Reference and Encyclopedias

Reference and Encyclopedias

Academic Search Elite   Remote/In Library
Academic institutions worldwide depend on this database as their core resource of scholarly information. Academic Search Elite, powered by EBSCOhost, contains full text for more than 2,100 journals, Nearly 150 journals have PDF images dating back to 1985. To log in: enter your library card number.

Explora General Research and eBooks  Remote / In Library
Explora, powered by EBSCOhost, makes it easy to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results. Results can be easily sorted by source type –magazines, books, photos, etc.  To log in: enter your library card number.

Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia   Remote/In Library
Powered by EBSCOhost, this database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas. To log in: enter your library card number.

Gale Virtual Reference Library   Remote/In Library
Updated regularly. A database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources. Fully searchable across all files.  To log in: enter your library card number. If your library card number ends with a + sign, substitute the number 1.

MasterFILE Premier   Remote/In Library
Designed specifically for public libraries and powered by EBSCOhost, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals with full-text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost. To log in: enter your library card number.

Missouri Digital Heritage  Remote/In Library

More than 9 million records can be accessed through Missouri Digital Heritage, including the collections of the Missouri State Archives, the Missouri State Library and other institutions from across the state.

Missouri State Agency Databases Remote/In Library

A listing of publicly searchable databases produced by agencies of the State of Missouri. This includes databases from a wide variety of subjects, such as agriculture, business, crime, health, education, history, and child care. 

ReferenceUSA   Remote/In Library
Includes more than 13 million U.S. businesses and 200 million U.S. households. Information also includes annual reports, SEC information, industry and specialty directories, trade publications. Excellent information source for businesses as well as individuals. Information is updated monthly. To log in: create personal account by clicking REGISTER button; afterwards, use LOG ON button.