Digital Databases

Digital Databases

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Discover your unique family history! This resource includes billions of records from around the world. Ancestry uses census & vital records from the U.S., U.K., and Canada in addition to immigration & passport records, periodicals & books, photos, and more.



Biblioboard provides access to a curated collection of e-books relating to Illinois and Chicago history, as well as an extensive selection of classics. Access for free anywhere in Illinois! Create a free account to create lists of favorite books and for access out-of-state.

Chilton Library

Chilton Library provides access to repair, maintenance, and service information on the most popular cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs on the road today as well as many new vehicles. This continiously updated resource provides step-by-step repair procedures, troubleshooting guides, diagnostic trouble codes, photos, illustrations, diagrams, and multimedia (videos and animations) to simplify even the most complicated tasks.

Consumer Reports

Known as one of the most trusted resources for information and advice on consumer products, this award-winning website contains information that enables consumers to make better purchasing decisions on the products they are shopping for. In addition, users will find advice and tips about saving money on home improvement plans, how to shore up personal finances, ways to improve health, and much more.    

Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health Complete supports the information needs of patients and fosters an overall understanding of health-related topics. This resource provides content covering all key areas of health and wellness, from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary and holistic medicine.

Note: Information provided in this database should not be viewed as a means for self-diagnosis or a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.


Coursera is an online learning platform offering certificates and degrees through online training. These training opportunities will boost your skills and experience and give you an edge when applying to IT job openings in Illinois.

Access to car, motorcycle, and commercial Illinois driver's license practice tests. Online manuals in English, Spanish, and Russian.

Digital Library of Illinois

Also known as Libby.

Digital Library of Illinois (formerly MyMediaMall) provides downloadable audiobooks, e-books and videos that checkout just like a library book. Download these items to your computer and transfer them to a portable media device.


Ensure student and educator success with EBSCO’s interface for schools and public libraries. Designed to meet the unique needs of its users, Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction with rich, reliable content and easy-to-use functionality.


FirstSearch by OCLC

Search WorldCat, ArticleFirst, ERIC, Medline, and more with FirstSearch.



The magazines you know and love are now available to browse, select & read through Fox Lake District Library with Flipster.    

Freegal Music

Freegal Music is a free music service from your library. All you need is your library card number and your PIN. Freegal offers access to about 15 million+ songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 40,000+ labels with music that originates in over 100 countries.

Gale Legal Forms

Take the law into your own hands and create accurate, reliable legal documents with Gale LegalForms. It offers Illinois-specific "attorney forms" which are officially approved forms actually used by law firms. Many of the forms and documents are available in Word and Adobe format so you simply need to fill in the blanks.

Hoopla Digital

Hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service offered by Fox Lake District Library that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. We have hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily. Hoopla is like having your public library at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere. is a suite of resources available to everyone in Illinois at no charge. supports local authors with online creation and publishing tools and allow readers to access locally-produced content.



Libby is the app used to access the Digital Library of Illinois (formerly MyMediaMall) which provides downloadable audiobooks, e-books and videos that checkout just like a library book. Download these items to your computer and transfer them to a portable media device.

Mango Languages

Mango Languages

Mango is the fast, easy, and most effective way to learn to speak a foreign language!

Masterfile Premier

MasterFILE Premier

Provides full-text coverage on a broad range of topics, including health, business, and US states and territories, from nearly 2,000 magazines and newspapers. Full-text articles are available as far back as 1975 for some titles. EBSCOhost is updated daily, and includes Consumer Reports, Consumers' Research Magazine, and most recently, GLBT Life. Patrons have the option to email citations or full-text articles.

Miss Humblebee's Academy

Miss Humblebee's Academy

Miss Humblebee's Academy is a fun, interactive, and award-winning, online kindergarten-readiness learning solution for children ages 3 to 6. With hundreds of lessons in Math, Science and Social Studies, Language and Literacy, Art, and Music, the curriculum increases in difficulty as the user progresses through the program. Miss Humblebee's Academy assesses cognitive skills at regular intervals for measurable improvement toward kindergarten readiness and offers a developmental observation checklist allowing parents to review and record social and emotional growth as an additional condition of preparedness. Parents can track their child's learning outcomes through weekly progress reports that are emailed and available online.

Newspaper Source Plus

Newspaper Source Plus

Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for hundreds of national (U.S.), international and regional newspapers. In addition, it offers television and radio news transcripts from major networks.

Content Includes:

  • More than 200 full-text national (U.S.) and international newspapers
  • More than 310 full-text regional (U.S.) newspapers Television and Radio
  • News Transcripts

Newspaper Source provides complete television and radio news transcripts from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, NPR and more.

Novelist K-8 Plus

This database helps kids and parents find the next exciting book in a series or books on certain subjects.

NoveList Plus

NoveList Plus is an online database that helps patrons choose the next fiction or nonfiction book to read.

Read It


Read It! is designed 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. It offers resources to help build background knowledge, conduct research and improve study skills. Articles are short, and written to support your reading skills as you learn about topics in English that you need for school and everyday life. Read It! was formerly known as English Language Learner Reference Center.

Reference Solutions

(Formerly ReferenceUSA)

Reference Solutions by Data Axle is a powerful online reference and research tool
providing library cardholders instant, real-time access to accurate, in-
depth information on U.S. businesses (64 million) and U.S. residents
(299 million). 
Reference Solutions makes it faster and easier to find new business
opportunities, research executives and companies, find news articles,
conduct job searches, research papers, locate addresses and phone
numbers, conduct market research and much more.

WorldCat Database

Through the WorldCat database, which contains records of materials in libraries worldwide, library users can find books, eBooks, videos, DVDs, magazine articles and other items in libraries everywhere.