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
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A to Z World Travel
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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.
LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology.
African-American History Online
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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
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American Women’s History Online
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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 device connected to the library wireless network.)
Ancient and Medieval History Online
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Biography in Context
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Black Freedom Struggle in the U.S.
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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.
LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. Discover books, authors and illustrators for children and teens, as well as tools for homework help and homeschool support. This resource also offers professional development opportunities for teachers and librarians.
Books & Authors
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Brainfuse Adult Learning Center
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LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. Provides live, online tutoring for elementary through college students in a variety of subjects, including writing and test prep.
LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. Provides live, online job coaching and interview help, as well as resume feedback, professional skill-building resources and career exploration tools.
LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. Provides free online resources for veterans, including help navigating VA benefits and assistance transitioning from military to civilian careers.
Business Reference eBook Collection
LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. Provides both entrepreneurs and established business owners how-to information on growing and improving their business. Topics include: demographics, consumer patterns, emerging trends, utilizing the media environment, leadership and organizational skills.
Chilton Automotive Repair
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Consumer Health Complete
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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.
LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. Creativebug offers streaming video tutorials on a wide variety of arts and crafts, including knitting, paper art, cake decorating and more. Get unlimited access to thousands of classes for all skill levels, and learn a craft at your own pace. New content is added weekly.
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.
LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. Follow along with interactive activities using digital tools to create podcasts, multimedia presentations, social media campaigns and more; explore articles on digital citizenship and research skills; and learn the skills to navigate today’s virtual landscape.
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
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Encyclopedia of Associations: National Organizations of the U.S.
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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.
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.
LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. Follow along with interactive activities and easy-to-understand articles to learn how to manage credit and debt, save and invest with confidence, plan for college and retirement and avoid fraud and other scams. This resource is designed for students in grades 7-12 but also applies to adult learners.
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.
Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media
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Global Road Warrior
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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.
Issues and Controversies in History
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Job & Career Accelerator
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Kansas City Star Collection
LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. Search more than 25 years of Missouri history with the Kansas City Star Collection. Coverage from 1991-today, including full-text, web-only content and full-color image edition.
LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. Access a breadth of academic and career preparatory tools, including résumé and cover letter builders, as well as 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.
Lerner Maker Lab
EXPLORE THIS RESOURCE. Lerner Maker Lab offers a variety of crafts, recipes and other kid-friendly projects for hands-on fun.
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full Text
LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. This scholarly resource includes full-text articles and abstracts for journals covering librarianship, classification, cataloging and information management.
LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
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Literature Resource Center
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LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. LOTE4Kids (Languages Other Than English) offers hundreds of animated stories in various languages. Listen to and read along with over 1,000 stories in more than 50 languages as well as English.
LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. Explore learning tools to help you prepare for realistic conversations in over 70 world languages.
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.
Medicare Supplement Insurance Buyer’s Guide
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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
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Modern World History Online
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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.)
New York Times Recent & US Major Dailies
LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. The New York Times Recent includes full-page images of this digitized newspaper. Coverage: 2008-recent (3-month embargo). US Major Dailies provides access to article text from The New York Times (1980-current), The Wall Street Journal (1984-current), The Washington Post (1987-current) Los Angeles Times (1985-current), Chicago Tribune (1985-current).
LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. Full text articles and archives from the Columbia Daily Tribune, Boone County Journal and Fulton Sun, as well as The Kansas City Star and St. Louis Post-Dispatch collections.
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LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. View online video tutorials on how to use digital collections and services such as OverDrive, Hoopla, Consumer Reports, Morningstar and Universal Class.
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Professional Development Collection
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ProQuest Historical Newspapers
LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. Search archives of New York Times (1851-2013), Chicago Tribune (1849-1993), St. Louis Post Dispatch (1874-2003), Wall Street Journal (1889-2000), and Washington Post (1877-2000). Includes ability to view articles on a specific date or range of dates.
LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. Designed for middle and high school students and English Language Learners that need background knowledge in a variety of subjects. Topics covered include: history, civics & culture, life skills, literature and science. Each article is short and includes photos, diagrams and maps. A “Listen” feature highlights words as they are read. A “Translate” feature offers translation into 34 different languages.
Reference Solutions (formerly Reference USA)
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Science Reference Center
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Small Business Reference Center
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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.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch Collection
LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. Search more than 30 years of Missouri history with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Collection. Coverage from 1988-today, including full-text and full-color image editions.
LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. Search titles, authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults, and find resources to engage readers, including short movies, audiobook readings, book discussion guides and more.
Teen Health & Wellness
LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. This award-winning resource provides middle and high school students with up-to-date, nonjudgmental self-help support. Topics covered include diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, safety, mental health, suicide, bullying and LGBTQ+ information.
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.
LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. Explore a collection of electronic math picture books that add sound, music and narration to create animated, talking picture books that you can read or have read to you.
U.S. Government Online
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LOG IN TO THIS RESOURCE. Offers over 600 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
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World Book Early 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. (Formerly Early World of Learning)
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.
World Religions Online
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WorldCat/Show-Me the World
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