CLPL subscribes to online databases containing a wealth of information unavailable elsewhere on the web. This service is available in the Library or online 24/7 to Crystal Lake Library cardholders.
To connect from home, have your Crystal Lake Library Card barcode number ready.
A-to-Z Database Listing (or arrange by subject)
- America the Beautiful (Elementary and middle school students) – Explore and learn about the 50 states
- Ancestry – Genealogy research (in-library use only)
- ArticleFirst – Summaries of articles, some full-text, from many academic and professional journals.
- Business Insights: Global – Global business information, including business case studies and career and investment opportunities.
- Chicago Tribune Historical Index (1849 - 1984)
- Consumer Reports
- DemographicsNow Library Edition
- Driving-Tests.org – Free Illinois driver education program that includes practice tests and manuals for car, motorcycle, and CDL
- Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos (Elementary and middle school students) – Encyclopedia articles in Spanish
- Encyclopedia Americana – In-depth research and worldwide current events for older students and adults.
- ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) – Journal articles and reports on education.
- Flipster - Popular magazines to read online or download to a tablet via an app.
- Gale LegalForms
- Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia (Middle school students) – Start school assignments here to focus search and get trusted information.
- HeritageQuest – Genealogy research
- Illinois Public Records – Real estate transactions, bankruptcies, new businesses, foreclosures & auctions by Record Information Services.
- Lands and Peoples (Elementary and middle school students) – Learn about other countries and cultures.
- Learning Express Library 3.0 – Practice tests and popular software tutorials
- Mango Languages – Learn a foreign language.
- MedlinePlus – Health information from the National Institutes of Health.
- Morningstar Investment Research Center – Includes investment newsletters, as well as company and market information.
- New Book of Knowledge (Elementary and middle school students) – Useful for exploring current topics for projects and experiments, homework help and the world timeline
- New Book of Popular Science – In-depth science plus science in the news for middle school and up.
- NoveList Plus – A guide to reading both fiction and nonfiction.
- NoveList K-8 Plus – A guide to reading both fiction and nonfiction for younger readers.
- OmniFile Full Text Select – Academic full-text articles in science, humanities, education and business.
- Online Resources Gateway – Reference sources for students and adults.
- ReferenceUSA – U.S. business, personal & medical phone listings.
- Salem Health
- Salem Literature – Access to Masterplots.
- SIRS Researcher – Articles exploring social, scientific, health, historic, economic, political, and global issues.
- Small Business Resource Center
- World Book Online Info Finder (Elementary and middle school students) – Find interactive information to help with your next school assignment.
- World Book Online for Kids (Elementary school students) – Find information on many different topics quickly or refresh your memory on a certain subject.