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.
Databases Key
Databases ONLY available for use at the library.
Databases Key
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.

Health

AHFS Drug Guide
Requires a library card
This database provides a full range of drug-related information.
Consumer Health Complete
Requires a library card
This database covers a full range of health-related topics, such as aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, fitness, children's health, men & women's health, etc.
Medline
Requires a library card
Contains citations, abstracts, and full-text articles from journals in the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and the preclinical sciences.
CQresearcher
Requires a library card
Congressional Quarterly’s online database offers in-depth and unbiased reporting of issues in the news. Find background information on timely topics and access older reports to track how debates have changed over time.