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Academic Search Premier 

Academic Search Premier provides full-text scholarly content from peer-reviewed journals for major college courses.

American History Online 

American History Online spans more than 500 years of political, military, social, and cultural history, highlighting the important people and events of the American experience.

Ancestry Library Edition 

Ancestry Library Edition provides access to family history via documents that record the lineage of individuals from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and more.
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Arizona Republic 

Arizona Republic: Searchable collection of articles from 1999 to the present.

Bibliography of Native North Americans  Bibliography of Native North Americans covers native North American culture, history and life. It contains citations for books, essays, journal articles and government documents of the United States and Canada. Dates of coverage range from the sixteenth century to the present.
Biography Reference Center 

Biography Reference Center offers a comprehensive collection of full-text biographies, as well as thousands of unique narrative biographies.

Book Collection Nonfiction - Elementary 

Book Collection: Nonfiction - Elementary School Edition contains informative abstracts and searchable full text for more than 1,300 popular nonfiction books.

Book Collection Nonfiction - High School 

Book Collection: Nonfiction - High School Edition contains informative abstracts and searchable full text for more than 2,700 popular nonfiction books.

Book Collection Nonfiction - Middle School 

Book Collection: Nonfiction - Middle School Edition contains informative abstracts and searchable full text for more than 3,200 popular nonfiction books.


Book News:  book lists and news about books, compiled from the latest in publishing.  Also offers opt-in newsletters and online book clubs.

Books & Authors 

Books & Authors includes reviews and information about over 134,300 recommended titles, more than 74,500 plot summaries, and awards information from 568 literary awards.

Business Insights Essentials  Business Insights: Essentials: Easily find information on companies, industries and more in the context of timely news, statistical data, and in-depth reports.
Business Source Premier 

Business Source Premier features full text for more than 2,200 journals. Full text is provided back to 1965, and searchable cited references back to 1998.

Chilton Library exclusive photographs, diagnostics designed by instructors, step-by-step repair procedures, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for automobiles and light trucks.

Computer Database 

Computer Database - Find computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications and the application of technology.

Consumer Reports Search by topic for articles in back issues of Consumer Reports magazine. Provided by EBSCOHost.
Education Research Complete 

Education Research Complete covers all levels of education from early childhood to higher education, and all educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education, and testing.

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos 

Enciclopedia Estudantil Hallazgos is a Spanish-language, reference work designed with younger readers in mind.

Environment Complete 

Environment Complete offers deep coverage in the areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, and affiliated areas of study. Includes more than 2.5 million records from thousands of domestic and international titles dating back over 100 years with over a thousand active core titles.


The Education Resource Information Center (ERIC) provides access to educational literature and resources. It includes information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index. This resource contains more than a million records and links to hundreds of thousands of full-text documents from ERIC back to 1966.

Expanded Academic ASAP 

Expanded Academic ASAP:  From arts and the humanities to social sciences, science and technology, this database meets research needs across all academic disciplines. Access scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers - many with full text and images.


Freegal Music is a free and legal downloadable music service, offering a variety of music from Sony Music Entertainment. With Freegal, and your current library card, you can download and keep up to 5 MP3 songs per week and listen from a computer or portable device.

Funk and Wagnalls New Encyclopedia  Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia is an easy-to-read encyclopedia written specifically for kids. This database provides thousands of relevant photos, maps and flags to aid kids in learning.


General Business File ASAP 

General Business File ASAP:  Analyze company performance and activity, industry events and trends as well as the latest in management, economics and politics. Access to a combination of broker research reports, trade publications, newspapers, journals and company directory listings with full text and images available.

General OneFile 

General OneFile: A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.

General Reference Center 

General Reference Center: Find articles from magazines, reference books, and newspapers, many with full-text and images. Find the latest current events, popular culture, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more.

Health Reference Center Academic  Health Reference Center Academic: Find articles on: Fitness, Pregnancy, Medicine, Nutrition, Diseases, Public Health, Occupational Health and Safety, Alcohol and Drug abuse, HMOs, Prescription Drugs, etc. The material contained in this database is intended for informational purposes only.
Heritage Quest  Heritage Quest Online offers unique material for both genealogical and historical researchers, with coverage dating back to the late 1700s.
Hispanica Saber  Hispánica Saber: Gran Enciclopedia Hispánica: World Book has partnered with one of the world’s largest and most respected Spanish-language publishers to offer the Gran Enciclopedia Hispánica online, a comprehensive Spanish-language encyclopedia.
History Reference Center 

History Reference Center features full text for more than 1,990 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers

Humanities International Complete 

Humanities International Complete: information about all aspects of the humanities, with worldwide content pertaining to literary, scholarly and creative thought. It provides full text of hundreds of journals, books and other published sources from around the world.


Informe Académico: Una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias.

Kids Search  Kids Search: Kid-friendly user interface for Primary Search, which contains full-text for more than 80 of the most popular elementary school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), which allows users to read along at their own pace.
Learning Express Library  LearningExpress Library offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life.
Legal Information Reference Center 

Providing exclusive online full text for many of the top consumer legal reference books, Legal Information Reference Center contains hundreds of full-text publications and thousands of legal forms, with more content being added on a regular basis.


LegalTrac: Use this database to find articles in all major law reviews, law journals, specialty law and bar association journals and legal newspapers. Included are articles on Federal and State Cases, Laws and Regulations, Legal Practice, and Taxation. Also included are: British Commonwealth, European Union and International Law.

 Literary Reference Center

Literary Reference Center features an expansive collection of author biographies, plot summaries & work overviews, full-text essays from leading publishers, literary reference books & monographs, cover-to-cover full text for literary magazines & journals, book reviews from the most prestigious publications, poems from hundreds of sources, short stories, classic texts, author interviews, and more. 

Literature Resources from Gale 

Literature Resources from Gale: Research authors and their works, literary movements and genres. Search across several major Literature databases to find full text of literary works, journal articles, literature criticism, reviews, biographical information and overviews.


LitFinder: Covering world literature and authors throughout history, LitFinder contains a wealth of literary works including over 150,000 full-text poems and 800,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays. LitFinder also includes secondary materials like biographies, images, and more.

MAS Ultra - School Edition 

MAS Ultra - School Edition contains full text for top high-school magazines.  It also provides full text for tens of thousands of biographies and primary source documents, hundreds of reference books, an Image Collection containing photos, maps & flags, color PDFs and expanded full-text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.

MasterFile Premier 

MasterFILE Premier contains full text for thousands of general reference magazines and publications and covers a wide-range of subject areas including business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more.

Middle Search Plus 

Middle Search Plus 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.

Mitchell ProDemand  Mitchell ProDemand: comprehensive automotive repair and maintenance information. Follow-on and eventual replacement for Mitchell1.  Available from computers in Library only; click LOGIN button if your Library computer does not automatically let you in.
Mitchell On Demand 

Mitchell1:  comprehensive automotive repair and maintenance information.  Available from computers in Library only.

Morningstar  Morningstar:  investment information. 
Available from computers in Library only.
National Geographic Kids 

National Geographic Kids: Reputable, authoritative, and appropriate content that brings children aged 6-14 the world in a way they've never seen it before. Fun and substantive, National Geographic Kids will take them on amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space.

National Geographic Virtual Library 

National Geographic Virtual Library: supports a range of scholarly research needs in the areas of science, history, technology, the environment, cultures, and more.

National Newspaper Index 

National Newspaper Index provides quick access to the indexing of America's top five newspapers in one seamless search: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post.

Newspaper Source Plus 

Newspaper Source Plus provides more than 1,000 full-text newspapers, providing more than 39 million full-text articles. This database contains comprehensive full text for major newspapers.

Novelist Plus 

NoveList Plus has reading recommendations for both fiction and nonfiction, for all ages.  It includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more. NoveList's expertise in books and reading means that you'll always get the best help for finding just the right books.

OneClickDigital  OneClickDigital: free, downloadable audiobooks to check out for your mp3 player, smart phone, tablet or computer.
Oxford Reference  Oxford Reference: Research a term, concept, or person in-depth with articles and essays. Pick and mix from over 180 in-depth and specialist titles from Oxford’s award-winning Encyclopedias and Companions, and a critical selection of partner publishers’ specialist scholarly works.
Points of View Reference Center 

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 

Primary Search contains full-text for more than 80 of the most popular elementary school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), which allows users to read along at their own pace.  Primary Search content powers Searchasaurus and Kids Search.

ProQuest Obituaries 

The ProQuest Obituaries collection is a premier resource for genealogical and historical research. You can use the collection to search obituaries and death notices from prominent newspapers, such as The New York Times (dating back to 1851).

Reference USA  ReferenceUSA: information on over 33 million businesses and more than 262 million consumers. Business listings include such data as company names, phone numbers, complete addresses, key executive names, SIC Codes, employee size, sales volume, geo-codes for mapping, contact details, franchise and brand information, news, liens, judgments and bankruptcies, and credit rating scores.
Regional Business News 

With daily updates, Regional Business News provides comprehensive full text for regional U.S. and Canadian business publications (including titles from Crain Communications). Regional Business News has full text for nearly 100 sources.

Rocket Languages  Rocket Languages: Learn or perfect your knowledge of another language online.
Science in Context 

Science in Context: contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics. Includes reference content plus full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.

Science Reference Center 

Science Reference Center: A comprehensive research database for students that provides easy access to full-text, science-oriented content. Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources.

Scribner Writers Series 

Scribner Writers Series provides original, scholar signed essays on the lives and works of authors from around the world from all time periods. Entries include concise essays, citations, and biographical information that places the author and their works in personal and historical context. READ ONLINE AND SAVE THE CHAPTERS YOU NEED.


Searchasaurus provides an exciting and easy way for primary school students to gather information on a wide range of topics. Searchasaurus offers Lexile limiters (reading level), making it easy for students to read and research only appropriately challenging materials.

Student Research Center 

Student Research Center is an intuitive gateway to full text for top high-school magazines. It also provides full text for tens of thousands of biographies and primary source documents, hundreds of reference books, an Image Collection containing photos, maps & flags, color PDFs and expanded full-text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.

Tempe OverDrive Digital Collection  Tempe OverDrive Digital Collection: free, downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks to check out for your eReader, tablet, computer, mp3 player or smart phone. New! Click here for more information.
Topic Search 

TOPICsearch contains full text for tens of thousands of articles from diverse sources, including international newspapers, periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets and government information.

Gale Virtual Reference Library 

Travel Collection from Gale Virtual Reference Library.  Includes Eyewitness Travel, Rough Guide and more, from Gale Virtual Reference Library. READ ONLINE AND SAVE THE CHAPTERS YOU NEED FOR YOUR TRIP.

Twayne's Authors Series (Gale Virtual Reference Library) 

Twayne's Authors Series of literary criticism offers in-depth introductions to the lives and works of writers, the history and influence of literary movements and to the development of literary genres. READ ONLINE AND SAVE THE CHAPTERS YOU NEED.

UniversalClass™ UniversalClass™ offers free online courses featuring real instructors and the ability to connect with other students.  Continuing education units are available on selected courses.
World Book For Kids  World Book Kids has thousands of articles written at the appropriate grade level for easy reading by younger readers. Its simple navigation, engaging images, illustrations, and other rich media content help bring the text to life for younger readers.
World Book 

World Book Web: Designed to make reference resources and research tools accessible at all learning levels, World Book Web delivers World Book’s reference collection to cover the needs of students from grade school to grad school.

WorldCat  The web site itemizes the collections of 72,000 libraries that participate in the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) global cooperative. It is built and maintained collectively by the participating libraries.

Zinio:  library access to free e-magazines to read on your computer and a variety of mobile devices.  With Zinio, and your current library card, you can download and keep free digital copies of a variety of popular magazines.

Last updated: 3/24/2014 9:19:31 AM