The library provides dozens of research databases and digital content platforms for free use by library cardholders. View the full alphabetical list below, or click on a category to see only the databases pertaining to a particular topic.  Except where noted, these resources can be used from any internet connection. You may be required to enter your library card number or create an account.

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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 Foods
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.

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.

(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.

Directory, Employment, Genealogy, Reference
Premier Reference and Marketing Database including 30 million business profiles & 220 million residents. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!

Author Check
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.

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

Comics Plus
Books, Teens, Kids
Unlimited access to thousands of digital graphic novels and comics--no holds or waiting.

Consumer Health Complete
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.

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.

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

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

Issues and Controversies
Education, Teens
Student and homework help on topics in today\'s headlines. Offers in-depth articles designed to inspire thought-provoking debates and research papers.

Kansas City Star Archives
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
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
Download digital audiobooks or eBooks. Powered by Overdrive.

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
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.

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

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

One Click Digital
Audiobook and eBook titles exclusive to Recorded Books, including the popular Dr. Who!

Prices 4 Antiques
Prices4Antiques is a searchable database of past auction prices for antiques, collectibles, and fine art.

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

RB Digital
Books, Newspapers
Browse, check out, read, and keep current and popular magazines. Use in your browser or download to the free RBdigital app.

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.

Select Reads
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
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
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
Gives in-depth explanations of important advances in biology, chemistry, environmental science, space, physics, and technology through feature articles, interviews with scientists, suggested research topics, curriculum tools, and more.

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

World News Digest
Education, News, Teens
More than seven decades of authoritative news summaries and background articles, with topic-based research support, interactive navigation, primary sources, and curriculum tools.