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 In-library use only. Genealogy research. Find your family in a variety of records, including census, birth, marriage, & death. 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.
Career Transitions Provides hands-on guidance and access to job search activities.
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!
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!
Freegal Free music downloads from the Sony Music catalog with your library card (limit 5 songs per week). View our tutorial!
Gale Genealogy Connect Features a wide range of comprehensive references and is powered by authoritative information from Genealogical.com.
Gale Legal Forms Provides convenient, authoritative means for understanding common legal procedures through access to “attorney forms”. 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.
HeritageQuest Online Genealogy research from historical records, including information from the Freedman's Bank and Revolutionary War Era Pension & Bounty-land Warrant Application Files. More info
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.
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!
Kids InfoBits A content-rich, authoritative, easy-to-use resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics.
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!
Literature Resource Center Provides access to biographies, bibliographies and critical analysis of authors from every age and literary discipline. Title list
lyndaLibrary Learn what you want whenever you want with Lynda.com's online video tutorials and training courses. Courses cover a broad range of topics, including Microsoft Office products and job-searching tips. View our tutorial!
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!
Novelist Plus Reading recommendations for fiction and nonfiction. View our tutorial!
Opposing Viewpoints in Context 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.
PowerSpeak Languages A language learning software, including Spanish, French, German, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, ESL for Spanish speakers, and ESL for Mandarin Speakers.
ReferenceUSA Business directories useful for marketing, sales planning, and researching vendors or competitors. Also contains residential phone/address directories, including criss-cross. View our tutorial!
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 in Context Articles about science topics, biographies of scientists and resources for science projects.
Student Resources in Context Provides holistic topic perspectives from core subjects fro Science to Literature to History by integrating a multitude of content, including reference articles, periodical & newspaper articles, primary sources, videos, charts, graphs, and more.
Testing and Education Reference Center Over 100 practice tests & courses. View our tutorial!
Tumblebooks Children's interactive picture books online, many with animations. View our tutorial!
U.S. History in Context Provides a complete overview of U.S. history that covers the most-studied events, issues and current information.
World History in Context Integrates full-text periodicals, reference materials, primary source documents and more into a broad collection searchable history collection.