Online Resources

Online Resources

De Soto Public Library members have access to several online databases where you can find newspapers and research materials on many different subjects. If you are researching at home or school, enter your library card number to gain access to the database of your choice.

Searching a database is a little different than using an Internet search engine like Google, and specific strategies for combining search terms may be necessary to get the best results. The reliability of the information you can find in a database is well worth the extra effort, so please ask a librarian if you have any questions. We’re here to help!


NEW RESOURCES

 

Chilton Library

ChiltonLibrary.com represents the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners. There are thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models. ChiltonLibrary.com gives you the confidence to service or repair virtually any system on your vehicle.

 

 

Kids InfoBits

Kids InfoBits meets the research needs of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. It features a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface, a subject-based topic tree search and full-text, age-appropriate, curriculum-related magazine, newspaper and reference content for information on current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

 

 

Opposing Viewpoints (Gale in Context)

Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today’s hottest social issues. Drawing on the acclaimed Greenhaven Press series, the solution features continuously updated viewpoints, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

 

 U.S. History (Gale in Context)

Gale In Context: U.S. History is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History. U.S. History merges Gale’s authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

 

 

Access World News

Find information on topics related to business, education, jobs and careers, politics, STEM and more including newspapers, videos and web-only content featuring the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Jefferson County Journal, USA Today, international sources and more.

 

Jefferson County Journal

Find information on community issues and events, business, government, people in the new and more (2004 to 2011).

 

 

Read It!

Designed for middle and high school students and adults who have a foundation in English grammar and reading but need adapted reading material for a variety of subjects, Read it! Offers resources to help build background knowledge, conduct research and improve study skills.

 

Resume and Cover Letter Builder

These step-by-step builders will help users create effective cover letters and resumes that get them noticed. As you build, expert advice, easy-to-follow instructions, and helpful samples are available to help through each step of the writing process and resume creation.

 

Computer Skills Center

Learning Express Computer Skills are dynamic online multimedia tutorials that help patrons and students learn the fundamentals of the computer, the internet and popular software from Adobe, Microsoft and Windows.


Career & Jobs 

 

 

GCFLearnFree

Learn the essential skills needed in the 21st century from Microsoft Office, computer basics and email to reading, math and more. This site offers 125 tutorials, including more than 1,100 lessons, videos and interactives, completely free. Includes resources for educators like curriculum guides and other tools.

 

 

Missouri Jobs

Locate career centers across the state that offer job search assistance, career exploration tools, personal assistance with developing a resume and assistance with training programs to gain new skills.

 

My Next Move

My Next Move is an interactive tool for job seekers and students to learn more about their career options. My Next Move has tasks, skills, salary information, and more for over 900 different careers.


Health and Medicine

Consumer Health Complete

A comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support the information needs of patients, and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. CHC provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.

 

MEDLINE®

Provides authoritative medical citations on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 4,800 current biomedical journals.


Newspapers

 

Access World News

Find information on topics related to business, education, jobs and careers, politics, STEM and more including newspapers, videos and web-only content featuring the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Jefferson County Journal, USA Today, international sources and more.

MasterFILE Premier

Designed specifically for public libraries, MasterFILE™ Premier contains full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. This database also contains full text more than 500 reference books, over 107,000 primary source documents and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags.

Newspaper Source™

Provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 national (U.S.) and international newspapers, including Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Times (London), Toronto Star, etc. The database also contains selective full text for more than 370 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full-text television & radio news transcripts are provided from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, NPR, etc.


Personal History

HeritageQuest® Online

A comprehensive database of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids. It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s.

Missouri Digital Heritage

Access a rich archive of information about the history of Missouri and local communities.  Included are educational resources like classroom curricula accessible through this website.


Resources for Kids & Teens

Book Collection: Non-Fiction – Elementary Edition

A research database for school libraries that provides content representing a wide spectrum of works, including popular series from top book publishers. It contains searchable full text for more than 1,300 popular nonfiction books. The database includes high interest titles on animals, weather, holidays, adventure, sports, Native Americans, United States, Canada, biographies, nature, civics and more.

Book Collection: Non-Fiction Middle School Edition

A research database for school libraries that provides content representing a wide spectrum of works, including popular series from top book publishers. It contains searchable full text for more than 3,100 popular nonfiction books. The database includes high interest titles on careers, health, life skills, ethnicity, disabilities, adventure, sports, technology, biographies, history, science, women, civics and more.

Book Collection: Non-fiction High School Edition

A research database for school libraries that provides content representing a wide spectrum of works, including popular series from top book publishers. It contains searchable full text for more than 2,450 popular nonfiction books. The database includes high interest titles on careers, health, life skills, ethnicity, disabilities, adventure, sports, technology, biographies, music, science, history, civics and more.

DMV Practice Tests

We partnered with Driving-Tests.org to give you access to 11 Car Tests, 9 Motorcycle Tests, 10 CDL Tests, 3 handbooks, and Missouri Driver’s License FAQ’s. We also have some practice tests in Spanish.

Explora – Elementary

Use this specialized search tool to locate materials in EBSCOHost designated for K-5th grade students. Accesses Primary Search (Magazines), the eBook collection for elementary students and Topic Overviews.

Explora – Middle School

Use this specialized search tool to locate materials in EBSCOHost designated for 6th-8th grade students. Accesses Primary Search (magazines); eBook collections; and Topic Overviews.

Explora – High School

Use this specialized search tool to locate materials in EBSCOHost designated for 9th-12th grade students. Accesses Academic Search Elite (magazines and journal articles); the Nonfiction Book Collection for high school students; MAS Ultra – School Edition; Newspaper Source; Science Reference Center; Topic Overviews for grades 6-12; eBook collections; Consumer Health Complete; and Middle Search Plus (magazines).

 

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

 

Kids InfoBits

Kids InfoBits meets the research needs of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. It features a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface, a subject-based topic tree search and full-text, age-appropriate, curriculum-related magazine, newspaper and reference content for information on current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

 

Read It!

Designed for middle and high school students and adults who have a foundation in English grammar and reading but need adapted reading material for a variety of subjects, Read it! Offers resources to help build background knowledge, conduct research and improve study skills.

 U.S. History (Gale in Context)

Gale In Context: U.S. History is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History. U.S. History merges Gale’s authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.


Multi-Subject Databases

AcademicSearchElite

Provides core resource of scholarly information for academic Institutions. Academic Search Elite contains full text for more than 2,100 journals and over 1,700 peer-reviewed, full-text journals.

Chilton Library

ChiltonLibrary.com represents the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners. There are thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models. ChiltonLibrary.com gives you the confidence to service or repair virtually any system on your vehicle.

 

Opposing Viewpoints (Gale in Context)

Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today’s hottest social issues. Drawing on the acclaimed Greenhaven Press series, the solution features continuously updated viewpoints, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

Teacher Reference Center

Provides indexing and abstracts of 280 primarily peer-reviewed periodicals covering Assessment, Best Practices, Continuing Education, Current Pedagogical Research, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Higher Education, Instructional Media, Language Arts, Literacy Standards, School Administration, Science & Mathematics, and Teacher Education.

 


Tax Forms and Credit Report

 

Tax Information

A limited quantity of tax forms will be available at the Library in 2019. Library staff will help you find forms or information, however, we cannot help you fill out forms or provide tax advice. For help finding forms, please visit the Library or call the Reference Desk at 636.586.3858.

Federal Tax Information

Internal Revenue Service

Tax assistance 800-829-1040
TTY/TDD Help 800-829-4059

Missouri Tax Information

The MO Department of Revenue is no longer providing paper forms for libraries to distribute. Missouri forms can be downloaded and printed using the resources below.

Missouri Department of Revenue

Missouri Department of Revenue Tax Assistance Center
Truman Building, 301 W. High St., Room 330, Jefferson City, MO 65101
(573) 751-7191

Where’s My Refund

Local Taxpayer Assistance

Click on the links below to find tax help locations around the St. Louis area.

AARP Tax Aide
Gateway EITC Tax Sites

Credit Report

Annual Credit Report


Jefferson County Links

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