Online Reference Databases

The Lake County Library System offers free access to online reference databases to library patrons. An online database is a computerized collection of information on a specific subject or area. All of these databases serve as electronic libraries that contain enormous amounts of information. Patrons can access these databases from Internet computers at any member or branch library or from a home, school or work computer that has an Internet connection. The only thing you will need is your library card number.

All residents may contact the Lake County Library System library of their choice for a free library card or click here for an online application.

Introduction to using online databases

Alphabetical list of Databases with brief descriptions

Subject List of Databases

If you have difficulty accessing one of these databases, the problem may be in the configuration of your browser or the setup of your internet service provider.