Research Databases and Magazines
Your library provides you with online access to complete articles from thousands of magazines and journals, and that's just the beginning. Also available are biographies, reports, pamphlets and additional reference materials. (You will need a valid Fairview Heights Library card to access many of these from home. Contact us with questions). REPORT A DATABASE PROBLEM by clicking here and briefly describing your access issue.
We have several Database Training Tutorials available to help you get the most out of these resources.
SILC - Statewide Illinois Library Catalog The Statewide Illinois Library Catalog, known as SILC, is Illinois' first all-inclusive statewide union catalog that integrates WorldCat and the Illinios Library Systems' local consortial OPACs to provide both shelf status and interlibrary loan capabilities in a single searchable interface. From a single WorldCat record, users will be able to link to a local shared catalog record to see if and where an item is available for loan.
GALE Magazine Index Full-text articles from a huge variety of popular and scholarly magazines and journals. Also includes the following special magazine collections: Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture; Home Improvement; Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure as well as specialized junior high and a high school magazine databases.
New York Times Archives If you are looking for a New York Times article published since Jan. 1, 1981, search the Article Archive: 1981-Present. Articles are free back to 1987.
HealthFinder Health and wellness, includes encyclopedia of health topics, free interactive tools, latest news and a doctor/health center/organization finder.
Biography in Context Covers people in the news and a full range of history makers featuring biographical profiles, interviews, essays, book reviews, speeches and obituaries.
Cindi's List of Genealogy Sites If you plan on doing family history research this is the place to start with over 126,600 links.
Heritage Quest Online resource for census data, family records and local histories.
Small Business Resource Center Covers starting and operating a business, includes business journals and a wide selection of sample business plans.
Illinois Legal Aid Legal information and help for Illinois residents. Focus is on self help for simple divorce, child support/visitation, domestic violence, landlord/tenant plus links to other free legal advice and forms.
Legal Forms (Illinois) Access to thousands of customizable online legal documents including forms for bankruptcy, divorce, wills, real estate, power of attorney and more!
Books & Authors A searchable database of fiction and non-fiction titles. Contains book reviews, recommended reading lists and books discussion guides.
Literature Resource Center Contains biographical information about 120,000 authors and critical analysis of their works.
Opposing Viewpoints Read opinion essays about the big political and social issues of the day. Includes its own multimedia gallery of still images, film clips, and sound bites. Great for class assignments.
CareerOneStop Sponsored by the Dept. of Labor. Explore careers, resume and interview skills, locate jobs.
LearningExpress Over 300 online practice tests. Your username is your FH library card then create your own password. Includes the Computer Skills Tutorials.
Testing & Education Reference Center One-stop online resource that includes information on colleges, scholarships, financial aid plus online practice tests and ebooks (ACT, ASVAB, GED, LSAT, AP tests and more)
Language Learning Library A free website where you can learn a foreign language. Another good website is LiveMocha. Not only does it have self paced lessons, but also interactive tools and a community of native speakers.
CAMIO Catalog of Art Museum Images Online. Images are from around the world. Includes photos, paintings, posters, sculpture, prints, jewelry, costumes and more.
Chilton Library Entire content of all the Chilton automotive repair manuals through current model year. Includes diagrams, photos, troubleshooting, diagnostics, maintenance and more.
Price It! Antiques & Collectibles Identify, research and price art, antiques and collectibles. Prices go back to 1998.