Resources A - Z

Use your library card for free access to over 80 different databases, archives, periodicals and tools on third-party sites.

A to Z the USA

LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. Information about each state and U.S. territory, including history, climate, weather, demographics, geography, history and historical images.

Academic Search Elite

LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. This scholarly collection provides full-text journal articles for most academic areas, including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language, arts & literature and more.

African-American History Online

LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. Provides expansive and in-depth information on the people, events, and topics important to the study of African-American history.

American History Online

LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. Spans more than 500 years of political, military, social and cultural history, highlighting the important people and events of the American experience.

American Indian History Online

LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. Offers thorough access to more than 15,000 years of American culture, history and heritage. Includes texts, images and primary sources.

American Women’s History Online

LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. Covers the important people, events, legislation, and issues relevant to the study of women’s history in the United States.

Ancestry.com

LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. Billions of genealogy records, including census, SSDI and military service data. (Due to license restrictions, this resource is only available for use within the library using library computers or your computer or device connected to the library wireless network.)

Ancient and Medieval History Online

LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. Explores the pre-modern world with in-depth focus on Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome, Africa, Europe, the Americas and Asia.

Antiques Reference

LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. Offers information and estimated prices on antiques, collectibles and art sold at auction houses throughout the United States. includes color photographs and complete descriptions.

Auto Repair Reference Center

LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. Car and truck maintenance and repair for vehicles 1945 to the present. Includes wiring diagrams, service bulletins and recall information.

Biography in Context

LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. Biographies of more than 340,000 people from key reference sources plus full-text articles from magazines and newspapers.

Book Collection: Nonfiction – Elementary Edition

LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. Search the full text of more than 1,300 popular nonfiction books for elementary school students on subjects like animals, weather, holidays, sports, Native Americans and more.

Book Collection: Nonfiction – High School Edition

LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. Search the full text of more than 2,450 popular nonfiction books for high school students on subjects like careers, health, life skills, ethnicity, sports, technology, history, science and more.

Book Collection: Nonfiction – Middle School Edition

LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. Search the full text of more than 3,100 popular nonfiction books for middle school students on subjects like health, life skills, ethnicity, sports, adventure, technology, history, science and more.

Books & Authors

LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. Find a new author or a whole new series tailored to your reading tastes.

Consumer Health Complete

LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. Provides information to patients from periodicals, pamphlets and reference works covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.

Consumer Reports

LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. Get unbiased ratings and recommendations on thousands of products and services like appliances, cars, electronics, healthcare, food, travel, products for children and more. Read selections from the latest issue of the magazine or search through four years of archives.

CultureGrams Online

LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. CultureGrams Online offers World, Kids, Canadian Provinces and U.S. States editions in which you’ll find maps, statistics, photos, famous people and recipe collections. Plus, you can create customizable data tables to help put dozens of facts into perspective.

Early World of Learning

LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. Through narrated stories with word-by-word highlighting, interactive games and reference material, young learners can build vocabulary, comprehension, phonics and reading fluency.

EBSCO MasterFILE Premier

LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. Provides full text for nearly 1,750 general reference publications, 500 full-text reference books, 86,017 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and an image collection of 341,655 photos, maps and flags.

EBSCOHost E-book Collection

LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. Online collection of 22,500 (non-downloadable) eBooks to read in your web browser.

ERIC

LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. The Education Resource Information Center provides bibliographic records of education-related journal articles and materials from other sources such as scholarly organizations, professional associations, research centers, and state and federal agencies.

Explora

LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. Find articles and facts for research papers, class projects, or homework from the world’s leading magazines and reference books.

EZTales

LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. Experience award-winning children’s animated read-aloud books, story songs, lesson plans, games and puzzles that promote early childhood literacy. Books are for children ages 2-10 and available in English and Spanish.

Fable Learning

LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. Fable Learning provides a collection of hundreds of high-quality tablet-friendly children’s eBooks with full narration, highlighting, text search and other interactive features. Each book comes with a full curriculum guide for teachers.

Foundation Directory Online

LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. Updated weekly, Foundation Directory Online provides the most accurate details available on U.S. funders and their grants. (Due to license restrictions, this resource is only available for use within the library, is limited to one user at a time and requires a password. Please ask a staff member to log you in to this database.)

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. Contains over 25,000 records on an array of topics. It also contains various images and brief biographies.

Global Road Warrior

LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. Offers maps, photos and information about 175 nations and territories, primarily intended for travelers and students.

Heritage Quest Online

LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. Search the US census 1790-1940, selected Revolutionary War records, a variety of local and family histories plus articles of interest to genealogy researchers.

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. Read articles from more than 500 magazines and books about crafts, hobbies and recreation activities. You can also watch hundreds of how-to videos on various hobbies.

Home Improvement Reference Center

LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. Search or browse through the contents of 26 major reference books, full-text magazines and videos about home maintenance, electrical work, plumbing, carpentry, decorating, landscaping and more.

Issues and Controversies in American History

LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. Builds a deeper understanding of how historical events have shaped our nation by exploring the key players and the battles they fought.

Job & Career Accelerator

LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. Explore different occupations, search local and national job postings, create professional resumes and cover letters, improve interviewing skills and conveniently organize and track your job-search progress.

LearningExpress Library

LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. Access test preparation materials for elementary through adult level. Includes the ACT, ASVAB, Civil Service, EMS, Firefighter, GED, GMAT, GRE, Law Enforcement, Paramedic, PPST, Real Estate, SAT, United States Citizenship and more.

Legal Forms Library

LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. Search for and download a wide selection of Missouri legal forms by category or title. Provides an attorney directory and a dictionary of legal definitions.

Lynda.com

LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. Lynda.com offers video tutorials on technology skills, creative techniques, business strategies and other subject areas. Classes are taught by top experts and are set up so you can learn at your own pace.

MAS Ultra – School Edition

LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. Designed for high school students, this database contains full-text articles, biographies. primary source documents, reference books and images on topics ranging from science, history and literature to political science and more.

MEDLINE

LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. Provides authoritative citations from over 4,800 journals on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system and much more.

Missouri Driver Education Practice Tests

LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. Free practice tests for Missouri Department of Revenue written examinations. Includes car, motorcycle and commercial driver license tests.

Modern World History Online

LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. Covers the people, places and events in the broad expanse of history from the mid-15th century to the present.

Morningstar

LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. Analyst reports and ratings for over 40,000 investments including stocks, mutual funds and ETFs. Articles and videos on investing and personal finance. (Due to license restrictions, there is a limit of four simultaneous library users.)

NewsBank

LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. Full text articles and archives from the Boone County Journal, Fulton Sun, Kansas City Star and St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Newspaper Source

LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. Cover-to-cover full-text articles for more than 40 national and international newspapers, as well as selective full text for more than 370 regional papers.

Novelist Plus

LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. Find your next great read. Search for books by a favorite author, read-alikes and book discussion guides.

Professional Development Collection

LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. Includes full text for nearly 520 high-quality education journals.

Reference USA

LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. Get information on millions of US businesses, searchable by a variety of criteria including business type, employee size, sales figures and geographic location.

Science Reference Center

LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. Contains full-text content from encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources on topics from biology and chemistry to environmental science and technology.

SIRS Researcher

LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. General reference database containing thousands of full-text articles exploring social, scientific, health, historic, business, economic, political and global issues.

Small Business Reference Center

LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. Includes information on starting and operating a business, including accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, taxes, business plans and more.

Small Engine Repair Reference Center

LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. Find assistance with maintaining and repairing motorcycles, boats, mowers, tractors, tillers, generators and other small engines with the help of more than 410 reference texts with original photos and illustrations.

Transparent Language Online

LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. Get the tools to learn over 80 foreign languages, as well as English for non-native speakers.

TumbleBook Library

LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books that add sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.

U.S. Government Online

LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. Presents in-depth information on the structure and function of the U.S. government and its everyday role in the lives of citizens.

Universal Class

LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. Offers over 500 free online continuing education courses taught by real instructors with remote, 24/7 access so you can study on your schedule.

Value Line Investment Survey

LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. See full-page reports, analyst commentaries and Value Line’s trademark rankings of all stocks covered by the print edition.

World Book Online Reference Center

LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. Every article from the print encyclopedia enhanced with state-of-the-art multimedia, maps, editor-reviewed web sites and more. Includes Spanish Student Discovery Encyclopedia, World Book Kids and World Book Reference Center.

WorldCat/Show-Me the World

LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. Search for books and other materials in libraries worldwide.