Online Resources by Category

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Can’t make to SMRLD during our regular business hours? You’re in luck, many of our resources are available online anytime; 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Please see below for a chart of available online resources sorted by category.

While using the library’s internet, please click the Title links in the Title column.
While using your own internet, please click the Yes links in the @Home column.

Category Title Description Access This Resource at Home Appeal Level
Automotive Automobile Repair Reference Center Auto Repair Reference Center contains information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. Database content includes more than 31,660 vehicles covered from 1945 to present; including drawings and step-by-step photographs, technical service bulletins, recalls, enhanced wiring diagrams, specifications and maintenance schedules. Yes
Automotive Chilton Auto Repair Step-by-step instructions for vehicle specific maintenance and repair. ASE test prep questions for common certifications. Yes
Automotive Mitchell Auto Repair Manuals Automotive repair information, vehicle maintenance, automotive diagnostic data, and labor estimation. No
Books 3M Cloud Reader Access thousands of e-books and audiobooks for readers of all ages. Yes Kids/Teens
Books Audio Book Cloud Streaming audio book titles for all ages. No checkouts or waiting for titles. Simply click and start listening! Yes Kids/Teens
Books ComicsPlus for Libraries Unlimited access to thousands of digital graphic novels and comics. Yes
Books KDL What’s Next Search for series titles by author, book title, or series title. Kent District Library’s database gives the order of books in a series too. Yes
Books Literary Reference Center Literary Reference Center contains full text for plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, literary criticisms, author biographies, literary journals, book reviews, classic and contemporary poems, classic and contemporary short stories, author interviews, and classic texts. Yes
Books Novelist K-8 Plus Help connect young readers to books of interest. Includes YA books as well as children’s titles. Includes Lexile and Accelerated Reading levels. Yes Kids/Teens
Books Novelist Plus Find fiction/nonfiction based on your interests. Yes
Books RBDigital Downloadable e-book, audiobook, and magazine titles available for check out. Yes
Books Salem Press Literature 2 million digitized entries across Oxford University Press’ Dictionaries, Companions and Encyclopedias. Yes
Books Six Mile Regional LIbrary District Catalog LIbrary catalog for all holdings available through the Illinois Heartland Library System. Log in to place requests, check on your library account, and access Worldcat database holdings. Yes
Books Tumblebooks Animated books you can read along with! Includes learning puzzles, games, and language learning activities. Materials available in English, Spanish, and French. Yes Kids
Books Pressbooks Public Interested in getting your novel, memoir, poetry collection, children’s book and more in eBook and print-ready formats? Pressbooks Public is an easy-to-use online tool that allows you to create professional quality versions of your book in ePUB,MOBI, PDF and more—all through your library. Yes
Books Biblioboard Library Discover local content from self published authors, top indie e-books reviewed by Library Journal, and so much more through Biblioboard library. No hold lists or login required! Yes
Business Business Source Premier Articles, market research, industry reports,country reports, company profiles and SWOT analyses. Yes
Business Morningstar Mutual Funds, Stocks, ETFs; investment screening tools. No
Business reference USA Business directory, residential listings, demographics, health care listings. Records can be downloaded for mailing/contact lists Yes
Business Regional Business News Regional Business News incorporates coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. Yes
Business Small Business Reference Center The Small Business Reference Center is a comprehensive resource for small business owners and those interested in starting a business, offering sample business plans, U.S. tax forms, videos and more. It supports small business owners in all relevant areas from planning, financing and managing a business to exit strategies. Yes
Careers & Jobs Career Transitions Tools for job-seekers including resume and cover letter builders, tips & tricks, practice interviews, and job searching. Career Transitions also has resources for those interested in pursuing or changing a career. Yes Teens
Genealogy Ancestry Library Edition Family history data, census information, immigration, etc No
Genealogy Heritage Quest Online Census records 1790-1930, family/local histories, PERSI article index, Revolutionary War applications Yes
General Americas News Search current and archived coverage of issues, events, people, government, sports and more with the largest collection of full-text U.S. newspapers. Find titles from across the US and Illinois. Includes staff-written articles, obituaries, editorials, announcements, real estate and other sections. Yes
General Belleville News Democrat Archives 2000 – Today Find full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and much more from current and archived issues of the BND. Includes obituaries, editorials, announcements, sports, real estate and other sections. Yes
General Consumer Reports Product reviews for home, health, electronics, etc. You can also browse individual CR issues (2009-present). Yes
General Find a Topic “Find a Topic” is a tool that allows you to browse research topics and quickly find relevant articles on a selected topic. Each broad topical area contains multiple sub-topics that lead to pertinent articles. Articles are found via searches that have been carefully crafted by NewsBank’s editorial team. Yes
General Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia Over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas. Yes
General Granite City Press Record Archives 2004 – 2016 Find full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and much more from current and archived issues of the Press Record. Includes obituaries, editorials, announcements, sports, real estate and other sections. Yes
General Internet Movie Database IMDb, the world’s most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV and celebrity content. Yes
General MasterFILE Premier Updated daily, this database provides full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals with full-text information dating as far back as 1975. Also contains reference books, primary source documents and an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags. Yes
General Middle Search Plus Middle Search Plus provides full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. Also contains biographies, primary source documents, and a School Image Collection of photos, maps and flags Yes Kids/Teens
General Oxford Reference 2 million digitized entries across Oxford University Press’ Dictionaries, Companions and Encyclopedias. No
General Points of View Reference Center Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides full-text resources that can help students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, and better understand controversial issues. Yes Teens
General Primary Search Find books, journals, and more Yes
General St. Louis Post-Dispatch Archives 1988 – Today Find full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and much more from current and archived issues of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Includes obituaries, editorials, announcements, sports, real estate and other sections. Yes
General Academic Search Premier Articles from thousands of magazines/journals, covering all topics. Yes
General Explora Primary Schools Easy-to-find articles and research on a variety of topics for elementary students. Yes Kids
General Explora Public Libraries Easy-to-find articles and research on a variety of topics. Yes
General Explora Secondary Schools Easy-to-find articles and research on a variety of topics for middle and high school students. Yes Teens
General Home Improvements Reference Center Designed to assist homeowners in do-it-yourself home repair, maintenance, and remodeling projects. This resource provides step-by-step instructions for thousands of projects, and articles from magazines and reference books. Yes
General Scholastic GO Scholastic GO! contains more than 115,000 articles covering every core-curriculum subject. The articles and their illustrations are derived from the content of seven Scholastic encyclopedia databases: Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, The New Book of Knowledge, America the Beautiful, Lands and Peoples, Amazing Animals of the World, and The New Book of Popular Science. Yes Kids
General/ History Newsbank World News (1978-current) This comprehensive news collection is ideal for exploring issues and events at the local, regional, national and international level. Its diverse source types include print and online-only newspapers, blogs, newswires, journals, broadcast transcripts and videos. Use it to explore a specific event or to compare a wide variety of viewpoints on topics such as politics, business, health, sports, cultural activities and people. Content is easily searched and sorted through an intuitive, map-based interface. Yes
Health & Wellness Consumer Health Complete Consumer Health Complete (CHC) is a full-text database designed to support patients’ information needs and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. 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. Yes
Health & Wellness Household Products Database This database links over 18,000 consumer brands to health effects from Safety Data Sheets, provided by manufacturers and allows scientists and consumers to research products based on chemical ingredients. Yes
Health & Wellness MedlinePlus MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health’s Website for patients and their families and friends. It brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free. Yes
Health & Wellness National Library of Medicine – Drug Information Portal A gateway to selected prescription drug information from the National Library of Medicine and other key government agencies. Yes
History American Decades 1900-1999 Cross-disciplinary source for junior and high school students and teachers, public librarians and general researchers who need to document and analyze periods of contemporary American social history (1900-1999). Yes Kids/Teens
History History Reference Center History Reference Center offers full text from books, magazines, and encyclopedias on historical topics. It contains thousands of historical documents, biographies of historical figures, and historical photos and maps. Yes
History Madison County Journal Search the Madison County Journal for years 2003-2016 Yes
History Salem Press History Contains full-text resources from multiple Salem Press titles on History. Yes
History US History in Context Contains reference material, primary source documents, and periodicals. Yes
Jobs & Careers Indeed.com Large job search website. Yes
Jobs & Careers Local Job Opportunities Updated frequently, this page features local job opportunities. Compiled and curated by Six Mile Regional Library District staff. Yes
Jobs & Careers USA Jobs Search and apply for Federal government jobs. Yes
Legal Illinois Legal Aid Online Learn about Illinois law and take action with free legal forms, referrals and clear information on issues dealing with family, housing, debt, work, and more. Yes
Legal Legal Information Reference Center Search or browse legal forms and information. Search legal forms by state. Yes
Online Learning ABCmouse.com Early learning activities for children ages 2-8 No Kids
Online Learning Illinois Driving Practice Tests These practice tests are good for the permit test, driver’s license test and the senior citizens’ refresher test. The written part of those tests at all Illinois DMV locations is the same. Yes Teens
Online Learning Testing and Education Reference Center Prep/practice tests for GED, ACT, GRE, GMAT, SAT, AP, job-related tests, TOEFL, citizenship and more. Search for colleges/scholarships or use the online resume builder and career exploration tools. Yes Teens
Online Learning Transparent Language Online The most comprehensive, effective, and engaging way to learn over 120 languages, including ESL Yes
Science Salem Press Science Contains Salem Press’s Earth’s Notable Natural Disasters, Encyclopedia of Global Warming, and The Solar System. Yes Teens
Science Science Reference Center This database contains full text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, etc. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife. Yes

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