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Library Learning & Research Online

The Rock Island Library subscribes to a variety of online research tools that you can use for free. You can use these online tools 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from any device connected to the Internet. Or use them at any Rock Island Library location during business hours. Most require a Rock Island Public Library card. 

Get the app! Mobile apps for many digital resources are available here.

Articles and General Research Tools 

Consumer Health Complete logo
Consumer Health Complete
Covers all areas of health and wellness from mainstream to holistic/integrated medicine
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First Search
Search for full text articles and books around the world. Special log-in required. See Reference Desk staff or online tools brochure.
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Issue Lab
Articles on social, economics, and environmental challenges
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Master File Premier
Full text articles from 1,700 journals and magazines
ConsumerReports_button_200x100.gifOnline consumer guides. Research your next purchase.

Business, Stock and Grant-Finding Tools 

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Business Source Premier
Business articles and journals.

Regional Business News
Regional Business News
Nearly100 regional business full text articles 
  Reference USA flyer_The Trusted Source for Public Libraries Find Jobs track down addresses
Reference USA - for use at home and in our library!
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ValueLine Online
Stock market ratings, company information
  Foundation Directory Online
Foundation Center Directory

For a limited time only - home access! While we're closed, search for grants with this special link!

In-Library Use Only
Funding opportunities worldwide.Special log-in required - see Reference staff for assistance.

Genealogy & History

image-ancestry_0_0.jpgThe world's largest family history website. Use on a Rock Island Library computer only.


fold_3_ancestry.jpgUS military historical records, Civil War Widows’ Pensions, United States Colored Troops, Native Americans, FBI case files, and Holocaust archives. in-Library use only.

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RIHS Yearbooks Online - 1911 to the present day!

Search the RIHS Yearbook Internet Archive
  image-heritage_0.jpgUse from home with a valid Rock Island Library card or from computers at Rock Island Libraries.    

Homework and Skill Building 

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Live tutors, study skills, writing, flashcards, practice tests, etc. Kindergarten to college levels.

Adult Learning Center is also available.
Job Now

Resume and interview skills,templates, live help, resume feedback.
Adult Learning Center - practice tests for civil service, GED, citizenship; skill improvement, technical training

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World Book Online
Online encyclopedia of articles, early learning, geography, etc. 
Includes bibliographic citations.
ABC Mouse subscription

ABC Mouse
Lessons and learning games for young children. Can only be used on library computers.

Reading Resources For Adults 

Monthly updates on new and notable books, audiobooks, and DVDs, with links to the library catalog. Free newsletters. 
  NoveList Plus
NoveList Plus
The readers tool. Find titles in series, authors, audiobook narrators, or books that are like your favorites.Fiction & nonfiction.
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Reading Resources for  Children and Teens

NoveList K-8 Plus
NoveList K-8
Book recommendations, reviews, authors for K-8 readers. 
  Scholastic Book Flix
Scholastic Book Flix
Read-along ebooks, with non-fiction pairs. English & Spanish. 



401 19th Street, Rock Island
(309) 732-7323
Curbside Pick-up available
By appointment only, Monday-Saturday

Limited building hours start July 6: Masks required
Computer use by appointment only
Monday-Friday: 10am to 6pm
Saturday, No building access

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9010 Ridgewood Road, Rock Island
(309) 732-7338
Curbside Pick-up available
By appointment only, Monday-Saturday

Limited building hours start July 6: Masks required
Computer use by appointment only
Monday-Friday: 10am to 6pm
Saturday, No building access,