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Databases & Guides

Name Description Use At Home?

Elibrary Plus

Find complete text of newspaper and newswire stories, magazine articles, reference books, pictures, maps and radio/TV transcripts on current topics. Use the natural language or advanced search feature.


General OneFile

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General interest articles on current events, science, entertainment, the arts, etc.


Health and Wellness Resource Center

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Articles on medicine, nutrition, diseases, public health, alcohol and drug abuse and fitness. (Guided Tour)


Local Newspaper Index

The Newspaper Index is a selective index of articles published in the Kane County Chronicle and the St. Charles Republican newspapers from 1986 to the present. The full text of these articles is available at the Library in print, online or microfilm.



Covers all areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing. Includes a mix of articles written for general interest and those in the medical profession.



A comprehensive, free, and authoritative consumer health site sponsored by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. (MedlinePlus en Español)



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Local newspapers, national newsmagazines, plus America’s Obituaries and Death Notices and Genealogy Bank.


Senior Services Associates

Transportation, office work, fundraising, visiting seniors and  outreach. 



Local Information and Human Services

Breaking Free Family Center

Chicago Area Families for Adoption

Community Contacts, Inc.

Donka - No-cost computer training for persons with physical & visual disabilities (DuPage & Kane Counties)

Fox Valley Adoption Group

Hearts of Hope “The Mom Squad” - A non-profit organization working with the Kane County drug court program.
P O Box 3314, St. Charles, Il 60174

Illinois Benefits 

Illinois Department of Human Services

Illinois Department on Aging

Illinois Health Alliance

Illinois Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Kane County Guide to Community Services

Outreach Services - St Charles Public Library

Nicor Gas Economic Redevelopment Program

Prevention First Clearinghouse - Works with the Illinois Department of Human Services in providing free materials that deal with compulsive behaviors.
2800 Montvale Drive, Springfield, IL 62704

Renz Addiction Counseling Center - A not-for-profit corporation dedicated to the prevention, intervention and treatment of addictions.
309 Walnut Street, St. Charles, Il 60174

Sharing Connections

State of Illinois Health and Wellness

Tri City Health Partnership


Aging Solutions

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance

Eldercare Locator

Family Caregiver Alliance

Government Benefits

Kids Count Data Center


National Foster Care & Adoption Directory Search

U.S. Administration on Aging

USDA Rural Development


Disability Information and Resources

Disability Resources

Social Security Administration


Habitat for Humanity

Illinois Housing Development Authority

Lazarus House

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development


Disabled American Veterans

Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs

Illinois Warrior Assistance Program

U.S. Veterans Adminstration