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Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

Over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

World Book Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos 

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.

Middle Search Plus

Full text of nearly 140 magazines for middle and junior high school research.

Student Research Center

Search magazines, newspapers, biographies, Radio & TV transcripts, and much more.


Congressional Quarterly



Illinois Skills Match

Matches up job seekers with employers that are looking for employees.


Find out information about the FAFSA program and fill out a FAFSA application online.

Testing and Education Reference Center

Helps users meet their educational goals by identifying scholarships, practicing tests on-line, and offering a database of thousands of colleges and graduate schools.

Scholarship Search

Search the Rockford area databases for scholarships.

Cheap Online Colleges

Most Affordable Online Colleges & Universities- Ranked from Cheapest to Expensive Schools

Credited Online Colleges and Universities in Illinois

A complete list of credited online colleges and universties in Illinois

Online College Courses

The online college courses and classes

Affordable Online Colleges: Rankings & Report

This ranking provides you with information about the most affordable colleges online out there today. 

Books & Literature


Search for books and other materials at the Rockford Public Library using our online catalog, MAX.


Find a good book to read! Novelist lets you search for fiction titles by title, author, plot, genre or subject.

Novelist K-8

Novelist K-8 works just like Novelist, but is geared towards kids in kindergarten through 8th grade.


OverDrive is a downloadable audio and digital book service available to all RPL cardholders. You can download bestselling audio books and other digital content directly from RPL’s website. Just install the free reader software and then use your library card number to access all your favorite titles.


Biography Resource Center

A comprehensive biographical database, it includes authors, newsmakers, entertainers, political figures, historical figures, artists, and athletes.

Literature Resource Center

Provides access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analysis of authors from every age and literary discipline.