases & Guides

Name Description Use At Home?

ABMS Directory of Board Certified Medical Specialists (The Official)

ABMS

Find certification status and professional information about over 900,000 board certified physicians in more than 150 specialties and subspecialties. Search by geographic area as well as specialty.

Guided Tour

Yes

Access Science

Access Science

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

Yes

AtoZdatabases

AtoZdatabases

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)

Yes

Credo Literati

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.

Yes

Demographics Now for Libraries, Illinois Edition

DemographicsNow

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

Yes

Electronic Collections Online

Statewide Library Catalog

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

Yes

Elibrary Plus

ProQuest

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.

Yes

FirstSearch (OCLC)

Statewide Library Catalog

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

Yes

Gale Courses

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

Please disregard messages about submitting payment for courses. The library has paid all fees associated with these classes.

Yes

Gale Virtual Reference Library

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)

Yes

General OneFile

General OneFile

Search Tips

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

Yes

Health and Wellness Resource Center

Health and Wellness

Search Tips

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

Yes

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.

Yes

Marshall Cavendish Digital

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.
Yes

MEDLINE

Statewide Library Catalog

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

Yes

MedlinePlus

Medline Plus

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)

Yes

Oxford Reference Online

Oxford University Online

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

Yes

Reference USA

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)

Yes

Salem Press Health

Salem Press

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

Yes

Science Online

Facts on File

Search Tools

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

Yes

Today’s Science

Facts on File

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.

Yes

Weiss & TheStreet Financial Ratings Series Online

Weiss

Combines the strength of Weiss Ratings and TheStreet Ratings to offer a single source for financial strength ratings covering insurance companies, banks, mutual funds and stocks. It also includes the Medigap tool which provides a detailed up to the minute report of Medicare Supplemental Insurance options based on your age, gender, and location.

Yes

Websites

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

Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs

DisabilityInfo.gov

Food & Drug Administration

GirlsHealth.gov

Illinois Cares RX

Illinois Department of Public Health

Illinois Physician Profile Search

KidsHealth

Lab Tests Online

Mayo Clinic

MedlinePlus

Merck Manual Consumer Version 

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

TeensHealth

TOXNET

Government & Nonprofit Financial Assistance

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

Diseases

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)

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

Quackwatch

Senior Health Information