Some of our most popular research tools — good place to start.
MeL Article Finder – Search magazines, newspapers, eBooks, journals and more from one screen. Just like your favorite search engine, type your keyword or topic into the Article Finder search box and the most relevant results will appear! This is currently a trial service being provided by MeL. JDL will provide this service as long as it is available.
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 USA – Find businesses by company name, type of business, geography, business size and more.