Online Resources

The Library provides a variety of authoritative resources for research and learning. To begin using one of the resources, click on the title. Unless specified as in-library access, resources can be accessed from any location with your library card.

A to Z List of Online Resources

ABC Mouse

Online learning platform for children 2-8 years. Provides access to curriculum-based activities in reading, math, science, and art.

Online Learning, Kids

Ancestry Library Edition

Genealogy resource that provides access to the largest collection of historical and genealogical resources. Includes vital records, census records, military records, obituaries, family trees, and much more. In Library Access Only

History, Genealogy, Adults

Book Connections

Book and Reading resource emphasizing Homework Help, Homeschool Support, and Reader’s Advisory for children and teens. It also offers Book Promotion and Programming information. Adults can create a free account and children can access by providing their library and library card information.

Literature, Kids

Consumer Health Complete

Provides comprehensive health and wellness information for the public. Includes medical information and health and wellness magazines.

Health, Adults

Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports (CR) is the world’s largest nonprofit product-testing organization and has been helping subscribers find products for 80+ years.

Research, Adults

Digital Literacy

Resources and learning activities to enhance digital citizenship skills.

Online Learning, Teens


Search for information on a wide range of topics with EBSCO databases. Includes access to eBooks, articles, magazines, journals, and much more.

Research, Adults, Kids, Teens


ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) contains more than 1.6 million records and links to hundreds of thousands of full-text documents. It includes records for a variety of source types, including journal articles, books, conference papers, curriculum guides, policy papers and more.

Research, Adults, Teens

Financial Literacy

Resources and learning activities to build financial literacy skills.

Online Learning, Teens

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

Research, Kids, Teens

Heritage Quest

Provides genealogical and historical sources for more than 60 countries.

History, Genealogy, Adults

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center

Provides how-to instructions and creative ideas for a wide range of crafts and hobbies.

Crafts, Adults, Kids, Teens

Learning Express

Provides resources for standardized test prep, resume writing, job searching, and career development.

Online Learning, Jobs, Adults, Teens

Legal Aid of Western Missouri

Legal resource for free or low-cost legal information in the region.

Law, Adult


MedlinePlus is an online health information resource for patients and their families and friends. It is a service of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world’s largest medical library, which is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Health, Adults

Missouri Digital Heritage

Access a rich archive of information about the history of Missouri and local communities. Included are educational resources like classroom curricula accessible through this website.

History, Adults, Teens, Kids


Access the library’s e-book, e-audiobook, and e-magazine collections. To access on a phone or tablet, download the Libby App.

Literature, E-books, Adults, Teens, Kids

NoveList Plus

This resource is a database of book recommendations to assist all users realize a love of reading.

Literature, Adults, Teens

NoveList K-8 Plus

This resource is a database of book recommendations to assist young readers in grades K-8.

Literature, Kids


Improve research and study skills with this resource.

Online Learning, Teens

Teen Health & Wellness

This award-winning resource provides middle and high school students with up-to-date, nonjudgmental, self-help support.

Health, Teens

Transparent Language

Online language learning resource that provides access to language resources in 120+ languages. Users can access content at home, in the library, and on the go. Resources include unique KidSpeak and ESL content.

Online Learning, Adults, Kids, Teens


Animated books for children.

Literature, Kids


Free online job and academic assistance for Veterans.

Online Learning, Jobs, Adults