Research Tools

Ancestry.com

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

Arizona Statewide Databases

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Arizonans can explore thousands of online articles and images from popular magazines, scholarly journals, current newspapers and other reference works through the Prescott Public Library website.

Consumer Reports

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Articles on health, public safety, marketplace economics and the judicial & regulatory actions that affect consumers.

Digital Sanborn Maps

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

EBSCO Kids Search

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(Grades K — 8). This child-friendly, graphically rich interface is designed for elementary and middle-school students. Powerful and fun.

EBSCO MasterFILE Premier

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Full text articles for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more.

EBSCOhost

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Magazines, newspapers, and reference resources.

Foundation Center

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Available within the library only
Comprehensive, free public access to databases, directories, fundraising and philanthropy publications, and training resources.

Foundation Directory Online

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Available outside the library
Less comprehensive than the Funding Information Network (below) that is available from inside the library, this site provides public access to nearly 90,000 foundations and over 250,000 IRS Forms.

Global Road Warrior

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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.

Hein Online Law Journal Library

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Contains more than 1,620 law and law-related periodicals. Coverage is from the first issue published for all periodicals and goes through the most-currently published issues allowed based on contracts with publishers. Search by article title, author, subject, state or country published, full text, and narrow by date

HeritageQuest

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Includes the digitized UMI Genealogy & Local History Collection, 1790-1930 U.S. Federal Census, the Periodical Source Index (PERSI), 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.

History Reference Center

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Information on every historical period from magazines and journals, reference books, and nonfiction books. Includes text of thousands of historical documents, photos, biographies, and video footage.

LearningExpress Library

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Each Learning Center offers practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life. Looking to land a job? You’ll find an entire Learning Center dedicated to helping you get the one that’s right for you.

Literary Reference Center

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Resources for
 research on authors and their works as well as poetry, short stories, author interviews, and full text of 8200 classic works.

Morningstar Investment Research Center

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Provides access to independent investment research in the United States and abroad. Offers comprehensive financial information on New York Stock Exchange, American Stock Exchange, and NASDAQ stocks, thousands of mutual funds, and hundreds of ETF’s.

Nextreads

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

NoveList

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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.

Points of View Reference Center

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Presents a balance of points of view on a broad range of topics from editorials, essays, political magazines, radio and newspaper interviews, and reference books.

Science Reference Center

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Contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources on a broad range of science and health topics.

Searchasaurus

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A kid-friendly tool that makes it easy for students to search by icon, keyword or by topic to find useful information.

Student Research Center

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A powerful tool searches many research resources: newspapers, magazines, reference books, and media.

UniversalClass

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

Value Line

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Reviews individual stocks and mutual funds.

WorldCat

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

Zinio

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Hundreds of free digital magazines to read on your PC, Mac or mobile device. Get started with our set-up instructions.