Databases

The Library purchases subscriptions to over 50 online resources to provide you with reliable information on a variety of topics.

Books & Reading | Classic Reference | Consumer Information | Downloadable/Audio | Homework Help/Test | How-To & DIY | Job Hunting/Careers | Just for Kids | Language Learning | Library Catalogs | Local History & Genealogy | Local Interest | Magazines/Newspaper Articles

By using these services, you may be subject to their individual Terms of Service. If you have any questions about this, please contact us at reference@urbanafree.org.

Featured

  • ConsumerReports.org - Ratings, reviews, buying advice
  • Creativebug - Creativebug is your go-to resource for high-quality, on-trend arts and crafts instructional videos.
  • Mango Languages - Mango is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages
  • Newspapers.com - World Collection (by Ancestry) - The largest online newspaper archive. 12,100+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s. Millions of additional pages added every month.
  • Oxford English Dictionary - The definitive record of the English language
  • Pronunciator - Offers fun and easy language-learning courses in 100 languages including American Sign Language.
  • Science Reference Center - Full-text for nearly 640 science reference works
  • The New York Times - News articles and more from one of America’s leading newspapers
     

 

Books & Reading

  • NoveList Plus - Fiction and nonfiction booklists, what to read next
  • NoveList K-8 Plus - Fiction and nonfiction booklists, what to read next, grades K-8

 

Classic Reference

  • EBSCO MasterFILE Premier - Full-text for nearly 1,700 periodicals, 1975-present
  • Explora - Provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books.
  • Explora Educator's Edition - Provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books, including teacher and student tools.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library - Over 200 full-text reference eBooks
  • LinkedIn Learning - Formerly known as Lynda.com. Over 6,000 online courses in business, technology, and creative skills.  Available on computer, tablet, or smartphone
  • Newsbank - A comprehensive news collection that is ideal for exploring issues and events at the local, regional, national and international levels
  • Science Reference Center - Full-text for nearly 640 science reference works

 

Consumer Information

  • ALLDATA Online - Car repair, diagnostics and repair, diagrams, technical service bulletins [in-library use only]
  • Auto Repair Source -  Car service and repair information including step-by-step repair information and diagrams.
  • ConsumerReports.org - Ratings, reviews, buying advice

 

Downloadable/Audio

 

Homework Help/Tests

  • Driving-tests.org - Free, state-specific DMV practice tests that are just like the real thing.
  • Early World of Learning - Early World of Learning is geared for emergent and beginning readers with Read-Aloud Books in English and in Spanish, Print and Do Activities, a wide variety of videos and easily navigable games that reinforce reading comprehension. Early World of Learning is iPad Optimized for a fun on the go app.
  • EBSCO MasterFILE Premier - Full-text for nearly 1,700 periodicals, 1975-present
  • Explora - Provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books.
  • Explora Educator's Edition - Provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books, including teacher and student tools.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library - Over 200 full-text reference eBooks
  • ProCitizen - English | Spanish - ProCitizen is an online course to prepare New Americans for the civics, reading, and writing parts of the USCIS Naturalization Test, and includes 100 instructional videos in both English & Spanish.
  • Science Reference Center - Full-text for nearly 640 science reference works
  • Testing & Education Reference Center with Career Module - Testing & Education Reference Center is a valuable online tool for standardized test preparation, researching undergraduate and graduate programs, finding tuition assistance, and exploring careers. Community members can even pursue new career paths with test prep assistance for career certification exams and gain advice on resumes, cover letters, interviewing, and networking.
  • World Book Kids - Kids features easy-to-read articles, thousands of images and videos as well as a wealth of engaging games, science projects, and activities.
  • World Book Student - Tailored for students in middle school, World Book Student includes all the articles from the print versions of the World Book Encyclopedia plus 10,000 biographies, learning resources, and research tools.

 

How-To & DIY

  • ALLDATA Online - Car repair, diagnostics and repair, diagrams, technical service bulletins [in-library use only]
  • Auto Repair Source -  Car service and repair information including step-by-step repair information and diagrams.
  • Creativebug - Creativebug is your go-to resource for high-quality, on-trend arts and crafts instructional videos.
  • LinkedIn Learning - Formerly known as Lynda.com. Over 6,000 online courses in business, technology, and creative skills.  Available on computer, tablet, or smartphone

 

Job Hunting/Careers

 

Just for Kids

  • NoveList K-8 Plus - Fiction and nonfiction booklists, what to read next, grades K-8
  • TumbleBooks - Animated, read-along, and audio books (picture, early reader and advance reader) in English, Spanish and French. Also included are National Geographic videos, puzzles and games in all three languages.
  • Early World of Learning - Early World of Learning is geared for emergent and beginning readers with Read-Aloud Books in English and in Spanish, Print and Do Activities, a wide variety of videos and easily navigable games that reinforce reading comprehension. Early World of Learning is iPad Optimized for a fun on the go app.
  • World Book Kids - Kids features easy-to-read articles, thousands of images and videos as well as a wealth of engaging games, science projects, and activities.
  • World Book Student - Tailored for students in middle school, World Book Student includes all the articles from the print versions of the World Book Encyclopedia plus 10,000 biographies, learning resources, and research tools.

 

Language Learning

  • Mango Languages - Mango is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages
  • Pronunciator - Offers fun and easy language-learning courses in 100 languages including American Sign Language.

 

Library Catalogs

 

Local History & Genealogy

 

Local Interest

 

Magazine/Newspaper Articles

 

By using these services, you may be subject to their individual Terms of Service. If you have any questions about this, please contact us at reference@urbanafree.org.