Research Databases

Below is an alphabetical list of all research databases that Cass County Public Library patrons can access at every branch location, or with a valid library card from home. If accessing at home, click on the link and enter your library card number.

ABC Mouse: With more than 8,000 interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities, ABCmouse’s award-winning online curriculum is an invaluable resource for young learners (ages 2-8+). From Age of Learning, Inc.
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Academic Search Elite: Provides core resource of scholarly information for academic Institutions. Academic Search Elite contains full text for more than 2,100 journals and over 1,700 peer-reviewed, full-text journals.
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Ancestry: Research your family history with this enhanced library version of Ancestry.com. Contains over one billion names. Search the U.S. Federal Census from 1790 forward as well as immigration, vital, military, court, church, and ethnic records. Explore city directories, the Social Security Death Index, and more.
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Book Collection: Nonfiction – Elementary Edition: A searchable collection of non-fiction eBooks on popular school subjects for elementary school students. Subjects include careers, health, life skills, ethnicity, disabilities, adventure, sports, technology, biographies, music, science, history, civics and more.
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Book Collection: Nonfiction – Middle School Edition: A searchable collection of full-text non-fiction eBooks on a wide range of subjects for middle school students. Subjects include careers, health, life skills, ethnicity, disabilities, adventure, sports, technology, biographies, music, science, history, civics and more.
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Book Collection: Nonfiction – High School Edition: A searchable collection of full-text non-fiction eBooks on popular school subjects for high school students. Subjects include careers, health, life skills, ethnicity, disabilities, adventure, sports, technology, biographies, music, science, history, civics and more.
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Consumer Health Complete: A comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support the information needs of patients, and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. CHC provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.
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eBooks on EBSCOhost: Search EBSCOhost’s extensive collection of eBooks and download to your computer or eReader. To download books, you must first create an account from a library computer.
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ERIC: The Education Resource Information Center provides citations to education literature and resources.
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Explora Educator’s Edition: The Educator’s Edition of Explora highlights content relevant to teachers, including lessons plans, curriculum standards, and other professional development resources.
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Explora – Elementary: Explora Elementary is for elementary school students, with many graphics and access to age-appropriate materials. Includes topic overviews and over 60,000 videos.
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Explora – General Research and eBooks: This graphically-rich interface is designed specifically for general research, and provides access to a wide range of materials. Includes topic overviews that provide a starting point for research and 60,000 top videos from the Associated Press.
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Explora – Middle School: Explora Middle School provides age-appropriate content and topic overviews for students in middle school in an easy-to-use interface.
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Explora – High School: Explora High School searches across multiple resources to provide in-depth results in an easy-to-use interface.
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Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia: Online encyclopedia covering more than 25,000 topics including biographies.
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GreenFILE: GreenFILE covers the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology. This free research database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 850,000 records and open access full text for nearly 13,000 records.
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Heritage Quest: Research materials for tracing family history and American culture containing over 25,000 books, the entire U.S. Federal Census, PERSI™, and other expanding collections.
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Learning Express Library: Interactive resource has over 300 online practice tests including: SAT, ACT, GED, GMAT, Nursing, Fire Fighter, Police, Middle School & High School Math & Reading. Many tests are available in Spanish.
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Learning Express Library – Recursos en español para adultos.
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Learning Express Library Adult Core Skills: Prepare for citizenship with sample tests and eBooks, and access interactive tools to improve your math, reading, and writing skills.
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Learning Express Library Career Preparation: Interactive resource has over 300 online professional licensing practice tests including Nursing, Fire Fighter and Police.
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Learning Express Library College Students: Strengthen your academic skills, prepare for placement tests, and take sample grad school entrance exams.
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Learning Express Library College Admissions Test Preparation: Get help preparing for college with sample ACT, SAT, and other admission tests, and get help with admission essays and other writing.
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Learning Express Library High School Equivalency Center: Prepare to get your high school equivalency credential with complete resources for the GED test, HiSET, and TASC.
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Learning Express Library School Center: Perfect for elementary, middle, and high school students. Prepare for tests, get help with assignments, and boost skills in core subjects.
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Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA): Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) indexes more than 600 core journals and more than 120 selective and priority journals. Coverage in this free research database extends as far back as 1960. LISTA also includes author profiles and a robust thesaurus.
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MAS Ultra School Edition: This database is designed specifically for high school libraries and contains full text for nearly 500 popular high school magazines including America’s Civil War, American Heritage, American History, Archaeology, Astronomy, Bioscience, Careers & Colleges, Civil War Times, Congressional Digest, Discover, History Today, Nation, National Review, New Republic, New Scientist, Popular Science, Science News, Scientific American, Smithsonian, etc. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for 85,670 biographies, over 107,000 primary source documents and more than 360 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.
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MasterFILE Premier: Designed specifically for public libraries, MasterFILE™ Premier contains full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. This database also contains full text more than 500 reference books, over 107,000 primary source documents and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags.
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MEDLINE: MEDLINE® provides authoritative medical citations on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 4,800 current biomedical journals.
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Middle Search Plus: Middle Search® Plus contains full text for more than 140 popular middle school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. Additionally, Middle Search Plus contains primary source documents including Essential Documents in American History, reference books including the Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia; American Heritage® Dictionary, 4th Edition from Houghton Mifflin; Encyclopedia of Animals™; and thousands of relevant photos, maps and flags.
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Missouri Libraries 2 Go: Download eAudiobooks and eBooks to your computer, eReader, or mp3 player. Be sure to check out OverDrive’s new app, Libby, for Android and iOS devices.
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Newspaper Source: Newspaper Source™ provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 national (U.S.) and international newspapers, including Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Times (London), Toronto Star, etc. The database also contains selective full text for more than 370 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full-text television & radio news transcripts are provided from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, NPR, etc.
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Primary Search: Primary Search®, designed specifically for elementary school students contains full text for more than 80 popular elementary school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Additionally, Primary Search includes the Encyclopedia of Animals™, and features Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, providing students with easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for kids. The database also provides the American Heritage® Children’s Dictionary, 3rd Edition from Houghton Mifflin and thousands of relevant photos, maps and flags.
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ProCitizen: Are you or someone you know preparing to become a United States citizen? If so, ProCitizen from Pronunciator has the help you need. Learn all about democracy, how the U.S. government works, American history and geography, and brush up your English reading and writing skills at the same time. Learn by watching videos, practice with drills and take quizzes to help you know when you are ready to take the exam. En Español.
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Professional Development Collection: Professional Development Collection™ includes full text for nearly 520 high-quality education journals.
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Pronunciator: Pronunciator is a fun and free way to learn any of 80 languages with self-directed lessons, live teachers, movies, music, and more. En Español.
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Science Reference Center: Science Reference Center™ is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full-text science-oriented content. Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources. Topics covered include biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife. Science Reference Center also satisfies the demand for standards-based content by providing teachers and librarians with articles correlated to state and national curriculum standards.
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TumbleBooks: eBooks for Kids! Animated storybooks that kids can read along with, educational games, and teacher resources.
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WorldCat: Contains all the records cataloged by OCLC member libraries for books, web resources, and other materials.
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