Online Services

America's News  NewBank's America's Newspapers offers the electronic editions of record of 1,315 local, regional, and national U. S. newspapers plus other news resources. Each paper provides unique coverage of local and regional news, including companies, politics, sports, industries, cultural activities, and people in the community.
  • McAlester New-Capital: full text electronic editions of the McAlester New-Capital since 5/6/2008. Available in the library or at home
  • Poteau Daily News and Sun: full text elecronic editions of the Poteau Daily News and Sun since 7/28/2009. Available in the library or at home
  • Oklahoma Newspapers: full text electronic editions of thirty Oklahoma newspapers, including the Daily Oklahoman, the Tulsa World, the Musdogee Daily Phoenix, and more, Available for in the library or at home.
Ancestry Plus (Library Edition):  this site provides genealogical resources such as census records, local histories and maps. (Not available at home)

Auto Repair Reference Center: provides repair information for most major makes of domestic and imported vehicles. Covers more that 31,660 modelsfrom 1945 to now. Includes; drawings and step-by-step photographs; technical service bulletins; recalls issued by vehicle manufactures; enhanced wiring diagrams for easy viewing and printing; specifications & maintenance schedules; labor time guide and estimator, a vehicle maintenance guide; and more.

Britannica Online School Edition PreK-8
: An on-line encylopedia just for children K-8.
For remote access use this link.

Britannica espaņola del Centro de Referencia: Para el acceso remoto utilice este enlace.

Consumer Health Complete: Consumer Health Complete (CHC) is the single most comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is easy to use and designed to support patients' information needs and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. CHC provides full text for more than 200 health reference books and encyclopedias, as well as images, videos, and diagrams covering areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. This full text database covers topics such as aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children's health, men & women's health, and more.

Digital Prairie:  Oklahoma's Digital Prairie provides access to EBSCO Host, SIRS Discoverer, eLibrary Elementary, and WordCat. It isa project of the Oklahoma Library Technology Network and is funded with state and federal funds through the Oklahoma Department of Libraries. Federal funds are provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

E-Books; download e-books to you computer or your device.

Ebsco Host::  our primary research resource, Ebsco Host has full text articles from thousands of magazines, journals, newspapers, and newswites, plus transcripts, pamphlets, reports, biographies, primary source documents, almanacs, dictionaries, encyclopedias, photos, maps, flage, and more. Funded with state and federal funds thourgh the Oklahoma Department of Libraries. Federal funds are provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Home Improvement Reference Center: provides detailed "how-to" information covering all kinds of home improvement/repair projects.  Includes: full text for 113 major reference works, plus full-text magazines such as  This Old House; more that 35,000 images; nearly 100 videos of popular home repair projects.  Covers maintenance remodeling, electrical work, decorating the home and garden, outdoor improvements, plumbing, wood projects, etc.

Kids Search: designed for youth K-5, Kids Search has a child-friendly, graphically-rich interface allowing studinets to search across a group of databases simultaneously as they do research.  Funded with state and federal funds though the Oklaoma department of Libraries.  Federal funds are provided by the institute of Museum and Library services.

Learning Express Library:  looking to land a job or start a career?  Need to pass a test to get that job? Learning Express Library offers the practice test, exercises, skil-building courses, and information you need to succeed

Literary Reference Center: is loaded with information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and time frames. It has been specifically designed for public libraries, secondary schools,  junior/community colleges, and undergraduate research.

Literary Reference Center: is loaded with information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and time frames. It has been specifically designed for public libraries, secondary schools,  junior/community colleges, and undergraduate research.

Live Homework Help: students from 4th grade to college introductory level who are needing help with math, science, social studies or English, or with writing an effective resumé, are connected online to a real live tutor 7 days a week from 2pm-9pm. Simply click on the Live Homework Help link, enter the grade level and subject you need help with, and you will soon be connected to an expert tutor.  

Mango Languages - Mango is an online language learning system that teaches real conversation skills for practical communication. Through fun and engaging interactive lessons, Mango makes learning a new language fast, easy and incredibly effective. The system is completely web-based and remotely accessible, so you can learn anywhere you have an internet connection. As you listen to and repeat after native speakers, you'll learn more than just words and phrases. You’ll learn how those pieces can be rearranged and combined to make new thoughts, new conversations, and even more practical communication! In no time at all, you'll be able to navigate all sorts of everyday situations — get directions, order a meal, make new friends — the possibilities are endless!

Mango Mobile Library Edition is the Mango Languages application for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Free from the App Store, you can now access fast, easy and effective language learning no matter where your travels take you! Check out Mango Languages' iPhone app page for more info!

MorningStar - Saving for retirement? Need to decide where your 401(k) funds should be invested? Morningstar is a leading independent investment research firm, available now through the library.

For Remote Access click Here. You will need your library card number.

Novelist Plus: looking for a good book to read? Are you wanting to find books that may have the same appeal as one you read and really liked? NoveList Plus is our electronic resource for getting tested recommendations for what to read next.

Oklahoma Legal Forms: thousands of legal formas are available free for your use. Official, Oklahoma-specific, federal, business, personal real estate and general forms dealing with wills, divorces, landlord-tenet relations, bankruptcy, power of attorney, name changes, incorporating, and many other legal subjects and issues where the proper form may be all you need.

One Click Digital: use One Click Digital to download audio books to your personal audio device. Access with library card

Searchasaraus: featuring an animated interface with a dinosaur theme that gives young researchers (upper elementary and middle school) and encouraging online searching experience,. Searchasaurus includes Primary Search ®, Middle Search®, Plus and Book Colliction: Nonfiction™.  Lexile limiters (reading level) make it easy for young usere to read and research only appropriately challenging materials.  Funded with stat and federal funds though the Oklahoma Department of Libraies.  Federal funds are proviided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Small Business Reference Center - Small Business Reference Center™ provides up to date information on relevant topics from starting a company, operations management and sales to growing or rescuing a business. The database contains nearly 400 full-text periodicals and over 450 full-text reference books. The user-friendly interface guides users through 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. Business videos provide critical information for business owners: interviews, ‘lessons learned’ features, lectures and ‘how to’ videos help foster success in all aspects of managing a business. A collection of state-specific resources supports the researcher with demographic data and other local information.

Small Engine Repair Reference Center: this online resource for small engine repair assistance covers ATVs, commercial mowers, farm tractors, generators, motorcycles, marine (boats), outdoor power equipment, PWC (personal watercraft/jet ski), snow blowers, snowmobiles, tillers and other equipment with small engines.  Has the full text of 407 reference books with original photos and illustrations to guide users through every job.  Often contains more than 25 years of and engine mode.  Also, the database allows users to select a type of product, specific brand, specific model/engine type, and specific area of that model/engine type.  Model numbers are searchable.

Student Research Center - High School and Middle School - Student research Center is designed for youth grades 6-12. Student Research Center offers a search interface equipped with appropriate research tools, including an online dictionary and encyclopedia, so secondary school students can easily search for information from a group of databases.  Funded with state and federal funds through the Oklahoma Department of Libraries. Federal funds are provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. 

World Book - This is an extraordinary site, which has not only a widely-used and user-friendly encyclopedia, but lots of additional informational resources, including an excellent dictionary.

OCLC-Bibliographic information from 13,000 journals, MEDLINE, ERIC, GPO Monthly Catalog and other heavy duty finding aids. Ask the librarian for information on how to access this site from home.

Zinio-the world's largest newsstand is now available through your library's website.

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