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.
Career Transitions - Job Help Resources
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.
Contemporary Authors - Reader Resources
Access complete biographical and bibliographical information and references on more than 120,000 U.S. and international authors.
Consumer Reports Online
Access more than 7,000 product reviews and ratings on cars, appliances, electronics, and more from Consumer Reports Online.
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.
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 Weekly, Essence, InStyle, People, Sports Illustrated and many more!
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Foundation Directory (Burton Barr Library - In Library Use Only)
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 streaming music up to 3 hours per day. Downloaded files do not expire.
Gale - Virtual Reference
Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research, available 24/7.
Includes hundreds of authoritative resources formerly available only in print or on CD-ROM, covering genealogy best practices, research methods, immigration, royal and noble ancestry and much more.
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 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 and eVideo
Choose from over 100,000 eBooks, 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.
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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.
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.
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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.
Kids InfoBits - Articles for Kids
Thousands of age appropriate articles, eBooks and and images, designed for grades K-6.
Includes official legal forms enabling users to create their own legal documents.
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.
NewsStand - 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 - 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.
Opposing Viewpoints In Context
An online library of current event topics--facts and arguments for and against each topic.
Optimal Resume- Job Help Resources
A career management platform that allows the user to build resumes, cover letters, e-portfolios, video resumes, and professional personal websites.
Focusing on the most popular languages being studied today, Powerspeak features a combination of scored online activities, exercises, lessons, and games.
(formerly Press Display)
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 Espanol
Aprenda uno de 80 idiomas, gratis con su tarjeta usuario de Phoenix Public Library.
ProCitizen en Espanol
Practique para el Examen de Naturalización usando videos y pruebas.
RBdigital - eAudiobooks and online Magazines (formerly OneClickdigital and Zinio)
RBdigital has thousands of multi-access digital audiobooks, including exclusive content from Recorded Books, as well as titles from all major publishers.
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And, Zinio for Libraries has merged with RBdigital to provide unlimited access to more than 350 English- and Spanish-language magazines.
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Getting Started with RBdigital for magazines
Reference USA - Business Directory
Directory information of more than 14 million publicly and privately owned companies in the United States.
Reference USA - Residential Phone Directory
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.
Sage Business and Management Video Library
This extensive and diverse collection features more than 140 hours of video, including in-depth interviews with experts from across the globe on topics as varied as innovation management, corporate social responsibility, and social media marketing.
Sams Photofact - Online Electric Repair Manuals (In Library Use Only)
Sams provides service documentation for consumer electronics devices including television, radio,and VCRs.
Science in Context
Detailed information for science assignments and projects, including articles, biographies, videos, overviews, and experiments.
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
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 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.
Student Resources in Context
Explore information from science, literature and history through reference books, newspaper and journal articles, video, and audio files.
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.
Practice touch typing, test your typing skills, build up typing speed, and learn to use the numeric keypad.
US History 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.
Westlaw (Burton Barr 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 In Context
Search a broad collection of reference works and primary documents covering the events, movements and individuals that have shaped world history.