Business & Investing

Morningstar

A leading independent source for stock analysis and data in the world - helping investors make better decisions.

Reference USA

The premier Business and Consumer reference and research tool offering instant access to over 22 million businesses and 222 million residents.

Consumer & Auto

Auto 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.

Consumer Reports

Get access to expert, unbiased ratings of over 5,000 products. Plus reviews, expert buying advice, product comparisons, user reviews and more.

Genealogy

Ancestry Library Edition

The go-to source for genealogy research.Available only on Library computers. You can also access Heritage Quest, another genealogy resource.

Additionally, the library provides access to the O'Fallon Progress on microfilm dating back to 1898. Visit the O'Fallon Historical Society's website for an index of obituaries and marriages. Other newspaper archives can be accessed via Access World News.

Heritage Quest

Information, including census records, to help with genealogy research. You can also access Ancestry, to further you genealogy research.

Additionally, the library provides access to the O'Fallon Progress on microfilm dating back to 1898. Visit the O'Fallon Historical Society's website for an index of obituaries and marriages. Other newspaper archives can be accessed via Access World News.

Just getting started with your genealogy research? Checkout this great article full of resources and tips. History at Home: A Guide to Genealogy

Health & Wellness

BrainHQ

Helps people be at their best throughout their lives by providing brain training software clinically proven to improve cognitive performance. Think Faster. Focus Better. Remember More. Login using your Library Card number and PIN (typically the last 4-digits of your phone number). Contact a library staff person if you have trouble accessing.

Consumer Health Complete

Designed for the everyday consumer of health care information. Consumer Health Complete provides convenient access to easily understandable health and medical information. You can search and browse within medical encyclopedias, popular reference books, and magazine articles.

MedlinePlus

For patients, families, and friends, Medline Plus provides information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand.  A go-to resource for reliable, up-to-date health information.

The Children's Page is for kids to find information on how the body works to what happens when you go to the hospital. There are quizzes, games and lots of cool web sites to explore.  The Teen Page has information on health and safety for teens. There are quizzes, games and lots of cool web sites to explore.

Newspapers

Access World News

Electronic and archived editions of local, national and global newspapers. Start browsing the entire collection or jump to a specific publication.

Local Papers:
Belleville News-Democrat
O'Fallon Progress
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Wall Street Journal

Stay informed wherever you are with complete digital access to the Wall Street Journal.  To login, use the username: [email protected] and the password Wallstreet1

Reading Suggestions

NoveList K-8 Plus

NoveList K-8 Plus is a comprehensive reading resource for fiction and nonfiction. With a fun and intuitive interface, and extensive proprietary content, NoveList K-8 Plus will help you integrate reading across the curriculum and support your young readers. 

Novelist Plus

This is a popular readers’ advisory service that helps readers find fiction and nonfiction books. It includes reviews, book covers, booklists, links to author web pages & much more!

Reference & Research

Biography Reference Center

Biography Reference Center offers a comprehensive collection of more than 450,000 full text biographies, including the complete full text run of Biography Today and Biography Magazine, as well as thousands of narrative biographies that are not available in other databases.

EBSCO Discovery Service

EBSCO Discovery Service provides users with an easy, yet powerful means of accessing all of an institution's information resources through a single search. Type in your keywords and get results from dozens of resources.  Filter by date, relevance, and format.  The perfect place to start any research project.

Explora

Explora is EBSCO's interface for Schools and Public Libraries. Designed to meet the unique needs of its users, Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction with the following features:

  • Simple search that quickly delivers relevant results
  • Easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topic
  • Topic overviews that provide students with a starting point for research
  • Colorful, mobile-friendly design with feature areas that provide context to students
  • Reading level indicators (Lexile® Measures) to simplify discovery of grade-appropriate content
  • Text-to-speech for HTML articles to assist struggling readers or those learning English
  • Curriculum Standards Module to help educators correlate EBSCO content quickly and easily to Common Core, state- or province-specific curriculum standards

History Reference Center

History Reference Center is the world's most comprehensive full text history reference database designed for secondary schools, public libraries, junior/community colleges, and undergraduate research. The database features full text for more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers.

Literary Reference Center

Literary Reference Center is a comprehensive database that provides users with a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. It has been specifically designed for public libraries, secondary schools, junior/community colleges, and undergraduate research.

Points of View

Designed to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of controversial subjects. High school and undergraduate students can use Points of View as a guide to debating, developing arguments, writing position papers, and developing critical thinking skills.

Science Reference Center

Designed to meet every student's science research needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources.

Self-Paced Learning

Driver Education

This resource is dedicated to driver safety and education, and offers free Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) practice tests to library patrons. Included are free tests specifically based on Illinois' DMV materials. Accessibility tools are available that let users hear selections read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate pages into other languages, magnify text, and mask portions of the screen for greater visibility.  The "Rules of the Road' just got an upgrade!

Learning Express

A comprehensive collection of online practice tests. Also includes useful tutorials on popular software packages such as Microsoft Office, Adobe Dreamweaver, Flash, Illustrator, Photoshop, and many others. A new section provides info on job searching and workplace skills.

Rosetta Stone Library Solution

Choose from over 30 different languages. After logging in with your barcode and last name you will need to choose a user name and password the first time you use this. Some computer updates might be needed.

USA Learns

This free website helps adults learn English. Here you can practice English speaking, reading, writing, listening, grammar, vocabulary and more. With our new USA Learns Citizenship course, you can also prepare for your naturalization interview and prepare to become a U.S. citizen!