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Access to these databases was purchased for you by the Springfield-Greene County Library. A valid Library card is required to access these databases from outside the Library.

Art, Automotive, Community Matters, Government, Science, Magazines

Academic Search Elite
Searchable full-text for more than 2,100 scholarly journals, including 1,700 peer-reviewed journals.


America's News
Search current and archived coverage of issues, events, people, government, sports and more with the largest collection of full-text U.S. newspapers. Includes staff-written articles, obituaries, editorials, announcements, real estate and other sections.

Genealogy, Missouri & Ozarks

America's Obituaries & Death Notices
Each day, America’s Obituaries & Death Notices collects records from more than 3,100 newspapers nationwide, making them available through one fully searchable database. This comprehensive resource features more than 45 million listings—this is about two-thirds of all recent obituaries and death notices published in the United States.


Ancestry Library Edition
Census records and indexes, vital, church, military, and many other types of records. (in library use only)

Energy, Automotive

Auto Repair Reference Center
Find repair information for all types of vehicles from 1954 to present.


Bert Buhrman Sheet Music Collection
Housed at the Library Center, this sheet music collection consists of more than 5,000 pieces of sheet music that were donated to the Library by organist and music enthusiast Bert Buhrman. The pieces in the collection range from the late 1890s to the 1970s. Search by composer and title or browse by decade. The sheet music cannot be checked out, but can be photocopied for 10 cents per page.

History & Biography

Biography In Context
More than 600,000 biographies integrating material from reference works, magazines and multimedia sources. Students of all ages will benefit from specially created portal pages with hand-picked high-interest resources.

Books & Authors

Book Collection: Nonfiction - Elementary School Edition
Searchable full-text for more than 1,300 popular nonfiction books covering high-interest subjects like animals, weather and sports.

Books & Authors

Book Collection: Nonfiction – High School Edition
Searchable full-text for more than 2,450 popular nonfiction books covering high interest subjects like careers, technology and civics.

Books & Authors

Book Collection: Nonfiction – Middle School Edition
Searchable full-text for more than 3,100 popular nonfiction books covering high interest subjects like sports, technology and biographies.

Business, Funding & Nonprofits

Business Decision
This database, reporting and mapping service combines extensive consumer household, market segmentation and demographic data with GIS mapping technology.


Business Insights: Global
Provides company, industry and investment reports as well as hundreds of business periodical articles, market share data and company histories. Formerly called Business & Company Resource Center.

Health & Wellness

Consumer Health Complete
Searchable full-text for journals, reference books and encyclopedias, as well as images, videos, and diagrams covering areas of health and wellness.

Books & Authors, History & Biography, Science, Education

Credo Reference
An easy-to-use tool for research projects and homework. Search in hundreds of encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations, and subject-specific titles, as well as 200,000+ images and audio files, and nearly 200 videos.

History & Biography

CultureGrams Kids Edition
Experience the cultures of over 190 countries that includes maps, statistics, recipes, and in-depth information. Also includes information on all 50 U.S. states.

History & Biography

CultureGrams Online
Experience the cultures of over 190 countries that includes maps, statistics, recipes, and in-depth information. Also includes information on all 50 U.S. states.

Automotive, Education
Helps new drivers study state manuals and take driving practice tests based on the real DMV written exams.


Education Resource Information Center. 1.3 million records and links to more than 323,000 full-text documents from education literature and resources.

Simple search that quickly delivers relevant results including articles, essays, and primary source documents.

Genealogy, History & Biography

Fold3 History & Genealogy Archives
Census records, state records, city directories and historical primary source documents from pre-U.S. Revolutionary War through the Vietnam War.

Funding & Nonprofits

Foundation Directory Online Professional
This grantseeking research tool from the Foundation Center includes over 90,000 grantmakers and 900,000 grants. Search over 380,000 form 990s from private foundations, community foundations and grantmaking public charities. Available in the Funding Information Center at the Library Center only. (in library use only)

Funding & Nonprofits

Foundation Grants to Individuals
Online database of foundations that provide a variety of funding support for individuals. Sources include scholarships, student loans, fellowships, program development, internships, professorships, arts and cultural projects, research, awards/grants by nomination only and general welfare. It is intended to be both a grantseeker's guide and a reference tool for those interested in foundation giving to the individual. Available in the Funding Information Center at the Library Center only. (in library use only)

Funding & Nonprofits

Foundation Maps
Combines the Foundation Center’s rich data on grantmakers and their grants with familiar Google maps to tell the story of philanthropy. (in library use only)

Government, History & Biography, Education

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

Business, Funding & Nonprofits, Telephone & Addresses

Gale Directory Library
A full-text, keyword searchable version of the Gale Encyclopedia of Associations.


Gale Legal Forms
Search and print legal forms for the state of Missouri.

Art, Automotive, Books & Authors, Business, Government, Health & Wellness, History & Biography, Law, Science, Education

Gale Virtual Reference Library
A collection of reference ebooks on the topics of business, biographies, science, history and social issues.


HeritageQuest Online
A great resource for census data, family records, local histories and Revolutionary War pension records.

Missouri & Ozarks, Newspapers

Kansas City Star
Full-text from January 1, 1991 to the present.

Find a Job, Education

LearningExpress Library
An online resource for academic and employment test preparation. Includes the HiSET, ACT, SAT, Postal Worker, and Civil Service tests. The site also offers materials and courses to improve life, workplace and computer skills.

Library Literature Full-Text
Search hundreds of library science journals, many with full-text.

Books & Authors, History & Biography

Literature Resource Center
A wealth of information that offers literary criticism, biographies, work overviews, periodical articles, web sites and more.

Find a Job, Education
Learn software, technical, creative and business skills through more than 3,000 courses and 150,000 high-quality video tutorials taught by recognized industry experts.


Mango Languages
An online language learning system that teaches real conversation skills for practical communication. Mango makes learning a new language fast, easy and incredibly effective.

MAS Ultra School Edition
Full-text for popular high school magazines, biographies, primary source documents and reference books (including the Columbia Encyclopedia, the CIA World Fact Book and World Almanac & Book of Facts); an image collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs; and expanded full-text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.

Art, Automotive, Community Matters, Health & Wellness, Science, Magazines, Education

MasterFILE Premier
Full-text periodicals on subjects like business, health, education, science, and general reference. This database also contains full text of reference books, primary source documents and an image collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags.

Health & Wellness

Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE provides authoritative medical citations covering topics like medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and the health care system.

Middle Search Plus
Full-text for popular middle school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies, historical essays, primary source documents including Essential Documents in American History, encyclopedias, dictionaries, and thousands of relevant photos, maps and flags.

Missouri & Ozarks, Newspapers

Missouri Newspapers
Find full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and much more from current and archived issues of Joplin, Kansas City, St. Charles and St. Louis newspapers. Updated daily, it includes obituaries, editorials, announcements, sports, real estate and other sections.


Morningstar Investment Research Center
Provides access to data and analysis on stocks, mutual, exchange-traded, and closed-end funds or obtain data on a particular industry. Includes screening tools, portfolio analysis, and educational features.

Government, Newspapers

Newspaper Source
Searchable full-text for national and international newspapers and television and radio news transcripts. The database also contains selective full-text for more than 370 regional (U.S.) newspapers

Genealogy, History & Biography, Newspapers - World Collection
Historical newspapers archive from the 1700s-2000s 3,000+ news titles from the U.S. and around the world.

Books & Authors

Use this database to help you find information on thousands of adult and childrens fiction and nonfiction titles. Locate series information, awards, genre lists, reviews and more!

Books & Authors

NoveList K-8
Need help finding a good book to read? Novelist can help you locate fiction and nonfiction books for grades K to 8.

Primary Search
Searchable full-text for popular elementary school magazines and encyclopedias as well as a dictionary, photos, maps and flags. All full-text articles are assigned a Lexile reading level.


Professional Development Collection
Full-text for high-quality education journals including: Booklist, Education Digest, Journal of Education, Phi Delta Kappan, and School Library Journal. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports.

Business, Find a Job, Funding & Nonprofits, Health & Wellness, Telephone & Addresses

Reference USA
U.S. and Canadian business and residential information, including phone numbers, addresses, sales volume, and historical company information. Helpful for finding jobs or healthcare providers, learning industry trends, and conducting in-depth market research.

Books & Authors, Government, History & Biography, Science, Education

Research in Context (formerly Discovering Collection)
A database for students that is comprised of biographies and essays that cover literature, history, biography, science and social studies.

Science, Education

Science Reference Center
Searchable full-text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, and periodicals.

Genealogy, Missouri & Ozarks, Newspapers

Springfield News-Leader
Index and full-text of the Springfield News-Leader since 1999.

Missouri & Ozarks, Newspapers

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Full-text covering January 1, 1988 to the present.

Genealogy, History & Biography, Missouri & Ozarks, Newspapers

St. Louis Post-Dispatch Historical
Coverage: 1874 - 1922. This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.

Business, Government, Education

Statistical Abstract of the United States
Comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Contains searchable and browsable indexed tables.


Value Line
Access to Value Line's leading publications covering stocks, mutual funds, options and convertible securities, as well as special situation stocks.

Business, Community Matters, Government, Newspapers

Wall Street Journal
(Eastern edition) Indexing and full-text articles from 1984 to the present. Excludes advertisements, digest of earnings table, dividends table, foreign currency exchange, futures prices and stock tables.

Books & Authors, Genealogy

Search for books and other materials owned by libraries worldwide.

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