Online Resources

Newspaper Backfiles

Find Peoria Journal Star & Morton Times News here 
PLUS other Illinois newspapers, news magazines, & news videos. *Morton Library card required to access NewsBank.


Morton Newspapers Archives - Digital database of Morton & Tazewell newspapers dating back to 1909. Recent version of Adobe Reader required. Recommended browsers: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Safari. 

Reference Materials

First Search - FirstSearch is an online reference search tool that delivers quality content from WorldCat and serves as an index to other quality, respected databases. *Call the library at 309-263-2200 for authorization and access code to this database.

 WorldCat - lets you search the collections of libraries in your community and thousands more around the world.
What is WorldCat?

*NEW*  Value Line - Smart Research. Smarter Investing. A trusted investment website. (*Morton Library card required)

Financial & Business Publications (printed reference materials located in the library)

Other Online Resources

  • Mango Languages - 70+ languages; Learn online or on the go!
  • - *in-library use only* Access to thousands of top quality, comprehensive courses taught by industry experts. Come to the library for more information.
  • Medical Resource- Medline Plus website; trusted health information.
  • Genealogy Resources - Heritage Quest,
  • Cauldron, Morton High School Yearbook - Digital archive of Morton High School yearbooks from 1925-1953. Look under "Browse by Title - Cauldron" or  by year.
  • Morton: A Pictorial History by Donald & Ruth Roth - View the digitized version of this book online. Look under "Browse by Title" for link.
  • Senior Citizen Resources - Websites that offer help for seniors.
  • Job Search Resources - Websites & resources to help with job searches.
  • eSequels - A reader's guide to novels in a series. **Library card # is your Patron Barcode

Student Resources

Full Text Articles

  • Full Text Books through EBSCOhost  - Full text for books in electronic format. 
    EBSCOhost provides Basic and Advanced Search Screens to accommodate both novice and experienced researchers (Searching tips) *Library card # is your Patron ID. 
  • eLibrary - General reference. Over 2,500 full-text titles, 9,000+ Research Topics. Over 7 million maps, photos, graphics, and websites. 
    *Call library (309-263-2200) for username & password.