Research Tools

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.

Ancestry.com

(available only at the library) 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

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.

Biography in Context

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

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.

Consumer Reports

At first screen: click on blue link “search within this publication”
In search box: add “and” then your search term. Do not delete JN “Consumer Reports”

An example search: JN “Consumer Reports” and microwave

Digital Sanborn Maps

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

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.

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 Issues in Context

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

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.

HeritageQuest

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.

InfoTrac Newsstand

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

Kids InfoBits

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

LegalForms

Create accurate and reliable legal documents.

Masterfile Premiere

Thanks to the generosity of donors, this resource is once again available online.

Full text articles for nearly 1,700 periodicals.

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.

Nextreads

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

NoveList

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.

Power Search

Search all Gale reference resources through this one search platform.

Reference USA

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.

Science in Context

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

Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Thanks to the generosity of donors, this resource is once again available online.

User-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines.

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.

U.S. History in Context

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

UniversalClass

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

Value Line

Thanks to the generosity of donors, this resource is once again available online.
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.

World Book Online

Online encyclopedias for children and adults, in English and Spanish.

WorldCat Discovery

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