City Library Databases


The City Library is pleased to provide access to dozens of databases for our patrons at all City Library locations. In addition, if you have a City Library card and internet access, you can access many of these database resources from your home.

Get started by exploring the following highlighted databases, or browse all library databases by clicking on a topic below. You can search for databases by name in alphabetical order at the bottom of the page, or perform a keyword search of our resources by clicking here.



Automobile Repair


Auto Repair Reference Center
Contains information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles, with repair information for many vintage makes of cars and trucks starting as far back as 1954.

Mitchell1
A repair, estimating, and service information reference resource providing detailed coverage back to cars and motor vehicles from 1974. Only available from library locations.


Books & Reading


3M Cloud Library: eBooks
Read an eBook on your tablet, smartphone, Amazon Kindle Fire, home computer, or virtually any other device with 3M Cloud Library. Includes popular fiction, nonfiction, children's books, young adult novels, and much more.

Books and Authors
Search for great literature and fiction by genre, character, subject, location, and time period.

NoveList Plus & NoveList K-8 Plus
NoveList Plus & NoveList K-8 Plus are reading recommendations databases. They are a comprehensive source of information about books that includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more. NoveList has reading recommendations for both fiction and nonfiction, for all ages. NoveList's expertise in books and reading means that you'll always get the best help for finding just the right books.

OneClickDigital: eBooks & eAudiobooks
Download adult, young adult and kids' audiobooks from Recorded Books with your City Library card. The downloadable audiobooks are in popular electronic formats that work with hundreds of devices.

Overdrive: eBooks & eAudiobooks
Offers free checkout of digital ebooks and downloadable audiobooks that are compatible with iPod, iPhone, iPad, Android, Amazon Kindle, Sony Reader, and thousands of other mobile devices. Formats include EPUB, PDF, MP3, and WMA formats.

TumbleBook Library: Children's eBooks
A collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books), TumblePuzzles, TumbleQuizzes and TumbleResources for Teachers. TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books which have been licensed from children's book publishers and converted to the TumbleBook format.

Zinio Digital Magazines
Full digital copies of your favorite magazines! View magazines on both your computer or mobile device. Unlimited access to the entire collection.


Business & Investing


Morningstar
A database of stock and mutual fund ratings and analyses that allows the investor to research thousands of investment possibilities.

Pioneer Business & Finance Portal
Use EBSCO Host to search for articles and government business information in Business Source Premier, Academic Research Premier, Regional Business News. You can also access Utah Government Publications.

ReferenceUSA
The premier source of business information for reference & research, with detailed information on more than 25 million U.S. businesses. Used by entrepreneurs, businesses, students, job-seekers, or anyone wanting access to information on businesses. Other modules of interest include: OneSource an international business module, U.S. Consumers/Lifestyles a marketing/demographics module, and the telephone Whites Pages for U.S. and Canada.

Salt Lake City New Business License List
Each month the Salt Lake City Business License office generates a list of all businesses that applied for a business license during the previous month.

Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage
Provides access to some of their most popular business and investing research products including Industry Surveys, Stock Reports, Mutual Fund Reports, Bond Reports, Corporation Records, The Register of Corporations, Directors and Executives, and The Outlook.

Value Line Research Center
Includes access to Value Line's leading publications covering stocks, mutual funds, options and convertible securities, as well as special situation stocks.


Digital Books


3M Cloud Library: eBooks
Read an eBook on your tablet, smartphone, Amazon Kindle Fire, home computer, or virtually any other device with 3M Cloud Library. Includes popular fiction, nonfiction, children's books, young adult novels, and much more.

OneClickDigital: eBooks & eAudiobooks
Download adult, young adult, and kids' eBooks and audiobooks from Recorded Books with your City Library card. The downloadable audiobooks are in popular electronic formats that work with hundreds of devices.

Overdrive: eBooks & eAudiobooks
Offers free checkout of digital ebooks and downloadable audiobooks that are compatible with iPod, iPhone, iPad, Android, Amazon Kindle, Sony Reader, and thousands of other mobile devices. Formats include EPUB, PDF, MP3, and WMA formats.

TumbleBook Library: Children's eBooks
A collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books), TumblePuzzles, TumbleQuizzes and TumbleResources for Teachers. TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books which have been licensed from children's book publishers and converted to the TumbleBook format.


Foundations & Grants

The City Library's Grantseeking webpage compiles detailed information regarding all the resources available to nonprofits at the Library, including access to the Foundation Center databases listed below.

Foundation Directory Online
Provides subscribers with access to an unprecedented wealth of timely, comprehensive information on grantmakers and their grants. Available only at the Main Library and the Sprague Branch.

Foundation Grants to Individuals
Research tool that focuses on foundations that provide financial support for individual grantseekers. Available in all City Library locations.

Foundation Maps
The Foundation Center's premier data visualization tool and the easiest way to see who is funding what and where around the world. Available only at the Main Library.

Foundation Center Website
Can be used to search by name for more than 70,000 private and community foundations and grants.

GrantSpace
A service of the Foundation Center, offers information and resources that are specifically designed to meet the needs of grantseekers and nonprofits.

Genealogy


HeritageQuest Online
A genealogy reference resource that contains census data, family records, local histories and documentary collections.


Health & Medicine


Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health
Provides detailed information on mental disorders and conditions. Also features entries for prescription, alternative and over-the-counter drugs, as well as the various therapies used to treat mental disorders.

Pioneer Health & Medical Portal
Use EBSCO Host to access information using from a variety of medical databases including: Health Source, Alt HealthWatch, Biomedical Reference Collection - Basic Edition, GreenFILE, and MedicLatina - medical resources in Spanish. You can also access the Utah Public Health Library.

Medline Plus
A database of good health and medicine information from the world's largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine.


Jobs & Careers


LearningExpress Job & Career Accelerator
A comprehensive and easy-to-use job search application.

ReferenceUSA
The premier source of business information for reference & research, with detailed information on more than 25 million U.S. businesses. Used by entrepreneurs, businesses, students, job-seekers, or anyone wanting access to information on businesses. Other modules of interest include: OneSource an international business module, U.S. Consumers/Lifestyles a marketing/demographics module, and the telephone Whites Pages for U.S. and Canada.

Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage Industry Surveys
Read industry surveys and job outlooks for different sectors of the economy. The surveys outline the current state and future outlook for each particular business sector.


Language Learning


Pronunciator
Pronunciator is a fun and easy way to learn any of 80 languages as well as study English (ESL). The language learning program features speech recognition, scored quizzes, a virtual coach, downloadable MP3s, virtual conversations, and a free app for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch to take your education on the go.

MUZZY
Available in eight languages (English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, and Russian), MUZZY is a captivating and entertaining way for kids to learn another language.

Mango Languages
Mango Languages uses a unique teaching method that quickly engages you in real conversations between two native speakers.


Magazines & Newspapers


Chronicling America: A Historic American Newspaper Database
Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1836–1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690–present.

Consumer Reports Online
ConsumerReports.org provides ratings and reviews, recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services, including cars, appliances, electronics and more.

EBSCOhost
Powerful database tools that index millions of full-text articles across all subject areas.

The New York Times
Stay connected to the nation and the world with news and expert opinion from news bureaus around the globe, and enjoy interactive content, multimedia, and photography that bring the news to life. Browse full issues from our robust archives, and see all articles, photos and ads as they originally appeared in print. NOTE: Patrons must create a user account and be logged in on NYTimes.com in order to utilize the Library's unlimited license.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times
Fully reproduced, cover-to-cover, in full-page digital images-from news stories and editorials to graphics and advertisements covering 1851-2010.

ProQuest Newsstand
An online newspaper resource with access to 600 international, national, and regional newspapers. Full text is available for 300 newspapers, including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and the Deseret News and Salt Lake Tribune.

Utah Digital Newspapers
Holds over 1,000,000 pages of historic Utah newspapers, with a collection that grows monthly.

Utah Newsearch
Utah Newsearch is a digital newspaper service of the Utah Press Association. It provides public access to all of Utah's newspapers. Each newspaper is a fully-searchable PDF that you can print or download. Search all of Utah's newspapers by keyword or filter by newspaper, city, county, or zip code. Current issues are embargoed for two weeks.

Zinio Digital Magazines
Full digital copies of your favorite magazines! View magazines on both your computer or mobile device. Unlimited access to the entire collection.

Music Downloadables


Freegal
Offers thousands of recordings by your favorite artists in Sony Music's catalog. Log in to Freegal with your library card number to begin downloading. Current limits are set at five free music downloads per week.


Online Learning


Lynda.com
Lynda.com provides an extensive library of training videos on practically any software program imaginable, including business productivity programs like Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), professional design software such as Adobe's Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, etc.), audio and video production, mobile platforms (iOS, Andriod, etc.) and so much more. The City Library's lynda.com membership offers patrons unlimited access to a library of over 100,000 high-quality, current, and engaging video tutorials as part of over 2,000 courses taught by recognized industry experts.


Research & Homework Help


Digital Sanborn Maps 1867-1970
Provides digital access to large-scale maps of all the available towns and cities in Utah from 1867-1970.

EBSCOhost
Powerful database tools that index millions of full-text articles across all subject areas.

Facts On File World News Digest
Includes the complete archive of this publication of record back to 1940 and is updated every week.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
A database of encyclopedias, digital books, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

Oxford English Dictionary
A reference guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past, illustrating their usage through 2.5 million quotations.

Pioneer
Offers a portal to many different research tools and databases. Topics include genealogy, newspapers and magazines, health and medicine, business and finance, auto repair, jobs and careers, homework help and kids, and more.

World Book Online
Authoritative content designed for diverse ages, reading levels, and learning styles. Includes World Book Online for Kids, World Book Online Info Finder, World Book Online Reference Center, World Book Discover, World Book Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos, and World Book Early World of Learning. Great for homework help and general reference research.


Streaming Films


IndieFlix
This streaming movie service provides unlimited access to award-winning shorts, feature films, and documentaries. With thousands of films to choose from across more than 50 countries, IndieFlix offers a viewing experience you can't get anywhere else.


Test Prep & Skill Building


LearningExpress Library
Provides a completely interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial courses designed to help patrons, teen students, and adult learners alike succeed on required academic or professional exams.

Databases A - F


3M Cloud Library: eBooks
Read an eBook on your tablet, smartphone, Amazon Kindle Fire, home computer, or virtually any other device with 3M Cloud Library. Includes popular fiction, nonfiction, children's books, young adult novels, and much more.

Auto Repair Reference Center
Contains information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles, with repair information for many vintage makes of cars and trucks starting as far back as 1954.

Books and Authors
Search for great literature and fiction by genre, character, subject, location, and time period.

Consumer Reports Online
ConsumerReports.org provides ratings and reviews, recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services, including cars, appliances, electronics and more.

Digital Sanborn Maps 1867-1970
Provides digital access to large-scale maps of all the available towns and cities in Utah from 1867-1970.

EBSCOhost
Powerful database tools that index millions of full-text articles across all subject areas.

Facts On File World News Digest
Includes the complete archive of this publication of record back to 1940 and is updated every week.

Foundation Directory Online
Provides subscribers with access to an unprecedented wealth of timely, comprehensive information on grantmakers and their grants. Available only at the Main Library and the Sprague Branch.

Foundation Center Website
Can be used to search by name for more than 70,000 private and community foundations and grants.

Foundation Grants to Individuals
Research tool that focuses on foundations that provide financial support for individual grantseekers. Available in all City Library locations.

Foundation Maps
The Foundation Center's premier data visualization tool and the easiest way to see who is funding what and where around the world. Available only at the Main Library.

Freegal
Offers thousands of recordings by your favorite artists in Sony Music's catalog. Log in to Freegal with your library card number to begin downloading. Current limits are set at five free music downloads per week.

Databases G - M


Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health
Provides detailed information on mental disorders and conditions. Also features entries for prescription, alternative and over-the-counter drugs, as well as the various therapies used to treat mental disorders.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
A database of encyclopedias, digital books, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

GrantSpace
A service of the Foundation Center, offers information and resources that are specifically designed to meet the needs of grantseekers and nonprofits.

HeritageQuest Online
A genealogy reference resource that contains census data, family records, local histories and documentary collections.

IndieFlix
This streaming movie service provides unlimited access to award-winning shorts, feature films, and documentaries. With thousands of films to choose from across more than 50 countries, IndieFlix offers a viewing experience you can't get anywhere else.

LearningExpress Job & Career Accelerator
A comprehensive and easy-to-use job search application.

LearningExpress Library
Provides a completely interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial courses designed to help patrons, teen students, and adult learners alike succeed on required academic or professional exams.

Lynda.com
Lynda.com provides an extensive library of training videos on practically any software program imaginable, including business productivity programs like Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), professional design software such as Adobe's Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, etc.), audio and video production, mobile platforms (iOS, Andriod, etc.) and so much more. The City Library's lynda.com membership offers patrons unlimited access to a library of over 100,000 high-quality, current, and engaging video tutorials as part of over 2,000 courses taught by recognized industry experts.

Mango Languages
Mango Languages uses a unique teaching method that quickly engages you in real conversations between two native speakers.

Medline Plus
A database of good health and medicine information from the world's largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine.

Mitchell1
A repair, estimating, and service information reference resource providing detailed coverage back to cars and motor vehicles from 1974. Only available from library locations.

Morningstar
A database of stock and mutual fund ratings and analyses that allows the investor to research thousands of investment possibilities.

MUZZY
Available in eight languages (English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, and Russian), MUZZY is a captivating and entertaining way for kids to learn another language.

Databases N - Z


The New York Times
Stay connected to the nation and the world with news and expert opinion from news bureaus around the globe, and enjoy interactive content, multimedia, and photography that bring the news to life. Browse full issues from our robust archives, and see all articles, photos and ads as they originally appeared in print. NOTE: Patrons must create a user account and be logged in on NYTimes.com in order to utilize the Library's unlimited license.

NoveList Plus & NoveList K-8 Plus
NoveList Plus & NoveList K-8 Plus are reading recommendations databases. They are a comprehensive source of information about books that includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more. NoveList has reading recommendations for both fiction and nonfiction, for all ages. NoveList's expertise in books and reading means that you'll always get the best help for finding just the right books.

OneClickDigital: eBooks & eAudiobooks
Download adult, young adult, and kids' eBooks and audiobooks from Recorded Books with your City Library card. The downloadable audiobooks are in popular electronic formats that work with hundreds of devices.

Overdrive: eBooks & eAudiobooks
Offers free checkout of digital ebooks and downloadable audiobooks that are compatible with iPod, iPhone, iPad, Android, Amazon Kindle, Sony Reader, and thousands of other mobile devices. Formats include EPUB, PDF, MP3, and WMA formats.

Oxford English Dictionary
A reference guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past, illustrating their usage through 2.5 million quotations.

Pioneer
Offers a portal to many different research tools and databases. Topics include genealogy, newspapers and magazines, health and medicine, business and finance, auto repair, jobs and careers, homework help and kids, and more.

Pronunciator
Pronunciator is a fun and easy way to learn any of 80 languages as well as study English (ESL). The language learning program features speech recognition, scored quizzes, a virtual coach, downloadable MP3s, virtual conversations, and a free app for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch to take your education on the go.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times
Fully reproduced, cover-to-cover, in full-page digital images-from news stories and editorials to graphics and advertisements covering 1851-2010.

ProQuest Newsstand
An online newspaper resource with access to 600 international, national, and regional newspapers. Full text is available for 300 newspapers, including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and the Deseret News and Salt Lake Tribune.

ReferenceUSA
The premier source of business information for reference & research, with detailed information on more than 25 million U.S. businesses. Used by entrepreneurs, businesses, students, job-seekers, or anyone wanting access to information on businesses. Other modules of interest include: OneSource an international business module, U.S. Consumers/Lifestyles a marketing/demographics module, and the telephone Whites Pages for U.S. and Canada.

Salt Lake City New Business License List
Each month the Salt Lake City Business License office generates a list of all businesses that applied for a business license during the previous month.

Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage
Provides access to some of their most popular business and investing research products including Industry Surveys, Stock Reports, Mutual Fund Reports, Bond Reports, Corporation Records, The Register of Corporations, Directors and Executives, and The Outlook.

Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage Industry Surveys
Read industry surveys and job outlooks for different sectors of the economy. The surveys outline the current state and future outlook for each particular business sector.

TumbleBook Library
A collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books), TumblePuzzles, TumbleQuizzes and TumbleResources for Teachers. TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books which have been licensed from children's book publishers and converted to the TumbleBook format.

Utah Digital Newspapers
Holds over 1,000,000 pages of historic Utah newspapers, with a collection that grows monthly.

Utah Newsearch
Utah Newsearch is a digital newspaper service of the Utah Press Association. It provides public access to all of Utah's newspapers. Each newspaper is a fully-searchable PDF that you can print or download. Search all of Utah's newspapers by keyword or filter by newspaper, city, county, or zip code. Current issues are embargoed for two weeks.

Value Line Research Center
Includes access to Value Line's leading publications covering stocks, mutual funds, options and convertible securities, as well as special situation stocks.

World Book Online
Authoritative content designed for diverse ages, reading levels, and learning styles. Includes World Book Online for Kids, World Book Online Info Finder, World Book Online Reference Center, World Book Discover, World Book Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos, and World Book Early World of Learning. Great for homework help and general reference research.

Zinio Digital Magazines
Full digital copies of your favorite magazines! View magazines on both your computer or mobile device. Unlimited access to the entire collection.