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Arts, Film, & Music

 

  • Career and Technical Education: The Arts **- Search vocational and technical periodicals covering all aspects of the Vo/Tech curriculum.
  • Ethnic NewsWatch **- Full-text subscription database containing newspapers, magazines, journals, and newsletters of the ethnic, minority, and native press. Designed to provide the other side of the story, ENW titles offer additional viewpoints from those proffered by the mainstream press.
  • Research Library **- ProQuest Research Library is a truly multidisciplinary resource featuring a diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and other timely sources across the top 150 subject areas.

Automotive

 

  • Chilton Library - Online automotive repair guides
  • Kelley Blue Book - Free commercial website offering car reviews and car values
  • NADA Guides - Free commercial website offering values for cars, classic cars, boats, RVs, motorcycles, and manufactured homes

 Books and Book Reviews

  • America's News from Newsbank - Includes full text access to archives of America's News which includes many Arkansas newspapers such as the Arkansas Democrat Gazette (1/3/1994 to present) and the Searcy Daily Citizen (8/24/2003 to present)
  • AR Bookfinder--Accelerated Reader Book Index to find a book's reading level and point value
  • Bartleby.com - Free commercial website that is great for finding familiar quotations
  • FantasticFiction.com - Free commerical website that is great for finding series lists of popular authors
  • New York Times Bestseller Lists - Free commericial website providing current and past lists of bestsellers as published in the New York Times
  • NoveList Plus - Professional reader's advisory database for all reading levels--fiction and informational
  • WorldCat.org -  Search library catalogs worldwide

Business

  • ABI/INFORM Complete **- Search a complete database comprising full-text business periodicals and news sources from ABI/INFORM Global, Dateline, and Trade & Industry. This combination of products, covering different aspects of business information, covers scholarly research, businesses traditions and trends, corporate strategies, management techniques, and competitive and product information.
  • Accounting & Tax **- Comprehensive coverage of key scholarly and industry publications and newspapers. National and international in scope, key publications focus on accounting policies and standards, state and national tax legislation, corporate and individual taxation, compensation and pension plans, and corporate financial management, as well as profiles of accounting firms, CPAs, and management consulting firms. Coverage: 1905 – current
  • Asian Business **- Find the latest business and financial news from the Eastern Hemisphere. Covers Asian business and financial information from key international publications including Far Eastern Economic Review, Asiaweek, and many more.
  • Banking Information Source **- This database enables you to search essential banking industry publications for information about the financial services industry, banking and industry trends.  Coverage: 1971 - current 
  • Career and Technical Education: Business **- Search vocational and technical periodicals covering all aspects of the Vo/Tech curriculum.
  • CBCA: Canadian Business & Current Affairs Complete **- This database, with 600 full text titles, is the most comprehensive Canadian reference collection available today. Accessible to readers and researchers at every level, CBCA Complete features a highly-respected, diversified mix of publications, including scholarly journals, trade publications, dissertations, books, newspapers and magazines.
  • Entrepreneurship **- Allows researchers to easily find answers to their questions regardless of their research experience. The interface for ProQuest Entrepreneurship was designed for entrepreneurs wanting quick access to the latest information on business topics, quick links to the most highly sought information, and recommendations from experts in Editor's Picks.
  • European Business **- Contains the latest European business and financial information. Includes quality resources such as The Economist, Fortune and European Business Journal. Coverage: 1971 - current
  • Hoover's Company Profiles **- Contains proprietary information about more than 40,000 public and non-public companies and 225,000 key executives. Hoover's, widely recognized as a leader in company data, delivers in depth industry analyses, information on a company's location, summary financials, top competitors, top officers and more 
  • Ox Research **- Provides succinct analytical articles covering world and regional economic and political developments of major significance. It evaluates issues and events within a coherent political, social and economic framework. Additionally, it contains objective, multi-disciplinary articles compiled by an extensive international network of over 1,000 faculty members at Oxford and other leading universities around the world, as well as think-tanks and institutes of international standing.  Coverage: 1986 - current 
  • Research Library **- Multidisciplinary resource featuring a diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and other timely sources across the top 150 subject areas.
  • ReferenceUSA - Includes directory listings for over 44 million businesses and 271 million consumers. Search for jobs, find doctors, create marketing and small business plans, locate specific people and more. 
  • Snapshots **- Offers top-line international market research overviews focusing on 40+ industries in more than 40 countries worldwide, including regional summaries. It provides market size, share, forecasts and segments.
  • Thomas Register of American Manufacturers - Profiles of over 650,000 distributors, manufacturers and service companies within 67,000-plus industrial categories (free commercial website)

 Culture and Geography

  • CultureGrams World Edition **- Cultural information on the countries of the world. Delivers an insider's perspective on daily life and culture, including the history, customs, and lifestyles of the world's people.
  • CultureGrams State Edition  **- Features colorful, easy to-read reports oriented to young users that describe the diversity and history of each U.S. state and the District of Columbia.  Each report includes maps, flags, and symbols, as well as sections on history, economy, geography, population, Native Americans, and recipes.
  • CultureGrams Kids **- Teaches upper-elementary- and middleschool-age children more about the world around them. Each report contains images, historical timelines, and fun facts, along with sections on history, population, “life as a kid,” games and sports, education, and more.
  • CultureGrams Provinces **- Features colorful, easy to- read reports oriented to young users that describe the diversity and history of all 13 provinces of Canada. Each report includes maps, flags, and symbols, as well as sections on history, economy, geography, population, Native Americans, and recipes.

 Directories

  • ReferenceUSA - Includes directory listings for over 44 million businesses and 271 million consumers. Search for jobs, find doctors, create marketing and small business plans, locate specific people and more. 

Driver's Education

  • Driver's Education Program -Includes practice tests (theory part) for the Arkansas car, motorcyle, and commercial driver's license (CDL)

 Encyclopedias


 Genealogy and Local History

  • African American Heritage **- Digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research.
  • America's News from Newsbank - Includes full text access to archives of America's News which includes many Arkansas newspapers such as the Arkansas Democrat Gazette (1/3/1994 to present) and the Searcy Daily Citizen (8/24/2003 to present)
  • Ancestry.com-Library Edition Available for use only while at the library
  • Arkansas History Commission - Provides indexes to the collection and information about visiting and doing research at the commission. Copies of some documents may be ordered online.
  • The Butler Center - Website of the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies in Little Rock which is home to more than 10 million documents and photographs on Arkansas history available for public use. Provides limited online access to some of these documents and a searchable catalog of most other resources in the collection.
  • HeritageQuest  **- Combines digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records with the digitized version of the popular ProQuest Genealogy & Local History collection and other valuable content.
  • WhiteCounty.us - Website of the White County Historical Society containing information about White County history including the census of most White County cemeteries

 General Reference

  • America's News from Newsbank - Includes full text access to archives of America's News which includes many Arkansas newspapers such as the Arkansas Democrat Gazette (1/3/1994 to present) and the Searcy Daily Citizen (8/24/2003 to present)
  • ProQuest Central **- Multidisciplinary database with more than 20,000 titles with full-text representing over 85 percent of the content. It serves as the central resource for researchers at all levels in all markets. Over 160 subjects areas are covered extensively in this product including business and economics, health and medical, news and world affairs, technology, social sciences and more.
  • Research Library **- Multidisciplinary resource featuring a diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and other timely sources across the top 150 subject areas.
  • World Book Online Reference Center**

 Health and Medicine

  • Family Health **- Covers an enormous range of subjects of value in the public library context -- from sports injuries to women's health, from food and nutrition to midwifery, from eye care to dentistry.
  • Health and Medical Complete **- Source for vital clinical, biomedical, and health journals, including many indexed in MEDLINE. To help users discover core research findings quickly, images and figures in featured articles are deep indexed to appear in search results.
  • HealthFinder.gov
  • Health Management **- Provides reliable and relevant resources for researchers studying the field of health administration.
  • Medline **-Bibliographic database produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine. The database contains millions of citations, derived from thousands of biomedical and life science journals, and indexed with Medical Subject Headings (MeSH®) from the NLM controlled vocabulary. Extending back to 1946, annual input now exceeds 700,000 citations.
  • Medical Database**-over 1,000 titles, with more than 910 medical titles in full text (selected journals are available in color) with abstracts and indexing from the well-known MEDLINE® database 
  • Nursing & Allied Health Source **- Offers reliable, comprehensive coverage of the fields of nursing and allied health including journals, video, dissertations, reference books and more.
  • Pharmaceutical News **- Provides an insider's guide to healthcare research, development and regulatory issues.
  • ReferenceUSA - Includes directory listings for over 44 million businesses and 271 million consumers. Search for jobs, find doctors, create marketing and small business plans, locate specific people and more. 
  • Research Library **- Multidisciplinary resource featuring a diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and other timely sources across the top 150 subject areas.
  • SIRS Researcher **- Article selections from more than 2,000 sources from around the globe.

 History

  • Career and Technical Education: History **- Search vocational and technical periodicals covering all aspects of the Vo/Tech curriculum.
  • Ethnic NewsWatch **- Full-text subscription database containing newspapers, magazines, journals, and newsletters of the ethnic, minority, and native press. Designed to provide the other side of the story, ENW titles offer additional viewpoints from those proffered by the mainstream press.
  • Research Library **- Multidisciplinary resource featuring a diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and other timely sources across the top 150 subject areas.

 Jobs and Career Preparation

  • America's News from Newsbank - Includes full text access to archives of America's News which includes many Arkansas newspapers such as the Arkansas Democrat Gazette (1/3/1994 to present) and the Searcy Daily Citizen (8/24/2003 to present)
  • Arkansas JobLink - Find a job in the state of Arkansas
  • Career and Technical Education **- Search vocational and technical periodicals covering all aspects of the Vo/Tech curriculum.
  • Cypress Resume - Create a professional-looking resume with this easy to use resume builder program.  Specifically designed for non-writers with minimal computer skills.
  • Khan Academy - practice exercises, instructional videos over topics such as math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and standardized tests such as the SAT.
  • Learning Express**- Practice tests and tutorials for many standardized and academic licensing tests such as GED, SAT, nursing, real estate, etc. 
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook - Provides profiles hundreds of occupations and describe What They Do, Work Environment, How to Become One, Pay, and more. Each profile also includes Bureau of Labor Statistics employment projections for the 2010–20 decade
  • ReferenceUSA - Includes directory listings for over 44 million businesses and 271 million consumers. Search for jobs, find doctors, create marketing and small business plans, locate specific people and more. 

 Language Learning

  • Pronunciator** - Learn 80 different languages at your own pace. Pronunciator offers multiple levels of instruction with interactive online drills, scored quizzes, and downloadable audio lessons and phrasebooks.

Law

  • Criminal Justice **- Search a comprehensive collection of U.S. and international criminal justice journals including information for professionals in law enforcement, corrections administration, drug enforcement, rehabilitation, family law, and industrial security.
  • Legal Aid of Arkansas - Webiste of a non-profit law firm providing access to a collection of some legal forms and links to legal assistance in civil matters for low income persons in central and southern Arkansas

Literature

  • Career and Technical Education: Literature & Language **- Search vocational and technical periodicals covering all aspects of the Vo/Tech curriculum.
  • Ethnic NewsWatch **- Full-text subscription database containing newspapers, magazines, journals, and newsletters of the ethnic, minority, and native press. Designed to provide the other side of the story, ENW titles offer additional viewpoints from those proffered by the mainstream press.
  • Research Library: Literature & Language **- Multidisciplinary resource featuring a diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and other timely sources across the top 150 subject areas.

 Newspapers and Magazines

  • America's News from Newsbank - Includes full text access to archives of America's News which includes many Arkansas newspapers such as the Arkansas Democrat Gazette (1/3/1994 to present) and the Searcy Daily Citizen (8/24/2003 to present)
  • America's News Magazines - Full text to a collection of 20+ popular magazines such as Newsweek and Popular Science
  • Canadian Newsstand **- Provides access to the full text of over 190 Canadian newspapers from Canada's leading publishers. This full text database includes the complete available electronic backfile for most newspapers, providing full access to the articles, columns, editorials and features published in each. Some backfiles date as far back as the late 1970s.
  • Ethnic NewsWatch **- Full-text subscription database containing newspapers, magazines, journals, and newsletters of the ethnic, minority, and native press. Designed to provide the other side of the story, ENW titles offer additional viewpoints from those proffered by the mainstream press.
  • Newsstand **- Access the most influential and well-respected news resources from around the globe without paywalls.

Science & Technology

  • Agricola **-Includes all aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines. Contains citations to books, audiovisual materials, serial publications, journal articles, books chapters, reports, and reprints.
  • Biology **- Provides access to a wide range of biology topics including some of the most popular information resources for users in academic, government and public research environments. Coverage: 1998 - current 
  • Computing **- Search top computing journals in full text for research on subjects such as database design, software development, web commerce, LANs, WANs, Intranets, and the Internet.
  • eLibrary Science **Explore thousands of full-text and multimedia files that help researchers better understand concepts in science, and that allow educators at all levels (from K-12 to university and beyond) to build engaging science materials, lessons, and activities for students of all ages.  Users find the answers they need from more than 440 sources including magazines and journals, newspapers, TV and radio transcripts, reference books, websites, images, and streaming audio/video.
  • Environmental Science Collection **- Covering all aspects of this multidisciplinary field, the resource facilitates everything from comprehensive literature reviews to simple searches with full-text results and accommodates the needs of researchers of all levels.
  • LISA: Library and Information Science Abstracts **- Abstracts and indexes of over 440 periodicals from more than 68 countries and in more than 20 different languages. Subject coverage includes all aspects of librarianship, library users, information retrieval and more.
  • Military Collection **- Covers topics across all government and military branches, including international relations, political science, criminology, defense, aeronautics and space flight, communications, civil engineering and more. It includes over 550 titles, with more than 370 available in full-text, allowing you to search over 3.5M records, dating back to the early 1990's.
  • Research Library: Science & Technology **- Multidisciplinary resource featuring a diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and other timely sources across the top 150 subject areas.
  • Science Journals **- Definitive resource for students studying both the applied and general sciences.
  • Telecommunication Research Library **- Includes over 140 titles, with more than 115 available in full text. Search more than 600,000 records, dating back to the early 1990's. Coverage: 1995 - current 

Social Sciences

  • LISA: Library and Information Science Abstracts **- Abstracts and indexes of over 440 periodicals from more than 68 countries and in more than 20 different languages. Subject coverage includes all aspects of librarianship, library users, information retrieval and more.
  • Political Science **- Gives users access to hundreds of leading political science and international relations journals, providing full-text of many core titles indexed in Worldwide Political Science Abstracts. In addition, over a thousand recent full-text doctoral dissertations on political science topics are included, together with working papers, conference proceedings, country profiles, political news and other sources. Coverage: 1985 - current 
  • Psychology Journals **- Provides abstracts and indexing for more than 640 titles, with over 540 titles available in full text. Many titles are indexed in PsycINFO. Coverage ranges from behavioral, clinical, cognitive, developmental, experimental, industrial and social psychology, along with personality, psychobiology and psychometrics.
  • Religion **- Provides a wide range of primarily full-text, international periodicals for diverse religious and spiritual studies, covering formal theological studies of major religions, as well as the most recent trends and scholarly thought. Included are titles from religious publishing bodies and nondenominational organizations. The resource reflects a wide spectrum of religious belief systems and supports the global study of religion.  Coverage: 1986 - current 
  • Research Library **- Multidisciplinary resource featuring a diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and other timely sources across the top 150 subject areas.
  • SIRS Researcher **- Article selections from more than 2,000 sources from around the globe.
  • Social Science Journals **- Offers indexing and full text for hundreds of academic journals, providing extensive coverage across a wide range of social science disciplines including anthropology, criminology, economics, education, political science, psychology, social work and sociology.
  • Sociology **- Covers the international literature of sociology and social work, including culture and social structure, history and theory of sociology, social psychology, substance abuse and addiction and more. This collection provides full-text coverage of many core titles included in Sociological Abstracts and Social Services Abstracts. Coverage:1985 - current 

Student Resources (Elementary)

  • CultureGrams Kids **- Teaches upper-elementary- and middleschool-age children more about the world around them. Each report contains images, historical timelines, and fun facts, along with sections on history, population, “life as a kid,” games and sports, education, and more.
  • CultureGrams State Edition **- Features colorful, easy to-read reports oriented to young users that describe the diversity and history of each U.S. state and the District of Columbia.  Each report includes maps, flags, and symbols, as well as sections on history, economy, geography, population, Native Americans, and recipes.
  • CultureGrams Provinces **- Features colorful, easy to- read reports oriented to young users that describe the diversity and history of all 13 provinces of Canada. Each report includes maps, flags, and symbols, as well as sections on history, economy, geography, population, Native Americans, and recipes.
  • eLibrary Elementary **- elementary full-text reference resource — tailors all the media types and search functionality of eLibrary for the young reader and researcher. It's an easy-to-use general reference database designed specifically to engage and guide younger students.
  • Learning Express** - Practice tests and tutorials for many standardized and academic licensing tests such as GED, SAT, nursing, real estate, etc. 
  • World Book Early World of Learning ** (Pre-K and early elementary resource)
  • World Book eBooks **     ( Instructions for downloading)
  • World Book Online for Kids ** (K-8th grade)

 Student Resources (Middle School and High School)

  • America's News from Newsbank - Includes full text access to archives of America's News which includes many Arkansas newspapers such as the Arkansas Democrat Gazette (1/3/1994 to present) and the Searcy Daily Citizen (8/24/2003 to present)
  • CultureGrams World Edition **- Delivers an insider's perspective on daily life and culture, including the history, customs, and lifestyles of the world's people.
  • CultureGrams State Edition **- Features colorful, easy to-read reports oriented to young users that describe the diversity and history of each U.S. state and the District of Columbia.  Each report includes maps, flags, and symbols, as well as sections on history, economy, geography, population, Native Americans, and recipes.
  • CultureGrams Provinces **- Features colorful, easy to- read reports oriented to young users that describe the diversity and history of all 13 provinces of Canada. Each report includes maps, flags, and symbols, as well as sections on history, economy, geography, population, Native Americans, and recipes.
  • Driver's Education Program -Includes practice tests (theory part) for the Arkansas car, motorcyle, and commercial driver's license (CDL)
  • eLibrary Curriculum Edition** - easy-to-use research tool that delivers one of the largest collections of periodical and digital media content designed specifically for K-12 students. Includes a curriculum and reference resource for educators.
  • Learning Express** - Practice tests and tutorials for many standardized and academic licensing tests such as GED, SAT, nursing, real estate, etc.
  • ProCon.org - Website that offers the opposing viewpoints of dozens of controversial issues
  • Science Journals **- Definitive resource for students studying both the applied and general sciences.
  • SIRS Researcher - Article selections from more than 2,000 sources from around the globe.
  • World Book eBooks **    ( Instructions for downloading)
  • World Book Student**

 Student Resources (College)

  • ERIC **- This database is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education to provide extensive access to education-related literature. ERIC provides coverage of journal articles, conferences, meetings, government documents, theses, dissertations, reports, audiovisual media, bibliographies, directories, books and monographs.
  • Learning Express** - Practice tests and tutorials for many standardized and academic licensing tests such as GED, SAT, nursing, real estate, etc. 
  • ProQuest Central **-Multidisciplinary database with more than 20,000 titles with full-text representing over 85 percent of the content. It serves as the central resource for researchers at all levels in all markets. Over 160 subjects areas are covered extensively in this product including business and economics, health and medical, news and world affairs, technology, social sciences and more.
  • Research Companion **- ProQuest’s flagship information literacy product. It was built to help students do more effective scholarly research and to support educators as they teach the core information literacy principles of finding, evaluating, and using information.
  • Research Library **- Multidisciplinary resource featuring a diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and other timely sources across the top 150 subject areas.
  • World Book Advanced**

 Teacher Resources

  • Education Database **- ProQuest® Education Journals gives users access to over 900 top educational publications, including more than 600 of the titles in full text. The coverage spans the literature on primary, secondary and higher education as well as special education, home schooling and adult education. Many titles are indexed in the ERIC database.Coverage: 1988 – current
  • ERIC **- Provides coverage of journal articles, conferences, meetings, government documents, theses, dissertations, reports, audiovisual media, bibliographies, directories, books and monographs.
  • Research Companion **- ProQuest’s flagship information literacy product. It was built to help students do more effective scholarly research and to support educators as they teach the core information literacy principles of finding, evaluating, and using information.

**This database access is made possible by a grant from U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Arkansas State Library under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act. Additional state funds were provided by the Arkansas Department of Education.

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