Resources with the Arkansas Traveler icon are made available through the Arkansas State Library. The Arkansas Traveler program is made possible by a grant from U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Arkansas State Library under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act. Additional state funds are provided by the Arkansas Department of Education.
African American Heritage is a groundbreaking digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research. This collection was created in partnership with leading African American genealogists and recognized leaders in genealogical information to develop a comprehensive mix of resources, records, and tools specifically pertaining to African Americans.
Delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more.
Arkansas-specific information and practice tests for cars, motorcycles, and the commercial driver’s license (CDL).
Explore food culture and traditional recipes from around the world. Learn to make classic dishes from 174 countries, explore international ingredients, research regional food history, and more.
This online collection of streaming audiobooks for schools and libraries gives you unlimited remote access. Audiobooks are instantly available, with no sign-up or setup required. Choose from over 1,200 classic and contemporary titles, including audio for all ages in English and Spanish.
Illustrates the biology, geography, history and ecological importance of biomes and ecosystems around the world.
ProQuest Career & Technical Education is the definitive source for vocational information. The database includes nearly 600 titles, with more than 500 available in full text for quick access to research on virtually any technical topic.
This eBook defines what a chemical compound is, how elements combine to form compounds, and an A-Z list of compounds and their characteristics.
These six unique databases contain librarian-selected book recommendations to assist librarians doing collection development.
Patrons have an all-access, no-boundaries pass to explore 1000+ classes with Creativebug . People of all skill levels can work alongside instructors to learn craft techniques. The platform is simple and intuitive, with features like chapter divisions, note-taking tools, 20-second rewind and more. Users can save favorite classes and receive personalized recommendations. Videos are produced by renowned artists and creative experts. Instructors bring a lifetime of practice, passion, and proven teaching methods.
Provides students and general readers with in-depth profiles of major authors in long fiction.
Examines the major and minor gods and goddesses from a broad range of regions and cultures throughout the world.
Provides access to cultural reports, statistics, and primary source material for countries across the globe, including the United States and Canadian provinces. Includes unique information such as native recipes, interviews, photos and videos. Contains four modules: Kids, Provinces, States and World.
Early World of Learning is an educational resource focused on reading and oral language skills – just for preschoolers and children in the early grades. Check out the narrated stories, interactive games, interactive reference material for new readers, and more!
World Book’s content, rich media, and interactive features in Spanish for young learners.
Assembles information from numerous fields relevant to environmental issues, including biology, geology, anthropology, genetics, and engineering, and explains the interrelationships of these issues.
This database is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education to provide extensive access to education-related literature. ERIC provides coverage of journal articles, conferences, meetings, government documents, theses, dissertations, reports, audiovisual media, bibliographies, directories, books and monographs.
Ethnic NewsWatch includes current journals, magazines, and newspapers from ethnic and independent presses. Content covers 1990-present, with specialized coverage of the following ethnic categories: African American/Caribbean/African; Arab/Middle Eastern; Asian/Pacific Islander; European/Eastern European; Hispanic; Jewish; Native People. It is updated daily with new content and contains over 2 million full text articles.
This volume is designed to serve the needs of those seeking basic information on individual states and the District of Columbia. Each chapter opens with a profile listing of key facts on population, geography, history and other points of interest. This section is followed by a brief state history, state timeline, and notes for further study.
Freegal is a digital music service that gives you access to 15+ million songs from 200+ genres. Streaming is unlimited and you can download up to 3 DRM-free songs each week. You can also create and save playlists and share them with others. All you need is your library card and PIN.
A comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources – rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids.
The Library is pleased to offer Hoopla, which makes thousands of ebooks, audiobooks, graphic novels, movies, television shows, and music albums available with no waiting and no holds lists. To use Hoopla, download the Hoopla app for Apple or Android, or visit hoopladigital.com. Register for a free account with your Springdale Public Library card, and download up to 10 items each month.
Kanopy, an on-demand streaming film service, offers a broad selection of documentaries, classic films, foreign language films and training videos from PBS, BBC, The Great Courses and more. Patrons get 8 play credits per month and unlimited streaming in Kanopy Kids.
LearningExpress Library features online tutorials, practice tests, and e-books to help patrons of all ages. It offers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED® test prep, and more.
Download books and audiobooks to your computer or mobile device, or enjoy them directly from your internet browser.
LinkedIn Learning is an online learning site that hosts a constantly growing library of over 3,000 courses that include over 130,000 videos. Courses cover a variety of topics (including business, design, web development and multimedia skills) and software (Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite and open source applications) that can help you pursue personal and professional goals. These courses are delivered by expert instructors and feature searchable transcripts that make it easy to find quick answers to questions. They also feature Certificates of Completion that can be uploaded to a LinkedIn profile. To sign in, you’ll need your Springdale Public Library card number and password (by default, the last four digits of your telephone number).
This online language-learning system teaches actual conversation skills for over 70 different languages. It’s so easy you’ll see incredible results after just one lesson.
A classic reference work, Masterplots analyzes the most important works in all genres—long fiction, short fiction, poetry, drama, and nonfiction—throughout history and around the world, helping to define and critique the literary canon.
A supplement to Masterplots, this ebook evaluates fiction published around the world from 2010-2018.
MEDLINE is a bibliographic database produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine. The database contains millions of citations, derived from thousands of biomedical and life science journals, and indexed with Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) from the NLM controlled vocabulary. Extending back to 1946, annual input now exceeds 700,000 citations.
An interactive kindergarten-readiness program that introduces children ages 3 to 6 to key concepts in math, science, social studies, literacy, art and music. Includes games, puzzles and offline printables. Parents may track their child’s learning with weekly progress reports.
Search current and archived coverage of issues, events, people, government, sports and more with the largest collection of full-text U.S. newspapers, including the Morning News of Northwest Arkansas (2004-2009), the Springdale Morning News (2009-2015), and the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (2006-current). Includes staff-written articles, obituaries, editorials, announcements, real estate and other sections.
Search among hundreds of thousands of popular fiction and readable nonfiction titles, and also retrieve author read-alikes, book lists, book discussion guides, and more.
This database serves as the central resource for researchers at all levels. Covering more than 160 subject areas, ProQuest Central is the largest aggregated database of periodical content. This award-winning online reference resource features a highly-respected, diversified mix of content including scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, books, newspapers, reports and videos.
ProQuest Research Companion is ProQuest’s flagship information literacy product. It was built to help students do more effective scholarly research and to support educators as they teach the core information literacy principles of finding, evaluating, and using information. More than 80 short videos are organized into nine Learning Modules that answer questions like “How do I choose a topic?” “Where do I find information?” and “How do I evaluate sources?” Different kinds of “pre” and “post” assessment questions make the viewing experience more interactive, while allowing educators to measure students’ learning and identify gaps in their understanding.
ProQuest Research Library provides one-stop access to thousands of full-text periodicals from one of the broadest, most inclusive general reference databases ProQuest has to offer. Search from a highly-respected, diversified mix of scholarly journals, professional and trade publications, and magazines covering over 150 subjects and topics.
Whether it be contemporary, historical, time travel, paranormal or inspirational, with this collection of 1800 titles, including award winners and best sellers, you will never run out of romance to read. All Springdale library card holders can read to their heart’s content!
Designed specifically for elementary and middle school students, this research tool covers a wide range of subjects including reading, language arts, current events, science, social studies, history, health, and technology.
Background and analysis on 350+ leading issues, providing pros and cons on social, scientific, health, historic, economic, political, and global issues.
Designed for middle and high school students this research tool supports the study of sciences such as biology, chemistry, physics, technology, engineering, and math.
Provides comprehensive information about 112 North American industries and related careers.
TeenBookCloud features over 1000 titles, including student-favorite graphic novels, enhanced e-books with full audio narration and highlighted text, classic literature, national geographic videos, and more! In addition, our new AP English section makes hundreds of curriculum books available to readers at the click of a button. There are no check-out times or wait lists: the books are always available, to everyone with a Springdale Public Library card!
Provides online story books, chapter books, puzzles and games, and language learning for Pre-K and elementary age children.
This database’s detailed indexing helps users quickly find the news information they need. Each issue of each newspaper is indexed thoroughly, so researchers have access to not only top news stories but also the information contained on the various sections of the papers. The indexing covers not only complete bibliographic information but also companies, people, products, etc.
Graphic novels — novels merging pictures and rich language to create a unique experience of literature and art — are enjoying a renewed popularity, especially with students and young adults. U*X*L’s Graphic Novelists introduces researchers to the authors and illustrators behind these works, taking care to define and explore the distinction between comic books and graphic novels.
Value Line is a complete, multidimensional investment management solution that enables both new and experienced investors to make timely, better-informed decisions. It provides a wealth of in-depth financial information, intelligently presented both in print and online, plus objective research, insightful commentary, proven price projections, and advanced analytical tools.
A collection of 25 classics and an additional 25 proprietary World Book non-fiction titles. Desktop computer and tablet users may access the site via browser or checkout for offline. Simultaneous checkout makes eBooks available for an unlimited number of users.
Designed for elementary school learners, this general reference resource offers image-based searching, easy‐to‐read articles and a wealth of engaging games, science projects, and activities.