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.
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!
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