Research


If you’re looking for current, reliable information from a wide variety of resources, including research in specialized subject areas, then try using these Library databases.

A database is an indexed collection of articles and data from sources that include encyclopedias, newspapers, professional & trade journals, popular magazines, and specialty publications. Each one offers a different set of titles, features, and date range of publication. Some articles are provided in full-text, along with images such as photographs or tables; in some cases only a citation is provided.

Research

Article Databases

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.

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.

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.

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.

Encyclopedias

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

  Ebooks

Ebsco E-books Non-fiction- Middle School
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.

Ebsco E-books Non-fiction – High School
Book Collection Nonfiction: High School Edition is a rich research database for school and public libraries. It contains informative abstracts and searchable full text for more than 2,440 popular nonfiction books. The database includes high interest titles on careers, health, ethnicity, disabilities, technology, biographies, music, science, history, civics and more.

    Tutorial Materials

Learning Express Library - School Center
Beginning with 4th grade math and language skills, moving through middle school math, English, and social studies, Learning Express 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.

  Other

Driving-tests.org
Free DMV permit practice tests for all states including Missouri.

Resource Descriptions

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

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.

EbscoHost
Searchable database of articles from a wide variety of popular and scholarly magazines. Some of the articles provide full-text.

GFCLearnFree.org 
Provides access to 125 tutorials, including 1,100 lessons, videos and interactives. From learning various Microsoft office products to lessons in math, English as a second language, money management and more, GFCLearnFree.org allows people to learn at their own page.

Glass Door
Company information, job interview suggestions and job listings.

HeritageQuest
Includes federal census records, slave holder records, city directories, death records and more.

Learning Express Library
Career Center and High School Equivalency Center
Free access to study guides, practice tests and information for over 29 career and occupational fields, WorkKeys workplace tests, HiSET, TASC, GED, citizenship tests and more. Includes tutorials on interviewing, resume building, and general workplace skills. Also includes study guides and practice test for a multitude of U.S. Military tests.

College Center and College Prep Center
Free access to ACT, SAT, AP exams, PSAT/NMSQT, TOEFL iBT, THEA, GRE, PSAT, GMAT, MAT, MCAT, PCAT study guides and practice tests, as well as math, reading, grammar, science skills reviews and more.

MEDLINE
Access via EbschoHost.  MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Thousands of citation with some of the articles providing full-text.

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.

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.

Rome Group
Local listing of open non-profit jobs in the Greater St. Louis area.

Science Reference
Access via EbscoHost. This research database provides access to a multitude of science-based full-text articles including scientific books, science encyclopedias and periodicals.

Typing Practice
Practice your typing skills to improve job readiness.