Commercial Databases

  • SIRS

    A general reference database containing thousands of full-text articles exploring social, scientific, health, historic, business, economic, political and global issues. If you are using this at home, click here  Either way enter IL1454H for the customer number and 61602 for the password.


OCLC's FirstSearch provides a tremendous number of databases to you using one type of searching. A selected subset of these databases are available to you free of charge courtesy of the Office of the Illinois Secretary of State.

 To use any of the databases below you must have the Authorization Code 100108167 and Password peoriaps 

 The following are the databases you may access:

General Databases
WorldCat - Books and other materials in libraries worldwide. Article1st - Index of articles from nearly 12,500 journals.
Specialized Databases
Clase Periodica - Index of Latin American journals in science and humanities. Ebooks - Catalog of online electronic books available through libraries worldwide. ECO - A collection of scholarly journals. ERIC - Journal articles and reports in education. GPO - U.S. Government publications. MEDLINE - Abstracted articles from medical journals. PapersFirst - An index of papers presented at conferences. Proceedings - An index of conference publications. WilsonSelectPlus Full text articles in science, humanities, education and business WorldAlmanac - The World Almanacs. 

  • Digital Media

    With Digital download media available 24/7, your library is always open! Get started now by visiting the Guided Tour or our Quick-Start Guide, on this ultra cool site!  Mrs. Yates


 Great Web Sites for Kids - American Library Association

 American Library Association - Great Web Sites for Kids

 This site comes highly recommended by Mrs. Yates.


Resource Sharing Alliance
  • This is the catalog page for the Resource Sharing Alliance all Central Illinois public and academic libraries:


  • Illinois Periodicals Online

    IPO is a unique, Web-based collection of Illinois publications. The resources provide fast, intuitive access to information from a wide variety of sources. Many of the sources are in full text and full page.  You can access Illinois Issues, Illinois Heritage, Outdoor Illinois and many other publications.


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 Peoria Public Library - Commercial Database Portal


This is a link to all of the Peoria Public Library Commercial Databases.
This is a great resource for research!