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  • 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.

  • Adulting 101

    Civics, health and wellness, money, life skills, social skills and work: everything you'll need to get started on your path to independence.

  • 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.

  • Ancestry Library Edition (GALILEO)

    An extensive resource that includes U.S. federal census images and indexes from 1790 to 1930, the Social Security Death Index, WWI Draft Registration Cards, Federal Slave Narratives, and a strong Civil War collection. Home access is available while libraries are closed due to the crisis.

  • Atlanta Journal Constitution

    Full-text coverage of The Atlanta Journal/Constitution from 1985.

  • BookFlix

    Pairs video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks to help children develop and practice essential reading skills. Includes read-along audio narration and games. All titles are always available – no downloading, no waiting.

  • Business Plans Handbook

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

  • Computer Source (GALILEO)

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

  • 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.

  • Consumer Reports (GALILEO)

    Presents articles on health, public safety, marketplace economics and the judicial & regulatory actions that affect consumers.

  • DeKalb County Property Taxes

    Property tax information and online payments.

  • 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.

  • Driving Tests

    Practice tests to help you prepare for the GA Department of Driver Services tests for vehicle licenses, including car, motorcycle, and CDL tests.

  • Ebook Central (ProQuest) (GALILEO)

    From a single interface, researchers can access over 175,000 eBooks imprints from more than 650 publishers. Newly published titles are added each year from leading publishers to help libraries build dynamic collections that meet the unique needs of their community of researchers.

  • eBooks on EBSCOhost (GALILEO)

    Electronic books that may be viewed onscreen or downloaded, including reference books, scholarly monographs, publications of many university presses, and consumer books.

  • eRead Kids

    eBooks and audiobooks for kids, preK to 4th grade. 5 items, 10 holds, 14 day loan period, early return available. No app needed.

  • Explora (GALILEO)

    Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction.

  • Federal Tax Forms, Instructions and Publications

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

  • Foundation Directory Online

    Temporary home access to search for grants from private and independent foundations. Need to expand your search to federal and corporate sources? Send your funding search request to a librarian at

  • Gale eBooks

    Online reference books: America's Top-Rated Cities, Comparative Guide to American Suburbs, Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States and Washington Information Directory

  • Gale in Context: High School

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

  • Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints

    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.

  • Gale Literature

    Brings together all of Gale’s literary databases and literature eBook titles into one seamlessly cross-searchable research and study environment.


    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.

  • Georgia Department of Revenue Tax Information and Forms

    Georgia state tax information and related forms.

  • Georgia Legal Forms (GALILEO)

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

  • Georgia News

    Newspapers from across the state of Georgia.

  • HelpNow from Brainfuse

    HelpNow provides free homework help and online tutoring for grades 3-12 for math, English, science and social studies. Chat with a tutor from 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM seven days a week. Test preparation, writing assistance and career resources are also provided for K-12, adult and ESL learners.

  • HelpPages

    A directory of local community resources and facilities for those in need. These community resources are categorized based on need such as food pantry, shelter, or legal aid.

  • 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.

  • hoopla

    Music, TV, Movies, Comics, eBooks, eAudio - instant access, no holds, no waiting. Stream or download using the hoopla app (recommended) or in your browser. 5 checkouts per month.

  • 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.

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly

    Thousands of online courses to learn in-demand skills from real-world industry experts. Also available through the LinkedIn Learning app. Library ID is dekalb

  • (moved to LinkedIn Learning)

    This resource has moved to LinkedIn Learning.

  • Mango Languages (GALILEO)

    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 71 languages including English.

  • MasterFILE Elite at EBSCOhost (GALILEO)

    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.

  • 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

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Morningstar

    Research thousands of mutual funds, stocks and ETFs to study investments. Use in-depth data, calculators and tools to manage your portfolio. 

  • 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.

  • New York Times

    For unlimited access to

    From inside the library, create a free account using your email address through the log in link from the home page.

    From home, use your library card and this link to access the for 24 hours. After it expires, return to this link to reset your access. provides access to the New York Times Online edition. offers breaking news coverage, video and multimedia access, and email news alerts. also offers patrons a translated español and Chinese edition of the paper.

  • 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 MonitorUSA TodayThe Washington PostThe Times (London), and The Toronto Star. Also includes selected articles from (U.S.) newspapers, including The Macon TelegraphSavannah Morning NewsThe Boston GlobeThe Chicago TribuneThe Detroit Free Press, and The Miami Herald.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • OverDrive / Libby

    eBooks, eAudio and Magazines. 20 checkouts and 15 holds at a time for eBooks and eAudio. Unlimited checkouts, no waiting for Magazines.

    The Libby app is recommended, also available on your computer or with the Overdrive app.

  • PressReader

    Unlimited, same-day access to 7000+ newspapers and magazines, from 120+ countries, in 60+ languages, including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Los Angeles Times and more.

  • Professional Development Collection (Education) (GALILEO)

    Specialized collection of journal articles and pamphlets for professional educators.

  • 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.

  • RBdigital Magazines—moved to OverDrive / Libby

    RBdigital Magazines has been moved to OverDrive / Libby

  • Reference Solutions (formerly ReferenceUSA)

    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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Value Line

    Research investment ratings, analyses, statistics and forecasts for thousands of companies and stocks.

  • Voting & Elections

    Everything you'll need to know to vote as a DeKalb County Georgia citizen in federal, state and local elections.

  • Writing a Resume and Looking for Employment Series

    Online resume tutorials and information for job searchers. Presented by DeKalb County Public Library and Grow with Google.