Databases are available to use both inside the library and from anywhere an Internet connection is available. Use outside the library will require a Calumet City Public Library card in good standing. If you need assistance, please call (708) 862-6220, ext. 2 for Adult Services.
Books & Media
Illinois Talking Book and Braille Service
Provides talking book and Braille service to individuals with visual or physical limitations.
Media On Demand
NoveList K-8 Plus
Reading recommendations for kids' fiction and nonfiction that you can search by Lexile, subject, and grade level.
A popular and extensive tool for reading recommendations for fiction and non-fiction. Includes audiobook recommendations.
SWAN Libraries App
Find books located outside of our system.
Ultimate Database for Jobs, Businesses, Mailing Lists, Background & Criminal search.
Business Source Premier
Search full text articles for economic data, company profiles, industry information and market research.
Regional Business News
Full text for nearly 100 regional U.S. and Canadian business publications.
Small Business Reference Center
Full-text for many top consumer small business reference books, as well as tools to address many small business topics.
Auto Repair Source
Repair and maintenance information for most domestic and imported vehicles.
Consumer Health Complete
Health and wellness content from mainstream medicine as well as perspectives from complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.
Ratings, reviews and buying advice for thousands of products and services.
Tests for auto, motorcycle and CDL plus FAQs about Illinois Driver's Licenses.
Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center
Hobbies, collections and crafts of all sorts, with detailed instruction and creative ideas.
Home Improvement Reference Center
How-to information for home maintenance, remodeling, electrical work, decorating, outdoor improvements, plumbing, wood projects.
Education & Reference
Interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities for young learners (ages 2-8+). ABCmouse.com may only be used in the library.
Academic Search Premier
Indexing and abstracts for more than 8,500 scholarly journals, many peer-reviewed and full text articles.
Search across our EBSCO research databases with one simple search bar.
Live online tutoring, practice tests, lesson plans, study aids and more.
History Reference Center
Access to historical documents, photos and videos, as well as full-text articles from books and periodicals.
Literary Reference Center
Literary criticisms, author biographies, short stories, poetry, book reviews and more.
Learn to speak over 70 languages with self-paced lessons.
Full text for periodicals dating back to 1975 and covering virtually every subject area of general interest. Primary source documents and an image collection.
Middle Search Plus
Full-text database providing popular middle school magazines and reference books. Primary source documents and an image collection.
Points of View Reference Center
Overviews, points/counterpoints and critical thinking guides for hundreds of topics.
Full-text database providing popular children’s magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedic entries and a vast image collection.
Science Reference Center
Full text science magazines, journals, encyclopedias, and reference books, with images, videos, and animations.
Over 500 free online continuing education classes. Self-paced, non-credit, personal and professional development.
World Book Web
Online version of the encyclopedia, plus access to all World Book study and research products. Choose product best suited to your needs or age group.
Ancestry Library Edition
Census data, vital records, family histories, legal documents and more.
Free genealogy resource with resources and tools from the Church of the Latter-Day Saints.
Jobs & Career Resources
Ultimate database for jobs, businesses, mailing lists, background & criminal search.
U.S. Department of Labor’s source for career exploration, training & jobs.
Resource for jobs, training, unemployment assistance.
Expert resume assistance, live interview preparation, career coaching, career resources, and much more.