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The library will be closed for observance of Independence Day on Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4. The library lobby is open for HOLD pick-ups only. New holds can now be placed on items. The drive-up book drop is available 24 hours and interior book drop is available Mon.-Fri 9 a.m-5 p.m. More library services will be available soon. Due dates on items checked out have been extended and expired library cards have been renewed to JULY 1. For City of Tempe COVID-19 updates check here. For more information on library services check here.

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Access to most digital Library resources requires login with a library card number and PIN.

ABCMouse.com (Age of Learning, Inc.) EXCLUSIVELY AVAILABLE ON LIBRARY COMPUTERS

  • Includes free access to: 9,000 interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and more
  • Learning activities in reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music      

Academic OneFile (Gale)

  • Free full-text access to academic/peer-reviewed, consumer & trade magazine, and newspaper articles; reference book chapters; radio & television news archives with transcripts; and images       

Adult Learning Center (Learning Express Library)

  • Help with basic skills: reading, writing, math, and U.S. Citizenship
  • Tutorials, practice tests, eBook reference guides
  • En español: Recursos para hispanohablantes      

Ancestry Library Edition (Ancestry.com) ACCESS FROM HOME THROUGH MAY 30.

  • Includes Census, vital, and military records, School yearbooks & church/organization member records, Sources from U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, Europe, Australia and more  

Biography in Context (Gale)

  • Wikipedia style overview; primary sources; academic/peer-reviewed, consumer & trade magazine, and newspaper articles; radio & television news archives with transcripts; reference book & encyclopedia chapters; and images                      

Books & Authors (Gale)

  • Book reviews, plot summaries, read-alike recommendations, and author biographies

Business Collection (Gale)

  • Hundreds of business journals, magazines, newspapers and trade publications
  • Company directory listings
  • Broker research reports      

Career Center (Learning Express Library)

  • Career exploration guides
  • Occupational exam prep in over 16 industries
  • Workplace skills tutorials
  • Career change, resume, cover letter, and interviewing tips

Career Transitions (Gale)

  • Search for and track jobs, create targeted resumes and cover letters, practice interview techniques, explore career paths according to your interests, experience and what's in demand.      

Chilton Automotive Library

  • Online auto repair manuals and printable diagrams for DIY maintenance, diagnostics, recall notifications, and more.
  • Step-by-step service and repair procedures
  • A labor estimating tool to help you negotiate with your mechanic      

cloudLibrary

  • Free, downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks via mobile device (cloudLibrary app) or web browser
  • New and popular titles available 

College Center (Learning Express Library)

  • Skill reviews in Math, Science, Reading, Grammar and Writing
  • Prepare for placement tests and graduate school entrance exams      

College Prep Center (Learning Express Library)

  • Prepare for PSAT, SAT, ACT, and other college admission tests
  • Learn to write a college admissions essay
  • Prepare for the TOEFL      

Computer Database (Gale)

  • Find computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics.  

Computer Skills Center (Learning Express Library)

  • Learn the basics of computers and the internet
  • Learn to use popular software programs like Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Adobe Illustrator, and Photoshop   

Encyclopedia Britannica

  • Online encyclopedia for children and adults

Encyclopedia Britannica Escolar

  • Online encyclopedia for children and adults en Espanol

Expanded Academic ASAP (Gale)

  • Access to scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers
  • Multidisciplinary content from arts and humanities, to science and technology      

Freegal Music

  • Free and legal downloadable/streaming music service
  • Large variety of music genres
  • Download and keep 5 songs a week
  • Stream music up to 3 hours per day

General OneFile (Gale)

  • A one-stop source for news and periodical articles
  • Home to Consumer Reports January 1, 1999 - June 1, 2009      

Global Issues in Context (Gale)

  • Global issues and current events       

Health Reference Center Academic (Gale)

  • Periodicals and reference book content supporting research in health studies. The material contained in this database is intended for informational purposes only.       

HeritageQuest Online EXCLUSIVELY AVAILABLE ON LIBRARY COMPUTERS

  • Coverage dating to the late 1700’s
  • Includes maps, information from U.S. Census, books, cemeteries, city directories, military records, immigration records, and more.      

High School Equivalency Center (Learning Express Library)

  • Preparing for the GED test, HiSET, and TASC exams
  • Includes practice tests, interactive tutorials and ebooks
  • Practica GED en Español      

hoopla

  • Borrow digital movies, music, eBooks, and more 24/7 with your library card.
  • All titles instantly available - no holds required.

Informe Académico (Gale)

  • Students & Researchers; Homework Help 
  • Descubra una amplia colección de publicaciones que abarcan las disciplinas más estudiadas en américa latina.
  • Una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias
  • A collection of Hispanic journals with full texts; covers multiple disciplines      

InfoTrac Newsstand (Gale)

  • Full-text newspaper database searchable by title, headline, date, newspaper section or other assigned fields  

Kids InfoBits (Gale)

 

  • Magazine and news articles for Kindergarten – Grade 5   

LearningExpress Library (EBSCO)

  • 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks
  • Job search and workplace skills improvement
  • Career certification and licensure exam prep
  • Skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science 
  • Prepare for GED test
  • Prepare for U.S. Citizenship      

Legal Forms (Gale)

  • Downloadable legal forms
  • Includes real estate contracts, wills, premarital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and more
  • Comprehensive attorney state directory and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in layman's language      

LegalTrac (Gale)

  • Comprehensive legal research tool
  • Articles from over 1500 law reviews, law journals, legal newspapers and specialty publications  

Literature Resource Center (Gale)

  • Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on nearly 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.

LitFinder (Gale)

  • Covering world literature and authors throughout history, Contains literary works including over 150,000 full-text poems and 800,000+ poetry citations, short stories, speeches, and plays.      

Morningstar EXCLUSIVELY AVAILABLE ON LIBRARY COMPUTERS

  • Premier investment research tool
  • Data and analysis on stocks, mutual, exchange-traded, and closed-end funds or industries
  • Exclusive access to proprietary screening tools and portfolio analysis      

National Geographic Virtual Library (Gale)

  • Complete archive of National Geographic Magazine, 1888 - Present.
  • Cross-searchable collection of National Geographic books, maps, images and videos.     

NoveList Plus (EBSCOhost)

  • Wikipedia style overview, book reviews, read-alike recommendations, book discussion guides, and articles
  • Browse & search by audience, time period, author nationality/culture/gender, tone, atmosphere, grade/lexile level, and more      

Opposing Viewpoints in Context (Gale)

  • Multidisciplinary academic subjects
  • Over 425 topic pages featuring Wikipedia-style overviews; pro/con viewpoints; academic/peer-reviewed, consumer & trade magazine, and newspaper articles; radio & television news archives with transcripts; reference book chapters; images; and more      

OverDrive

  • Free, downloadable eBooks, eAudiobooks, and streaming video; all major publishers and many production companies included
  • Contains adult, YA, and youth titles
  • Ability to use online or via a downloadable app. Learn more.      

PowerSearch (Gale)

  • Multidisciplinary, academic/peer-reviewed, consumer & trade magazine, and newspaper articles; radio & television news archives with transcripts; reference book chapters; and images
  • One stop searching - cross searches across all our Gale database subscriptions      

ProDemand (Mitchell)  EXCLUSIVELY AVAILABLE ON LIBRARY COMPUTERS

  • Library Staff: Restricted to Public Computer Terminal
  • Common repair & part replacement lists, wiring diagrams. maintenance procedures, and service manuals      

RBdigital

  • Free, downloadable eAudiobooks, eMagazines, educational courses, and streaming video.
  • Services include:
    • Acorn TV - British mysteries, dramas, and comedies
    • Great Courses - college-level courses, minus the exams and tuition
    • IndieFlix - pop culture favorites, box office hits, award-winning feature films, documentaries, and shorts
    • Pongalo - Spanish language telenovelas and translated movies 
  • Ability to listen online or via downloadable app. Learn more.                  

Recursos para hispanohablantes (Learning Express Library)

  • Incluye el acceso gratuito a:
    • Recursos para ayudar a adultos con habilidades básicas: lectura, escritura, matemáticas y Ciudadanía de los Estados Unidos
    • Tutoriales, pruebas de práctica, guías de referencia de libros electrónicos   

ReferenceUSA

  • Includes free access to over 49 million commercial & 274 million residential/consumer listings
  • Data includes SIC Codes, employee size, sales volume, and bankruptcies, credit rating scores, and more   

Rocket Languages

  • Free interactive audio courses in Spanish, English, Chinese, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Arabic, Hindi, American Sign Language (ASL), Korean, Portuguese, Inglés para hispanohablantes, and 英文課程
  • Features: Motivational progress trackers, reinforcement testing, and culture lessons
  • Mobile compatible: Apps available for Android & iOS

School Center (Learning Express Library)

  • Tutorials, practice drills, and eBooks in Math, Science, English, Science, and Social Studies
  • Content aligns with CCSS (Common Core State Standards)      

Science in Context (Gale)

  • Topic pages on all major physical sciences, medicine, and technology
  • Academic/peer-reviewed, consumer & trade magazine, and newspaper articles; radio & television news archives with transcripts; reference book chapters; sample science experiments & projects, statistics, and images
  • More than 200 experiments and projects from U*X*L Experiment Central       

Student Resources in Context (Gale)

  • Topic pages cover several academic disciplines including humanities & social sciences, journalism, U.S. history, and world history
  • Academic/peer-reviewed, consumer & trade magazine, and newspaper articles; radio & television news archives with transcripts; reference book chapters; statistics; and images
  • Access to The Economist, The New York Times, National Geographic, Newsweek, Popular Science, Smithsonian, BBC, NPR, and more.      

Testing & Education Reference Center (Gale)

  • Assessment, placement, and entrance exam practice tests
  • Career change, resume, cover letter, and interviewing tips
  • Occupational exam prep in over 15 industries      

Tumble Book Library

  • TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you

U.S. History in Context (Gale)

  • Contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History                                

World History in Context (Gale)

  • Wikipedia-style overviews; primary documents; academic/peer-reviewed, consumer & trade magazine, and newspaper articles; radio & television news archives with transcripts; reference book chapters; images; and more