Electronic resources at Rock Island Library

 24-hour access to an entire library from your computer! Click the icon and login with your valid Rock Island Library card.


Brainfuse Tutoring and Job Assistance

Access live tutors, test prep, and study guides

Access live tutors, study lessons,
and more with HelpNow!

Access live help for resumes and interview skills

Access live help for resume

and interviewing skills


 Business and Stock Research Tools


Access the most used business database here. 

Provides full text for nearly 100 regional business publications. 

Provides stock market ratings and information.
Special log-in required


Genealogy and Ancestry Research  

In-Library Use only. Discover your ancestors
with the world's largest family history website. 

Genealogy research tools available
for use in the library or at home. 



General Research Tools

An index of local newspapers. Not full text. Photocopies of
individual articles may be ordered. 

Find articles and books worldwide!
Special log-in required. 

Contains full text for nearly
1,700 periodicals. 

Provides access to resources
analyzing the world's most pressing social, economic, and environmental challenges and their potential solutions. 



CHC provides health-related information on a variety of topics. 

The study of literature, history, and culture with the most extensive curated compliation of literary commentary. 

African American Studies Center
provides the most comprehensive
collection of African American
culture and history

William Appier Memorial Fund provided for this subscription.


Access WorldBook Online

WorldBook Online gives you access to WorldBook Encyclopedia, Early Learning, and more!


Grants and Funding

The Foundation Center provides access
to funding activties worldwide.

In-Library Use only


A free service to look for Federal grant agencies. 


 Language and Testing

Learning Express Library

Updated practice tests and study guides for school,

college, career, and citizenship


An online language learning
system teaching practical conversation skills. 


An online language learning
website teaching practical language skills for many languages. 


Online eBooks and eAudiobooks 

OverDrive provides access to
thousands of ebooks and eaudiobooks. 

OneClickDigital provides
access to thousands of eaudiobooks. 

An online ebook
collection of readableebooks
for all ages. 

An online eAudiobook
collection for all ages.  

 An online ebook collection
of animated, talking picture
books for young children. 


Animated talking picture
books for young children.

Read-along ebooks for children, supporting
reading practice even with reluctant readers. 




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