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Resources below are subscription databases.
You will need your library card to access these databases. If a pin is required, it is either the last 4 digits of your library card number, or the last 4 digits of your home phone number. If you have difficulty logging in, please contact the library.
The premier job search, reference, and mailing list resource, this database offers 2.3 million job postings, 30 million business profiles, and much more. Ideal for mailing lists, market research, and finding neighbors and relatives.
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. This database can only be accessed from within the library.
Biography Reference Center
Containing many of the top-ranked biographical reference collections and
magazines, this database offers a comprehensive collection of full-text
biographies, as well as thousands of unique narrative biographies.
Business Source PremierThis 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.
This resource provides ratings and reviews, recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services.
Create professional custom resumes, cover letters, and reference sheets.
English Language Learner Reference CenterELL Reference Center
includes over 1,000 articles, written
especially for English language learners. The articles are written in a way so users should be able to do
research and read the articles without a lot of help.
Access the most comprehensive and up-to-date catalog of resources located in U.S. and world libraries.
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 QuestHome AccessLibrary Access
HeritageQuest Online provides a unique and growing collection of research materials for genealogists and historians.
History Reference Center
Designed for secondary schools and public libraries, History Reference Center
features full text
for almost 2,000 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books
from leading history publishers.
Legal Information Reference Center
Providing exclusive online full text for many of the top consumer legal reference books, this database contains hundreds of full-text publications and thousands of legal forms.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Science Reference Center
Designed to meet every
student researchers needs, Science Reference Center
contains full text articles for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources.
Student Research Center
SRC provides access to magazines, newspapers, biographies, country reports, film, & video. Search the databases by
topic heading, use an online dictionary and encyclopedia,
explore the top searches of the day, and even limit the search by Lexile reading levels.