A-Z Resources


Academic OneFile

Working on a research paper? Try this database! 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

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Ancestry Library (in-house use)

Available for use at any Chandler Library location.

This database contains millions of records from all over the world including vital records, Census records, immigration records, city directories, yearbooks, and much more.

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Track reading, connect with friends, and join reading challenges with your library!

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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.

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Chandler Public Library App Library Card Required.

Use Chandler Public Library on the go! Chandler Library’s mobile app makes it easy to find and discover titles, place holds, renew items, get information about our library, and much more.

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Chilton Library

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.

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Consumer Reports

Review and compare products and find in-depth advice, tips, and trends written by experts. Includes content from the print magazine and the online subscription site.

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Data Axle Reference Solutions

(Formerly ReferenceUSA) A powerful online reference and research tool providing library cardholders instant, real-time access to accurate, in-depth information on U.S. businesses (59 million) and U.S. residents (310 million). Find new business opportunities, research executives and companies, find news articles, conduct job searches, research papers, locate addresses and phone numbers, conduct market research, and much more.

Note: To use the mobile app, enter your ZIP code and choose Arizona State Library. Then sign in with your library card number.

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

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Free music downloads from the Sony Music catalog with your library card. Limit five songs per week.

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Heritage Quest

Genealogy research from historical records, including information from the Freedman's Bank and Revolutionary War Era Pension & Bounty-land Warrant Application Files. 

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High School

Resources for high school-level core subjects from Science to Literature to History, including reference articles, periodical & newspaper articles, primary sources, videos, charts, graphs, and more.

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Home Improvement Reference Center

Provides do-it-yourselfers with detailed, user-friendly “how-to” information covering a variety of home improvement and repair projects. Access includes full-text content from leading home improvement magazines and books, plus images not found anywhere else online.

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Streaming video with a focus on documentaries, classic films, and learning content such as career development, lifestyle video, The Great Courses collection, and K-12 curriculum video. Use your library card to create a free account and get up to 30 "tickets" per month (see each video's details for more information on ticket use).

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Kanopy Kids Library Card Required.

Streaming video just for ages 2-8! With animated storytime favorites, classic kids' movies, beloved TV shows, educational videos, and more, you and your children can watch Kanopy Kids on your computer, mobile device, or smart TV. Create a free Kanopy account using your library card number and PIN. Kanopy Kids titles offer unlimited views!



More GED/High School Diploma Resources

Arizona Department of Education
Information about getting a high school equivalency diploma in Arizona, including GED testing and test prep.

Chandler HUB Resource Center
A free online high school diploma program for students ages 16-21 and a grant-funded diploma program for those over 21. The program is online, but students can go to the HUB for enrollment, tutoring, computers, Wi-Fi, and support. 

Excel Adult High School
Free online high school for adults age 21 and over, offering an accredited high school diploma. Transfer credits from previous high schools are accepted. Sponsored by the Arizona Workforce Diploma Program.

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More Genealogy Resources

Arizona Genealogy Birth and Death Certificates
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Birth and death certificates are now available to the public online! Births that occurred at least 75 years ago and deaths that occurred at least 50 years ago are available for viewing online.

Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, opens a new window
Information about the Genealogy collection.

Family History Society of Arizona, opens a new window
Non-profit established to promote the study and research of Arizona family histories.

Family Search, opens a new window
Links to over 1 billion names in the LDS (Mormon Church) database. Access the catalog of the largest genealogical library in the world - the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

RootsWeb, opens a new window
One of the oldest and most respected genealogical databases and it’s free! Includes the Social Security death index.

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ParentTV Library Card Required.

They say it takes a village to raise a child... ParentTV is a virtual library of parenting resources right at your fingertips. Real and relatable information from parenting experts, in an easy-to-watch video format. Welcome to your village!

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Over 6,000 newspapers and magazines from over 100 countries in 60+ languages. Browse the PressReader website or download the PressReader app and choose "Libraries and Groups" to log in with your library card and PIN numbers. Access to this resource is made possible by Friends of Chandler Public Library. [Arizona Republic is currently unavailable.] 

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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). 

Note: To use the mobile app, you must first create a free account at the website. Then use the same username and password to log into the app.

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