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.

Biography in Context

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

Britannica

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 Online High School

Career Online High School is a fully accredited online high school program. In addition to receiving a high school diploma, students graduate with a career certificate in one of eight career fields, giving them the skills to succeed in the workplace.

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

Consumer Reports
Buying Guide

Consumer Reports Buying Guide

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 Buying Guide”

An example search: JN “Consumer Reports Buying Guide” and microwave

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.

Fold3

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 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 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.

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center

This database offers detailed “how-to” instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast.

InfoTrac Newsstand

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

Kanopy

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.

Kids InfoBits

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

lynda.com

A premier online learning resource offering more than 4,000 courses covering technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies, and more—is now available FREE with your library card.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.