If you’re looking for current, reliable information from a wide variety of resources, including research in specialized subject areas, then try using these Library databases.
A database is an indexed collection of articles and data from sources that include encyclopedias, newspapers, professional & trade journals, popular magazines, and specialty publications. Each one offers a different set of titles, features, and date range of publication. Some articles are provided in full-text, along with images such as photographs or tables; in some cases only a citation is provided.
Select the following links for online access; these resources are available to all De Soto Public Library card holders and are accessible from home, work or in the Library (some databases are accessible in the library only). Please enter your card number (without spaces) when prompted.
All the resources below can be accessed from home. When accessing from home you will be prompted to enter your library card number.
Resources for students and teachers including magazines, online books, encyclopedias, images, videos and much more!
Designed specifically for elementary school students. Find age appropriate magazine articles, encyclopedias, online books and topic overviews.
Find magazines, newspapers, science information, online books and topic overviews appropriate for the Middle School level.
A wide range of materials to support the high school student research needs. Find online books, magazines, newspapers, Peer Reviewed journals, science related materials and eBooks.
Free, online practice tests for ESL and basic skills improvement practice tests for elementary, middle and high school in reading, writing and math. Also find SAT, ACT Advanced Placement, HiSET and ASVAB among hundreds more.
Genealogy & History
Delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources to help you research your family tree.
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.
CHC provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.
Job & Career
Over 300 free, online practice tests for academic and job certification. Find ACT, SAT, Advanced Placement, ASVAB, HiSET, LSAT, GRE, Postal Worker, Cosmetology, Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), Nursing Assistant and many more!
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.
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 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.
Newspapers and Magazines
Find the latest news articles and consumer information like Consumer Reports and top news magazines like…
Online Picture Books
Animated talking picture books.
Practice Driving Tests
Tax Forms and Credit Report
A limited quantity of tax forms will be available at the Library in 2017. 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 (314) 821-5770 ext. 1012.
Federal Tax Information
- Forms & Publications
- Electronic Filing Information
- Free Electronic Filing (Free File)
- Affordable Care Act Tax Provisions
- Mailing Address for Federal Tax Returns (Missouri Residents)
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 Tax Assistance Center
Truman Building, 301 W. High St., Room 330, Jefferson City, MO 65101
Where’s My Refund
- Missouri Department of Revenue Refund or Balance Due Status
- (573) 526-TAXX (8299)
- IRS (Federal) Refund Status
- (800) 829-4477
Local Taxpayer Assistance
Click on the links below to find tax help locations around the St. Louis area.
Jefferson County Links
3-4-67 – Health and Wellness for Jefferson County Health related programs and events sponsored by Jefferson County Libraries/Jefferson County Health Department funded with a grant from Jefferson Memorial Community Foundation.