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COVID-19 Traveler Statewide Resources

The Traveler Statewide Databases are a collection of digital resources provided by the Arkansas State Library to all Arkansas residents, schools, libraries and universities.

Arkansas residents can access the databases from the State Library’s website with no registration or additional logins required. You must be located within the state of Arkansas with your device’s location services turned on.

Many Traveler content providers are including additional resources at no cost to help support students and citizens throughout the COVID-19 outbreak. The Traveler program and its new resources can help educators, parents, caregivers, students, or anyone with e-learning needs.

LexisNexis COVID-19 Legislative & Regulatory Updates

State legislatures, governors and regulatory agencies are proactively responding to the coronavirus epidemic. LexisNexis provides free public access to compilation of state and federal activity in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, including pending bills, new regulations and executive orders.

No registration is required to access the collection, but signing up provides a free 50-state report with daily updates on existing measures plus new legislative and regulatory proposals.

World Book Encyclopedia COVID-19 Toolkit

World Book created a training page and COVID-19 Toolkit covering ways to use their resources to support distance learning. It additional information about each of their products, video tutorials, at home lesson ideas, and resources for parents.

These products are available until at least April 30. To access the new products from within a World Book database, click “World Book Products” at the bottom left-hand side of the page.

New products include:

 

ProQuest

ProQuest curated a collection of authoritative and factual resources on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) from a variety of reputable sources. The collection is freely accessible to the public.

ProQuest offers journal articles from reputable sources on a wide variety of topics. The ProQuest Central interface allows searching across all ProQuest databases at once, but individual database title can be searched separately.

ProQuest developed a LibGuide with information about the various ProQuest products and how you can use them for your patrons or students.

Additionally, ProQuest offers instant, unlimited user access on eBook Central with content from 50+ publishers.

ProQuest is also offering a series of public webinars between now and the end of April to help support educators and parents now tasked with homeschooling students. Registration and recordings can be accessed from ProQuest's Webex meeting calendar by searching for the title of the event. Courses include:

 

Mango Languages

Now is a great time to try out Mango Languages. The database provides already includes specialty lessons like “Spanish for Librarians” and units covering medical terms.

The Traveler program does not include Mango Classroom, but Mango announced the product will be freely available during the 2019-2020 school year for any school facing closures due to COVID-19.

For more information, contact:

This project is made possible by a grant from U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Arkansas State Library under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act.

COVID-19 Resources for Libraries

A Phased Approach for Safely Reopening Public Libraries

Reopening in each community will be different. We encourage library administrators and boards to work with their city or county government to determine the appropriate time to phase in library services. The following strategies and resources are provided to assist local libraries with their planning efforts in this difficult time.

Reopening plans will include multiple factors including timelines, processes, and the modification of traditional library services. Reopening will also depend on the library’s ability to acquire Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and ensure a safe environment for staff and patrons.

Potential Phases for Reopening

Phase 1 – Minimal staff in buildings; buildings closed to the public 
Phase 2 – Most staff return to work in buildings; building still closed to the public
Phase 3 – Limited public service restored
Phase 4 – Full service restored

Timeline Considerations 

Availability of PPE should be an important consideration in any reopening decision. The Arkansas Department of Health recommends that everyone wear face coverings in public. The Arkansas Library Association is providing masks for your library workers at no cost, thanks to the generosity of volunteers. ArLA asks that requests prioritize the needs of your library staff.

ArLA Mask Order Form

Timelines for reopening will vary from community to community. The Arkansas Department of Health maintains an updated list of COVID-19 positive test results by county. Areas with higher rates of infection may remain in the earlier phases of reopening longer than areas with a lower likelihood of community spread.

When planning to move from one phase to the next, give staff at least a few days warning (one week if possible) to prepare mentally and physically for the next phase.

Processes for Reopening

During Phases 1 and 2, library administration and staff can begin the processes necessary to reopen the building to the public. Things to accomplish include:

As libraries prepare to reopen, administrators and staff should keep in mind that it’s not just one’s physical health and well-being that needs to be taken care of, but emotional and mental well-being as well. This is a stressful time for everyone, and everyone copes with stress differently.

Modification of Traditional Library Services

During Phase 3, libraries should reopen to the public with modified or limited services. Areas to consider for modification include programming (including Summer Reading Programs), service hours, meeting room usage, and lowing maximum capacity threshold of the library.

The Arkansas State Library will be providing a license to READsquared for every public library in the state to provide an online Summer Reading Program experience for your patrons. For additional information about READsquared, contact Ruth Hyatt.

Ideas for modification of traditional services include:

Resources for Planning

Utah Libraries Plan for Moving Towards Full Service
Missouri Libraries Reopening Guidelines, April 2020
Beaufort County Library (SC) Pandemic Reopening Plan
American Libraries: Reopening: Not When? But How?
U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration: Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
COVID-19 Outbreak Associated with Air Conditioning

Resources for Health and Well-Being

Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19
Fabric Mask Pattern with Three Layers
Instructions for No Sew Face Masks
Disaster Distress Helpline 1.800.985.5990 – Talk with a trained crisis counselor at SAMHSA’s hotline
Coping with Stress during Infectious Disease Outbreaks
How to Safely Remove Gloves, Montana State Library, starring Joann Flick

Online Summer Reading Program

The Arkansas State Library is in the process of procuring a statewide license to READsquared to ensure that public libraries will be able to continue to offer one of their core services, Summer Reading, during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

READsquared will allow public libraries to offer a fully online summer reading program with many of the characteristics of a traditional summer reading program while keeping library staff and patrons safe. READsquared is customizable and each participating library system can select the features suitable for your local program such as:

Patrons will be able to use READSquared on their home computers or through an app on their smartphones. Library staff will receive training and assistance to get set up. READsquared supports the 2020 summer reading program theme “Imagine Your Story” for each target population including Early Literacy (ages birth-4), Children (ages 5-12), Teen (ages 13-17), and Adult (ages 18 & up).

For a sneak preview check out the READsquared preview; more information will be available to public libraries soon. In the meantime, public libraries should contact Ruth Hyatt (501.682.2860). READsquared was made possible in part by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum & Library Services to the Arkansas State Library under the provisions of the CARES Act.

Weekly Youth Services Programming Zoom

Ruth, Hyatt, Coordinator of Youth Services, hosts a Zoom session every Friday at 1 p.m. for librarians providing youth services to share ideas and concerns during the COVID-19 outbreak. To be added to the inviation list, send an email to ruth.hyatt@arkansas.gov. 

Additional Resources

AR Department of Health Directive on Summer Camps
American Libraries: Digital Escape Rooms and Other Online Programming

WiFi in Library Parking Lots

The American Library Association (ALA) recommends that public libraries should leave WiFi networks on and available to the public during closures due to COVID-19. On February 23, 2020 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a public notice confirming that community use of E-Rate supported WiFi networks is permitted during school and library clousures due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Public K-12 Schools in Arkansas are closed to on-site instruction through the end of the school year. WiFi available in libraries’ parking lots will provide a key resource for students’ and families’ ability to complete school activities during this time.

The Arkansas State Library has created a spreadsheet and map of publicly available, free WiFi available in library parking lots throughout the state of Arkansas. Information is self-reported by the individual libraries. Please contact your local library for more information about WiFi and library services during the COVID-19 outbreak. We encourage users to access these sites from within a parked vehicle.

Parking Lot WiFi Map

Parking Lot WiFi Spreadsheet

Some academic institutions also have WiFi available in the parking lot.

Best Practices for Handling and Disinfecting Library Materials

The following suggestions for quarantining and sanitizing materials are based on the currently available data and may change as research evolves. The following information should not be interpreted as medical advice.

There are no studies that specifically answer the question of how transmissible COVID-19 might be from the most common library materials such as coated and uncoated paper, bookcloth, or polyester book jackets. Preliminary research suggests that the COVID-19 virus can survive on surfaces for up to three days or longer. Because library materials are made up of multiple types of surfaces, quarantine of materials from 3-14 days is preferred over aggressive cleaning strategies:

Additional Resources

Mitigating COVID-19 When Managing Paper-Based, Circulating, and Other Types of Collections
American Libraries: How to Sanitize Collections in a Pandemic
COVID-19 Basics: Disinfecting Cultural Resources
Mayo Clinic Q&A: Length of Time COVID-19 Can Live Outside an Organism Varies Considerably
Public Health Emergencies: COVID-19 & Cultural Institutions
Aerosol and Surface Stability of SARS-CoV-2 as Compared with SARS-CoV-1

Resources for Digital Library Services During COVID-19

Library Journal InfoDocket

The links maintained on this page from Library Journal provide updates and special offers from vendors and other companies that work with the library community.

Live Streaming Story Time

According to Sarah Ostman, ALA Public Programs Office, there is "growing consensus among copyright experts that posting online story times to continue mission-driven library and educational services during the coronavirus emergency is a fair use." 

See Online Story Time & Coronavirus: It’s Fair Use, Folks, from the American Library Association Public Programs Office.for more information.

During the COVID-19 outbreak, Penguin Random House is permitting libraries to create and share story time and read-aloud videos and live events. Story time in which a Penguin Random House book is read out loud and the book is displayed (for picture books) may be streamed live, in real time, on social media platforms such as YouTube, Facebook Live, Twitter, and Instagram.

Visit Penguin Random House for more details and guidance. 

TumbleBooks

Online children's book databases includes animated talking picture books, read-alongs, ebooks, and educational games. Free for public libraries through at least August 31. Public libraries should email info@tumblebooks.com with subject line Free TumbleBooks in order to receive free links to all three TumbleBook databases.

COVID-19 Arkansas Library Closures

Arkansas Library Closures

Closure dates are subject to change and may be extended beyond the inital report. Information is updated as it becomes available to the Arkansas State Library. Libraries can report changes in status to ASL online.

Map and spreadsheet of WiFi available in library parking lots throughout the state of Arkansas.

Many libraries offer online collections containing eBooks, periodicals and other digital resources that can be accessed from home. Check local library websites for availability and access procedures. The Traveler program's digital resources are always accessible to all Arkansas citizens, but many publishers are offering free access to additional materials during the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Arkansas Democrat Gazette maintains a list of statewide closures and event cancellations related to the COVID-19 outbreak. The newspaper is providing all coverage related to COVID-19 free of charge to all readers.

Library Name
Closure Dates
Remote Services & Availability
Arkansas County Library Closed until further notice. Curbside services available Monday through Friday from 11 am - 2 pm.
Arkansas River Valley Regional Closed until further notice. WiFi and mobile printing available in parking lot; digital collections and online library card registration available. Staff available by phone Monday through Friday. Due dates extended and fines waived during closure.
Ash Flat Library Closed until further notice WiFi available in parking lot; digital collections and eBooks available. Staff available by Facebook or phone from 10 am to 2 pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 994-2658.
Ashley County Library Open with restrictions. See note.

Open to the public, but masks required for entry. To enable social distancing, only 4 patrons allowed in at one time. Time monitored for library computer and indoor wifi sessions.

Curbside services are still available for at-risk patrons who are not comfortable coming inside.

Bainum Library - Glenwood Closed until further notice WiFi available in parking lot during regular operating hours.
Bella Vista Public Library Closed until further notice.  
Bentonville Public Library Closed until further notice.

Digital collections available online and library card registration via email at library@bentonvillear.com Due dates extended and no fines during closure; library programs and meeting space reservations suspended until further notice.

Boone County Library Closed until further notice.

Staff available during regular business hours to answer phones, respond to emails, and provide remote assistance. Due dates extended to April.

Calhoun County Library and Museum Closed until Hampton School District reopens.

Staff available 12 pm through 3 pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday to answer questions by phone at 870-98-4492 or email at calcolib@gmail.com. Sign up for a library card by phone or by email to access eBook and audiobook collections.

Due dates extended to April 3. Wi-Fi accessible near the building 24/7; password is “readbooks”.

Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) Closed through April 20

eBooks and other digital resources available; online library card registration and renewals. Due dates extended to to April 20. Staff available by phone; limited curbside pickup at some branches.

Carroll & Madison Library System (Carroll County Library) Open Effective May 26.

Open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 6 pm; Saturday 9 am to 1 pm. No more than 10 patrons allowed in at one time. Patrons must wear a mask and practice social distancing.

Patrons must sign in at entry, make an appointment to use a computer, browse, or use business services such as making copies and faxing. Appointments are limited to one hour per patron, per day.

Summer programs will be conducted virtually; Meeting rooms remain closed.

Carroll & Madison Library System (Madison County Library) Closed until further notice. Digital services and WiFi available at all locations.
Clark County Library Open June 2 with restrictions. Curbside services available.
Cleveland County Library (Mid-Arkansas Regional Library) Closed until further notice.

Due dates suspended during closure, but book drop is available. Library programs cancelled until further notice.

Columbia County Library Closed until further notice. All programs and meeting room reservations cancelled. Due dates suspended during closure.
Conway County Library Closed until further notice.

All Bookmobile operations suspended during closure. No overdue fines during closure. 24 hour Wi-Fi available, accessible from the parking lot. eBooks collection available online.

Curbside Service available Monday through Friday from 9 am to 1 pm.

Corning Public Library (Northeast Arkansas Regional System) Closed until further notice.

All story times and programs cancelled until further notice. No fines accrue through May. Dropbox closed.

WiFi available in parking lot; e-books available through website, library card required for access. Face Book Live online story times once a day.

Crawford County Library Closed until further notice.

No-contact pickup available Monday through Friday from 12 pm to 4 pm.

Wi-Fi in the parking-lot 24-7 outside each branch; eBooks and digital collections available online. Online programming available via Facebook, including story times and craft classes.

Email mburleson@crawfordcountylib.org or send a Facebook message for assistance with library card registration and renewal, or passwords. Overdue notices suspended during closure. Drop boxes available for materials return.

Crittenden County Library Closed through April 6. Curbside pickup available at Woolfolk; WiFi available in parking lots of all branches. Due dates extended and fines waived until mid-April. eBooks available online.
Crossett Public Library Open effective May 18.

Public computers now available, limited to allow social distancing. Book stacks still closed. Patrons must request items for staff to fetch for them. Curbside service is available upon request.

Photocopying, reference, fax service as normal. Curbside available upon request. Community Room bookings unavailable until further notice.

Crowley Ridge Regional Library Closed until further notice. WiFi available in parking lot; digital collections available. Online services, including story times and how-to videos available.
Dallas County Library (Mid-Arkansas Regional Library) Open Library programs cancelled until further notice.
DeWitt Public Library Closed until further notice or school district reopens. WiFi not available.
Donald W. Reynolds Library (Baxter County) Closed until further notice.

Staff available by phone and email Monday through Friday from 10 am to 5pm. Holds Pick-up Service in Library Foyer available Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 3 pm.

WiFi available in parking lot. eBooks, audio books, magazines and digital collections available online. Check website and Facebook for up-to-date information.

Elkins Public Library (Washington County Library System) Closed until further notice.
East Central Arkansas Regional Library Open with restrictions beginning June 15. See note. Curb service at Wynne and Augusta locations beginning 6/1/2020. Limited entry at all branches beginning 6/15. Social distancing required and enforced. Masks strongly recommended.
Evening Shade (Sharp County Library) Open. WiFi available in parking lot during normal operating hours.
Fairfield Bay Library Closed until further notice.

WiFi available 24/7 in parking lot; use FAIRFIELD BAY LIBRARY - GUEST for no password necessary. Free packs of books outside the library for anyone to take; to continue until library reopens.

Fines waived until the library reopens; staff checking the drop box and phone messages daily.

Farmington Public Library (Washington County Library System) Closed until further notice Staff available by phone Monday through Friday from 9 am t0 5 pm. Due dates extended and fines waived during closure. eBooks and online programming available: Facebook Live Children's Programming and Zoom Book Discussion Group. WiFi currently unavailable due to onsite construction.
Faulkner-Van Buren Regional Library Closed through March 27.

Curbside service for holds pick-up at Clinton and Conway branches; holds ready for pick-up expire April 6. Due dates on borrowed materials extended to April 1.

Storytime is being live-streamed.

Fayetteville Public Library Open. Limited hours.
Forrest City Public Library Closed until further notice. Book drop open; no new fines incurred during closure.
Fort Smith Public Library Closed through April 20.

Staff available by phone at 479-783-0229 or email at info@fortsmithlibrary.org Monday through Friday; 9 am to 6 pm (Main Library) and 9 am to 5 pm (Branches).

Digital access-only card and digital resources available; WiFi available in parking lots 24/7. Curbside service at Main Library from 1 to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. Book drops available. Automatic renewals of all materials with no fine accruals during closure.

Garland County Library Closed until June 1.

Contactless curbside pickup between 9 am and 3 pm every day; chat service available on website.

Due dates and holds extended during closure. All public meetings cancelled. No deliveries via courier service and all community outreach is suspended.

Library staff available via phone from 9 am to 3 pm at 501-623-4161. Questions can also be emailed to gcl@gclibrary.com or by direct message on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

Gentry Public Library Closed until further notice. Due dates for all materials extended to May 1.
Grant County Library (Mid-Arkansas Regional Library) Closed through April 17.

WiFi available in the parking lot, password: ilovereading. Digital resources and online library card registration available. Storytime via Facebook on Wednesdays at 10:30 am.

No fine accrual during closure; book drop available to return materials. Staff available via phone at 870-942-4436, Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm, or through the library's FaceBook page.

Gravette Public Library Closed until further notice. Due dates extended throughout closure. WiFi and digital collections available through TumbleBooks and Libby app by OverDrive. Prenda Code Club available for home use.
Greene County Public Library Open June 1.  
Hempstead County Library Closed through April 13, tentative.

Assistance available via phone at 870-777-4564 and email at hempcolib@gmail.com. WiFi available in parking lot.

Curbside service available for borrowing materials; fines waived during closure. Items may be requested through the Librista app or library website.

Hot Spring County - Malvern (Mid-Arkansas Regional Library) Closed until further notice.

Staff available via phone 501-332-5441 Monday-Friday 8-4 and Saturday 9-1. Digital collections and virtual programming available during closure.

Curbside pickup of holds to begin on May 11th. No fines will be charged while we are closed. Online library card registration and digital services available. All due dates extended. WiFi available outside the library and 7 locations throughout the county.

Howard County Library - Dierks (Tri-County Regional Library System) Restricted access, see note. 3 patrons allowed in at a time for 30 minutes to borrow materials or use computers; doors kept locked.
Independence County Library Curbside service only until further notice.

Curbside pickup of materials; patrons must call first to reserve items. Staff available for patrons to pick up holds and return materials from 9 am to 6 pm, Monday through Thursday, and 9 am to 5 pm, Friday and Saturday.

WiFi available outside, fines waived until further notice. Book drop now available for materials return.

Iva Jane Peek Public Library Closed through March 31.  
Jackson County Library Closed until further notice. Curbside services available: checking out books, sending/receiving faxes, making copies, and notary public services.
Lafayette County Library See note. Contactless book delivery upon request. Open by appointment only for essential services, including copying and faxing. Programs suspended.
Lawrence County Library Open with restrictions.

Library is staffed Monday through Friday from 8 am - 5 pm. 8 am - 9 am reserved for 65+ or compromised patrons.

Free materials available in the lobby. WiFi in parking lots. Library card registration available through email for access to digital collections including Libby by Overdrive, RBDigital, and Hoopla.

Little River County Libraries (Tri-County Regional Library System) Closed until further notice.  
Lonoke County Library Closed until further notice. Staff availble via telephone or Facebook Monday - Friday, 8:00 am through 5:00 pm. Wi-Fi available 24 hours during closure.
Marion County Library Open with restrictions.

Library and drop box open. Patrons must return items to the outside dropbox and wear a mask when they enter the building.

Patrons are allowed to browse for 10 mins; only 5 patrons allowed in at a time. Late fees waived and patrons cards have been renewed through June.

Mississippi County Library Open. Reduced hours.
Montgomery County Library (Ouachita Mountans Regional Library) Closed until further notice. For Wi-Fi and e-library service assistance, call 870-867-3812. WiFi available 24/7. Book drop closed; do not leave borrowed items outside the library and return them when library reopens. Fines waived during closure.
Newton County Library Facility entry restricted until further notice.

Reopening for curbside pickup, limited technology services on May 18. Digital collections available; blocks removed from accounts for digital access. eCard application on website. Wi-Fi access 24/7 from parking lot.

Due dates extended til June 1. No late fees for items currently out. Staff available by phone, Facebook or Instagram Messenger, email, or Gabbie text during regular hours.

Northeast Arkansas Regional Library Closed through March 31. Services during closure will vary by branch, and include curbside service.
Pea Ridge Library Closed through April 20.

WiFi available in parking lot; digital collections and online services available, including family storytime via Facebook Live, Zoom book clubs, and other Facebook live activities.

Due dates extended and fines waived during closure. Staff available via phone and email on Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm.

Phillips Lee Monroe Regional Library Open.

Open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 1 pm.

All visitors required to wear a mask. Computers limited to business only; no social media. Restrooms are closed.

Pike County Library (Southwest Arkansas Regional Library) Closed through April 1. Drop box available for materials return.
Pine Bluff / Jefferson County Library System Closed until further notice.

Curbside service offered by calling the library with requests and pick up in front of Main Library. All other locations closed.

HOOPLA movies and more, ADLC/Libby e-books and audio books, extended due dates, fines waived, online card registration.

Polk County Library (Ouachita Mountains Regional Library) Opening May 18 with restrictions. Limited hours and curbside service Monday through Friday from 10 am - 2 pm.
Pope County Library Closed through March 31. Remote assistance available via phone, email, and Messenger. Materials available for checkout via curbside pickup.
Prairie County Library Unreported.  
Public Library of Camden and Ouachita County Closed until further notice.

Date dues extended and no fines during closure; drop box available for materials return. WiFi available 24/7 in library parking lot.

eBooks collection available via Lbby app to current cardholders in good standing. Staff available via phone calls in morning.

Rogers Public Library Closed until further notice. Due dates and card expiration dates extended through closure; no overdue fines during closure.
Saline County Library (Mid-Arkansas Regional Library) Closed until further notice.

Digital resources available with online library card registration. Online help available via email at SCLHelp@salinecountylibrary.org. Fines waived.

Virtual programing via Facebook, and virtual Summer Reading via beanstack.

Searcy County Library Closed through April 10. Library staff available by phone. All books and materials renewed until April 10. Drop box available for material returns.
Sebastian-Scott Regional Library Closed through March 31. Due dates extended through closure, with no overdue charges. Library staff available by phone and email.
Sevier County Library (Tri-County Regional Library System) Closed until further notice.

WiFi and curbside service available, including faxing, copying and notary. Materials can be emailed to library staff for printing and picked up. Due dates extended and late fees waived during closure.

Staff available by phone at all branches during normal library hours to answer questions and renew materials. De Queen: 870-584-4364, Horatio: 870-832-6882, Gillham: 870-386-5665, and Lockesburg: 870-289-2233.

Siloam Springs Public Library Reopening May 18 with restrictions. See note.

Curbside pick-up May 14 through May 18 from 12 to 4:00 pm.

Open on May 18 with restrictions, check library website for more details. Hours are as follows: Monday through Thursday from 9 am to 4 pm. Friday from 9 am to 2 pm; Curbside 2 to 4 pm. Wi-Fi available 9 am to 6:45 pm.

Southeast Arkansas Regional Library System Partial closings through March 28, see note.

Monticello, Waren, Hermitage, Star City, Dumas, and McGehee branches tentatively closed through March 28. Lake Village, Eudora & Dermott currently open through March 20.

Library programs and meeting room reservations suspended until further notice. Due dates extended and fines suspended during closure. Free Wi-Fi available in all Branch parking areas. E-books collections remain available.

Sulphur Springs Public Library Unreported.  
Texarkana Public Library Closed until further notice. Phone and drive-thru services available Monday through Friday, 10 am to 4 pm.
Tollette Public Library (Howard County Library System) Closed until further notice.
Trumann Public Library Unreported  
UALR Bowen Law Library - Little Rock Closed until further notice Reference staff available at 501-916-5496
UCA Torreyson Library - Conway Closed until further notice

Library staff available online, by phone and email, Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.

Due dates extended to Sept 1. Book return available, but patrons encouraged to retain borrowed materials until library reopens.

Union County Public Library System Closed until further notice.

WiFi available in parking lot; eBooks and digital collections available on library website, and library card registration available via email.

Due dates extended throughout closure. Staff can be contacted via email at eldorado@ucpls.org or via FaceBook.

Washington County Library System Closed until further notice. No late fees during closure. Staff available via online form and Messenger.
West Memphis Public Library Open with reduced hours.

Open Monday through Thursday, 12 pm to 4 pm. Friday and Saturday 10 am to 2 pm. Library programs cancelled through March.

Curbside pickup of materials available. eBooks and digital collections available via website.

White County Library System Closed until further notice.

Curbside/In-Lobby Pickup Service beginning May 18 at all branches. WiFi available in parking lots; digital collections and library card registration available online.

Due dates and card expiration dates extended during building closure. Facebook Live Story Time and Maker Space programs available online. Virtual Summer Reading Program with READSquared. Library staff available by phone, email, and library facebook pages.

White River Regional Library Unreported.
William F. Laman Public Library Closed until further notice. Due dates extended. WiFi available in parking lots at both branches; virtual programming available online for all ages. Stem packets available in Little Free Libraries around City.
Woolfolk Library Closed through March 28. Curbside pick-up available for books, DVDs, and copies printed through the Princh App.

COVID-19

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Resources

If Experiencing Symptoms:

Following the recommendations of the CDC may help prevent the disease from spreading. Call ahead for instruction before visiting a healthcare provider.

Toll-Free Hotlines

Online Screening


Resources & Information


Library Closures

The Arkansas State Library tracks information about library closures, service limitations, and related information as it is reported. Library staff can report changes in status to ASL online.

Map and spreadsheet of WiFi available in library parking lots throughout the state of Arkansas.

Many libraries offer online collections containing eBooks, periodicals and other digital resources that can be accessed from home. Check local library websites for availability and access procedures. The Traveler program's digital resources are always accessible to all Arkansas citizens, but many publishers are offering free access to additional materials during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Statewide Closures

The Arkansas Democrat Gazette maintains a list of statewide closures and event cancellations related to the COVID-19 outbreak. The newspaper is providing all coverage related to COVID-19 free of charge to all readers.


LexisNexis COVID-19 Legislative & Regulatory Updates

State legislatures, governors and regulatory agencies are proactively responding to the coronavirus epidemic. LexisNexis provides free public access to compilation of state and federal activity in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, including pending bills, new regulations and executive orders.

No registration is required to access the collection, but signing up provides a free 50-state report with daily updates on existing measures plus new legislative and regulatory proposals.


United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

CDC Resource Guides

CDC Videos

White House Corona Virus Task Force


Arkansas Department of Health


Little Rock Metropolitan Municipal Resources

Find information about city center closures and postphoned events in the metropolitan area.

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)


World Health Organization (WHO)


Johns Hopkins University


American Library Association (ALA)

United States Census 2020

Complete your 2020 Census Now!

Public libraries play a key role in ensuring a complete count of all Arkansans, by providing citizens with the online access needed to complete the Census Questionnaire.

Census Training for Librarians

The training covers how to guide patrons through the Census form online. It also provides information that patrons may have questions about, including non-traditional living arrangements like couch surfing, children living with grandparents or other relatives, and children who are away at college.View a recorded session from the Fayetteville Public Library. 

United States Census logo

Census 2020 Library Kiosk

Complete your 2020 Census Questionnaire today at my2020census.gov!

Census results help determine how billions of dollars in federal funding flow into states and communities each year. Complete your Census 2020 questionnaire at this Kiosk beginning in mid-March.

 

Arkansas Impact Philanthropy logo           

This Census 2020 Kiosk is provided by the Arkansas State Library with a grant from Arkansas Impact Philanthropy. 

State Library Board meeting

State Literacy Awards

Administered by the Library of Congress Center for Learning, Literacy, and Engagement, the Library of Congress State Literacy Awards program recognizes organizations or programs that have made outstanding and innovative contributions to promoting literacy and/or reading in the local community or state. These awards are made possible through the generous support of David M. Rubenstein.

State affiliates of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress are invited to select one nominee from their state to compete for one of up to ten awards. The 2019 winning nominees are listed on the Library of Congress State Literacy Awards site.

In Arkansas, libraries may nominate organizations that serve a county, region, or statewide community. Organizations nominated cannot operate on a for-profit basis.

Arkansas State Library staff members will review nomination applications and select one literacy project/program to nominate to the Library of Congress. The chosen Arkansas nominee will receive a certificate of recognition from the Arkansas Center for the Book.

If the Arkansas nominee receives one of the ten possible awards from the Library of Congress, the award amount will be $2,225.

Applicants will be asked to describe the nominated organization’s literacy project/program and the impact that the project/program has made. If selected, the Arkansas Center for the Book may ask the organization to provide documentation to support the project’s/program’s nomination to the Library of Congress; such as accolades, articles, emails, or letters of reference.

The Arkansas Center for the Book will accept nominations through December 1, 2019.

Please submit nomination applications here.

Questions? Please contact Karen O’Connell, Coordinator of the Arkansas Center for the Book at: karen.oconnell@arkansas.gov

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Arkansas State Library Board Meeting

ASL Children’s Services Workshop

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Arkansas Digital Library Consortium

The Arkansas Digital Library Consortium (ADLC) is an open consortium formed to facilitate the acquisition and use of digital content by pooling the buying power of Arkansas public libraries. ADLC currently contracts with OverDrive to provide eBooks and audio books to the patrons of member libraries.

The program is administered by the Arkansas State Library and is open to all public libraries within the state. Membership in the eBook consortium requires committing to a multi-year contract with the content vendor OverDrive. Libraries must sign an additional Memorandum of Understanding agreeing to follow ADLC policies and granting permission for annual content fees to be applied by OverDrive to a central selection committee.

For more informaiton and joining instructions, please contact:

ADLC Member Documents

Arkansas Library Leadership Institute (ALL-In)

 

ALL-In is a three day leadership event for library staff, created and implemented by the Arkansas State Library to develop leaders within the library profession and to strenghten professional relationships among all types of librarians. All-In is held every three years; participants are selected in a competitive application process.

The next ALL-In Institute is scheduled for 2021.

 

Upcoming Events for Past Participants

June 12, 2020, 10 am - 4 pm, Arkansas State Library

September 2020 TBD

December 2020 TBD

State Employee Services at ASL

The primary mission of the Arkansas State Library is to serve as the information resource center for state government. The State Library offers the following direct services and resources to active state employees in order to support their research needs.

Reference & Research Services

Professional Reference staff are available to assist with research requests, to provide training on the use of library collections and resources, and to share information about any of the State Library's various programs and services.

Requests may be made in person or by calling 501-682-2053 or emailing: aslib-ref@arkansas.gov during regular business hours: Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Reference staff may be contacted after hours using the Ask a Librarian online form.

Online Databases & Journals

Active state employees may register for remote access to ASL's subscription database collection in addition to the statewide resources offered through the Traveler program.

Employees of state-supported education institutions are not eligible for remote access, but may request articles from these collections directly through our Interlibrary Loan department. ASL Reference staff are available to search and select materials from these online collections on behalf of all patrons.

Interlibrary Loan

The State Library's Interlibrary Loan department borrows materials held by other libraries on behalf of state employees who need those items for work-related purposes.

State employees may use the online form to initiate an ILL request, or contact the department at (501) 682-2866 during regular business hours.

Meeting Space for Arkansas State Government

Conference rooms of various sizes are available for reservation by state agencies and other state-affiliated organizations to conduct trainings, meetings or other official business.

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Remote Database Access for State Employees

Active Arkansas state employees working at non-education agencies may register for remote access to the Arkansas State Library's collection of subscription databases. Any patron visiting the State Library onsite may access these resources using a public computer terminal or the public wireless network. 

Employees of Arkansas' State-Supported Education Institutions are ineligible for remote access to these databases, as they enjoy institutional access to resources procured under the Traveler Statewide Database Program.

Please allow 1-2 business days for your application to be processed and approved. Upon approval, your library card number will be sent to your work email account. The corresponding library card will mailed to your agency's physical address. If you have questions about remote database access, or about the status of your application, please contact Information Services staff at 501-682-2053 during business hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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Services for the Blind Summer Reading Program

Authentication Redirect

 

The Arkansas State Library's geolocator has identified that you are currently outside the State of Arkansas or have not turned on your geolocation services.

If you are within the State, please turn on your computer's geolocation services to access the Traveler Program databases.

Eligibility for access is limited to citizens within the State.

 

ALPS/ARSL Conference

ArLA Annual Conference

Continuing Education Calendar

Money Smart Week

School Library Month

National Library Week

1917 - First U.S. troops land in France.

1917 - President WIlson & Congress authorize draft

1917—U.S. declares war on Germany

Black History Month

Arkansas Legislative Session 91st General Assembly

Arkansas Library Association Conference “Spice Thing UP at Your Library”

Arkansas Library Association Board Meeting

Arkansas Library Association Board Meeting

Arkansas Library Association Board Meeting

Arkansas Library Association Board Meeting

BrowseAloud

Thank you for your interest in BrowseAloud. In order to get the Chrome extension for your library's public access computers we ask you fill out a short form and you will be emailed as soon as possible with the instructions.

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In the meantime we invite you to review this video on BrowseAloud's capabilities and download the signage and instructions to assist your patrons in BrowseAloud's usage.

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

 

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ILL Policies

The conditions for Interlibrary Loan service at ASL are set by the following:

Borrower Eligibility

The Arkansas State Library accepts ILL requests from public, college, university, and special libraries, as well as requests for work-related materials for full-time permanent Arkansas state employees.

Libraries

Requests are accepted via OCLC, ALA forms, telephone, mail, fax, ARIEL, or online.

Arkansas State Employees

Full-time permanent state employees may request materials through ILL. State employees' requests must be directly related to their state jobs, and not to personal research, academic classwork, or extracurricular activities.

Original materials will not be sent through mail or courier to state employees, but must be picked up in person. Photocopies will be sent via mail, fax, or email. Photocopied materials may not exceed 50 pages in length.

General Public & Schools

Individuals, school librarians, or students may go through the ILL department of the library of their choice to request materials from the State Library.

Loan Periods

The Arkansas State Library will lend:

Non-Circulation Materials

Although newspapers are are non-circulating, photocopies of specific articles up to 50 pages in length may be requested. Newspapers are retained for three months, with the exception of the Arkansas Gazette, which is maintained on microfilm from 1871 through 1991.The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette is retained from 1991 to present.

United States Patent copies will be provided if the patent number is known. For information regarding patent-searching, contact the Reference Department at 501-682-2053 during business hours or by using Ask A Librarian.

Fines & Overdues

The Arkansas State Library does not charge for lending materials, making photocopies, or the cost of postage. All photocopied materials are limited to no more than 50 pages.

If the borrowing patron/library loses an item, ILL will send an invoice for the current price of replacing the lost material. If the item is out-of-print, the invoice price will be determined by Collection Development.

Overdue notices for items loaned through ILL are sent 2 weeks after items are due. If the borrower has not responded after the second notice, an invoice for the material will be sent.

The Arkansas State Library does not charge overdue fines, but a patron or library may lose borrowing privileges due to repeated late returns or loss of materials.


 

State Depository Forms

Forms for State Agencies

Quick Reference

State Agency Liaisons

Communication between the Arkansas State Library (ASL) and each state agency, board, commission and state-supported educational institution is often necessary concerning the deposit of documents.

To designate a liaison between your agency and the Arkansas State Library, complete the Agency Liaison Contact Form and submit via email to aslib-govdocs@arkansas.gov. If a change in the Agency Liaison occurs, notify ASL as soon as possible.

Orientation sessions or individual training can be arranged for liaisons upon request. Contact our staff to arrange a session.

Completed forms may also be mailed or faxed to:

Need for Agency Liaisons

Typical communications include questions on which documents to deposit, how many copies of a title to send, or to answer questions concerning the historical background of a specific title.

To expedite these requests and for the convenience of both the state agency, board, commission or state supported educational institution and the Arkansas State Library, agency directors are asked to designate a publication contact person(s) referred to as the “Agency Liaison.”

The agency liaison(s) serves as the primary contact for the state agency, board, commission and state supported educational institution. Choice of a liaison should be based on convenience to the agency. The liaison should be someone familiar with all of an agency’s documents and organization.

Within his or her organization, the Agency Liaison may establish a network of other staff to assist with identifying and sending publications to ASL. Each individual division, department, office, etc. may have an assigned liaison.

Duties of the Agency Liaison

For more information, contact:

Rules Submission Guidelines

The Arkansas State Library is now accepting digital submissions of agency rules. Digital submissions may be sent to aslib-govdocs@arkansas.gov or through Dropbox: State Docs.

In accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act, A.C.A. § 25-15-204, agencies must file with the Arkansas State Library a copy of any adopted rule and its financial impact statement.

Agencies may deposit a final copy of the rule with the State Documents Depository at the same time they are submitted to the Secretary of State's Office.

One copy of a completed Financial Impact Statement must be attached to each copy of a rule submitted.

Procedures to File Rules with the Arkansas State Library

Pertains to proposed, new, amended, or emergency rules. To be included with each submission:

  1. Agency Certification Form

    Make sure the form is accurate and complete. Only one form is required per deposit.

  2. Financial Impact Statement

    A copy of the completed Financial Impact Statement should be attached to the end of each copy of a rule filed with the library.

  3. Printed Copies of Rule

    The number of copies required is based on how the rule is published and distributed to the public:

    • Digital Only: digital copies of the Agency Certification Form, Financial Impact Statement, and Rule.
    • Digital & Print: 4 printed copies of Rule + 4 copies of Financial Impact Statement + digital copy of Rule.
    • Print Only: 12 printed copies of Rule + 12 copies of Financial Impact Statement.

All digital files may be submitted via email to aslib-govdocs@arkansas.gov. Send print deposits to:

Online Databases by Subject

Usage Notes

Bibliographies, Abstracts & Indexes

AGRICOLA (ProQuest)
Literature citations for journal articles, monographs, proceedings, theses, patents, translations, audiovisual materials, computer software, and technical reports pertaining to all aspects of agriculture.(AGRICultural OnLine Access).

American Reference Books Annual (ARBA)
Collection development tool for librarians for reference materials. Coverage: Volume 28 (1997) through present. Reviews published monthly.

Book Review Digest Retro (EBSCO)
Provides excerpts and citations to book reviews of adult and juvenile fiction and non-fiction.

BooksInPrint (Bowker's)
Bibliographic tool for libraries, booksellers, and publishers which provides information on books, audio books, and videos.

Congressional Publications (ProQuest)
Abstracts and indexing of congressional publications and legislative histories. Includes member biographies, committee assignments, voting records, and financial data; and the full text of key regulatory and statutory resources.

ERIC (ProQuest)
Bibliographic index to published and unpublished sources on education.

FirstSearch (OCLC)
Contains the following bibliographic databases: ArticleFirst, Clase & Periodica, eBooks, Electronic Collections Online, ERIC, GPO Monthly Catalog, MEDLINE, OAIster, PapersFirst, Proceedings, WorldCat, and WorldCatDissertations.

Library and Information Science Abstracts (ProQuest)
Abstracts and indexes from 440+ periodicals covering all aspects of librarianship, library users, information retrieval and more.

MEDLINE (ProQuest)
Bibliographic index covering all areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing. Subjects covered include: clinical medicine, dentistry, education, experimental medicine, health services administration, nursing, nutrition, pathology, psychiatry, toxicology, and veterinary medicine.

NoveList Plus (EBSCO)
NoveList Plus is a comprehensive readers' advisory resource for fiction and nonfiction. NoveList Plus allows browsing by both genre and audience age level.

Public Library Core Collection: Non-fiction (H. W. Wilson)
Bibliographic and collection development tool geared for public libraries to build and maintain well-rounded collections of reference and non-fiction books for adults.

Resources for College Libraries
Collection development tool for academic libaraians; includes bibliographic information on the latest recommended titles mapped to 58 curriculum-specific subject areas.

WorldCat (FirstSearch)
WorldCat is a worldwide catalog of books and other materials in libraries. It contains the bibliographic records as cataloged by OCLC member libraries worldwide, with over 400 languages represented.

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Business & Finance

ABI/INFORM Complete (ProQuest)
Provides information on company and market research: company profiles; annual, industry, market & commodity reports. Also includes current business & economic conditions, management techniques & corporate strategies.

Accounting, Tax & Banking Collection (ProQuest)
Information on accounting policies and standards, state and national tax legislation, corporate and individual taxation, compensation and pension plans, and corporate financial management, as well as profiles of accounting firms, CPAs, and management consulting firms.

Asian & European Business Collection (ProQuest)
Provides journals, newspapers, newswires, and magazine sources on business and finance topics across Asia and Europe.

Business Market Research Collection
Provides access to Hoover's Company Profiles, OxResearch, Barens' US and Worldwide Industry & Market Reports, and Snapshots.

Canadian Business & Current Affairs Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to a variety of publications covering Canadian issues.

Entrepreneurship Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to a variety of publications including journals, dissertations, working papers and conference proceedings; as well as toolkits containing practical guides, templates, forms, and sample business plans.

Plunkett Research
Contains industry sector analysis and research, industry trends and industry statistics, covering health care, financial services, retailing, entertainment, energy and information technology.

USATrade Online
Access current and cumulative U.S. export and import data for over 18,000 export commodities and 24,000 import commodities. USA Trade Online provides trade statistics using the Harmonized System (HS) up to the 10-digit level and the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) commodity classification codes up to the 6-digit level. Now free to all users with creation of user account.

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Culture & Society

Arts & Humanities Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to titles covering art, architecture, design, history, philosophy, music, literature, theatre and cultural studies.

Literature Online (ProQuest)
Resource for the study and teaching of English literature; integrates the texts of over 355,000 literary works with a vast library of key criticism and reference resources. Includes a collection of poetry, prose and drama and a library of full-text journals and author biographies.

Religion and the Law (HeinOnline)
Contains thousands of unique titles and more than a million pages, including books, periodicals, and bibliographies. Supports the research of the development, history, organization, and fundamental principles of various world religions. Includes the Christian Legal Society publications, an assortment of Canon Law, and rare historical bibles.

Religion Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to journals and publications covering formal theological studies and commentary on topics of general interest from the perspectives of many, worldwide religions.

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eBooks

eBook Central (ProQuest)
Full-text collection of over 100 non-fiction eBooks.

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Educator Resources

Education Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to education publications covering primary, secondary, higher, special, adult, and home education.

ERIC (ProQuest)
Bibliographic index to published and unpublished sources on education.

LearningExpress Academic Library Edition (EBSCO)
LearningExpress provides a comprehensive selection of interactive educational resources covering core colege-level math, computer, science and English skills. LearningExpress Academic also contains test preparation modules for ACT®, SAT®, GRE®, GMAT®, LSAT®, MCAT®, as well as ACCUPLACER, ASSET, CLEP, and high school equivalency degrees.

LearningExpress Academic also contains the Job & Career Accelerator module, which contains a wide variety of career preparation materials, including field-specific resources on an array of positions including Air Traffic Control, Allied Health and Social Work, Civil Service, Commercial Drivers, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Electrician and Plumbers, Law Enforcement, Military, Teaching, and many more.

LearningExpress High School Library Edition (EBSCO)
Provides a comprehensive selection of interactive educational resources covering college preparation, and high school level math, science, English, computer and social studies modules. The High School Library edition of LearningExpress also provides access to the Job & Career Acceletor module and includes additional materials to help students determine future careers.

LearningExpress Public Library Edition (EBSCO)
LearningExpress provides a comprehensive selection of educational resources—including interactive tutorials, practice exams, flashcards, articles and e-books—for basic skills mastery, academic success, job preparation, and career advancement.

Literature Online (ProQuest)
Resource for the study and teaching of English literature; integrates the texts of over 355,000 literary works with a vast library of key criticism and reference resources. Includes a collection of poetry, prose and drama and a library of full-text journals and author biographies.

NoveList Plus (EBSCO)
NoveList Plus is a comprehensive readers' advisory resource for fiction and nonfiction. NoveList Plus allows browsing by both genre and audience age level.

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Fisheries & Wildlife Ecology

BioOne Complete
Provides full-text access to over 200 high quality, subscription and open-access titles focused in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences; including Auk, Condor, Copeia, Journal of Field Ornithology, Journal of Herpetology, Journal of Parisitology, Journal of Wildlife Diseases, Natural Areas Journal, Southeastern Naturalist, Southwestern Naturalist, Waterbirds, Wetlands, and Wildlife Biology.

Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Management (NRC Research Press)
Covers all aspects of the multidisciplinary field of aquatic sciences. Coverage: 1996 to present.

Conservation Biology (Wiley)
Content covers key issues contributing to the science and practice of conserving Earth’s biological diversity. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Ecological Applications (Wiley)
Features papers that develop scientific principles to support environmental decision-making, as well as papers that discuss the application of ecological concepts to environmental issues, policy, and management. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Ecology (Wiley)
Published articles report on the basic elements of ecological research. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Ecology of Freshwater Fish (Wiley)
Journal publishes original contributions on all aspects of fish ecology in freshwater environments, including lakes, reservoirs, rivers, and streams. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Fisheries (Wiley)
Features peer-reviewed technical articles on all aspects of aquatic resource-related subjects, as well as professional issues, new ideas and approaches, education, economics, administration, and law. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Fisheries Management and Ecology (Wiley)
Peer-reviewed journal covering all aspects of the management, ecology and conservation of inland, estuarine and coastal fisheries. Coverage: 2014 to present.

Human Dimensions of Wildlife (Taylor ∓ Francis)
Devoted to the study of social considerations in fisheries and wildlife management. Coverage: 1998 to present.

Journal of Aquatic Animal Health (Wiley)
Contains research papers on the causes, effects, treatments, and prevention of diseases of marine and freshwater organisms, particularly fish and shellfish. In addition, it contains papers that describe biochemical and physiological investigations into fish health that relate to assessing the impacts of both environmental and pathogenic features. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Journal of Field Ornithology (Wiley)
Features original articles emphasizing the descriptive or experimental study of birds in their natural habitats. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Journal of Freshwater Ecology (Taylor & Francis)
Open access, peer-reviewed journal covering the field of aquatic ecology of freshwater systems, including physiological, population, community, and ecosystem ecology as well as biogeochemistry and ecohydrology of all types of freshwater systems including lentic, lotic, hyporheic and wetland systems. Coverage: open access.

Journal of Mammalogy (Oxford University Press)
Features original research on all aspects of the biology of mammals, including mammalian behavior, conservation, ecology, genetics, morphology, physiology, and taxonomy. Coverage: 1996 to present.

Journal of Medical Entomology (Oxford University Press)
Reports on all phases of medical entomology and medical acarology, including the systematics and biology of insects, acarines, and other arthropods of public health and veterinary significance. Coverage: 1996 to present.

Journal of Unmanned Vehicle Systems (NRC Research Press)
Features developments in the emerging field of unmanned vehicle systems: remotely controlled machines used for aerial, terrestrial, and aquatic systems; and their sensors. Coverage: 2013 to present.

North American Journal of Aquaculture (Wiley)
The journal carries papers on new research and practical experience in all areas of intensive and extensive fish culture. Coverage: 1997 to present.

North American Journal of Fisheries Management (Wiley)
The journal addresses the maintenance, enhancement, and allocation of fisheries resources. Its contents chronicle the development of practical monitoring and management programs for finfish and exploitable shellfish in marine and freshwater environments. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Restoration Ecology (Wiley)
Features original papers on experimental, observational, and theoretical studies on terrestrial, marine, and freshwater systems. Coverage: Current plus four years rolling backfile.

River Research and Applications (Wiley)
Features original scientific and technical papers on biological, ecological, geomorphological, hydrological, engineering and geographical aspects related to rivers in both the developed and developing world. Coverage: Current plus four years rolling backfile.

Transactions of the American Fisheries Society (Wiley)
Features results of basic and applied research in genetics, physiology, biology, ecology, population dynamics, economics, health, culture, and other topics germane to marine and freshwater finfish and shellfish and their respective fisheries and environments. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Wetlands: Journal of Society of Wetland Scientists (Springer)
International journal concerned with all aspects of wetlands biology, ecology, hydrology, water chemistry, soil and sediment characteristics, management, education, legislation, cultural, sociology, and regulations. Coverage: 1997 to present.

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Full-text, Multidisciplinary

Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)
Full-text access to multi-disciplinary journals and periodicals, and indexing and abstracts to additional journals and other publications. The database features content as far as 1887, with the majority of full-text content in searchable format.

Alt-Press Watch (ProQuest)
Includes access to full-text newspapers and magazines from independent presses as an alternative source to mainstream media perspectives.

ProQuest Central
Single search portal allowing users to search across all subscribed ProQuest databases at once.

Research Library (ProQuest)
Full-text access to a multi-disciplinary collection of journals covering a wide range of subjects.

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Genealogy

African American Heritage (ProQuest)
Provides access to federal census, marriage and cohabitation records, military draft and service records, registers of slaves and free(d) persons of color, Freedman's Bank, and more. **ASL staff does not conduct or assist with genealogical research**

Ancestry Library Edition (ProQuest)
Provides access to genealogical resources from the United States: vital, marriage and military records; U.S & federal censuses, the Social Security Death Index, ship records and passenger lists, and more. Limited coverage for Canada and UK records. **ASL staff does not conduct or assist with genealogical research**

HeritageQuest Online (ProQuest)
Provides access to Census records and maps, local histories, city directories, slave schedules, Revolutionary War era pension & bounty-land warrant applications, Freedman's Bank, and more. **ASL staff does not conduct or assist with genealogical research**

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General Reference

Oxford English Dictionary
An unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past. The OED provides etymological analysis of words, variant spellings, and demonstrates pronunciation using the International Phonetic Alphabet.

Public Video Online (ProQuest)
Offers over 50,000 streaming videos on History, Science, Engineering, Health, Performing Arts, Religion, and films for research.

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Government Resources

Arkansas Legislative Digest
Arkansas Legislative Digest combines comprehensive data and analytical tools on Arkansas government affairs.

Code of Federal Regulations (HeinOnline)
Comprehensive coverage of all volumes since inception in 1938.

Congressional Publications (ProQuest)
Abstracts and indexing of congressional publications and legislative histories. Includes member biographies, committee assignments, voting records, and financial data; and the full text of key regulatory and statutory resources.

CQ Researcher Plus Archive (SAGE)
Provides access to in-depth, authoritative reports on a full range of political and social-policy issues extending back to 1923. Each report is footnoted and includes an overview, background section, chronology, bibliography and debate-style pro-con feature, plus tools to study the evolution of the topic over time.

Criminal Justice in America: U.S. Attorney General Opinions, Reports, and Publications (HeinOnline)
Includes official reports and opinions of the U.S. Attorney General of the Office of Legal Counsel of the United States Department of Justice. Also includes guides, handbooks, hearings, and other materials related to the study of criminal justice in the United States.

Davis-Bacon Wage Determination
Wage determinations issued by the U.S. Department of Labor under the Davis-Bacon and related Acts.

Federal Register Library (HeinOnline)
Comprehensive coverage since inception (1936). Also includes the CFR from inception (1938), Official US Bulletin (1917-1919), United States Government Manual from inception (1935), and Daily and Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents from inception (1965). Updated daily.

Foreign Relations of the United States (HeinOnline)
Provides an official historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity. Comprised of 600+ books beginning with Abraham Lincoln's administration in 1861 through the administration of Jimmy Carter in 1980.

History Vault: American Politics and Society (ProQuest)
Includes full-text access to the following modules: Thomas A. Edison Papers (1850-1919), Law and Society since the Civil War: American Legal Manuscripts from the Harvard Law School Library (1861-1976), Immigration: Records of the INS (1880-1930), New Deal and World War II: President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Office Files and Records of Federal Agencies (1933-1945), American Politics in the Early Cold War: Truman and Eisenhower Administrations (1945-1961), FBI Confidential Files and Radical Politics in the U.S. (1945-1972), & American Politics and Society from Kennedy to Watergate (1960-1975).

Intellectual Property Law Collection (HeinOnline)
Provides comprehensive coverage to the official patent and trademark gazettes and indexes. Also includes legislative histories, treatises, documents, and other publications relating to copyrights, patents, and trademarks.

John F. Kennedy Assassination Collection (HeinOnline)
Contains the National Archives and Records Administration's complete collection of records on President John F. Kennedy's assassination in HeinOnline's fully searchable, user-friendly format. Also included are books, hearings, other related works, and scholarly articles on this topic.

Lexis Advance
Online library of state and federal primary law with access to cases, statutes, Shepard’s citations, newspapers, and law review articles. Additionally, The News and Business database offers access to a variety of full-text English and foreign language newspapers from around the world. Coverage varies by title.

National Survey of State Laws (HeinOnline)
Database version of Rich Leiter's National Survey of State Laws; provides an overall view of some of the most sought-after and controversial legal topics in the United States. Includes access to 5th, 6th, and 7th editions. All print editions are included in fully searchable image-based formats.

NCDC Climate Data Online (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
National Climatic Data Center's (NCDC) archive of global historical weather and climate data and station history information; includes quality controlled daily, monthly, seasonal, and yearly measurements of temperature, precipitation, wind, and degree days as well as radar data and 30-year Climate Normals.

Pentagon Papers (HeinOnline)
Provides access to United States - Vietnam Relations, 1945-1967: A Study Prepared by the Department of Defense. Covers the United States' political-military involvement in Vietnam from 1945 to 1967 from the perspective of the Department of Defense.

State and Local Government Review (Sage)
A quarterly, peer-reviewed journal covering best practices of state and local government politics, policy, and management, with a strong focus on state and local governments and the exploration of intergovernmental dimensions of public-sector activity. Coverage: 2014 to present.

State Statutes: A Historical Archive (HeinOnline)
Includes superseded state statutes for all fifty states. Search the statutes by state, date, description and text. Coverage starts from 1717.

U.S. Attorney General & Department of Justice Collection
Includes the official reports and opinions of the U.S. Attorney General (both the Official Opinions of the Attorneys General of the United States as well as the Opinions of the Office of Legal Counsel of the United States Department of Justice). Also includes guides, handbooks, hearings, and other materials related to the study of criminal justice in the United States.

U.S. Code (HeinOnline)
Includes complete coverage of the United States Code dating back to inception in 1925-1926. Also includes the Early Federal Laws Collection, which represents the most complete collection of federal statute compilations prior to the US Code.

U.S. Congressional Documents (HeinOnline)
Includes complete Congressional Record Bound version, plus daily version from 1980 to present. Provides access to predecessor titles: Annals of Congress (1789-1824), Register of Debates (1824-1837) Congressional Globe (1833-1873), and Congressional Hearings (early 1900s-present), and other important congressional material. Provides cross navigation between Daily edition and Bound volume.

U.S. Congressional Serial Set (HeinOnline)
Indexed from inception to date and currently contains comprehensive full-text coverage from 1978 to present. Additional historical coverage will be phased in over time.

U.S. Federal Agency Documents, Decisions, and Appeals (HeinOnline)
Complete collection of the official case law of some of the United States' most important U.S. Federal Agencies such as: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Also includes more than 65 GPO best-selling legal titles.

U.S. Federal Legislative History Library (HeinOnline)
Includes comprehensive federal legislative histories published by U.S. GPO and private publishers, plus a unique finding aid based on Sources of Compiled Legislative Histories; which often includes references to law review articles on-point to a particular legislative history.

U.S. Presidential Library (HeinOnline)
Includes titles such as Messages and Papers of the Presidents, Public Papers of the Presidents, CFR Title 3 (Presidents), Daily and Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, and other documents related to U.S. Presidents.

U.S. Statutes at Large (HeinOnline)
Digital version of the Statutes at Large; includes complete coverage.

U.S. Supreme Court Library (HeinOnline)
Complete coverage of the official U.S. Reports bound volumes as well as preliminary prints, slip opinions, and books and periodicals related to the U.S. Supreme Court are included in this library.

U.S. Treaties and Agreements Library (HeinOnline)
Includes all U.S. treaties, whether currently in-force, expired, or not-yet officially published. Includes such prominent collections as the United States Treaties and Other International Agreements set (commonly referred to as the "Blue set"), as well as famous sets from Bevans, Miller, Malloy and others.

USATrade Online
Access current and cumulative U.S. export and import data for over 18,000 export commodities and 24,000 import commodities. USA Trade Online provides trade statistics using the Harmonized System (HS) up to the 10-digit level and the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) commodity classification codes up to the 6-digit level. Now free to all users with creation of user account.

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Health & Medicine

Family Health Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to journals and magazines covering health subjects, including women's and children's health, food and nutrition, midwifery, sports injuries, eye care, and dentistry.

Health Management Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to journals covering all aspects of health administration, including hospitals, insurance, law, health economics, public health administration and more.

Health & Medical Collection (ProQuest)
Full-text access to journals covering clinical and biomedical topics, consumer health, health administration and more.

Medical Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to journals covering all clinical and biomedical fields, including physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, microbiology, immunology, parasitology, pathology, communicable diseases, psychiatry, surgery, gynecology, obstetrics, dermatology, hematology, pediatrics, geriatrics, dentistry, otolaryngology and ophthalmology.

MEDLINE (ProQuest)
Bibliographic index covering all areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing. Subjects covered include: clinical medicine, dentistry, education, experimental medicine, health services administration, nursing, nutrition, pathology, psychiatry, toxicology, and veterinary medicine.

Nursing & Allied Health Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to healthcare information covering nursing, allied health, alternative and complementary medicine, and more. Includes abstracts and indexing of additional titles, and full-text dissertations in nursing and related fields.

Psychology Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to journals and dissertation cover psychology disciplines, including behavioral, clinical, developmental and social psychology; neurology, personality, psychobiology, and psychometrics. Includes abstracts and indexing of additional titles.

Public Health Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to core literature covering all fields of public health, including nutrition and dietetics, population studies, social services and welfare, environmental studies, industrial health and safety, communicable diseases, and more.

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History & Historical Sources

The Atlanta Constitution (ProQuest)
Full page and article digital reproductions, with searchable full-text. Coverage: 1868 - 1984.

Atlanta Daily World (ProQuest)
Full page and article digital reproductions, with searchable full-text. Coverage: 1931 - 2003.

Chicago Defender (ProQuest)
Full page and article digital reproductions, with searchable full-text. Coverage: 1910-1975.

Chicago Tribune (ProQuest)
Full page and article digital reproductions, with searchable full-text. Coverage: 1849 - 1992.

Civil War Era Historical Newspapers (ProQuest)
Provides full access to the following titles: Richmond Dispatch (Virginia), Charleston Mercury (South Carolina), New Orleans Times Picayune (Louisiana), Boston Herald, New York Herald, Columbus State Journal (Ohio), The Kentucky Daily Journal, and the Memphis Daily Appeal. Coverage for newspapers: 1840-1865. Also includes 1,758 pamphlets from 1861-1865.

Detroit Free Press (ProQuest)
Full page and article digital reproductions, with searchable full-text. Coverage: 1831 - 1999.

Foreign Relations of the United States (HeinOnline)
Provides an official historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity. Comprised of 600+ books beginning with Abraham Lincoln's administration in 1861 through the administration of Jimmy Carter in 1980.

Hartford Courant (ProQuest)
Full page and article digital reproductions, with searchable full-text. Coverage: 1764 - 1989.

Historic Map Works: Library Edition (ProQuest)
High quality, full color digital maps, covering cadastral land ownership maps detailing the geographic and development history of the United States over several centuries. Includes contemporaneous pages of illustrations and over 1,000 city directories related to the cadastral maps.

Historical Newspapers Collection (ProQuest)
Provides full-text, searchable access to the Atlanta Constitution (1868-1984), the Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003), the Chicago Defender (1910-1975), the Chicago Tribune (1849-1992), the Detroit Free Press (1831-1999), the Hartford Courant (1764-1985), the Norfolk Journal and Guide (1916-2003), the New York Times with Index (1851-2007), and the Washington Post (1877-1994).

History of International Law (HeinOnline)
Includes hundreds of titles and more than a million pages dating back to 1690 on International Law subjects such as War & Peace, the Nuremberg Trials, Law of the Sea, International Arbitration, Hague Conferences and Conventions and much more.

History Vault: American Politics and Society (ProQuest)
Includes full-text access to the following modules: Thomas A. Edison Papers (1850-1919), Law and Society since the Civil War: American Legal Manuscripts from the Harvard Law School Library (1861-1976), Immigration: Records of the INS (1880-1930), New Deal and World War II: President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Office Files and Records of Federal Agencies (1933-1945), American Politics in the Early Cold War: Truman and Eisenhower Administrations (1945-1961), FBI Confidential Files and Radical Politics in the U.S. (1945-1972), & American Politics and Society from Kennedy to Watergate (1960-1975).

History Vault: Civil Rights and the Black Freedom Struggle (ProQuest)
Includes full-text access to the following modules: Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century: Federal Government Records

History Vault: Southern Life, Slavery and the Civil War (ProQuest)
Includes full-text access to the following modules: Slavery and the Law, Southern Life and African American History: Plantations Records 1775-1915 parts 1 & 2, and Confederate Military Manuscripts and REcords of Union Generals and the Union Army 1854-1870.

John F. Kennedy Assassination Collection (HeinOnline)
Contains the National Archives and Records Administration's complete collection of records on President John F. Kennedy's assassination in HeinOnline's fully searchable, user-friendly format. Also included are books, hearings, other related works, and scholarly articles on this topic.

The New York Times with Index (ProQuest)
Provides access to historical editions of The New York Times. Newspaper coverage: 1851 - 2011. Index coverage: 1851 - 1993.

NewspaperARCHIVE - Academic Library Edition (Heritage Archives)
Full-text access to millions of searchable newspaper pages, dating as far back as the 1700s.

Norfolk Journal & Guide (ProQuest)
Full page and article digital reproductions, with searchable full-text. Coverage: 1916 - 2003.

Pentagon Papers (HeinOnline)
Provides access to United States - Vietnam Relations, 1945-1967: A Study Prepared by the Department of Defense. Covers the United States' political-military involvement in Vietnam from 1945 to 1967 from the perspective of the Department of Defense.

Pittsburgh Courier (ProQuest)
Full page and article digital reproductions, with searchable full-text. Coverage: 1911 - 2002.

Sanborn Digital Maps (ProQuest)
Contains 660,000+ digitized large-scale maps of more than 12,000 American towns and cities. The collection includes all maps submitted to the Library of Congress through copyright deposit and a set of maps transferred to the Library from the Bureau of the Census. Coverage: 1867-1970

Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law (HeinOnline)
Provides access to statute passed by every colony and state on slavery, every federal statute dealing with slavery, and all reported state and federal cases on slavery.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch (ProQuest)
Full page and article digital reproductions, with searchable full-text. Coverage: 1874-1922.

State Statutes: A Historical Archive (HeinOnline)
Includes superseded state statutes for all fifty states. Search the statutes by state, date, description and text. Coverage starts from 1717.

U.S. Federal Agency Documents, Decisions, and Appeals (HeinOnline)
Complete collection of the official case law of some of the United States' most important U.S. Federal Agencies such as: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Also includes more than 65 GPO best-selling legal titles.

U.S. Supreme Court Library (HeinOnline)
Complete coverage of the official U.S. Reports bound volumes as well as preliminary prints, slip opinions, and books and periodicals related to the U.S. Supreme Court are included in this library.

The Washington Post (ProQuest)
Provides access to historical editions of The Washington Post. Coverage: 1877 - 1998.

Women and the Law (HeinOnline)
Unique collection compilings books, biographies and periodicals dedicated to the role of women in society and the law over the past 200 years. Also includes more than 70 titles from Emory University Law School's Feminism and Legal Theory Project which studies the effect of law and culture on the female gender.

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Information Technology

Computing Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to articles covering a range of topics: computer science, information systems, computer security, database design, software development, web commerce: LANs, WANs, intranets, and the Internet.

STEM Database (ProQuest)
Contains full-text journals and popular science magazines supporting research and instruction in science, technology, engineering, and math. Contains resources for students and educators at multiple grade levels.

Telecommunications Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to publications covering telecommunications, including computer applications, data communications and data transmission systems, electronic data processing, information science and information theory, and radio, television and wireless communications.

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International Sources

Asian & European Business Collection (ProQuest)
Provides journals, newspapers, newswires, and magazine sources on business and finance topics across Asia and Europe.

Australia & New Zealand Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to academics journals published in Australia and New Zealand, covering business, science, technology, engineering, social sciences, education, and humanities.

Canadian Business & Current Affairs Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to a variety of publications covering Canadian issues.

Canadian Newsstream (ProQuest)
Full-text access to Canadian newspapers, including archived content.

Continental Europe Database (ProQuest
Provides access to full-text academic journals locally published in European countries such as France, Italy, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, and Portugal.

East & South Asia Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to academic journals from local educational institutions in many East Asian and South Asian countries, covering business, science, technology, engineering, social sciences, education, and humanities.

East Europe, Central Europe Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to academic journals from local educational institutions in East European and Central European countries, covering business, science, technology, engineering, social sciences, education, and humanities.

History of International Law (HeinOnline)
Includes hundreds of titles and more than a million pages dating back to 1690 on International Law subjects such as War & Peace, the Nuremberg Trials, Law of the Sea, International Arbitration, Hague Conferences and Conventions and much more.

India Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to multidisciplinary journals published in India, covering business, health & Medicine, history, literature & language, science & technology, social sciences, and the arts.

International Newsstream (ProQuest)
Provides current and archived news content from 660+ international newspapers including The Times (London), The Bangkok Post, El Norte, Financial Times, The Guardian, Jerusalem Post, South China Morning Post, The Daily Telegraph, and the Asian Wall Street Journal.

Latin America & Iberia Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to academic journals published by local educational institutions in Latin America, Spain, and Portugal; covers business, science, technology, engineering, social sciences, education, and the humanities.

Middle East & Africa Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to academic journals published by local educational institutions in Middle Eastern and African countries, covering business, science, technology, engineering, social sciences, education, and humanities.

Turkey Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to academics journals published in Turkey, covering business, science, technology, engineering, social sciences, education, and humanities.

U.K. & Ireland Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to academics journals published in the U.K. and Ireland, covering business, science, technology, engineering, social sciences, education, and humanities.

World Constitutions Illustrated (HeinOnline)
Includes the current constitution for every country in its original language format and an English translation, as well as substantial constitutional histories for all countries. Includes access to constitutional periodicals, thousands of classic books, other related works such as the World Factbook, links to scholarly articles and online resources, and bibliographic references.

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Journals & Periodicals

BioOne Complete
Provides full-text access to over 200 high quality, subscription and open-access titles focused in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences; including Auk, Condor, Copeia, Journal of Field Ornithology, Journal of Herpetology, Journal of Parisitology, Journal of Wildlife Diseases, Natural Areas Journal, Southeastern Naturalist, Southwestern Naturalist, Waterbirds, Wetlands, and Wildlife Biology.

Bulletin of the Association for Information Science and Technology (Wiley)
Bi-monthly magazine covering developments and issues affecting the field, pragmatic management reports, opinion, and news in the information science community.

Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Management (NRC Research Press)
Covers all aspects of the multidisciplinary field of aquatic sciences. Coverage: 1996 to present.

Cataloging & Classification Quarterly (Taylor & Francis)
Serial publication covering all aspects of the cataloging and classification. Coverage: 1997 - present.

Collection Management (Taylor & Francis)
A quarterly journal that presents practical, research-based information about building, administering, preserving, assessing, and organizing library collections. Coverage: 1997 - present.

Conservation Biology (Wiley)
Content covers key issues contributing to the science and practice of conserving Earth’s biological diversity. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Ecological Applications (Wiley)
Features papers that develop scientific principles to support environmental decision-making, as well as papers that discuss the application of ecological concepts to environmental issues, policy, and management. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Ecology (Wiley)
Published articles report on the basic elements of ecological research. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Ecology of Freshwater Fish (Wiley)
Journal publishes original contributions on all aspects of fish ecology in freshwater environments, including lakes, reservoirs, rivers, and streams. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Fisheries (Wiley)
Features peer-reviewed technical articles on all aspects of aquatic resource-related subjects, as well as professional issues, new ideas and approaches, education, economics, administration, and law. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Fisheries Management and Ecology (Wiley)
Peer-reviewed journal covering all aspects of the management, ecology and conservation of inland, estuarine and coastal fisheries. Coverage: 2014 to present.

The Horn Book Guide (Media Source Incorporated)
Provides concise, critical reviews of hardcover books for children and young adults published in the United States. Published semiannually.

The Horn Book Magazine (Media Source Incorporated)
Bimonthly journal reviewing literature for children and young adults.

Human Dimensions of Wildlife (Taylor ∓ Francis)
Devoted to the study of social considerations in fisheries and wildlife management. Coverage: 1998 to present.

Information & Culture: a Journal of History (University of Texas Press)
Formally published as Libraries & the Cultural Record. Coverage: 2009 to present.

Internet Reference Services Quarterly (Taylor & Francis)
A refereed journal covering research and practical information about all aspects of reference librarianship in the digital age. Includes studies and articles on technology related to the delivery of library user services, including reference, research consultation, instruction, information literacy, user design and usability, and electronic reference materials and sources. Coverage: 1997 - present.

Journal of the American Society for Information Science (Wiley)
Serial publication of peer-reviewed original research focusing on the production, discovery, recording, storage, representation, retrieval, presentation, manipulation, dissemination, use, and evaluation of information and their associated tools and techniques.

Journal of Aquatic Animal Health (Wiley)
Contains research papers on the causes, effects, treatments, and prevention of diseases of marine and freshwater organisms, particularly fish and shellfish. In addition, it contains papers that describe biochemical and physiological investigations into fish health that relate to assessing the impacts of both environmental and pathogenic features. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Journal of Archival Organization (Taylor & Francis)
International journal encompassing all aspects of the arrangement, description, and provision of access to all forms of archival materials, including processing techniques and procedures, preparation of finding aids, and cataloging. Coverage: 2006 - 2013.

Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (Wiley)
Features peer reviewed research on information science. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship (Taylor & Francis)
A refereed journal covering the business information needs of special, academic and public libraries. Coverage: 1997 - Present.

Journal of Education for Library and Information Science (ALISE)
A refereed quarterly publication of the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) covering research articles, reviews, and brief communications about issues of interest to LIS educators.

Journal of Field Ornithology (Wiley)
Features original articles emphasizing the descriptive or experimental study of birds in their natural habitats. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Journal of Freshwater Ecology (Taylor & Francis)
Open access, peer-reviewed journal covering the field of aquatic ecology of freshwater systems, including physiological, population, community, and ecosystem ecology as well as biogeochemistry and ecohydrology of all types of freshwater systems including lentic, lotic, hyporheic and wetland systems. Coverage: open access.

Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve (Taylor & Francis)
Contributes to the advancement of library resource sharing by featuring the trials, research, and innovations of librarians and library professionals, both local and international. Coverage: open access.

Journal of Mammalogy (Oxford University Press)
Features original research on all aspects of the biology of mammals, including mammalian behavior, conservation, ecology, genetics, morphology, physiology, and taxonomy. Coverage: 1996 to present.

Journal of Medical Entomology (Oxford University Press)
Reports on all phases of medical entomology and medical acarology, including the systematics and biology of insects, acarines, and other arthropods of public health and veterinary significance. Coverage: 1996 to present.

Journal of Unmanned Vehicle Systems (NRC Research Press)
Features developments in the emerging field of unmanned vehicle systems: remotely controlled machines used for aerial, terrestrial, and aquatic systems; and their sensors. Coverage: 2013 to present.

Law Journal Library (HeinOnline)
Provides access to over 2,600 law and law-related periodicals. Subjects covered include criminal justice, political science, technology, human rights, and more.

Library Hotline (Media Source Incorporated)
Library Hotline publishes article library innovations and management trends, breaking news and current issues. Weekly issues address library services for all age groups, as well as library construction, people in the news, technology, grants, fundraising, and election and legislative updates.

Library Journal (Media Source Incorporated)
Includes feature articles and analytical news reports covering technology, management, policy and other professional concerns to public, academic and institutional libraries. Also includes reviews of books, ebooks, audiobooks, videos/DVDs, databases, systems and websites.

North American Journal of Aquaculture (Wiley)
The journal carries papers on new research and practical experience in all areas of intensive and extensive fish culture. Coverage: 1997 to present.

North American Journal of Fisheries Management (Wiley)
The journal addresses the maintenance, enhancement, and allocation of fisheries resources. Its contents chronicle the development of practical monitoring and management programs for finfish and exploitable shellfish in marine and freshwater environments. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology (Wiley)
Conference proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology.

Public Library Quarterly (Taylor & Francis)
Peer-reviewed journal for library managers and directors covering best practices and models to improve service of public libraries. Includes case studies, planning for desired outcomes, marketing, budget and financial analysis, technology implementation and children's programming. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Public Services Quarterly (Taylor & Francis)
Peer-reviewed journal including articles and case studies covering public service issues and strategies in academic libraries. Includes reference and research assistance, information literacy instruction, access and delivery services, and other services to patrons. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Reference Librarian (Taylor & Francis)
Serial covering all aspects of the reference process, including traditional considerations and new trends, electronic tools and resources, best practices in instruction and reference service, analysis of service marketing, and efficacy studies. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Restoration Ecology (Wiley)
Features original papers on experimental, observational, and theoretical studies on terrestrial, marine, and freshwater systems. Coverage: Current plus four years rolling backfile.

River Research and Applications (Wiley)
Features original scientific and technical papers on biological, ecological, geomorphological, hydrological, engineering and geographical aspects related to rivers in both the developed and developing world. Coverage: Current plus four years rolling backfile.

School Library Journal (Media Source Incorporated)
Geared toward librarians working with children and teens, the journal includes features and news coverage on: literacy, best practices, technology, education policy and other issues of interest to the school library and greater educator community. Includes reviews of books, digital content and databases.

The Serials Librarian (Taylor & Francis)
A journal focusing on all aspects of the management of electronic and print serials and other subscription resources. Coverage: 1997 - present.

Serials Review (Taylor & Francis)
A quarterly, peer-reviewed journal covering all aspects of serials management, including format, publishing models, statistical studies, collection analysis, collaborative efforts, reference and access issues, as well as cataloging and acquisitions. Coverage: 1997 - present.

State and Local Government Review (Sage)
A quarterly, peer-reviewed journal covering best practices of state and local government politics, policy, and management, with a strong focus on state and local governments and the exploration of intergovernmental dimensions of public-sector activity. Coverage: 2014 to present.

Transactions of the American Fisheries Society (Wiley)
Features results of basic and applied research in genetics, physiology, biology, ecology, population dynamics, economics, health, culture, and other topics germane to marine and freshwater finfish and shellfish and their respective fisheries and environments. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Wetlands: Journal of Society of Wetland Scientists (Springer)
International journal concerned with all aspects of wetlands biology, ecology, hydrology, water chemistry, soil and sediment characteristics, management, education, legislation, cultural, sociology, and regulations. Coverage: 1997 to present.

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Language

Linguistics Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to journals and other sources covering all aspects of linguistics, including many titles indexed in Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA).

Mango Languages
Language learning platform includes access to over 70 languages, including American Sign Language. Create an individual accounts on first-time use.

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Law & Legal Resources

Arkansas Legislative Digest
Arkansas Legislative Digest combines comprehensive data and analytical tools on Arkansas government affairs.

Brennan Center for Justice Publications (HeinOnline)
The Brennan Center is a nonpartisan law and policy institute that seeks to improve the systems of democracy and justice in the United States by focusing on a wide range of issues: voting rights, campaign finance reform, racial justice in criminal law, and Constitutional protection in the fight against terrorism. Publications are largely written by attorneys, and extensively peer-reviewed by scholars and legal practitioners.

Code of Federal Regulations (HeinOnline)
Comprehensive coverage of all volumes since inception in 1938.

Criminal Justice in America: U.S. Attorney General Opinions, Reports, and Publications (HeinOnline)
Includes official reports and opinions of the U.S. Attorney General of the Office of Legal Counsel of the United States Department of Justice. Also includes guides, handbooks, hearings, and other materials related to the study of criminal justice in the United States.

Gun Regulation and Legislation in America (HeinOnline)
Provides access to a curated collection of essential periodicals, compiled legislative histories, CRS reports, Congressional hearings, United States Supreme Court briefs, monographs, and other related materials on the difficult and controversial topic of regulating firearms in the United States.

History of International Law (HeinOnline)
Includes hundreds of titles and more than a million pages dating back to 1690 on International Law subjects such as War & Peace, the Nuremberg Trials, Law of the Sea, International Arbitration, Hague Conferences and Conventions and much more.

Interllectual Property Law Collection (HeinOnline)
Provides comprehensive coverage to the official patent and trademark gazettes and indexes. Also includes legislative histories, treatises, documents, and other publications relating to copyrights, patents, and trademarks.

Law Journal Library (HeinOnline)
Provides access to over 2,600 law and law-related periodicals. Subjects covered include criminal justice, political science, technology, human rights, and more.

Legal Classics (HeinOnline)
Includes thousands of works from some of the greatest legal minds in history including Joseph Story, Jeremy Bentham, William Blackstone, William Holdsworth, Henry Maine, Federick William Maitland, Frederick Pollock, and Benjamin N. Cardozo. Includes rare items found in only a handful of libraries around the world.

LegalForms (Gale)
Provides access to official, Arkansas specific, federal, business, personal, real estate and other forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues. Includes forms drafted by attorneys for specific legal matters, from public records and from participating companies and attorneys.

Lexis Advance
Online library of state and federal primary law with access to cases, statutes, Shepard’s citations, newspapers, and law review articles. Additionally, The News and Business database offers access to a variety of full-text English and foreign language newspapers from around the world. Coverage varies by title.

National Survey of State Laws (HeinOnline)
Database version of Rich Leiter's National Survey of State Laws; provides an overall view of some of the most sought-after and controversial legal topics in the United States. Includes access to 5th, 6th, and 7th editions. All print editions are included in fully searchable image-based formats.

Religion and the Law (HeinOnline)
Contains thousands of unique titles and more than a million pages, including books, periodicals, and bibliographies. Supports the research of the development, history, organization, and fundamental principles of various world religions. Includes the Christian Legal Society publications, an assortment of Canon Law, and rare historical bibles.

State Statutes: A Historical Archive (HeinOnline)
Includes superseded state statutes for all fifty states. Search the statutes by state, date, description and text. Coverage starts from 1717.

U.S. Attorney General & Department of Justice Collection
Includes the official reports and opinions of the U.S. Attorney General (both the Official Opinions of the Attorneys General of the United States as well as the Opinions of the Office of Legal Counsel of the United States Department of Justice). Also includes guides, handbooks, hearings, and other materials related to the study of criminal justice in the United States.

U.S. Code (HeinOnline)
Includes complete coverage of the United States Code dating back to inception in 1925-1926. Also includes the Early Federal Laws Collection, which represents the most complete collection of federal statute compilations prior to the US Code.

U.S. Federal Agency Documents, Decisions, and Appeals (HeinOnline)
Complete collection of the official case law of some of the United States' most important U.S. Federal Agencies such as: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Also includes more than 65 GPO best-selling legal titles.

U.S. Statutes at Large (HeinOnline)
Digital version of the Statutes at Large; includes complete coverage.

U.S. Supreme Court Library (HeinOnline)
Complete coverage of the official U.S. Reports bound volumes as well as preliminary prints, slip opinions, and books and periodicals related to the U.S. Supreme Court are included in this library.

U.S. Treaties and Agreements Library (HeinOnline)
Includes all U.S. treaties, whether currently in-force, expired, or not-yet officially published. Includes such prominent collections as the United States Treaties and Other International Agreements set (commonly referred to as the "Blue set"), as well as famous sets from Bevans, Miller, Malloy and others.

Women and the Law (HeinOnline)
Unique collection compilings books, biographies and periodicals dedicated to the role of women in society and the law over the past 200 years. Also includes more than 70 titles from Emory University Law School's Feminism and Legal Theory Project which studies the effect of law and culture on the female gender.

World Constitutions Illustrated (HeinOnline)
Includes the current constitution for every country in its original language format and an English translation, as well as substantial constitutional histories for all countries. Includes access to constitutional periodicals, thousands of classic books, other related works such as the World Factbook, links to scholarly articles and online resources, and bibliographic references.

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Library & Information Science

American Reference Books Annual (ARBA)
Collection development tool for librarians for reference materials. Coverage: Volume 28 (1997) through present. Reviews published monthly.

Association of Research Libraries' Digital Publications (ARL)
SPEC Kits published by ARL from 2006 through the present provide best library practices in technology, change management, and performance improvement.

Book Review Digest Retro (EBSCO)
Provides excerpts and citations to book reviews of adult and juvenile fiction and non-fiction.

BooksInPrint (Bowker's)
Bibliographic tool for libraries, booksellers, and publishers which provides information on books, audio books, and videos.

Bulletin of the Association for Information Science and Technology (Wiley)
Bi-monthly magazine covering developments and issues affecting the field, pragmatic management reports, opinion, and news in the information science community.

Cataloging & Classification Quarterly (Taylor & Francis)
Serial publication covering all aspects of the cataloging and classification. Coverage: 1997 - present.

Collection Management (Taylor & Francis)
A quarterly journal that presents practical, research-based information about building, administering, preserving, assessing, and organizing library collections. Coverage: 1997 - present.

FirstSearch (OCLC)
Contains the following bibliographic databases: ArticleFirst, Clase & Periodica, eBooks, Electronic Collections Online, ERIC, GPO Monthly Catalog, MEDLINE, OAIster, PapersFirst, Proceedings, WorldCat, and WorldCatDissertations.

The Horn Book Guide (Media Source Incorporated)
Provides concise, critical reviews of hardcover books for children and young adults published in the United States. Published semiannually.

The Horn Book Magazine (Media Source Incorporated)
Bimonthly journal reviewing literature for children and young adults.

Information & Culture: a Journal of History (University of Texas Press)
Formally published as Libraries & the Cultural Record. Coverage: 2009 to present.

Internet Reference Services Quarterly (Taylor & Francis)
A refereed journal covering research and practical information about all aspects of reference librarianship in the digital age. Includes studies and articles on technology related to the delivery of library user services, including reference, research consultation, instruction, information literacy, user design and usability, and electronic reference materials and sources. Coverage: 1997 - present.

Journal of the American Society for Information Science (Wiley)
Serial publication of peer-reviewed original research focusing on the production, discovery, recording, storage, representation, retrieval, presentation, manipulation, dissemination, use, and evaluation of information and their associated tools and techniques.

Journal of Archival Organization (Taylor & Francis)
International journal encompassing all aspects of the arrangement, description, and provision of access to all forms of archival materials, including processing techniques and procedures, preparation of finding aids, and cataloging. Coverage: 2006 - 2013.

Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (Wiley)
Features peer reviewed research on information science. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship (Taylor & Francis)
A refereed journal covering the business information needs of special, academic and public libraries. Coverage: 1997 - Present.

Journal of Education for Library and Information Science (ALISE)
A refereed quarterly publication of the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) covering research articles, reviews, and brief communications about issues of interest to LIS educators.

Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve (Taylor & Francis)
Contributes to the advancement of library resource sharing by featuring the trials, research, and innovations of librarians and library professionals, both local and international. Coverage: open access.

Library Hotline (Media Source Incorporated)
Library Hotline publishes article library innovations and management trends, breaking news and current issues. Weekly issues address library services for all age groups, as well as library construction, people in the news, technology, grants, fundraising, and election and legislative updates.

Library and Information Science Abstracts (ProQuest)
Abstracts and indexes from 440+ periodicals covering all aspects of librarianship, library users, information retrieval and more.

Library Journal (Media Source Incorporated)
Includes feature articles and analytical news reports covering technology, management, policy and other professional concerns to public, academic and institutional libraries. Also includes reviews of books, ebooks, audiobooks, videos/DVDs, databases, systems and websites.

Library Science Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to journals covering all aspects of library and information science, including many titles cited by LISA: American Libraries, Collection Building, Reference & User Services Quarterly, Technical Communication Quarterly, School Libraries Worldwide, and Portal: Libraries and the Academy.

NoveList Plus (EBSCO)
NoveList Plus is a comprehensive readers' advisory resource for fiction and nonfiction. NoveList Plus allows browsing by both genre and audience age level.

Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology (Wiley)
Conference proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology.

Public Library Core Collection: Non-fiction (H. W. Wilson)
Bibliographic and collection development tool geared for public libraries to build and maintain well-rounded collections of reference and non-fiction books for adults.

Public Library Quarterly (Taylor & Francis)
Peer-reviewed journal for library managers and directors covering best practices and models to improve service of public libraries. Includes case studies, planning for desired outcomes, marketing, budget and financial analysis, technology implementation and children's programming. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Public Services Quarterly (Taylor & Francis)
Peer-reviewed journal including articles and case studies covering public service issues and strategies in academic libraries. Includes reference and research assistance, information literacy instruction, access and delivery services, and other services to patrons. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Reference Librarian (Taylor & Francis)
Serial covering all aspects of the reference process, including traditional considerations and new trends, electronic tools and resources, best practices in instruction and reference service, analysis of service marketing, and efficacy studies. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Resources for College Libraries
Collection development tool for academic libaraians; includes bibliographic information on the latest recommended titles mapped to 58 curriculum-specific subject areas.

School Library Journal (Media Source Incorporated)
Geared toward librarians working with children and teens, the journal includes features and news coverage on: literacy, best practices, technology, education policy and other issues of interest to the school library and greater educator community. Includes reviews of books, digital content and databases.

The Serials Librarian (Taylor & Francis)
A journal focusing on all aspects of the management of electronic and print serials and other subscription resources. Coverage: 1997 - present.

Serials Review (Taylor & Francis)
A quarterly, peer-reviewed journal covering all aspects of serials management, including format, publishing models, statistical studies, collection analysis, collaborative efforts, reference and access issues, as well as cataloging and acquisitions. Coverage: 1997 - present.

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Maps

Historic Map Works: Library Edition (ProQuest)
High quality, full color digital maps, covering cadastral land ownership maps detailing the geographic and development history of the United States over several centuries. Includes contemporaneous pages of illustrations and over 1,000 city directories related to the cadastral maps.

Sanborn Digital Maps (ProQuest)
Contains 660,000+ digitized large-scale maps of more than 12,000 American towns and cities. The collection includes all maps submitted to the Library of Congress through copyright deposit and a set of maps transferred to the Library from the Bureau of the Census. Coverage: 1867-1970

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Military & Law Enforcement

Criminal Justice Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to a variety of publications covering topics of crime.

Criminal Justice in America: U.S. Attorney General Opinions, Reports, and Publications (HeinOnline)
Includes official reports and opinions of the U.S. Attorney General of the Office of Legal Counsel of the United States Department of Justice. Also includes guides, handbooks, hearings, and other materials related to the study of criminal justice in the United States.

Military Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to journals and publications covering topics across all government and military branches: international relations, political science, criminology, defense, aeronautics and space flight, communications, civil engineering and more.

Pentagon Papers (HeinOnline)
Provides access to United States - Vietnam Relations, 1945-1967: A Study Prepared by the Department of Defense. Covers the United States' political-military involvement in Vietnam from 1945 to 1967 from the perspective of the Department of Defense.

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Newspapers

Alt-Press Watch (ProQuest)
Includes access to full-text newspapers and magazines from independent presses as an alternative source to mainstream media perspectives.

Arkansas News Collection (NewsBank)
Full-text access to current and archived Arkansas news sources, including print and online newspapers, blogs, journals, newswires, broadcast transcripts and videos. Includes access to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette archives.

The Atlanta Constitution (ProQuest)
Full page and article digital reproductions, with searchable full-text. Coverage: 1868 - 1984.

Atlanta Daily World (ProQuest)
Full page and article digital reproductions, with searchable full-text. Coverage: 1931 - 2003.

Canadian Newsstream (ProQuest)
Full-text access to Canadian newspapers, including archived content.

Chicago Defender (ProQuest)
Full page and article digital reproductions, with searchable full-text. Coverage: 1910-1975.

Chicago Tribune (ProQuest)
Full page and article digital reproductions, with searchable full-text. Coverage: 1849 - 1992.

Civil War Era Historical Newspapers (ProQuest)
Provides full access to the following titles: Richmond Dispatch (Virginia), Charleston Mercury (South Carolina), New Orleans Times Picayune (Louisiana), Boston Herald, New York Herald, Columbus State Journal (Ohio), The Kentucky Daily Journal, and the Memphis Daily Appeal. Coverage for newspapers: 1840-1865. Also includes 1,758 pamphlets from 1861-1865.

Detroit Free Press (ProQuest)
Full page and article digital reproductions, with searchable full-text. Coverage: 1831 - 1999.

Ethnic NewsWatch (ProQuest)
Full-text access to current journals, magazines, and newspapers from ethnic and independent presses. Coverage: 1990-present.

Global Breaking Newswires (ProQuest)
Provides timely access to the newswire content from around the globe.

Hartford Courant (ProQuest)
Full page and article digital reproductions, with searchable full-text. Coverage: 1764 - 1989.

Historical Newspapers Collection (ProQuest)
Provides full-text, searchable access to the Atlanta Constitution (1868-1984), the Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003), the Chicago Defender (1910-1975), the Chicago Tribune (1849-1992), the Detroit Free Press (1831-1999), the Hartford Courant (1764-1985), the Norfolk Journal and Guide (1916-2003), the New York Times with Index (1851-2007), and the Washington Post (1877-1994).

International Newsstream (ProQuest)
Provides current and archived news content from 660+ international newspapers including The Times (London), The Bangkok Post, El Norte, Financial Times, The Guardian, Jerusalem Post, South China Morning Post, The Daily Telegraph, and the Asian Wall Street Journal.

The New York Times with Index (ProQuest)
Provides access to historical editions of The New York Times. Newspaper coverage: 1851 - 2011. Index coverage: 1851 - 1993.

NewspaperARCHIVE - Academic Library Edition (Heritage Archives)
Full-text access to millions of searchable newspaper pages, dating as far back as the 1700s.

Norfolk Journal & Guide (ProQuest)
Full page and article digital reproductions, with searchable full-text. Coverage: 1916 - 2003.

Pittsburgh Courier (ProQuest)
Full page and article digital reproductions, with searchable full-text. Coverage: 1911 - 2002.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch (ProQuest)
Full page and article digital reproductions, with searchable full-text. Coverage: 1874-1922.

U.S. Newsstream (ProQuest)
Full-text access to current and archived U.S. news content, including newspapers, newswires, blogs, and news sites. Coverage: 1980 to present.

The Washington Post (ProQuest)
Provides access to historical editions of The Washington Post. Coverage: 1877 - 1998.

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Science & Environmental Studies

Agricultural & Environmental Science Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to a variety of journals, environmental impact statements, and bibliographic records from Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management (ESPM).

Biology Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to journals covering a wide range of biology topics: biochemistry, biophysics, botany, cytology, environmental studies, histology, microbiology, microscopy, and zoology.

BioOne Complete
Provides full-text access to over 200 high quality, subscription and open-access titles focused in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences; including Auk, Condor, Copeia, Journal of Field Ornithology, Journal of Herpetology, Journal of Parisitology, Journal of Wildlife Diseases, Natural Areas Journal, Southeastern Naturalist, Southwestern Naturalist, Waterbirds, Wetlands, and Wildlife Biology.

GreenFILE (EBSCO)
Full-text access to a variety of publications focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment.

NCDC Climate Data Online (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
National Climatic Data Center's (NCDC) archive of global historical weather and climate data and station history information; includes quality controlled daily, monthly, seasonal, and yearly measurements of temperature, precipitation, wind, and degree days as well as radar data and 30-year Climate Normals.

Science Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to journals covering applied and general sciences. Subject coverage includes physics, engineering, astronomy, biology, earth science, chemistry, and more.

STEM Database (ProQuest)
Contains full-text journals and popular science magazines supporting research and instruction in science, technology, engineering, and math. Contains resources for students and educators at multiple grade levels.

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Social Sciences

CQ Researcher Plus Archive (SAGE)
Provides access to in-depth, authoritative reports on a full range of political and social-policy issues extending back to 1923. Each report is footnoted and includes an overview, background section, chronology, bibliography and debate-style pro-con feature, plus tools to study the evolution of the topic over time.

Political Science Database (ProQuest)
Provides abstracts and indexing to political science and international relations journals, including full-text access to core titles. Also includes full-text doctoral dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, country profiles, political news and other sources.

Social Science Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to journals and publications covering sociology, social work, anthropology, politics and related fields.

Sociology Database (ProQuest)
Full-text coverage of many core titles indexed in Sociological Abstracts and Social Services Abstracts (SASSA). Includes full-text doctoral dissertations on sociology.

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Statistics

SAGE Stats (SAGE)
Statistical sets provide comprehensive data coverage of each state including health care, crime, education and more.

USATrade Online
Access current and cumulative U.S. export and import data for over 18,000 export commodities and 24,000 import commodities. USA Trade Online provides trade statistics using the Harmonized System (HS) up to the 10-digit level and the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) commodity classification codes up to the 6-digit level. Now free to all users with creation of user account.

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Vocation & Career

Career and Technical Education Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to over 600 titles covering a variety of vocational topics.

LearningExpress Academic Library Edition (EBSCO)
LearningExpress provides a comprehensive selection of interactive educational resources covering core colege-level math, computer, science and English skills. LearningExpress Academic also contains test preparation modules for ACT®, SAT®, GRE®, GMAT®, LSAT®, MCAT®, as well as ACCUPLACER, ASSET, CLEP, and high school equivalency degrees.

LearningExpress Academic also contains the Job & Career Accelerator module, which contains a wide variety of career preparation materials, including field-specific resources on an array of positions including Air Traffic Control, Allied Health and Social Work, Civil Service, Commercial Drivers, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Electrician and Plumbers, Law Enforcement, Military, Teaching, and many more.

LearningExpress High School Library Edition (EBSCO)
Provides a comprehensive selection of interactive educational resources covering college preparation, and high school level math, science, English, computer and social studies modules. The High School Library edition of LearningExpress also provides access to the Job & Career Acceletor module and includes additional materials to help students determine future careers.

LearningExpress Public Library Edition (EBSCO)
LearningExpress provides a comprehensive selection of educational resources—including interactive tutorials, practice exams, flashcards, articles and e-books—for basic skills mastery, academic success, job preparation, and career advancement.

Mango Languages
Language learning platform includes access to over 70 languages, including American Sign Language. Create an individual accounts on first-time use.

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K-12 Student Resources

CulturesGrams (ProQuest)
Provides concise, up-to-date cultural content; World, Kids, States, & Provinces editions available.

eLibrary: Academic (ProQuest)

General reference collection of periodical and digital media content specifically tailored for K-12 schools and libraries of all kinds, covering a variety of subjects including business, education, general interest, health, language arts, sciences, social sciences, and many other curriculum-specific subject areas.

eLibrary: Guided Research Interface(ProQuest)
Provides access to eLibrary's periodical and digital media collection through a user interface specifically designed for student researchers.

History Study Center (ProQuest)
K-12 student resource; collection of primary and secondary sources on global history from ancient times to the present day.

Learning: Literature (ProQuest)
Students can find author biographies, contemporary criticism, reviews, and multimedia resources from medieval times to the present.

LearningExpress High School Library Edition (EBSCO)
Provides a comprehensive selection of interactive educational resources covering college preparation, and high school level math, science, English, computer and social studies modules. The High School Library edition of LearningExpress also provides access to the Job & Career Acceletor module and includes additional materials to help students determine future careers.

LearningExpress Public Library Edition (EBSCO)
LearningExpress provides a comprehensive selection of educational resources—including interactive tutorials, practice exams, flashcards, articles and e-books—for basic skills mastery, academic success, job preparation, and career advancement.

Research Companion (ProQuest)
Designed to help students find, evaluate, and use information to conduct more effective research. Includes tools to assist educators in teaching information literacy to students.

SIRS Discoverer (ProQuest)
Student resource providing background and analysis on social, scientific, health, historic, economic, political, and global issues. Includes educator tools.

SIRS Issues Researcher (ProQuest)
Student resource providing background and analysis on social, scientific, health, historic, economic, political, and global issues. Includes educator tools.

STEM Database (ProQuest)
Contains full-text journals and popular science magazines supporting research and instruction in science, technology, engineering, and math. Contains resources for students and educators at multiple grade levels.

World Book Complete
Portal to World Book products available through the Traveler program: World Book Advanced, World Book Discover, World Book Early World of Learning, World Book eBook Collection, Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos, World Book Kids, World Book Student, and World Book Timelines.

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Online Databases by Title

Usage Notes

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ABI/INFORM Complete (ProQuest)
Provides information on company and market research: company profiles; annual, industry, market & commodity reports. Also includes current business & economic conditions, management techniques & corporate strategies.

Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)
Full-text access to multi-disciplinary journals and periodicals, and indexing and abstracts to additional journals and other publications. The database features content as far as 1887, with the majority of full-text content in searchable format.

Accounting, Tax & Banking Collection (ProQuest)
Information on accounting policies and standards, state and national tax legislation, corporate and individual taxation, compensation and pension plans, and corporate financial management, as well as profiles of accounting firms, CPAs, and management consulting firms.

African American Heritage (ProQuest)
Provides access to federal census, marriage and cohabitation records, military draft and service records, registers of slaves and free(d) persons of color, Freedman's Bank, and more. **ASL staff does not conduct or assist with genealogical research**

AGRICOLA (ProQuest)

Literature citations for journal articles, monographs, proceedings, theses, patents, translations, audiovisual materials, computer software, and technical reports pertaining to all aspects of agriculture. (AGRICultural OnLine Access).

Agricultural & Environmental Science Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to a variety of journals, environmental impact statements, and bibliographic records from Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management (ESPM).

Alt-Press Watch (ProQuest)
Includes access to full-text newspapers and magazines from independent presses as an alternative source to mainstream media perspectives.

American Reference Books Annual (ARBA)
Collection development tool for librarians for reference materials. Coverage: Volume 28 (1997) through present. Reviews published monthly.

Ancestry Library Edition (ProQuest)
Provides access to genealogical resources from the United States: vital, marriage and military records; U.S & federal censuses, the Social Security Death Index, ship records and passenger lists, and more. Limited coverage for Canada and UK records. **ASL staff does not conduct or assist with genealogical research**

Arkansas Legislative Digest
Arkansas Legislative Digest combines comprehensive data and analytical tools on Arkansas government affairs.

Arkansas News Collection (NewsBank)
Full-text access to current and archived Arkansas news sources, including print and online newspapers, blogs, journals, newswires, broadcast transcripts and videos. Includes access to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette archives.

Arts & Humanities Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to titles covering art, architecture, design, history, philosophy, music, literature, theatre and cultural studies.

Asian & European Business Collection (ProQuest)
Provides journals, newspapers, newswires, and magazine sources on business and finance topics across Asia and Europe.

Association of Research Libraries' Digital Publications (ARL)
SPEC Kits published by ARL from 2006 through the present provide best library practices in technology, change management, and performance improvement.

The Atlanta Constitution (ProQuest)
Full page and article digital reproductions, with searchable full-text. Coverage: 1868 - 1984.

Atlanta Daily World (ProQuest)
Full page and article digital reproductions, with searchable full-text. Coverage: 1931 - 2003.

Australia & New Zealand Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to academics journals published in Australia and New Zealand, covering business, science, technology, engineering, social sciences, education, and humanities.

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Biology Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to journals covering a wide range of biology topics: biochemistry, biophysics, botany, cytology, environmental studies, histology, microbiology, microscopy, and zoology.

BioOne Complete
Provides full-text access to over 200 high quality, subscription and open-access titles focused in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences; including Auk, Condor, Copeia, Journal of Field Ornithology, Journal of Herpetology, Journal of Parisitology, Journal of Wildlife Diseases, Natural Areas Journal, Southeastern Naturalist, Southwestern Naturalist, Waterbirds, Wetlands, and Wildlife Biology.

Book Review Digest Retro (EBSCO)
Provides excerpts and citations to book reviews of adult and juvenile fiction and non-fiction.

BooksInPrint (Bowker's)
Bibliographic tool for libraries, booksellers, and publishers which provides information on books, audio books, and videos.

Brennan Center for Justice Publications (HeinOnline)
The Brennan Center is a nonpartisan law and policy institute that seeks to improve the systems of democracy and justice in the United States by focusing on a wide range of issues: voting rights, campaign finance reform, racial justice in criminal law, and Constitutional protection in the fight against terrorism. Publications are largely written by attorneys, and extensively peer-reviewed by scholars and legal practitioners.

Bulletin of the Association for Information Science and Technology (Wiley)
Bi-monthly magazine covering developments and issues affecting the field, pragmatic management reports, opinion, and news in the information science community.

Business Market Research Collection
Provides access to Hoover's Company Profiles, OxResearch, Barens' US and Worldwide Industry & Market Reports, and Snapshots.

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Canadian Business & Current Affairs Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to a variety of publications covering Canadian issues.

Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Management (NRC Research Press)
Covers all aspects of the multidisciplinary field of aquatic sciences. Coverage: 1996 to present.

Canadian Newsstream (ProQuest)
Full-text access to Canadian newspapers, including archived content.

Career and Technical Education Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to over 600 titles covering a variety of vocational topics.

Cataloging & Classification Quarterly (Taylor & Francis)
Serial publication covering all aspects of the cataloging and classification. Coverage: 1997 - present.

Chicago Defender (ProQuest)
Full page and article digital reproductions, with searchable full-text. Coverage: 1910-1975.

Chicago Tribune (ProQuest)
Full page and article digital reproductions, with searchable full-text. Coverage: 1849 - 1992.

Civil War Era Historical Newspapers (ProQuest)
Provides full access to the following titles: Richmond Dispatch (Virginia), Charleston Mercury (South Carolina), New Orleans Times Picayune (Louisiana), Boston Herald, New York Herald, Columbus State Journal (Ohio), The Kentucky Daily Journal, and the Memphis Daily Appeal. Coverage for newspapers: 1840-1865. Also includes 1,758 pamphlets from 1861-1865.

Code of Federal Regulations (HeinOnline)
Comprehensive coverage of all volumes since inception in 1938.

Collection Management (Taylor & Francis)
A quarterly journal that presents practical, research-based information about building, administering, preserving, assessing, and organizing library collections. Coverage: 1997 - present.

Computing Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to articles covering a range of topics: computer science, information systems, computer security, database design, software development, web commerce: LANs, WANs, intranets, and the Internet.

Congressional Publications (ProQuest)
Abstracts and indexing of congressional publications and legislative histories. Includes member biographies, committee assignments, voting records, and financial data; and the full text of key regulatory and statutory resources.

Conservation Biology (Wiley)
Content covers key issues contributing to the science and practice of conserving Earth’s biological diversity. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Continental Europe Database (ProQuest
Provides access to full-text academic journals locally published in European countries such as France, Italy, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, and Portugal.

CQ Researcher Plus Archive (SAGE)
Provides access to in-depth, authoritative reports on a full range of political and social-policy issues extending back to 1923. Each report is footnoted and includes an overview, background section, chronology, bibliography and debate-style pro-con feature, plus tools to study the evolution of the topic over time.

Criminal Justice Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to a variety of publications covering topics of crime.

Criminal Justice in America: U.S. Attorney General Opinions, Reports, and Publications (HeinOnline)
Includes official reports and opinions of the U.S. Attorney General of the Office of Legal Counsel of the United States Department of Justice. Also includes guides, handbooks, hearings, and other materials related to the study of criminal justice in the United States.

CulturesGrams (ProQuest)
Provides concise, up-to-date cultural content; World, Kids, States, & Provinces editions available.

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Davis-Bacon Wage Determination
Wage determinations issued by the U.S. Department of Labor under the Davis-Bacon and related Acts.

Detroit Free Press (ProQuest)
Full page and article digital reproductions, with searchable full-text. Coverage: 1831 - 1999.

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East & South Asia Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to academic journals from local educational institutions in many East Asian and South Asian countries, covering business, science, technology, engineering, social sciences, education, and humanities.

East Europe, Central Europe Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to academic journals from local educational institutions in East European and Central European countries, covering business, science, technology, engineering, social sciences, education, and humanities.

eBook Central (ProQuest)
Full-text collection of over 100 non-fiction eBooks.

Ecological Applications (Wiley)
Features papers that develop scientific principles to support environmental decision-making, as well as papers that discuss the application of ecological concepts to environmental issues, policy, and management. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Ecology (Wiley)
Published articles report on the basic elements of ecological research. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Ecology of Freshwater Fish (Wiley)
Journal publishes original contributions on all aspects of fish ecology in freshwater environments, including lakes, reservoirs, rivers, and streams. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Education Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to education publications covering primary, secondary, higher, special, adult, and home education.

eLibrary: Academic (ProQuest)

General reference collection of periodical and digital media content specifically tailored for K-12 schools and libraries of all kinds, covering a variety of subjects including business, education, general interest, health, language arts, sciences, social sciences, and many other curriculum-specific subject areas.

eLibrary: Guided Research Interface(ProQuest)
Provides access to eLibrary's periodical and digital media collection through a user interface specifically designed for student researchers.

Entrepreneurship Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to a variety of publications including journals, dissertations, working papers and conference proceedings; as well as toolkits containing practical guides, templates, forms, and sample business plans.

ERIC (ProQuest)
Bibliographic index to published and unpublished sources on education.

Ethnic NewsWatch (ProQuest)
Full-text access to current journals, magazines, and newspapers from ethnic and independent presses. Coverage: 1990-present.

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Family Health Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to journals and magazines covering health subjects, including women's and children's health, food and nutrition, midwifery, sports injuries, eye care, and dentistry.

Federal Register Library (HeinOnline)
Comprehensive coverage since inception (1936). Also includes the CFR from inception (1938), Official US Bulletin (1917-1919), United States Government Manual from inception (1935), and Daily and Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents from inception (1965). Updated daily.

FirstSearch (OCLC)
Contains the following bibliographic databases: ArticleFirst, Clase & Periodica, eBooks, Electronic Collections Online, ERIC, GPO Monthly Catalog, MEDLINE, OAIster, PapersFirst, Proceedings, WorldCat, and WorldCatDissertations.

Fisheries (Wiley)
Features peer-reviewed technical articles on all aspects of aquatic resource-related subjects, as well as professional issues, new ideas and approaches, education, economics, administration, and law. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Fisheries Management and Ecology (Wiley)
Peer-reviewed journal covering all aspects of the management, ecology and conservation of inland, estuarine and coastal fisheries. Coverage: 2014 to present.

Foreign Relations of the United States (HeinOnline)
Provides an official historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity. Comprised of 600+ books beginning with Abraham Lincoln's administration in 1861 through the administration of Jimmy Carter in 1980.

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Global Breaking Newswires (ProQuest)
Provides timely access to the newswire content from around the globe.

GreenFILE (EBSCO)
Full-text access to a variety of publications focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment.

Gun Regulation and Legislation in America (HeinOnline)
Provides access to a curated collection of essential periodicals, compiled legislative histories, CRS reports, Congressional hearings, United States Supreme Court briefs, monographs, and other related materials on the difficult and controversial topic of regulating firearms in the United States.

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Hartford Courant (ProQuest)
Full page and article digital reproductions, with searchable full-text. Coverage: 1764 - 1989.

Health Management Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to journals covering all aspects of health administration, including hospitals, insurance, law, health economics, public health administration and more.

Health & Medical Collection (ProQuest)
Full-text access to journals covering clinical and biomedical topics, consumer health, health administration and more.

HeritageQuest Online (ProQuest)
Provides access to Census records and maps, local histories, city directories, slave schedules, Revolutionary War era pension & bounty-land warrant applications, Freedman's Bank, and more. **ASL staff does not conduct or assist with genealogical research**

Historic Map Works: Library Edition (ProQuest)
High quality, full color digital maps, covering cadastral land ownership maps detailing the geographic and development history of the United States over several centuries. Includes contemporaneous pages of illustrations and over 1,000 city directories related to the cadastral maps.

Historical Newspapers Collection (ProQuest)
Provides full-text, searchable access to the Atlanta Constitution (1868-1984), the Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003), the Chicago Defender (1910-1975), the Chicago Tribune (1849-1992), the Detroit Free Press (1831-1999), the Hartford Courant (1764-1985), the Norfolk Journal and Guide (1916-2003), the New York Times with Index (1851-2007), and the Washington Post (1877-1994).

History of International Law (HeinOnline)
Includes hundreds of titles and more than a million pages dating back to 1690 on International Law subjects such as War & Peace, the Nuremberg Trials, Law of the Sea, International Arbitration, Hague Conferences and Conventions and much more.

History Study Center (ProQuest)
K-12 student resource; collection of primary and secondary sources on global history from ancient times to the present day.

History Vault: American Politics and Society (ProQuest)
Includes full-text access to the following modules: Thomas A. Edison Papers (1850-1919), Law and Society since the Civil War: American Legal Manuscripts from the Harvard Law School Library (1861-1976), Immigration: Records of the INS (1880-1930), New Deal and World War II: President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Office Files and Records of Federal Agencies (1933-1945), American Politics in the Early Cold War: Truman and Eisenhower Administrations (1945-1961), FBI Confidential Files and Radical Politics in the U.S. (1945-1972), & American Politics and Society from Kennedy to Watergate (1960-1975).

History Vault: Civil Rights and the Black Freedom Struggle (ProQuest)
Includes full-text access to the following modules: Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century: Federal Government Records

History Vault: Southern Life, Slavery and the Civil War (ProQuest)
Includes full-text access to the following modules: Slavery and the Law, Southern Life and African American History: Plantations Records 1775-1915 parts 1 & 2, and Confederate Military Manuscripts and REcords of Union Generals and the Union Army 1854-1870.

The Horn Book Guide (Media Source Incorporated)
Provides concise, critical reviews of hardcover books for children and young adults published in the United States. Published semiannually.

The Horn Book Magazine (Media Source Incorporated)
Bimonthly journal reviewing literature for children and young adults.

Human Dimensions of Wildlife (Taylor & Francis)
Devoted to the study of social considerations in fisheries and wildlife management. Coverage: 1998 to present.

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India Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to multidisciplinary journals published in India, covering business, health & Medicine, history, literature & language, science & technology, social sciences, and the arts.

Information & Culture: a Journal of History (University of Texas Press)
Formally published as Libraries & the Cultural Record. Coverage: 2009 to present.

Interllectual Property Law Collection (HeinOnline)
Provides comprehensive coverage to the official patent and trademark gazettes and indexes. Also includes legislative histories, treatises, documents, and other publications relating to copyrights, patents, and trademarks.

International Newsstream (ProQuest)
Provides current and archived news content from 660+ international newspapers including The Times (London), The Bangkok Post, El Norte, Financial Times, The Guardian, Jerusalem Post, South China Morning Post, The Daily Telegraph, and the Asian Wall Street Journal.

Internet Reference Services Quarterly (Taylor & Francis)
A refereed journal covering research and practical information about all aspects of reference librarianship in the digital age. Includes studies and articles on technology related to the delivery of library user services, including reference, research consultation, instruction, information literacy, user design and usability, and electronic reference materials and sources. Coverage: 1997 - present.

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John F. Kennedy Assassination Collection (HeinOnline)
Contains the National Archives and Records Administration's complete collection of records on President John F. Kennedy's assassination in HeinOnline's fully searchable, user-friendly format. Also included are books, hearings, other related works, and scholarly articles on this topic.

Journal of the American Society for Information Science (Wiley)
Serial publication of peer-reviewed original research focusing on the production, discovery, recording, storage, representation, retrieval, presentation, manipulation, dissemination, use, and evaluation of information and their associated tools and techniques.

Journal of of Aquatic Animal Health (Wiley)
Contains research papers on the causes, effects, treatments, and prevention of diseases of marine and freshwater organisms, particularly fish and shellfish. In addition, it contains papers that describe biochemical and physiological investigations into fish health that relate to assessing the impacts of both environmental and pathogenic features. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Journal of Archival Organization (Taylor & Francis)
International journal encompassing all aspects of the arrangement, description, and provision of access to all forms of archival materials, including processing techniques and procedures, preparation of finding aids, and cataloging. Coverage: 2006 - 2013.

Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (Wiley)
Features peer reviewed research on information science. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship (Taylor & Francis)
A refereed journal covering the business information needs of special, academic and public libraries. Coverage: 1997 - Present.

Journal of Education for Library and Information Science (ALISE)
A refereed quarterly publication of the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) covering research articles, reviews, and brief communications about issues of interest to LIS educators.

Journal of Field Ornithology (Wiley)
Features original articles emphasizing the descriptive or experimental study of birds in their natural habitats. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Journal of Freshwater Ecology (Taylor & Francis)
Open access, peer-reviewed journal covering the field of aquatic ecology of freshwater systems, including physiological, population, community, and ecosystem ecology as well as biogeochemistry and ecohydrology of all types of freshwater systems including lentic, lotic, hyporheic and wetland systems. Coverage: open access.

Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve (Taylor & Francis)
Contributes to the advancement of library resource sharing by featuring the trials, research, and innovations of librarians and library professionals, both local and international. Coverage: open access.

Journal of Mammalogy (Oxford University Press)
Features original research on all aspects of the biology of mammals, including mammalian behavior, conservation, ecology, genetics, morphology, physiology, and taxonomy. Coverage: 1996 to present.

Journal of Medical Entomology (Oxford University Press)
Reports on all phases of medical entomology and medical acarology, including the systematics and biology of insects, acarines, and other arthropods of public health and veterinary significance. Coverage: 1996 to present.

Journal of Unmanned Vehicle Systems (NRC Research Press)
Features developments in the emerging field of unmanned vehicle systems: remotely controlled machines used for aerial, terrestrial, and aquatic systems; and their sensors. Coverage: 2013 to present.

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Latin America & Iberia Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to academic journals published by local educational institutions in Latin America, Spain, and Portugal; covers business, science, technology, engineering, social sciences, education, and the humanities.

Law Journal Library (HeinOnline)
Provides access to over 2,600 law and law-related periodicals. Subjects covered include criminal justice, political science, technology, human rights, and more.

Learning: Literature (ProQuest)
Students can find author biographies, contemporary criticism, reviews, and multimedia resources from medieval times to the present.

Legal Classics (HeinOnline)
Includes thousands of works from some of the greatest legal minds in history including Joseph Story, Jeremy Bentham, William Blackstone, William Holdsworth, Henry Maine, Federick William Maitland, Frederick Pollock, and Benjamin N. Cardozo. Includes rare items found in only a handful of libraries around the world.

LegalForms (Gale)
Provides access to official, Arkansas specific, federal, business, personal, real estate and other forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues. Includes forms drafted by attorneys for specific legal matters, from public records and from participating companies and attorneys.

Lexis Advance
Online library of state and federal primary law with access to cases, statutes, Shepard’s citations, newspapers, and law review articles. Additionally, The News and Business database offers access to a variety of full-text English and foreign language newspapers from around the world. Coverage varies by title.

Library Hotline (Media Source Incorporated)
Library Hotline publishes article library innovations and management trends, breaking news and current issues. Weekly issues address library services for all age groups, as well as library construction, people in the news, technology, grants, fundraising, and election and legislative updates.

Library and Information Science Abstracts (ProQuest)
Abstracts and indexes from 440+ periodicals covering all aspects of librarianship, library users, information retrieval and more.

Library Journal (Media Source Incorporated)
Includes feature articles and analytical news reports covering technology, management, policy and other professional concerns to public, academic and institutional libraries. Also includes reviews of books, ebooks, audiobooks, videos/DVDs, databases, systems and websites.

Library Science Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to journals covering all aspects of library and information science, including many titles cited by LISA: American Libraries, Collection Building, Reference & User Services Quarterly, Technical Communication Quarterly, School Libraries Worldwide, and Portal: Libraries and the Academy.

Linguistics Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to journals and other sources covering all aspects of linguistics, including many titles indexed in Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA).

Literature Online (ProQuest)
Resource for the study and teaching of English literature; integrates the texts of over 355,000 literary works with a vast library of key criticism and reference resources. Includes a collection of poetry, prose and drama and a library of full-text journals and author biographies.

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Mango Languages
Language learning platform includes access to over 70 languages, including American Sign Language. Create an individual accounts on first-time use.

Medical Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to journals covering all clinical and biomedical fields, including physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, microbiology, immunology, parasitology, pathology, communicable diseases, psychiatry, surgery, gynecology, obstetrics, dermatology, hematology, pediatrics, geriatrics, dentistry, otolaryngology and ophthalmology.

MEDLINE (ProQuest)
Bibliographic index covering all areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing. Subjects covered include: clinical medicine, dentistry, education, experimental medicine, health services administration, nursing, nutrition, pathology, psychiatry, toxicology, and veterinary medicine.

Middle East & Africa Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to academic journals published by local educational institutions in Middle Eastern and African countries, covering business, science, technology, engineering, social sciences, education, and humanities.

Military Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to journals and publications covering topics across all government and military branches: international relations, political science, criminology, defense, aeronautics and space flight, communications, civil engineering and more.

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National Survey of State Laws (HeinOnline)
Database version of Rich Leiter's National Survey of State Laws; provides an overall view of some of the most sought-after and controversial legal topics in the United States. Includes access to 5th, 6th, and 7th editions. All print editions are included in fully searchable image-based formats.

NCDC Climate Data Online (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
National Climatic Data Center's (NCDC) archive of global historical weather and climate data and station history information; includes quality controlled daily, monthly, seasonal, and yearly measurements of temperature, precipitation, wind, and degree days as well as radar data and 30-year Climate Normals.

The New York Times with Index (ProQuest)
Provides access to historical editions of The New York Times. Newspaper coverage: 1851 - 2011. Index coverage: 1851 - 1993.

NewspaperARCHIVE - Academic Library Edition (Heritage Archives)
Full-text access to millions of searchable newspaper pages, dating as far back as the 1700s.

Norfolk Journal & Guide (ProQuest)
Full page and article digital reproductions, with searchable full-text. Coverage: 1916 - 2003.

North American Journal of Aquaculture (Wiley)
The journal carries papers on new research and practical experience in all areas of intensive and extensive fish culture. Coverage: 1997 to present.

North American Journal of Fisheries Management (Wiley)
The journal addresses the maintenance, enhancement, and allocation of fisheries resources. Its contents chronicle the development of practical monitoring and management programs for finfish and exploitable shellfish in marine and freshwater environments. Coverage: 1997 to present.

NoveList Plus (EBSCO)
NoveList Plus is a comprehensive readers' advisory resource for fiction and nonfiction. NoveList Plus allows browsing by both genre and audience age level.

Nursing & Allied Health Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to healthcare information covering nursing, allied health, alternative and complementary medicine, and more. Includes abstracts and indexing of additional titles, and full-text dissertations in nursing and related fields.

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Oxford English Dictionary
An unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past. The OED provides etymological analysis of words, variant spellings, and demonstrates pronunciation using the International Phonetic Alphabet.

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Pentagon Papers (HeinOnline)
Provides access to United States - Vietnam Relations, 1945-1967: A Study Prepared by the Department of Defense. Covers the United States' political-military involvement in Vietnam from 1945 to 1967 from the perspective of the Department of Defense.

Pittsburgh Courier (ProQuest)
Full page and article digital reproductions, with searchable full-text. Coverage: 1911 - 2002.

Plunkett Research
Contains industry sector analysis and research, industry trends and industry statistics, covering health care, financial services, retailing, entertainment, energy and information technology. Includes access to various industry publications, including Automobiles & Trucks Industry Almanac; Biotechnology, Drugs & Genetics Industry Almanac; Chemicals, Coatings & Plastics Almanac; Engineering & Research Industry Almanac; Manufacturing & Robotics Industry Almanac and Transportation, Supply Chain & Logistics Industry Almanac.

Political Science Database (ProQuest)
Provides abstracts and indexing to political science and international relations journals, including full-text access to core titles. Also includes full-text doctoral dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, country profiles, political news and other sources.

Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology (Wiley)
Conference proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology.

ProQuest Central
Single search portal allowing users to search across all subscribed ProQuest databases at once.

Psychology Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to journals and dissertation cover psychology disciplines, including behavioral, clinical, developmental and social psychology; neurology, personality, psychobiology, and psychometrics. Includes abstracts and indexing of additional titles.

Psychopharmacology Bulletin (MedWorks Media)
Peer reviewed journal covering various aspects of psychiatry and psychopharmacology, including original research, evidence-based medicane, drug disposition and pharmacokinetics, translational neuroscience, case histories, and pharmaceutical research. Published quarterly.

Public Health Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to core literature covering all fields of public health, including nutrition and dietetics, population studies, social services and welfare, environmental studies, industrial health and safety, communicable diseases, and more.

Public Library Core Collection: Non-fiction (H. W. Wilson)
Bibliographic and collection development tool geared for public libraries to build and maintain well-rounded collections of reference and non-fiction books for adults.

Public Library Quarterly (Taylor & Francis)
Peer-reviewed journal for library managers and directors covering best practices and models to improve service of public libraries. Includes case studies, planning for desired outcomes, marketing, budget and financial analysis, technology implementation and children's programming. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Public Services Quarterly (Taylor & Francis)
Peer-reviewed journal including articles and case studies covering public service issues and strategies in academic libraries. Includes reference and research assistance, information literacy instruction, access and delivery services, and other services to patrons. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Public Video Online (ProQuest)
Offers over 50,000 streaming videos on History, Science, Engineering, Health, Performing Arts, Religion, and films for research.

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Reference Librarian (Taylor & Francis)
Serial covering all aspects of the reference process, including traditional considerations and new trends, electronic tools and resources, best practices in instruction and reference service, analysis of service marketing, and efficacy studies. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Religion and the Law (HeinOnline)
Contains thousands of unique titles and more than a million pages, including books, periodicals, and bibliographies. Supports the research of the development, history, organization, and fundamental principles of various world religions. Includes the Christian Legal Society publications, an assortment of Canon Law, and rare historical bibles.

Religion Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to journals and publications covering formal theological studies and commentary on topics of general interest from the perspectives of many, worldwide religions.

Research Companion (ProQuest)
Designed to help students find, evaluate, and use information to conduct more effective research. Includes tools to assist educators in teaching information literacy to students.

Research Library (ProQuest)
Full-text access to a multi-disciplinary collection of journals covering a wide range of subjects.

Resources for College Libraries
Collection development tool for academic libaraians; includes bibliographic information on the latest recommended titles mapped to 58 curriculum-specific subject areas.

Restoration Ecology (Wiley)
Features original papers on experimental, observational, and theoretical studies on terrestrial, marine, and freshwater systems. Coverage: Current plus four years rolling backfile.

River Research and Applications (Wiley)
Features original scientific and technical papers on biological, ecological, geomorphological, hydrological, engineering and geographical aspects related to rivers in both the developed and developing world. Coverage: Current plus four years rolling backfile.

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SAGE Stats (SAGE)
Statistical sets provide comprehensive data coverage of each state including health care, crime, education and more.

Sanborn Digital Maps (ProQuest)
Contains 660,000+ digitized large-scale maps of more than 12,000 American towns and cities. The collection includes all maps submitted to the Library of Congress through copyright deposit and a set of maps transferred to the Library from the Bureau of the Census. Coverage: 1867-1970

School Library Journal (Media Source Incorporated)
Geared toward librarians working with children and teens, the journal includes features and news coverage on: literacy, best practices, technology, education policy and other issues of interest to the school library and greater educator community. Includes reviews of books, digital content and databases.

Science Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to journals covering applied and general sciences. Subject coverage includes physics, engineering, astronomy, biology, earth science, chemistry, and more.

The Serials Librarian (Taylor & Francis)
A journal focusing on all aspects of the management of electronic and print serials and other subscription resources. Coverage: 1997 - present.

Serials Review (Taylor & Francis)
A quarterly, peer-reviewed journal covering all aspects of serials management, including format, publishing models, statistical studies, collection analysis, collaborative efforts, reference and access issues, as well as cataloging and acquisitions. Coverage: 1997 - present.

SIRS Discoverer (ProQuest)
Student resource providing background and analysis on social, scientific, health, historic, economic, political, and global issues. Includes educator tools.

SIRS Issues Researcher (ProQuest)
Student resource providing background and analysis on social, scientific, health, historic, economic, political, and global issues. Includes educator tools.

Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law (HeinOnline)
Provides access to statute passed by every colony and state on slavery, every federal statute dealing with slavery, and all reported state and federal cases on slavery.

Social Science Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to journals and publications covering sociology, social work, anthropology, politics and related fields.

Sociology Database (ProQuest)
Full-text coverage of many core titles indexed in Sociological Abstracts and Social Services Abstracts (SASSA). Includes full-text doctoral dissertations on sociology.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch (ProQuest)
Full page and article digital reproductions, with searchable full-text. Coverage: 1874-1922.

State and Local Government Review (Sage)
A quarterly, peer-reviewed journal covering best practices of state and local government politics, policy, and management, with a strong focus on state and local governments and the exploration of intergovernmental dimensions of public-sector activity. Coverage: 2014 to present.

State Statutes: A Historical Archive (HeinOnline)
Includes superseded state statutes for all fifty states. Search the statutes by state, date, description and text. Coverage goes back until 1717.

STEM Database (ProQuest)
Contains full-text journals and popular science magazines supporting research and instruction in science, technology, engineering, and math. Contains resources for students and educators at multiple grade levels.

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Telecommunications Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to publications covering telecommunications, including computer applications, data communications and data transmission systems, electronic data processing, information science and information theory, and radio, television and wireless communications.

Transactions of the American Fisheries Society (Wiley)
Features results of basic and applied research in genetics, physiology, biology, ecology, population dynamics, economics, health, culture, and other topics germane to marine and freshwater finfish and shellfish and their respective fisheries and environments. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Turkey Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to academics journals published in Turkey, covering business, science, technology, engineering, social sciences, education, and humanities.

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U.K. & Ireland Database (ProQuest)
Full-text access to academics journals published in the U.K. and Ireland, covering business, science, technology, engineering, social sciences, education, and humanities.

U.S. Attorney General & Department of Justice Collection
Includes the official reports and opinions of the U.S. Attorney General (both the Official Opinions of the Attorneys General of the United States as well as the Opinions of the Office of Legal Counsel of the United States Department of Justice). Also includes guides, handbooks, hearings, and other materials related to the study of criminal justice in the United States.

U.S. Code (HeinOnline)
Includes complete coverage of the United States Code dating back to inception in 1925-1926. Also includes the Early Federal Laws Collection, which represents the most complete collection of federal statute compilations prior to the US Code.

U.S. Congressional Documents (HeinOnline)
Includes complete Congressional Record Bound version, plus daily version from 1980 to present. Provides access to predecessor titles: Annals of Congress (1789-1824), Register of Debates (1824-1837) Congressional Globe (1833-1873), and Congressional Hearings (early 1900s-present), and other important congressional material. Provides cross navigation between Daily edition and Bound volume.

U.S. Congressional Serial Set (HeinOnline)
Indexed from inception to date and currently contains comprehensive full-text coverage from 1978 to present. Additional historical coverage will be phased in over time.

U.S. Federal Agency Documents, Decisions, and Appeals (HeinOnline)
Complete collection of the official case law of some of the United States' most important U.S. Federal Agencies such as: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Also includes more than 65 GPO best-selling legal titles.

U.S. Federal Legislative History Library (HeinOnline)
Includes comprehensive federal legislative histories published by U.S. GPO and private publishers, plus a unique finding aid based on Sources of Compiled Legislative Histories; which often includes references to law review articles on-point to a particular legislative history.

U.S. Newsstream (ProQuest)
Full-text access to current and archived U.S. news content, including newspapers, newswires, blogs, and news sites. Coverage: 1980 to present.

U.S. Presidential Library (HeinOnline)
Includes titles such as Messages and Papers of the Presidents, Public Papers of the Presidents, CFR Title 3 (Presidents), Daily and Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, and other documents related to U.S. Presidents.

U.S. Statutes at Large (HeinOnline)
Digital version of the Statutes at Large; includes complete coverage.

U.S. Supreme Court Library (HeinOnline)
Complete coverage of the official U.S. Reports bound volumes as well as preliminary prints, slip opinions, and books and periodicals related to the U.S. Supreme Court are included in this library.

U.S. Treaties and Agreements Library (HeinOnline)
Includes all U.S. treaties, whether currently in-force, expired, or not-yet officially published. Includes such prominent collections as the United States Treaties and Other International Agreements set (commonly referred to as the "Blue set"), as well as famous sets from Bevans, Miller, Malloy and others.

USATrade Online
Access current and cumulative U.S. export and import data for over 18,000 export commodities and 24,000 import commodities. USA Trade Online provides trade statistics using the Harmonized System (HS) up to the 10-digit level and the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) commodity classification codes up to the 6-digit level. Now free to all users with creation of user account.

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The Washington Post (ProQuest)
Provides access to historical editions of The Washington Post. Coverage: 1877 - 1998.

Wetlands: Journal of Society of Wetland Scientists (Springer)
International journal concerned with all aspects of wetlands biology, ecology, hydrology, water chemistry, soil and sediment characteristics, management, education, legislation, cultural, sociology, and regulations. Coverage: 1997 to present.

Women and the Law (HeinOnline)
Unique collection compilings books, biographies and periodicals dedicated to the role of women in society and the law over the past 200 years. Also includes more than 70 titles from Emory University Law School's Feminism and Legal Theory Project which studies the effect of law and culture on the female gender.

World Book Complete
Portal to World Book products available through the Traveler program: World Book Advanced, World Book Discover, World Book Early World of Learning, World Book eBook Collection, Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos, World Book Kids, World Book Student, and World Book Timelines.

World Constitutions Illustrated (HeinOnline)
Includes the current constitution for every country in its original language format and an English translation, as well as substantial constitutional histories for all countries. Includes access to constitutional periodicals, thousands of classic books, other related works such as the World Factbook, links to scholarly articles and online resources, and bibliographic references.

WorldCat (FirstSearch)
WorldCat is a worldwide catalog of books and other materials in libraries. It contains the bibliographic records as cataloged by OCLC member libraries worldwide, with over 400 languages represented.

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About the Federal Depository Library Program

The Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) was established by Congress to ensure that the American public has access to government information. Since 1813, depository libraries have safeguarded the public's right to know by collecting, organizing, maintaining, preserving, and assisting users with information published by the federal government. The FDLP provides U.S. government information at no cost to designated depository libraries throughout the country and territories. These depository libraries, in turn, provide local, no-fee access to government information in an impartial environment with professional assistance. The Program (FDLP) is governed by USC Title 44 and is administered by the Superintendent of Documents of the Government Printing Office.

The Arkansas State Library was designated a selective depository in 1978. In 1979, Senator Dale Bumpers designated the Library as the Regional Library for Arkansas. As a regional depository, the Arkansas State Library receives all of the publications distributed by the GPO and must retain at least one tangible copy of these publications permanently.

There are thirteen libraries in Arkansas designated to serve as selective federal depositories, representing 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th federal Congressional Districts. These libraries select documents based on their patron and library collection policy needs and are only required to retain documents for 5 years.

The Arkansas Federal and State Documents Depository program are mandated by A.C.A §§ 13-2-210 – 13-2-214, enacted by Act 489 of 1979.

Federal Documents Resources

This library is a congressionally designated depository for U. S. Government documents. Public access to the government documents collection is guaranteed by public law. (Title 44 United States Code)

For more information, contact:

 

Technical Assistance and Classes

Technical assistance
 
Position vacant.  Please contact Jennifer Wann     jennwann@library.arkansas.gov
 
Classes and Presentations

We will be offering classes when a trainer is available.

 

Technology Petting Zoo

Is still available to be brought out to your library for staff use for programs.

 

Current Publications

Arkansas LSTA Five Year Plan, 2013-2017

2011 Arkansas State Library Needs Assessment Survey Results

2013 State of America's Libraries Report Zmag Viewer versionpdf version
      

Eligibility

The following persons are eligible for service: 

A.  Blind persons whose visual acuity, as determined by competent authority, is 20/200 or less in the better eye with correcting lenses, or whose widest diameter of visual field subtends an angular distance no greater than 20 degrees.

B.  Other physically handicapped persons are eligible as follows:

  1. Persons whose visual disability, with correction and regardless of optical
    measurement, is certified by competent authority as preventing the reading of standard printed material
  2. Persons certified by competent authority as unable to read or unable to use standard printed material as a result of physical limitations. 
  3. Persons certified by competent authority as having a reading disability resulting from organic dysfunction and of sufficient severity to prevent their reading printed material in a normal manner.

Public Access Computers

Computer terminals are available for public use at the Arkansas State Library. All subscription databases leased by the Arkansas State Library are available on the public terminals. Terms of use:

Internet Use Policy

Library Science Professional Collection

The Arkansas State Library maintains a large library science collections. The collection includes books, print journals, online databases and other materials geared toward librarians, library staff, and students working towards an MLS or related degree.

The Library Science Collection has nearly 5,000 print items that may be searched or browsed from the online catalog, and online digital resources which may be accessed from the library's public access computers.

Interlibrary loans requests can be made from public and academic libraries around the state for those that do not have an ASL library card. Remote access to online databases is restricted to state government agents not employed by a state-supported education institution.

The Library Science collection is located on the second floor of the library at 900 W. Capitol Ave., Little Rock, AR 72201. Library hours are 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM Monday through Friday. The State Library is closed during state holidays.

For more information, please call 501-682-2053 during business hours or email Reference staff at aslib-ref@arkansas.gov.

ASL Newspaper Subscriptions

All print subscriptions are retained by the Arkansas State Library for three months, then transferred to the Arkansas State Archives for preservation. The State Library carries a historical run of the Arkansas Gazette on microfilm, and also subscribes to several newspaper archives which are available for use from the library's public access computers.

Those seeking historical Arkansas newspapers may also contact the Arkansas State Archives for information about its holdings and access policies.

E-Rate Intro

Children’s Services Intro

Arkansas Center for the Book Intro

Federal Documents

Interlibrary Loan

Grants Introduction

LBPH Links

If you have comments or suggestions  Email: jd.hall@arkansas.gov 
J.D.Hall, Manager of BPH Services

BARD - Braille and Audio Reading Download

The National Library Service for the Blind (NLS) has the world's largest collection of digital audio books available for free download. Up to 30 books a month may be downloaded free of charge. Access to the NLS Download Pilot web site is restricted to authorized NLS readers.

Patrons must register for and receive a login id and password to access BARD. Patrons must have an e-mail address set up in their own name with their home address and must have high speed internet access.

Books can be downloaded in a zipped format to a computer and extracted to a USB drive or an NLS compatible flash memory card, which can be used in an NLS digital player. Players are freely loaned for extended periods from LBPH.

BARD Mobile is also available from both Apple iTunes App Store and Google Play Store. Use BARD Mobile to download audio books or magazines directly to Apple or Android tablets and cellphones.

BARD books may also be played on commercially available NLS compatible players Victor Reader Stream.

Application for Service

Interested in Talking Books or Braille Services delivered to your door?

Carefully read the description of ELIGIBILITY to determine if the interested individual is eligible for service. Basic factsheet about NLS services.

Contact Information

Ordering Books and Magazines

Online Catalog

Search the National Library Service for the Blind's Online Union Catalog to find titles of interest, then contact your reader advisor directly by phone, fax, mail, or email to have books sent immediately or added to your request list. In the Little Rock area call 501-682-1155. If you are outside of Little Rock call Toll Free 1-866-660-0885, or send an email to nlsbooks@.arkansas.gov.

Magazines

The National Library Service (NLS) provides approximately 75 popular MAGAZINES in Braille or recorded format. If you would like to receive free subscriptions to any of these magazines, call the library at 501-682-1155 (Toll Free 1-866-660-0885), or e-mail us at nlsbooks@arkansas.gov.

Magazine titles from NLS.

Music

Eligible borrowers may receive MUSIC materials directly from the Music Section of NLS. The collection consists of scores in Braille and large print; textbooks and books about music in Braille and large print; and elementary instruction for voice, piano, organ, guitar, recorder, accordion, banjo, and harmonica in recorded form. You may send an email to the Music Section at nls@loc.gov.

Braille

The National Library Service for the Blind (NLS) in Washington provides information on literary, mathematics, and music BRAILLE transcription and proofreading instruction (locally and via correspondence); literary Braille competency certification; and Braille technology.

BARD: Braille and Audio Reading Download

The National Library Service for the Blind (NLS) has the world’s largest collection of digital audio books and digital braille books available for free download. Up to 100 books a month may be downloaded free of charge. Access to the NLS Download Pilot website is restricted to authorized NLS readers. Patrons must register for and receive a login ID and password to access it.

Patrons must have an email address set up in their name with their home address and must have high speed internet access.

Books can be downloaded in a zipped format to a computer and extracted to a USB drive or an NLS compatible flash memory card, which can be used in an NLS digital player. Players are freely loaned for extended periods from LBPH.

BARD Mobile is also available from both Apple iTunes App Store and Google Play Store. Use BARD Mobile to download audio books or magazines directly to Apple or Android tablets and cellphones.

BARD books may also be played on commercially available NLS compatible players Victor Reader Stream.

I Want to Find…

Certificates / Licenses / Permits

Genealogy

Government Information  -- Local / State / Federal

Local

State

Federal

Libraries & Related Sites

Maps / Recreation / Travel / Weather

State Services  (Child Support / Employment / Unemployment etc.)

Tax Information

Public Library Consulting Services

The Library Development team provides guidance and support for the development of local public libraries and library services throughout the state of Arkansas. Consulting services benefit the Arkansas public library community by increasing knowledge, confidence, and expertise in the areas of policy development and library management. Additionally, consulting services assist library staff in increasing professional competency in both traditional library services and in new and emerging library services. Consulting services are designed to foster best practices in the library community and to develop community focused library services.

COVID-19

COVID-19 Resources for Libraries

Arkansas Library Closures

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Resources

 

Resources

Arkansas Public Library Laws Annotated 2019-2020 Edition

How to Qualify for State Aid

Library Science Professional Collection

 

Continuing Education

The Library Development team provides training and professional development to improve skills and promote leadership for all members of the state’s library workforce. Professional Development Hours are available to participants in the Arkansas State Library’s Continuing Education programming.

Free online library-specific courses for all library workers and volunteers are available through WebJunction. Accounts are free and courses can be accessed anytime, from anywhere

The Library Development team is available to provide customized training for public libraries on a wide variety of topics including Customer Service, Children’s and Young Adult Services, Public Library Trustee Orientation, and more. Please contact Jennifer Wann for more information on customized training services.

Upcoming ASL CE Events

WebJunction

Public Library Trustee Training

Friends of the Library Training 

US Census 2020 Training for Librarians

Online Snakeoil (Archived session, enter CE17 to access; Alice Jaggers UAMS April 2017 56 min)

ALL-In

May Day: Summer Safety for Public Libraries

 

Library Development Staff

Amber Gregory
Coordinator of E-Rate Services
amber.gregory@arkansas.gov
501.682.8576

Ruth Hyatt
Coordinator of Youth Services
ruth.hyatt@arkansas.gov
501.682.2860

Karen O'Connell
Coordinator of the Arkansas Center for the Book
karen.oconnell@library.arkansas.gov
501.682.2874

Jennifer Wann
Manager of Library Development
jennifer.wann@library.arkansas.gov
501.682.5288

Annual Public Library Survey

Please contact Jennifer Chilcoat, Arkansas State Library Deputy Director, for information about the Arkansas Public Library Annual Public LIbrary Survey.

The Survey will open on March 1, 2020 to report 2019 data. A training session will be held on February 27, 2020 at the Arkansas State Library to prepare those responsible for entering the data. This training will demonstrate the survey interface and how to enter your library’s data. Helpful information about how to present your results to local stakeholders and promote your library will be covered. Lunch will be provided for those who register by February 20, 2020.

Annual Public Library Survey FY 2019 Training

Submission and retrieval of data by public libraries can be accessed through the BiblioStat CollectConnect portal. Authorized users will need their username and password. If you do not know your username and password, please contact Jennifer Chilcoat.

Collect Connect

 

Friends of the Library

Library Development staff are available to conduct training and offer advice on best practices for Friends of the Library groups. Please contact Jennifer Wann for this service.

Friends of the Library Training

American Library Association United for Libraries

Charitable Registration in Arkansas

 

Field Questions  

Have a question for your peers in public libraries throughout the state? Send your questions to Jennifer Wann to be posted to the public library field in Arkansas.

Library Trustees

Resources for Public Library Trustees

Library Board of Trustees Orientation

Arkansas Public Library Laws Annotated 2019-2020 Edition

How to Qualify for State Aid  

 

Training and Orientation

The Library Development team provides training for Public Library Boards of Trustees upon request. Training sessions last approximately 90 minutes depending on questions. To schedule a training session, please contact Jennifer Wann

 

Professional Engagement

Public library trustees are invited to engage with the library profession through participation in the Arkansas Library Association. Membership for Trustees is only $25 per year.

The United for Libraries division of the American Library Association is a great resource for public library trustees.

Rules of ASL Use

Rules of Use for the Arkansas State Library

-Use the Library
-Read Books, magazines, newspapers
-Do Research
-Use the Public Access Computer *2 hour maximum time limit daily & you must sign and comply with our -computer use policy. You must have a library card to use the computer. Guest passes will only be given to Arkansas residents and to out-of-state residents conducting research using Arkansas State Library collections and databases.
-Ask any library staff person for assistance.

All bags, cases, rolling carts or boxes-no matter the size-brought into the library may only contain items relevant to library use or scheduled meetings.
-Library staff may ask to look inside any bag, case, rolling cart or box at any time to determine if the contents are related to library use or if they suspect that library materials are being stolen. 
-Keep all personal items with you at all times.
-Any items left unattended will be considered abandoned

The library does not allow 
-Clothing choices disruptive to the library environment -- shirt and shoes at all times
-Smoking chewing or use of any tobacco product inside the library - smoking areas are designated outside the building
-Any animal that is not a licensed service animal
-Sleeping
-Eating or drinking that is not part of a library function or meeting
-Anyone in the staff only areas unescorted
-Unattended children - Children under the age of 14 must be actively supervised by an adult
-Misuse of library furniture, equipment or technology
-Misuse of bathroom facilities
-Vandalism or the destruction of library property or materials
-Sexual activity of any kind
-The verbal or physical abuse of library staff or patrons *Verbal abuse includes telephone conversations
-Intoxication or the use of drugs
-Firearms or weapons of any kind
-Disruptions to the use of the library or the work of the library staff

Any library staff person or security guard can ...
-Ask any individual in the library if they need assistance & inform you of the rules of library use
-Eject you from the library or request administration ban you from library use
-Call building security or 9-1-1 for emergency assistance

Adopted Novemeber 12, 2010 by the Arkansas State Library Board/Revised February 11, 2011

Public Access Computers

Computer terminals are available for public use at the Arkansas State Library. All subscription databases leased by the Arkansas State Library are available on the public terminals. Terms of use:
  •  Patrons must sign a yearly Internet Use Agreement and abide by the Internet Use Policy
  • Patrons are limited to 2 hours of computer use per day
  • If other patrons are waiting for computer access, computer use is limited to 30 minutes
  • All patrons under 14 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times
  • Arkansas State Library's Internet Use Policy 

Reference Requests

Requests may be made in person, over the telephone, through email, regular mail, or through our online form.
Reference requests are conducted free of charge. 

State Agencies
The Arkansas State Library exists to meet the information needs of the Legislature and Arkansas state agencies. Staff are available to conduct exhaustive information searches for legislative offices and state agencies making work-related requests.

Public Libraries
ASL Reference staff will conduct reference requests for public libraries. Libraries may also request circulating materials from ASL's collection through Interlibrary Loan.

Obituary Searches
In order to conduct an obituary search, please provide Reference staff with the name of the deceased, and his or her death date. It is also helpful if the place of death is known. Reference staff will search approximately one week after the date of death provided.

Patents & Trademarks

Reference staff will provide general information and resources regarding patents, trademarks, and copyrights. Staff can also provide one-on-one training for patrons on how to conduct a patent or trademark search. For additional information on these services, please refer to our patent and trademark page.

Electronic Resources

The Arkansas State Library subscribes to a wide range of subscription databases. Access to the databases is freely available for all patrons using the library's public access computers.

Arkansas state employees may apply for remote database access through an online registration. Remote access is restricted to state employees only.

Online Government Resources

This link provides access to a variety of online federal and state information resources.

The Arkansas State Library's Federal Depository Library Access Policies

Reference

As part of the Arkansas State Library's ongoing mission to serve as the information resource center for state government, the Information Services unit provides reference services, facilitate access to traditional print and digital library resources, and conducts Interlibrary Loan services for state agencies and the Arkansas legislature.

The Arkansas State Library is open to the public, and Arkansas residents over the age of 18 may apply for a library card. Circulating library materials may be checked out by patrons registered with an ASL library card. Building facilities include public access computers, onsite Wi-Fi, and onsite access to a range of digital resources.

The State Library serves as the official State Documents Depository, the Regional Federal Depository Library, and the Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) for the state of Arkansas.

As PTRC for Arkansas, Information Services staff provides patent and trademark training in conjunction with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Reference staff can assist patrons with training on patent searching, and provide access to a variety of USPTO information resources. Additionally, Reference staff can help patrons locate information and materials related to copyright questions from the Library of Congress' Copyright Office.

As Arkansas' PTRC, our patent librarians work closely with the United States Small Business Administration, various divisions within the Arkansas Department of Commerce, and the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center to promote awareness of intellectual property rights and help facilitate entrepreunership and small business development within Arkansas.

The Arkansas State Library is currently partnered with the United States Census Bureau in order to facilitate an accurate count for the upcoming 2020 Census.

For more information or assistance call (501) 682-2053 or email aslib-ref@arkansas.gov.

Patents & Trademarks

The Arkansas State Library is designated a Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). As a PTRC, The Arkansas State Library offers access to the following materials and services: 

Need more information? Our USPTO trained reference staff is happy to answer questions and provide training to inventors, businesses, attorneys and their staff or other interested persons with their U.S. patent or trademark issues.

Pro Bono Legal Assistance

The USPTO has worked closely with intellectual property law associations to establish a network of independently operated regional Patent Pro Bono programs to provide under-resourced inventors and small businesses who lack the financial resources to file a patent application with legal assistance to secure protection for their inventions. Through these programs, those independent inventors and small businesses can connect with volunteer registered patent practitioners across the entire United States who can assist them with navigating the process for obtaining a patent.

Helpful Links from the USPTO:

NOTE: The United States Patent and Trademark Office does not calculate expiration dates for patents.  The Patent Term Calculator can be used to estimate the expiration dates of utility, plant, or design patents.

A Look at U.S. Patents Issued to Arkansas Inventors (2008-Present) by Innovate Arkansas:

**Ayuda con patentes y marcas en español.

Arkansas Trademarks

Our reference staff can also assist with information about trademarks registered within the State of Arkansas.  To register a trademark within Arkansas, contact the Arkansas Secretary of State, Business and Commercial (UCC) Servicesat 888-233-0325. Or send mail to: Business/Commercial Services, 1401 West Capitol, Ste. 250, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201.

Search Trademarks Registered with the State of Arkansas (Secretary of State's Office):

For more patent or trademark information or assistance, call us at 501-682-2053 or email us at aslib-ref@arkansas.gov.

Library Collections

The Arkansas State Library (ASL) is both a federal and state depository library, as well as the state's only U.S. Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC). ASL collections also include non-fiction, reference, and library science materials.

Additionally, the library holds a wide array of state newspapers and subscriptions to several online databases (due to licensing, some databases are restricted to in-house use only).

Material Available to Check out
 

Arkansas Collection

Published materials about Arkansas, its history, and its people. Limited circulation.

Arkansas Documents

Information published by or for the Arkansas state government. Limited circulation.

Arkansas Regulations

The rules and regulations of Arkansas state agencies. Limited circulation.

Federal Documents

Local access to publications from all three branches of the Federal government.

General Collection - Non-Fiction

Library Science

Materials reflecting the current body of knowledge of the library and information science fields; circulating collection.

In-House Use

Online Database - 80+ databases for in-house use, due to licensing agreements; Traveler databases have statewide remote access.

Patents & Trademarks

Depository containing backfile collections of patents and trademarks, including the Official Gazette, along with access to current patents and trademarks.

Reference

Non-circulating materials which supply current, authoritative information and identify information sources useful for further research.

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Databases by Subject

 

Arts

Art & Humanities Database (ProQuest Central)
Providing online access to 400 contemporary specialist art titles.

 

Bibliographies & Indexes

AGRICOLA
Literature citations for journal articles, monographs, proceedings, theses, patents, translations, audiovisual materials, computer software, and technical reports pertaining to all aspects of agriculture.(AGRICultural OnLine Access).

ERIC
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, ERIC provides extensive access to education-related literature, including coverage of journal articles, conferences, meetings, government documents, theses, dissertations, reports, audiovisual media, bibliographies, directories, books and monographs.

MEDLINE
Abstracts of authoritative information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and more from the National Library of Medicine. For full text to materials abstracted in MEDLINE, access the Health and Medical Collection or Nursing & Allied Health databases.

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Books & eBooks

eBooks Central
Collection from ProQuest providing access to authoritative ebooks from the world's top publishers on a range of subjects: arts, business management, education, general knowledge, health & medicine, history & political science, law, literature & language, religion & philosophy, science & technology, and social science.

World Book eBooks
A collection of 25 classic and 25 additional proprietary World Book non-fiction titles. Desktop computer and tablet users may access the site via browser or checkout content for offline use. The checkout function allows an unlimited number of simultaneous users.

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Business

ABI/INFORM Complete (ProQuest Central)
Provides information on company and market research: company profiles; annual, industry, market & commodity reports. Also includes current business & economic conditions, management techniques & corporate strategies.

Accounting, Tax & Business Collection (ProQuest Central)
Information on accounting policies and standards, state and national tax legislation, corporate and individual taxation, compensation and pension plans, and corporate financial management, as well as profiles of accounting firms, CPAs, and management consulting firms.

Asian & European Business Collection (ProQuest Central)
Covers Asian (Eastern Hemisphere) business and financial information from key international publications including Far Eastern Economic Review, Asiaweek, and many more.

Business Market Research Collection
A new database that was part of ABI/Inform and also includes Hoover's, Ox Research Country Reports and the Snapshots Series Industry Reports.

Canadian Business & Current Affairs Database (ProQuest Central)
A Canadian focus on current events, business, education, science and medicine, arts, law, academia, and lifestyles.

Entrepreneurship Database
Designed for entrepreneurs wanting quick access to the latest information on business topics, quick access to useful toolkits, and recommendations from experts in Editor's Picks.

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Career & Vocational

Career and Technical Education (ProQuest Central)
Research on accounting, auto mechanics, building trades, computing science, graphic design, healthcare, photography, sales and retail & more in the Vo-Tech curriculum for both students and instructors.

LearningExpress Academic Library Edition (EBSCO)
LearningExpress provides a comprehensive selection of interactive educational resources covering core colege-level math, computer, science and English skills. LearningExpress Academic also contains test preparation modules for ACT®, SAT®, GRE®, GMAT®, LSAT®, MCAT®, as well as ACCUPLACER, ASSET, CLEP, and high school equivalency degrees.

LearningExpress Academic also contains the Job & Career Accelerator module, which contains a wide variety of career preparation materials, including field-specific resources on an array of positions including Air Traffic Control, Allied Health and Social Work, Civil Service, Commercial Drivers, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Electrician and Plumbers, Law Enforcement, Military, Teaching, and many more.

LearningExpress High School Library Edition (EBSCO)
Provides a comprehensive selection of interactive educational resources covering college preparation, and high school level math, science, English, computer and social studies modules. The High School Library edition of LearningExpress also provides access to the Job & Career Acceletor module and includes additional materials to help students determine future careers.

LearningExpress Public Library Edition (EBSCO)
LearningExpress provides a comprehensive selection of educational resources—including interactive tutorials, practice exams, flashcards, articles and e-books—for basic skills mastery, academic success, job preparation, and career advancement.

Mango Languages
Provides language learning experiences with step by step lesson plans for 71 different languages. This database features ESL lessons for over 16 languages along with a text translator. *First time users must create a profile in order to use this resource.

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Education & Library Science

Education Database (ProQuest Central)
Access to over 1,090 top educational publications, including more than 800 titles in full text.

ERIC
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, ERIC provides extensive access to education-related literature, including coverage of journal articles, conferences, meetings, government documents, theses, dissertations, reports, audiovisual media, bibliographies, directories, books and monographs.

Library & Information Science Abstracts (LISA)
Contains abstracts from over 300 periodicals from around 40 countries and 20 languages, providing comprehensive bibliographic coverage of the scholarly literature related to library science.

Library Science Database (ProQuest Central)
Access to over 150 top publications in library and information science. Specifically designed to provide full-text support for core titles included in the Library & Information Science Abstracts database.

Research Companion
Developed to help students do more effective research and assist educators in teaching the information literacy core principles of finding, evaluating, and using information.

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Genealogy

African American Heritage
A groundbreaking digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research.

HeritageQuest Online
Combines digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records with the digitized version of the popular ProQuest Genealogy & Local History collection and other valuable content.

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General Research

eLibrary: Academic
General reference collection of periodical and digital media content specifically tailored for K-12 schools and libraries of all kinds, covering a variety of subjects including business, education, general interest, health, language arts, sciences, social sciences, and many other curriculum-specific subject areas.

eLibrary: Guided Research Interface
Provides access to eLibrary's periodical and digital media collection through a user interface specifically designed for student researchers.

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos
World Book's content, rich media, and interactive features in Spanish for young learners.

ProQuest Central
A cross-disciplinary research tool with 39 databases that can be searched together or individually.

Public Video Online (ProQuest)
Offers over 50,000 streaming videos on History, Science, Engineering, Health, Performing Arts, Religion, and films for research. Institutional access limited to school and public libraries.

Research Library (ProQuest Central)
A mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and other resources covering 150 subject areas: arts, business, education, engineering and technology, health and medical, history, law, literature and languages, multicultural themes, psychology, natural sciences, social sciences, & women's studies

SIRS Discoverer
General reference database for elementary and middle school learners, researchers, and educators covering curriculum areas and content sets such as reading, language arts, current events, science, social studies, history, health, and technology. SIRS Discoverer provides editorially-selected, indexed, and curated materials from over 2,100 newspapers, magazines, and websites offering guided research for young researchers.

SIRS Issues Researcher
Background and analysis on 350+ leading issues, providing pros and cons on social, scientific, health, historic, economic, political, and global issues.

World Book Advanced
A reference tool for 8th grade and up that includes an encyclopedia, multimedia, e-books, and primary source databases all fully integrated in a single search interface.

World Book Discover
Reference resource with content and tools specifically tailored for students reading below grade level because of language or learning difficulties.

World Book eBooks
A collection of 25 classic and 25 additional proprietary World Book non-fiction titles. Desktop computer and tablet users may access the site via browser or checkout content for offline use. The checkout function allows an unlimited number of simultaneous users.

World Book Kids
General reference tool for young students with easy-to-read articles, thousands of illustrations, videos, comparison tools, and a wealth of engaging games and activities, including an atlas, interactive maps, flags, and over 200 game and activities.

World Book Student
A research tool tailored for students in elementary & middle schools with over 40,000 encyclopedia and reference articles, 10,000 biographies, multimedia, videos, animations and student activities.

World Book Timelines
A resource for accessing or creating timelines for projects in the arts, literature, notable people, science & technology, world history, geography and more. Users can select a built timeline and make changes or create new timelines then images and videos.

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Health & Medicine

Family Health Database (ProQuest Central)
Includes journals and magazines covering an enormous range of health subjects, from sports injuries to women's health, from food and nutrition to midwifery, from eye care to dentistry.

Health and Medical Collection (ProQuest Central)
Provides reliable, comprehensive journal coverage of clinical and biomedical topics, consumer health, health administration and more.

Health Management Database (ProQuest Central)
Full-text access to journals covering all aspects of health administration, including hospitals, insurance, law, health economics, public health administration and more.

Medical Database
Provides access to over 1,400 essential publications in full text covering topics across all areas of the medical sciences. The content is diverse enough to support the needs of medical students, faculty, and clinicians.

MEDLINE
Abstracts of authoritative information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and more from the National Library of Medicine. For full text to materials abstracted in MEDLINE, access the Health and Medical Collection or Nursing & Allied Health databases.

Nursing & Allied Health Database (ProQuest Central)
Provides users with reliable healthcare information covering nursing, allied health, alternative and complementary medicine, and more. Suitable for researchers at healthcare facilities in addition to students of nursing and allied health programs at academic institutions.

Public Health Database (ProQuest Central)
Provides access to core literature in the field of public health, including new and periodical coverage. Includes access to full-text dissertations covering topics such as biostatistics, environmental health sciences, epidemiology, health services administration, international public health, maternal and child health, and occupational safety and health.

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History

History Study Center
Collection of primary and secondary sources on global history from ancient times to the present.

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International Resources

Australia & New Zealand Database (ProQuest Central)
Full-text, academic journals locally published in Australia and New Zealand. Subjects cover major areas of study: uding business, science, technology, medical, social sciences, political science, and humanities.

Continental Europe Database (ProQuest Central)
Provides access to full-text academic journals locally published in European countries such as France, Italy, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, and Portugal.

CultureGrams
Provides access to cultural reports, statistics, and primary source material for countries across the globe, including the United States and Canadian provinces. Includes unique information such as native recipes, interviews, photos and videos. Contains four modules: Kids, Provinces, States and World.

East Europe, Central Europe Database (ProQuest Central)
Full-text, academic journals locally published in the East and Central Europe region. Subjects cover major areas of study: uding business, science, technology, medical, social sciences, political science, and humanities.

East & South Asia Database (ProQuest Central)
Full-text, academic journals locally published in the East and South Asian countries. Subjects cover major areas of study: uding business, science, technology, medical, social sciences, political science, and humanities.

India Database (ProQuest Central)
Full-text, academic journals published locally in India. Subjects cover major areas of study: uding business, science, technology, medical, social sciences, political science, and humanities.

Latin America & Iberian Database (ProQuest Central)
Full-text, academic journals locally published in Latin American countries including: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela, Spain and Portugal. Subjects cover major areas of study: uding business, science, technology, medical, social sciences, political science, and humanities.

Middle East & Africa Database (ProQuest Central)
Full-text, academic journals published in a number of Middle Eastern and African countries. Subjects cover major areas of study: uding business, science, technology, medical, social sciences, political science, and humanities.

Turkey Database (ProQuest Central)
Full-text, academic journals locally published in Turkey. Subjects cover major areas of study: uding business, science, technology, medical, social sciences, political science, and humanities.

U.K. & Ireland Database (ProQuest Central)
Full-text, academic journals locally published in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. Subjects cover major areas of study: business, science, technology, engineering, social sciences, education, and humanities.

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K-12 Student Resources

CultureGrams
Provides access to cultural reports, statistics, and primary source material for countries across the globe, including the United States and Canadian provinces. Includes unique information such as native recipes, interviews, photos and videos. Contains four modules: Kids, Provinces, States and World.

Early World of Learning (World Book)
An online resource for preschoolers & children in early elementary that includes three interactive learning environments:

  1. Trek's Travels offers narrated stories, interactive games, and original videos that teach critical early childhood themes, including numbers, shapes, colors, opposites, and more.
  2. Welcome to Reading provides leveled readers to develop and strengthen phonics, vocabulary, phonemic awareness and comprehension skills. The Lexile Framework® for Reading ensures that early readers use text at their level.
  3. Know It offers a visually rich first encyclopedia that will captivate early learners with non-fiction topics of interest and importance to them.

eLibrary: Academic
General reference collection of periodical and digital media content specifically tailored for K-12 schools and libraries of all kinds, covering a variety of subjects including business, education, general interest, health, language arts, sciences, social sciences, and many other curriculum-specific subject areas.

eLibrary: Guided Research Interface
Provides access to eLibrary's periodical and digital media collection through a user interface specifically designed for student researchers.

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos
World Book's content, rich media, and interactive features in Spanish for young learners.

LearningExpress High School Library Edition (EBSCO)
Provides a comprehensive selection of interactive educational resources covering college preparation, and high school level math, science, English, computer and social studies modules. The High School Library edition of LearningExpress also provides access to the Job & Career Acceletor module and includes additional materials to help students determine future careers.

LearningExpress Public Library Edition (EBSCO)
LearningExpress provides a comprehensive selection of educational resources—including interactive tutorials, practice exams, flashcards, articles and e-books—for basic skills mastery, academic success, job preparation, and career advancement.

Research Companion
Developed to help students do more effective research and assist educators in teaching the information literacy core principles of finding, evaluating, and using information.

SIRS Discoverer
General reference database for elementary and middle school learners, researchers, and educators covering curriculum areas and content sets such as reading, language arts, current events, science, social studies, history, health, and technology. SIRS Discoverer provides editorially-selected, indexed, and curated materials from over 2,100 newspapers, magazines, and websites offering guided research for young researchers.

World Book Advanced
A reference tool for 8th grade and up that includes an encyclopedia, multimedia, e-books, and primary source databases all fully integrated in a single search interface.

World Book Discover
Reference resource with content and tools specifically tailored for students reading below grade level because of language or learning difficulties.

World Book eBooks
A collection of 25 classic and 25 additional proprietary World Book non-fiction titles. Desktop computer and tablet users may access the site via browser or checkout content for offline use. The checkout function allows an unlimited number of simultaneous users.

World Book Kids
General reference tool for young students with easy-to-read articles, thousands of illustrations, videos, comparison tools, and a wealth of engaging games and activities, including an atlas, interactive maps, flags, and over 200 game and activities.

World Book Student
A research tool tailored for students in elementary & middle schools with over 40,000 encyclopedia and reference articles, 10,000 biographies, multimedia, videos, animations and student activities.

World Book Timelines
A resource for accessing or creating timelines for projects in the arts, literature, notable people, science & technology, world history, geography and more. Users can select a built timeline and make changes or create new timelines then images and videos.

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Literature

Learning: Literature (ProQuest)
Students can find author biographies, contemporary criticism, reviews, and multimedia resources from medieval times to the present.

Literature Online (LION)
Primary and critical text database for literary research at all levels. The collection includes full text of more than 350,000 works of poetry, drama, and prose stretching back to the 8th century through the present day.

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News & Newspapers

Canadian Newsstream Complete (ProQuest Central)
Canadian newspaper coverage from Prince Edward Island to Yukon Territory.

Ethnic NewsWatch
Bilingual, English and Spanish, comprehensive full text database of newspapers, magazines and journals from ethnic, minority and native presses.

Global Breaking Newswires (ProQuest Central)
Provides timely access to the newswire content from around the globe.

International Newsstream (ProQuest Central)
Provides the most recent news content outside of the US and Canada. Collection includes African Newsstream, Asian Newsstream, Australia & New Zealand Newsstream, European Newsstream, Latin American Newsstream, Middle East Newstream.

U.S. Newsstream (ProQuest Central)
Provides the most recent premium U.S. news content, including archives as far back as the 1980s featuring newspapers, newswires, blogs, and news sites in active full-text format. For academic and public libraries, US Newsstream offers exclusive access to the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and co-exclusive access (with Factiva) to The Wall Street Journal. US Newsstream also offers one of the largest collections of local and regional newspapers, and is cross-searchable on the ProQuest platform

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Science & Technology

AGRICOLA
Literature citations for journal articles, monographs, proceedings, theses, patents, translations, audiovisual materials, computer software, and technical reports pertaining to all aspects of agriculture.(AGRICultural OnLine Access).

Agricultural & Environmental Science Database
Provides full-text titles from around the world, including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, and government publications. This database includes specialized, editorially-curated A&I resources covering such topics as the effects of pollution on people and animals and environmental action and policy responses.

Biology Database (ProQuest Central)
Wide range of research in biomedicine, biotechnology, zoology and ecology, and some aspects of agriculture and veterinary science.

Computing Database (ProQuest Central)
Full text research on subjects such as database design, software development, web commerce, LANs, WANs, Intranets, and the Internet.

Science Database (ProQuest Central)
Full text and images for the leading periodicals in science and technology, covering computers, engineering, physics, telecommunications, transportation and more.

STEM Database (ProQuest Central)
Composed of more than 500 full-text scholarly journals and popular science magazines covering research and instruction in earth, life, physical, medical and applied sciences; and technology, engineering, and math.

Telecommunications Database (ProQuest Central)
Full text of top telecommunications industry publications. Includes magazines, journals, and newsletters, including graphics and images.

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Social Sciences

Criminal Justice Database (ProQuest Central)
Comprehensive collection of U.S. and international criminal justice journals including information for professionals in law enforcement, corrections administration, drug enforcement, rehabilitation, family law, and industrial security.

CultureGrams
Provides access to cultural reports, statistics, and primary source material for countries across the globe, including the United States and Canadian provinces. Includes unique information such as native recipes, interviews, photos and videos. Contains four modules: Kids, Provinces, States and World.

Linguistics Database (ProQuest Central)
Comprised of index and full-text articles covering all linguistics subject areas, including the Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA) and Linguistics Database.

Military Database (ProQuest Central)
Full-text access to a comprehensive collection covering military subjects including defense, aeronautics and space flight, civil engineering, political science, and more.

Political Science Database (ProQuest Central)
Full-text of leading political science and international relations journals. Provides full-text coverage of many core titles from Worldwide Political Science Abstracts.

Pronunciator
Pronunciator provides both guided and self-directed instructions for 80 foreign languages, and ESL for 50 non-English languages. Includes a Course Designer for the creation and deployment of custom courses by educators.

Mango Languages
Provides language learning experiences with step by step lesson plans for 71 different languages. This database features ESL lessons for over 16 languages along with a text translator. *First time users must create a profile in order to use this resource.

Psychology Database (ProQuest Central)
Full-text coverage from top psychology publications; suitable for both students and mental-health care professionals.

Religion Database (ProQuest Central)
Comprehensive collection of journals covering religious issues and perspectives, including news and commentary on topics of general interest from the perspective of a particular religion, and formal theological studies.

Social Science Database (ProQuest Central)
Full-text access to journals and publications covering sociology, social work, anthropology, politics and related fields.

Sociology Database (ProQuest Central)
Full-text coverage of many core titles indexed in Sociological Abstracts and Social Services Abstracts (SASSA). Includes full-text doctoral dissertations on sociology.

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Video

Public Video Online (ProQuest)
Offers over 50,000 streaming videos on History, Science, Engineering, Health, Performing Arts, Religion, and films for research. Institutional access limited to school and public libraries.

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The Traveler Statewide Database project is made possible by a grant from U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Arkansas State Library under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act.

Databases by Title

A

ABI/INFORM Complete (ProQuest Central)
Provides information on company and market research: company profiles; annual, industry, market & commodity reports. Also includes current business & economic conditions, management techniques & corporate strategies.

Accounting, Tax & Business Collection (ProQuest Central)
Information on accounting policies and standards, state and national tax legislation, corporate and individual taxation, compensation and pension plans, and corporate financial management, as well as profiles of accounting firms, CPAs, and management consulting firms.

African American Heritage
A groundbreaking digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research.

AGRICOLA
Literature citations for journal articles, monographs, proceedings, theses, patents, translations, audiovisual materials, computer software, and technical reports pertaining to all aspects of agriculture.(AGRICultural OnLine Access).

Agricultural & Environmental Science Database
Provides full-text titles from around the world, including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, and government publications. This database includes specialized, editorially-curated A&I resources covering such topics as the effects of pollution on people and animals and environmental action and policy responses.

Art & Humanities Database (ProQuest Central)
Providing online access to 400 contemporary specialist art titles.

Asian & European Business Collection (ProQuest Central)
Covers Asian (Eastern Hemisphere) business and financial information from key international publications including Far Eastern Economic Review, Asiaweek, and many more.

Australia & New Zealand Database (ProQuest Central)
Full-text, academic journals locally published in Australia and New Zealand. Subjects cover major areas of study: uding business, science, technology, medical, social sciences, political science, and humanities.

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B-C-D

Biology Database (ProQuest Central)
Wide range of research in biomedicine, biotechnology, zoology and ecology, and some aspects of agriculture and veterinary science.

Business Market Research Collection
A new database that was part of ABI/Inform and also includes Hoover's, Ox Research Country Reports and the Snapshots Series Industry Reports.

Canadian Business & Current Affairs Database (ProQuest Central)
A Canadian focus on current events, business, education, science and medicine, arts, law, academia, and lifestyles.

Canadian Newsstream Complete (ProQuest Central)
Canadian newspaper coverage from Prince Edward Island to Yukon Territory.

Career and Technical Education (ProQuest Central)
Research on accounting, auto mechanics, building trades, computing science, graphic design, healthcare, photography, sales and retail & more in the Vo-Tech curriculum for both students and instructors.

Computing Database (ProQuest Central)
Full text research on subjects such as database design, software development, web commerce, LANs, WANs, Intranets, and the Internet.

Continental Europe Database (ProQuest Central)
Provides access to full-text academic journals locally published in European countries such as France, Italy, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, and Portugal.

Criminal Justice Database (ProQuest Central)
Comprehensive collection of U.S. and international criminal justice journals including information for professionals in law enforcement, corrections administration, drug enforcement, rehabilitation, family law, and industrial security.

CultureGrams
Provides access to cultural reports, statistics, and primary source material for countries across the globe, including the United States and Canadian provinces. Includes unique information such as native recipes, interviews, photos and videos. Contains four modules: Kids, Provinces, States and World.

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E-F-G

Early World of Learning (World Book)
An online resource for preschoolers & children in early elementary that includes three interactive learning environments:

  1. Trek's Travels offers narrated stories, interactive games, and original videos that teach critical early childhood themes, including numbers, shapes, colors, opposites, and more.
  2. Welcome to Reading provides leveled readers to develop and strengthen phonics, vocabulary, phonemic awareness and comprehension skills. The Lexile Framework® for Reading ensures that early readers use text at their level.
  3. Know It offers a visually rich first encyclopedia that will captivate early learners with non-fiction topics of interest and importance to them.

East Europe, Central Europe Database (ProQuest Central)
Full-text, academic journals locally published in the East and Central Europe region. Subjects cover major areas of study: uding business, science, technology, medical, social sciences, political science, and humanities.

East & South Asia Database (ProQuest Central)
Full-text, academic journals locally published in the East and South Asian countries. Subjects cover major areas of study: uding business, science, technology, medical, social sciences, political science, and humanities.

eBooks Central
Collection from ProQuest providing access to authoritative ebooks from the world's top publishers on a range of subjects: arts, business management, education, general knowledge, health & medicine, history & political science, law, literature & language, religion & philosophy, science & technology, and social science.

Education Database (ProQuest Central)
Access to over 1,090 top educational publications, including more than 800 titles in full text.

eLibrary: Academic
General reference collection of periodical and digital media content specifically tailored for K-12 schools and libraries of all kinds, covering a variety of subjects including business, education, general interest, health, language arts, sciences, social sciences, and many other curriculum-specific subject areas.

eLibrary: Guided Research Interface
Provides access to eLibrary's periodical and digital media collection through a user interface specifically designed for student researchers.

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos
World Book's content, rich media, and interactive features in Spanish for young learners.

Entrepreneurship Database
Designed for entrepreneurs wanting quick access to the latest information on business topics, quick access to useful toolkits, and recommendations from experts in Editor's Picks.

ERIC
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, ERIC provides extensive access to education-related literature, including coverage of journal articles, conferences, meetings, government documents, theses, dissertations, reports, audiovisual media, bibliographies, directories, books and monographs.

Ethnic NewsWatch
Bilingual, English and Spanish, comprehensive full text database of newspapers, magazines and journals from ethnic, minority and native presses.

Family Health Database (ProQuest Central)
Includes journals and magazines covering an enormous range of health subjects, from sports injuries to women's health, from food and nutrition to midwifery, from eye care to dentistry.

Global Breaking Newswires (ProQuest Central)
Provides timely access to the newswire content from around the globe.

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Health and Medical Collection (ProQuest Central)
Provides reliable, comprehensive journal coverage of clinical and biomedical topics, consumer health, health administration and more.

Health Management Database (ProQuest Central)
Full-text access to journals covering all aspects of health administration, including hospitals, insurance, law, health economics, public health administration and more.

HeritageQuest Online
Combines digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records with the digitized version of the popular ProQuest Genealogy & Local History collection and other valuable content.

History Study Center
Collection of primary and secondary sources on global history from ancient times to the present.

India Database (ProQuest Central)
Full-text, academic journals published locally in India. Subjects cover major areas of study: uding business, science, technology, medical, social sciences, political science, and humanities.

International Newsstream (ProQuest Central)
Provides the most recent news content outside of the US and Canada. Collection includes African Newsstream, Asian Newsstream, Australia & New Zealand Newsstream, European Newsstream, Latin American Newsstream, Middle East Newstream.

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Latin America & Iberian Database (ProQuest Central)
Full-text, academic journals locally published in Latin American countries including: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela, Spain and Portugal. Subjects cover major areas of study: uding business, science, technology, medical, social sciences, political science, and humanities.

Learning: Literature (ProQuest)
Students can find author biographies, contemporary criticism, reviews, and multimedia resources from medieval times to the present.

LearningExpress Academic Library Edition (EBSCO)
LearningExpress provides a comprehensive selection of interactive educational resources covering core colege-level math, computer, science and English skills. LearningExpress Academic also contains test preparation modules for ACT®, SAT®, GRE®, GMAT®, LSAT®, MCAT®, as well as ACCUPLACER, ASSET, CLEP, and high school equivalency degrees.

LearningExpress Academic also contains the Job & Career Accelerator module, which contains a wide variety of career preparation materials, including field-specific resources on an array of positions including Air Traffic Control, Allied Health and Social Work, Civil Service, Commercial Drivers, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Electrician and Plumbers, Law Enforcement, Military, Teaching, and many more.

LearningExpress High School Library Edition (EBSCO)
Provides a comprehensive selection of interactive educational resources covering college preparation, and high school level math, science, English, computer and social studies modules. The High School Library edition of LearningExpress also provides access to the Job & Career Acceletor module and includes additional materials to help students determine future careers.

LearningExpress Public Library Edition (EBSCO)
LearningExpress provides a comprehensive selection of educational resources—including interactive tutorials, practice exams, flashcards, articles and e-books—for basic skills mastery, academic success, job preparation, and career advancement.

Library & Information Science Abstracts (LISA)
Contains abstracts from over 300 periodicals from around 40 countries and 20 languages, providing comprehensive bibliographic coverage of the scholarly literature related to library science.

Library Science Database (ProQuest Central)
Access to over 150 top publications in library and information science. Specifically designed to provide full-text support for core titles included in the Library & Information Science Abstracts database.

Linguistics Database (ProQuest Central)
Comprised of index and full-text articles covering all linguistics subject areas, including the Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA) and Linguistics Database.

Literature Online (LION)
Primary and critical text database for literary research at all levels. The collection includes full text of more than 350,000 works of poetry, drama, and prose stretching back to the 8th century through the present day.

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Mango Languages
Provides language learning experiences with step by step lesson plans for 71 different languages. This database features ESL lessons for over 16 languages along with a text translator. *First time users must create a profile in order to use this resource.

Medical Database
Provides access to over 1,400 essential publications in full text covering topics across all areas of the medical sciences. The content is diverse enough to support the needs of medical students, faculty, and clinicians.

MEDLINE
Abstracts of authoritative information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and more from the National Library of Medicine. For full text to materials abstracted in MEDLINE, access the Health and Medical Collection or Nursing & Allied Health databases.

Middle East & Africa Database (ProQuest Central)
Full-text, academic journals published in a number of Middle Eastern and African countries. Subjects cover major areas of study: uding business, science, technology, medical, social sciences, political science, and humanities.

Military Database (ProQuest Central)
Full-text access to a comprehensive collection covering military subjects including defense, aeronautics and space flight, civil engineering, political science, and more.

Nursing & Allied Health Database (ProQuest Central)
Provides users with reliable healthcare information covering nursing, allied health, alternative and complementary medicine, and more. Suitable for researchers at healthcare facilities in addition to students of nursing and allied health programs at academic institutions.

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Political Science Database (ProQuest Central)
Full-text of leading political science and international relations journals. Provides full-text coverage of many core titles from Worldwide Political Science Abstracts.

ProQuest Central
A cross-disciplinary research tool with 39 databases that can be searched together or individually.

Psychology Database (ProQuest Central)
Full-text coverage from top psychology publications; suitable for both students and mental-health care professionals.

Public Health Database (ProQuest Central)
Provides access to core literature in the field of public health, including new and periodical coverage. Includes access to full-text dissertations covering topics such as biostatistics, environmental health sciences, epidemiology, health services administration, international public health, maternal and child health, and occupational safety and health.

Public Video Online (ProQuest)
Offers over 50,000 streaming videos on History, Science, Engineering, Health, Performing Arts, Religion, and films for research. Institutional access limited to school and public libraries.

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Religion Database (ProQuest Central)
Comprehensive collection of journals covering religious issues and perspectives, including news and commentary on topics of general interest from the perspective of a particular religion, and formal theological studies.

Research Companion
Developed to help students do more effective research and assist educators in teaching the information literacy core principles of finding, evaluating, and using information.

Research Library (ProQuest Central)
A mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and other resources covering 150 subject areas: arts, business, education, engineering and technology, health and medical, history, law, literature and languages, multicultural themes, psychology, natural sciences, social sciences, & women's studies

Science Database (ProQuest Central)
Full text and images for the leading periodicals in science and technology, covering computers, engineering, physics, telecommunications, transportation and more.

SIRS Discoverer
General reference database for elementary and middle school learners, researchers, and educators covering curriculum areas and content sets such as reading, language arts, current events, science, social studies, history, health, and technology. SIRS Discoverer provides editorially-selected, indexed, and curated materials from over 2,100 newspapers, magazines, and websites offering guided research for young researchers.

SIRS Issues Researcher
Background and analysis on 350+ leading issues, providing pros and cons on social, scientific, health, historic, economic, political, and global issues.

Social Science Database (ProQuest Central)
Full-text access to journals and publications covering sociology, social work, anthropology, politics and related fields.

Sociology Database (ProQuest Central)
Full-text coverage of many core titles indexed in Sociological Abstracts and Social Services Abstracts (SASSA). Includes full-text doctoral dissertations on sociology.

STEM Database (ProQuest Central)
Composed of more than 500 full-text scholarly journals and popular science magazines covering research and instruction in earth, life, physical, medical and applied sciences; and technology, engineering, and math.

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Telecommunications Database (ProQuest Central)
Full text of top telecommunications industry publications. Includes magazines, journals, and newsletters, including graphics and images.

Turkey Database (ProQuest Central)
Full-text, academic journals locally published in Turkey. Subjects cover major areas of study: uding business, science, technology, medical, social sciences, political science, and humanities.

U.K. & Ireland Database (ProQuest Central)
Full-text, academic journals locally published in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. Subjects cover major areas of study: business, science, technology, engineering, social sciences, education, and humanities.

U.S. Newsstream (ProQuest Central)
Provides the most recent premium U.S. news content, including archives as far back as the 1980s featuring newspapers, newswires, blogs, and news sites in active full-text format. For academic and public libraries, US Newsstream offers exclusive access to the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and co-exclusive access (with Factiva) to The Wall Street Journal. US Newsstream also offers one of the largest collections of local and regional newspapers, and is cross-searchable on the ProQuest platform

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World Book Advanced
A reference tool for 8th grade and up that includes an encyclopedia, multimedia, e-books, and primary source databases all fully integrated in a single search interface.

World Book Discover
Reference resource with content and tools specifically tailored for students reading below grade level because of language or learning difficulties.

World Book eBooks
A collection of 25 classic and 25 additional proprietary World Book non-fiction titles. Desktop computer and tablet users may access the site via browser or checkout content for offline use. The checkout function allows an unlimited number of simultaneous users.

World Book Kids
General reference tool for young students with easy-to-read articles, thousands of illustrations, videos, comparison tools, and a wealth of engaging games and activities, including an atlas, interactive maps, flags, and over 200 game and activities.

World Book Student
A research tool tailored for students in elementary & middle schools with over 40,000 encyclopedia and reference articles, 10,000 biographies, multimedia, videos, animations and student activities.

World Book Timelines
A resource for accessing or creating timelines for projects in the arts, literature, notable people, science & technology, world history, geography and more. Users can select a built timeline and make changes or create new timelines then images and videos.

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The Traveler Statewide Database project is made possible by a grant from U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Arkansas State Library under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act.

Access to Traveler

As of January 1, 2019, all Traveler resources are now delivered through through BiblioLabs' remote authentication service. Libraries and schools that provide institutional access to Traveler resources must use the new URLs provided by BiblioLabs for continued access.

Schools and libraries should also ensure their institutions' current IP addresses are registered within our system. Arkansas library institutions may to report IP changes using our online form. Contact Katie Walton at katie.walton@arkansas.gov for assistance.

The current subscription of databases is valid from August 1, 2018 through July 31, 2019. The package includes Mango Languages, ProQuest Central, WorldBook and a limited collection of ebooks from EBSCO, Gale and WorldBook.

Eligibility

Access to databases provided through the Traveler Program is available to Arkansas citizens residing within the state, and to academic, public and school libraries statewide. Arkansas libraries may register with the State Library to offer Traveler resources through their own institutional websites.

Traveler resources are available exclusively to Arkansas residents and libraries within state boundaries. If ineligible for Traveler, contact your local public library to learn about similar services and resources that are available in your area.

Traveler Database Access:

From your computer or mobile device:

From your local library:

Individual databases may be accessed from the title and subject lists.

Length of Database Subscriptions

The database subscriptions are active from August 1 through July 31 of each year. Resources are selected by the Network Advisory Committee. Its recommendations are submitted to The Arkansas State Library Board for approval in the February ASL Board meeting each year.

This schedule provides Arkansas libraries an opportunity to review their own resources subscriptions and use their budget to purchase complementary resources to the annual Traveler package. The subscriptions are paid with funds from Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

Program Background

The Traveler program provides free remote access for all Arkansas citizens to high-quality subscription databases from reputable publishers. The databases contain a variety of information sources: popular magazines, newspapers and periodicals; academic and professional journals, eBook collections, and general reference and discovery sources that are suitable for online and scholarly research. The resources selected support a variety of education and reading levels.

The Traveler project began in 1997 after the IMLS was formed and LSTA was transferred to it from federal Department of Education. LSTA funds have been used to provide Arkansas libraries with online resources that only a fraction of the libraries could afford otherwise. The program presents a significant costs savings across the state. Traveler spends approximately $750.00 per library, but each library would pay over $100,000 to duplicate the same resources and access.

For more information, contact:

This project is made possible by a grant from U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Arkansas State Library under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act.

Message From State Librarian Carolyn Ashcraft

2016 Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award Winners

The Day the Crayons Quit THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT, written by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers, is the Winner of the 2016 Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award. It was published by Penguin/Philomel in 2013.
The Very Inappropriate Word THE VERY INAPPROPRIATE WORD, written by Jim Tobin and illustrated by Dave Coverly, is the Diamond Honor Book for 2016.  It was published by Henry Holt in 2013.   

2016 Charlie May Simon Children’s Book Award Winners

Boy on the Porch Cover THE BOY ON THE PORCH by Sharon Creech is the Winner of the 2016 Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award.  It was published by HarperCollins/ Coulter in 2013.
Prisoner 88 Cover PRISONER 88 by Leah Pileggi is the Simon Honor Book for 2016. It was published by Charlesbridge in 2013.    

 

Newbery / Caldecott

Technology Planning

The E-Rate program no longer requires the completion and approval of a technology plan in order to apply for E-Rate discounts. 

The  Public Library Technology Plan template below may be filled out and submitted for approval should a library opt to complete a technology plan.  

Submitting the form:
Send a copy of the Technology Plan to amber.gregory@arkansas.gov as an e-mail attachment

Remember to include an attachment of your Acceptable Use Policy, Network Schematic, & Checklist with page numbers.

Each library is responsible for maintaining a copy of the technology plan.

Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA)

All libraries that receive E-Rate discounts for Internet Access, Internal Connections, Basic Maintenance of Internal Connections or Managed Internal Broadband Services must be compliant with the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA). Computers purchased with LSTA funds must also be CIPA compliant.  In Arkansas, a library that does not receive E-Rate or LSTA funds for computers is not required to filter.

To be CIPA compliant, a library must:

 Useful links:

Acronyms

Acronyms & Select Terms Used in E-Rate

Newcomers to E-rate, in particular, often become confused with all of the program's acronyms. We thought it might be useful to post a list of the key acronyms together with a brief description. Here are a few!

A-C    D-F    G-N    O-R    S-Z

BEAR Billed Entity Applicant Reimbursement form (FCC Form 472). The applicant form used to invoice USAC for E-rate discounts on a retroactive basis after the applicant has paid for the services in full.

BEN Billed Entity Number. An E-rate program identification number assigned to entities that are billed for E-rate eligible services. BENs are a subset of Entity Numbers which are assigned to all organizations and facilities participating in E-Rate.

BMIC Basic Maintenance of Internal Connections.  One of the four categories of eligible service.  Along with Internal Connections, BMIC is a Priority 2 service.  BMIC "ensures the necessary and continued operation of eligible internal connections at eligible locations." (USAC definition)

CIPA Children’s Internet Protection Act. A law requiring E-rate applicants to have an Internet Safety Policy and to filter Internet service. CIPA applies only to applicants applying for Internet Access, Internal Connections and Basic Maintenance of Internal Connections discounts.

COMAD Commitment Adjustment. A procedure initiated when a SLD funding error is uncovered as a result of additional information and/or review. If funding has already been disbursed, the COMAD procedure will lead to a request for repayment from either the applicant or service provider.

Competitive Bidding Process.  This process is initiated when an applicant files the Form 470/RFP to solicit bids from service providers for services.  The process must be fair and open. 

CSB Client Service Bureau. The SLD’s help line and data entry organization located in Lawrence, KS.  The CSB can be reached by calling 888-203-8100 or by using "Submit a Question" on the SLD website.

DRT Data Retrieval Tool.  This tool can be used to retrieve information on funding commitments, applicants, and disbursements.  Access this tool via SLD website. 

E-Rate.  The common name given to the Schools and Libraries Division (SLD) of the Universal Service Fund.  E-Rate provides discounts on eligible services to eligible schools and libraries.

ESL Eligible Services List.  A list of services and products that are eligible for E-Rate discounts.  The ESL is divided into four categories:  Telecommunications Services and Internet Access (P1), Internal Connections and Basic Maintenance of Internal Connections (P2).  A new ESL is approved each year by the FCC. 

FCC  Federal Communications Commission. The FCC has overall administrative authority for the Universal Service Fund, generally, and the E-rate program, specifically.

FCC RN  FCC Registration Number. An identification number assigned to any entity, including E-rate participants, doing business with the FCC.

FCDL Funding Commitment Decision Letter. A commitment letter sent to an applicant listing the funding decisions made on every request in the applicant’s Form 471 application. A separate version of the FCDL is also sent to the service provider to report funding decisions affecting that provider.

FRN Funding Request Number.  This number is assigned by USAC to each Form 471 Block 5 funding request. 

FY Funding Year.  Runs July 1st to the following June 30th.

HATS Helping Applicants to Succeed.  USAC outreach program for applicants and service providers to provide specialized training. 

LOA Letter of Agency.  This form authorizes a consortium leader or consultant to act on behalf of the applicant. 

NIF Non-Instructional Facility. A facility owned or controlled by an E-rate applicant that is not officially recognized as a school or library (e.g., administrative office, bus garage, etc.).

NSLP National School Lunch Program. The free and reduced-priced lunch program that provides the primary indication of school poverty levels upon which an applicant’s discount rate is determined.

P1 Priority One Services.  These services are given first priority in funding and include Telecommunications Services and Internet Access.

P2 Priority Two Services.  These services are funded after P1 services, starting with the highest discount levels.  Services include Internal Connections and Basic Maintenance of Internal Connections. 

PIA Program Integrity Assurance. The SLD’s application review process completed before funding commitments are decided.

PIN Personal Identification Number.  This is a code assigned to each unique E-Rate applicant in order to submit and certify forms online. 

RAL Receipt Acknowledgement Letter. A RAL is sent to the applicant to acknowledge the successful filing of a Form 471 application and to permit the applicant to make limited corrections to the application before review. A separate version of the RAL is also sent to the associated service providers to report funding requests affecting those providers.

RFP Request For Proposal.  The RFP provides an invitation to bid and provides additional information to potential bidders on the services being requested. 

RNL Receipt Notification Letter. RNLs are sent to the applicant when the SLD has accepted and successfully processed a Form 470. Other notification letters are sent in connection with processed appeals, BEARs, Form 486s, and Form 500s.

SLD Schools and Libraries Division. The division of USAC responsible for the operating administration of the E-rate program.

SPAC Service Provider Annual Certification form (FCC Form 473). An E-rate vendor is required to file a general certification form for each funding year. USAC will not pay any invoice (BEAR or SPI) for any funding year for which a SPAC has not been filed.

SPI Service Provider Invoice form (FCC Form 474). The service provider form used to invoice USAC for E-rate discounts provided directly to applicants.

SPIN Service Provider Identification Number. A unique identification number assigned to each service provider for E-rate purposes.

USAC Universal Service Administrative Company. A private not-for-profit company established by the FCC for the administration of the Universal Service Fund. The SLD is one division of USAC.

USF Universal Service Fund.  This fund allows Americans access to affordable telephone service and provides funding for discounts to schools and libraries, high cost areas, low income areas and rural healthcare facilities. 

Depository Guidelines for State Agencies

Arkansas Documents

Library ILL Form

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State Employee ILL Form

State Employee ILL Form 

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Warning Concerning Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproduction of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction.

One of these specific conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use", that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

Periodical Articles Guidelines developed by the National Commission on New Technological Uses of Copyrighted Works (CONTU) specify that, during one calendar year, no more than five copies may be received from any one work whose publication date is within five years of the date of the patron's request.

Sections of Books Chapters or sections of books may be copied if the library does not receive more than five requests for copies from the same work from any individual library, during a calendar year.

Entire Works Libraries may copy an entire work if the library determines that another copy is not available or cannot be obtained at a fair price "Fair price" is not precisely defined. The copy of the work becomes the property of the user for private study, scholarship, or research only.

Retention of Request Forms CONTU Guidelines require libraries to retain the current calendar year's records of filled requests for copies or reproductions, plus the records of filled requests for the previous three calendar years. This requirement only applies to requests for copies or reproductions and not to loan requests.

Electronic Resource Licensing and Interlibrary Loan

Increasingly, copies are provided from electronic resources. Because many of these electronic products are licensed and not owned by the library, uses for interlibrary loan activity may be prohibited by the license agreement.

Grants Information

This office oversees the daily administration of the Grants to States program, assists with program development for the utilization of federal library aid and other grant funds, and provides the analysis and reports of data to meet federal library program administration needs. 

Depository Program Benefits for State Agencies

Arkansas Code Tit. 13, Ch. 2, Subch. 2 designates the Arkansas State Library as the official State Documents Depository for state and local documents, and as the State and Local Government Publications Clearinghouse, which distributes copies of state documents to libraries across the state.

The State Documents Depository provides a central, permanent collection of print and digital state documents accessible by state government and the public at the Arkansas State Library. Local access to these materials is ensured through the State and Local Government Publications Clearinghouse, a related program which distributes copies of state documents received by the State Library to a statewide network of designated state depository libraries.

When state agencies submit materials to the State Documents Depository, the Arkansas State Library is able to:

Agency documents, in both print and digital format, are the essential element needed for the Arkansas State Library to accomplish its mandate. Agency heads may designate liaisons to serve as a contact between their agency and the State Publications Depository program to ensure that their agency's publications are included within the collection.

The official State Documents Depository accepts both current and historical state publications from agencies.

Documents Submission Guidelines

A.C.A § 13-2-212 requires Arkansas state agencies, boards and commissions, state supported colleges and universities, to deposit copies of their documents with the official State Documents Depository at the Arkansas State Library.

The State Documents Depository accepts both current and historical state documents. Agencies must send documents to the Arkansas State Library (ASL) at the release of the first printing, or when published to an agency's website.

The number of copies indicated in the guides only applies when materials are published and distributed exclusively in print format:

Number of Copies Required

The number of copies required by the Arkansas State Library depends primarily on the format in which a publication is published and distributed.

Submissions

All digital files may be submitted via email to aslib-govdocs@arkansas.gov or through Dropbox: State Docs.

Print copies may be deposited at ASL in the manner most convenient to your agency. If available, delivery to the library via the State Courier Service is recommended for tangible materials. Send shipments to:

Federal Depository Libraries in Arkansas

The Arkansas State Library serves as the Regional Federal Depository Library for the state of Arkansas. The following libraries are federal selective depository libraries located within the state.

  • Magale Library
  • Southern Arkansas University
  • 100 East University
  • Magnolia, AR 71754
  • 870-235-4170
  • Mullins Library
  • University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
  • 365 N. McIlroy Avenue
  • Fayetteville, AR 72701-4002
  • 479-575-6645 / Toll-Free: 866-818-8115
  • Ottenheimer Library
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock
  • 2801 South University Avenue
  • Little Rock, AR 72204
  • 501-569-3120
  • Taylor Library
  • University of Arkansas at Monticello
  • 514 University Drive
  • Monticello, AR 71656-1080
  • 870-460-1880
  • Torreyson Library
  • University of Central Arkansas
  • 201 Donaghey Avenue
  • Conway, AR 72035-0001
  • 501-450-5214
  • Young Law Library
  • University of Arkansas Leflar Law Center
  • 1045 W. Maple Street
  • Fayetteville, AR 72701-1201
  • 479-575-8427
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Depository Shipping Lists

The most recent edition of the Shipping List, and links to past issues are accessible from the digital repository. 

Items contained in the shipping lists denote Arkansas Documents and Arkansas Rules & Regulations received by the Arkansas State Library (ASL), and designated for shipment to full and selective state depository libraries. Shipments to state depository libraries are made bimonthly.

Shipping lists contain the title, ASL call number, OCLC number, as well as the record link to the Arkansas Documents Digital Collections for new digital publications. Any change to the status of an existing item, such as the repeal of a rule or regulation, or a cataloging correction, is indicated in the Notes area.

About the State Documents Depository Program

The Arkansas State Documents Depository and The State and Local Government Publications Clearinghouse programs are mandated by A.C.A §§ 13-2-210 – 13-2-214, enacted by Act 489 of 1979.

The State Documents Depository maintains a central, permanent, and publicly accessible collection of state documents and publications housed at the Arkansas State Library. The State and Local Government Publications Clearinghouse program provides access to these publications on a local level by distributing copies of the documents to a statewide network of designated state depository libraries.

The depository program provides:

  1. Maintenance and retention of state documents in a permanent, central collection
  2. Availability of state documents at local community levels through the distribution of documents to designated state depository libraries
  3. Preparation of bibliographic records to provide access to the collection
  4. Reference services for state government and the public to assist in accessing state government information

State Documents Resources

Information for State Agencies

For more information, contact:

State Depository Libraries in Arkansas

The Arkansas State Library (ASL) serves as the State Publications' Depository & Clearinghouse. ASL maintains all deposited documents, rules, and regulations in a central, permanent collection. The libraries listed below serve as selective or full state depositories.

indicates that a library is a full depository.

  • Magale Library
  • Southern Arkansas University
  • 100 East University
  • Magnolia, AR 71754
  • 870-235-4170
  • Mullins Library
  • University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
  • 365 N. McIlroy Avenue
  • Fayetteville, AR 72701-4002
  • 479-575-6645 / Toll-Free: 866-818-8115
  • Taylor Library
  • University of Arkansas at Monticello
  • 514 University Drive
  • Monticello, AR 71656-1080
  • 870-460-1880
  • Torreyson Library
  • University of Central Arkansas
  • 201 Donaghey Avenue
  • Conway, AR 72035-0001
  • 501-450-5214
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Policies

ILL Policies

The conditions for Interlibrary Loan service at ASL are set by the following:

  • AMIGOS Resource Sharing Agreement
  • Arkansas Interlibrary Loan Code
  • Individual regulations of the lending libraries
  • Interlibrary Loan Code for the United States
  • International Lending and Document Delivery: Principles and Guidelines for Procedure
  • United States Copyright Guidelines (CCG) and Copyright Law (CCL)regarding library reproduction of copyrighted works (17 USC 108)

Borrower Eligibility

The Arkansas State Library accepts ILL requests from public, college, university, and special libraries, as well as requests for work-related materials for full-time permanent Arkansas state employees.

Libraries

Requests are accepted via OCLC, ALA forms, telephone, mail, fax, ARIEL, or online.

Arkansas State Employees

Full-time permanent state employees may request materials through ILL. State employees' requests must be directly related to their state jobs, and not to personal research, academic classwork, or extracurricular activities.

Original materials will not be sent through mail or courier to state employees, but must be picked up in person. Photocopies will be sent via mail, fax, or email. Photocopied materials may not exceed 50 pages in length.

General Public & Schools

Individuals, school librarians, or students may go through the ILL department of the library of their choice to request materials from the State Library.

Loan Periods

The Arkansas State Library will lend:

  • General circulating materials for 4 weeks, with renewals for 2 weeks. Renewal requests must be made before the item's due date.
  • Government Documents for 2 to 4 weeks with prior approval of ASL Reference staff. Microfiche documents are not loaned, but paper or fiche copies may be made.
  • Arkansas Documents and Arkansas Collection materials for 2 to 4 weeks, but only if more than one copy of the item is on the shelf. According to Arkansas law, Copy 1 of items in these collections must stay on the shelf.
  • Audio and Video tapes for 2 to 4 weeks

Non-Circulation Materials

Although newspapers are are non-circulating, photocopies of specific articles up to 50 pages in length may be requested. Newspapers are retained for three months, with the exception of the Arkansas Gazette, which is maintained on microfilm from 1871 through 1991.The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette is retained from 1991 to present.

United States Patent copies will be provided if the patent number is known. For information regarding patent-searching, contact the Reference Department.

Fines & Overdues

The Arkansas State Library does not charge for lending materials, making photocopies, or the cost of postage. All photocopied materials are limited to no more than 50 pages.

If the borrowing patron/library loses an item, ILL will send an invoice for the current price of replacing the lost material. If the item is out-of-print, the invoice price will be determined by Collection Development.

Overdue notices for items loaned through ILL are sent 2 weeks after items are due. If the borrower has not responded after the second notice, an invoice for the material will be sent.

The Arkansas State Library does not charge overdue fines, but a patron or library may lose borrowing privileges due to repeated late returns or loss of materials.

Forms

The Arkansas State Library accepts ILL requests from public, college, university, and special libraries, as well as requests for work-related materials for Arkansas state employees.

Requests may be made in person, over the phone (501) 682-2866, or with our online forms. 

Resources

The Funding Year 2020 (July 1, 2020- June 30, 2021) application filing window will opened January 15, 2020 and will close on April 29, 2020 at 10:59 pm Central Daylight Time.  For assistance, e-mail amber.gregory@arkansas.gov

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Timeline & Forms

The USAC website contains a deadline calculator tool to assist applicants in meeting key deadlines, Schools and Libraries Program Deadlines.

Universal Service Administrative Company Required Forms can be found on the USAC site.

Training/Presentations

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900 W. Capitol, Suite 100
Little Rock, AR 72201
501-682-2053
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