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A to Z The USA
Education, History, Kids, Reference
Prepare reports on U.S. states and research detailed information about the U.S. and individual states. Research culture, people, history, geography and government. Explore 127 feature articles for every state and territory, 103 feature articles about the United States, video dictionaries to help learn geography, thousands of royalty-free images, and study plans for teachers.

A to Z World Culture
Education, History, Kids, Teens, Languages, Reference
Comprehensive, easy-to-navigate information on 175 countries including culture, language, history, national symbols, geography, and more.

A to Z World Food
Education, How-To
Explore food culture and traditional recipes from around the world. It’s a movable feast in a digital cookbook.

A to Z World Travel
Education, Languages, Reference
Find essential travel information on 202 world cities--culture, attractions, food, transportation, security, and more.

Academic Search Elite
Education, Teens
A multidisciplinary database for academic institutions powered by EBSCOhost, providing thousands of full-text, peer-reviewed journals to support scholarly research in key areas of study.

Access Video on Demand
Education, How-To
Access more than 21,000 films - watch a Bob Dylan concert, go on a trip with Rick Steves, learn to bake with Julia Child, enjoy an award-winning indie film, work out with Jeanette Jenkins, and much more. Includes documentaries, award-winning educational films, independent movies, and helpful instructional videos on a wide variety of topics.

America’s Genealogy Bank
Genealogy, Teens
Search for ancestors in 300 years of newspapers, books, pamphlets, and government reports.

America’s News
News, Teens
Examine U.S. news from local, regional, and national sources, including printed and online newspapers, blogs, journals, newswires, broadcast transcripts and videos. Explore a specific issue or event through the detailed coverage provided by local reporting or compare a wide variety of viewpoints from across the country. Search topics such as politics, business, health, sports, cultural activities and people.

America’s Obituaries and Death Notices
Genealogy, History, News
The largest and most comprehensive collection of newspaper obituaries and death notices. An easy-to-use interface allows searching by name, date range, or text such as institutional name, social affiliation, geographic location, philanthropic activities, etc.

Ancestry
Genealogy
(Available for in-library use only.) More than 200 billion images in 7,000 unique databases, including census records, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, and more.

Author Check
Books
Create a list of your favorite authors that are currently available in your library’s catalog, and receive an email notice as soon as the library receives one of their new titles, with a link into the catalog to place your own hold.

Beanstack
Books, Teens, Kids
Use Beanstack to participate in reading challenges like the library’s Summer and Winter Reading Challenges, keep track of the books you read all year, and receive personalized book recommendations for you and your kids by email.

Chilton Library
How-To
Find step-by-step auto repair instructions, maintenance schedules, recalls, diagrams and more. Search by specific year, make and model.

Comics Plus Library Edition
Books, Teens, Kids
Get unlimited access to thousands of digital graphic novels and comics--no holds or waiting. Apple and Android apps also available.

Computer Skills Center
Business, Education, Employment, How-To
Video courses are the fastest and easiest way to learn how to use a computer. Use the materials in this center to learn the basics of computers, from searching the Internet to using popular programs for word processing, creating spreadsheets and databases, implementing design and more.

Consumer Health Complete
Education
Convenient access to understandable health and medical information powered by EBSCOhost. Browse medical encyclopedias, popular reference books, and magazine articles.

EBSCO eBooks
Education, Books
Video Tutorial – Read fiction and non-fiction for adults and children, with more than 33,000 titles, unlimited downloads, and no waiting.

EBSCOhost Integrated Search
Education, Reference
Leading research databases and discovery service providing scholarly journals, full-text articles, magazines, e-books, and more.

ERIC
Education
An authoritative database of indexed and full-text educational literature and resources. Essential for education researchers of all kinds, it features journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index.

eSequels
Books
A reader’s guide to novels in series.

Explora Elementary
Education, Kids
Designed for the needs and search abilities of elementary school students, this EBSCOhost research database contains age-appropriate materials, lots of images and videos, and topic overviews to provide students with a starting point for research.

Explora High School
Education, Teens
Designed for the needs and search abilities of high school students, this EBSCOhost research database contains age-appropriate materials, lots of images and videos, and topic overviews to provide students with a starting point for research.

Explora Middle School
Education, Teens
Designed for the needs and search abilities of high school students, this EBSCOhost research database contains age-appropriate materials, lots of images and videos, and topic overviews to provide students with a starting point for research.

Facts on File
Education, Teens
Online research and reference sources for high school and college students, including World News Digest, Today’s Science, and Issues and Controversies.

Gale Business: DemographicsNow
Business, Reference
Grow your small business by reaching untapped markets. Generate custom maps and graphs detailing the demographics of your area.

Gale Business: Entrepreneurship
Business, Reference
Access thousands of articles, videos, and other resources--all sorted by topic. Learn about subjects of interest to small business owners such as venture capital, marketing, and managing employees.

Gale Business: Plan Builder
Business, Reference
Create an entrepreneur profile, generate a lean business plan, create a break-even analysis, and more--all with guidance and helpful resources.

Gale Courses
Business, Education, Employment, How-To
Sign up for one of hundreds of six-week instructor-led online courses, covering topics such as computers, business, life skills, and many more.

GCF Learn Free
Education, Employment, How-To
More than 1,000 lessons in technology, math, reading, and more—all free.

Heritage Quest Online
Genealogy
Comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more.

hoopla
Books
Instantly borrow free digital movies, music, eBooks, and audiobooks with your library card.

Kansas City Star Archives
News
Provided by NewsBank, get full text access to current and past issues of the Kansas City Star.

Learning Express Library
Education, Employment, Teens
Achieve educational and career goals by taking practice tests with complete answer explanations. Offers tutorial courses and eBooks to help with High School equivalency exam prep, ACT and SAT prep, career-specific tests, and more.

Mango Languages
Languages
Ph.D.-created and linguist-approved software teaches real conversations in over 70 languages and makes it fun. Free mobile apps, plus learning through film available.

Missouri Libraries 2 Go
Books
Download digital audiobooks or eBooks. Powered by Overdrive.

Morningstar
Reference
Morningstar Investment Research Center offers real-time access to comprehensive data and independent analysis on thousands of investments, spanning mutual funds, stocks, exchange-traded funds, and closed-end funds.

New Book Alerts
Books
New Book Alerts is a free online service that showcases the newest titles purchased by your library. Receive alerts via email and/or RSS feeds. If you see a new title that you are interested in, just click “check catalog” to place a hold on the item right away.

NewsBank
Newspapers
Full text access to many U.S. and International newspapers.

NoveList Plus
Books
The premiere database of reading recommendations, with comprehensive information about books including expert recommendations, read-alike recommendations, reviews, and more.

Professional Development Collection
Employment
Comprehensive research database especially for educators powered by EBSCOhost, with full-text access to education journals.

RBDigital
Magazines
Browse, borrow, and download popular magazines. Use in your browser or download the free RBdigital app.

Read It!
Education, Kids, Teens
Read It! is designed for middle and high school students and adults who have a basic foundation in English grammar and reading but need adapted reading material for a variety of subjects. It offers resources to help build background knowledge, conduct research and improve study skills.

ReferenceUSA
Business, Directory, Employment, Genealogy, Reference
ReferenceUSA is a powerful online reference and research tool providing library cardholders instant, real-time access to accurate, in-depth information on 52 million U.S. businesses and 290 million U.S. consumers. Find new business opportunities, research executives and companies, find news articles, conduct job searches, research papers, locate addresses and phone numbers, conduct market research and much more.

Resume and Cover Letter Builder
Business, Employment
More than 200 expert-developed resumes covering a range of occupations and preparation levels. Build your own or filter templates.

Select Reads
Books
Find your next favorite book! Select your favorites categories like fiction, mystery, romance, and many more, then sign up to receive emails to learn about the newest books in those categories that have been added to your library’s collection.

Small Engine Repair Reference
How-To
Small Engine Repair Reference Center is a database of detailed yet user-friendly repair guides for all kinds of small engines.

St. Louis Post Dispatch Archives
News
Provided by NewsBank, get full text access to current and past issues of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

The Reference Shelf
Reference, History
Get full-text online access to many of our print reference titles from Salem Press and Grey House Publishing. These are the same books you find on the reference shelf at our library.

Today’s Science
Education, Teens
Today’s Science bridges the gap between the science taught in class and real-world discoveries by leading scientists—giving comprehensive and in-depth explanations of some of the most important advances in biology, chemistry, environmental science, space, physics, and technology. Each article includes vivid images and groundbreaking videos that help make difficult concepts understandable.

TumbleBook Library
Books, Kids
TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books that teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.

Workforce Skills
Employment
Self-paced, comprehensive online learning platform that delivers resources to support job seekers and career development, including tutorials, test preparation, and eBooks.

News

Nov
27
Holiday Events Happening at the Library
Fun and cheer for all ages
The Christian County Library offers opportunities to connect and learn together…

Oct
28
Bring Your Heirlooms and Antiques to the 4th Annual Antique Appraisal Fair
The Christian County Library Foundation is hosting its Fourth Annual Antique Appraisal Fair on Saturday,…

Upcoming Programs

Thursday, December 5, 2019
    • Yoga (Nixa, Adult)
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm, at the Christian County Library Nixa Branch, 208 McCroskey St, Nixa, MO 65714, USA
Saturday, December 7, 2019
    • The Art of Acrylics: Clay Gingerbread Houses & Clay Canvas Painting with ArtZone (Nixa, Adult)
    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm, at the Christian County Library Nixa Branch, 208 N McCroskey St, Nixa, MO 65714, USA
Monday, December 9, 2019
    • Project FeederWatch (Ozark, Adult)
    8:30 am - 10:30 am, at the Christian County Library Ozark Branch, 1005 N 4th Ave, Ozark, MO 65721, USA
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
    • Project FeederWatch (Ozark, Adult)
    8:30 am - 10:30 am, at the Christian County Library Ozark Branch, 1005 N 4th Ave, Ozark, MO 65721, USA
    • Writing the Stories of Our Lives (Ozark, Adult)
    12:00 pm - 2:00 pm, at the Christian County Library, 1005 N 4th Ave, Ozark, MO 65721, USA
    • Books & Baristas: "Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?" by Roz Chast (Nixa, Adult)
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm, at the Walkabout Coffee Shop, 1860 North Commerce Drive, Nixa, MO 65714, USA
    • Yoga (Ozark, Adult)
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm, at the Christian County Library Ozark Branch, 1005 N 4th Ave, Ozark, MO 65721, USA
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
    • Acoustic Jam at the Nixa Branch (Nixa, Adult)
    1:30 pm - 3:30 pm, at the Christian County Library Nixa Branch, 208 N McCroskey St, Nixa, MO 65714, USA
Thursday, December 12, 2019
    • Yoga (Nixa, Adult)
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm, at the Christian County Library Nixa Branch, 208 McCroskey St, Nixa, MO 65714, USA

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