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Auto Repair Source

Auto Repair Source provides the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls.

Biography Reference Center

A comprehensive collection of more than 460,000 full-text biographies, as well as thousands of narrative biographies.


Brainfuse provides online homework help through its HelpNow service -- a unique blend of one-to-one homework help, skills building, test preparation, and writing assistance.

Britannica Escolar

Discover the leading knowledge-building resource that is universally trusted for accurate and age-appropriate content in Spanish. 

Un excelente recurso digital en español que ayuda a enriquecer el aprendizaje de los estudiantes de primaria y secundaria.

Britannica School

The go-to site for research-offering thousands of up-to-date, curated, and curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, recommended web sites, with three separate reading levels.

Business Source Complete

Provides the leading collection of bibliographic and full text content as well as indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals back as far as 1886. Searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,300 journals.

Consumer Health Complete

The single-most 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. Provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

With electronic reference books from Gale and our publishing partners, researchers can instantly access thousands of eBooks on virtually any subject. These trusted, authoritative reference works are available 24/7 through our state-of-the-art Gale Virtual Reference Library platform, providing an unprecedented combination of functionality and features.

History Reference Center

Provides full-text history reference information on US and World History ranging from 1917-present and features reference books, encyclopedias, non-fiction books, and history periodicals as well as thousands of historical documents, biographies of historical figures, photos, maps, and over 80 hours of historical video.

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center

This database offers detailed "how-to" instructions and articles covering over 140 topics, as well as licensed periodicals, books and video that focus on specific hobbies and crafts. 

Home Improvement Reference Center

Contains 26 major reference works in full text with more than 10,000 images (none found available online anywhere else). Additionally, the database contains full-text magazines (e.g. This Old House) and covers topic such as: maintenance, remodeling, electrical work, plumbing, wood projects, outdoor improvements, decorating home & garden, etc.

Latino American Experience

The Latino American Experience is the latest version of the first-ever database dedicated to the history and culture of Latinos.;inlcudes articles, biographies, images and primary sources. Access only available inside library.

Legal Information Reference Center

Contains hundreds of full-text publications and thousands of legal forms. The full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo, the nation's oldest and most-respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses. The database offers the everyday user the necessary tools and detailed “how-to” instructions to independently address a wide-range of legal issues.

MasterFile Complete

This database provides full text results for more than 2,000 general reference publications with full-text information dating as far back as 1922. Contains full text for nearly 1,000 reference books and over 107,000 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of more than 592,000 photos, maps & flags.

NoveList K-8 Plus

NoveList K-8 Plus helps parents, teachers, and librarians improve literacy, connect reading across curricular areas, teach reading and writing concepts, and engage young readers.

NoveList Plus

NoveList Plus makes finding reading recommendations easier than ever. Features fiction and nonfiction titles for all ages, reading recommendations, book discussion guides, book lists and more.

Points of View

Provides students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database provides more than 290 topics, each with an overview, point, counterpoint, and Critical Thinking Guide.


Studying for the American citizenship test is easy with ProCitizen! Watch one of 100 short videos and take interactive quizzes to help remember what you need to know to prepare for the naturalization test.

ProCitizen en espanol

Estudiar para el examen de ciudadanía estadounidense es fácil con ProCitizen! Mire uno de los 100 videos cortos y realice cuestionarios interactivos para recordar lo que necesita saber para prepararse para el examen de naturalización.

Pronunciador en español!

Utilice Pronunciador para aprender 146 idiomas diferentes! (El tiempo de descarga puede tardar hasta un minuto.)


Use Pronunciator to learn 146 different languages! (Download time can take up to a minute.)

Read It! (formerly English Language Learner)

Read It!™ is for anyone who has a good foundation in English grammar and reading skills. It is a place to find reading material about many subjects. Articles are short, and written to support your reading skills as you learn about topics in English that you need for school and everyday life. 

Referencia Latina

A comprehensive Spanish-language database offering content from a variety of sources including 49,000 encyclopedia entries, more than 100,000 images, 2,500 health reports, a Spanish-English dictionary and full text for over 100 reference books and dozens of general interest magazines in a broad array of subject areas.

Science Reference Center

Provides access to a multitude of full-text science-oriented materials (science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other multi-media sources).

Small Business Reference Center

Offers a wide variety of information on small business and entrepreneurial subject areas, common business types, a help and advice section, and provides information on how to create business plans that lead to successful funding.

Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Contains 410 full-text reference books with original photos and illustrations that guide the user through every small engine repair job.

This resource features a suite of instructional resources that enrich the fiction and nonfiction books read by children and young adults. Databases include: book guides & lesson plans, diverse books, literature-based vocabulary lists, meet-the-author videos and book readings and resources for award-winning books.

Universal Class

Why not learn something new today? Universal Class™ offers hundreds of free online classes taught by dedicated instructors sharing their knowledge on almost any imaginable topic. Join us today, and let's start learning together.

Note: Access to Kings County Library ebooks, audiobooks, and electronic resources is limited to residents of the Kings County Library service area.