online resources a-z

This database features award-winning curriculum for young learners ages 2-6. Includes interactive books, educational games, puzzles and other activities.

This service offers automotive repair information covering vehicles from 1982 to the present. In Library Use Only.

Start your genealogy search here - includes records from the U.S. Census; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; passenger lists and more! In Library Use Only.

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

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 notification as soon as the library orders a new title by your favorite authors, with the option to place a hold on the new title.

Consumer Health Complete supports the information needs of patients and fosters an overall understanding of health-related topics. This resource provides content covering all key areas of health and wellness, from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary and holistic medicine.

More than 1,000 award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.

This service provides free practice tests for the Missouri written driver's permit exam.

View and download 28,000+ eBooks for children and adults from EBSCO's eBook collection for public libraries.

Search for the full text of a variety of magazines, newspapers, eBooks and other research materials all from one spot. Access is also available through the EBSCOHost app.

Use this specialized search tool to locate materials in EBSCOHost designated for K-5th grade students. Accesses Primary Search (Magazines), the eBook collection for elementary students and Topic Overviews.

Use this specialized search tool to locate materials in EBSCOHost designated for general research projects. Accesses the Nonfiction Book Collections for high school and middle school students; MasterFILE Premier (magazines); Newspaper Source; Science Reference Center; Topic Overviews; eBook Public Library Collection; and Consumer Health Complete.

Use this specialized search tool to locate materials in EBSCOHost designated for 9th-12th grade students. Accesses Academic Search Elite (magazines and journal articles); the Nonfiction Book Collection for high school students; MAS Ultra - School Edition; Newspaper Source; Science Reference Center; Topic Overviews for grades 6-12; eBook collections; Consumer Health Complete; and Middle Search Plus (magazines).

Use this specialized search tool to locate materials in EBSCOHost designated for 6th-8th grade students. Accesses Primary Search (magazines); eBook collections; and Topic Overviews.

Research your family history at this free genealogy site. The Northwest Branch is a designated Family History Center via FamilySearch.org. FamilySearch is also providing a new service that will deliver access to nearly all of their restricted image collections at affiliated Family History Centers such as the Northwest Branch.

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.

Find original historical documents in this collection that features military records, city directories, Native American archives, historical newspapers, naturalization documents and more.

Gain access to thousands of Missouri legal forms covering areas such as 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.

Opposing Viewpoints In Context is a rich resource that includes pro/con viewpoints, reference articles, interactive maps, infographics, and more.

Created specifically for middle school students, Research In Context combines the best of Gale's reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more. Categories cover a range of the most-studied topics including cultures, government, people, U.S. and world history, literature, and many more.

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 Profiles, Business Ideation, Break-Even Analyses, Business Plans Creation, and Financial Projections.

Access full text reference books on education, the environment, medicine, profiles of the United States and more!

This collection assembles every available US federal census, family genealogies, local histories and more.

Hoopla digital media services allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, phone or 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.

Hoopla has an app for all your mobile devices - including TV streaming devices like Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast and Amazon Fire Stick. Help and frequently asked questions are available here.

This database provides study materials and practice tests for the ACT, SAT, GRE, LSAT, TOEFL, ESL and more. Find information on career and professional development as well. For at home users: when prompted, use your library card to create an account and choose Jefferson County Library as your institution.

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 for all cardholders. There is a Lynda app available for your mobile device.

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®.

You can use MedlinePlus to learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, find out the meanings of words, or view medical videos or illustrations. You can also get links to the latest medical research on your topic or find out about clinical trials on a disease or condition.

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

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.

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

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The Newspaper Index Database (NIDB) indexes names of Jefferson County (Missouri) residents found in local historical newspapers that are microfilmed and housed in the Northwest Branch Special Collection. The index includes names found in articles relating to items of genealogical interest. Births, deaths, marriages, probate, divorce, and other items of importance to the genealogist are included. Please be aware that there are some articles with local names not included, such as political, school-related, and many social events. New entries are added as time allows.

Full text articles from national and international newspapers and selective regional newspapers.

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.


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

Access content from history, literature and science reference books.

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

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

TumbleBook Library App for Mobile Devices available here:

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

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