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Full Database List

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

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

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All Decatur Public Library Databases

  • A to Z Databases
    This great database allows you to search jobs, get mailing lists, find sales leads, perform market research, and much more!
  • A to Z Maps Online
    Find thousands of modern and antique world, continent, country, and state maps.
  • A to Z The USA
    Provides facts, flags, maps, history, climate, symbols, crossword puzzles, and historic photos about all 50 states and five U.S. territories.
  • A to Z World Culture
    Comprehensive collection of 175 countries' cultures covering everything from greetings and superstitions to flags and religion.
  • A to Z Food America
    Explore America's regional food culture and recipes, as well as state specialties and ethnic cuisine. It's a movable feast in a digital cookbook.
  • A to Z World Food
    This database contains food culture, including etiquette and trivia, and traditional recipes from 174 countries.
  • A to Z World Travel
    Contains beautifully illustrated, up-to-date country and city travel guides covering travel essentials, activities, cultures, maps, and more for 175 countries and 202 cities.
  • America's Newspapers
    Search current and archived coverage of issues, events, people, government, real estate, and sports from over 2,000 U.S. newspapers.
  • Ancestry Library Edition (Library Access Only)
    Stop in to the library and search more than 2 billion names, images, records, passenger lists, military records, immigration records, and much more.
  • Birth Records
    Search birth records from the Herald & Review by father or mother's first or last names.
  • Fold3
    Get access to military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served and combine records found on Fold3 with what you have to create an online memorial for someone who served.
  • Gale Academic OneFile
    Updated daily, Academic OneFile includes peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world’s leading journals and reference sources covering a wide variety of subjects.
  • Gale Biography in Context
    Learn about lives and perspectives of the world’s most influential people by searching this user-friendly portal for multimedia and periodical resources.
  • Gale Business Insights: Essentials
    Easily find information on companies, industries, and more in the context of timely news, statistical data, and in-depth reports.
  • Gale Books & Authors
    Explore over 140,000 titles, 50,000 authors, librarian’s favorites lists, and the What Do I Read Next? collection to find your next book!
  • Gale Business Collection
    Analyze company performance and activity, industry events and trends as well as the latest in management, economics and politics.
  • Gale General OneFile
    A one-stop source for millions of news and periodical articles, many with pictures, covering a wide range of topics.
  • Gale Health & Wellness Resource Center
    This great resource includes nearly 400 health/medical journals, hundreds of pamphlets, over 700 health-related videos, and 2,200 general interest articles.
  • Gale Health Reference Center Academic
    Get access to nursing and allied health journals and a wide variety of personal health information sources.
  • Gale InfoTrac Newsstand
    Search a collection of more than 1,000 newspapers, and select your own screen appearance, search options, and results format.
  • Gale Legal Forms
    Offers an attorney directory, legal dictionary, and a wide selection of legal forms for real estate, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, and more.
  • Gale Literature Resource Center
    Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods around the world.
  • Gale Nursing and Allied Health Collection
    Valuable to both professionals and students, all aspects nursing, from direct patient care to health care administration, are covered in this collection.
  • Gale PowerSearch
    Search several Gale databases at once.
  • Gale Something About the Author Online
    Provides illustrated biographical profiles of approximately 75 children’s authors and artists.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    With electronic reference books, researchers can instantly access thousands of eBooks on virtually any subject.
  • Herald & Review
    Find articles on local news, issues, events, people, and much more from current and archived issues of the Herald & Review.
  • Heritage Quest Online
    Provides searchable records for the U.S. Federal Census, PERSI genealogical and local history periodicals, Revolutionary War Pension records, 25,000+ family and local history books, and more.
  • Heritage Quest Online (Library Access Only)
    Anyone within the Decatur Public Library can search records, periodicals, family and local history books, and more to learn more to explore heritage.
  • Local History Collection
    With thousands of searchable items available, it is easier than ever to find old photos of friends and family.
  • Novelist (Home Access)
    For fiction reading suggestions, NoveList provides reviews, annotations, book discussions, articles and much more for over 120,000 fiction titles.
  • Novelist (Library Access Only)
    Anyone within the Decatur Public Library can get fiction reading suggestions, reviews, annotations, book discussions, articles and much more.
  • Obituary Records
    Find local obituaries from 1878 to the present from area newspaper sources.
  • OCLC First Search
    Find out-of-system books, journals, periodicals, government documents, conference proceedings, and more from libraries worldwide.
  • NewspaperARCHIVE Library Edition
    Provides searchable access to over 6,000 newspapers throughout North America, the UK, and other select countries worldwide dating back to the 17th century.
  • World Book, Inc.
    This digital encyclopedia is contains reliable, interactive, age-appropriate educational materials for children and adult to ignite and inspire a lifelong love of learning.
  • Yearbooks
    Find digital versions of local yearbooks up to 1977.

Helpful Resources

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

Research Database Tutorials

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

Check them out now!  →