DATABASES
Databases are an excellent resource for research and term papers. These are subscription based resources with published and often peer-reviewed information and are NOT equivalent to a website. Click here for more information.

Ancestry Library Edition

With 10 billion genealogical records from across the globe and millions of family trees, Ancestry is the world’s largest online family history resource.


Biblioboard Library

Containing a variety of e-book content including an assortment of historical and 


Business Source Premier

This database provides full-text coverage for nearly 2,200 business periodicals, ranging from general magazines to trade publications and top management journals. Content includes company profiles, industry reports, and market research reports.


Consumer Health Complete

This database provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.


Consumer Reports

This resource provides ratings and reviews, recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services.



Read It! is designed for middle and high school students and adults who have a basic foundation in English grammar and reading but need adapted reading material for a variety of subjects. It offers resources to help build background knowledge, conduct research and improve study skills.

Explora Primary School

Just for primary school students, this version of Explora contains reliable information on thousands of topics covering a wide range of subjects including art and music, literature, language arts, geography, history, social studies, world cultures and languages, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health and sports.




Explora Public Libraries

Designed with public library patrons in mind, this version of Explora contains reliable information on thousands of topics covering a wide range of subjects including art and music, literature, language arts, geography, history, social studies, world cultures and languages, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health and sports.




Explora Secondary School

Just for secondary school students, this version of Explora contains reliable information on thousands of topics covering a wide range of subjects including art and music, literature, language arts, geography, history, social studies, world cultures and languages, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health and sports.



Gale Virtual Reference Library

This database offers reference books in an ebook format. Titles include Worldmark Encyclopedia of Nations, Encyclopedia of Religions, American Decades, and many more!


Heritage Quest

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HeritageQuest Online provides a unique and growing collection of research materials for genealogists and historians.


History Reference Center

Provides almost 2000 reference books, encyclopedias, and non-fiction books from leading history publishers.




Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center

Browse the "how to" instructions and creative ideas for virtually any hobby enthusiast. Covers home and garden, kids crafts, needlework, indoor recreation, model building, scrapbooking and more!


hoopla

hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service offered by your local public library that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. We have hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily. hoopla is like having your public library at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere.


Legal Information Reference Center

Provides hundreds of exclusive full-text publications and legal forms from the top legal reference books.


Literary Reference Center Plus

This comprehensive, full-text database provides the most relevant information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and time frames.


MAS Ultra- School Edition

Designed specifically for high school libraries, MAS Ultra School Edition contains full text for hundreds of popular high school magazines covering a wide-range of subject areas including history, science, careers, and much more.


MasterFILE Premier

Designed specifically for public libraries, MasterFILE Premier provides full text for magazines, reference books, and primary source documents. This database also provides an Image Collection containing photos, maps & flags.


Middle Search Plus

This database contains full text for a variety of popular middle school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays.



Newspaper Source Plus

Newspaper Source Plus provides a full-text digital collection of the world's major news content. It includes millions of articles from newspapers, newswires and news magazines. In addition, it offers television and radio transcripts and ongoing daily updates from popular news sources.


Novelist Plus

Novelist Plus is a comprehensive source of information about books that includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more.


Novelist K-8 Plus

All the same great offerings of Novelist, geared toward a K-8 audience.



Points of View Reference Center

Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides the basis from which students can realize and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.


Primary Search

Containing full-text for more than 80 of the most popular elementary school magazines, Primary Search provides students with easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for kids.



ReferenceUSA

Provides real-time access to more than 44 Million Businesses, 270 Million Consumers, U.S. New Businesses, U.S. New Movers and Homeowners, and U.S. Healthcare information, making research fast and easy.


Small Business Reference Center

Provides 450 full-text reference books and more than 400 full-text magazines, offering the everyday user with the necessary tools and detailed “how-to” instructions to independently address a wide-range of small business topics.



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