The following databases are available only to Frankfort Public Library District cardholders.
You will be asked to provide your 14-digit library card number in order to access the following resources. Additional online resources are available in the library.

Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)

Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)

Multi-disciplinary database providing full text for more than 4,600 journals

Access World News

Access World News

Find information on topics related to business, careers, economics, the arts, education, health, homework help, politics and more from a variety of news media including newspapers, newswires, broadcast transcripts, blogs, periodicals, videos and web-only content including the Chicago Sun-Times, Southtown Star and USA Today.

America's Obituaries and Death Notices (Newsbank)

America's Obituaries and Death Notices (Newsbank)

Easily search a collection of over 22 million recent records from hundreds of U.S. newspapers. Updated daily, it incorporates over 75 million records from the Social Security Death Index (1937-present), organized by state.

Ancestry

Ancestry

Geneological collection of more than 4,000 databases and 1.5 billion names.
-Available for inhouse use at the library only

Article First (FirstSearch)

Article First (FirstSearch)

Index of articles from the contents pages of journals (1990 - Present)

Bookflix

Bookflix

Scholastic BookFlix is a new online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration.

Chicago Sun-Times (Newsbank)

Chicago Sun-Times (Newsbank)

Selected articles, obituaries, and front pages from January 1, 1986 - Current

Chicago Tribune Historical Archive (Newsbank)

Chicago Tribune Historical Archive (Newsbank)

Selected articles, obituaries, and front pages from 1900 - 1984.

ChiltonLibrary.com

ChiltonLibrary.com

Now patrons can access Chilton’s car manuals from library, home, garage or anywhere they have Internet access — including smartphones and tablets — when they “favorite” your library via the AccessMyLibrary free app. What an advantage for the on-the-road breakdown or the need to share information quickly.

Chilton - A How-To Video
- View this short (1:25) screencast to quickly learn how to use Chilton!

ClasePeriodica (Firstsearch)

ClasePeriodica (Firstsearch)

Index of Latin American journals in the sciences and humanities

Consumer Reports (EBSCO)

Consumer Reports (EBSCO)

Get expert, unbiased advice on product ratings and reviews! We test over 3,000 electronics, appliances, home & garden, baby gear, and food products including over 80 cars, trucks, SUVs and minivans each year. Find out which products are the best buys and the worst performers.

Daily Southtown

Daily Southtown

Full-text coverage [07/31/2004-11/17/2007] of Chicago's south suburban newspaper.

Driving-Tests.org

Driving-Tests.org

Free permit practice tests. Get ready for your DMV test!

ECO

ECO

Collection of articles from scholarly journals (1995 - present)

eRead Illinois

eRead Illinois

A robust collection of ebooks! Use your FPLD library card number and your SWAN password to login to your account.

ERIC (FirstSearch)

ERIC (FirstSearch)

Index of education articles for teachers and students.

Frankfort Area Obituary Index

Frankfort Area Obituary Index

An index maintained by the Library and the Frankfort Area Historical Society. Data entry began in June of 2013. The index is anticipated to hold approximately 7,000 obituaries from various earlier newspaper publications from the surrounding area.

Frankfort News Editions Online 1973 - 1996

Frankfort News Editions Online 1973 - 1996

The Frankfort News, a community paper, published monthly by volunteers, was delivered to every address in the Frankfort area free of charge from 1973-1996. All 276 issues, 3300 pages total, of community news and information have been digitally reproduced and are available online for convenient viewing.

Gale Courses

Gale Courses

Connect to: Life Skills | Personal Enrichment | Lifelong Learning. Convenient online access to hundreds of courses for professional and career development, computer skills, and personal enrichment. Let the learning begin! - Sponsored by the Friends.

Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context

From immigration to stem cells to textingwhile-driving, Opposing Viewpoints in Context delivers 13,000+ pro/con views, 1,000+ court case overviews, and thousands more topic overviews, biographies and profiles. This relevant content helps patrons understand and evaluate hot debate topics.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Powerful database of encyclopedias, almanacs, & specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Research art, history, sports, law, science, film, literature, and more.

GPO

GPO

Covers all types of U.S. government documents, including Congressional reports, hearings, debates, and records; judiciary materials; and documents issued by executive departments (Defense, State, Labor, Office of the President, etc.).

GreenFile - Available for inhouse use at the library only

GreenFile - Available for inhouse use at the library only

GreenFILE is a freely accessible research database focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment, with well-researched but accessible information on topics ranging from global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources and beyond. Comprised of scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports, GreenFILE offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the ecology. Drawing on the connection between the environment and disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology, GreenFILE will serve as an informative resource for anyone concerned about the issues facing our planet.

Heritage Quest

Heritage Quest

Genealogy resource with U.S. census records from 1790 - 1930. HeritageQuest Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources - rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids. The collection consists of six core data sets: U.S. Federal Censuses, Genealogy & Local History Books, Periodical Source Index [PERSI], Revolutionary War Records, Freedman's Bank Records, and LexisNexis U.S. Seriel Set.

Illinois Catalog

Illinois Catalog

The online catalog of materials in Illinois. Find books, magazines, music, movies, archival materials, musical scores, and more.

Kids InfoBits

Kids InfoBits

Kids InfoBits more than 100 full-text, age-appropriate magazines, more than 6,400 searchable, indexed images, Merriam-Webster®’s Elementary Dictionary and 1,200 maps, flags & seals and over 1,700 colorful charts and graphs. It features a developmentally appropriate and visual graphic interface. Broad subject categories include animals, arts & entertainment, geography, health, history & social studies, inventions & technology, plants, people, science & math, sports, stories & literature, and transportation.

MasterFILE Premier (EBSCO)

MasterFILE Premier (EBSCO)

Full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. This database also contains full text more than 500 reference books, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags.

Medline

Medline

All areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing. Corresponds to the print indexes: Index Medicus, Index to Dental Literature, and International Nursing Index.

Morningstar

Morningstar

Morningstar Investment Research Center enables users to get data and guidance on mutual funds, stocks, and exchange-traded funds; determine how their investments fit into a portfolio; or obtain data on a particular industry.

Investing for the Long Run
A free guide with strategies and solutions to help you shape up your personal finances. Compliments of your library and Morningstar.

Newsbank

Newsbank

Main index to one of the world’s premier information providers!

NoveList K - 8 Plus

NoveList K - 8 Plus

School media specialists, teachers and parents interested in helping kids locate age-appropriate books in the library will appreciate the features and depth of content contained within NoveList K-8 Plus. Designed especially for elementary and middle school students, NoveList K-8 Plus is an online database with fiction and nonfiction titles chosen specifically to support the school curriculum as well as the pleasure reading needs of students.

NoveList Plus

NoveList Plus

With over 150,000 fiction titles, over 4000 custom created lists & articles, and over 50,000 nonfiction titles, NoveList Plus is the source for recommended reading.

Oxford Islamic Studies Online

Oxford Islamic Studies Online

This authoritative, dynamic resource brings together the best current scholarship in the field for students, scholars, government officials, community groups, and librarians to foster a more accurate and informed understanding of the Islamic world. - Encompassing over 5,000 A–Z reference entries, chapters from scholarly and introductory works, Qur'anic materials, primary sources, images, maps, and timelines, Oxford Islamic Studies Online offers a multi-layered reference experience designed to provide a first stop for anyone needing information and context on Islam.

The Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys is a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities, conducted in cooperation with the American Library Association. Support was provided by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. Additional support for the arts and media components was provided by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.

PapersFirst

PapersFirst

Index of papers presented at conferences worldwide

Proceedings

Proceedings

Index of worldwide conference proceedings

SouthtownStar: November 18, 2007 - Current

SouthtownStar: November 18, 2007 - Current

The SouthtownStar newspaper debuted November 18, 2007, after the merger of the Daily Southtown and the Star Newspapers.

WorldCat

WorldCat

OCLC catalog of books, web resources, and other material worldwide. Contains all the records cataloged by OCLC member libraries. Offers millions of bibliographic records.

Zinio

Zinio

Zinio - Get your favorite magazines online! The Library has access to over 50 magazine titles including Consumer Reports, Martha Stewart Living, mental_floss, and Rolling Stone! View the list of available magazines. Need help getting started - check out our Zinio Patron User Guide. Zinio - another great resource brought to you by the Friends of the Frankfort Public Library District. Join Us!