Resources on chemical elements, their structure, properties,
sources and use.
Feeling stressed about finals? Relax! Use the resources listed.
Covers health, diseases, substance abuse, public health issues.
Hot Topics/Current Events
Everything you need for essays or reports on frequently assigned topics:
Women's History Month, Iraq, Natural Disasters Around the World, Presidential Campaign 2008, Film and Filmmaking Around the World, Science & Health in the News, World Environment, World Health.
Inventors & Inventions
Resources on inventors and inventions.
Plot overviews, author biographies, and critical analysis for students and literature lovers.
Looking for a Classic?
Reading lists arranged by author's birthdate, by date of publication or by American Authors born before 1920.
Stuck on a math problem? We've got help for you.
A resource list of St. Charles Library and Internet
sources of investment information.
Recommended reading booklist prepared by our Reader's Advisory staff.
Physics of Sports
Resources explaining the physics involved in various
sports and activities.
Primary Source Materials
A primary source is the raw
material of history, such as a diary, letter, speech,
photograph, newspaper article,
memoir, interview, map, artifact, or government record.
This research guide will lead students to primary sources
at the St. Charles Public Library and on the Internet.
Library and internet resources on researching the decades.
St. Charles Historic Buildings
Brief descriptions and backgrounds of various historically significant buildings in St. Charles and the surrounding area.
These links have been selected by the Reference Librarians to steer you to reliable, substantive, frequently requested information. Article databases, catalog, reference books, websites - organized by topic.
Also available on this site:
Premium Search Databases
Choose the database or choose the topic that you want, enter your St. Charles Library card number (the barcode number on the back of card) and PIN number. Do not use any spaces or dashes. From within the Library, the databases are available at the ELR computers.
Questions? See Database FAQs
Up to 35 of our most popular databases at one time. (Need help?)
Research, reference, reading materials online. 16,000 electronic
versions of printed books. Includes Cliff Notes.
Still not finding what you need?
Internet Detective - a free online tutorial that will help you develop Internet research skills for your school work. The tutorial looks at the critical thinking required when using the Internet for research and offers practical advice on evaluating the quality of websites.
Free study guides on literature, math, science, history, health and many more subjects.
Live Homework Help from Tutor.com
Free online help from tutors for students, as well as resume, GED, and citizenship assistance for adults. Hours: Every day from 10 AM to midnight.
Ayuda gratis, en línea, de tutores para estudiantes, y también para resumen, GED, y asistencia de ciudadanía para adultos. Diariamente de 10 AM hasta la medianoche.
(You need your St. Charles library card number
and PIN number to access from home.)
Note: Although we have tried to provide sites that are current, the Internet is a constantly evolving resource. Therefore, there are no guarantees for the types of materials accessible via these sites.