Online Resources – New Resource!

Ashley : August 24, 2017 1:08 pm : Featured, Online Resources – New Resource! is on a mission to help you learn the skills you need to achieve your full potential and is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.

Click any logo on our website to be directed to the learning portal. Sign in with your library card number and pin. If you need assistance call or stop in the library.

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Access the Peoria Journal Star online by clicking here!

To search and read newspapers from throughout Illinois, click here.

To access newspapers from throughout the country, including the Wall Street Journal, Peoria Journal Star, USA Today, and Washington Post, click here. 

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Most resources are available at the library and remotely. If prompted, please enter your Dunlap Public Library card number and pin to continue. From Age of Learning, Inc., the award-winning curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2-6+) build a strong foundation for future academic success. is 100% educational, with 3,500+ learning activities across all major subject areas—reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music. Best of all, kids love it!

This resource can only be accessed via the library’s computers or through a personal device logged into the library’s wifi network. and Heritage Quest Genealogy Resources


Ancestry Library Edition brings all of the resources of to your library! This database is licensed for library-use only.


HeritageQuest Online combines digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records with the digitized version of the popular UMI Genealogy & Local History collection and other valuable content. Heritage Quest can be used in the library or you may log in remotely by using this link:

Consumer Reports

ConsumerReports.org_button_200x100® — the largest paid-publication subscription-based website in the world — enables consumers to make better purchasing decisions on the products they are shopping for. Whether a user is looking to find the best deal on an LCD TV, or researching the top-recommended used vehicles, provides ratings and reviews, recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services.

Access here.

Encyclopedia Britannica Reference Center


This resource combines the entirety of the Encyclopedia Britannica and Compton’s Encyclopedia, as well as the World Data Analyst, dictionaries (including Spanish-English), and a host of other resources. This resource is currently available for use on the library computers or on any computer connected to our wireless network. Click here to access Britannica.

To access Britannica from outside of the library, please click here.

FirstSearch Databases

OCLC FirstSearch Databases gives you access to 14 databases covering a variety of topics.  Some with full text articles.  This service is offered through out library through a grant from the Illinois State Library to Illinois Libraries.  Please call 309-243-5816 for log-in.

Freegal Music

downloadFreegal Music brings  thousands of artists, tens of thousands of albums, and millions of songs from over 28,000 music labels, including the labels of Sony Music Entertainment to your library via download and streaming.

Using Freegal is free with your Dunlap Public Library card. You can browse music via a web browser or a mobile app, stream up to two hours of music per day and download up to three songs per week.

Freegal downloads are mp3 files and DRM free. What does that mean, exactly? It means that the song is yours to keep. Forever.


Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center

hcrc_button_200x100This database offers detailed “how-to” instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines, including Bead & Button, Creative Knitting, FineScale Modeler, Quilter’s World and many more.

Access Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center here. 

Home Improvement Reference Center

HIRC_button_200x100Home Improvement Reference Center features full-text content from leading home improvement magazines images not found anywhere else online, and videos of popular home repair projects. All of the content is organized in a powerful, easy-to-use manner so that users can quickly gain the information they need.

Access Home Improvement Reference Center here. 

MasterFILE Premier


MasterFILE Premier contains full text for thousands of general reference magazines and publications and covers a wide-range of subject areas including business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more.

Access MasterFILE Premier here.

Newspapers – Including the Peoria Journal Star

Access the Peoria Journal Star online by clicking here!

To search and read newspapers from throughout Illinois, click here.

To access newspapers from throughout the country, including the Wall Street Journal, Peoria Journal Star, USA Today, and Washington Post, click here. 

NoveList Plus and NoveList Plus K-8


NoveList Plus is the premiere database of reading recommendations, available through libraries around the world. It is a comprehensive source of information about books that includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more.

Access NoveList Plus here, or access NoveList K-8 Plus here.

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