Is it true? It can be hard to know if what you read online is true. One way to find more reliable information is to use the library’s online resources - with articles compiled from relevant encyclopedias, handbooks and reference resources, as well as print publications like newspapers and magazines. Log in to these resources from home (except where noted “In-library use only”) with your library card and PIN numbers. Learn more about using these resources by clicking “View our tutorial!” where available in the descriptions below.
For more tips on how to determine what’s reliable, read our blog post on evaluating information sources.
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Need Scholarly Journals? Some of our databases, particularly Academic OneFile, include scholarly and professional journals. Select Advanced Search. then check the Full Text and Peer Reviewed Journals options when you do your search. If you are a college or university student, your school library likely subscribes to databases with better coverage of scholarly and professional journals, which you can probably access using your student ID.
ABCmouse.com In-library use only. Award-winning online curriculum for young children, helping them to read through phonics, with lessons in math, social studies, art, music, and much more. Accelerate learning today!
Academic OneFile Working on a research paper? Try this database! It offers coverage of hard sciences, medicine, engineering, and business, plus full-text access to the London Times, Financial Times, and current issues of The New York Times.
Ancestry Library Edition Thanks to the generosity of our vendor, Ancestry Library Edition will be available remotely through September 30, 2021. (Normally, Ancestry.com is only available for in-library use.) This database contains millions of records from all over the world including vital records, Census records, immigration records, city directories, yearbooks, and much more. View our tutorial!
Biography in Context A comprehensive database of biographical information on more than one million people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas.
Books & Authors This great resource allows you to browse through genres, authors, or titles. With the B&A "Who, What, Where, When" tool you can find exactly the kind of book you're looking for!
Britannica Online The classic encyclopedia, with articles for children, young adults and adult researchers.
ChiltonLibrary A great auto repair solution for the “do-it-yourselfer” that is easy to use no matter the skill level. Repair, maintenance and specification tables provide critical data on thousands of domestic and imported models of cars and light trucks from 1940 onward. View our tutorial!
Cloud Library Read ebooks on your tablet, computer, or eReader. Download the app from the App Store, Google Play, or the Cloud Library webpage. View our tutorial!
ConsumerReports.org Allows users to review and compare a variety of products by providing in-depth advice, tips and trends written by experts. Library users can view ratings and recommendations often available only to subscribers. View our tutorial!
Elementary (formerly Kids InfoBits) A content-rich, authoritative, easy-to-use resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics.
Flipster Full-page issues of popular magazines. Read online or download the app for Android, iOS, or Kindle Fire. For more information see the Flipster FAQ. View our tutorial!
FreegalFree music downloads from the Sony Music catalog with your library card (limit 5 songs per week). View our tutorial!
General OneFile Provides periodical and news information through an intuitive, user-friendly search interface for researchers at all levels.
Global Issues in Context Provides users with the tools they need to understand today’s world issues from a global perspective.
Global Road Warrior Research a country before you visit. View our tutorial!
HeritageQuest Online Genealogy research from historical records, including information from the Freedman's Bank and Revolutionary War Era Pension & Bounty-land Warrant Application Files.
High School (formerly Student Resources in Context) Provides holistic topic perspectives from core subjects from Science to Literature to History by integrating a multitude of content, including reference articles, periodical & newspaper articles, primary sources, videos, charts, graphs, and more.
Kanopy Streaming video with a focus on documentaries, classic films, and learning content such as career development, lifestyle video, The Great Courses collection, and K-12 curriculum video. Create a free account to get up to 10 film credits per month and watch on any device, including Roku, iOS and Android apps. View our tutorial!
Learning Express Library A comprehensive, online database of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help students and adult learners succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass. View our tutorial!
Legal Forms Provides convenient, authoritative means for understanding common legal procedures through access to “attorney forms”. View our tutorial!
LinkedIn Learning Learn what you want whenever you want with LinkedIn Learning's online video tutorials and training courses. Courses cover a broad range of topics, including Microsoft Office products and job-searching tips. To use the app for Android or iOS, choose "Sign in with your library card" and enter the Library ID cpl.
Literature Resource Center Provides access to biographies, bibliographies and critical analysis of authors from every age and literary discipline. Title list
Mango Languages Learn to speak different languages, including Spanish, French, Japanese and more! Look for the Mango Mobile app for Apple devices and the Mango Mobile app for Android. The online version will work with BlackBerry through your Internet browser. View our tutorial!
News (formerly InfoTrac NewsStand) An innovative Web-based full-text newspaper database which allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, newspaper section or other assigned fields.
Novelist Plus Reading recommendations for fiction and nonfiction. View our tutorial!
Opposing Viewpoints Viewpoint (pro/con) articles, topic overviews, full-text magazine, academic journal, & newspaper articles on controversial topics.
PowerSearch Provides researchers with access to almost all the Gale content in your library's collection through a single search.
PressReader Over 6,000 newspapers and magazines from over 100 countries in 60+ languages. Browse the PressReader website or download the PressReader mobile app and choose "Libraries and Groups" to log in with your library card and PIN numbers. Access to this resource made possible by the Friends of the Chandler Public Library. View our tutorial!
Reference Solutions (formerly ReferenceUSA) A powerful online reference and research tool providing library cardholders instant, real-time access to accurate, in-depth information on U.S. businesses (59 million) and U.S. residents (310 milliion). Find new business opportunities, research executives and companies, find news articles, conduct job searches, research papers, locate addresses and phone numbers, conduct market research and much more.
Rocket Languages Learn a language online. Languages available: Spanish, Korean, Japanese, Italian, Hindi, German, French, Chinese, Arabic, American Sign Language, Inglés (English as a second language). View our tutorial!
Science Articles about science topics, biographies of scientists and resources for science projects.
Test and Career Prep (formerly Testing & Education Reference Center) From Peterson's, practice tests & courses in academic and vocational topics, career finder and more. View our tutorial!
Tumblebooks Children's interactive picture books online, many with animations. View our tutorial!
U.S. History Provides a complete overview of U.S. history that covers the most-studied events, issues and current information.
World History Integrates full-text periodicals, reference materials, primary source documents and more into a broad collection searchable history collection.