Why use online databases?
We purchase these databases on a subscription basis because they provide high-quality resources and are generally updated daily. They also provide accurate citations and prepare you for doing college-level research.
We highly recommend using these resources for doing academic research - ask your friendly library staff for assistance if you need help.
Our databases are accessible from home. Log into our card catalog (the same way you log in at school and click the database links that appear.
ABC-CLIO World Geography - A source of specific geographic information about most of the world's countries and the world in general.
Career Cruising - An online career guidance and planning system.
Illinois Periodicals Online - Browse nine different periodicals about our state.
Literature Resource Center - A source for biographical information on authors, full-text articles, critical essays and reviews. Also includes full-text short stories, poems and interviews.
Noodle Online Citation Tool - Log in and have the Noodle help you build your citations.
SIRS Issues Researcher - This database provides 'Pro v. Con' information and articles on hundreds of important social issues.
Student Resources in Context - A comprehensive, up-to-date database featuring full-text articles on virtually any academic topic.
Virtual Reference Library - Searches hundreds of reference books - a great place to begin your research.
Links to the St. Charles Public Library:
CREDO Reference - Search dozens of reference books through a variety of search interfaces.
Value Line - A powerful investment research database.
If you are a St. Charles Public Library card holder, you have access to many more online databases (you will need your card number).