Scenic Regional Library subscribes to more than 50 reference resources. These resources are completely online and provide reliable, up-to-date information. All of these are available at every branch location, and most are available remotely with a valid library card.

 

Auto Repair

Business and Investment

Education

Foreign Languages

Genealogy

Health and Wellness

High School Research

Kids and Teens Research

Magazines and Newspapers

Reader’s Advisory

Reference and Encyclopedias

Science

Test Preparation / Study Guides

Live Homework Help® powered by Tutor.com


Auto Repair

Chilton Library   Remote/In Library 
Chilton Library provides exclusive photographs, diagnostics designed by instructors, step-by-step repair procedures, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for automobiles and light trucks in one easy-to-use web site. To log in: enter your library card number.

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Business and Investment

ReferenceUSA   Remote/In Library
Includes more than 13 million U.S. businesses and 200 million U.S. households. Information also includes annual reports, SEC information, industry and specialty directories, trade publications. Excellent information source for businesses as well as individuals. Information is updated monthly. To log in: accept terms and conditions and enter your library card number.

Value Line Investment Survey   Remote/In Library
On-line version of the well-known and respected investment information service, including the “Ratings & Reports,” “Summary & Index,” and “Selection & Opinions” features. To log in: (Scenic Regional Library cards only) enter 00 followed by your 10-digit library card number; (Sullivan cards) enter your 14-digit library card number only.

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Education

ERIC   Remote/In Library
ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, which is powered by EBSCOhost, contains more than 1.3 million records and links to more than 323,000 full-text documents dating back to 1966. To log in: enter your library card number.

Professional Development Collection   Remote/In Library
Powered by EBSCOhost, Professional Development Collection is designed for professional educators and 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. Professional Development Collection is the most comprehensive collection of full text education journals in the world. To log in: enter your library card number.

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Foreign Languages

Mango Languages   Remote/In Library
Over 40 foreign languages to explore and over 15 ESL courses taught in your native language. To log in: enter your library card number for Guest Access. To keep track of your progress, sign in or create a profile. (Creating a profile is not required but is recommended.)

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Genealogy (click here to view all of our Genealogy resources) 

Ancestry Library   In Library Only
Provides access to 450 million indexed U.S. Census records from 1790 to 1930 as well as military records, Social Security death index and city directories.

Family Search  Remote/In Library (Free)
FamilySearch is a nonprofit family history organization dedicated to connecting families across generations. Search over 3 billion names from all over the world. 24/7 phone support is available.

Fold3  In Library Only
Fold3 provides convenient access to U.S. military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. Original records at Fold3 help you discover and share stories about these everyday heroes, forgotten soldiers, and the families that supported them. Fold3’s social networking aspect allows you to combine original historical documents and records found on the site with what you have in your own albums and shoeboxes to create an online memorial for someone who served.

Heritage Quest   Remote/In Library
Genealogy database providing access to U.S. Census records plus genealogies, local histories and other primary sources. To log in: enter your library card number. If your library card number ends with a + sign, substitute the number 1.

Newspapers.com – Missouri Collection   Remote/In Library
Find historical newspapers from communities around Missouri. Explore newspaper articles and clippings for help with genealogy, history and other research.

For more local historical newspapers from communities in Franklin, Gasconade, and Warren Counties, visit our Digitized Newspaper Collection.

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Health and Wellness

Consumer Health Complete   Remote / In Library
Consumer Health Complete, powered by EBSCOhost, is a comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support patients’ information needs and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. Consumer Health Complete provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. In addition, Consumer Health Complete includes the Clinical Reference System and the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which provides access to up-to-date, concise and clinically relevant drug monographs. The database is updated on a weekly basis. To log in: enter your library card number.

MEDLINE   Remote/In Library
MEDLINE, powered by EBSCOhost, provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 4,800 current biomedical journals. To log in: enter your library card number.

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High School Research

MAS Ultra: School Edition   Remote/In Library
Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for nearly 500 popular, high school magazines. MAS Ultra – School Edition, powered by EBSCOhost, also provides more than 360 full text reference books, 85,670 biographies, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs and expanded full text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines. To log in: enter your library card number.

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Kids and Teens Research

ABCmouse.com  In Library Only
With 3,500+ interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities, ABCmouse.com’s award-winning online curriculum is an invaluable resource for young learners (ages 2-6+).  From Age of Learning, Inc.

Explora Elementary School  Remote / In Library
Explora, powered by EBSCOhost, makes it easy for students to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results. Results can be easily sorted by source type –  magazines, books, photos, etc.  To log in: enter your library card number.

Explora Middle School  Remote / In Library
Explora, powered by EBSCOhost, makes it easy for students to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results. Results can be easily sorted by source type – magazines, books, photos, etc.  To log in: enter your library card number.

Explora High School  Remote / In Library
Explora, powered by EBSCOhost, makes it easy for students to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results. Results can be easily sorted by source type – magazines, books, photos, etc.  To log in: enter your library card number.

Live Homework Help ®  Remote/In Library
Live Homework Help® allows you to chat with a tutor in real time! Ask questions and get help on a variety of subjects. Share files, websites, and a virtual whiteboard with the tutor as you master the concepts! Ages Kindergarten through 12th Grade, Adult Learner and College Prep. To log in: enter your library card number. Powered by Tutor.com.

Middle Search Plus   Remote/In Library
Middle Search Plus, powered by EBSCOhost, provides full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. Middle Search Plus also contains 84,774 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and a School Image Collection of photos, maps and flags To log in: enter your library card number.

Novelist K-8   Remote/In Library
The power and quality of Novelist rolled into a junior version for kids in Kindergarten through 8th grade. Powered by EBSCOhost, Novelist K-8 is great for finding author read a-likes, other titles like a favorite book, books in a series, and award-winning books. Provides age-appropriate suggestions for all grade levels and abilities. To log in: enter your library card number.

Primary Search   Remote/In Library
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. To log in: enter your library card number.

Read the Books   Remote/In Library
Lists of books by topic, grade, series, state awards, etc. Find books set in certain states or during different time periods. To log in: enter your library card number.

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Magazines and Newspapers

America’s News Magazines   Remote/In Library
Full text articles from major news magazines. To log in: enter your library card number.

MAS Ultra: School Edition   Remote/In Library
Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for nearly 500 popular, high school magazines. MAS Ultra – School Edition, powered by EBSCOhost, also provides more than 360 full text reference books, 85,670 biographies, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs and expanded full text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines. To log in: enter your library card number.

Newspaper Source   Remote/In Library
Newspaper Source, powered by EBSCOhost, provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 (U.S.) & international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for 389 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full text television & radio news transcripts are also provided. To log in: enter your library card number.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch   Remote/In Library
Full text from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  To view newspaper articles, click “America’s News Magazines” link, then “United States” link under Shortcuts, then “Missouri” link under Locations, then “St. Louis Post Dispatch” link.  Enter a specific publication date or view recent issues. To log in: enter your library card number.

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Reader’s Advisory

Book Collection Nonfiction: Elementary School Edition   Remote/In Library
Book Collection Nonfiction: Elementary School Edition, powered by EBSCOhost, is a rich research database for school and public libraries. It contains 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. To log in: enter your library card number.

Book Collection Nonfiction: Middle School Edition   Remote/In Library
Book Collection Nonfiction: Middle School Edition, powered by EBSCOhost, is a rich research database for school and public libraries. It contains 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. To log in: enter your library card number.

Book Collection Nonfiction: High School Edition   Remote/In Library
Book Collection Nonfiction: High School Edition, powered by EBSCOhost, is a rich research database for school and public libraries. It contains 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. To log in: enter your library card number.

Literature Resource Center   Remote/In Library
Literature Resource Center is your most current, comprehensive, and reliable online resource for research on literary topics, authors, and their works. Its coverage includes all genres and disciplines, all time periods, and all regions of the world. To log in: enter your library card number.

Novelist   Remote/In Library
Novelist, powered by EBSCOhost, is great for finding author read a-likes, other titles like a favorite book, titles in series, book discussion guides, and award winning books. Also includes information on children’s books and a special “Features for Teachers” section. To log in: enter your library card number.

Novelist K-8   Remote/In Library
The power and quality of Novelist rolled into a junior version for kids in Kindergarten through 8th grade. Powered by EBSCOhost, Novelist K-8, is great for finding author read a-likes, other titles like a favorite book, books in a series, and award-winning books. Provides age-appropriate suggestions for all grade levels and abilities. To log in: enter your library card number. 

Read the Books   Remote/In Library
Lists of books by topic, grade, series, state awards, etc. Find books set in certain states or during different time periods.

TumbleBookLibrary   Remote/In Library
The TumbleBookLibrary is a collection of TumbleBooks: animated, talking picture books, suited for elementary school children. TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books, adding sound, animation, music and narration to create an electronic picture book. The web site is easy for children to navigate and allows children to hear stories read fluently. There are even options to hear the stories in French or Spanish. Each story comes with puzzles and games geared to ensure reading comprehension.

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Reference and Encyclopedias

Academic Search Elite   Remote/In Library
Academic institutions worldwide depend on this database as their core resource of scholarly information. Academic Search Elite, powered by EBSCOhost, contains full text for more than 2,100 journals, Nearly 150 journals have PDF images dating back to 1985. To log in: enter your library card number.

Explora General Research and eBooks  Remote / In Library
Explora, powered by EBSCOhost, makes it easy to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results. Results can be easily sorted by source type –magazines, books, photos, etc.  To log in: enter your library card number.

Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia   Remote/In Library
Powered by EBSCOhost, this database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas. To log in: enter your library card number.

Gale Virtual Reference Library   Remote/In Library
Updated regularly. A database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources. Fully searchable across all files.  To log in: enter your library card number.

MasterFILE Premier   Remote/In Library
Designed specifically for public libraries and powered by EBSCOhost, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals with full-text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost. To log in: enter your library card number.

ReferenceUSA   Remote/In Library
Includes more than 13 million U.S. businesses and 200 million U.S. households. Information also includes annual reports, SEC information, industry and specialty directories, trade publications. Excellent information source for businesses as well as individuals. Information is updated monthly. To log in: enter your library card number.

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Science

Science Reference Center   Remote/In Library
Science Reference Center, powered by EBSCOhost, is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content. This database contains full text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, etc. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife. To log in: enter your library card number.

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Test Preparation / Study Guides

Driver Education  – Remote/In Library
Free DMV Permit practice tests help you to prepare for your driver’s test!  Car, motorcycle, CDL practice tests, online driver’s manuals, and FAQ section with detailed questions to 100+ DMV-related questions.

Learning Express Library  – School Center    Remote/In Library
Practice, lessons, and study aids to help you do your best in Elementary, Middle, or High School. To log in for first time, click Register button and create an account; afterwards, enter the Username (email address) and Password created during registration.

Learning Express Library  – College Preparation Center  Remote/In Library
Practice tests and courses for ACT, SAT, AP, and PSAT/NMSQT. To log in for first time, click Register button and create an account; afterwards, enter the Username (email address) and Password created during registration.

Learning Express Library  – College Center    Remote/In Library
Strengthen your academic skills and prepare for placement tests and graduate school entrance exams. To log in for first time, click Register button and create an account; afterwards, enter the Username (email address) and Password created during registration.

Learning Express Library  – Adult Learning Center    Remote/In Library
Practice tests and courses to build your math skills; become a better reader; improve your writing, speaking, and grammar; and prepare to become a U.S. citizen. To log in for first time, click Register button and create an account; afterwards, enter the Username (email address) and Password created during registration.

Learning Express Library  –  High School Equivalency Center   Remote/In Library
Basic skill building, preparation, and practice testing.  GED also available in Spanish. To log in for first time, click Register button and create an account; afterwards, enter the Username (email address) and Password created during registration.

Learning Express Library    – Career Center   Remote/In Library
Learn more about a career, prepare for an entrance exam, prepare for an occupational exam, or join the military or become an officer with practice tests and courses for Civil Service and vocational career certification including ASVAB, EMT, Praxis 1 and real estate licensing. To log in for first time, click Register button and create an account; afterwards, enter the Username (email address) and Password created during registration.

Learning Express Library  – Recursos para Hispanohablantes   Remote/In Library
Mejore sus habildades escritas, orales y gramaticales. Sea Major Lector. Desarrolle sus Habilidades Matematicas. Preparese para su examen de GED®.  To log in for first time, click Register button and create an account; afterwards, enter the Username (email address) and Password created during registration.

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