Online Resources

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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.

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.


Title Description @ Home Category Appeal Level
3M Cloud Reader Access thousands of e-books and audiobooks for readers of all ages. Yes eBooks & eAudiobooks All Ages Early learning activities for children ages 2-8 No Online Learning Kids
Academic Search Premier Articles from thousands of magazines/journals, covering all topics. Yes General
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 History AllAges
Ancestry Library Edition Family history data, census information, immigration, etc No Genealogy
Audio Book Cloud Streaming audio book titles for all ages. No checkouts or waiting for titles. Simply click and start listening! Yes eAudiobooks All Ages
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
Business Source Premier Articles, market research, industry reports,country reports, company profiles and SWOT analyses. Yes Business
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 Careers & Jobs Teens/Adult
Chilton Auto Repair Step-by-step instructions for vehicle specific maintenance and repair. ASE test prep questions for common certifications. Yes Automotive
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
Consumer Reports Product reviews for home, health, electronics, etc. You can also browse individual CR issues (2009-present). Yes General
Explora Primary Schools Easy-to-find articles and research on a variety of topics for elementary students. Yes General Kids
Explora Secondary Schools Easy-to-find articles and research on a variety of topics for middle and high school students. Yes General Teens
Explora Public Libraries Easy-to-find articles and research on a variety of topics. 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
Heritage Quest Online Census records 1790-1930, family/local histories, PERSI article index, Revolutionary War applications Yes Genealogy
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
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
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
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 Online Learning Teens/Adult
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 Large job search website. Yes Jobs & Careers
Internet Movie Database IMDb, the world’s most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV and celebrity content. Yes General
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
Legal Information Reference Center Search or browse legal forms and information. Search legal forms by state. Yes Legal
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
Local Job Opportunities Updated frequently, this page features local job opportunities. Compiled and curated by Six Mile Regional Library District staff. Yes Jobs & Careers
Madison County Journal Search the Madison County Journal for years 2003-2016 Yes History
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
MedlinePlus MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health’s Web site 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
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 General Kids/Teens
Mitchell Auto Repair Manuals Automotive repair information, vehicle maintenance, automotive diagnostic data, and labor estimation. No Auto
Morningstar Mutual Funds, Stocks, ETFs; investment screening tools. No Business
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 Health & Wellness
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 General/ History
Novelist Plus Find fiction/nonfiction based on your interests. Yes Books  All Ages
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 Books Kids/Teens
OneClick Digital Downloadable audiobook titles available for check out. Yes Books All Ages
Oxford Reference 2 million digitized entries across Oxford University Press’s 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 General Teens
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
Salem Press History Contains full-text resources from multiple Salem Press titles on History. Yes History
Salem Press Literature Contains Salem Press’s Critical Survey of Mythology and Folklore, and Masterplots 4th edition Yes Books
Salem Press Science Contains Salem Press’s Earth’s Notable Natural Disasters, Encyclopedia of Global Warming, and The Solar System. Yes Science Teens
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 Science
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 General Kids
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, Movies, Music, & more
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 Business
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 Online Learning Teens/Adults
Tumblebooks Animated books you can read along with! Includes learning puzzles, games, and language learning activities. Materials available in English, Spanish, and French. Yes Books Kids/Foreign Language Students
US History in Context Contains reference material, primary source documents, and periodicals. Yes History
USA Jobs Search and apply for Federal government jobs. Yes Jobs & Careers


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