Boulder City, NV

Databases by Topic

Please note that offerings may change based on usage. Starred(*) items can be accessed by Boulder City Library cardholders only.

Access Information

Usernames for databases that require one for log in are located in the description. Please call the library (293-1281) for the password.

Other databases will need your library card number. Remember to have it handy!

General

EBSCODescription
Username: s9142078

EBSCOhost databases and discovery technologies are the most-used, premium online information resources for tens of thousands of institutions worldwide, representing millions of end-users. Databases include:

  • Magazines, Journals, and Newspaper
  • Children’s Magazines – Elementary
  • Students Grades 7-12
    Revistas en Inglés con Traductor a Español
  • Kids Search
  • Student Research Center
  • ConsumerReports.org
  • Consumer Health Complete
  • Consumer Health Information – Spanish (Salud en español)

Chilton Library*Description

Username: nv2002

ChiltonLibrary supplies a solution for the “do-it-yourselfer” that is easy to use no matter the skill level. Repair, maintenance and specification tables provide critical data on thousands of domestic and imported models of cars and light trucks from 1940 onward.

ChiltonLibrary provides quick online access to repair, maintenance and service information on seven decades of the broadest range of vehicles available, including cars, trucks, vans and SUVs. Unlike the printed editions, the content available on ChiltonLibrary is updated on a monthly basis, ensuring the most advanced and up-to-date information available.

Consumer Reports*Description

Username: s9142078

The largest paid-publication subscription-based website in the world, enables consumers to make better purchasing decisions on the products they are shopping for. Whether a user is looking to find the best deal on an LCD TV, or researching the top-recommended used vehicles, ConsumerReports.org provides ratings and reviews, recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services.

ABC-CLIO Description

Username: bclpatron45

ACB-CLIO are history and social studies databases that contain primary sources, images, biographies, articles, essays, court cases, timelines, lesson plans, activities and quizzes. They include:

  • American Government
  • American History
  • United States Geography
  • World at War: Understanding Conflict and Society
  • World Geography
  • World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras
  • World History: The Modern Era

Newspapers & Journal Articles

EBSCO Magazines, Journals and NewspapersDescription
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This database allows you to search  newspapers, magazines, journals, images and more from one page. It covers 15 databases including Newspaper Source, TOPICsearch, and MasterFILE Premier. You can search one at a time or choose multiple databases for one powerful search.

Find a good book

Overdrive Description

Overdrive is the largest lender of eBooks and eAudiobook. We’ve partnered with Las Vegas to offer you thousands of books at your finger tips. All you need is an up to date library! Includes apps for iDevices & Android.

OneClickDigital* Description

OneClickdigital has the largest collection of digital audiobooks, including exclusive content from Recorded Books, as well as titles from all major publishers. Includes apps for iDevices & Android.

What’s Next™: Books in Series Database of Kent District Library Description

Searchable database of book series created by the Kent District Library. Search by the author’s name, the series or a book title to find out what series your favorite author has written or what book to read next.

Catalog of Free eBooks (Teleread) Description

Teleread’s guide covers where and how to obtain free e-books of all kinds.

BookBub Description

BookBub is a free daily email that notifies you about deep discounts on acclaimed ebooks. You choose the types you’d like to get notified about — with categories ranging from mysteries to cookbooks — and we send great deals in those genres to your inbox.

Literature Map Description

Literature Map helps you find similar authors with an easy graphic. Just type in your author’s name to get an author cloud.

GoodReads Description

Goodreads is the largest site for readers and book recommendations in the world. A home for casual readers and bona-fide bookworms alike, Goodreads users recommend books, compare what they are reading, keep track of what they’ve read and would like to read, find their next favorite book, form book clubs and much more.

ShelfariDescription

Shelfari introduces readers to a global community of book lovers and encourages them to share their literary inclinations and passions with peers, friends, and total strangers. Shelfari is a gathering place for authors, aspiring authors, publishers, and readers, and has many tools and features to help these groups connect with each other in a fun and engaging way.

LibraryThing Description

LibraryThing is an online service to help people catalog their books easily. You can access your catalog from anywhere—even on your mobile phone. Because everyone catalogs together, LibraryThing also connects people with the same books, comes up with suggestions for what to read next, and so forth.

Downloads

Overdrive Description

Overdrive is the largest lender of eBooks and eAudiobook. We’ve partnered with Las Vegas to offer you thousands of books at your finger tips. All you need is an up to date library! Includes apps for iDevices & Android.

OneClickDigital* Description

OneClickdigital has the largest collection of digital audiobooks, including exclusive content from Recorded Books, as well as titles from all major publishers. Includes apps for iDevices & Android.

How-To

Chilton Library*Description

Username: nv2002

ChiltonLibrary supplies a solution for the “do-it-yourselfer” that is easy to use no matter the skill level. Repair, maintenance and specification tables provide critical data on thousands of domestic and imported models of cars and light trucks from 1940 onward.

ChiltonLibrary provides quick online access to repair, maintenance and service information on seven decades of the broadest range of vehicles available, including cars, trucks, vans and SUVs. Unlike the printed editions, the content available on ChiltonLibrary is updated on a monthly basis, ensuring the most advanced and up-to-date information available.

Universal Classes* Description

Universal Class offers patrons a unique online education experience. With a growing catalog of over 540 courses, Universal Class is committed to providing only the most affordable and highest quality online training. Over 300,000 students around the world have benefited from Universal Class’ unique instructional technologies. With real instructors guiding the learning, engaging video-based lessons, a collaborative learning environment, graded lesson tests, certificates of achievement and Continuing Education Units available for selected courses, students enjoy an engaging and measurable learning experience that helps them master and document their educational goals.

Health

Consumer Health Complete Description
Username: s9142078

The single-most comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support the information needs of patients, and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. CHC provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.

Consumer Health Information – Spanish Description

Username: s9142078

provee un informe sobre salud basado en evidencias de fácil lectura sobre una gran variedad de enfermedades, afecciones y tratamientos. Todos los informes se encuentran arbitrados por especialistas y contienen la información más actualizada.

Drug Digest Description

DrugDigest is a noncommercial, evidence-based, consumer health and drug information site dedicated to empowering consumers to make informed choices about drugs and treatment options.

Haz-Map: Health Effects of Exposure to Chemicals at Work Description

Haz-Map (http://hazmap.nlm.nih.gov) is an occupational health database designed for health and safety professionals and for consumers seeking information about the health effects of exposure to chemicals and biologicals at work. Haz-Map links jobs and hazardous tasks with occupational diseases and their symptoms. It is one of the products and services made available by the National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) Toxicology and Environmental Health Information Program

Household Products Database: Health and Safety Information on Household Products Description

What’s under your kitchen sink, in your garage, in your bathroom, and on the shelves in your laundry room? Learn more about what’s in these products, about potential health effects, and about safety and handling.

NIH Senior Health Description

Health and wellness information for older adults from the National Institutes of Health.

Medline PlusDescription

MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health’s Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.

You can use MedlinePlus to learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, find out the meanings of words, or view medical videos or illustrations. You can also get links to the latest medical research on your topic or find out about clinical trials on a disease or condition.

HealthCare.govDescription

HealthCare.gov is a one stop information about insurance and health care laws created and maintained by the government.

HealthFinder.govDescription

When making decisions about your health, it’s important to know where to go to get the latest, most reliable information. healthfinder.gov has resources on a wide range of health topics selected from approximately 1,400 government and non-profit organizations to bring you the best, most reliable health information on the Internet.

National Library of Medicine Description

The world’s largest biomedical library, NLM maintains and makes available a vast print collection and produces electronic information resources on a wide range of topics that are searched billions of times each year by millions of people around the globe. It also supports and conducts research, development, and training in biomedical informatics and health information technology. Their website contains links to many of their resources and research.

Pub Med: Index to Biomedical Journals Description

PubMed comprises over 22 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. PubMed citations and abstracts include the fields of biomedicine and health, covering portions of the life sciences, behavioral sciences, chemical sciences, and bioengineering. PubMed also provides access to additional relevant web sites and links to the other NCBI molecular biology resources.

Tox Town*Youth*Description

Tox Town is designed to give you information on:

  • everyday locations where you might find toxic chemicals
  • non-technical descriptions of chemicals
  • links to selected, authoritative chemical information on the Internet
  • how the environment can impact human health
  • Internet resources on environmental health topics

Kids Health *Youth*Description

KidsHealth is more than just the facts about health. As part of The Nemours Foundation’s Center for Children’s Health Media, KidsHealth also provides families with perspective, advice, and comfort about a wide range of physical, emotional, and behavioral issues that affect children and teens.

Teen Health *Youth* Description

We’re a safe, private place for teens who need honest, accurate information and advice about health, emotions, and life. TeensHealth is accessible 24 hours a day so you can get the doctor-approved information you need to make educated decisions — or help a friend who needs advice.

History & Social Studies

American Government ABC-CLIO Description

Username: bclpatron45

American Government explains the foundations of our government, connects these concepts to the issues of the day, and examines the strengths and weaknesses of the political and economic systems of the United States by comparing them to those of other countries.

American History ABC-CLIO Description

Username: bclpatron45

From the explorers of the Americas to today’s headlines, American History investigates the people, events, and themes of our nation’s evolution.

United States Geography ABC-CLIO Description

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This interactive database delivers an unbeatable combination of authoritative research sources, standards-aligned lessons and activities, and coverage of recent events for all 50 U.S. states—a priceless resource for teachers, librarians, and students alike.

World at War ABC-CLIODescription

Username: bclpatron45

Recently revised, improved, and expanded, this user-friendly database is an invaluable online resource that presents comprehensive information and unique insights into the military conflicts that have defined our world from antiquity to today.

World Geography ABC-CLIODescription

Username: bclpatron45

World Geography: Understanding a Changing World provides online tools that develop students’ global literacy, focusing on the geographical, political, social, economic, and cultural forces that are increasingly important in our globalized world.

World History: Ancient & Medieval Eras ABC-CLIODescription

Username: bclpatron45

World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras covers human history in all corners of the globe—from prehistoric times to the beginnings of the Renaissance.

World History: Modern Era ABC-CLIO Description

Username: bclpatron45

This database offers a comprehensive electronic library of historical reference materials for the Modern Era and interactive curricular units, plus tools for enhancing lectures, creating research lists, developing student activities, and addressing different learning styles

Daily Life ABC-CLIO Description

Username: bclpatron45

In Daily Life through History students and researchers can discover details about past eras that make historical accounts relevant and meaningful from their modern-day perspectives

CultureGramsDescription

Username: nevada

The CultureGrams Online Database is a leading reference for concise, reliable, and up-to-date cultural information on countries across the globe. It includes four editions: the World Edition (for junior high school and up) and the Kids, States, and Canadian Provinces editions (for upper elementary school students).

World Book Online* Description

This is the online version of the popular encyclopedia series. Find information on World Book sites created for kids and adults. The site includes:

  • Word Book Classroom: Early World of Learning
  • World Book Kids
  • World Book For Kids
  • World Book Student
  • World Book Info Finder
  • World Book Advanced
  • World Book Reference Center
  • World Book Academic
  • World Book Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

Genealogy

Heritage Quest* Description
Discover the amazing history of you with HeritageQuest Online. It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past.

Youth

HelpNow*Description

HelpNow is a comprehensive suite of tutoring services designed for a range of academic needs, whether it’s tackling a tough homework problem, learning an academic skill or writing a term paper.

Children’s Magazines & Searchasarus- Elementary EbscoDescription

Username: s9142078

Magazines and encyclopedias especially for kids.

EBSCO Students Grades 7-12Description

Username: s9142078

Search newspapers, magazines, journals, images and more for Grades 7-12


Revistas en Inglés con Traductor a Español

Kids SearchDescription

Username: s9142078

Kids Search is EBSCO’s interface designed for students in grades K through 8. Kids Search provides elementary school students with an easy-to-use, graphically-appealing interface they can use to search their EBSCO databases.

Student Research CenterDescription

Username: s9142078

The Student Research Center (SRC) is EBSCO’s interface designed for students in grades 6 through 12. SRC provides students in secondary schools with the most appropriate research tools to easily obtain the information that they need from their EBSCO databases.

World Book Online* Description

This is the online version of the popular encyclopedia series. Find information on World Book sites created for kids and adults. The site includes:

  • Word Book Classroom: Early World of Learning
  • World Book Kids
  • World Book For Kids
  • World Book Student
  • World Book Info Finder
  • World Book Advanced
  • World Book Reference Center
  • World Book Academic
  • World Book Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

Language

Rocket Languages   Description

With our comprehensive multi-media packages you will be speaking and improving your language skills with every lesson by taking part in the modern, everyday conversations that make up our Interactive Audio Course. In addition, you will learn to speak the language naturally with our language and culture lessons and you can also build on your vocabulary and improve your audio recognition of common words and phrases (and have fun at the same time) with our popular MegaGames range.

*NOTE: We are not endorsing the following language sites; we are simply collecting links and making them available.*

Free Foreign Language Lessons

BBC – Languages

Byki

Live Mocha

Busuu

Foreign Service Institute

Legal & Government

American Government ABC-CLIO Description
Username: bclpatron45

American Government explains the foundations of our government, connects these concepts to the issues of the day, and examines the strengths and weaknesses of the political and economic systems of the United States by comparing them to those of other countries.

Nolo Press offers free electronic versions of a few current books.

Continuing Education & Jobs

Nevada Career Information SystemDescription
Use your city and zip code to log in.

The NCIS is a computer-based system that combines a wealth of career, education and labor market information into one comprehensive, easy-to-use career exploration tool.Includes a version for youth. Use your city and zip code to log in.

Career Transitions* Description


Career Transitions is a database that provides hands-on guidance and immediate access to key job search activities.

  • Job-Seeking: multi-faceted job searching and related activities for creating resumes and cover letters, applying and preparing for interviews.
  • Career Exploration: discovering career interests; identifying new opportunities based on work or military experience; exploring growing career paths, including green and new economy jobs; and finding education and training.

JobNow*Description

JobNow provides you with practical tools to help you get a job. On the home page, you have three services to choose from:
1. Career Resources: Informative, easy-to-use, and free Internet resources for job seekers; including personality and career assessments.

2. Resume Builder: Featuring our Resume Lab, our Resume Builder provides the resources you need to craft a winning resume.

Resume Lab: Send your resume to one of our JobNow experts, and you will receive expert analysis within 24 hours.
Resume Templates: To help you get started, we have included downloadable templates for four of the most common resume types.
Internet Resources for Resumes: Search these carefully selected sites for more information on resume writing.

3. Ace the Interview: Featuring our Interview Coach service, this section provides resources to help you prepare for your interview.

Get Live Interview Coaching: Connect with one of our live interview coaches to brush up on your interview skills
Interview Tips: Offers tips and common interview questions to help you prepare for your interview
Internet Resources for Interviewing: Use these carefully selected sites to help prepare you for your interview.

Universal Classes* Description

Universal Class offers patrons a unique online education experience. With a growing catalog of over 540 courses, Universal Class is committed to providing only the most affordable and highest quality online training. Over 300,000 students around the world have benefited from Universal Class’ unique instructional technologies. With real instructors guiding the learning, engaging video-based lessons, a collaborative learning environment, graded lesson tests, certificates of achievement and Continuing Education Units available for selected courses, students enjoy an engaging and measurable learning experience that helps them master and document their educational goals.

HelpNow*Description

HelpNow is a comprehensive suite of tutoring services designed for a range of academic needs, whether it’s tackling a tough homework problem, learning an academic skill or writing a term paper.

Spanish

Consumer Health Information – SpanishDescription
Salud en español provee un informe sobre salud basado en evidencias de fácil lectura sobre una gran variedad de enfermedades, afecciones y tratamientos. Todos los informes se encuentran arbitrados por especialistas y contienen la información más actualizada.

EBSCO Estudiantes Grados 7-12 Revistas en Inglés con Traductor a EspañolDescription

Nombre de usuario: s9142078

Búsqueda de bases de datos EBSCO utilizando una interfaz en español.

World Book Online* Description

This is the online version of the popular encyclopedia series. Find information on World Book sites created for kids and adults. The site includes:

  • Word Book Classroom: Early World of Learning
  • World Book Kids
  • World Book For Kids
  • World Book Student
  • World Book Info Finder
  • World Book Advanced
  • World Book Reference Center
  • World Book Academic
  • World Book Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

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