Children's Reading and Reference:

Tumblebooks
Fun with Books, Reading and Games
 
World Book Encyclopedia
thousands of articles, maps, pictures, sounds, and video that are delivered to you over the web. World Book's reference resources are supported by Behind the Headlines articles, Calendar-based features, and the Learning Zone of extra teacher- and student-related resources.



General Reference Subscription Databases:

FirstSearch
Online access to a growing list of popular, up-to-date databases. FirstSearch contains references to items such as: Books, sound recordings, videocassettes, musical scores, archives, manuscripts, computer files, maps, audiovisuals, and other sources for Journal and magazine articles, Facts and statistics, Dissertations and conference proceedings.



Newsbank

Archives from the Collinsville Herald, St. Louis Post Dispatch, Chicago Sun-Times and Tribune and over 3,000 other newspapers from around the United States plus America's News Magazines from NewsBank provide full-text articles in one easy-to-search database.


Gale Online Reference Library
Online reference library that contains online periodicals, newspapers and general reference.

Thompson Gale Reference Library
Online e-reference library that covers subject areas from the Arts to the Social Sciences with over 300 online reference books. 


Encyclopedia Britannica

educational resources in a student-friendly and engaging site designed especially for teachers and elementary, middle, and high school students.

World Book Encyclopedia

thousands of articles, maps, pictures, sounds, and video that are delivered to you over the web. World Book's reference resources are supported by Behind the Headlines articles, Calendar-based features, and the Learning Zone of extra teacher- and student-related resources.  

Genealogy Database:

Heritage Quest
Research materials for tracing family history and American culture. Beginning or professional genealogists can now use this powerful online library, with original page images for all documents, from the convenience of their home or at the library. Indexes and original page images mean no additional trips, inter-library loan requests or work by researchers or staff.

Downloadable Ebooks and Audiobooks:

Log in using your Library Card Number
Downloadable Audiobooks to your own MP3 player and Electronic Book (E-Books) Collection over 8,000 online e-books and audiobooks available for checkout and use.

Other Various Specialized Databases:

Book Browse Reader's Advisory
an electronic reader's advisory resource which assists fiction readers in finding new authors and titles.

World Atlas
Statistics, Data, Maps and more for a current view of the world.

Science Online
All types of Science topics are covered plus experiments, diagrams, biographies, timelines and videos.

Bloom’s Literary Reference Online
Read about the lives of world famous writers; Study the great works of world literature from novels, short stories, poems and plays to important works of nonfiction; Access a chronology of events in world literature; and Browse the entries of literary criticism on topics and themes.



Chilton Library Online
ChiltonLibrary provides exclusive photographs, diagnostics designed by instructors, step-by-step repair procedures, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for automobiles and light trucks in one easy-to-use web site.

Testing and Education Center
College Search, Graduate Search, Specialty & Career Program Search and Test Preparation

Legal Forms
Forms available on Thomson Gale LegalForms include forms drafted by attorneys for a particular legal matter, forms from public records and participating companies and attorneys. "Official" forms for many states are also included.

Price It! Antiques and Collectibles

Online Auction includes eBay.com and GoAntiques Live Auctions results
Online Retail includes Goantiques.com and TIAS
Auction House data is from select Auction Houses

In Library Use Only Databases:
Due to restrictions given to us by these companies, we cannot provide these databases outside of our building. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.

Consumer Reports
Ratings and information accumulated by the foremost Consumer Adovocate known.
In Library Use Only - Available in the Collinsville Library or Fairmont City Media Centers

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