ABCmouse.com is a comprehensive early learning site for children ages 2 – 7+, covering reading and language arts, math, science, social studies, art, and music. It features over 5,000 learning activities, including online books, interactive learning activities, games, puzzles, songs, art activities, and more.
The world's largest scholarly, multi-disciplinary, full text database designed specifically for academic institutions. This scholarly collection provides full text journal coverage for nearly all academic areas of study - including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, etc. and currently counting 3,834 full text scholarly publications.
Access Science features biographies of scientists, late-breaking science news, links to related websites, study guides, additional reading, research ideas, and a listing of Nobel Prize winners. This science encyclopedia is searchable by keyword or topic.
Focusing predominantly on Atlanta, Chicago, St. Louis, New York, and towns and cities in North Carolina this resource presents multiple aspects of the African American community through pamphlets, newspapers and periodicals, correspondence, official records, reports and in-depth oral histories, revealing the prevalent challenges of racism, discrimination and integration, and a unique African American culture and identity.
Drawing on myriad sources and assembled with the guidance of leading librarians, this database gives voice to the African American experience from its African origins to the present day. This vast and accessible database covers history, biographies, literature, arts, music, popular culture, folklore, business, slavery, the struggle for civil rights, politics, sports, education, science, and other themes.
Car and truck repair and maintenance information for makes and models from 1982 to the present, plus technical service bulletins and more. Find all the supporting information you need to fix automobiles and run a shop. Perfect for the knowledgeable amateur or professional mechanic.
America The Beautiful is a comprehensive program about the states and territories of the U.S. and is designed to meet the needs of all grade levels.
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American FactFinder provides access to data about the United States, Puerto Rico and the Island Areas. The data in American FactFinder come from several censuses and surveys.
The American Indian Experience: The American Mosaic is an online collection featuring reference content, hundreds of primary documents, and thousands of images. From precontact to the colonial era into the 21st century, and from the Inuit of Alaska to the Seminole of Florida, The American Indian Experience is an indispensable electronic research and learning resource.
Unlock your family’s story with sources like censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, and maps.
Offers full text plus abstracts and indexing of an international array of peer-selected publications—now with expanded coverage of Latin American, Canadian, Asian and other non-Western art, new artists, contemporary art, exhibition reviews, and feminist criticism.
AskArt covers American artists providing biography, images, citations, museums owning their work and galleries representing the artist's work.
A comprehensive listing of journal articles on architecture since 1934, covering the history and practice of architecture, landscape architecture, city planning, historic preservation and interior design and decoration.
Beanstack is a personalized service designed for young readers up to 12 years of age. It features tools to help families, educators, and children themselves discover books in our collection, programs at our library, and activities that encourage lifelong reading.
Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government, a service of the Government Publishing Office (GPO), is designed to inform students, parents, and educators about the Federal Government, which issues the publications and information products disseminated by the GPO’s Federal Depository Library Program.
This index contains citations to over 15 million biographies on nearly 5 million people, living and deceased, from all time periods, geographical locations, and fields of endeavor.
Biographies of more than half a million people from all periods of history and from every geographical region. Search for a specific person by name or use the Person Search to create lists of people based on nationality, ethnicity, occupation, gender or date of birth or death. Recommended for grades six and up.
Widen the circle of authors that you read. Search for adult, young adult or children's literature or genres, subjects, time periods, places or types of characters to find the exact type of book that you want to read.
For business professionals, entrepreneurs, students, and general researchers, Gale Business Insights: Global delivers comprehensive international business intelligence, compiled into a logical, useable context.
Interactive, self-paced online high school diploma and career certificate program. Scholarship-based, free to qualifying St. Louis City residents, age 25 and older, with valid St. Louis Public Library cards. Applicants must take an online assessment, complete a two-week prerequisite course, an in-person interview and sign a commitment pledge to enroll. After accepting a scholarship, each student pairs with an online academic coach and has up to 18 months to complete the program.
The 1904 World's Fair (Louisiana Purchase Exposition) marked the 100th anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase, a monumental event in U.S. history. Fair organizers set out to celebrate that event and create their own monumental event. It seemed appropriate to set the Fair in St. Louis Missouri, at that time the fourth largest city in the country and part of the land covered by the Treaty.
December 9, 2012, marked the grand reopening of Central Library in downtown St. Louis after an extensive two-year renovation. Take a tour back in time and learn about Central Library's rich history that encompasses over 100 years.
ChiltonLibrary supplies a solution for the “do-it-yourselfer” that is easy to use no matter the skill level. Repair, maintenance and specification tables provide critical data on thousands of domestic and imported models of cars and light trucks from 1940 onward.
College Source consists of college profiles and full-text college catalogs. It covers 2-year, 4-year, graduate, professional and international schools. You can find colleges by major, enrollment, tuition, degrees, state, and affiliation.
Our free computer classes are geared towards all skill levels and audiences, covering topics like borrowing eBooks at the library, creating resumes, and using programs like Word and Excel.
Consumer Health Complete contains health and wellness information from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic, and integrated medicine. It includes electronic searchable versions of many popular print titles such as the AMA Complete Medical Encyclopedia and the Mayo Clinic Family Health Book.
This online exhibit will give you a “taste” of what is available in The Culinary Collection of St. Louis Public Library. View a variety of cookbooks, recipes, and menus documenting the culinary history of St. Louis.
Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online includes biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of the world's most influential literary figures from all eras and genres.
Travel back in time with this historical collection of fire insurance maps. You'll find more than 1,400 detailed Sanborn insurance maps of 376 Missouri towns and cities. Covers the years 1867-1970.
With a collection of over 33,000 titles chosen specifically for public libraries, this general reference collection features fiction titles for both adults and juveniles, as well as best-selling and highly-recommended titles from industry leading publishers. The collection includes substantial offerings in Self-Help, Health & Fitness, Games, Crafts & Hobbies, Medical, Cooking and Religion. This collection also features titles on Recreation and Leisure, Geography, Commerce, Finance, The Family, Marriage, Women, Folklore, Social and Public Welfare, and Home Economics.
This encyclopedic resource offers three separate sites for children, young adults, and older patrons. With Britannica Library, it's easy to conduct research, complete school assignments, work on special projects, or explore unique interests.
ERIC®, the Educational Resource Information Center, provides access to education literature and resources. The database provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index.
Whether you're looking for consumer, health, news or employment information, Explora serves as a simple, yet powerful access point for all of our EBSCO databases.
Find more than 2100 full text scholarly journals and over 1,700 peer-reviewed, full-text journals. Collection provides focus on education by provide full text for over 500 high-quality education journals. Explora provides access to lesson plans, students tools, curriculum standards and links to sites valuable for teachers.
Discover all of our EBSCO databases for teens through Explora. This simple, yet powerful interface supports both student research and classroom instruction with rich, reliable content and easy-to-use functionality.
Discover all of our EBSCO databases for kids in one spot! Explora provides a single search box with easy-to-browse categories, making it easier to discover rich, reliable content that supports student research and classroom instruction.
Discover all of our EBSCO databases for teens through Explora. This simple, yet powerful interface supports both student research and classroom instruction with rich, reliable content and easy-to-use functionality.
Brings together complete content from the Facts On File World News Digest since 1980 to answer questions about events, issues, statistics and people of the last 20 years.
FamilySearch maintains a collection of records, resources, and services designed to help people learn more about their family history. FamilySearch gathers, preserves, and shares genealogical records worldwide.
The Government Publishing Office provides the Federal Digital System as a way to browse, search and access government publications, including Congressional bills, Congressional hearings, the Federal Code, and much more.
Current and past federal tax forms and documents
Fold3 provides convenient access to U.S. military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. Original records at Fold3 help you discover and share stories about these everyday heroes, forgotten soldiers, and the families that supported them. Includes special archives collections: African American, American Revolution, Native American, U.S. Bureau of Investigation Case File, and World War II. Fold3’s social networking aspect allows you to combine original historical documents and records found on the site with what you have in your own albums and shoeboxes to create an online memorial for someone who served.
Access to an unprecedented wealth of timely, comprehensive information on grantmakers and their grants. Included is a searchable database of foundations, corporate giving programs, and grantmaking public charities in the U.S.
Foundation Grants to Individuals Online is the premier funding research tool for finding foundations that provide financial support for individual grantseekers.
Create maps to visualize the scope and reach of philanthropy.
Freegal Music service offers free music and music videos for streaming and download. Each day you can stream five hours of music, and each week you receive five credits to download from a collection containing over 13 million songs and 1,000 music videos, from over a hundred genres of music, by more than fifty record labels. Best of all, there are no due dates and the downloads never expire; the files are yours to keep! You can stream and download music on your computer (no special software required) and with the Freegal mobile app (developed for Apple and Android users).
For students and adults alike, the Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia database indexes over 25,000 records, covering an array of topics.
Interactive, instructor-led online courses covering a wide range of topics. Free for cardholders. New six week courses start on the second Wednesday of every month.
- Please read the syllabus and course requirements carefully prior to enrolling, as SLPL cannot drop or transfer you from a course.
- If you don't visit the week 2 class of a course within 13 days of the start of the course, you are automatically dropped from the course. There is no penalty for dropped courses. You can enroll for the same course again in the next six-week session.
- You are allowed one, 10 day extension after the final exam due date to finish your course. SLPL cannot provide additional extensions.
Users can create accurate, reliable legal documents with no hassle or stress with Gale LegalForms, complete with Law Digest module.
This dynamic platform searches all of Gale’s literature products. Included databases are: Literature Criticism Online, Literature Resource Center, Something About the Author, and Gale’s Dictionary of Literary Biography.
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.
First seen as a “cultural finishing school” for privileged young British gentlemen, The Grand Tour of the 19th century included several months of European travel between the end of formal schooling and adulthood.
GrantSpace provides easy-to-use, self-service tools and resources to help nonprofits worldwide become more viable grant applicants and build strong, sustainable organizations
Search thousands of family and local history books and the complete US Federal Census from 1790 to 1930. Census records can be searched by name, place of birth, age, ethnicity, and more. HeritageQuest Online also includes Revolutionary War records and the Freedman's Bank.
History Reference Center offers full text from more than 650 history reference books and encyclopedias, cover to cover full text from more than 50 history magazines, 58,000 historical documents, 43,000 biographies and 12,000 historical photos, maps and other images.
Hoopla offers over 200,000 eAudiobooks. movies, television episodes and music albums available for download. There are materials available for all ages of users, and a special 'kids mode' can limit results to juvenile content. All items are available for instantaneous download; there are no hold lists, which means no waiting for your favorite materials. With your library card you’ll receive ten Hoopla checkouts per month. Follow the link below to start your account and dive in to the vast collection of media from Hoopla!
A listing of full text articles from over 300 periodicals dating back to 1995 and indexing for almost 700 journals dating back to 1984.
The Illinois Compiled Statutes (ILCS) are the codified statutes of the State of Illinois. There are 67 chapter arranged into 9 major topic areas, and the Illinois Legislative Reference Bureau makes any additions, deletions and/or changes to the ILCS when new acts become law or existing acts are repealed. The ILCS are searchable by Number or Keyword.
Current and past Illinois tax forms and documents
JSTOR includes archives of over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work.
Comprehensive, informative, and easy to use, The Latino American Experience: The American Mosaic is the first-ever database dedicated to the history and culture of Latinos—the largest, fastest-growing minority group in the United States
LearningExpress Library’s unique, self-guided, interactive, online learning platform provides users with a comprehensive selection of academic and career-oriented resources. More than a database, it offers tools needed to conduct successful job searches, resume and cover letter builders and educational test preparation materials (HiSET, ACT, SAT), plus much more, all on one platform.
Reflecting the latest trends in a rapidly evolving field, this database indexes English and foreign language periodicals, selected state journals, conference proceedings, pamphlets, and library school theses, plus over three hundred books per year. This resource delivers full-text articles from over a hundred select publications. Indexing begins in 1984 and full-text articles begin in 1994.
This current, comprehensive and reliable online literature database is uniquely relevant to today’s researcher. Its rich critical, biographical and contextual content supports interdisciplinary approaches, information literacy and the development of critical-thinking skills.
Online learning library that helps anyone learn business, software, technology, and creative skills from over 3,000 engaging video courses taught by recognized industry experts.
Access to over 60 foreign-language courses and 17 English courses taught in the native language of the user. Each Mango lesson incorporates the four key conversational components crucial for successful communication: vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and culture.
The St. Louis Public Library presents "Maps of Missouri" illustrating the many ways maps convey times, places, and events. Approximately 100 maps of Missouri cities, towns, counties and the state are included in the exhibit.
This comprehensive database, designed specifically for high school libraries, contains full text for more than 700 popular high school magazines.
Full text for nearly 2,050 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest.
MEDLINE® provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more.
Metro operates bus and light rail service in the St. Louis, Missouri, metropolitan area. Links for maps, schedules, and a trip finder can be found here.
Middle Search® Plus contains full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).
Free Missouri Driver Permit practice tests for automobiles and motorcycles.
This is the unofficial, electronic version of the Missouri Revised Statutes, searchable by words or section. Print volumes of the Missouri Statutes are available in several St. Louis law libraries, including the St. Louis University Law Library. Please ask our staff if you would like assistance in locating a print volume.
Current and past Missouri tax forms and documents
Search over thirty thousand stocks, mutual funds, and ETFs to determine where to invest your money. Identify stocks and funds that meet your criteria and read reports prepared by Morningstar. Obtain an analysis of your current portfolio or see how the stocks and funds you select work together to form a balanced portfolio.
Newspaper articles from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Kansas City Star, and the full-text from more than 1,000 newspapers in the US and around the world.
Need help finding good books to read? Novelist K-8 helps kids and young teens do just that! Use your favorite books and authors to find new adventures! If you can't think of a book you've liked in the past, simply choose a topic of interest and explore lists of recommended books. NoveList K-8 Plus includes both fiction and nonfiction titles. Teachers will find thematic units and other resources for incorporating fiction and nonfiction into the classroom, as well.
Need help choosing a fiction book? You can match a favorite author or title, identify a book by describing the plot, explore fiction by genre such as mystery, romance, or adventure, find lists of award-winning books, read book reviews, and more. NoveList Plus also includes certain nonfiction genres such as adventure stories, biographies, current events, history, and true crime.
Search for St. Louis obituaries. Currently this index contains names from the St. Louis Post Dispatch for the years 1880-1930, 1942-1945, 1960-1969, and 1992-2011.
Similar to Project Gutenberg, Open Library provides access to digitized materials, most of which are from the public domain. St. Louis Public Library has made Open Library titles available through its catalog, where you can directly download them to your computer or mobile device.
Overdrive, SLPL’s original downloadable provider, offers access to thousands of downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks. Every book lover is sure to find an enjoyable title, available for download to the device of their choice, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can check out up to ten Overdrive titles, for seven or fourteen days, and you can place up to twelve holds at a time.
Access to downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks, just for kids! Every book lover is sure to find an enjoyable title, available for download to the device of their choice, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can check out up to ten Overdrive titles, for seven or fourteen days, and you can place up to twelve holds at a time.
Access to thousands of downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks, just for teens! Every book lover is sure to find an enjoyable title, available for download to the device of their choice, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can check out up to ten Overdrive titles, for seven or fourteen days, and you can place up to twelve holds at a time.
This authoritative, dynamic resource brings together the best current scholarship in the field for students, scholars, government officials, community groups, and librarians to foster a more accurate and informed understanding of the Islamic world.
Reference source for learning about and valuing antiques, collectibles and fine art.
Since its invention in the early 1800s, the camera has become a time machine of sorts. It possesses the unique power of capturing a singular moment in time—forever freezing the subject exactly as it was at that instant
Search over 30,000 plays written from Antiquity to the present and published from 1949 to the present. An invaluable aid to finding the perfect plays to match your production resources.
Pop Culture Universe is a research and learning resource, presenting pop culture and history through an academic lens, providing insights into society that will engage students' minds and support their research projects.
The Professional Development Collection™ includes full text for nearly 550 high quality education journals.
Project Gutenberg is a volunteer effort to archive and digitize cultural works. It was founded in 1971, and is the oldest digital library. Most of the items in its collection are full texts of public domain books. The project tries to make these materials as free as possible, in long-lasting, open formats that can be used on almost any computer. St. Louis Public Library has made Project Gutenberg titles available through its catalog, where you can directly download them to your computer or mobile device.
This Proquest database includes summaries of articles from over 8,000 publications, with many in full text, full image format.
St. Louis Public Library offers 170+ downloadable magazine titles. The eMagazines are yours to keep, and there is no limit in the number you can download. You can view the magazines directly on your computer or on a variety of mobile devices. For the first time, you will be able to have all of your favorite magazines in one place, providing endless hours of entertainment and education.
ReferenceUSA is a collection of helpful business databases. Use U.S. Businesses to search millions of businesses, small and large. U.S. Historical Businesses allows you to search for businesses from 2003 to 2013 to help visualize changes and trends over time. Research lifestyle statistics with U.S. Consumers/Lifestyles. Looking for a phone number? Use the Standard White Pages database to simultaneously search residential phone books.
Rock's Backpages is an online archive of music journalism, sourced from freelance contributions to the music and mainstream press from the 1950s to the present day.
A comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full-text, science-oriented content. Designed to meet every student researcher's needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources. Topics include biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife. Browse topics by category and have quick access to science experiments and helpful research guides.
This HeinOnline collection brings together, for the first time, all essential legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world. This includes every statute passed by every colony and state on slavery, every federal statute dealing with slavery, and all reported state and federal cases on slavery.
St. Louis Public Library's Digital Collections contain photographs, maps, stereograph cards, illustrations, and other documents from the Library's holdings. Items are being scanned and added on a routine basis. The current digital collection is only a small fraction of the total available materials, and is growing all the time.
The “Then” photos in this exhibit come from the St. Louis Public Library’s Archives which are housed in the Rare Books and Special Collections Department at Central Library. The Library’s records date back to the founding of the St. Louis Public School Library.
A listing of article abstracts from over 625 periodicals on Social Sciences, since 1983.
Something About the Author Online covers the lives and works of authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults. In addition to the information found in the print version of this reference source, the online edition also includes hundreds of specially commissioned autobiographical essays that are illustrated with personal photos and present an entertaining and informative first-person perspective on the lives and careers of these authors and illustrators.
Search, sort, view, and print Company Profiles and Prospect Lists from Chicago, St. Louis and Kansas City databases of the Sorkins Directory.
Access to issues of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (1874-2003).
The Steedman Architectural Collection at the St. Louis Public Library is a small but remarkable library of influential and rare architectural publications.
TrackBill allows you to search, track and report on legislation in the US Congress and 50 state legislatures.
TumbleBook Library: Read-Along Stories, Puzzles & Games, and Language Learning for Kids All Downloadables Audiobooks eBooks
TumbleBooks offers animated, talking picture books which you can read or have read to you. Login and password for mobile application users is “slplib” / “libra”
Inventors, entrepreneurs, educators, and legal professionals can search for patents and trademarks by subject or specific name.
Includes more than 25,000 World Book Encyclopedia articles, edited to suit students from grades 4 through 12 and adults. Also includes more than 1,800 tables, 100 animations and videos, 10,000 pictures, 500 maps. Has teacher's resources, current news, special reports and historical articles.
Search for books, videos, sound recordings, and more by searching library catalogs from around the world. If you find an item that SLPL does not own, you can use WorldCat to place a request for the item. Please note: SLPL can not guarantee that the owning libraries listed in WorldCat can fill your request. Requested items may not be loaned for a variety of reasons. You will be notified if your requested item cannot be obtained.