Library Databases

Explore library databases for your next research project, to help with schoolwork, learn a new language and more.

Databases include encyclopedias; newspaper, magazine and journal articles for research; facts and answers on topics ranging from business and health; reading recommendations; and test preparation. With just a few exceptions, all databases are accessible from home using your library card.


Books & Authors | Business | E-Books | Educators | Find a Job | En Espanol | Encyclopedia | Genealogy | Health | High School Equivalency (HiSet) | Homework | Local Links | Magazines | National Geographic | Newspapers | Practice Tests | Resumes & Job Interview Skills | Science | Telephone & Addresses


Automotive info from MasterFILE Premier
Tool to find automotive repair information, as well as, research your next automobile purchase.......


Great tool for finding your next read.....

What's Next
Provides a list of books in series. Searchable by author or title of series. Developed and maintained by Kent District Library in Kent County, Michigan.


Missouri Business Portal is Missouri's online door to success for entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses, industry and more. Topics covered include:

  • Starting a business
  • Growing a business
  • Managing a business
  • Training employees and developing workforces
  • Missouri business incentives
  • Financing a business



  • Ebsco eBooks
    Search and view full-text eBooks.

  • ebrary
    Ebrary is a collection of more than 20,000 online books or EBOOKS. Simply view from your PC at home or the library. No checkouts required. Any number of people may access any title at the same time! No special computer software is needed to use the collection. It is web browser friendly. The publications dates are current and the collection will continue to grow in 2011. The ebooks contain all the pictures, graphs, indexes, charts, illustrations and pictures of the original PLUS is content enriched with more links to additional information available on the internet.

  • Overdrive
    Download ebooks and eaudiobooks from the library website. Transfer the titles to your ereader or MP3 player. Get the app and access downloadables directly on your smartphone or tablet. These items check themselves in automatically; no overdue notices or fines.


Education Resources Information Center (ERIC)
Provides citations to education literature and resources. Geared for Educators.

Professional Development Collection
Includes full text for nearly 520 high quality educational journals.


Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos
(World Book in Spanish)


Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos
(World Book in Spanish)

World Book Online Encyclopedia
Interactive tools, information for science fair projects, a Biography Center, and 21st century research guides make this encyclopedia a great tool for homework.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
For students and adults alike, this encyclopedia indexes over 25,000 records, covering an array of topics. Full text for each entry is easily accessed by double clicking on the topic. This encyclopedia offers images, brief biographies and a variety of subject areas. The encyclopedia is updated annually.


Missouri is the web portal for information and online services provided by the Missouri Division of Workforce Development (DWD). As a division of the Department of Economic Development (DED), strives to enhance Missouri’s economy by:

  • Helping job seekers find gainful employment with family sustaining wages and
  • Providing businesses with a skilled, trained workforce to successfully compete in the global economy

Other Sources of Local Job Opening Listings:

Choosing a Career

Applying for Jobs

Searching for Jobs


Library Databases

Ancestry Library Edition (in library only)
Census records and indexes, vital, church, military, and many other types of records.


HeritageQuest Online
A great resource for census data, family records, local histories and Revolutionary War pension records.
(All census records for all states.)



Library Databases

Consumer Health Complete
Designed to support the information needs of patients, and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. Covers all areas of health and wellness including holistic medicine.




  • HiSET Test
    Instructions for registering, information for getting assistance online and in person, tools for preparing for the test.


  • Homework at the Library for Elementary Grades
    Discover how to use homework tools at the library right from your home computer!

  • Homework Tools for Junior High and High School Students
    Research materials, skill building tools, practice test, ebooks, and more.......






  • Academic Search Elite
    Provides core resource of scholarly information for academic institutions. Contains full text for more than 2,100 journals and over 1,700 peer-reviewed journals.

  • MasterFILE Premier
    Contains complete magazine articles, photos, flags and maps on a variety of topics including business, health, education, general science, and multicultual issues.

  • National Geographic
    Articles deal with interesting people, places, customs, activities and nature on a worldwide scale. Also covers National Geographic Society expeditions and discoveries.



  • Newspapers available in the library in print format


  • Learning Express Library
    An online resource for academic and employment test preparation. Includes the GED, ACT, SAT, Postal Worker, and Civil Service tests. The site also offers materials and courses to improve life, workplace and computer skills.


Science Reference Center

  • Great for science projects!!!! Contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, magazines and other sources. Topics covered include biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.



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