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Specialty Resources

The Library is pleased to provide access to a variety of resources to help you with your information needs. With internet access and your Library card you can access many of these resources from your home, work or school.

Want to search multiple resources at once? Try our Articles & More tool.

Should you have any trouble accessing or using a resource please contact us (618-632-3783, ext. 1 or reference@ofpl.info).

Looking for resources for kids? Visit our Kids page for resources, events, ebooks and more.


Access 2Access 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


Ancestry 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.

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


AutoAuto Repair Reference Center
Auto Repair Reference Center is the most comprehensive collection of automobile repair reference information and contains repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. New repair procedures, TSBs and updates are added to the product on a regular basis.


BiographyBiography 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.


BrainhqBrainHQ
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.


ConsumerConsumer 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.


Consumer 2Consumer Reports
Get access to expert, unbiased ratings of over 5,000 products. Plus reviews, expert buying advice, product comparisons, user reviews and more.


GvrlGale Virtual Reference
Over 3,000 books and encyclopedias made available in a digital format. They cover a variety of subjects and are suitable for teens and adults. Very helpful for research papers since the sources can be easily documented.


HeritageHeritage 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


HistoryHistory 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.


Learning ExpressLearning Express
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.


LiteraryLiterary 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.


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


NovelistNoveList Plus
NoveList Plus is a comprehensive readers' advisory resource for fiction and nonfiction. With an intuitive interface and extensive proprietary content, NoveList Plus answers the question: What should I read next?


PovPoints 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.


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


RosettaRosetta 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.


ScienceScience 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.


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