Research/Databases

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Databases can be used within the library as well as from a remote location.  To access from your home
computer a password may be requred.  Contact the reference librarian at 580-223-3164.

 HeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more. Discover the amazing history of you with HeritageQuest Online. With more than 4.4 billion records, it delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past

Ancestry.com Remote Access

Ancestry has graciously provided remote access to Ancestry.com during this social distancing period where libraries are closed to the public. This access is going to be offered through May 30th. In order to access the link to Ancestry, please log in with your library card number and PIN here. When you log in, the link will appear below this sentence:

Distributed by ProQuest, Fold3 Library Edition by Ancestry provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.  This continually-growing collection contains millions of records from world-class archives, many of which are exclusively available on Fold3.
HelpNow! provides FREE on-line homework help including “live” tutors from
2 p.m. to 11 p.m. Click to receive a unique blend of one-on-one homework help,
state-aligned skills building, test prep and writing assistance.
Online Book Clubs allows users to subscribe and participate in book
clubs virtually.  Southern Oklahoma Library System includes a subscription for users to
choose a book club that fits a wide variety of interests.
Value Line provides investment research on companies, industries and
markets. The Library’s online subscription includes coverage of 1,700 stocks and full industry
reports that may be accessed off site and printed.
Customized Medigap Buyer’s Guide
& Premium Calculator
from Financial Ratings Series and Weiss Ratings. Input  basic
information for a  customized report on, what each plan will cost, what the deductibles will be
and which insurance company carries the best plan.
EBSCOhost offers databases of general interest, academic and business
magazine titles, health reference information, and much more. Many articles are available in
full text. Access to EBSCOhost is provided as part of the Oklahoma Library Technology
Network project
.  Remote access from home or office requires a patron library card number.
Explora supports student research and classroom instruction with reliable,
informative content designed to meet the needs of all students. Topics are simple to more
complex and organized by popular themes as well as reading level so students may locate accurate
information quickly.

With Newsbank, search state, regional and national full-text articles
including printed and online newspapers, blogs, journals, newswires, broadcast transcripts and
videos.  Explore a specific issue or event or compare a wide variety of viewpoints on
topics such as business, health, education, government, history, politics and more including the
Daily Ardmoreite, the Oklahoman and USA Today
.
Newsbank also offers a new feature called America’s
News
, Find A Topic.  This new search feature was developed from
input by librarians to help students and patrons easily find information by clicking on a
category and topic.  The category for Jobs and Careers includes interviewing, job fairs,
using social media and more.  Leisure activities includes book reviews, contemporary books
and series, and authors, for example.
With Cypress
Resume
, you can effortlessly create professional resumes in minutes! Best of all, its
easy-to-use format assures you that you will unlikely to need additional assistance.
FirstSearch is contains a collection
of reference databases that includes WorldCat, ArticleFirst, Clase and Periódica, Electronic
Collections Online , ERIC, GPO, Medline, PapersFirst, ProceedingsFirst, OCLC Union List of
Periodicals, and World Almanac. Remote access from home or office requires a password.
Global Road Warrior covers 175 countries and addresses 22 categories of
interest to travelers, including business culture, communications, demographics, money and
banking, points of interest, security, society and culture, tips for businesswomen,
transportation, and travel essentials. It also includes maps and photographs.  Remote access from home or office requires a patron library card number.
From scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports, GreenFILE offers
a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the ecology. Drawing on the
connection between the environment and disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health
and technology, GreenFILE
is an informative resource for anyone concerned about the issues facing our planet.  Remote access from home or office requires a patron library card number.
Infoplease is a comprehensive reference
source that combines the contents of an encyclopedia, a dictionary, an atlas, and several almanacs loaded with
statistics, facts, and historical records.

MedlinePlus
is the
National Institutes of Health’s Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced
by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, it brings you
information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand.
MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.
Magill’s Medical Guide online provides
access to the 3,200 pages of text found in the five-volume print version (also available in the
Library – Call Number REF 610.3 Mag). The online indexes offer fast access to the Guide’s glossary,
table of contents, anatomy and systems affected, medical specialties and related fields, and
diseases and conditions, plus lists of health care providers, medical journals, pharmaceuticals,
health organizations, recommended web sites, and contributors.
Remote access from home or office requires patron library card number.
Reference USA is a detailed listing of
10.5 million businesses with the ability to search by company name, type of business, geography,
business size and more.  Remote access from home or office requires a patron library card number.
WorldCat is a database of millions of
records describing books and other library materials from around the world.  Accessed
through FirstSearch.  Access to Sirs is provided as part of  the Oklahoma
Library Technology Network
project.
Britannica Online Learning
Zone
gives teachers and students instant access to four complete encyclopedias and other
resources that ensure consistency with classroom topics and age-appropriate language. This
unique reference and learning suite also offers high-quality online learning materials that have
been developed by teachers and curriculum experts.  This resource is ideal for students in
Pre-K – 2nd grade.
Britannica Online Elementary
School Edition
gives teachers and students instant access to four complete encyclopedias and
other resources that ensure consistency with classroom topics and age-appropriate language. This
unique reference and learning suite also offers high-quality online learning materials that have
been developed by teachers and curriculum experts.  This resource is ideal for students in
Pre-K – 5th grade.
Britannica Online Middle School
Edition
gives teachers and students instant access to four complete encyclopedias and other
resources that ensure consistency with classroom topics and age-appropriate language. This
unique reference and learning suite also offers high-quality online learning materials that have
been developed by teachers and curriculum experts.  This resource is ideal for students in
6th-8th grade.
Britannica Escolar Online offers
resources in Spanish for all ages with its own comprehensive encyclopedia. This unique reference
and learning suite also offers high-quality online learning materials that have been developed
by teachers and curriculum experts.
Tumblebooks is an online collection of animated, talking picture books and
puzzles created from existing picture books, large print chapter books and classic children’s
books.
This fun and interactive site is great for preschoolers, beginning readers and older independent
readers.  Children can read along and listen or read on their own. Jigsaw puzzles, word fun
and memory games can be played after reading a book.
A to Z Maps Online is a collection of more than 146,000 maps that includes
proprietary, royalty-free world, continent, country, and state maps.  There are outline
maps, political maps, physical maps, thematic maps, climate change maps, environment maps,
historic maps, hurricane maps, earthquake maps, volcano maps, fire maps, animal and plant
species distribution maps, current event maps, geology maps, and topographic maps.  Also
includes flag images, geography crossword puzzles, geography lesson plans, interactive geography
games quizzes and learning tools, and geography, cartography, GIS and other glossaries. New maps
are added every month.   Remote access from home or office requires a patron library card number.