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SHARE -- Catalog of Illinois Heartland Library System, which includes Danville Public Library.  You can search the catalog, access your patron account, and reserve and renew most items.

 OTHER LIBRARY CATALOGS

  • FirstSearch -- 15 databases (descriptions).  All require an authorization code and password; call the Reference Dept. at (217) 477-5228 to obtain these (must be Illinois resident).
  • I-Share (formerly Illinet Online) -- Union catalog of 65 academic and research libraries in Illinois.
  • SILC (Statewide Illinois Library Catalog) -- Integrates WorldCat (below) and the Illinois Library Systems' catalogs, to provide both shelf status and interlibrary loan capabilities in a single searchable interface [more info].
  • WorldCat -- The world's largest library catalog.

DATABASES

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(For licensing reasons, most of these databases are available only to DPL patrons)

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GENERAL REFERENCE:

  • AtoZdatabases -- Find a Job, Business, Person or Create Mailing Lists & Sales Leads.
  • FirstSearch -- 15 databases (descriptions).  All require an authorization code and password; call the Reference Dept. at (217) 477-5228 to obtain these (must be Illinois resident).
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library -- large collection of reference e-books covering multiple topics and disciplines.

AUTOMOTIVE:


BUSINESS:

  • AtoZdatabases -- Find a Job, Business, Person or Create Mailing Lists & Sales Leads.

CHILDREN'S:

  • BookFLIX -- online literacy resource presenting classic video storybooks to build a love of reading and learning (requires your Danville Public Library card barcode to use).
  • TrueFLIX -- focuses on engaging subject-area content in science and social studies for students spanning grades 3-6 (requires your Danville Public Library card barcode to use).

CURRENT AFFAIRS / POLITICS:


EDUCATION & TESTING:

  • New Gale Courses -- Instructor-led online courses in a wide variety of topics, free to DPL cardholders.  Learn more.
  • Mango Languages -- an online system for learning languages; offering 36 languages, including English as a Second Language options.  To log in, enter your Danville Public Library card barcode number (for licensing reasons, access is limited to DPL cardholders).
  • Testing and Education Reference Center -- Take online practice tests for the GED, civil service/licensing, firefighting, law enforcement, military entrance, college admissions (ACT, PSAT, SAT, GED, MCAT, LSAT etc.), and to earn college credit.  Learn about colleges and vocational and private secondary school programs; distance learning and executive education programs; and scholarships.

FINANCE:


GENEALOGY (more links available here):

  • HeritageQuest Online -- Census data, family records, and local histories.  To use from outside the library, click here (library card barcode required).
  • Pape Mortuary Database -- over 275,000 records collected and constantly updated by a longtime Danville firm.

GOVERNMENT:


HEALTH:


LEGAL:


LITERATURE:


NEWSPAPERS & PERIODICALS:

  • America's News -- Search 2300 news sources from across the country, including over 125 from Illinois.
  • Commercial-News -- Danville newspaper with coverage 2007-present.
  • News-Gazette -- Champaign-Urbana/Danville newspaper with coverage 1997-present.
  • New Newspapers.com: Illinois & Indiana -- coverage includes back issues.
  • Wilson OmniFile -- Full-text academic journals and popular magazines, plus indexes, for over 1,600 publications (DPL library card barcode required for access).
  • New Zinio -- Popular magazines, cover-to-cover and in full color.  There are no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download.  For licensing reasons, access is limited to DPL cardholders.  List of magazinesHow-To brochure.

Not all databases are shown below.  For a complete list of databases and descriptions, click the "View by Name (A-Z)" or "View by Category" tabs above.

A to Z Databases BookFLIX Books & Authors
Chilton Auto Repair Manuals Commercial-News Facts on File: Worlds News Digest
FirstSearch Gale Virtual Reference Library Heritage Quest Online
hoopla movies, music, audibooks Legal Forms Mango Languages
Morningstar Investment Research Center Music Online NewsBank
News-Gazette Media Mall Salem Health
Testing & Education Reference Center Wilson OmniFile Zinio magazines

 

E-Collections: Downloadable & Streaming Media

If prompted for an ID or Password, enter your library card barcode.
(For licensing reasons, most of these databases are available only to DPL patrons)

  • Freegal -- Over 9 million songs free for downloading and streaming on computers and phones; 3 downloads per week and 3 hours of streaming per day.  To log in, enter your Danville Public Library card barcode number and PIN (for licensing reasons, access is limited to DPL cardholders).  Details and Help.
  • New Gale Courses -- Instructor-led online courses in a wide variety of topics, free to DPL cardholders.  Learn more.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library -- large collection of reference ebooks covering multiple topics and disciplines, including biography, business, health, history, law, literature, science, and more.
  • hoopla Digital -- Thousands of ebooks, comics, movies, music, and audiobooks playable on computers and mobile devices.  To log in, enter your Danville Public Library card barcode number and PIN (for licensing reasons, access is limited to DPL cardholders).  Details and Help.
  • Mango Languages -- an online system for learning languages; offering 36 languages, including English as a Second Language options.  To log in, enter your Danville Public Library card barcode number (for licensing reasons, access is limited to DPL cardholders).
  • Music Online -- Large collection of streaming music, available free to Danville Public Library patrons for home listening.  Collections include American Music, Classical, Contemporary, Jazz, Popular, and Smithsonian Global Sound.  To access, click "Log in" in the upper right corner, enter "Danville Public Library" in the institution box, then enter your full library barcode when prompted.  [Help]
  • My Media Mall/OverDrive -- A collection of downloadable ebooks, audiobooks, and videos available free to patrons of Danville Public Library (and other local libraries).  For assistance getting started, see the Help Section.  Also see the various Help Videos we've created for setting up your device.  When signing in to the database, select "Illinois Heartland Library System" as your library; enter your full library card barcode number; and enter the last 4 digits of your phone number as the PIN number.
  • New Zinio -- Popular magazines, cover-to-cover and in full color.  There are no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download.  For licensing reasons, access is limited to DPL cardholders.  List of magazinesHow-To brochure.