Reference Databases

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  • GALILEO
    • GALILEO (GALILEO)

      A web-based virtual library, GALILEO provides access to multiple information resources, including secured access to licensed products. Participating institutions may access over 100 databases indexing thousands of periodicals and scholarly journals. Over 2000 journal titles are provided in full-text. Other resources include encyclopedias, business directories, and government publications.

    • GALILEO A to Z (GALILEO)

      A web-based virtual library, GALILEO provides access to multiple information resources, including secured access to licensed products. Participating institutions may access over 100 databases indexing thousands of periodicals and scholarly journals. Over 2000 journal titles are provided in full-text. Other resources include encyclopedias, business directories, and government publications.

    • GALILEO by Subject (GALILEO)

      A web-based virtual library, GALILEO provides access to multiple information resources, including secured access to licensed products. Participating institutions may access over 100 databases indexing thousands of periodicals and scholarly journals. Over 2000 journal titles are provided in full-text. Other resources include encyclopedias, business directories, and government publications.

    • GALILEO Español (GALILEO)
    • GALILEO Kids (GALILEO)

      GALILEO's interface designed just for kids from Kindergarten through 5th grade.

  • Books and Literature
    • eBooks on EBSCOhost (GALILEO)

      Over 27,000 electronic books that may be borrowed (checked out) for onscreen viewing.

    • Literature Criticism Online

      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 more. The 10 individual Gale series that comprise Literature Criticism Online represent a range of modern and historical views on authors and their works across regions, eras and genres.

    • Literature Resources from Gale

      Articles, literary criticism, reviews, and biographical information on writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world, plus websites, timelines, author portraits, plot summaries, and more. Includes the online version of the following print publications: Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Authors New Revision Series Contemporary Literary Criticism Select, Dictionary of Literary Biography.

    • NoveList Plus (GALILEO)

      Find interesting books to read based on other books previously enjoyed, or to look for books about a particular subject, relationship, geographic area, period of time, or plot description. Includes lists of award-winning titles and reviews.

    • OverDrive

      OverDrive is our downloadable audiobook and eBook collection! Browse and electronically check out many popular fiction and nonfiction titles.

    • WorldCat (GALILEO)

      A comprehensive bibliography containing millions of bibliographic records cataloged by OCLC member libraries. It includes books, websites and internet resources, manuscripts, maps, computer programs, musical scores, films and slides, newspapers, journals and magazines, sound recordings, articles, chapters, papers, and videotapes.

  • Business & Investing
    • Access Business News

      Consolidates current and archived content from the complete, full-text electronic editions of approximately 200 business and law journals, local and regional business news weeklies and other news sources across North America.

    • Business Insights: Essentials

      Research and analyze companies and industries around the world. Includes: content from Gale's core business collection, company fundamentals, investment research reports, industry rankings, profiles, market share data, company histories, and more. (formerly Business & Company Resource Center)

    • Business Plans Handbook

      Sample plans taken from businesses in the manufacturing, retail and service industries.

    • Reference USA

      A nationwide directory of U.S. and Canadian businesses and residences. Business listings include estimated sales, number of employees and a credit rating code, if available.  Use the U.S. Jobs/internships section to search for positions and find information about the companies advertising them, with data from the job site Indeed.com.

    • Value Line

      An independent investment research resource.

  • Consumer
    • AutoRepair Reference Center

      Repair procedures for specific vehicles back to 1945, plus general car repair and troubleshooting tips. Also includes service bulletins and recalls, wiring diagrams, specifications, and maintenance intervals for many vehicles.

    • Small Engine Reference Center

      Small Engine Repair Reference Center offers assistance in providing routine maintenance (tune-ups, brake service, etc.) as well as extensive repairs (engine and transmission disassembly) and allows users to search by product type, brand, model/engine type, specific area of model/engine type, and model numbers. PDF full text is available for all documents.

  • Directories
    • Reference USA

      A nationwide directory of U.S. and Canadian businesses and residences. Business listings include estimated sales, number of employees and a credit rating code, if available.  Use the U.S. Jobs/internships section to search for positions and find information about the companies advertising them, with data from the job site Indeed.com.

  • En Español
    • Acceda Noticias

      Las ediciones completas electrónicas de más de 20 periódicos en español publicados en los EE.UU. y también artículos de periódicos en español publicados en todo el mundo.

    • GALILEO Español (GALILEO)
    • MedicLatina (GALILEO)

      Articles from peer-reviewed native-Spanish medical journals on topics such as neuroscience, cardiology, nephrology, biomedicine, clinical research, pediatrics, human reproduction, clinical pathology, cancer research, hematology, etc.

    • MedlinePlus en Español

      Se puede usar MedlinePlus para aprender sobre los últimos tratamientos, buscar información sobre medicamentos o mirar los videos e ilustraciones. MedlinePlus tambiéncuenta con tutoriales interactivos de educación de salud, una enciclopedia médica, información sobre medicamentos de receta y venta libre y las últimas noticias de salud.

  • Encyclopedias and Dictionaries
  • Genealogy
    • HeritageQuest (GALILEO)

      With coverage dating back to the late 1700s, HeritageQuest combines digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records with digitized collections of family histories and other primary source documents. The database also includes Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files and Freedman's Bank Records.

    • Obituaries and Death Notices

      Collection of newspaper obituaries and death notices from around the United States useful for genealogical research and for information on famous persons.

  • Government and Taxes
    • CQ Researcher

      Congressional Quarterly's in-depth, non-biased reports covering of political and social issues back to 1991.

    • DeKalb County Property Taxes

      Property tax information and online payments.

    • Federal Tax Forms, Instructions and Publications

      All current and many prior year IRS federal income tax forms, instructions, publications and other tax products.

    • Georgia Legal Forms

      Legal forms for bankruptcy, divorce, real estate, wills, etc.

    • Metro Atlanta Equity Atlas

      Online data tool that examines eight areas of community wellbeing: demographics, economic development, education, environment, health, housing, public safety and transportation.

  • Health and Medicine
    • Alt HealthWatch (GALILEO)

      Alt HealthWatch focuses on multiple perspectives of complementary, holistic, and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. Full-text content comes from more than 180 international peer-reviewed and professional journals, magazines, reports, proceedings, and association and consumer newsletters, plus hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research, and book excerpts.

    • Consumer Health Complete (GALILEO)

      Comprehensive consumer-oriented health information, including articles from many health reference books and encyclopedias and thousands of health reports as well as physician-generated videos and hundreds of medical images and diagrams.

    • MedlinePlus

      A service of the National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health, provides extensive information about prescription and non-prescription drugs, supplements, and common diseases and conditions. Includes a medical dictionary, directories for locating hospitals and doctors, interactive patient tutorials, and the latest health news.

  • History and Biography
    • Biography in Context

      Biographical information on more than one million people from throughout history and around the world from reference books and journal articles, including Marquis Who's Who.

    • Digital Library of Georgia

      A gateway to Georgia's history and culture found in digitized books, manuscripts, photographs, government documents, newspapers, maps, audio, video, and other resources.

    • New Georgia Encyclopedia

      Information on people, places, events, history, and other topics about the state of Georgia. The site includes articles and images on every aspect of the state and links to related Internet sites.

  • Jobs and Careers
    • Georgia Career Information Center (GALILEO)

      Job profiles, career exploration tools, and information on education and training programs with a focus on Georgia.

    • Job and Career Accelerator (GALILEO)

      LearningExpress Job & Career Accelerator™ provides personalized, step-by-step job search assistance - from exploring and matching suitable occupations from over 1,000 detailed occupation profiles to finding available jobs from a database of over 5 million up-to-date job postings. With Job & Career Accelerator, you can easily create professional and effective resumes and cover letters, master interviewing and networking techniques, improve your work skills, and prepare for occupation-related exams.

    • LearningExpress Library (GALILEO)

      Test preparation materials and interactive practice exams based on official academic, civil service, military, and professional licensing and certification exams. Includes preparation for the GED, SAT, GRE, U.S. Citizenship Test, and TOEFL.

    • Optimal Resume

      A career management platform with tools to help you create, present, manage and share your professional credentials.

    • Reference USA

      A nationwide directory of U.S. and Canadian businesses and residences. Business listings include estimated sales, number of employees and a credit rating code, if available.  Use the U.S. Jobs/internships section to search for positions and find information about the companies advertising them, with data from the job site Indeed.com.

  • Language Learning
    • Mango Languages

      Mango's unique teaching method quickly engages you in real conversations between two native speakers. Your instructor will take you through every step of the process! Each lesson revisits previously learned material, but you have complete control over your learning experience.  Choose from 48 language courses including English.

    • TeLL me More

      Language learning program for English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. Requires: headphones/speakers, microphone and Flash software.

  • Magazines and Newspapers
    • DeKalb Neighbor
    • Dunwoody Crier
    • Georgia News
    • MasterFILE Elite at EBSCOhost

      Complete articles from magazines and journals covering nearly all subjects including general reference, business, health, education, general science, and multicultural issues. This resource also contains full text for more than 50 reference books and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps and flags.

    • NewsBank

      This news collection is ideal for exploring issues and events at the local, regional, national and international level. Its source types include print and online-only newspapers, blogs, newswires, journals, broadcast transcripts and videos. Use it to explore a specific event or to compare a variety of viewpoints on topics such as politics, business, health, sports, cultural activities and people.

    • Newspaper Source (GALILEO)

      Information from the daily feeds of Knight-Ridder/Tribune Business News and Knight-Ridder/Tribune News Service Newspaper Source as well as full coverage of The Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Times (London), and The Toronto Star. Also includes selected articles from (U.S.) newspapers, includingThe Macon Telegraph, Savannah Morning News, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, The Detroit Free Press, and The Miami Herald.

    • Obituaries and Death Notices

      Collection of newspaper obituaries and death notices from around the United States useful for genealogical research and for information on famous persons.

    • ProQuest Newspapers (GALILEO)

      Access to: the Christian Science Monitor (1988-), Los Angeles Times (1985-), New York Times; Late Edition, East Coast (1980-), Wall Street Journal; Eastern Edition (1984-) and The Washington Post (1987-).  Coverage includes full-text articles but not advertisements, illustrations, or photographs. Also includes other newspapers.

  • Science and Technology
    • Computer Source (GALILEO)

      The latest information and current trends in technology. including computers, telecommunications, electronics, and the Internet. Updated daily.

    • Science & Technology Collection (GALILEO)

      Articles covering relevant aspects of the scientific and technical community. Topics include aeronautics, astrophysics, biology, chemistry, computer technology, geology, aviation, physics, archaeology, marine sciences and materials science. Updates vary.

  • Student Resources
    • CQ Researcher

      Congressional Quarterly's in-depth, non-biased reports covering of political and social issues back to 1991.

    • Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia
    • Kids Search (GALILEO)

      Specially designed search tool to help elementary and middle school students find articles, news and information on a variety of topics.

    • New Book of Knowledge
    • NoveList K-8 Plus (GALILEO)

      Especially for elementary and middle school, find fiction and nonfiction books to read based on other books previously enjoyed, or to look for books about a particular subject, relationship, geographic area, period of time, or plot description. Includes lists of award-winning titles and reviews.

    • Opposing Viewpoints in Context

      Pulls together information on a variety of social topics, including pro and con articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, images, podcasts, links to websites, and more.

    • RB Test Prep

      RB Test Prep provides online SAT, ACT, PSAT, PLAN, and more test preparation courses delivered by experts through engaging, on-demand video lessons.

    • Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans

      A guide to education-related financial aid programs for students and professionals. Provides comprehensive information on sources of education-related financial aid sponsored and administered by private organizations and companies. Covers a variety of programs in all educational areas, including area and ethnic studies, business, computer science, education, liberal arts, medicine, physical sciences, theology and religion, and more. Intended for students and others interested in education funding.

    • Student Resources in Context

      Reference documents, articles and dictionary entries covering the physical and applied sciences, literature, biography, history and social studies.

  • Test Preparation
    • Job and Career Accelerator (GALILEO)

      LearningExpress Job & Career Accelerator™ provides personalized, step-by-step job search assistance - from exploring and matching suitable occupations from over 1,000 detailed occupation profiles to finding available jobs from a database of over 5 million up-to-date job postings. With Job & Career Accelerator, you can easily create professional and effective resumes and cover letters, master interviewing and networking techniques, improve your work skills, and prepare for occupation-related exams.

    • LearningExpress Library (GALILEO)

      Test preparation materials and interactive practice exams based on official academic, civil service, military, and professional licensing and certification exams. Includes preparation for the GED, SAT, GRE, U.S. Citizenship Test, and TOEFL.

    • RB Test Prep

      RB Test Prep provides online SAT, ACT, PSAT, PLAN, and more test preparation courses delivered by experts through engaging, on-demand video lessons.