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Original historical documents collection that features military records, city directories, Native American archives, historical newspapers, naturalization documents and much more.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


Access Flipster eMagazines
 

NEW - 
: Flipster provides access to current issues of popular magazines to read 
on your computer, tablet, or phone. 


Using Flipster on a computer does require an internet connection.  The Flipster app will allow both online and offline reading.  
Download the Flipster app for your 
iOS or Android device.

Click here to access the Flipster Help Center.


 
Access Newspapers Database
 

NEW - This extensive database provides online access to 5,600+ historical newspapers from nearly 60 locations in the US, plus Canada, England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Australia and Panama. Numbering over 200 million pages, the World Collection is a prime resource for genealogy and historical content.
 St.  Louis Post Dispatch  


NEW - Find information covering the St. Louis metropolitan area including community issues and events, business, education, government, sports, obituaries and more from (1988-present).

Business

 
Gale Small Business Builder

NEW - Gale Small Business Builder is a step-by-step online planning tool for starting, managing and optimizing a business or nonprofit. The program’s intuitive dashboard walks users through five areas of exploration in order to develop a business plan focused on long-term success. Areas include Entrepreneur Profile, Business Ideation, Break-Even Analysis, Business Plans Create, and Financial Projections.


 
Gale Legal Forms


NEW - Provides access to thousands of Missouri legal forms covering legal area like landlord-tenant relations, divorce agreements, business relationships and end-of-life issues. These forms are provided for informational purposes and are not intended to take the place of an attorney’s legal advice.

ReferenceUSA

Search for phone numbers and addresses from databases covering United States businesses, standard residential white pages and more.
https://www.usa.gov/business


USA.gov (Small Business)- A centralized, one-stop governmental site to make it easier for businesses to access services to help them grow and hire


eBooks / Literature

 
Author Check


Author Check is a library service enabling you to create a list of your favorite authors that are currently available in the library’s collection. You will receive an email notice as soon as the library orders a new title by one of your authors, with a link into the catalog to place your own hold.





 

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

Click here for instructional brochures.
 


Access Hoopla

NEW! : The Hoopla digital media service allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later.  There is a limit of five checkouts per month per user.

There is a Hoopla app for your mobile devices and also a Hoopla channel on Roku, Apple TV. Chromecast and Amazon's Fire TV.

Hoopla Help is available here: https://www.hoopladigital.com/help or by submitting feedback in the Hoopla website or app.  

 

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.
 
New Book Alerts
 

Sign up for free email monthly newsletters highlighting the new books and resources recently acquired by the library.


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. 


 
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.
 
http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/morenetjefclcs?db=TGLF

NEW - Provides access to thousands of Missouri legal forms covering legal area like landlord-tenant relations, divorce agreements, business relationships and end-of-life issues. These forms are provided for informational purposes and are not intended to take the place of an attorney’s legal advice.

 
Access Lynda.com


NEW - 
Lynda is an online subscription library that teaches the latest software tools and other business / life skills through high-quality instructional videos taught by recognized industry experts.  JCL is now providing unlimited access to lynda.com for all cardholders.  Lynda.com is also available as an App for your mobile device.  

https://connect.mangolanguages.com/jeffcolib/start

NEW - Mango offers access to 60 foreign language courses and 17 English courses for ESL learners. Mango also offers the opportunity to learn through foreign film with Mango Premiere™ and through specialty mini courses like Pirate, Medical Spanish and Romance. Mango can be accessed at the library; remotely from home, school or business; or on-the-go with apps for iPhone®, Android™, Kindle® and Nook®.


Free MO Driving Test Help



Free practice tests for the Missouri written driver's permit exam.




Reference USA


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