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Full Database List

Find easy access to our huge selection of databases, no matter what you are researching.

Know exactly what database you need? Quickly get there with an alphabetized list of all of our databases!

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All Decatur Public Library Databases

  • A to Z Databases
    This great database allows you to search people, jobs, get mailing lists, find sales leads, perform market research, and much more!
  • A to Z Maps Online
    Find thousands of modern and antique world, continent, country, and state maps.
  • A to Z The USA
    Provides facts, flags, maps, history, climate, symbols, crossword puzzles, and historic photos about all 50 states and five U.S. territories.
  • A to Z World Culture
    Comprehensive collection of 175 countries' cultures covering everything from greetings and superstitions to flags and religion.
  • A to Z Food America
    Explore America's regional food culture and recipes, as well as state specialties and ethnic cuisine. It's a movable feast in a digital cookbook.
  • A to Z World Food
    This database contains food culture, including etiquette and trivia, and traditional recipes from 174 countries.
  • A to Z World Travel
    Contains beautifully illustrated, up-to-date country and city travel guides covering travel essentials, activities, cultures, maps, and more for 175 countries and 202 cities.
  • America's Newspapers
    Search current and archived coverage of issues, events, people, government, real estate, and sports from over 2,000 U.S. newspapers.
  • Ancestry Library Edition (Library Access Only)
    Stop in to the library and search more than 2 billion names, images, records, passenger lists, military records, immigration records, and much more.
  • Birth Records
    Search birth records from the Herald & Review by father or mother's first or last names.
  • EBSCO Discovery Service - Research
    Getting started on your research can be tricky, but we have tools to help you. When you search the library for a popular topic or keyword, our Research Starter feature will help.
  • Ebsco Explora (recommended general search)
    Ebsco Explora (recommended general search)
  • EBSCO Flipster
    Your go-to resource for the best selling digital magazines.
  • Ebsco Literary Reference Center Plus
    Ebsco Literary Reference Center Plus
  • Ebsco Legal Information Reference Center
    Ebsco Legal Information Reference Center
  • Ebsco Consumer Health Complete
    Ebsco Consumer Health Complete
  • Ebsco Business Source Complete
    Business Source Complete is the world's definitive scholarly business database, providing the leading collection of bibliographic and full text content. As part of the comprehensive coverage offered by this database, indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals back as far as 1886 are included. In addition, searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,300 journals
  • Ebsco All Databases
    Ebsco All Databases
  • Fire Insurance Maps Online
    Premium Historical Map Research Tool
  • Fold3
    Get access to military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served and combine records found on Fold3 with what you have to create an online memorial for someone who served.
  • Gale Archives of Sexuality and Gender
    Research a robust and significant collection of primary sources for the historical study of sex, sexuality, and gender.
  • Gale Indigenous People of North America
    Gain insight into the cultural, political, and social history of Native Peoples from the seventeenth to the twentieth century.
  • Gale Political Extremism and Radicalism
    Explore diverse content covering fringe political movements, including campaign materials, periodicals, propaganda, and more.
  • Gale PowerSearch
    Search several Gale databases at once.
  • Gale Slavery and Anti-Slavery
    Research, study, and discover endless teaching possibilities on understanding slavery from a multinational perspective.
  • Gale Something About the Author Online
    Provides illustrated biographical profiles of thousands of children’s authors and illustrators
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    With electronic reference books, researchers can instantly access thousands of eBooks on virtually any subject.
  • Gale Women's Studies
    Understand historical, social, political, and professional aspects of women's lives during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
  • Herald & Review
    Find articles on local news, issues, events, people, and much more from current and archived issues of the Herald & Review.
  • Heritage Quest Online
    Provides searchable records for the U.S. Federal Census, PERSI genealogical and local history periodicals, Revolutionary War Pension records, 25,000+ family and local history books, and more.
  • Heritage Quest Online (Library Access Only)
    Anyone within the Decatur Public Library can search records, periodicals, family and local history books, and more to learn more to explore heritage.
  • Local History Collection
    With thousands of searchable items available, it is easier than ever to find old photos of friends and family.
  • Novelist
    For fiction reading suggestions, NoveList provides reviews, annotations, book discussions, articles and much more for over 120,000 fiction titles.
  • Novelist K-8
    Whether you’re hungry for a story about starting school, superheroes, or not-so-scary monsters, our Recommended Reads lists will keep your to-be-read pile filled. Happy Reading!
  • Obituary Records
    Find local obituaries from 1878 to the present from area newspaper sources.
  • OCLC First Search
    Find out-of-system books, journals, periodicals, government documents, conference proceedings, and more from libraries worldwide.
  • NewspaperARCHIVE Library Edition
    Provides searchable access to over 6,000 newspapers throughout North America, the UK, and other select countries worldwide dating back to the 17th century.
  • Rock's Backpages
    READ OVER 40,000 CLASSIC ARTICLES on artists from Aaliyah to ZZ Top by the finest music writers of the last 60 years
  • World Book, Inc.
    This digital encyclopedia contains reliable, interactive, age-appropriate educational materials for children and adults to ignite and inspire a lifelong love of learning.
  • Yearbooks
    Find digital versions of local yearbooks up to 1977.
  • Miss Humblebee's Academy
    An interactive learning program for children ages three to six, designed to develop kindergarten readiness

Helpful Resources

  • Research Database Tutorials
    If you are new to our databases and need a little help getting started, some of our databases have tutorials.

Research Database Tutorials

If you are new to our databases and need a little help getting started, some of our databases have tutorials.

Check them out now!  →