Online Resources A-Z

Ancestry (In Library Use Only)- Access valuable census records, birth and death records, and family history.

The Ancestor Hunt- Free access to hundreds of historic Illinois newspapers. Includes limited 19th-century coverage of Jacksonville newspapers

Axis 360- Access thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks. Read on your home computer, or go to your app store to download the Axis 360 app. (Library Card Required)

A-Z World Food- A food database that contains traditional recipes for 174 countries of the world in all course categories: appetizers, soups, salads, breads, main courses, side dishes, desserts, and beverages. (Library Card Required)

A-Z World Travel- A comprehensive travel resource with information about points of interest, security, transportation, food and restaurants, culture, language for 202 world cities. (Library Card Required)

Directory of Open Access Journals- An online directory that provides access to thousands of high quality, free peer-reviewed academic articles.

Encyclopedia of the Continental Congress- Comprehensive coverage that includes both the first Continental Congress in 1774 and the first Federal Congress in 1789.

Family Search- Operated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, this site provides government records and user-generated information.
Freegal- Access to millions of songs from new and classic artists. You can download 5 free mP3s per week, stream 5 hours of music a day, and download current music videos. (Library Card Required)
GED Prep- Universal Class GED prep allows you to work at your own pace and communicate with an instructor. (Library Card Required)

Heritage Quest- (In Library Use Only) Search census records, government records, books and much more to discover your family history.
How do I register to vote in Morgan County?- How to register to vote and begin participating in local, state and federal elections.

Illinois Compiled Statutes- Codified statutes of Illinois.
Illinois Department of Revenue- State tax forms and information about tax filing.

Illinois Legal Aid- Free information on legal rights and responsibilities, referrals to free and low-cost legal services, forms and instructions for common legal problems. Information is available in English or Spanish. If you need a tutorial to print off legal forms, please click here. 

Illinois Odyssey Project- Free college credit courses for income eligible adults

Illinois State Board of Elections- Find the contact information for your local Election Authority or find information about the candidates running for office. 
Illinois Student Assistance Commission- A trusted source of college planning information for Illinois students and their parents, as well as the higher education community professionals who serve them. Library- Features content by Illinois authors, creators, and communities. Collections include the Indie Illinois e-book collection and multimedia anthologies. All content is available simultaneously to Illinois residents. 
IRS- Federal tax forms and information about tax filing.

Kanopy- Free on-demand film streaming of four films per month for Jacksonville Public Library card holders. Kanopy offers more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, indie and classic films, PBS, and the work from thousands of independent filmmakers. For a video tutorial about how to use this resouce, click here.  (Library Card Required to Use Kanopy)
Khan Academy- Free online classes and tools for parents and teachers.
Lingo Lite- Images, text and native speaker video to help you learn basic vocabulary up to four times faster than any other method. (Library Card Required)
MedLine Plus- learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, find out the meanings of words, or view medical videos or illustrations. You can also get links to the latest medical research on your topic or find out about clinical trials on a disease or condition.
Merriam-Webster Dictionary- Definitions of common and uncommon words and phrases. Also, word games and trivia.

Merriam-Webster Thesaurus- More than 275,000 synonyms, antonyms, related words, and idiomatic phrases.

National Council on Aging- Resources to assist older adults who wish to live independently, plan their finances, and take charge of healthcare.
Newspaper Archive- Search historic Jacksonville and Morgan County newspapers.
If you are inside the library you may access Newspaper Archive here.
If you are outside the library you may access Newspaper Archive here (Library Card Required).

Occupational Outlook- Find career information on duties, education, and training, pay, and the outlook for hundreds of occupations.

Open Stax – Access free textbooks.

Overdrive- Access thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks. Read on your home computer, or go to your app store to download Libby, the best way to use Overdrive. (Library Card Required)

Prairie State Legal Services- A not-for-profit law firm providing free legal service to low-income and senior residents. Provides limited service in family and consumer law. Does not handle criminal, malpractice or personal injury law. Can be contacted for more information at (800) 874-2536.

Resume Genius- A free resume builder with many templates to choose from.

Rocket Languages-  Learn 18 different languages with interactive audio and cultural lessons. Access from home or download the app! For a video tutorial about how to use this resource, click here. (Library Card Required to Use Rocket Languages.)  

SAT Prep- College Board and Khan Academy partnered for this online SAT prep course.

SIU School of Law Self Help Legal Center- Online legal clinic staffed by 3rd-year law students working under faculty supervision at Southern Illinois University School of Law.

Substance Abuse Facility Locator- A confidential and anonymous source of information for persons seeking treatment facilities in the United States or U.S. Territories for substance abuse/addiction and/or mental health problems.

Tech Boomers- is a free educational website that teaches older adults and other inexperienced Internet users with basic computer skills about websites that can help improve their quality of life.

United States Passport Services- Learn what is necessary to apply for or renew your existing United States passport.

Universal Class- With your library card access free online continuing education courses on over 500 topics. For a video tutorial about how to use this resource, click here. (Library Card Required to Use Universal Class.) 
Where do I vote in Illinois?- Find your polling place.