Databases List

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A to Z the USA
In-depth information for the United States including historical timelines, reports, maps, and photos.

African American Experience
Research tool for African American history and culture, which provides a wealth of information from authorities in the field and African Americans themselves.

American History
Covers American history from 1350 to the present with primary and secondary sources, biographies, e-books and teacher resources.

American Indian Experience
Resources exploring the histories and contemporary cultures of the indigenous peoples of the United States, from prehistory to the present day, from the Inuit of the north to the Seminoles of Florida.

America's Genealogy Bank
Easily search and browse millions of genealogies, obituaries, marriage and birth announcements and more from 1652 to the present. Includes historical newspapers, books and documents, along with modern obituaries and the Social Security Death Index.

Ancestry Library
Genealogy database - Can only be used inside the Jonesboro Library building

Ancestry Library (Harrisburg)
Genealogy information. Not available outside of Harrisburg library.

Antiques Reference (p4A)
Research site for information on antiques taken from auction houses - has many photographs and is updated constantly. Join the mailing list by clicking on the button below and entering your email address..

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Career Guidance Center
Ferguson's Career Guidance Center provides access to information for those interested in career paths & resources, college planning & financial aid, job hunting & workplace skills.

Chilton Auto Repair
Auto repair information that you can search by make and year of vehicle - includes diagrams.

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Ebsco
Full text magazine & journal articles from thousands of periodicals on a variety of topics.

Ebsco Espanol
Spanish version of the Ebscohost database.

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FirstSearch
Provides access to MEDLINE, WorldCat, ERIC, Government Publications, almanacs and more.

Fold3
Fold3 provides convenient access to US military records, including stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.  In additions, there are also Census Records, US Bureau of Investigation Archives, and African Amreican and Native American Archives.

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Gale's Discovering
Electronic versions of Gale reference sources covering authors, biography, science, history, novels, experiments, literature, countries, short stories, math, cultures and more. In the Toolbox, find help for writing a report.

Global Road Warrior
Culture, communication, business, maps and travel information. 175 Countries at your fingertips.

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HeritageQuest
Genealogy database allowing searches of census records, family and local histories plus genealogy and local history articles and Revolutionary War records.

History Reference
Full text of over 750 historical encyclopedias and other non-fiction books, nearly 60 history periodicals, along with 58,000 historical documents, 43,000 biographies, 12,000 historical photos and maps and 87 hours of historical film and video.

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Kids Search (up to 5th grade)- Ebsco
Interactive site for students up to 5th grade. Provides easy searching through several of the Ebsco databases including the Encyclopedia of Animals, a general encyclopedia, a dictionary and pictures, including maps, flags, places and people plus many magazine articles.

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Latino American Experience
The first-ever database dedicated to the history and culture of Latinos, the largest, fastest-growing minority group in the United States.

Learning Express Library
Provides online practice tests and tutorials for academic and licensing tests. Includes ACT, ASVAB, EMT, ESL, GED, GRE, LSAT, citizenship plus more. Sign up for your own account using your library card number as your user name.


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Mango Languages
This online resource provides courses in several foreign languages as well as English as a second language. The following languages are available: Portuguese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, Spanish, ESL Spanish, ESL Polish, ESL Portuguese.

MUZZY Online
MUZZY Online is a fun and effective foreign language tool for children. It uses multisensory techniques to stimulate the learning process for children of all ages.

Morningstar Investment Research Center
Comprehensive data and independent analysis on thousands of investments, spanning mutual funds, stocks, exchange-traded funds, and closed-end funds. The database also allows you to build and test a portfolio and to take interactive workshops and classes to sharpen your investing skills.

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NewEnglandAncestors.org
Genealogy database - Can only be used inside the Jonesboro Library building.

NewsBank
America's Newspapers Includes over 850 newspapers from around the country plus magazines.

Novelist
What's another good book to read? Fiction database containing 125,000 titles. Provides subject access with reviews and annotations. Find Read-alikes, Book Discussion Guides, Book Talks, Annotated Book Lists plus much more.

Novelist K-8
A fiction reader advisory database that contains titles popular with students in grades K-8. There are over 70,000 titles providing summaries and full-text reviews. You will also find lists of subject categories, award winning titles, notable books, and series titles.

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Reader's Advisor Online
Match your reading tastes with books both fiction and non-fiction based on your favorite authors or genres.

ReferenceUSA
Includes directory listings for 14 million businesses and 89 million households in the United States.

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Sanborn Maps for Arkansas
Large scale plans of cities or towns in Arkansas, drawn to assist fire insurance companies. The maps, drawn to a scale of 50' to 1", list street blocks and building numbers used at the time the map was made. Search by city and year.

Searchasaurus - Ebsco
Graphical, colorful, animated interface to Ebsco for elementary or middle school students. Search for magazine and newspaper articles by reading level.

State Geography
Provides students and teachers with resources on individual states and the country as a whole. Information on people, events and places plus e-books on the topics.

Student Research Center (5th grade and up)- Ebsco
Interactive site for students in 5th grade and up. Provides easy searching through several of the Ebsco databases including the Encyclopedia of Animals, a general encyclopedia, newspapers and many magazine and journal articles. A wide variety of topics are covered.

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ValueLine
Value Line is an investment research company collecting data and analyzing performance of approximately 8,000 stocks, 15,000 mutual funds, and 80,000 options and other securities. Value Line is best known for their Investment Survey, one of the most widely read investment services in the world.

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World Book Advanced
A reference tool for 8th grade and up that includes the entire World Book Encyclopedia, an atlas, a dictionary, and local and country research guides, along with thousands of ebooks and primary sources designed for high school and college students.

World Book Online for Kids
Designed for kids in grades K-4th. The site offers easy-to-read articles and a wealth of engaging multimedia, games, science projects, interactive tools, activities and teacher resources.

World Book Online Info Finder
Designed for school-aged patrons’ homework and research needs. A collections of multimedia on a variety of topics, science fair projects; a Biography Center; links to world newspapers, and much more.

World Book Student
Designed for students grades 5-9. Includes the articles of the World Book Encyclopedia, a Biography Center, dictionary, atlas, an extensive multimedia collection, thousands of editor-selected Web sites, correlations to curriculum standards, and much more.

World Book Online Reference Center
Every article from the print encyclopedia enhanced with primary source material, state-of-the-art multimedia, maps, editor-reviewed web sites, and more.

World Book Early World of Learning
An online resource for preschoolers & children in the early elementary grades that includes three interactive learning environments.

World Book Online Spanish
Spanish language version of the esteemed World Book Encyclopedia for elementary and middle grades, or beginning Spanish students.

World History - The Modern Era
Student and teachers will find resources on key historical developments around the world from 1500 to present day.