Research Databases A-Z

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Ancestry Library

Ancestry Library provides access to a number of genealogical and historical resources, including images of the decennial U.S census from 1790 to 1930. Updated daily.

Access is available inside the library at any of our locations.

Among specific kinds of resources included are:

  • Biography and history
  • Birth, marriage, and death records (including the Social Security Death Index)
  • Census records
  • Court, land, and probate records
  • Directories and memberships
  • Immigration records
  • Military records
  • Periodicals and newspapers
  • Reference and finding aids


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Booklist Online

Booklist Online is an online database of more than 160,000 book reviews for librarians, book groups, and book lovers-from the trusted experts at the American Library Association.

Limited access only.


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Career Transitions from Gale

Career Transitions, a step-by-step resource that provides hands-on guidance to support your job search activities—including:

  • Support with creating resumes and writing cover letters
  • Applying for positions
  • Interactive interview practice
  • Discovering career interests
  • Identifying new opportunities based on work or military experience
  • Exploring growing career paths including green and new economy jobs
  • Finding education and training

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Early World of Learning

Early World of Learning is an early childhood digital resource that includes a first encyclopedia, e-books, and an introduction to core early concepts. With read-aloud across all functions, stories tie learning together through videos, games, and printable activities. Twelve stories are available in both Spanish and English, and the worksheets also offer written instructions in Spanish. Classic songs, nursery rhymes, and fairy tales are often included in the lesson plan for each story.

EBSCO eBook K-8 Collection

The K-8 Collection contains more than 13,000 titles chosen to support a quality learning experience for K-8 students across all subject areas taught in elementary and middle schools. The collection also features a selection of teacher resources to support educators and administrators.  Please enter your library card number if a patron ID is requested.

EBSCO eBook High School Collection

The High School Collection contains more than 10,000 e-books that support a quality learning experience across all academic subject areas, including history, language, literature, science and technology. Content includes a selection of classic literary works, important historical documents and general reference materials. The collection also features a selection of teacher resources to support educators and administrators.  Please enter your library card number if a patron ID is requested.

EBSCO eBook Cricket Media Collection

The Cricket Media Collection includes more than 400 titles in ebook format that are suitable for children grades Pre-K through 8th. Cricket is an internationally recognized education company with award winning print content for children, families and educators. Cricket is focused on engage children in a wide variety of subjects and disciplines helping them explore and expand their worlds.  Please enter your library card number if a patron ID is requested.

EBSCO eBook History Collection

The History Collection features more than 17,000 world history ebooks to meet the content needs of students in their research. Titles encompass a variety of subjects, including medieval history, history of music, history of science, law in history, history of philosophy, art history, history of technology, history of business and economics, history of religion, military history and more.  Please enter your library card number if a patron ID is requested.

EBSCO MasterFILE Complete

MasterFILE Complete contains full text for general reference magazines and publications covering a wide-range of subject areas including business, health, education, general science and multicultural issues.  Please enter your library card number if a patron ID is requested.

EBSCO Read It!

Read It! content covers a wide range of subject areas including science, math, history, culture, civics, literature and life skills. Articles are written at an appropriate level, using adaptive vocabulary and sentence structure to deliver essential content for learning and research. Comprehension supports include post-reading quizzes and answers.  Please enter your library card number if a patron ID is requested.

Explora High School (9-12)

EBSCO Explora’s easy interface provides one portal for high school students to explore thousands of articles, e-books and multimedia. Sources include encyclopedias, journals, magazines, newspapers, books, e-books, primary source documents and Associated Press videos.

Explora Middle School (6-8)

EBSCO Explora’s easy interface provides one portal for middle school students to explore thousands of articles, e-books and multimedia. Sources include encyclopedias, journals, magazines, newspapers, books, e-books, primary source documents and Associated Press videos.

Explora Primary School (K-5)

EBSCO Explora’s easy interface provides one portal for elementary school students to explore thousands of articles and colorful e-books. Budding readers can sort results by reading/lexile level, and all results provide narration for listening along as needed.

Explora Public Libraries

EBSCO Explora’s easy interface provides one portal to explore thousands of articles, e-book, and multimedia. Sources include encyclopedias, journals, magazines, newspapers, books, e-books, primary source documents and Associated Press videos.

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Foundation Directory Online

Foundation Directory Online (FDO) helps nonprofits and individuals find grants, scholarships, loans and more. Search this database of over 140,000 grantmakers, and find the foundations most likely to offer the kind of support you need.

Features:

  • Search for grants, grantmakers, 990s or companies.
  • Assessment tools help you quickly identify your best potential funding sources.
  • Detailed grantmaker profiles, including those without websites of their own.
  • “Maps and Charts” tool identifies actual giving trends in a specific program area, year or geographic area.

Inside library access only and only at the library terminals (no personal devices) - please ask a staff member to get started. Go to the Help Page or Quick Start Guide for help getting started with your search.


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Gale LegalForms

Gale LegalForms helps patrons understand common legal procedures through access to authentic, professional legal documents for businesses. It is the only electronic reference to offer legal forms that are truly state-specific. Useful for filing patents and trademarks, developing leases, creating bills of sale, delegating power of attorney, and more, these forms are ideal for supporting legal tasks that business owners need to manage. The forms in Gale LegalForms are drafted by attorneys.



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Kids InfoBits (K-5)

Kids InfoBits is an educational product designed for kids in kindergarten through 5th grade. It's a content-rich, authoritative, easy-to-use full-text resource that includes access to age-appropriate book, magazine, newspaper, and reference content on a wide array of topics including current events.

Access is available inside the library and outside the library.


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LearningExpress Library

LearningExpress Library provides access to a database containing a wide range of test-prep information and practice tests including:

  • ACT
  • AP
  • ASVAB
  • GED (also in Spanish)
  • NCLEX-RN
  • SAT
  • U.S. Citizenship

Grade-specific resources (from elementary through college) are available for parents and students for improving reading, writing, math skills and more.

Access is available inside the library and outside the library.

LexisNexis® Library Express

LexisNexis® Library Express provides over 6,000 news, business, and legal sources and full text of more than 350 newspapers from the U.S and around the world. There are more than 300 magazines and journals and over 600 newsletters and all types of consumer reviews. Broadcast transcripts from major television, radio networks and wire services all updating several times a day.

Access is available inside the library and outside the library.

If outside the library, select your card format:

Library Journal

Library Journal provides news and information on all facets of library science, along with reviews of books, e-books, audiobooks, movies, databases, and websites. It is a leading publication on the cutting edge of issues, trends, and efforts of public, academic and institutional libraries.

In-library use only

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Morningstar

Morningstar provides up-to-date, comprehensive financial information on stock, mutual funds, and exchange-traded funds. It includes stock charts, portfolio building tools, independent analyst reports, and an Investing Classroom.

Access is available inside the library and outside the library:


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NoveList Plus

NoveList Plus is a comprehensive readers' advisory resource for fiction and nonfiction. With an intuitive interface and extensive proprietary content, NoveList Plus answers the question: What should I read next? New fiction and non-fiction can be searched by author, title or subject. Features book discussion guides, reviews, award listings, and author read-alikes.

Access is available inside the library and outside the library.

NoveList K-8 Plus

NoveList K-8 Plus is a trusted source of read-alike recommendations specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents, teachers, and librarians can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers.



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Public Library Quarterly

Public Library Quarterly (PLQ) is a peer-reviewed journal for public library leaders, staff, and friends.

Access is available inside the library at any of our locations.


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ReferenceUSA

ReferenceUSA has the following available databases:

  • Canadian Businesses
  • Canadian White Pages
  • U.S Businesses
  • U.S Healthcare
  • U.S Historical Businesses
  • U.S Jobs / Internships
  • U.S New Businesses
  • U.S New Movers / Homeowners
  • U.S Standard White Pages
  • U.S. Consumers / Lifestyles

Access is available inside the library and outside the library.

Rocket Languages

With Rocket Languages, speak and understand a new language better.  Choose from 12 languages, including American Sign Language.  Rocket Languages also features modules in Spanish and Chinese to learn English. This language service is perfect for the business or traveler learner, as well as extra practice for students.

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School Library Journal

School Library Journal provides news, information and reviews for librarians and media specialists who serve children and young adults in school and public libraries.

In-library use only.

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Transparent Language Online

Learn to write, speak and type in over 100 languages using Transparent Language Online. Get free lessons and activities for all levels of language learners, including those learning English as a second language.

Access from inside the library, from home with your library card, or download the mobile app.


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Universal Class

Universal Class is the place to continue your education online and fulfill all your lifelong learning goals.


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Value Line Research Center

Value Line is the uncontested authority in reliable, unbiased information by providing the user with accurate and insightful investment research on companies, industries, markets and economies. From the latest data, sophisticated tools and proven ranks to expert analysis and guidance, Value Line gives you the power to evaluate investments with confidence.

Access is available inside the library and outside the library:



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