More than 10,600 titles
(over 6,100 full text periodicals, 5,100 plus peer-reviewed), in
multiple disciplines including medicine, the sciences, engineering,
religion, and social sciences. More than 20 years of back file
coverage, with some coverage beginning in the late 1800's.
Ancestry Library (In house use only)
Ancestry Library Edition collection has approximately 4,000
databases including key collections such as U.S. Federal Census
images and indexes from 1790 to 1930; the Map Center containing more
than 1,000 historical maps; American Genealogical Biographical Index
(over 200 volumes); Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage
(over 150 volumes); The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New
England, 1620-1630; Social Security Death Index (updated monthly);
WWI Draft Registration Cards; Federal Slave Narratives; and a strong
Civil War collection. In the coming year, still more indexes and
original images will be added to the new Immigration collection.
AtoZ the USA is a web-based encyclopedia
of detailed editorial content and images for 56 U.S. states and
territories. It covers more than 100 topics for each state,
including maps, demographics, crime statistics, weather and climate,
education and government and politics. Each state’s history, flag
and official symbols are also included.
Indexes books, essays, journal articles, and
United States and Canadian government documents covering
archaeology, multicultural relations, gaming, governance, legend,
literacy and other aspects of Native North American culture,
history, and life.
Full text biographies of actors, athletes,
authors, composers, explorers, significant historical figures,
inventors, musicians, U.S. Presidents and current world leaders.
Includes biography magazine articles and EBSCO's unique narrative
Abstracts and searchable popular non-fiction
for secondary school students on topics including careers, physical
and mental disorders, technology, biographies, history, music, art,
science, sports, and more.
Stay Connected with the Mesa Library through BookLetters
newsletter e-mails. BookLetters e-mails are an easy and fun way to
find out about happenings at the library and throughout the
community. By signing up, timely notices of scheduled activities and
events can conveniently be delivered right to your home or
BookLetters also keeps you up to speed on the latest
services and resources provided by the library with periodic updates
from each of our departments. By signing up for BookLetters youll
gain access to online book discussions, the hottest new titles and
authors, professional reviews of the titles you want to know about,
and even our own staff recommendations. You can even reserve the
books right from your e-mails.
Company profiles, financial data, books,
conference proceedings, case studies, investment research reports,
industry reports, market research reports, country reports, SWOT
analyses, and peer-reviewed business related periodical resources.
Chilton's - When it comes to auto repair, do-it-yourselfers and
automotive students have trusted Chilton references for years. Now
these helpful resources are available in a simple-to-use database
available to them 24 hours a day from anywhere with an Internet
connection. - Take a Guided
Tour and learn how to use this database.
Includes health, wellness, and medical
journals (selected full text), plus a wide variety of personal
health information pamphlets and other sources covering specific
conditions, aging, addictions, nutrition, and complementary and
Full text peer-reviewed articles, conference
papers, and monographs on education administration, policy and
funding, as well as on topics ranging from early childhood education
to higher education, multilingual education, health education, and
Selected full text
journal and monograph articles on agriculture, the life sciences,
urban planning, environmental law, and public policy. Indexes over
1,700 U.S. and international journals back to the 1940s.
FDsys provides free online access to official Federal Government
Through FDsys, you are able to: - Search
for documents and publications - Browse for documents and
publications - Browsing by collection, Congressional committee,
and date. - Access metadata about documents and
publications - Download documents and publications in multiple
renditions or file formats
The OCLC FirstSearch service is a comprehensive reference
service with a rich collection of databases supporting research in a
wide range of subject areas. It includes bibliographic and full-text
databases in addition to ready-reference tools such as directories,
almanacs and encyclopedias. At the heart of FirstSearch is
WorldCat®, containing more than 227 million records representing
over 1.7 billion holding locations in libraries worldwide. WorldCat
adds value to databases in FirstSearch by linking citations to
holdings that helps users find these materials in their own
libraries and through the WorldCat Resource Sharing service. You can
also limit your searches to the collections of your own library or
Freegal is a music download service, offered to Mesa Public
Library Cardholders, for free! Using your library card and PIN
number, you can download three songs a week to your computer, and
then add them to your personal music player. It’s fast, it’s easy,
and it’s FREE!
Gale Virtual Reference Library is a
database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for
multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were
accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online
from the library or remotely 24/7.
Traveling abroad this summer? Interested in other cultures? Or
writing a paper for an international business class? Regardless of
whether you have business or pleasure in mind, if you need to
research other countries, this new resource may be for you.
Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia is considered one of the best
and most comprehensive animal reference sources available. This
database includes information on more than 4000 species, covering
topics such as evolution, habitat, behavior, ontology, conservation
status, and more. It is continuously updated, and users can find
answers to specific questions, discover new details about animals
they are familiar with, and learn more about little known animals in
new and exciting ways.
HeritageQuest Online includes all of the images, and extensive
indexing, from the 1790 - 1930 U.S. federal censuses. It offers more
than 20,000 book titles, including nearly 8,000 family histories and
over 12,000 local histories. Additionally, there are more than 250
primary-source documents such as tax lists, city directories,
probate records, and more. Take a
guided tour and learn how to use this database.
Whatever your goal, LearningExpress Library's
resources will help you succeed. Each of our Learning Centers offers
the 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
Contains more than 225 full-text publications
and thousands of legal forms. Many of the full-text legal reference
books are provided through Nolo, the nation's oldest and
most-respected provider of legal information for consumers and small
An assortment of traditional literary
reference works, poems, classic texts, literary journal articles,
and critical information about authors and their works. Access
biographies, bibliographies, plot summaries, and critical analyses
of more than 120,000 authors from every age and literary discipline.
For help using this resource, see the tutorial.
Literature Criticism Online is designed to provide easy access
for readers of all ages and skill levels. Beginning-level users may
simply enter an author or title and find a wealth of content, while
experienced researchers may broaden or narrow their results via
cross-searches on names of critics, journal titles, topics and
MAS Ultra Student Research Center (High School Research)
contains full text for more than 500 popular, high school magazines
including America's Civil War, American Heritage, American History,
Archaeology, Astronomy, Bioscience, Careers & Colleges, Civil
War Times, Congressional Digest, Discover, Economist, History Today,
Nation, National Review, New Republic, New Scientist, Popular
Science, Science News, Scientific American and Smithsonian. Full
text is also available for 85,670 biographies and 105,786 primary
source documents. MAS Ultra also contains more than 360 reference
books (including the Columbia Encyclopedia, the CIA World Fact Book
and World Almanac & Book of Facts), an Image Collection of over
440,000 photos and maps & flags.
MedlinePlus will direct you to information to help answer health
questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information
from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other
government agencies and health-related organizations. Preformulated
MEDLINE searches are included in MedlinePlus and give easy access to
medical journal articles. MedlinePlus also has extensive information
about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive
patient tutorials, and latest health news.
Search images, encyclopedias,
biographies, and historical documents at once. Also includes full
text of over 140 popular middle school magazines and books helpful
for finishing homework assignments and school projects.
Morningstar Investment Research Center is an all-inclusive
investment research database designed specifically for libraries. It
features data and analysis on over 10,500 international and domestic
stocks, 24,000 mutual funds, and more than 800 exchange traded
Read consumer health articles and fact sheets
about common medical conditions and procedures written by medical
experts in different languages such as Chinese, French, German,
Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish,
Tagalog (Filipino) and Vietnamese. Use the map of the body to locate
articles about conditions affecting a particular part.
Designed to aid students in the study of
today's hottest social issues, with sources from political
magazines, news transcripts and reference books. Also offers guides
to debate, developing arguments and writing position papers.
ProQuest Obituaries offers more than 10.5 million obituaries and
death notices in full-image format from uninterrupted historical
archives of top newspapers. With content dating as far back as 1851,
this wholly unique database provides both novice and expert
researchers from all regions of the U.S. valuable clues about their
ancestors, including proper full name, maiden name, spousal
information, relatives’ names, occupation, religion, cause of death,
ReferenceUSA is the leading provider in business and consumer
research! Offering a full-service platform, ReferenceUSA helps users
create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, raise funds and
Learn about social, political and economic
issues through journal articles, biographies, public opinion polls,
government documents, book reviews and other resources organized by
popular current events.
Tumble Readables is an online collection of read-along titles
for elementary, middle school and high school students which feature
adjustable online text and complete narration. The collection
includes chapter books, early readers, teen/young adult novels and
World Book Encyclopedia Online is a general encyclopedia
designed for students in elementary through high school and beyond. It
offers simple navigation, colorful illustrations, diagrams, and maps,
timelines, and related articles from magazines and newspapers on
thousands of subjects.
World Book Online Info Finder-
contains content and features designed for school-aged patrons'
homework and research needs. Based on the World Book Encyclopedia, the
site features rich multimedia, a collection of age-appropriate science
fair projects, a Biography Center, virtual tours, video showcases,
links to current events and world newspapers, 21st-century research
skills, and much more.
World Book Online Reference Center - In addition to the
entire World Book Encyclopedia, the site features hundreds of
thousands of complete e-books and primary source documents along with
features developed especially for public library patrons.
World Book Online For Kids - This site offers easy-to-read
articles and a wealth of engaging multimedia, games, science projects,
interactive tools, and activities for younger children. It includes
articles, illustrations, maps, interactive games, flags and science
World Book Discover - Designed for reluctant readers, ELL,
ESL, and adult literacy students, this collection includes reference
articles, text-to-speech capabilities, learning and life skills
activities, research and translation tools, multimedia, and
interactive video to draw students into curriculum-related topics and
subjects relevant to older students.
Hispanica - This comprehensive Spanish-language encyclopedia
includes more than 100,000 articles, more than 8,500 images and maps,
and nearly 1,000 videos, animations, sounds, and interactive media. It
is designed for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and
ESL/ELL program participants.
Gran Enciclopedia Hispanica - Worldbook's Gran
Enciclopedia Hispanica en linea ofrece mas de 100,000 artículos con
audio, video y presentaciones virtuales. También, hay miles de
fotografias e ilustraciones disponibles, además de mapas imprimibles.
Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos - Worldbook's
Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos en linea ofrece artículos temáticos
para los estudiantes con audio, video y presentaciones virtuales.
También, hay miles de fotografias e ilustraciones disponibles, además
de mapas imprimibles.