The Bensenville Community Public Library subscribes to a variety of online research products and databases that offer up-to-date, reliable information on a wide range of topics, including: genealogy, business, history, homework help, auto repairs, and more.
All of our searchable resources are available for use in the library or from home. Hover over the images below to see a description about each database. You may also narrow or filter your search by clicking on our list of research subjects.
• For some resources, you may be asked to enter the 14-digit barcode (starting with 21437…) on the back of your Bensenville Community Public Library card, along with your PIN number. Need help? Please call us at (630) 766-4642.
College Board — Not-for-profit organization representing over 6000 of the world’s leading colleges, schools, and other educational organizations.
Embark — Features include: school matcher, graduate school information, and an online recruitment application.
Fenton High School: Guidance Department — Everything Bensenville students need to plan for the future.
Peterson’s — Online companion to the popular college guide. Nice variety of available resources.
USNews.com (Colleges) — Includes information and rankings from the annual listing of schools.
Campus Tours — Take a virtual tour of the college you are interested in attending.
College Answer — Free financial aid service offered by Sallie Mae. The database includes thousands of private scholarships, grants, tuition waivers, internships, and fellowships.
College Illinois — Official site for the Illinois Prepaid Tuition Program.
FAFSA Application — Get a copy of the FAFSA or fill it out online.
Illinois Student Assistance Commission Outreach Activities Calendar — ISAC’s outreach efforts help families navigate the steps of the college admission and financial aid processes.
FastAid — Searchable database of private scholarships.
Affordable Colleges Online — This directory of online colleges in the U.S. compares thousands of online colleges and programs.
GoodCall Scholarships — A free and easy-to-use scholarship search engine where you can filter by scholarship entry difficulty, competition level, amount, and more.
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