Arts & Literature

Gale Literature Resource Center

Literature Resource Center is Gale’s most current, comprehensive and reliable online literature database offering the broadest and most representative range of authors and their works including a deep collection of full-text critical and literary analysis.

Business, Finance & Law

Gale Business Insights: Essentials

Gale Business Insights: Essentials delivers authoritative company and industry information, articles, and statistical data. Explore real-world applications and develop analytical skills.

Legal Forms

Provides a wide selection of state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms across the most popular legal areas. Includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others.

Consumer & Auto


DIY Auto Repair From EBSCO

Chilton Library (Online Auto Repair Manuals)

Get the detailed information you need to tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs.

eBooks and eAudiobooks

Axis 360

Access eBooks & Audiobooks made available by eRead Illinois with your library card.


Access to eBooks, Audiobooks, Movies, Television Episodes, Comic Books, Music, & More with a Park Forest library card.

Media On Demand/Overdrive

Access to eBooks, Audiobooks, Music, & More with a Park Forest library card

Genealogy & Biography

Ancestry (Only Accessible in the Library)

Access the library edition of for free.

Gale Biography in Context

An engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on the world's most influential people.

HeritageQuest (Temporarily Unavailable)

Discover your family history today

Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness Resource Center

Access full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia, and much more. This comprehensive consumer health resource provides authoritative information on the full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices for researchers of all levels.

Teen Health & Wellness

Teen Health & Wellness provides middle and high school students with nonjudgmental, straightforward, curricular and self-help support, aligned to state, national, and provincial standards.

Jobs & Careers

Career Transitions

A comprehensive career resource that lets to search for and track jobs, create targeted resumes and cover letters, practice and master interview techniques, explore and identify career paths according to your interests, and find schools and education/training programs.

Kids Educational Resources

Kids Infobits

Kids InfoBits meets the research needs of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. It features a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface, a subject-based topic tree search and full-text, age-appropriate, curriculum-related magazine, newspaper and reference content for information on current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

World Book - Early World of Learning

An interactive way for young children to explore knowlege and develop reading comprehension.

World Book - Encylopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

An interactive way for young children to explore subjects like Sciene, Art, Geography, and more in Spanish.

World Book Online for Kids

Interactive Education Resource covering topics like Science, History, Math, Arts, etc.


Mango Languages

A fun-infused way to learn a new language. Mango prepares learners for realistic conversations and strengthens everyday communication skills in over 70 world languages, including English.

Newspapers and Magazines

InfoTrac Newstand

InfoTrac Newsstand provides access to full-text newspapers and allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, newspaper section, or other fields. The database offers a one-stop source for current news and searchable archives.

Practice Exams

DMV Test Practice

Provides official handbooks and a variety of practice tests to help you prepare for the "Rules of the Road" test.

Testing and Education Reference Center

Valuable online tool suitable to all ages for standardized test preparation, researching undergraduate and graduate programs, finding tuition assistance, and exploring careers.

Reference & Research

Academic OneFile

Provides millions of articles from over 17,000 scholarly journals and other authoritative sources—including thousands of podcasts and transcripts from NPR and CNN as well as videos from BBC Worldwide Learning.

AR Bookfinder

Helps find books at our above a student's reading level.


This simple, user-friendly, web-based solution provides details on businesses and households within the U.S.

General OneFile

General OneFile is a one-stop source for news, magazine, and periodical articles across a wide range of general interest topics and academic disciplines.

NoveList Plus

Discover what to read next.

Student Resources in Context

Provides stellar support for papers, projects, and presentations that reinforce development of academic skills. It includes an authoritative selection of overviews, primary sources, videos, images, and more.

World Book

Explore all the products from World Book availble to you as Park Forest Public Library Patrons

World Book - Discover

An encylopedia on various topics suitable for teens and adults.