Some of our most popular research tools — good place to start.
tutor.com – All JDL patrons have access to a really helpful service at tutor.com. This is a website that gives one-on-one support for students and job seekers. It is a wonderful resource to all parents with kids attending virtual school, homeschoolers, teachers and students doing homework at home
Ancestry library edition – Worldwide historical records, family tree services and genealogy (Access to this resource has been temporarily expanded to library cardholders working remotely, courtesy of ProQuest and its partner Ancestry).
Career Cruising – Designed to help students, recent graduates, or anyone looking for career pathways assess their skills, develop a career plan and explore career and college options.
Consumer Reports – Compare product price, performance, and reliability with expert reviews. A great tool for finding the best product before making purchases, starting home renovation projects, or buying a car.
Gale Virtual Reference Library – a collection of over 60 Reference eBooks that can be cross-searched, browsed, and viewed on your most tablets, eReaders, or web browsers.
Grolier Online Kids – An encyclopedia oriented toward K-12 students.
Heritage Quest Online – A comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids. HeritageQuest Online provides genealogical and historical sources for more than 60 countries, with coverage dating back as early as the 1700s.
Novelist Plus – Assists fiction readers in finding new authors and titles.
Worldcat Discovery – Books, journals, videos, music scores and recordings, maps, and other materials in over 10,000 libraries around the world. Also includes about 30 million journal and magazine articles.
Reference Solutions (Formerly Reference USA) – Reference Solutions is the number 1 source of information on businesses and people specifically designed for small business owners, marketing professionals, researchers and job seekers. Reference Solutions helps users create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, raise funds and locate people.