The majority of our databases can be used from your home computer if you have a Rockford Public Library card.
Databases that require a library card number.
Databases ONLY available for use at the library.
Databases that can be accessed from home, but need authorization and a password. This is available by calling the Adult Services Department at (815) 965-7606, option 4.
Encyclopedias and Almanacs
Explora offers students and teachers a simple search that delivers relevant full-text articles, essays, and primary source documents. Other features include easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topic, topic overviews, Associated Press videos, text-to-speech for HTML articles, reading level indicators, and an English Curriculum Standards Module to help educators find material that meets Common Core and state-specific curriculum standards.
Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
Over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.
Pop Culture Universe
An authoritative digital library of information on American and world popular culture, past and present.
Includes encyclopedia entries, biographies, facts, and statistics from the Funk and Wagnalls New Encyclopedia and four almanacs. *Login using your library card number, then select this catalog from the drop-down list.
World Book Kids
World Book Kids features content and tools developed especially for young students. The site offers simple navigation, easy-to-read articles, multimedia, comparison tools, interactive games and activities, and teacher resources.
World Book Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos
An encyclopedia in Spanish for students. An encyclopedia in Spanish for students. Una enciclopedia en español para los estudiantes.
World Book Online
Contains more than 25,000 encyclopedia articles as well as magazine articles, a dictionary, pictures, sounds, and videos.