Listed here are links that can help you with finding books and articles for your research. Contact the library for additional assistance.
To find books, start searching within our library catalog. If you can’t find the book you’re looking for in our library catalog, please let us know via email or phone and we can look in a separate database to see if we can request the title from outside of our library system, but within Illinois.
Open Culture: Offered by some of the most prestigious Universities in the world, these courses allow for continuing education on your own time for personal development.
Open Education Database lists all of the online college opportunities in the state of Illinois (and elsewhere). This site also features some college scholarship information.
- The New York Times Bestseller List is a great way to browse for fiction and non-fiction books across many reading levels.
- U.S. Department of Energy 2024 Fuel Economy Guide
- HighWire: Earth’s Largest Free Full-Text Science Archives
- PubMed (PMC): a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).
- World Data Analyst.
- UIUC Online Research Resources – nearly 8000 freely available research journals and publications
- Find-It Illinois. Searches documents published by the State of Illinois.
- Illinois Authors.
- Illinois Public Record.
- Accredited Online Colleges in Illinois – Find an online accredited university in the subject you want to study (in Illinois and other states)!
- History of the Great Lakes Region – Free Online Books, Articles & Maps for the History of the Great Lakes Region and the States created there: Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan & Wisconsin