New!Encyclopedia Britannica is a respected general purpose encyclopedia. Both adult and children’s versions available on this site.
New! Biography in Context includes nearly a million biographical entries spanning history and geography. Great for biography reports.
Need authoritative reference sources? Try Gale Virtual Reference as an alternative to Wikipedia. It helps students doing homework, business people needing industrial background, and readers interested in historical facts.
The Encyclopedia of World Biography is a long trusted source of biographical profiles of important figures throughout history. Men and women of literature, the arts, science, and entertainment may be found, as well as ancient kings and modern generals. Great place to start your research for biographical assignments.
The Dictionary of Women Worldwide contains more than 25,000 brief biographical entries on women, including thousands of entries on non-U.S. figures. A smart place to look for background on historical women.
The UXL Encyclopedia of U.S. History introduces the history of the United States from pre-Colonial America to the present day. Explores the timeline of America: its founders, key historical figures, wars, events, political environment, economy, and culture.
Our library is a portal to reputable information 24/7 through online databases. Please visit our Online Research Center to view the Library’s entire collection of databases.
Internet Computers in Youth Services
We offer two computers for Internet and database research in the Youth Services Department. Any patron using our stations must hold a valid Library card.
Parent or guardian of children under the age of 11 must accompany and supervise their child while he/she uses the computer.
Parent or guardian of children between the age of 11 through 13 must sign an Internet User’s Agreement for their child to be able to use the internet computer at the library without their supervision.