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

 eLibrary - General reference. Over 2,500 full-text titles, 9,000+ Research Topics. Over 7 million maps, photos, graphics, and websites. *Call library at 309-263-2200 for username & password.

*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