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Phoenix Public Library works with various vendors to provide access to the following resources. Access is made available through your library account, but some resources may also require you to create an additional account with them in order to access their services. Prior to any account creation, please make sure to read the resources’ terms and conditions.


Academic OneFile - Article Search ​

Articles​ and abstracts from scholarly, trade and general-interest periodicals in current events, science, social science, art, and the humanities.


Ancestry Library - Genealogy Resources 

​​A broad genealogical collection providing coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom.

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Arizona Guide to Grants (Only three seats available at a time. Please log out when you are finished.)

A searchable directory of corporate and foundation resources for Arizona grantseekers. 

Arizona Republic 1999-Present

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



AtoZ The USA

AtoZ the USA contains more than 115 country-based articles and 115 state articles for each of the 50 US states, five US territories, and the District of Columbia. Library patrons and students will find unmatched coverage of the country’s people, history, economy, geography, symbols, culture, and society.


AtoZ World Food

AtoZ World Food contains traditional recipes for 174 countries of the world and is the only database that covers food culture in six categories: National Cuisine, Regional Cuisine, Daily Meals, Dining Etiquette, Special Occasion Foods, and Food Trivia.


Auto Repair Source

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

Axis 360 - eBooks & eAudio

Choose from over 6,000 eBooks and audiobooks, (including James Patterson, Danielle Steel and David Baldacci) to watch or listen to on your smartphone, tablet, or computer. Automatic return eliminates all late fees.

Learn more about Getting Started with Axis 360.

Biography - Gale In Context​

Biographies on more than 325,000 people from throughout history and around the world.   

Books & Authors - Reader Resources ​

Expert book reviews, recommendations, and author biographies.

Britannica Library
Britannica Library

A suite of online research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related websites.​ 

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Gale Presents: Peterson's Career Prep

Gale Presents: Peterson's Career Prep ​ 

Provides guidance and essential activities for job-seekers and those exploring career options.

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.

Consumer Reports Online

Access more than 7,000 product reviews and ratings on cars, appliances, electronics, and more from Consumer Reports Online.​ 

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 

Useful, expert, and unbiased analysis for researching American government, politics, history, public policy, and current affairs for students, citizens, and professionals.



DreamBuilder is an online training program that consists of 13 beginning business courses which simultaneously creates a personalized, editable business plan that entrepreneurs can use to seek support for their business

Practice sample permit tests for free as many times as you need, until you're ready to take the real Arizona DMV test! You can also download the current year Arizona driver's handbook, motorcycle handbook, and Commercial Driver's License handbook. 

EBSCO MasterFILE Complete - ​​Articles Database ​

Index and abstracts to almost 3000 magazines covering a broad range of topics, as well as reference books, primary source documents, and an extensive image collection.


Elementary - Gale in Context​ (formerly Kids Infobits)

Thousands of age appropriate articles, eBooks and and images, designed for grades K-6.



Flipster is an easy to use, online newsstand.  Access Flipster's library of popular magazine titles from any computer, laptop, or mobile device that is connected to the internet and click on a magazine to view it immediately within your browser.  Users have access to a variety of popular titles including Entertainment WeeklyEssenceInStylePeopleSports Illustrated and many more!

Learn more about Getting Started with Flipster

Foundation Directory 

This database covers nearly 108,000 foundations, corporate giving programs, and grant-making 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 allows each Phoenix Public Library card holder to download up to 5 songs per week in addition to unlimited streaming music. Downloaded files do not expire. 

Gale - eBooks ​

Gale eBooks is a database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research, available 24/7.

Gale Presents: Peterson's Career Prep ​

Provides guidance and essential activities for job-seekers and those exploring career options.

General OneFile - Article Search​ 

Search periodicals, newspapers, reference books and multi-media sources on the humanities, education, environmental issues, technology, health care, politics and more.

Global Issues - Gale In Context ​

Features hundreds of country portals for analysis of social, political, military, economic, environmental, health, and cultural issues.


Global Road Warrior

Global Road Warrior is the world's most extensive country-by-country resource for learning about culture, customs, history, and language worldwide. Global Road Warrior consists of 175 Country Guides of 119 topics each. 

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 - eBooks, eAudio, online Magazines, and eVideo

Choose from over 100,000 eBooks, online magazines, audiobooks and videos (including John Grisham, Janet Evanovich and JK Rowling) to watch or listen to on your smartphone, tablet, or computer through the OverDrive app. Many titles available to read right in your browser or for temporary download, and automatic return eliminates all late fees. 

Learn more about Getting Started with Greater Phoenix Digital Library.

Health and Wellness Resource Center ​

Access to authoritative health information, including full-text medical encyclopedias, health and medical journals, pamphlets, streaming videos, and health articles from more than 3,000 general interest publications.

Heritage Quest - Genealogy Resources

Genealogical information covering America since the late 1700s.

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High School - Gale in Context 

Explore information from science, literature and history through reference books, newspaper and journal articles, video, and audio files.

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center
Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center

This collection offers hobby enthusiasts hundreds of full-text magazines and books, videos, thousands of recipes and more, all within a unique, easy-to-use interface.

hoopla - eAudio, eMusic & eVideo

Choose from over ​​​​12,000 audiobooks, videos and music (including​ the Hunger Games audiobooks, ​​the Starz Movie Catalog and brand ​new music releases)​ to watch or listen to on your smartphone, tablet, or computer. Many titles available for instant streaming or temporary download, and automatic return eliminates all late fees. 

Learn more about Getting Started with hoopla.

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.     

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.       


The Kanopy collection offers a broad selection of more than 30,000 feature films, documentaries, foreign language, and training videos, including: the Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, the Frontline series, and international films.

Learn more about getting started with Kanopy or go directly to the collection.

Legal Forms​ 

Includes official legal forms enabling users to create their own legal documents.


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.


Literature Resource Center ​

Provides access to bibliographical and biographical information, literary criticism, and contextual information covering more than 90,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers.   

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.

News - Online Newspapers 

Provides access to more than 1,100 major U.S. regional, national and local newspapers as well as leading titles from around the world​. 

NoveList Plus

NoveList Plus - Reader Resources  

Online 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.

Tips​     Tutorials is a multi-platform news tool that provides full access to New York Times and International New York Times content, including breaking news, multimedia, reviews and opinion, blogs, videos and more.


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Opposing Viewpoints - Gale In Context ​

An online library of current event topics--facts and arguments for and against each topic.



An online newspaper platform that hosts over 5,000 newspapers from 100 countries in over 60 languages. It is available in several languages and on PCs and portable devices. 

Learn more about getting started​ with PressReader or go directly to the collection. ​



Learn any one of 80 languages, free with your library card! For more info, learn more ​about getting started with Pronunciator.


Practice for the US Citizenship Naturalization exam​ using videos and quizzes.​

Pronunciator en Español​​​

Aprenda uno de 80 idiomas, gratis con su tarjeta usuario de Phoenix Public Library.​​

ProCitizen en Español​

Practique para el Examen de Naturalización usando videos y pruebas.


RBdigital - online Magazines

With RBdigital, customers have unlimited access 300+ English and Spanish language magazines with unrestricted viewing 24/7. Magazines are displayed completely and in full color, just as you would see them in print. Create your Reading List and start flipping through those digital pages today!

Learn more about Getting Started with RBdigital for magazines.​  


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Data Axle Reference Solutions

Directory information of more than 14 million publicly and privately owned companies in the United States. As well as a national telephone directory of over 120 million residential (consumer) listings. Searchable by name, location or phone number.

Rocket Languages - Language Learning     

Learn American Sign Language, Spanish, Japanese, Italian, Hindi, German, Arabic, English as a Second Language and more.

Sams Photofact - Online Electric Repair Manuals 

Sams provides service documentation for consumer electronics devices including television, radio,and VCRs.

Scholastic Teachables

Provides thousands of free printable activity sheets, lesson plans, reading passages, and more. It also has games and puzzles, clip art, and bulletin board ideas. Content is available for PreK - 8th grade. This database is great for parents, teachers, homeschoolers and students.

Science - Gale in Context​

Detailed information for science assignments and projects, including articles, biographies, videos, overviews, and experiments.

Skillsoft Books​

Provides leading, on demand business, technical, and engineering content containing thousands of digitized "best in class" books, book summaries, audiobooks, videos, and best practices. 


 Small Business Reference Center

Small Business Reference Center

Providing exclusive full text for many of the top consumer small business reference books, Small Business Reference Center contains more than 450 full-text reference books (including NOLO books), as well as nearly 400 full-text magazines.

Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Small Engine Repair Reference Center is a comprehensive, user-friendly resource for all types of small engine repair. It offers repair information for air-cooled engines, ATVs, chainsaws, snowblowers, rotary tiller, large and small diesel engines, jet skis, lawn mowers and more.

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.

TumbleBookLibrary - eBooks for Kids  

Online collection of animated, talking picture books, reading comprehension quizzes, educational games, and teacher resources.
Access to TumbleBook Library outside of our libraries requires library card authentication. Have your library card ready.

Typing Quest​

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


US History - Gale In Context​

Information on US history from primary sources and reference documents, including photographs, illustrations and maps.

Universal Class - Online Classes

Learn something new today - choose from nearly 500 online classes facilitated by instructors.

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Westlaw (Burton Barr Central Library - In Library Use Only)

Westlaw simplifies your starting point for legal research. Information resources on Westlaw include more than 40,000 databases of case law, state and federal statutes, administrative codes, newspaper and magazine articles, public records, law journals, law reviews, treatises, legal forms and other information resources. 



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

World History - Gale In Context ​

Search a broad collection of reference works and primary documents covering the events, movements and individuals that have shaped world history. 

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