FREE DATABASES

The majority of our databases can be used from your home computer if you have a Rockford Public Library card.
Databases Key
Databases that require a library card number.
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Databases ONLY available for use at the library.
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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.

Biographies

Biography in Context
Access from home
This database contains full-text biographical articles on more than half a million influential people from around the world. Contemporary and historical authors, newsmakers, entertainers, politicians, and athletes are included.
GALE - Something about the Author Online
Requires a library card
Print material delivered in a digital format! This resource examines the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children and young adults.
Accessible Archives
Requires a library card
This database provides access to archived magazines, newspapers and books.