Online Resources

Newspaper Backfiles

Newsbank- offers reliable news sources covering a wide array of issues and topics. *Morton Library card required


Morton Times News- Local Morton, Illinois news. *Morton Library card required


Peoria Journal Star- The Journal Star is the major daily newspaper for Peoria, Illinois, and surrounding area. *Morton Library card required


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

 eLibrary- General reference. Over 2,500 full-text titles, 9,000+ Research Topics. Over 7 million maps, photos, graphics, and websites. *Morton Library card required

*NEW* World Book Online- General reference for various ages. Articles, primary sources, multimedia materials, & more. Kids module is designed for the young learner covering a variety of topics. Also eBooks and early literacy modules. *Morton Library card required

 Gale Virtual Reference Library- Easily search this collection of reference eBooks on a variety of subjects including history and literature. *Use Morton Library card # for password. 

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?

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


EBSCOhost - Full text books and journals in electronic format. (Searching tips) *Library card # is your Patron ID. 

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

Online Learning

Mango Languages- 70+ languages; Learn online or on the go! Available on the App Store and on Google Play.


Other Online Resources

Student Resources