Research Tools

HeritageQuest
HeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids.
All Maryville Public Library cardholders have full access to the resources in HeritageQuest. Use your library card number to login from your home computer or from a library computer.

Ancestry.Com
The Maryville Public Library is a paid subscriber to Ancestry.Com. Users can enjoy full access to paid content this resource on any public use computer in the library.

The following database resources are made available to library cardholders through funding by the Missouri General Assembly. This appropriation is made to the Secretary of State’s Office and is administered by the Missouri General Assembly.

Login with your library card number to access the following databases:

Discovering Collection
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Thousands of overview essays, critical analyses, biographies, primary sources, creative works and multimedia elements make it easy for students to research papers and class assignments in five core subject areas: history, literature, biography, science and social studies.

Academic OneFile
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A source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. With extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects. Includes over 7,300 peer-reviewed journals, more than 5,000 journals in full-text and access to major Gale reference sets.

General OneFile
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Comprehensive general interest resource providing periodical and news information. Also includes Fodor travel guides, NPR programs and more than 20 reference sets on a wide range of topics.

Business & Company Resource Center
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Source for business, company and industry information. Locate company profiles, periodical articles, financial data, market research as well as up-to-date stock and financial information.

Small Business Resource Center
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Covers areas of starting and operating a business including financing, management, marketing, human resources and franchising. Also includes business journals and a wide selection of sample business plans crated by real-life entrepreneurs.

Health & Wellness Resource Center with Alternative Health
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Specialized reference tool that offers a vast collection of medical information to academic, medical and public libraries. Offers hundreds of health/medical journals, newsletters and thousands of pamphlets and hundreds of streaming videos from medical experts. Provides access to many encyclopedias including Clinical Reference Systems, PDR guides, Medical and Health Information Directory, Gale Encyclopedia of Childhood & Adolescence and much more. Includes Alternative Health module which provides a rich collection of books, journals, magazines on alternative and complimentary therapies.

Health Reference Center Academic
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Integrates the full text of respected nursing, allied health and medical journals; consumer health magazines; newsletters topical overviews; and reference books. It offers more than 2,000 full-text sources and hundreds of videos demonstrating medical procedures and live surgeries.

InfoTrac Student Edition
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Specifically designed for secondary school students, this database provides age-appropriate and reliable content from magazines, newspapers and reference books to meet student’s curriculum needs. Over 1,000 full-text titles, thousands of newspaper articles, hundreds of maps and images and full text content from 14 reference books including Columbia Encyclopedia, Encyclopedia of American Facts and Dates and many others. Also search by Lexile reading levels.

Kids InfoBits
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Designed for students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. It features a developmentally appropriate and visual graphic interface, a subject-based topic tree search and full-text, age appropriate, curriculum related magazine and reference content.

InfoTrac Custom Newspapers
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Provides access to more than 1,000 major U.S. regional, national and local newspapers as well as leading titles from around the world. (Available through June 30, 2010. Replaced by Newsstand.)

Newsstand
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Provides access to more than 1,000 major U.S. regional, national and local newspapers as well as leading titles from around the world. (Available January 25, 2010. Replacing InfoTrac Custom Newspapers.)

Informe
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Created exclusively for Spanish-speaking users, this reference tool provides full-text of popular Hispanic magazines - not just translations.

Agriculture Collection
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With broad coverage of agriculture and its related fields, this collection provides a comprehensive view of this growing body of knowledge. Comprised of nearly 200 titles, researchers will have access to current and authoritative content that spans the industry -- from practical aspects of farming to cutting edge scientific research in horticulture.

Library card number required to log in from home for the following:.
Business and Company Profiles ASAP
Business Economic and Theory Collection
Communications and Mass Media Collection
Criminal Justice Collection
Culinary Arts Collection
Educator’s Reference Complete
Fine Arts & Music
Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture Collection
Home Improvement Collection
Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection
Popular Magazines

Newsbank
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Missouri resources include The Kansas City Star and St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Main index includes links to NewsBank Special Reports, full-text topical collections of articles focusing on areas of current interest and events, Hot Topics, suggested search strings for significant research topics and America’s News Magazines, a collection of 28 popular magazine titles, spanning national news, sports, business, entertainment and more

Annenberg Media
Annenberg Media provides access to professional development materials for educators. The resources are free, and include video-on-demand, live streaming video events, and other materials available for purchase. The site also provides access to the Annenberg Channel, a free satellite channel for schools, libraries, colleges, universities, and other public access channels.