For Children

ABCMouse:
Learning games In-library use only

TumbleBook Library:
Interactive reading experiences

Databases for Research

EBSCOhost:
Full-text database

Go to EBSCOhost link in order to access:

  • Academic Search Elite
  • Explora
    • Elementary
    • Middle School
    • High School
    • Educators
  • Job Accelerator
  • Science Reference Center

eBook and eAudiobook Resources

EBSCOhost:
Downloadable eBooks

Missouri Libraries 2 Go:
ORL's connection for ebooks and e-audiobooks. (Also listed in ORL catalogue)

Project Gutenberg:
Free, open-source resource for ebooks

Wolfner Talking Book and Braille Library:
Free library service for Missourians who are unable to use standard print

Genealogy and History

Ancestry Library Edition:
Genealogical database
In-library use only

HeritageQuest® Online:
American genealogical database

Ozark Regional History:
A mixed-media collection of our region's history curated by the library
Coming Soon!

State Historical Society of Missouri:
Past issues of Missouri newspapers

Language and Creativity

Creativebug: Craft classes

Mango Languages: Learn a new language

Learning Resources

Learning Express Library:
Tutorials, practice exams, resumes, and core skills
Create an account at the library which you can later use elsewhere

Financially Literate? Check out this site — Treasurer Fitzpatrick's Financial Literacy Portal

Brainfuse VetNow
A suite of resources for veterans to polish their skills for civilian jobs and find resources to aid veterans and their families, from resumes to navigating the VA system.

Teen Health and Wellness
This award-winning resource provides middle and high school students with up-to-date, nonjudgmental, self-help support. Articles are correlated to state, national and provincial standards. Topics covered include diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, mental health, suicide, bullying and LGBTQ+ information. It has recently been updated to meet the needs of today’s teens and with new content on bullying, suicide, vaping, opioid abuse, gender identity, school safety, sexual harassment, COVID-19 and more.

Digital Literacy
Empower learners with digital citizenship skills to navigate today’s virtual landscape. Interactive activities guide students through project-based learning activities using digital tools to create podcasts, multimedia presentations, social media campaigns, and more. Database articles explore cyberbullying, digital research skills, citizen journalism, and more. Digital Literacy will give your students and patrons the skills to be savvy digital citizens!

Financial Literacy
The Rosen Financial Literacy database makes economics and personal finance easy to understand and highly engaging. Articles explore macro-, micro-, and global economics as well as personal and household finance. Users will learn to manage credit and debt, save and invest with confidence, plan for college and retirement and avoid fraud and scams. Financial Literacy is an online economics and personal finance resource specifically designed for students in grades 7–12, but can easily benefit adults.

Book Connections

Personalize and enjoy digital connections to books for kids and teens.

Need help from Book Connections? See our support page. 800-596-0710 | accounts@bookconnections.org

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Local News

The Mountain Echo:
Iron County news

The Democrat News:
Madison County news

Seasonal Resources

Tax Forms

IRS for federal tax forms and instructions.

Missouri Department of Revenue for state tax forms and instructions.