AtoZ World Culture

AtoZ World Culture forges ahead as the most comprehensive cultural, business, and travel database. This database will immerse users in the traditions, habits, and social norms of people around the globe.

AtoZ World Travel

A database that is continually updated, AtoZ World Travel provides the low-down on city neighborhoods, and districts. The site also arms travelers with the information necessary to make travel as safe and stress-free as possible.

My Media Mall

Download audio books, eBooks, and videos to your computer–from bestsellers to classics. A Benton Library card and PIN are needed to access.

Heritage Quest

A digital resource that combines searchable images of U.S. federal census records with digitized books containing family and local histories from around the country.

Gale Virtual Reference

A collection of over 300 online research books from publisher Thomson Gale.


Access to 16 databases including WorldCat. Free to Illinois residents. Call the Library at 438-7511 for authorization and password.

Franklin County Self Help Legal Center

Access to legal information and automated forms for common legal procedures.

Illinois Clicks

Citizens’ Library of Illinois Comprehensive Knowledge Service — an anywhere, anytime information portal created and maintained by librarians statewide.

Internet Public Library 2

ipl2 is a public service organization and a learning/teaching environment.

Books and Authors

A great way to find that next book to read. Learn about titles and authors and discover new possibilities for reading.

Career Transitions

A great resource for Job Seekers and those exploring career options. Includes activities for creating resumes and cover letters, applying and preparing for interviews.

Chilton Library

Authoritative automotive repair information for the do-it-yourself mechanic.

Gale Legal Forms

Easy to use step-by-step legal forms that can be accessed in Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat for business, personal, and litigation purposes.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

A collection of digitized reference books. Digitized books, not a collection of websites. Includes citation abilities for homework projects.

Health & Wellness Resource Center including Alt Health

Fast and accurate health information for anyone from the casual user to the medical student.

Kids InfoBits

A database developed especially for beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5.

Powerspeak Languages

A fun, proven and powerful way to learn a new language. Includes Spanish, French, German, Mandarin Chinese, and ESL for Spanish Speakers.

Price It! Antiques and Collectibles

An identification, research and pricing tool for anyone with an interest in antiques or collectibles. Contains more than 60 million images and 127 searchable categories and intuitive search functionality,


Access travel guides to locations around the world.

US History in Context

Full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History.

World History in Context

Full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites on the most significant people, events and topics in World History.

World Vital Records

World Vital Records is designed for guests who are either just beginning their family research or who after years of work want to discover more of their past. A massive library with billions of Family History and Genealogy records, and 28 million family trees. Access key collections: U.S. Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1940; military records; birth, marriage and death records; enhanced Social Security Death Index (SSDI) records; millions of newspaper articles. This database has unique and exclusive local and world collections.