Ebooks, Eaudiobooks and Emagazines

Audible Free Audiobook Collection – Audible has created a new temporary collection of FREE audiobooks for ALL ages available through their website. Includes some material in world languages.

Cloud Library – Borrow ebooks and audiobooks with the Cloud Library. The app is available in the Apple App Store, Google Play, NOOK Storefront, Kindle Fire and the items can also be viewed/listened to on a PC or Mac. The app is easily accessible from many devices.

Consumer Reports – Consumer Reports is a nonprofit organization providing unbiased product ratings and reviews. They put over 5000 products through rigorous testing each year. Lookup product reviews and ratings on this site.  Full text from 2012-2020.  Click here for reviews and articles from 1985 – 2020.

Freading – Borrow ebooks, including the Lonely Planet Travel Guides and SparkNotes. They also have the I Can Read Series for children. The app is available in the Apple App Store, Google Play, and the Getjar app store.

Points of  View Reference Center – A full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database provides 200 topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument) and counterpoint (opposing argument).

RB Digital Magazines and Comics – Borrow emagazines and ecomic books. Over 3,000 magazines (including world language) and over 1,500 comic books are available for immediate viewing. There are also over 180 classic ebooks like Moby Dick and Little Women available through this app. The app is available in the Apple App Store, Google Play and KindleFire and the materials can also be viewed on a PC or Mac.

Tumblebooks – Read Story Books, Read Alongs, Ebooks, Graphic Novels and Nonfiction ebooks for children. The app is available on Google Play and the Apple App Store.

Business Resources

Business Source Elite – This business database provides full text for over 1,000 business publications. The collection of titles provides information dating back to 1985. More than 10,100 substantial company profiles from Datamonitor are also included. This database is updated on a daily basis via EBSCOhost.

Gale Business: Plan Builder – A step-by-step online planning tool for starting, managing and optimizing a business or nonprofit. The program’s intuitive dashboard walks users through five areas of exploration to develop a business plan focused on long-term success.

Reference Solutions – It is the premier source of business and residential information for reference and research. Reference Solutions offers the most up-to-date data available in the market. In fact, their business and consumer databases are continuously updated from more than 5,000 public sources.

  • Find jobs by job skills, location, and industry
  • Find business opportunities
  • Locate companies nationwide
  • Research business executives
  • View historical market trends
  • Track down addresses and phone numbers
  • Discover news articles for research

Small Business Reference Center – A comprehensive resource for small business owners and those interested in starting a business, offering full-text periodicals and reports, sample business plans, U.S. tax forms, videos and reference books. It supports small business owners in all relevant areas from planning, financing and managing a business to exit strategies. Users also have the ability to search within specific ‘Business Topics’ and ‘Business Types’ relevant to their needs.

Genealogy

HeritageQuest – Discover your family history.

Job Search 

Computer Skills Center – Tutorials on various computer software and computer basics.

Job and Career Accelerator – Create resumes and cover letters, learn interviewing techniques, and prepare for related exams. Access millions of job listings. Computer Classes offered under Other Sources tab.

Reference Solutions –  Find jobs by job skills, location, and industry.

Language Learning

Rosetta Stone – Learn a language

Legal Resource

Legal Information Reference Center – An online database designed to assist the general public in legal matters of all kinds. It includes exclusive full text for many top consumer legal reference books, as well as thousands of legal forms.

Reader’s Advisory/Literary

Literary Reference Center – Literary Reference Center is a comprehensive database that provides users with a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes.

Novelist – A comprehensive readers’ advisory solution for fiction lovers. With an intuitive interface and extensive proprietary content, NoveList answers the question: What should I read next?

Novelist K – 8 – A solution for integrating fiction across the curriculum. With a fun and intuitive interface, and extensive proprietary content, NoveList K-8 will be the resource you and your young readers turn to when looking for the next book to read.

Research 

Academic Search Premier – Contains indexing for 8,025 publications and marketing, with full text for more than 4,500 of those titles.

ERIC – The Educational Resource Information Center (ERIC), is a national information system supported by the U.S. Department of Education, the National Library of Education, and the Office of Educational Research and Improvement. It provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index.

GreenFILE – Offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and local/national governments, and what can be done at each level to minimize these effects.

Image Collection – Consists of more than 1 million total images in these categories, broken down as follows:

  • Photographs
  • Images from Canadian Press, Getty Images, and UPI
  • Maps from Antenna Audio
  • Photographs from public domain sources

The images consist of a wide array of photos and maps, with an emphasis on world news and events. Other areas        of coverage include contemporary and historical photos of people, places, and the natural kingdom.

LISTA – Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) indexes more than 560 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and nearly 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.

Masterfile Elite – Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for more than 1,050 general reference publications with coverage dating as far back as 1984. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Elite also includes 52 full text reference books and an Image Collection of over 502,000 photos, maps and flags.

Middle Search Plus – Contains full text for more than 150 popular, middle school magazines. In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for nearly 200 magazines. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies, historical essays and student pamphlets.

Military & Government Collection – Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government, this database offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals, and other content pertinent to the increasing needs of those sites. It provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals and indexing and abstracts for more than 400 titles.

Points of View Reference Center – A full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database provides 200 topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument) and counterpoint (opposing argument).

Primary Search – Designed specifically for elementary school libraries and public library children’s rooms, contains full text for more than 60 popular, elementary school magazines. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles)

Referencia Latina – A comprehensive Spanish-language database, offers content from a variety of sources including 49,000 encyclopedia entries.

Regional Business News – This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. It incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. This database is updated on a daily basis.

Teacher Reference Center – Provides indexing and abstracts for hundreds of periodicals. In addition, 96% of journals indexed in TRC are peer-reviewed. Topics include: Assessment, Best Practices, Continuing Education, Current Pedagogical Research, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Higher Education, Instructional Media, Language Arts, Literacy Standards, School Administration, Science & Mathematics, and Teacher Education.

Test Prep

Mometrix – Test Prep for over 1,000 Standardized Tests.