Online Resources

Databases A-Z

Articles and General Information

Academic OneFile is a comprehensive, up-to-date, and easy-to-use resource for serious academic research, with millions of articles available from nearly 13,000 indexed journals.

General OneFile is perfect for researchers at all levels, including more than 8,000 full-text titles; more than 3,600 journals; more than 25 years of backfile; and five newspaper indexes, totaling more than 13,000 titles.

OneFile News provides access to more than 1,100 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers as well as leading titles from around the world.

The New York Times is available with unlimited access inside the Library or with a first-come, first-serve 24-hour pass at home.

WorldCat Discovery is an online catalog to locate items not held in the Yavapai Library Network. You can request books, movies, audio materials, articles, and more from thousands of libraries nationwide.

Yavapai County Native & Naturalized Plants – Search for many of the native and naturalized cacti, shrubs, succulents, trees, vines, and grass species common to Yavapai County. This website was developed by a small team of Yavapai County Master Gardeners.


Chilton Library allows you to get the detailed information you need to tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs.

Using practice sample permit tests for free as many times as you need, until you’re ready to take the real MVD test!


Data Axle Reference Solutions provides telephone and address information and contacts for more than 20 million businesses and 222 million consumers.

Digital Collections

Ebook Central provides full-text ebook titles in academic subject areas including social sciences, humanities, allied health, science, and business.

Kanopy offers on-demand video, with a selection of over 30,000 films, ​including new releases, independent and international cinema, classic movies, and documentaries.

OverDrive provides thousands of current and popular fiction and nonfiction ebooks, downloadable audiobooks, and digital magazines.

The Libby app is the easiest way to get started with OverDrive digital books, audiobooks, and magazines. It’s available for Android and iOS. Windows 10 users can access Libby in their browser at


EdX is a nonprofit, open-source learning destination offering online educational programs and courses in alliance with more than 130 member institutions, composed of both leading global universities and colleges, and a diverse group of prominent organizations from around the world.

Science provides online information about topics such as earth science, life science, space, technology, mathematics, science history, and science biography.

High School is a general database of reference works, periodicals, academic journals, primary sources, and multi-media designed to meet the cross-curricular needs of high school students.

Peterson’s Career Prep assists job seekers at all levels, whether entering the workforce for the first time or searching for new opportunities. Create visually interesting résumés, cover letters, and personal websites that can be shared with prospective employers.

Peterson’s Test & Career Prep is a start-to-finish resource with all the information and support materials needed to make informed, confident decisions about careers and education.

Udemy is an online learning platform for adults who want to improve work-related skills or further develop a personal interest. Users can search through more than 4,000 continuously updated, on-demand video courses across 75 categories in business, technology, design, and more. All courses are taught by world-class instructors and offer a tailor-made learning experience for those who want to learn new technologies and skills to stay competitive in a changing workforce. 

Genealogy and History

Ancestry Library Edition delivers billions of genealogical records, including census data, vital records, directories, and photos. Now available for in-home use!
Biography delivers outstanding research support with 600,000+ biographical entries, on more than 528,000 individuals, spanning history and geography.

Global Issues offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events.

Opposing Viewpoints helps students research, analyze, and organize a broad variety of data for conducting research, completing writing assignments, preparing for debates, creating presentations, and more.

U.S. History delivers comprehensive, contextual, media-rich search results from the most extensive online collection of historical information available today.

Hobbies & Home Improvement

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center is a database from EBSCO containing thousands of articles from top hobby and craft magazines and books as well as recipes, “how-to” videos and hobby profiles.
Home Imrovement Center is a database from EBSCO containing thousands of articles from leading home improvement magazines and reference books, plus a collection of home repair images not found anywhere else online.


Mango Languages is an online language-learning system teaching conversation skills for over 30 languages including English using real-life situations and actual conversations. Mango Mobile is available on any Android or iOS device.

Pronunciator is a fun and free way to learn any of 140 languages with personalized courses, movies, music, and more.


HeinOnline is a legal research collection that features full-text searching of scholarly legal and criminal justice periodicals and related materials.

Gale Legal Forms – Search for state-specific legal forms.


Books and Authors is an online resource designed to help public library patrons discover today’s popular fiction and nonfiction titles as well as the classics of yesterday.

Literature Resource Center provides full-text articles from scholarly journals and literary magazines, combined with critical essays, work and topic overviews, full-text works, biographies, and more to provide a wealth of information on authors, their works, and literary movements.

NoveList Plus will help you find books in series and includes recommended reading lists for all reading levels. You can also search for books with particular plot lines or types of characters.

Scribner Writer Series enables you to browse original scholarly essays on authors from around the world. This resource places authors and their works in personal and historical context.

With Twayne’s Author Series, you can find in-depth critical introductions to the lives and works of major writers.