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Academic Search Premier 
A scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 7,100 full-text periodicals, including more than 6,100 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 11,200 journals and a total of more than 11,700 publications.

Ancestry Library - Genealogy Resources (In Library Use Only)
A broad genealogical collection providing coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom. The database includes census, church, court and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada and other areas.

Arizona Guide to Grants (In Library Use Only)
A searchable directory of corporate and foundation resources for Arizona grantseekers. Gives current, detailed profiles of over 1,800 corporations and foundations with a history of making grants in Arizona. Includes contact listings, program descriptions, and grant priorities.

Arizona Republic 1999-Present
Full text access to the Arizona Republic Newspaper from January 1999-Present.  

Axis 360 - eBooks & eAudio
This collection of about 5,000 titles and over 6,000 copies offers a diverse collection of the most popular titles and topics in both eBook and eAudio format. Visually appealing eBooks include: children's picture books, cookbooks, gardening, weddings, crafts, décor, art, etc. This includes both fiction and non-fiction bestsellers that have been unavailable in eBook format due to publisher restrictions. This will include authors such as James Patterson, David Baldacci, Nicholas Sparks and Sandra Brown.

AZCentral.com (In Library Use Only)
Unlimited access to azcentral.com's content.  

Bibliography of Native North Americans
A bibliographic database covering all aspects of native North American culture, history, and life. BNNA contains more than 132,000 citations for books, essays, journal articles, and government documents of the United States and Canada. Dates of coverage for included content range from the sixteenth century to the present.

Biblioteca TumbleBook
Una colección de libros animados para niños con actividades, juegos y rompecabezas.

Biography Reference Center
Offers a comprehensive collection of more than 450,000 full-text biographies. In addition to keyword searching, users can also locate biographies of interest by browsing more than 20 genre categories, including actors, authors, composers, explorers, inventors, musicians, Presidents of the United States, current world leaders and many others.

Book Collection Nonfiction: Elementary School Edition
Informative abstracts and searchable full text for more than 1,290 popular nonfiction books. The database includes high interest titles on animals, weather, holidays, Native Americans, United States, Canada, biographies, civics and more.

Book Collection Nonfiction: High School Edition
Informative abstracts and searchable full text for more than 2,440 popular nonfiction books. The database includes high interest titles on careers, health, ethnicity, disabilities, technology, biographies, music, science, history, civics and more.

Book Collection Nonfiction: Middle School Edition
Informative abstracts and searchable full text for more than 3,100 popular nonfiction books. The database includes high interest titles on careers, health, ethnicity, disabilities, technology, biographies, history, science, women, civics and more.

Books24x7 - Business & Technical Online Books
Provides on demand business, technical and engineering content containing thousands of digitized "best in class" books, book summaries, research reports and best practices.

Books & Authors - Reader Resources
Expert book reviews, recommendations and author biographies.

Business Insights: Essentials
A fully integrated database bringing together detailed company and industry news and information, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies, HR law case digests, and over 4,000 magazines, journals, and newsletters. The job seeker, researcher, or casual investor can find up-to-date company and industry information on thousands of global companies.

Business Source Premier
Full-text journal and non-journal content such as financial data, company profiles, SWOT analyses, case studies and more.

Chilton's Car and Truck Repair Library - Auto & Truck Repair
More than 45 years of information with step-by-step procedures, engine, chassis, electrical, drive train, routine maintenance, suspension work and more is made easier for mechanics of any experience level.

Contemporary Authors - Reader Resources
Access complete biographical and bibliographical information and references on more than 120,000 U.S. and international authors.

CQ Electronic Library -Congressional Quarterly
CQ Electronic Library provides online indexing and full text access to the files of CQ Weekly and CQ Researcher. Useful, expert, and unbiased analysis for researching American government, politics, history, public policy, and current affairs for students, citizens and professionals.

eBooks on EBSCO - Online Books
eBooks on EBSCO is a high-quality collection of downloadable eBooks from a wide selection of best-selling, frontlist and award-winning publishers.

EBSCO - Búsqueda en Español
Si desea buscar en una sola base de datos, haga clic en el nombre que aparece abajo. Para buscar en más de una base de datos a la vez, marque las casillas correspondientes y haga clic en Continuar.

EBSCO MasterFILE Premier - Articles Database
Index and abstracts to almost 3000 magazines covering a broad range of topics. Many are available in full-text, dating as far back as 1990. Includes an image database, the American Heritage Dictionary,access to full-text of Essential Documents of American History and Essential Historical Speeches, as well as full-text articles from Magill Book Reviews, covering classic literature and best sellers.

Education Research Complete
A resource for education research. Topics covered include all levels of education and all educational specialties. Education Research Complete provides indexing and abstracts for more than 2,100 journals, as well as full text for more than 1,200 journals, and includes full text for nearly 500 books and monographs.

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos
Enciclopedia Estudantil Hallazgos is a Spanish-language, reference work designed with younger readers in mind. It includes a variety of features that will make this reference work appealing to young students. Enciclopedia Estudantil Hallazgos encyclopedia has thousands of articles written at the appropriate grade level for easy reading by younger readers. Its simple navigation enables students to find their way easily through the entire reference work.

Enciclopedia Hispánica
Gran Enciclopedia Hispánica online is a comprehensive Spanish-language encyclopedia that includes over 100,000 articles, more than 9,000 images and maps, and nearly 1,000 videos, animations, sounds, and interactive media. It is designed for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and ESL/ELL program participants.

Environment Complete
Deep coverage in applicable areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, urban planning, and more. Environment Complete contains more than 1,957,000 records from more than 1,700 domestic and international titles going back to the 1940s (including 1,125 active core titles). The database also contains full text for more than 680 journals and 120 monographs.

ERIC - Education Resource Information Center
ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, contains more than 1,300,000 records and links to more than 317,000 full-text documents dating back to 1966.

Ferguson's - Career Guidance Center 
Detailed profiles of thousands of jobs and industries, valuable advice on career skills, and thousands of resource entries enable the searcher to learn about a wide variety of jobs, industries; scholarships, internships, and professional programs. Includes advice on applying for a job, acing an interview, behaving professionally in the work environment, and related topics, supplemented by dozens of sample resumes and cover letters created by professional career consultants, and a searchable archive of articles from current and past issues of Career opportunities news, a newsletter that provides timely information about colleges and the job market.

Foundation Directory (Burton Barr Central Library - In Library Use Only)
Foundation Directory Online Professional provides access to information on grantmakers and their grants. This database covers nearly 108,000 foundations, corporate giving programs, and grantmaking public charities in the U.S., more than 4,000 sponsoring companies and over 3 million recently awarded grants.

Freegal - eMusic
Freegal is a music download and streaming service that offers access to the Sony Music catalog and their affiliated labels; more than 3 million songs. Each Phoenix Public Library card holder may download up to 5 songs per week in addition to streaming music up to 3 hours per day. Downloaded files do not expire.

Funk & Wagnalls - Encyclopedia
This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

Gale - Virtual Reference
Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials can be accessed online from the library or remotely 24/7. Searches can be done by choosing a product or products or by simply searching all available items.

Grants to Individuals​ (In Library Use Only)
Online database of more than 6,500 foundation and public charity programs that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grantseekers.

Greater Phoenix Digital Library
The Greater Phoenix Digital Library offers eBooks, eAudiobooks, eVideos and eMusic in formats compatible with most electronic devices. It is a wide-ranging collection of more than 90,000 titles that includes adult, teen and children's materials.

Health and Wellness Resource Center
Offers access to authoritative health information, including full-text medical encyclopedias, health and medical journals, thousands of pamphlets, streaming videos, and health articles from more than 3,000 general interest publications covering health care, drug & herbal remedies, diet, and fitness topics. Includes helpful information for students, patients and those in the medical profession.  

Heritage Quest - Genealogy Resources
Genealogical information covering America since the late 1700s. Collections include census images from 1790 to 1930; 25,000 family and local history books; Revolutionary War records; Freedman's Bank Records; and the Periodical Source Index (PERSI) covering over 6,500 genealogical periodicals since 1800. 

History Reference Center
History Reference Center offers full text from more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, cover to cover full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals, nearly 57,000 historical documents, more than 77,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 113,000 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.  

Hoopla - eAudio, eMusic & eVideo

Start using hoopla digital today to borrow digital video, music and audiobooks with your library card. Gain access to thousands of titles – available for instant streaming or temporary download – to watch on your smartphone, tablet or computer. There’s no waiting to borrow and hoopla digital’s automatic return eliminates all late fees.

Hoover's Company Records
Find up to date records on 44,000 major public and non-public U.S. and international companies and 225,000 key executives. Record may include: Fact sheet, overview, history, people, financials, products & operations, subsidiaries & affiliates, competitors.

Humanities International Complete
Full text of hundreds of journals, books and other published sources from around the world. Produced by Whitston Publishing (an imprint of EBSCO Publishing), this database includes all data from Humanities International Index (more than 2,100 journals and 2.47 million records) plus unique full text content, much of which is not found in other databases. The database includes full text for more than 890 journals.

IngentaConnect - Journal Index
Index and abstracts to more than 20,000 interdisciplinary journals, dating as far back as 1988. Online ordering via credit card for journals not available at the Phoenix Public Library.

Kids Search - Homework Help
Contains full text for more than 70 popular, elementary school magazines. Also includes the Encyclopedia of Animals™, and features the Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, and an Image Collection of photos, maps and flags. 

LearningExpressLibrary 2.0
Online academic and career practice tests. Areas covered include SAT preparation courses, SAT practice exams, civil service, cosmetology, EMS, firefighter, GED, law enforcement, military, postal services, real estate, U.S. citizenship, and more. Test score report includes explanation of right and wrong answers. PLEASE NOTE: GED resources not available on LearningExpressLibrary 2.0. Please use LearningExpressLibrary 3.0 if you are just beginning a new course. LearningExpressLibrary 2.0 will not be accessible after May 31, 2013. For more information, please visit LearningExpressLibrary on eLibrary.

LearningExpressLibrary 3.0
Online academic and career practice tests. Areas covered include SAT preparation courses, SAT practice exams, civil service, cosmetology, EMS, firefighter, GED, law enforcement, military, postal services, real estate, U.S. citizenship, and more. To use LearningExpressLibrary 3.0, you will have to create a new LearningExpressLibrary account. Your previous LearningExpressLibrary account will not carry over. For more information, please visit LearningExpressLibrary on eLibrary.

Legal Information Reference Center
Legal Information Reference Center offers resources for a wide variety of legal categories as well as the ability to browse legal forms and statutes. Also highlighted on this site are popular sources in the topic area.  

Literary Reference Center - Reader Resources
Full text database that combines information from reference works, books, and literary journals specifically designed for public libraries, secondary schools, junior/community colleges, and undergraduate research. Includes plot summaries, literary criticism, author biographies, book reviews, poems, short stories and much more.

Literature Resource Center
Provides full text access to bibliographical and biographical information, literary criticism, and contextual information covering more than 90,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists and other writers. Allows for searching of information from Contemporary Authors and Dictionary of Literary Biography, as well as access to full-text criticism from Contemporary Literary Criticism.

Mango Languages - Language Learning
Learn English, Spanish, French, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Korean and more. Using real-life situations and actual conversations, learn how to communicate.

Marcive - Federal Government Publications (In Library Use Only)
Catalog of publications of the federal government from 1976 to the present.

MAS Ultra: School Edition - Homework Help
This comprehensive database, designed specifically for high school libraries, contains full text for more than 500 popular, high school magazines. Full text is also available for 85,670 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents and more than 360 reference books (including the Columbia Encyclopedia, the CIA World Fact Book and World Almanac & Book of Facts).

Middle School Reference Database - Homework Help
Middle Search® Plus contains full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. 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 & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia and American Heritage Dictionary, 4th Edition from Houghton Mifflin, the Encyclopedia of Animals, and an Image Collection of over 400,000 photos, maps and flags.

Mitchell On Demand - Auto Repair (In Library Use Only)
Automotive diagnostic and repair information, including original equipment wiring diagrams, factory technical service bulletins, and maintenance schedules and tables for most foreign and domestic cars and trucks from model year 1974 to the present.

Morningstar Investment Research Center
Provides financial data on over 8,000 stocks and 23,000 mutual funds, with independent reports on 1,200 stocks and 2,000 funds. Potential investors can plan investment strategies and monitor mutual funds, as well as research current or prospective holdings, find price performance records, and learn about fund portfolios and their management. Includes exclusive Morningstar Ratings.

Newspaper Source Plus - Articles Database
Newspaper Source Plus includes more than 1,530 full-text newspapers, providing more than 30 million full-text articles. In addition, the database features more than 684,000 television and radio news transcripts.

NoveList Plus - Reader Resources
Tool to help readers of all ages find new books to read based on books they've already read or topics in which they are interested.

Obituaries Online
Offers more than 10.5 million obituaries and death notices in full-image format from uninterrupted historical archives of the Atlanta Constitution, Boston Globe, Chicago Defender, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, New York Times and Washington Post. Exact dates vary by newspaper from 1851-1994.

OneClickDigital - eBooks & eAudio
OneClickDigital has thousands of multi-access digital audiobooks, including exclusive content from Recorded Books, as well as titles from all major publishers.

Opposing Viewpoints In Context
An online library of current event topics--facts and arguments for and against each topic. Access viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles.

Optimal Resume
A career management platform that allows the user to build resumes, cover letters, e-portfolios, video resumes and professional personal websites. Create your own practice interview where you are recorded answering chosen or created questions. All of the created content can be shared for feedback or downloaded. Users can make their information public for hiring companies to find.

Philanthropy In/Sight (Burton Barr Central Library - In Library Use Only)
An interactive mapping tool that enables users to map either grantmakers or grants to discover patterns of giving, funding relationships, areas where philanthropy has made an impact, and areas where opportunities exist to fill critical needs.

Points of View Reference Center
Full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database provides topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), counterpoint (opposing argument), and Critical Thinking Guide. Topics covered include: affirmative action, cloning, DNA profiling, , immigration, Iraq, Israel & the Palestinians, nuclear proliferation, separation of church and state, standardized testing, stem cell research, and many more.

Press Display - Online Newspapers
An online Newspaper platform that hosts over 2,500 newspapers from 97 countries in over 50 languages. It is available in several languages and on PCs and portable devices.

Primary Search - Magazine Articles
Primary Search provides full text for more than 70 popular, magazines for elementary school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full text information dates as far back as 1990.

Professional Development Collection
Designed for professional educators, 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.

ProQuest - Digital Microfilm
Offers online microfilm editions of The Arizona Republic, New York Times and Barron's. Navigate by publication, title, date and page number. Photos, tables and graphs are replicated to provide cover-to-cover full image content. Print, email and save images in PDF format.

Reader's Guide Retrospective 1890-1982
Provides access to nearly 100 years of citations from more than 500 leading popular periodicals and magazines with citations to more than 3,000,000 articles.

Reference USA - Business Directory
Directory information of more than 14 million publicly and privately owned companies in the United States. Search by business name, type, size or location. Includes modules for: US New Businesses: Updated with more than 50,000 new businesses added each week. Use to research hot areas of economic development. US Lifestyles: Use to research consumers based on their lifestyles, hobbies and interests.

Reference USA - Residential Phone Directory 
National telephone directory of over 120 million residential (consumer) listings. Searchable by name, location or phone number.

Regional Business News
This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

Rocket Languages - Language Learning
Learn American Sign Language, Spanish, Japanese, Italian, Hindi, German, Arabic, English as a Second Language and more. Lessons are reinforced through games and member forums where you can interact with other learners and teachers.

Sams Photofact - Online Electric Repair Manuals (In Library Use Only)
Sams provides service documentation for consumer electronics devices including television, radio,and VCRs. Over 180,000 different models and brand names are covered. Searching is by device model number.

Science Reference Center
A comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full-text science-oriented content. Designed to meet every student's science research needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources.

Searchasaurus: Elementary School - Homework Help
Searchasaurus is an exciting and easy way for young researchers to experience online searching. It is an animated interface with a dinosaur theme that encourages young researchers to enhance and develop basic search methodologies.

Searchasaurus: Primary Search - Homework Help
Searchasaurus is an exciting and easy way for young researchers to experience online searching. It is an animated interface with a dinosaur theme that encourages young researchers to enhance and develop basic search methodologies.

Student Research Center: High School & Middle School - Homework Help
Student Research Center is designed for students in grades 6 through 12. It provides students in secondary and middle schools with the most appropriate research tools to easily obtain the information that they need for their research projects. Students can choose from magazines, newspapers, biographies, country reports, film and video to be included in their search results. They can also search their databases by topic heading, use an online dictionary and encyclopedia, explore the top searches of the day, and even limit their search according to appropriate Lexile reading levels.

Student Research Center: Middle & High School - Homework Help
Designed specifically for middle & high school libraries, contains full text for more than 500 popular, high school magazines. Full text is also available for biographies, primary source documents, 360 reference books, an Image Collection of over 440,000 photos, maps & flags, and expanded full text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines. 

Student Resource Center: Middle School - Homework Help
Contains full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. Full text is also available for thousands of biographies, historical essays, and an Image Collection of over 400,000 photos, maps and flags. 

Testing & Education Reference Center ​
Provides users with in-depth information on colleges and universities, graduate and professional programs, distance learning, corporate training, available scholarships and awards, preparatory entrance tests and more. Also includes help for creating a successful resume. 

TitleSource III (In Library Use Only)
Catalog of books, music, spoken word and videos currently in print or recently out of print.

TOPICsearch - Articles Database
TOPICsearch contains full text for over 60,000 articles from 399 diverse sources including international and regional newspapers, EBSCO's unparalleled collection of periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information.

TumbleBookLibrary
Online collection of animated, talking picture books, reading comprehension quizzes, educational games, and teacher resources.

Typing Master
Practice touch typing, test your typing skills, build up typing speed, and learn to use the numeric keypad.

Universal Class - Online Classes
Why not learn something new today? Universal Class offers hundreds of online classes facilitated by dedicated instructors sharing their knowledge on almost any imaginable topic. All this is free with your Phoenix Public Library card.

Wall Street Journal 1984-Present
Browse or search the Wall Street Journal with comprehensive, full-text access from January 2, 1984 to the present.   

World Book Discover - Encyclopedia
World Book Discover includes reference articles, text-to-speech capabilities, learning and life skills activities, research and translation tools, multimedia, and interactive video to draw students into curriculum-related topics and subjects.

World Book Online - Encyclopedia
One of the premier online general encyclopedias for students. It includes more than 26,000 articles as well as more than 12,000 pictures and maps. The World Book Online Reference Center is continuously updated to incorporate new and important developments relevant to students.

World Book Online for Kids - Encyclopedia
Explore the subjects of People, Sports & Hobbies, Places, Arts, World Religions, Science and Mathematics, Plants and Animals, and History and Government. Also available are guides for specific school assignments as well as games.

World Book Online Info Finder - Encyclopedia
World Book Online Info Finder contains content and features designed for school-age patrons’ homework and research needs. The site features the entire World Book Encyclopedia, a dictionary, a biography center, virtual tours, and video showcases. World Book Online Info Finder also links to current events and world newspapers.

World Book Online Reference Center - Encyclopedia
World Book Online Reference Center is a powerful reference tool for advanced researchers and information seekers. It is loaded with information and features that will help students and other public library patrons perform their research. The site features the entire World Book Encyclopedia, a dictionary, and local and country research guides. World Book Online Reference Center integrates all primary and secondary source databases plus e-books in a single search.

WorldCat - OCLC FirstSearch 
Catalog of books and other materials owned by OCLC member libraries across the nation and around the world.

Zinio - Online Magazines
Customers will have unlimited access to 350+ English and Spanish language magazines with unrestricted viewing 24/7.