All Library Databases

All Library Databases

Books & Reading

Click here to search FirstSearch. 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.
Click here to access. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations. Their mission is to help people find and share books they love. This is a great resource to interact with other readers, search for books you might be interested in, and find information about your favorite authors.
Click here to search the MLC collection. 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.
Click here to use Novelist Plus. NoveList Plus is a comprehensive readers' advisory resource. In addition to the fiction database that NoveList has offered, NoveList Plus adds nonfiction to provide a complete solution for your readers. With NoveList Plus, you can find titles, articles, and lists for both your fiction and nonfiction needs.
Click here to access Overdrive. The MLC OverDrive digital library is a custom digital collection of ebooks, audiobooks, that is available for use 24/7. The collection provides access to over 16,000 e-book titles and over 4,000 audiobook titles. While Overdrive is primarily a collection of popular materials (bestsellers, recent releases), there are classics, as well. Users can browse the digital offerings, borrow titles, and enjoy them in many different ways: through the Libby app or the OverDrive app for your computer, tablet or smartphone, on ereaders or MP3 players, or on Kindle devices and reading apps.
Click here to access Hoopla.Access to over 650,000 items across all categories. Contains a very broad collection of titles and subjects, including current films, TV shows and music. Video can be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the HooplaDigital app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku.
Click here to access Ebsco E-books. Access to a wide variety of both fiction and non-fiction ebooks including topics ranging from self-help to crafting to world history. Must be accessed directly from the Ebsco link above.
Click here to access RBDigital Magazines. Access to downloadable copies of popular magazines titles with features allowing you to keep magazines and be alerted when new copies are available.  RBdigital, also, provides access to a wide range of classic audiobooks. Download the RBdigital app for your tablet or smartphone including Android, iOS and Kindle Fire or access the website from our webpage.

Business

Click here to access. Business and Residential phone numbers, addresses, company information and more. Includes reverse phone number lookup. Business information can be downloaded into Excel files.

College Entrance Exams and Subject Study Guides

Click here to access. Free access to ACT, SAT, AP exams, PSAT/NMSQT, TOEFL iBT, IELTS study guides and practice tests, including Admissions Essay guidance.
Click here to access. 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).

Consumer Information

Click here to access. Searchable access to Consumer Reports articles via the EbscoHost database.

Employment & Career Development

Click here to access. Free access to study guides, practice tests and information for over 29 career and occupational fields, as well as 6 Military training tests. It, also, includes tutorials on interviewing, resume building, writing skills and other general workplace skills.
Click here to access. Not sure how to get started with your job search? Whether you're looking for a new career, are ready to start your first job, or have lost your job, Missouri Jobs Center offer products and services to you at no cost. With links to jobs, workshops, training options and more, this is a really great resource for anyone looking for a job in Missouri.
Click here to access. Get help building your skills in Reading, Writing, Math and Spelling to help you prepare for the HiSET, GED and TASC tests. With practice tests and e-books covering all three tests, you will be well prepared.
Click here to access. 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!

Genealogy

Click here to access. More than 9 million records chronicling the history of Missouri residents including civil war records, birth and death records, as well as census data. Also includes photographs, transcripts, books, newspaper articles and more having to do with the history of Missouri and her people.
Click here to access. Included federal census records, slave holder records, city directories, death records and more.

General Topics

Click here to access. Searchable database of articles on a wide variety of popular and scholarly magazines. Some of the articles are full-text.
Click here to access. This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

Health & Wellness

Click here to access. Access via EbscoHost to hundreds of health-related magazine articles and resources.
Click here to access. 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.
Click here to access. 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.
Click here to access. 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®).
Click here to access. 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 Chemical nomenclature 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

Newspapers

Click here to access. 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.

Science

Click here to access. This research database provides access to a multitude of science -based full-text articles including scientific books, science encyclopedias and periodicals.

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Consumer Health Complete

Access via EbscoHost to hundreds of health-related magazine articles and resources.

Consumer Reports

Searchable access to Consumer Reports articles via the EbscoHost database.

Digital Learn

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!

EbscoHost

Searchable database of articles on a wide variety of popular and scholarly magazines. Some of the articles are full-text.

Explora – Elementary

Graphics rich searching with topical access designed specifically for elementary school students. Information is pulled from the EbscoHost databases.

Explora – Middle School

Graphics rich searching with topical access designed specifically for middle school students. Information is pulled from the EbscoHost databases.

Explora – High School

Graphics rich searching with topical access designed specifically for high school students. Information is pulled from the EbscoHost databases.

FirstSearch

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.

Funk & Wagnall's World Encyclopedia

This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

GFC Learn Computer Skills

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.

HeritageQuest

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.

Learning Express Library - Career Center

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.

Learning Express College Admissions Test Center

Free access to ACT, SAT, AP exams, PSAT/NMSQT, TOEFL iBT, IELTS study guides and practice tests, including Admissions Essay guidance.

Learning Express College Skills Reviews, College Placement Test and Graduate School Exams

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).

Learning Express Computer Skills Courses

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.

Learning Express Library - High School Equivalency Online Preparation Class

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.

Learning Express – School Center

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.

MAS Ultra School Edition

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

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

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 School Search Plus

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.

Missouri Digital Heritage Collection

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.

MLC Library Catalog

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 High School Equivalency Class

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

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.

Novelist Plus

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

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

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.

Toxline

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 Chemical nomenclature 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