All Library Databases
Access via EbscoHost to hundreds of health-related magazine articles and resources.
Searchable access to Consumer Reports articles via the EbscoHost database.
DigitalLearn.org is a collection of self-directed tutorials for end-users to increase their digital literacy. Modules are video-based with narration, 6 to 22 minutes long, written in plain language. The modules help learners practice basic skills like using a mouse, creating an email address, navigating a website and more. Once learners have practiced the basics, they can move on to more specific topics to help them apply for a job, be productive, connect with friends and family, and to stay safe online. Intermediate courses include searching online for quality health information, using Microsoft Word, applying for jobs and much more!
Searchable database of articles on a wide variety of popular and scholarly magazines. Some of the articles are full-text.
Graphics rich searching with topical access designed specifically for elementary school students. Information is pulled from the EbscoHost databases.
Graphics rich searching with topical access designed specifically for middle school students. Information is pulled from the EbscoHost databases.
Graphics rich searching with topical access designed specifically for high school students. Information is pulled from the EbscoHost databases.
FirstSearch searches the world’s largest library catalog, WorldCat. FirstSearch navigates through WorldCat’s 451 million bibliographic records in order to help find the books music and dvds you are looking for.
This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.
From Microsoft Office and email, to reading, math, and more—GCFLearnFree.org offers more than 200 topics, including more than 7,000 lessons, more than 1,000 videos, and more than 50 interactives and games, completely free. Other topics covered are personal finance, navigating social media, English as a Second Language, and career planning.
This database provides access to a multitude of genealogical research resources. Users can access research guides, US and Canadian census data, city directories, Indian Census Rolls, U.S. Freedman’s Bank Records 1861 – 1875, as well as Revolutionary and Civil War records and much, much more.
Free access to study guides, practice tests and information for over 29 careers and occupational fields, including WorkKeys workplace tests. Occupational tests for nursing, allied health, real estate, social work, firefighter, EMS and more are included along with military tests including ASVAB, SIFT, AFOQT, ASTB and Officers Candidate School.
Free access to ACT, SAT, AP exams, PSAT/NMSQT, TOEFL iBT, IELTS study guides and practice tests, including Admissions Essay guidance.
Free access to college-level skills reviews in Math (Basic math, algebra, calculus, trigonometry and more), Reading (comprehension and vocabulary), Grammar & Writing , Science. Graduate School Exams (GRE, PSAT, SMAT, MAT, MCAT, PCAT), as well as College Placement Exams (ACCUPLACER, ASSET, PERT, THEA, TSI and CLEP).
These computer skills courses range from Getting Started with Computers to lessons on the Internet, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and many more programs (including Illustrator and PhotoShop). Courses run from 23 minutes long (Communicating with E-mail and Instant Messaging) to over 6 hours (Adobe Photoshop CS6 Basic) with each courses broken into chapters which can be rewatched or skipped, as needed.
Build your skills in reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary and spelling with guided practice, then prepare for all sections of the GED, HiSet and TASC through more study guides and practice tests. GED materials are, also, available in Spanish.
This database has detailed tutorials on a very wide range of subjects. Beginning with 4th
grade math and language skills, moving through middle school math, English, and social studies, Learning Express, also, offers high school lessons in those same areas plus logic and science. Also included are practice tests for the COOP, HSPT, SHSAT, SSAT, and ISEE high school entrance exams.
Book Collection Nonfiction: Middle School Edition
is a rich research database for school and public libraries. It contains informative abstracts and searchable full text for more than 3,100 popular nonfiction books. The database includes high interest titles on careers, health, ethnicity, disabilities, technology, biographies, history, science, women, civics and more.
MEDLINE is the U.S. National Library of Medicine® (NLM) premier bibliographic database that contains more than 25 million references to journal articles in life sciences with a concentration on biomedicine. A distinctive feature of MEDLINE is that the records are indexed with NLM Medical Subject Headings (MeSH®).
MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health’s Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.
Middle Search Plus
provides full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. Middle Search Plus
also contains 84,774 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and a School Image Collection of photos, maps and flags.
More than 9 million records chronicling the history of Missouri residents including civil war records, birth and death records, as well as census data, photographs, newspaper clippings and articles.
Search the book, music, and video collections of all 9 MLC libraries or narrow it down to just the Richmond Heights Library. The search includes both physical items as well as Overdrive and Hoopla digital collections.
MOLearns is a perfect solution for students who would like to reach their goal of earning a high school equivalence (HSE) but can’t regularly make it to traditional classes. Although all official testing must be done in an onsite classroom, you can do the rest of your studying on your computer according to your own schedule – day or night! This program is free and is sponsored by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 (U.S.) & international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for 389 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full text television & radio news transcripts are also provided.
Not sure what to read next? This is the place to start. NoveList Plus is a comprehensive readers’ advisory resource that covers both fiction and non-fiction (for all age ranges). Have an author you particularly like? This resource will lead you to read-alike authors and will give you insight into how those authors are alike. There are also Reading Lists on particular topics, Genre Guides, articles and reviews. You’ll never be without a good book to read again.
PubMed comprises more than 30 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
Science Reference Center is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content. This database contains full text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, etc. 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.
TOXNET® (TOXicology Data NETwork) is a group of databases covering chemicals and drugs, diseases and the environment, environmental health, occupational safety and health, poisoning, risk assessment and regulations, and toxicology. It is managed by the Toxicology and Environmental Health Information Program (TEHIP) in the Division of Specialized Information Services (SIS) of the National Library of Medicine (NLM). A mobile version of TOXNET is available.
Use TOXNET to find:
Specific chemicals, mixtures, and products
Chemicals that may be associated with a disease, condition or symptom
Chemicals associated with consumer products, occupations, hobbies, and more
Special toxic effects of chemicals in humans and/or animals
Citations from the scientific literature