Online Resources

Academic OneFile

Peer-reviewed, full-text journals and reference sources covering academic subjects including hard sciences, medicine, engineering and business. Includes full text of the New York Times from 1985 to present. links with JSTOR for archival access to periodicals and thousands of podcasts and transcripts from NPR, CNN and CBC.

Research your family history with censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more.

Biography in Context

In-depth source of biographical information using both print and multimedia sources.


Explore everything Encyclopedia Britannica has to offer including 123,000 encyclopedia articles, downloadable videos, a world atlas, primary source documents, thousands of images and more!

Career Transitions

Resources for job seekers including: Interactive interview practice, job searches, education and training options by career, program and location, resume and cover letter creation.

Chilton Library

Repair, maintenance and recall information about automobiles including step by step instructions, wiring diagrams and trouble shooting.

Community Resources

Guides to community resources for the City of Prescott and Yavapai County.

Digital Arizona Library

Digital Library Arizona

Arizonans can explore thousands of online articles and images from popular magazines, scholarly journals, current newspapers and other reference works.

Digital Sanborn Maps

19th and 20th century historical fire insurance maps for many Arizona cities.

eBook Central

Thousands of electronic books that can be read on your computer.


Provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.

Foundation Center

(available only at the library)
Comprehensive, free public access to databases, directories, fundraising and philanthropy publications and training resources.

Foundation Directory Online Quick Start

(Access outside the library, but registration required for free access.) Although less comprehensive than the Foundation Center, this site provides public access to nearly 90,000 foundations and over 250,000 IRS Forms.

Gale Business: Entrepreneurship

A comprehensive database that covers all aspects of starting and operating a business, including accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, tax and more.

Gale Business: Plan Builder

A step-by-step online planning tool for starting, managing and optimizing a business or nonprofit. The program will guide you through five areas of exploration to develop a business plan focused on long-term success.

Gale LegalForms

Thousands of free, fillable legal forms, including many state-specific forms for Arizona. Forms range from a variety of business contracts to real estate forms to landlord tenant forms. Easy to use and print, this database provides quick, attorney-created forms for all kinds of uses.

General OneFile

A comprehensive collection of more than 100 million items including travel guides, NPR programs video files from many news television shows and articles from magazines.

Global Road Warrior

Provides international travelers with information on 175 countries. Topics include country facts, climate, society & culture, demographics, money and banking, points of interest, transportation, maps, communications, and much more.


Includes the digitized UMI Genealogy & Local History Collection, 1790-1930 U.S. Federal Census, the Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files, the Freedman’s Bank records and Private Relief Actions, and Memorials and Petitions from the Lexis Nexis® U.S. Serial Set.

In Context: Global Issues

Ties together news, global viewpoints, reference, country information, primary source documents, videos and statistics to analyze critical global issues.

In Context: Science

Integrates science ideas by topic using headlines and videos. Spotlights simple to complex science experiments and projects.

In Context: U.S. History

Coverage of United States historical topics using reference tools, multimedia sources and primary documents.


Kanopy is a video streaming service for kids and adults with over 30,000 films including theatrical and independent movies, documentaries, shorts, world cinema, TV series and educational films.

Kanopy Kids

Video streaming service for kids with unlimited viewing.

Kids InfoBits

Research information for primary school age. Also has worksheets that teachers may print off and use in the classroom.

Morningstar Investment Research Center

Provides access to independent investment research in the United States and abroad, including information on New York Stock Exchange, American Stock Exchange, NASDAQ stocks and more. The library’s subscription to Morningstar allows only one user at a time. If you are unable to connect immediately, please keep trying until a session is available.


Enjoy annotated introductions to the latest books in any of these twenty areas of interest!


Provides access to information on 155,000 fiction titles, but it also offers a wide range of feature content that will expand your staff’s ability to serve fiction readers of all ages and increase the reach of your library’s program including author read-alikes, book discussion guides, reading lists and more.

NoveList K-8 Plus

A tool for kids, parents and teachers to find books that are just right for the reading level and interests of kids, grades K-8.

OneFile News

Full-text resource for over 1,100 regional, national, local and international newspapers.


Thousands of downloadable eBooks and downloadable audiobooks. Instructions are available for a variety of devices.

Power Search

Search all Gale reference resources through this one search platform.


PressReader gives you unlimited access to thousands of magazines and newspapers from around the world so you can stay connected to the stories you love.


Thousands of fiction and nonfiction downloadable audiobooks and digital versions of over 130 popular and specialty magazines that you can read on almost any device. Find instructions here.


Detailed information on over 36 million U.S. businesses and over 260 million U.S. residents.  Information provided includes company name, address, phone, executive contact names and titles, employee size, sales volume, SIC codes, NAICS codes, news information, 10-K’s and credit ratings.


1000 titles for teens, including graphic novels, enhanced eBooks with full audio narration and highlighted text, classic literature, national geographic videos, and more!

Tribute Fence Preservation Project

An online digital collection, part of the Arizona Memory Project, of materials left in tribute for the fallen Prescott Granite Mountain Hotshots between June 30 and September 10, 2013.

TumbleBooks Library

Digital books, puzzles, games, and language learning for kids of all ages.


Landscaping. Medical billing. Dog grooming. Learn something new! Choose from hundreds of online, self-paced classes free with your library card.

Value Line

Reviews individual stocks and mutual funds. The library’s subscription to Value Line allows three sessions at a time. If you are unable to connect immediately, please keep trying until a session is available.

WorldCat Discovery

An online catalog to locate items not held in the Yavapai Library Network.