Alphabetical Resources and Databases
Ancestry - This genealogy Website gives you access to a wide variety of databases; census records, military records, immigration records, and much more. Please note: This Website is only accessible from computers located at the Joliet Public Library Main Library or Black Rd. Branch.
Find information about businesses and executives, people, and health care professionals.
Auto Repair Reference Center - The Auto Repair Reference Center database includes automotive repair information on most manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles, including drawings and step-by-step photographs. There are also Quick Tips--a complete guide to vehicle ownership and maintenance; plus service bulletins, and recalls. All of the content in this database has been created by ASE certified technicians.
Biography Reference Center - Here you will find "a comprehensive collection of biographies on notable personalitiesfrom around the world— from past to present, obscure to prominent,notorious to reputable . . ."
HeritageQuest Online - This genealogy database gives you access to information about people found in U.S. Census records and genealogy-related books and articles. Library card required for Home Access.
Literature Critisicm Online - Print material delivered in a digital format! Dig deeper into literature criticism with the largest, most extensive compilation of literary commentary available with tens of thousands of hard-to-find essays at your fingertips. Library Card Required for
Mango-is an online language learning system teaching practical conversation skills for a wide variety of popular languages, including the following: English as a second language; Spanish; Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Polish, and Russian.
MasterFile Premier - This database give you access to "thousands of general reference magazines and publications, and covers a wide-range of subject areas including business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues, and much more."
PinDigital - An eAudiobook is a digital copy of a digitally-protected audio book optimized for download. It can be played on any desktop or laptop device supporting Microsoft Windows Media Player. It can also be transferred to a wide range of portable devices, including portable music players and Pocket PCs. Access PinDigtal audiobooks remotely or in the library
Salem History - This database is aimed at students and teachers alike. Topics include International Relations, Environmental Issues, Popular Culture, and the Courts. "Core Curriculum" topics include American and World History, Women's History, and Western Civilization. Biographical information is here, and every user can establish a simple personalized profile to save important information, i.e., articles, searches, or citations. Library Card Required for
Something About The Author Online - Print material delivered in a digital format! This resource examines the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children and young adults and is an authoritative source on authors and literature for young people. Library Card Required for
Student Research Center - This database is geared toward students in grades 1-12, and gives access to articles and other materials from a wide variety of subject areas, including arts & media, business, careers, current events, health, history, science, and technology.