With so many avenues of researching a subject online, it is hard to know if you are getting the truth, so we ask ourselves, “Is it true?” One way for us to see if we are getting the facts or not and reliable information is to use the library’s digital library.
These resources use articles that have been compiled from relevant encyclopedias, handbooks, and reference resources, as well as print publications, including newspapers and magazines. Moreover, some of these resources are for pure entertainment or can be used to learn a new skill or brush up.
Patrons can log into the digital library from home (except where noted, “library-use only”) with their library card, username, and/or password. Are you having trouble accessing any of the online resources listed below? Be sure to contact us via Ask-A-Librarian or calling us today.
US Major Dailies provides access to the five most respected U.S. national and regional newspapers: The New York Times, Washinton Post, Los Angles Times, Chicago Tribune, and The Wall Street Journal.
The content is available by 8 a.m. U.S. Eastern time (or 7 a.m. CST) each day and provides archives stretching as far back as 1980.
- The New York Times (1980-Present) – the paper of record in the U.S., best known for its analysis of news, issues, and social changes
- Wall Street Journal (1984-Present) – the single most authoritative source of global and national business reporting
- Washington Post (1987-Present) – has distinguished itself through its reporting on international politics and policy, security, and all facets of the U.S. government.
- Los Angles Times (1985-Present) – the perspective of the American West, lauded for its coverage of immigration, entertainment, and environmental.
- Chicago Tribune (1985-Present) – keeping readers informed of the latest news from the Chicago area, the nation, and the world every day. The Tribune has a reputation for investigative and public service journalism, earning 24 Pulitzer Prizes since 1932.
Explore America’s regional food culture, recipes, state specialties, and ethnic cuisine. It’s a moveable feast in a digital cookbook. Learn to make salads from the South, appetizers from Alaska, and desserts from the Dutch. This cookbook covers the country!
An unmatched breadth and depth of content covering world history, cultures, languages, foods, religions, and much more is just a click away. Discover 174 countries and explore the world from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.
Explore food culture and traditional recipes worldwide and learn to make classic dishes from 174 countries!
A comprehensive travel guide that provides practical information for experiencing the world and all its wonders for travelers and students alike. Learn about 202 world cities, from Aberdeen to Zurich.
Academic Search Elite provides core scholarly information resources for academic institutions and contains more than 2,100 journals and over 1,700 reviewed full-text journals.
Ancestry Library Edition (library-use only) research your family history with this enhanced library version of Ancestry.com. Search the U.S. Federal Census from 1790 to 1940 and immigration, vital, military, court, church, and ethnic records. Are you looking for more genealogy help? Check out our Genealogy page, and mark your calendar for Discover Your Roots: Learn How to Use Ancestry and HeritageQuest.
Boost your knowledge on the struggle for Black freedom with this resource from ProQuest to foster your critical thinking on the slavery abolishment movement to the contemporary era. Users can read the Emancipation Proclamation, the Narrative of Sojourner Truth, learn about the National Association for the Advancement of the Colored People (NAACP), and more.
BookConnections is a collection of 260,000+ digital materials about books for children and teens. This service includes a reader’s advisory tool, resources for homework help and homeschool support, summer reading and diverse books selections, and more.
Professional & Adult Access
- Go to BookConnections.org/login
- Enter your work email, click ‘Sign In,’ and follow the prompts***
***Note: this access also works for TeachingBooks. You don’t need separate logins.
Access for Readers Under 18
- Go to BookConnections.org
- Click ‘Sign In’ and enter your library card, and state
- Professionals & Educators go to TeachingBooks.net/login and enter your work email.
- Students use the following credentials for anonymous access
- Username: ccld
- Password: showme
The video courses found in the Computer Skills Center are the fastest and easiest way to learn how to use a computer. Use the materials in this center to learn the basics of computers, from searching the Internet to using popular programs for word processing, creating spreadsheets and databases, implementing a design, and more. Skill level goes beyond basic to advance.
Consumer Health Complete is a comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support patients’ information needs and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. Consumer Health Complete provides content covering all health and wellness areas, from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic, and integrated medicine. Also, Consumer Health Complete includes the Clinical Reference System and the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which provides access to up-to-date, concise, and clinically relevant drug monographs. The database is updated weekly.
Digital Literacy empowers learners with digital citizenship skills to navigate today’s virtual landscape. Interactive activities guide students through project-based learning activities using digital tools to create podcasts, multimedia presentations, social media campaigns, and more. Included articles explore cyberbullying, digital research skills, citizen journalism, and more.
With Driving-Tests, Camden County Library District (CCLD) patrons can access the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) practice tests, FREE. Patrons can access Driving-Tests to start preparing their DMV knowledge exam by visiting Driving-Tests for CCLD provides patrons with unlimited access to official state driver’s manuals, online practice tests for car, motorcycle, and commercial driver’s license (CDL), an exam simulator, and DMV-related FAQ. The Driving-Test collection includes access to a DMV office finder, beginner’s driver’s guide, virtual DMV assistant, and Challenge Bank – a special test that stores the user’s wrong answers from taking practice tests.
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EBSCO eBook Non-fiction for schools is designed specifically for school-aged children. These three resources contain fully searchable, full-text, and informative abstracts for popular nonfiction books used in schools today.
Content is appropriately selected for each version based on reading level (Lexile) and is correlated to Curriculum Standards, making these resources invaluable to both teachers and students.
Elementary Edition is a vibrant research resource for elementary-aged students, containing abstracts and searchable full-text for more than 1,300 popular nonfiction titles. Including content on animals, weather, holidays, adventure, sports, Native Americans, the United States, and more.
Middle School Edition is designed for middle school students, containing informative abstracts and searchable full-text for more than 3,100 popular nonfiction books. And includes high-interest titles regarding careers, health, life skills, ethnicity, disabilities, adventure, sports, technology, biographies, history, science, women’s civics, and more.
The High School Edition contains comprehensive abstracts and searchable full-text for more than 2,450 popular nonfiction books. And includes full-text entries on core subject areas, including careers, health, life skills, ethnicity, disabilities, adventure, sports, technology, biographies, music, science, history, civics, and more.
The EBSCO eBook Collection is a collection of over 33,000 titles chosen specifically for public libraries. This general reference collection features fiction and nonfiction titles for both adults and juveniles. As well as best-selling and highly-recommended titles from industry-leading publishers. A wide range of subjects and topics are covered to meet various patron research needs, including Self-Help, Health and Fitness, Games, Crafts & Hobbies, Cooking, and Religion. This collection also features Recreation and Leisure, Geography, Commerce, Finance, Family, Marriage, Folklore, Social and Public Welfare, and Home Economics.
All titles are available with unlimited access, and titles are regularly added to the collection.
ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) contains more than 1.6 million records and links to hundreds of thousands of full-text documents. It includes records for various source types, including journal articles, books, conference papers, curriculum guides, policy papers, and more. Also, it provides an education-specific thesaurus that includes controlled vocabulary to help users find what they need.
Explora provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books. Available on library computers and from mobile devices, Explora offers the following content and features:
- High-quality articles licensed from reputable publishers and recognized by library professionals.
- Simple search that quickly delivers relevant results, including primary source documents, news articles, and Associated Press videos.
- Easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topics.
- Topic overviews that provide users with a starting point for research.
- Text-to-speech for HTML articles to assist struggling readers or those learning English.
- Citation help, including the ability to export citation information to online bibliography generators such as EasyBib and NoodleTools.
Explora Elementary is designed specifically for elementary school students according to their needs and search abilities. This interface is graphically rich and provides access to age-appropriate materials. This resource includes topic overviews that provide students with a starting point for research and 60,000 top videos from the Associated Press.
Explora High School is designed specifically for high school students according to their needs and search abilities, graphically rich, and provides access to age-appropriate materials.
Explora Middle School is designed specifically for high school students according to their needs and search abilities, graphically rich, and provides access to age-appropriate materials.
Explora Educators Edition gives access to more than 2,100 full-text scholarly journals and over 1,700 peer-reviewed, full-text journals. This collection provides a focus on education by providing full-text for over 500 high-quality education journals. Explora includes access to lesson plans, student tools, curriculum standards, and links to sites valuable for teachers.
Explora – General Research allows patrons to find the latest news articles and consumer information, like Consumer Reports and top news magazines.
The Rosen Financial Literacy resource makes economics and personal finance easy to understand and highly engaging. Articles explore macro-, micr0-, and global economics as well as personal and household finance. Users will learn to manage credit and debt, save and invest with confidence, plan for college and retirement and avoid fraud and scams. Financial Literacy is an online economics and personal finance resource specifically designed for students in grades 7-12 but can easily benefit adults.
GreenFILE is a research resource that focuses on the relationship between human beings and the environment. Comprised of more than 600 scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports, GreenFILE offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the ecology. The number of records is approximately 295,000, and full-text is provided for more than 4,600 records from open access files. Also included is a 6,800 term Thesaurus.
Hoopla Digital gives patrons access to thousands of movies, television shows, and music all in one app! All this is available for mobile devices and access through a partnership made possible by hoopla digital. Head on over to hoopladigital.com or come into the Library to sign up and get more info! You must have a Camden County Library District library card to gain access.
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LearningExpress Library is designed to help people succeed on the tests they must pass to gain citizenship, improve their testing skills, or to further their career or education. Over 300 online academic and licensing practice tests including SAT, AGT, GRE, HiSET, LSAT, Advanced Placement, civil service, military, real estate, law enforcement, citizenship, TOEFL, ESL, and basic skills for elementary, middle, and high school skills improvement, and so much more. Test preparation materials span ages from elementary through adult. This testing resource also provides instant scoring and customized feedback. Now includes access to Computer Skills Center and Resume and Cover Letter Builder.
LISTA is a world-class bibliographic resource covering librarianship, classification, information management, and more and indexes nearly 600 periodicals plus books, research reports, and proceedings. With coverage dating back to the mid-1960s, it is the oldest continuously produced database covering the field of information science.
MAS Ultra School Edition is designed specifically for high school libraries. It contains full text for nearly 500 popular high school magazines, including America’s Civil War, American Heritage, American History, Archaeology, Astronomy, Bioscience, Careers & Colleges, Civil War Times, Congressional Digest, Discover, History Today, Nation, National Review, New Republic, New Scientist, Popular Science, Science News, Scientific America, Smithsonian, etc. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for 85,670 biographies, over 107,000 primary source documents, and more than 360 reference books (including the Columbia Encyclopedia, the CIA World Fact Book, and World Almanac & Book of Facts); and an image collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs; and expanded full-text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.
MasterFILE Premier is designed specifically for public libraries and contains full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues, and much more. This resource also contains the full text of more than 500 reference books, 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps, and flags.
Merck Manuals are a comprehensive medical information source covering thousands of topics in all fields of medicine. They are offered as a free public service to health care professionals and the general public.
Professional Version – For Medical Professionals and Students, more advanced content and features
Consumer Version – For the General Public, information that is clear and easy to understand
Veterinary Manual – for Veterinary Professionals and Students
Middle Search Plus contains full text for more than 140 popular middle school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexile). Full-text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. Additionally, Middle Search Plus contains primary source documents including Essential Documents in American History, reference books including the Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia; American Heritage Dictionary; 4th Edition from Houghton Mifflin; Encyclopedia of Animals, and thousands of relevant photos.
Missouri Digital Heritage
Missouri Digital Heritage gives you access to a rich archive of information about the history of Missouri and local communities. It also includes educational resources such as classroom curricula.
Are you looking for another source for ebooks and eAudiobooks? Check out what Missouri Libraries 2 Go has to offer. To begin using this service, you will need to have a current library card and choose the Camden County Library District from the dropdown menu.
Do you need help accessing Libby? Please choose one of the following instructions to get started reading today! As always, our friendly staff is available to help, too.
Are you making the transition from OverDrive to Libby? Here are some frequently asked questions about the transition:
Q: Does my reading history transfer?
A: Unfortunately, no, your reading history won’t transfer to Libby, but you can download your reading history from OverDrive by following the steps found here: How to Export Your History From Your Library’s Digital Collection or the OverDrive app. Or you can learn more from Libby at Can I Access My OverDrive History in Libby?
Q: Will I lose my holds and the items I currently have on loan?
A: Yes, your current loans and holds from the OverDrive app will be added to Libby as soon as you add your library card.
Note: Reading progress and bookmarks from the OverDrive app won’t sync to Libby when you switch. You may want to finish your current loans before switching or make a note of your progress and manually pick up where you left off in Libby.
Q: Can my wish list from OverDrive sync with Libby?
A: If you created wish lists in the OverDrive app, you can automatically import them into Libby as a smart tag. You’ll be prompted via an in-app notification to import your wish list. Sync Your Wish List from the OverDrive app.
Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 national (U.S.) and international newspapers, including Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Time (London), Toronto Star, etc. This online resource also contains selective full-text for more than 370 regional (U.S.) newspapers. Also, full-text television and radio news transcripts are provided from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, NPR, etc.
Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment provides assessments, instructor-led curricula, and self-directed online learning for basic digital literacy skills. These include interactive digital literacy tests taken online and allow test takers to demonstrate basic computer and digital literacy skills. When completing these assessments, a report is generated that shows what areas have been mastered and what needs improvement. These assessments will also help build computer classes for our patrons at some of our locations. Included are basic computer literacy standards and modules in three main areas:
Essential Computer Skills – Basic Computer Skills, Internet Basics, Using Email, Windows OS, Mac OS
Essential Software Skills – Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Docs
Using Technology in Daily Life – Social Media, Information Literacy, Career Search Skills, Supporting K-12 Distance Learning, Your Digital Footprint
Open Culture allows users to download hundreds of free audiobooks, mostly classics, to your MP3 player or computer. You will find great works of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction by such authors as Twain, Tolstoy, Hemingway, Orwell, Vonnegut, Nietzsche, Austen, Shakespeare, Asimov, HG Wells, and more.
Open Library is an online catalog of open-sourced books, meaning anyone can go in and edit the card catalog with new or enhanced information. The Open Library project began in November 2007 and has been collecting catalog records from some of the biggest libraries ever since. With well over 20 million edition records online and providing access to 1.7 million scanned versions of books, as well as links to external sources like WorldCat and Amazon when available, Open Library allows members (free to join) to borrow books online.
Primary Search, designed specifically for elementary school students, contains full-text form more than 80 popular elementary magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Additionally, Primary Search includes the Encyclopedia of Animals. It also features Funk & Wagnall’s New World Encyclopedia, providing students with easy-to-read entries written specifically for kids. Primary Search also provides access to the American Heritage Children’s Dictionary 3rd edition from Houghton Mifflin and thousands of relevant photos, maps, and flags.
Read It! is designed for middle and high school students and adults who have a basic foundation in English grammar and reading but need adaptive reading material for various subjects. It offers resources to help build background knowledge, conduct research, and improve study skills.
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The Science Reference Center is a comprehensive research source that provides easy access to many full-text, science-oriented content. Science Reference Center contains full-text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources. Topics covered include biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology, and wildlife. Science Reference Center also satisfies the demand for standards-based content by providing teachers and librarians with articles correlated to state and national curriculum standards.
The Teach Reference Center provides indexing and abstracts of 280 primarily peer-reviewed periodicals covering Assessment, Best Practices, Continuing Education, Current Pedagogical Research, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Higher Education, Instructional Media, Language Arts, Literacy Standards, School Administration, Science & Mathematics, and Teacher Education.
This award-winning resource provides middle and high school students with up-to-date, nonjudgmental, self-help support. Articles are correlated to state, national, and provincial standards. Topics covered include diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, mental health, suicide, bullying, and LGBTQ+ information. Also included is new content on vaping, opioid abuse, gender identity, school safety, sexual harassment, COVID-19, and more.
Wolfner Library is a free library service for Missourians who cannot use standard print materials due to a visual or physical disability. Materials are mailed to and from library patrons at their homes, postage paid. There is no charge whatsoever to the patron. Currently, over 8,000 Missourians actively use Wolfner Library.
The library’s collection includes fiction and nonfiction audio, braille, and large print books for all ages. Over 70 magazines subscriptions are available, and the library loans playback machines to those using audiobooks.
Wolfner Library is open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. The library is located in the James C. Kirkpatric State Information Center at 600 West Main Street in Jefferson City, Missouri.
Wolfie’s Mail and Makes Program (for those who are developmentally between the ages of 8 and 13)
Wolfner Online Services
If you have access to a computer, tablet, mobile device, or third-party player with internet capabilities, please use their BARD download website and BARD mobile app. Which allows you to access all of their talking books and digital braille files.
You may also be interested in listening to newspapers and magazines over the phone through the National Federation of the Blind’s Newsline program. For more information about Newsline, call (866) 504-7300. You may also be interested in contacting the Xavier Society at (800) 637-9193 to find out more about the books they offer. Or JBI at (800) 433-1531 to learn more about their offerings.