Find Facts & Encyclopedias

Choose a subject area to the left (above on mobile devices) to access the right facts databases for your topic.

Off campus access: Use your myOakton username and password to login.
Questions? Call 847.635.1644 or chat with a librarian on Ask A Librarian.

Interlibrary Loan

If you cannot find the item you are looking for in our cataloge-book collections, or databases, you can request it from other libraries. Simply fill out one of the forms below.

Credo Reference - All Subjects

Contains dictionaries, bilingual dictionaries, thesauri, encyclopedias, quotations and atlases, plus a wide range of subject-specific titles.


With a team of over 250 statisticians, database experts, analysts, and editors, Statista provides users with an innovative and intuitive tool for researching quantitative data, statistics and related information.

Government Facts

Our Government Information pages have facts about local, state, and U.S. government positions, organizations, agencies, and information. It also has information on international government and international organizations.

Oakton Library Archives

The  Oakton Library Archives Collection is located in Room 1409, on the first floor of the Des Plaines Campus Library.  The collection is available by appointment only. Call 847.635.1640 for further information.