Online Reference Resources
A B C E G H I K L N O P R S T U W
Articles and abstracts from scholarly, trade and general-interest periodicals in current events, science, social science, art and the humanities. Tutorials
Biography in Context
Biographies on more than 325,000 people from throughout history and around the world. Tutorials
Books & Authors
Expert book reviews, recommendations and author biographies. Tutorials
Access to thousands of curated articles and magazines, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, and recommended websites, along with a pop-up Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary.
Access to age-appropriate research content in Spanish, including articles, images, videos, maps, and tables.
More than 45 years of information with step-by-step procedures, engine, chassis, electrical, drive train, routine maintenance, suspension work and more. Tutorials
ReferenceUSA helps users create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, raise funds and locate people. Our database selections and real-time access to more than 20 Million Businesses, 222 Million Consumers, U.S. New Businesses, U.S. New Homeowners and Movers, make research easy and fast. Tutorials
Introduce elementary students to database searching with resources featuring age-appropriate, curriculum-related content. Tutorials
Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos
Beginner's Spanish-language reference tool. The site offers World Book’s editorial content, rich media, and engaging features in Spanish. Key features include search and browse options, with dozens of hands-on activities to engage different learning styles.
Search periodicals, newspapers, reference books and multi-media sources on the humanities, education, environmental issues, technology, health care, politics and more. Tutorials
Global Issues in Context
Features hundreds of country portals for analysis of social, political, military, economic, environmental, health and cultural issues. Tutorials
Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center
Browse “how-to” instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast.
Home Improvement Reference Center
Your source for “how-to” information on a variety of home improvement and repair projects.
Provides access to more than 1,100 major U.S. regional, national and local newspapers as well as leading titles from around the world. Tutorials
Includes official legal forms enabling users to create their own legal documents. Tutorials
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. Tutorials
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. Tutorials
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
An online library of current event topics--facts and arguments for and against each topic. Tutorials
Peterson's Test and Career Prep
Search thousands of college and graduate schools, identify scholarships, take practice tests, create resumes, and explore careers. Tutorials
100 languages to learn (and 68 home languages to learn them in), and a collection of instructional phrases, audio recordings and videos.
Science in Context
Detailed information for science assignments and projects, including articles, biographies, videos, overviews and experiments. Tutorials
Student Resources in Context
Explore information from science, literature and history through reference books, newspaper and journal articles, video and audio files. Tutorials
U.S. History in Context
Information on US history from primary sources and reference documents, including photographs, illustrations and maps. Tutorials
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. Tutorials
Catalog of books and other materials owned by OCLC member libraries across the nation and around the world.
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Arizonans can explore thousands of online articles and images from popular magazines, scholarly journals, current newspapers and other reference works through their public library websites. We encourage you to use your public library's website to access these resources. If you are not connecting through your library's website, you will be asked to enter your home zip code to continue.
Funding provided by the Pima, Maricopa, and other county library systems, and through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act.