Online Resources

On Line Resources


HeritageQuest® Online

HeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids.

18th Century or 20th Century. European or Native American. Farm or Factory. East Coast or West Coast. Where does your American past begin?
Discover the amazing history of you with HeritageQuest Online. It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past.

Finding Missouri: Our history and heritage

“This video series, for students and teachers in Missouri’s elementary and secondary schools, was funded by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and the Historical Preservation Section of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Each of the 18 digitized videos focuses on a single topic and lasts approximately 10-15 minutes.”

Gale Group Databases

Gale®, part of Cengage Learning, is a world leader in e-research and educational publishing for libraries, schools and businesses. Best known for its accurate and authoritative reference content as well as its intelligent organization of full-text magazine and newspaper articles, the company creates and maintains more than 600 databases that are published online, in print, as eBooks and in microform.

Discovering Collection
Thousands of overview essays, critical analyses, biographies, primary sources, creative works and multimedia elements make it easy for students to research papers and class assignments in five core subject areas: history, literature, biography, science and social studies.

Academic OneFile
A source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world’s leading journals and reference sources. With extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects. Includes over 7,300 peer-reviewed journals, more than 5,000 journals in full-text and access to major Gale reference sets.

General OneFile
Comprehensive general interest resource providing periodical and news information. Also includes Fodor travel guides, NPR programs and more than 20 reference sets on a wide range of topics.

Business & Company Resource Center
Source for business, company and industry information. Locate company profiles, periodical articles, financial data, market research as well as up-to-date stock and financial information.

Small Business Resource Center
Covers areas of starting and operating a business including financing, management, marketing, human resources and franchising. Also includes business journals and a wide selection of sample business plans crated by real-life entrepreneurs.

Health & Wellness Resource Center with Alternative Health
Specialized reference tool that offers a vast collection of medical information to academic, medical and public libraries. Offers hundreds of health/medical journals, newsletters and thousands of pamphlets and hundreds of streaming videos from medical experts. Provides access to many encyclopedias including Clinical Reference Systems, PDR guides, Medical and Health Information Directory, Gale Encyclopedia of Childhood & Adolescence and much more. Includes Alternative Health module which provides a rich collection of books, journals, magazines on alternative and complimentary therapies.

Health Reference Center Academic
Integrates the full text of respected nursing, allied health and medical journals; consumer health magazines; newsletters topical overviews; and reference books. It offers more than 2,000 full-text sources and hundreds of videos demonstrating medical procedures and live surgeries.

InfoTrac Student Edition
Specifically designed for secondary school students, this database provides age-appropriate and reliable content from magazines, newspapers and reference books to meet student’s curriculum needs. Over 1,000 full-text titles, thousands of newspaper articles, hundreds of maps and images and full text content from 14 reference books including Columbia Encyclopedia, Encyclopedia of American Facts and Dates and many others. Also search by Lexile reading levels.

InfoTrac Junior Edition
Designed for junior high and middle school students, provides access to 300 full-text general interest magazines, thousands of newspaper articles, more than 300 maps and reference books including the Columbia Encyclopedia and World Almanac and Book of Facts and much more. Also search by Lexile reading level.

Kids InfoBits
Designed for students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. It features a developmentally appropriate and visual graphic interface, a subject-based topic tree search and full-text, age appropriate, curriculum related magazine and reference content.

InfoTrac Custom Newspapers
Coverage of more than 150 cover-to-cover titles and selected full-text news and business coverage from another 280 sources. Search by title, headline, date, newspaper section or other fields.

Created exclusively for Spanish-speaking users, this reference tool provides full-text of popular Hispanic magazines – not just translations.

Annenberg Media

Annenberg Media provides access to professional development materials for educators. The resources are free, and include video-on-demand, live streaming video events, and other materials available for purchase. The site also provides access to the Annenberg Channel, a free satellite channel for schools, libraries, colleges, universities, and other public access channels.r />

Learning Express Library

Learning Express Library is designed to help people succeed on the tests they must pass to gain citizenship, improve their testing skills or to further their education or career. Over 300 online academic and licensing practice tests including SAT, ACT, GRE, LSAT, Advanced Placement, civil service, military, real estate, law enforcement, citizenship, TOEFL, ESL and basic skills for elementary, middle and high school skills improvement and much more. Test preparation materials span ages from elementary through adult. This testing resource also provides instant scoring and customized feedback.


“NewsBank provides the full text of news features, special interest stories, editorials, daily columns, letters to the editor, sports reports, death notices, obituaries and more from Missouri publications Kansas City Star, St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Springfield News-Leader. A broad spectrum of nationwide newspapers are also available: Chicago Tribune, New York Post, Wichita Eagle, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Des Moines Register, Louisville Courier Journal, Tulsa World and Christian Science Monitor.”

National Library of Medicine Databases and Electronic Resources

The National Library of Medicine (NLM), on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, is the world’s largest medical library. The Library collects materials and provides information and research services in all areas of biomedicine and health care.

Virtually Missouri

“Access to a wide variety of digitized collections from Missouri libraries, archives, historical societies and museums.”