Online Resources A-Z

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

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, bread, main courses, sidedishes, 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.

Federal and State Officers of Illinois- A directory of the elected official in Illinois.
 
Freegal- Access to millions of songs from new and classic artists. You can download 3 free mP3s per week, stream 3 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.

Illinois Odyssey Project- Free college credit courses for income eligible adults
 
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.
 
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. (Library Card Required)
 
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.
 
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! (Library Card Required)

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.

Universal Class- With your library card access free online continuing education courses on over 500 topics. (Library Card Required)
 
Where do I vote in Illinois?- Find your polling place.
 
World Book Online- Up to date articles, pictures, and illustrations on thousands of topics. Lesson plans for students K-12 and assignments for homeschooling. (Library Card Required)