Genealogy / History

 
IN LIBRARY USE ONLY

Start your genealogy searching here: includes records from the United States Census; military records; court, land, and probate records; vital and church records; directories; passenger lists and more!

Access to Ancestry Library Edition is provided through the generous support of the Jefferson County Genealogical Society and the Friends of the Northwest Branch Library.

 
Fold3

Original historical documents collection that features military records, city directories, Native American archives, historical newspapers, naturalization documents and much more.
 

This collection assembles every available US federal census; family genealogies; local histories; and more!
Missouri Digital Heritage


Search millions of records on Missouri's past and gain access to thousands of digitized primary source materials. 

Magazines / Newspapers


EbscoHost

Search full text magazines, newspapers, online books and other research tools all from one spot.  Access is also available through the EbscoHost app.
 
Newspaper Source

Full text articles from national and international newspapers and selective regional newspapers.
 Explora
Explora - General Research and eBooks

Access to Book Collection Nonfiction: High School Edition, Book Collection Nonfiction: Middle School Edition, MasterFILE Premier (magazines), Newspaper Source, Science Reference Center, Topic Overviews Public Library, eBook Public Library Collection, and Consumer Health Complete.
 Explora
Explora - Elementary
 
Access to Primary Search (magazines), eBook K-8 Collection, and Topic Overviews K-5.  
 Explora
Explora - Middle School
 
Access to Primary Search (magazines), eBook K-8 Collection, and Topic Overviews K-5.  
 Explora
Explora - High School
Access to Academic Search Elite (magazines), Book Collection Nonfiction: High School Edition, Book Collection Nonfiction: Middle School Edition, MAS Ultra - School Edition, Newspaper Source, Science Reference Center, Topic Overviews 6-12, eBook K-8 Collection, eBook High School Collection, Consumer Health Complete, and Middle Search Plus (magazines).

Business

 
BusinessUSA
 

BusinessUSA - A centralized, one-stop governmental site to make it easier for businesses to access services to help them grow and hire.

ReferenceUSA

Search for phone numbers and addresses from databases covering United States businesses, standard residential white pages and more.

eBooks / Literature





 View and download 28,000+ eBooks for children and adults from EBSCO eBooks Public Library Collection.

Click here for instructional brochures.
 

Consortium of Missouri libraries with access to downloadable eBooks eAudiobooks.  Additional titles for children and teens provided by a generous donation from the Enterprise Holdings Foundation.

Click here for instructional brochures.
 Explora
Explora - General Research and eBooks

Access to Book Collection Nonfiction: High School Edition, Book Collection Nonfiction: Middle School Edition, MasterFILE Premier (magazines), Newspaper Source, Science Reference Center, Topic Overviews Public Library, eBook Public Library Collection, and Consumer Health Complete.

Explora
Explora - High School

Searchable full text books plus high interest titles.

Explora
Explora - Middle School

Searchable full text books plus high interest titles.

Explora
Explora - Elementary

Searchable full text books plus high interest titles.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
 
Access full text reference books on education, the environment, medicine and profiles of US states.
http://www.tumblebooklibrary.com/autologin.aspx?userid=dDH9bKZYXiDTlAKKKrY4lA%3D%3D

 
A collection of animated, talking picture books along with puzzles, quizzes and extra resources.  

TumbleBook Library App for Mobile Devices available here:

Google Play Store        Apple App Store
 
WorldCat

Search libraries around the world for items that JCL does not carry that can be requested through Interlibrary Loan.

General Reference

 IN LIBRARY USE ONLY
AllData

Vehicle repair information covering vehicles from 1982 to the present.

 
http://BasicESL.learningsecure.com/access?k=166


Basic ESL improves an individual’s listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through a simple to follow, and instructionally proven curriculum.  Students learn English quickly and effectively on relevant topics including: family, home, school and many other topics. In each lesson students learn key vocabulary and how to use that vocabulary in conversation.  No computer experience is necessary. Click on "Instant  Access" to enter without registering.


Gale Virtual Reference Library
 
Access full text reference books on education, the environment, medicine and profiles of US states.
 
Learning Express
 
AT HOME USERS: When prompted, use your library card to create the account and choose Jefferson County Library. 

Many academic and licensing practice tests: ACT, SAT, GRE, LSAT, TOEFL, ESL and more.
Permit Practice Tests
 
Free practice tests for the Missouri written driver's permit exam.

ReferenceUSA

Search for phone numbers and addresses from databases covering United States businesses, standard residential white pages and more.
Salem Press Online
 IN LIBRARY USE ONLY
Salem Press Online

Access content from history, literature and science reference books.

For Kids

 
Award-winning curriculum for young learners (ages 2-6+) including interactive books, educational games, puzzles and other learning activities.
Explora
Explora - Elementary

 
Access to Primary Search (magazines), eBook K-8 Collection, and Topic Overviews K-5.  
Explora
Explora - Middle School

 
Access to Book Collection Nonfiction: Middle School Edition, Middle Search Plus (magazines), Topic Overviews 6-12, Science Reference Center, eBook K-8 Collection and Newspaper Source.
 Explora
Explora - High School
 Access to Academic Search Elite (magazines), Book Collection Nonfiction: High School Edition, Book Collection Nonfiction: Middle School Edition, MAS Ultra - School Edition, Newspaper Source, Science Reference Center, Topic Overviews 6-12, eBook K-8 Collection, eBook High School Collection, Consumer Health Complete, and Middle Search Plus (magazines).
http://www.tumblebooklibrary.com/autologin.aspx?userid=dDH9bKZYXiDTlAKKKrY4lA%3D%3D

 
A collection of animated, talking picture books along with puzzles, quizzes and extra resources.  

TumbleBook Library App for Mobile Devices available here:

Google Play Store        Apple App Store