Antioch Public Library District subscribes to a large number of private information databases
to provide patrons access to cited information, journals, educational services and many more.

All research A to Z

ABC World Food Offers detailed information on 174 different countries including recipes, dining etiquette, and special occasion foods.
ABC World Food Provides acclaimed full-text journals, magazines and other valuable resources.
A to Z Maps Online Offers various detailed maps including world maps, regional maps, state maps, country maps, geology maps, exploration maps, and much more.
A to Z the USA Offers detailed information on the 50 states, five territories and the District of Colombia. Learn about geography and more.
A to Z World Culture World Culture has information on the culture of 175 countries worldwide including festivals, sports, food, religion and much more. Only accessible at the Library. This collection of more than 4,000 databases and two billion names is essential to genealogy research. View the Antioch News from 1888-2006. Issues can be searched individually. To search the whole set, use Google and type in your keywords, as well as "Antioch News" and ""
Auto Repair Source Provides the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls.
Book Browse The very best books entertain, engage and enlighten. They wrap us in their world, giving us a window into the lives of others or a mirror to reflect on ourselves. These are the sort of books you'll find on BookBrowse.
Brain Fuse Get live homework and skill building help from 2 P.M. to 11 P.M. This program serves K through College and adult learners.
Chicago News Collection Explore and stay informed on local topics, people and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues and more. Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources spanning the Chicago area including the Chicago Sun-Times, Daily Herald and more.
Consumer Reports Access Consumer Reports' ratings, reviews, and recommendations.
Creativebug Crafts This resource provides content covering all key areas of health and wellness, from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary and holistic medicine.
Creativebug Crafts You’re more creative than you think! CreativeBug offers more than 1,000 streaming art and craft classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. Learn to draw, paint, quilt, hand letter, wrap gifts, decorate cakes and so much more.
Daily Herald Collection Explore Lake County history through local news, events and people with Daily Herald Collection. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content only published online.
ERIC Journal articles and reports in education. Contains annotated references to non-journal material in RIE and CIJE.
Freegal Music Download & stream free music every week. Search artists, albums, composers, songs, or even videos! Limited to 5 song downloads per week and streaming for 3 hours per day.
Gale Courses *Users under 18 must have a parent/guardian read and agree to these terms and conditions prior to using this service.* Offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online. As a library card holder in good standing, you are entitled to these courses at no cost. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month. There are over 300 courses in topics as diverse as accounting, writing, drawing, computer applications and tech skills.
Gale Virtual Services Provides full text of hundreds of reference books on various topics, including art, history, business, education, literature and much more.
HeritageHub Explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1824 – today. HeritageHub helps you easily identify relatives, uncover new information and potentially unknown family members. Includes deep coverage from all 50 states, hard-to-find content from the mid 1900’s, and original obituary images.
Heritage Quest An essential collection of material for both genealogical and historical researchers, with coverage dating back to the late 1700s.
Hoopla Download Movies, Music, Comic Books, eBooks, and Audiobooks to your computer or mobile device. Limited to 10 checkouts per month.
Job Now JobNow provides live interactive online help combined with resources to guide you through the necessary tasks to get a job.
Kanopy Movie Streaming A film streaming service, more than 30,000 best films, including award-winning documentaries, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and more. Limited to 5 checkouts per month.
Libby by Overdrive Formerly MyMediaMall. Antioch patrons can browse and download audiobooks, videos, and eBooks in various formats. To download, you must have an Antioch card and PIN.
Ebsco MasterFile Full text magazine articles, periodicals and reference books covering a wide-range of subject areas. Also includes an extensive image collection containing photos, maps and flags.
OCLC Medline A huge database of articles published in multiple biomedical journals across the world. Search the database from 1949 - present.
My Heritage One of the largest, most internationally diverse genealogy databases of its kind. It provides access to billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos and other resources in thousands of databases that span the past five centuries. Remote access and a mobile-friendly interface make it the most convenient genealogy product.
Novelist K-8 Access over 50,000 titles aimed at K-8 readers. Full text reviews are available for many titles.
Novelist Need help finding the perfect book? Looking for a specific genre, or maybe the next book in a series? NoveList Plus is the solution for you.
Local Obituary Database APLD has put together a database collection of all the obituaries from local newspapers from the late 1800’s to the current year. We are continuously updating this database.
Record Information Services Allows the search of Northern Illinois real estate transactions, mortgages, foreclosures, misdemeanor arrests and bankruptcies.
Reference USA Search for jobs, location, and industry. Find new business opportunities, research executives and companies worldwide, contact info and more.
Science Flix An online resource that focuses on engaging subject-area science content.
Rosetta Stone Rosetta Stone offers the proven immersion method that businesses and individuals have trusted for over 20 years. The award-winning interactive approach has been used by millions of learners around the world and now is accessible in the Library or anywhere, anytime. Rosetta Stone offers lessons in 30 languages to meet a range of cultural interests, building reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. A mobile app is available. Click here for instructions.
Tumble Book Library The stories you know and love come to life through Tumble Books in an online collection of animated talking picture books.
Udemy An online learning platform for adults who want to improve work-related skills or further develop a personal interest. Users can search through more than 4,000 continuously updated, on-demand video courses across 75 categories in business, technology, design, and more. All courses are taught by world-class instructors and offer a tailor-made learning experience for those who want to learn new technologies and skills to stay competitive in a changing workforce.
OCLC WorldCat WorldCat includes the holdings of most libraries in the U.S. Patrons of the Antioch District Library can request items from other libraries here. If the link does not function correctly, click here to use the "InterLibrary Loan Search" tab located at the top of our online catalog.