Databases A-Z

A listing of all the electronic resources to which the library subscribes for its customers.  Most allow access from home and many provide full-text magazine and journal articles.

Need Scholarly Journals?
Some of our databases, particularly Academic OneFile, include some scholarly and professional journals. Check the "Scholarly," "Peer Reviewed" or "Refereed Publications" option when you do your search. If you are a college or university student, your school library likely subscribes to databases with better coverage of scholarly and professional journals, which you can probably access using your student ID. See our Libraries & Library Catalogs page for links.


Academic OneFile
For anyone working on a research paper that requires peer-reviewed sources, this is the databases to show them. It offers coverage of hard sciences, medicine, engineering, and business, plus full-text access to the London Times, Financial Times, and current issues of The New York Times.

Ancestry Library Edition
In-library use only.  Genealogy research. Find your family in a variety of records, including census, birth, marriage, & death.

Arizona Experience
Celebrate Arizona’s 100 years of statehood with the Arizona Experience and unlock a treasure trove of trivia! Interactive maps, videos, timelines, oral histories, 3D virtual tours, and articles all bring Arizona’s past, present, and future to life.

Biography in Context
A comprehensive database of biographical information on more than one million people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas.

Books and Authors
 (Learn how to use this database!)
A great resource to help you find the next book to read by offering easy-to-follow menus and allowing you to narrow or broaden your search to your liking.

Britannica Online
Britannica is a high quality encyclopedia and works for all age levels. The product includes articles and audio/visual material, as well as easy-to-use tools for research and reports, plus interactive material

Business Insights: Essentials
A great resource for business owners, entrepreneurs, marketing professionals, academics, investors, students and general researchers alike. It includes historical business information, authoritative information, and statistical data.

Business Insights: Global
Combines an international perspective and sophisticated research tools with convenient access to a range of comprehensive learning materials.

Career Transitions
Provides hands-on guidance and access to job search activities.


A great auto repair solution for the “do-it-yourselfer” that is easy to use no matter the skill level. Repair, maintenance and specification tables provide critical data on thousands of domestic and imported models of cars and light trucks from 1940 onward.

Consumer Health Complete
Provides everyday consumer health information, including all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.

Facts On File Online Databases (Facts.Com)
Includes World News Digest, Issues & Controversies and Today's Science.  Find out what happened on your birthday!

Free music downloads from the Sony Music catalog with your library card (limit 3 songs per week).

Gale Courses
Offers high-quality six-week courses on a variety of subjects, including computer applications, web design, accounting, and personal development.

Gale Genealogy Connect
Features a wide range of comprehensive references and is powered by authoritative information from

Gale Legal Forms
Provides convenient, authoritative means for understanding common legal procedures through access to “attorney forms”.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Travel guides, full text encyclopedias and reference books, covering many topics (science, history, religion, law), in full color.

General OneFile
Provides periodical and news information through an intuitive, user-friendly search interface for researchers at all levels.

Global Issues in Context
Provides users with the tools they need to understand today’s world issues from a global perspective.

Global Road Warrior
Research a country before you visit.

Greater Phoenix Digital Library

Download audiobooks, movies & other digital media from home!

Health and Wellness Resource Center (Learn how to use this database!)
Articles from health/medical journals, pamphlets, videos, & publications in addition to a broad collection of Gale reference titles. Journal list | Reference titles

HeritageQuest Online
Genealogy research from historical records. More info

InfoTrac Newsstand
An innovative Web-based full-text newspaper database which allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, newspaper section or other assigned fields.

Kids InfoBits
A content-rich, authoritative, easy-to-use resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics.

Kids Search 
Elementary School (K-8) research (or try Searchasaurus for younger elementary students)

Learning Express Library
A comprehensive, online database of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help students and adult learners succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass.

Literature Resource Center (Learn how to use this database! Part one and two)
Provides access to biographies, bibliographies and critical analysis of authors from every age and literary discipline. Title list

Mango Languages (Learn how to use this database!)
Learn to speak different languages, including Spanish, French, Japanese and more!  Look for the Mango Mobile app for Apple devices and the Mango Mobile app for Android.  The online version will work with BlackBerry through your Internet browser.

Masterfile Complete (Learn how to use this database!)
Magazine articles Consumer Reports found here. Also includes scholarly/peer-reviewed articles. Journal list | Other sources

Mergent InvestorEdge (Learn how to use this database!)
Investment information

Mitchell OnDemand5
In-library Use Only.  Requires Firefox.  Auto repair

Mitchell ProDemand
In-library Use Only. ProDemand is the next generation of Mitchell OnDemand5 repair information, delivering comprehensive auto repair content through an enhanced user interface and advanced search capabilities.

National Geographic Kids
Provides reputable, authoritative content from National Geographic Kids magazine (3 month embargo) and NG books.

Novelist Plus (Learn how to use this database!)
Reading recommendations for fiction and nonfiction 

Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Viewpoint (pro/con) articles, topic overviews, full-text magazine, academic journal, & newspaper articles on controversial topics.

Provides researchers with access to almost all the Gale content in your library's collection through a single search.

PowerSpeak Languages
A language learning software, including Spanish, French, German, Mandarin Chinese, ESL for Spanish speakers, ESL for Mandarin Speakers, Russian, Italian, Japanese, and Korean.

ReferenceUSA (Learn how to use this database!) 
Business directories useful for marketing, sales planning, and researching vendors or competitors.  Also contains residential phone/address directories, including criss-cross.

Rocket Languages
Learn a language online. Languages available: Spanish, Korean, Japanese, Italian, Hindi, German, French, Chinese, Arabic, American Sign Language, Inglés (English as a second language)

Searchasaurus (Elementary)
Contains full-text articles for more than 80 of the most popular elementary school magazines and is designed specifically for elementary school research.

Science in Context
Articles about science topics.

Student Research Center (High School)
Designed specifically for high school libraries, this resource contains full text for hundreds of popular high school magazines covering a wide-range of subject areas including history, science, careers and much more.

Student Resources in Context
Provides holistic topic perspectives from core subjects from Science to Literature to History by integrating a multitude of content, including reference articles, periodical & newspaper articles, primary sources, videos, charts, graphs, and more.

Testing and Education Reference Center (Learn how to use this database!)
Over 100 practice tests & courses.

3M Cloud Library
Read ebooks on your tablet, computer, or eReader. Download the app from the App Store or Google Play.

Children's interactive picture books online, many with animations.

U.S. History in Context
Provides a complete overview of U.S. history that covers the most-studied events, issues and current information.

World History in Context
Integrates full-text periodicals, reference materials, primary source documents and more into a broad collection searchable history collection.

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Zinio for Libraries
A selection of over 380 magazines in different languages, is available for simultaneous viewing 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There are no limits to how many magazines you can view and can access anywhere via a web browser or one of the many Zinio apps available for desktop, mobile device, or tablet. Click here to download your free app now (optional). To start downloading magazines, click here.