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
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.
Ancestry Library Edition
The world’s largest genealogy database offers census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more. Available on library computers only.
Arkansas Driver Education
Arkansas-specific information and practice tests for cars, motorcycles, and the commercial driver’s license (CDL).
AtoZ World Food
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.
Biomes and Ecosystems
This ebook illustrates the biology, geography, history and ecological importance of biomes and ecosystems around the world.
Career & Technical Education Database (ProQuest)
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.
Core Collections (EBSCO)
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.
Critical Survey of Long Fiction
This ebook provides students and general readers with in-depth profiles of major authors in long fiction.
Critical Survey of Mythology & Folklore: Gods & Goddesses
This ebook 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.
Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos
World Book’s content, rich media, and interactive features in Spanish for young learners.
Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues
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 News Watch
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.
Fifty States, The
This ebook is designed for those seeking basic information on individual states and the District of Columbia. Each chapter opens with key facts on population, geography, history and other points of interest 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. For Springdale residents only.
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.
Kanopy Kids features a collection of films and TV series that inspire and inform, helping children develop social emotional skills and reinforcing valuable learning topics, such as history, science, and new languages. We offer 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. Check out 5 items at a time with automatic returns.
Libby for Kids (Library2Go)
Kid-friendly ebooks and audiobooks that make it easy for your child to enjoy reading. Includes picture books, early readers, comics, and chapter books, from classics to current titles. Read-along titles are also available featuring audio narration with highlighted words. Perfect for beginning readers. Check out 5 items at a time with automatic returns.
Libby for Teens (Library2Go)
Check out ebooks and audiobooks directly on your computer, tablet, or smart phone. You can stream titles with Wi-Fi or mobile data, or download to read anytime, anywhere. Free Libby app is compatible with iOS and Android. Check out 5 items at a time with automatic returns.
LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
LinkedIn Learning is an online learning site with over 3,000 courses for business, creative and technological training in graphic design, animation, photography, web/software development and much more including Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite and other applications. These courses can help you pursue personal and professional goals and feature Certificates of Completion that can be uploaded to a LinkedIn profile. To sign in, you’ll need your Library card number and password (by default, the last four digits of your telephone number). To access on the mobile app, enter the Library ID springdalelibrary (all lower case).
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.
Masterplots Supplement 2010-2018
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.
Miss Humblebee’s Academy
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.
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!
Science in Context
Explore astronomy, biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and health & medicine, through news reports, journal articles, experiments, videos and more.
SIRS Discoverer (Proquest)
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.
SIRS Issues Researcher
Background and analysis on 350+ leading issues, providing pros and cons on social, scientific, health, historic, economic, political, and global issues.
STEM Database (Proquest)
Designed for middle and high school students this research tool supports the study of sciences such as biology, chemistry, physics, technology, engineering, and math.
Survey of American Industry and Careers
This ebook 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.
US Newsstream (ProQuest)
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.
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.
World Book Early Learning
Early 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 eBooks
An on-the-go digital library for all ages and reading levels. eBooks for Children collection includes highly illustrated, engaging titles that support a span of curriculum areas and reading levels. Selections can be narrowed down by interest. For example: Animals, Biographies, Crafts, Early Readers, Nature, and much more. The eBook Classics is a collection of popular fiction and nonfiction titles in public domain from timeless authors.
World Book Online
General reference resource offering encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by a wealth of engaging games, science projects, and activities. Includes databases for pre-k to high school level.
Sign up for weekly email alerts from Wowbrary highlighting the most recent titles available at the library. Browse bestsellers, movies, music, and more the very moment they arrive. Just click the “Borrow” button to access the catalog and place a hold. Wowbrary alerts are free and do not require a library card.