Research > Online Databases A - Z

Online databases are reliable, accurate information sources available remotely, 24/7 to Warrenville Library cardholders. You will need your Warrenville library card number and 4 digit pin number to access the databases.


For a listing of online databases and resources by subject, click here.


America's Obituary and Death Notices – The largest and most comprehensive collection of newspaper obituaries and death notices. Search by name, date range, or text.


Ancestry Library Edition – Includes records from the U.S. census (1790 - 1930); military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories and more. This resource not available for remote access - may only be accessed at the library.


ArticleFirst – Index of articles from the contents pages of journals. Often provides a list of libraries that own the journal title.


Auto Repair Source – Factory drawings, step-by-step maintenance instructions, technical service bulletins and recalls, and more. – Features ratings and recommendations on thousands of products and services in categories including appliances, cars, electronics and computers, home and garden, health and fitness, babies and kids, food, personal finance, and travel. Free access to product buying advice, blogs, safety alerts, recalls, a searchable archive of the past four years of Ratings, Consumer Reports' exclusive product- and car-reliability reports, comprehensive decision guides, access to consumer/user reviews, and much more.


CultureGrams – Discover the world with concise cultural and statistical snapshots of every country recognized by the United Nations -- from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. Local experts document the unique, intimate details of each country's customs, traditions and daily life.


GPO – Covers U.S. government documents, including Congressional reports, hearings, debates, and records; judiciary materials; and documents issued by executive departments (Defense, State, Labor, and Office of the President).


Heritage Quest Online – Resource for census data, family records and local histories.


LearningExpress – Interactive tutorials and practice tests to help users improve basic skills in reading, writing, and math, as well as prepare for high-stakes tests such as the GED, GRE, ACT, and SAT. The platform can help prepare for a wide range of career-oriented licensing and certification exams in health care, education, civil service, and homeland security. –Thousands of video courses in business, technology, and creative skills taught by industry experts. Learn software, design, coding, and business skills at your own pace, prepare for certification exams, and beef up your resume with new skills. This resource is available to Warrenville Public Library District cardholders only.


Mango Languages – An online language learning system teaching practical conversation skills for a wide variety of popular languages. With everyday dialogue from native speakers, engaging interactive lessons and a unique intuitive teaching style, Mango increases your ability to use, adapt and build on what you learn.


MEDLINE – Abstracts encompassing all areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing.


Morningstar Investment Research Center – This product provides information on stocks and mutual funds for in-depth research and portfolio construction. It also includes access to Morningstar newsletters and educational tools.


NextReads – Sign up for NextReads, free eMail newsletters of "great reads" for adults, youth and teens.


NovelistPlus – Provides reviews, annotations, and more for over 150,000 fiction and 50,000 non-fiction titles. Includes author read-alikes, book discussion guides, book talks, and feature articles. Also includes tools for school media specialists and teachers.


Novelist K-8Plus – Contains materials for all K-8 grade levels and includes picture books, children's "chapter" books and young adult titles. The NoveList Learning Center helps teachers meet the reading needs of their students.


OmniFile (formerly WilsonSelect Plus) – Full-text articles in science, humanities, education and business from US and international professional publications, academic journals, and trade magazines.


Record Information Services – Scroll through public records on new homeowners, new businesses, bankruptcies, foreclosures and sales for Cook, DuPage, DeKalb, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will counties.


ReferenceUSA Business – Directory information on USA businesses, from 1 to more than 10,000 employees. Includes executive names, company addresses, phone numbers, ticker symbols, websites, headquarters and more.


ReferenceUSA Healthcare – National directory of over 850,000 physicians, surgeons and dentists. Includes state of license, medical school attended, patients per week, contact info and more.


ReferenceUSA New Business – Directory information on new USA businesses - 50,000 added weekly. Includes employee size, sales volume, zipcode, SIC listing and more.


ReferenceUSA Residential – Directory information on over 200 million residences. Search by phone number, name or address.


SIRS Researcher – Full-text articles and Internet resources providing relevant information on social issues, science, history, government, the arts and humanities. – is a free, on-demand online tutoring service that connects students in Kindergarten - 12th grade and introductory college students to expert tutors in math, science, social studies and English via the Internet. The Adult Learner section supports those earning their GED, seeking grammar help with their resume and more. Live Homework Help is available every day from 10 a.m. to midnight.  Spanish-speaking tutors are available in math, science, social studies and adult learning every day from 10 a.m. to midnight.


Universal Class Library Edition – Over 540 courses offered in Exercise and Fitness, Entrepreneurship, Arts and Music, Home and Garden Care, Cooking, Computers and Technology, Health and Medicine, Homeschooling, Job Assistance, Law and Legal, Parenting and Family, Pet and Animal Care plus much more. With real instructors guiding the learning, engaging video-based lessons, a collaborative learning environment, graded lesson tests, certificates of achievement and Continuing Education Units available for selected courses, students enjoy an engaging and measurable learning experience that helps them master and document their educational goals.


Value Line Research Center Access to Value Line's leading publications covering stocks, mutual funds, options and convertible securities as well as special situation stocks. Includes customized screening, stock lookup, industry lookup, custom company reports, model portfolios, “real-time” supplementary analyst reports and more.


World Book Encyclopedia – Contains every article from the 22-volume encyclopedia print set plus thousands more. Includes state-of-the-art multimedia, editor-reviewed websites, and more.