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. 

Chilton Library / Car Repair- Get detailed information and diagrams you need to tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs. Watch video tutorials for Repair Manuals or Vehicle Maintenance. 

Legal Forms- Download current, trustworthy legal forms specific to the state of Illinois and fill them out at home. Find forms such as wills, Power of Attorney, real estate, and more, as well as legal definitions and Q & A. Watch video tutorials for Tools & Resources.

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. 


ReferenceUSA - ReferenceUSA gives you real-time access to more than 24 million businesses and 262 million consumers making research both easy and fast. 

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