Reference Tools

Auto Repair Source provides the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls.

Biography Resource Center integrates award-winning biographies with related full-text articles from hundreds of magazines and newspapers, as well as tens of thousands of images, reference books, and links to vetted websites. Search for people—both current and historic from all eras and fields of endeavor—based on name, occupation, nationality, etc.

College Blue Book Still considered the premier guide to 2- and 4-year schools in the U.S. and Canada, including distance education programs, and their programs, degrees, and financial aid sources.

The Core Collections highlight recommended fiction and nonfiction titles with descriptive and evaluative annotations and reviews from highly regarded sources. These collections cover fiction and nonfiction works, story collections, picture books, graphic novels, magazines and more for all ages.

ERIC, the Educational Resource Information Center, is the world’s largest collection of writing pertaining to education. The database contains more than 1,243,000 records and links to more than 224,000 full-text documents from ERIC.

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

Gale Virtual Reference Library is a reference search portal which includes numerous Gale resources including: Biography Resource CenterSomething About the AuthorGlobal Issues in Context and reference eBooks covering novels, travel, colleges, scholarships, careers, science, and Shakespeare.

Hobbies & Crafts Have a hobby? Want to learn a craft? Looking for free patterns or help with a merit badge project idea? From camping to cross stitch, model building to scrapbooking, insect collecting to knitting, the “Hobbies & Crafts” database has you covered.

Learning Express Test Preparation Library is the place to go when you are preparing for any upcoming test or exam. From the GRE to the to the GED to the Firefighter exam, Learning Express provides practice exams and skills improvement materials. For each practice exam you complete, you’ll get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results. Click on a category to the right so that you can start on your path to success right now.

Mango Languages is an online language-learning system teaching actual conversation skills for a wide variety of languages. These include Spanish, French, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Russian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Greek; and English as a Second Language for Spanish speakers, Portuguese speakers, and Polish Speakers. This interactive program and allows you to save progress with your user account. The first time you use Mango, you will need to register with an email address and your library card and PIN number. After you register and login, Mango will remember where you were the last time you visited.

Professional Development Collection Designed for professional educators and librarians, this database provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports and book reviews from resources from professional resources like Publisher’s Weekly, Library Journal, and more.

ReferenceUSA contains detailed information on more than 14 million U.S. businesses, 210 million U.S. residents, 855,000 U.S. health care providers, 1.5 million Canadian businesses, and 12 million Canadian households. Need a business address, or to research a specific industry or business in a specific geographical area? ReferenceUSA can do this and more.

Regional Business News provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. This database is updated on a daily basis.

Science Encyclopedia Gales’ Science Encylopedia offers thousands of topics covering a wide range of scientific subject, and includes numerous images and charts.

Utah’s Online Public Library is a virtual library created by the Utah State Library Division in cooperation with Utah’s public libraries. It is one component of the statewide Pioneer Project which serves Utah’s public schools and academic institutions, as well as patrons of public libraries. The Pioneer website is aimed at all Utah residents. PIONEER was so named to emphasize the two prime components of its purpose: 1) service to Utah residents, and 2) the breadth and depth of information resources contained within.