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Research Databases


Click on the database logo to gain access. Some online databases can be accessed from home, but some can only be accessed from a computer at the Library. 

Use your SFVPLD library card number to login from any library computer or from home.

Link to A to Z Databases.

AtoZdatabases is the premier Reference, Research, Marketing, Mailing Lists/Sales Leads, and Job-Search Database.

This databases are ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, background searches, finding friends, relatives and a whole lot of other possibilities. 

AtoZ Database

Link to EBSCO databases.

If you are logging in from home you will need to enter your library card barcode and PIN number. Databases marked with an asterisk (*) will also be integrated with our online catalog, so when you search for books on a topic you can also get database results with the same search just by clicking on the Explore More links in the online catalog search results.

What's Available

Academic Search Complete *

Auto Repair Source

Biography Reference Bank *

Business Source Complete *

Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Reports

History Reference Center *

Legal Information Reference Center *

Literary Reference Plus

MasterFILE Premier *

NoveList Plus

NoveList K-8 Plus

Points of View Reference Center *

Read It!

Science Reference Center *

Small Business Reference Center *



Explore genealogical records from 1704 – today, including hard-to-find obituary content from the mid 1900’s, coverage from all 50 states, and original obituary images from historical newspapers. Access is available 24/7.


Link to News Bank database.

America's News provides access to information on people, issues and events in the local area and around the country. This comprehensive resource offers hundreds of millions of current and archived full-text articles from news sources nationwide. Some newspapers are available as Image Edition Newspapers with full-color layouts of all news articles, graphics, advertisements, classifieds, weather reports, box scores, puzzles, cartoons and more. Local newspapers include:

Link to the Chicago Sun times Collection in Newsbank.

Link to the Southtown collection in Newsbank.

Link to the Southtown collection in Newsbank.

Link to the Southtown collection in Newsbank.




Link to Novelist database.

Use the Novelist database to look up information about authors and books. NoveList uses unique story elements like appeal, genre, and theme to help readers find a book to love, and help them find more that are their style. Find read-alike recommendations, listen-alike recommendations for audiobooks, series information and more. 




Link to Nuwav Legal Documents databse.

NUWAV Legal Documents' easy to use format helps you take control of your legal needs by searching for a document, inputting the necessary information, and printing your ready-to-use document in just minutes. Easily compose documents in categories like Divorce, Wills, Power of Attorney, Lease Agreements, Bankruptcy, Landlord/Tenant disputes and much, much, more. Create a free account to store your forms in the cloud and autofill key data.




ebooks, audiobooks & media


Link to the Hoopla website.

Link to the Overdrive website.

Borrow movies, music, eAudiobooks, eBooks, comics and television shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even TV! Use your web browser to navigate to or, or get the app on an Apple or Android device.


Link to Family Search website

Link to the National Archives and Records Administration website.