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Find your next great read, learn to fix your car, or research a local business with the help of these databases!  Please have your library card handy as many of these databases require your library card number.

Online Resources and Databases


Full-text articles to support research in science, engineering, physics, technology, religion, and philosophy. Includes access to video from the Associated Press (AP).

Search Academic Search Premier

Offers a wealth of information to help you diagnose, repair, and maintain cars and vehicles. Includes service and repair procedures, diagrams, recall information, specifications, labor estimates, and parts pricing.

Search Auto Repair Source

Full-text articles to support research in accounting, finance, economics, marketing, management, and operations management. Includes access to video from the Associated Press (AP).

Search Business Source Premier

Full-text articles to support research in aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs and alcohol, fitness, and nutrition. Includes teen health topics for teens and parents.

Search Consumer Health Complete

Buying advice, product ratings, reviews, recommendations, money-saving advice and tips, and videos for products including appliances, electronics, food, and more.

Search Consumer Reports

eBooks you won’t find in our library catalog covering a wide range of topics such as self-help, fitness, games, hobbies, and cooking.

Search EBSCO eBooks

This online digital library is a comprehensive, easy-to-use database of full-text articles and documents. This database is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the United States Department of Education.

Search ERIC

Full-text articles to support research in history and genealogy and lesson plans to support student learning.

Search History Reference Center

How-tos and creative ideas in arts and crafts, collecting, home and garden, indoor recreation, kids’ crafts, model building,  and more.

Search Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

Inkie.org is a suite of resources – available to everyone in Illinois at no charge – that supports local authors with online creation and publishing tools and allows readers to access locally-produced content.

Get Started with Inkie

Novels, short stories, poems, plot summaries and synopses, and literary criticism. Research guides, lesson plans, and citation tools support student learning.

Search Literary Reference Center

A good place to start for research and homework. Includes full-text articles, reference books, primary source documents, photos, maps, and flags.

Search MasterFILE Premier

Resources to support middle school students, including biographies, magazines, primary source documents, photos, maps, and flags. Articles include reading level indicators (Lexile).

Search Middle Search Plus

Full-text newspaper articles and television and radio transcripts. Includes the Associated Press (AP), CNN Wire, PR Wire, UPI , Xinhua, The Chicago Citizen, and more.

Search Newspaper Source Plus

A popular and extensive tool for reading recommendations for fiction and non-fiction. Includes audiobook recommendations.

Search NoveList Plus

Reading recommendations for kids’ fiction and nonfiction that you can search by Lexile, subject, and grade level.

Search NoveList Plus K-8

Resources for students to understand issues, develop criticial thinking skills, and develop persuasive arguments. Includes essays, overviews, articles, and transcripts.

Search Points of View Reference Center

Resources to support elementary school students, including encyclopedias specifically for kids, articles from children’s magazines including Highlights and Junior Scholastic, and a large image collection.

Search Primary Search

Resources for middle and high school students and adults who have a basic foundation in English grammar and reading but need adapted reading material for a variety of subjects.

Search Read It!

Full-text articles to support research in applied sciences, biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and energy.

Search Science Reference Center


Local History & Genealogy

The Town and Country Public Library is pleased to offer local history and genealogy resources. Materials pertaining to local businesses, local school information, and extensive photograph collection, maps and plat surveys and 3-D artifacts are just some of the items available.

View Local History & Genealogy Resources