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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The Illinois Waters Bibliography is a finding aid for information on the watersheds, rivers, lakes, and other waters of Illinois. Much of this information, historic and recent, is freely available online.
Use the advanced search to search for words in the title or other specific fields. Or type your terms into the box at the top right of the page to search everything, including the full text. The Internet Archive holds many documents containing information on the waters of Illinois. Search results can be viewed online, or downloaded in a variety of formats. You can also search within specific documents to find mentions of your topic.
Founded in 2008, HathiTrust is a not-for-profit collaborative of academic and research libraries preserving 17+ million digitized items. Contains many government documents and is a great source for finding information on the waters of Illinois. Items not restricted by copyright are available full text, and it is possible to search within documents to find mentions of a topic, even if the item is not available as full text. Simple and advanced searching is available for catalog records or full text. You can also search within a specific document for mentions of a topic. Item and page level permalinks are offered.
include, but are not limited to, USGS publication series, journal articles, books, book chapters, other government and nongovernment publications, cooperator publications, and conference proceedings. Use the advanced search to find words in the title and set a date range for the search.