Digital Resources

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Ancestry Library Edition

Access over a billion names in hundreds of databases, including U.S. Census records (1790-1930); military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories and passenger lists. Only accessible inside the library.

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Participate in our seasonal and year-long reading challenges using Beanstack! This easy-to-use app allows readers to track their progress digitally using their personal device or computer. Create an account to access all the Rock Island Public Library reading challenges.

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Business Source Premier

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Business Source Premier database covers business and management topics, including accounting, banking, economics, finance, international trade, marketing, management information systems, and operations management. It includes articles from thousands of scholarly and professional publications, academic journals, and trade magazines.

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Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health Complete powered by EBSCOhost

In addition to full-text journals, magazines, health reference e-books and evidence-based health reports, Consumer Health Complete includes: Nearly 500 medical images and diagrams, Nearly 250 animations with audio narration, Consumer health pamphlets and leaflets from the CDC, FDA, NIH and others.

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Consumer Reports Online

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Access all content from Consumer Reports online! Unbiased rating and reporting on 9000+ products.

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Creativebug features over 1,000 award-winning video classes taught by top designers and artists.


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Data Axle Reference Solutions

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Formerly known as Reference USA, Data Axle Reference Solutions is the go-to resource for comprehensive data on both businesses and individuals, tailored to the needs of small business owners, marketing professionals, entrepreneurs, researchers, and job seekers. It empowers users to create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, secure funding, and locate individuals.

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If you are new to computers, haven't used them for a while, are a little unsure and uncomfortable, or just need a bit of a refresher, we have the tools to help you tackle technology at your own pace and gain the confidence you need to succeed. This free resource was created and made available by the Public Library Association.

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eRead Illinois/Boundless


Browse, download and read audiobooks and eBooks! Search for the free Boundless app in your favorite app store. 

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Explore More Illinois

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Explore More Illinois is a free service provided by your library that provides instant online access to free and discounted tickets to museums, science centers, sporting events, zoos, park districts, theatres, and other fun and local cultural venues.

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Search for full text articles and books around the world. Special log-in required. Contact Reference at or 309-732-7341 for access information.

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Freegal Music

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More than 15 million songs to stream AND download. Create playlists, listen to channels, stream full albums, or download your music (and keep it!) New music added daily. Mobile app available for iOS and Android.

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Live tutors, study skills, writing, flashcards, practice tests, etc. Kindergarten to college levels. Adult Learning Center is also available for skill development.

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Heritage Quest


Discover your amazing family history. You can use this service from home with an Internet connection and a valid Rock Island Library card or from computers at Rock Island Libraries.

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