UTHS Library

United Township High School Library

  • Library Staff

    Beth Tepen, Librarian
    Office Phone: 309.752.1666
    Fax: 309.752-1608

    Lisa Carroll, LTA,
    Secretary + Textbooks

    Desk Phone: 309.752.1626

    Wendy Medley
    Library Clerk + Interlibrary Loan wmedley@uths.net
    Desk phone: 309.752.2109

  • Hours

    Monday - Friday
    7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Loan Periods

    Books - 3 weeks
    Audio materials - 3 weeks
    Magazines - overnight
    Videos - overnight
    AV Equipment - overnight

  • Library Fines

    Fines - 10 cents per school day.
    Copies - 10 cents per page.
  • School related Fines


Use these online services below to find magazine, journal, newspaper articles and more at any UTHS workstation or @home.

At Home Access: Passwords are available from Library Staff or via your UT Google Mail / Docs

Featured Databases 

Gale Power Search  Crosses Gale databases in one search
 Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context  

Subject & keyword searching for full-text magazine and newspaper articles. Contains controversy and opinions from differing perspectives, especially helpful if doing a project on contemporary social problems. and more.

 Gale Resources : In Context  

Includes topical  Biography, Canada, Opposing Viewpoints, Science, Student Resources and   History (U.S. and World) editions.

 Gale Virtual Reference Library    

Literary reference books, including Drama For Students, Novels for Students, Poetry For Students and Short Stories for Students.

 Gale Science in Context:  

Covers biology, physics, astronomy, math & technology. Includes UXL Experiment Central, Gale Encyclopedia of Science, Chemical Elements & Science in Dispute, among others.

 Gale Global Issues in Context Controversial topics from a non- U.S. centric perspective.
Gale’s   Literary Index Online resource to find out which Gale Reference volumes contain literary criticism by

author or title

 LitFinder   Includes biographies, short stories and novels, photographs, speeches, essays, poems, plays, citations and a glossary.

 Tools, Encyclopedias and Indexes (Alphabetical)

  UT Style Manual  Instructions to plan, write and cite your sources for a documented paper.
 Article1st  OCLC Index of articles from nearly 12,500 journals
Easy Bib  

Automatic bibliography and citation maker.


Access to a range of databases such as Read it!:an English Language Learner site,  Literary Reference Center,  Points of View, Explora Searching Interface, MAS Ultra, Newspaper Source,  OmniFile Full Text Select, TopicSearch, HealthSource, ERIC


Electronic Collections Online has full text articles from scholarly journals


Journal articles & reports on educational topics

GPO Abstracts of U.S. government publications
Illinois Catalog  

Catalog of books and resources in Illinois Libraries

Magazine/Journal Titles  

Check here to see if a magazine is indexed or appears full text in any First Search   Data Base.


Index  of articles from national and international medical journals


Contains   online databases with subject & keyword searching for magazine and journal articles and is provided by the Illinois State Library.

PlagTracker Free plagiarism tracker.
Purdue OWL  

Purdue University Online Writing lab, with guidance on academic writing, including how to paraphrase and cite.

SPIE Digital Library Optics and Photonics Applied
 Try-It Illinois Trial  

Illinois State Library’s portal to databases available for library users and staff to test drive subscription resources. Available Oct. 1-Nov. 30  only.

Turn it in Improves the student writing cycle by preventing plagiarism and providing rich feedback to students.
Washington Post  

Online newspaper access

 World Almanac  

Fundamental reference resources – Book of Facts Almanac

 WorldCat & NetFirst   

OCLC catalog of books, web resources with descriptions and site addresses, & other material worldwide

 Driving Test  Driving permit practice tests and online driver manuals.