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Academic OneFile - Article Search
    Articles and abstracts from scholarly, trade and general-interest periodicals in current events, science, social science, art and the humanities.

Ancestry Library (In Library Use Only) - Genealogy Resources
    A broad genealogical collection providing coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom. The database includes census, church, court and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada and other areas.

Arizona Guide to Grants (In Library Use Only)
    A searchable directory of corporate and foundation resources for Arizona grantseekers. Gives current, detailed profiles of over 1,800 corporations and foundations with a history of making grants in Arizona. Includes contact listings, program descriptions, and grant priorities.

Arizona Republic 1999-Present (Login required - click here)
    Full text access to the Arizona Republic Newspaper from January 1999-Present.

AtoZ the USA (Login required - click here)
    AtoZ the USA contains more than 115 country-based articles and 115 state articles for each of the 50 US states, five US territories, and the District of Columbia. Library patrons and students will find unmatched coverage of the country’s people, history, economy, geography, symbols, culture, and society.

Axis 360 - eBooks & eAudio
    This collection of about 5,000 titles and over 6,000 copies offers a diverse collection of the most popular titles and topics in both eBook and eAudio format. Visually appealing eBooks include: children's picture books, cookbooks, gardening, weddings, crafts, décor, art, etc. This includes both fiction and non-fiction bestsellers that have been unavailable in eBook format due to publisher restrictions. This will include authors such as James Patterson, David Baldacci, Nicholas Sparks and Sandra Brown.
    Access to's content.

Biblioteca TumbleBook
    Una colección de libros animados para niños con actividades, juegos y rompecabezas.

Biography In Context
    Biographies on more than 325,000 people from throughout history and around the world.

Books & Authors - Reader Resources
    Expert book reviews, recommendations and author biographies.

Books24x7 - Business and Technical Online Books (Login required - click here)
    Books24x7 provides leading on demand business, technical and engineering content containing thousands of digitized "best in class" books, book summaries, research reports and best practices.

Career Transitions - Job Help Resources
    Provides guidance and essential activities for job-seekers and those exploring career options.

Chilton's Car and Truck Repair - Auto & Truck Repair
    More than 45 years of information with step-by-step procedures, engine, chassis, electrical, drive train, routine maintenance, suspension work and more is made easier for mechanics of any experience level.

Consumer Reports Online (Login required - click here)
    Consumer Reports offers access to ratings, reviews, expert buying advice, product comparisons, consumer user reviews, and product video clips for over 7,000 products including electronics, appliances, home & garden, cars, baby gear, and food products

Contemporary Authors - Reader Resources
    Access complete biographical and bibliographical information and references on more than 120,000 U.S. and international authors.

CQ Electronic Library - Congressional Quarterly (Login required - click here)
    CQ Electronic Library provides online indexing and full text access to the files of CQ Weekly and CQ Researcher. Useful, expert, and unbiased analysis for researching American government, politics, history, public policy, and current affairs for students, citizens and professionals.

DreamBuilder (Login required - click here)
    DreamBuilder is a fun and interactive online training program that consists of 13 beginning business courses which simultaneously creates a personalized, editable business plan that entrepreneurs can use to seek support for their business.

EBSCO MasterFILE Complete - Articles Database (Login required - click here)
    Index and abstracts to almost 3000 magazines covering a broad range of topics. Many are available in full-text, dating as far back as 1990. Includes an image database, the American Heritage Dictionary,access to full-text of Essential Documents of American History and Essential Historical Speeches, as well as full-text articles from Magill Book Reviews, covering classic literature and best sellers.

Ferguson's - Career Guidance Center (Login required - click here)
    Detailed profiles of thousands of jobs and industries, valuable advice on career skills, and thousands of resource entries enable the searcher to learn about a wide variety of jobs, industries; scholarships, internships, and professional programs. Includes advice on applying for a job, acing an interview, behaving professionally in the work environment, and related topics, supplemented by dozens of sample resumes and cover letters created by professional career consultants, and a searchable archive of articles from current and past issues of Career opportunities news, a newsletter that provides timely information about colleges and the job market.

Flipster (Login required - click here)
    With Flipster, library customers have instant, unlimited access to the most popular magazines, such as Time, Sports Illustrated and People. No extra account needed, just choose a magazine and read! For offline viewing, download the Flipster app. Learn more about Getting Started with Flipster or go directly to the collection.

Foundation Directory (Harmon Library - In Library Use Only)

Freegal - eMusic
    Freegal is a music download and streaming service that offers access to the Sony Music catalog and their affiliated labels; more than 3 million songs. Each Phoenix Public Library card holder may download up to 5 songs per week in addition to streaming music up to 3 hours per day. Downloaded files do not expire.

Gale - Virtual Reference
    Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials can be accessed online from the library or remotely 24/7. Searches can be done by choosing a product or products or by simply searching all available items.

Genealogy Connect
    Includes hundreds of authoritative resources formerly available only in print or on CD-ROM, covering genealogy best practices, research methods, immigration, royal and noble ancestry and much more.

General OneFile - Article Search
    Search periodicals, newspapers, reference books and multi-media sources on the humanities, education, environmental issues, technology, health care, politics and more.

Global Issues In Context
    Features hundreds of country portals for analysis of social, political, military, economic, environmental, health and cultural issues.

Global Road Warrior (Login required - click here)
    Global Road Warrior is the world’s most extensive country-by-country resource for learning about culture, customs, history, and language worldwide. Global Road Warrior consists of 175 Country Guides of 119 topics each.

Grants to Individuals (In Library Use Only)
    Online database of more than 6,500 foundation and public charity programs that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grantseekers.

Greater Phoenix Digital Library - eBooks & eAudio
    The Greater Phoenix Digital Library offers eBooks, eAudiobooks, eVideos and eMusic in formats compatible with most electronic devices. It is a wide-ranging collection of more than 90,000 titles that includes adult, teen and children's materials.

Health and Wellness Resource Center
    Offers access to authoritative health information, including full-text medical encyclopedias, health and medical journals, thousands of pamphlets, streaming videos, and health articles from more than 3,000 general interest publications covering health care, drug & herbal remedies, diet, and fitness topics. Includes helpful information for students, patients and those in the medical profession.

Heritage Quest - Genealogy Resources (Login required - click here)
    Genealogical information covering America since the late 1700s. Collections include census images from 1790 to 1930; 25,000 family and local history books; Revolutionary War records; Freedman's Bank Records; and the Periodical Source Index (PERSI) covering over 6,500 genealogical periodicals since 1800.

Hoopla - eAudio, eMusic & eVideo
    Start using hoopla digital today to borrow digital video, music and audiobooks with your library card. Gain access to thousands of titles – available for instant streaming or temporary download – to watch on your smartphone, tablet or computer. There’s no waiting to borrow and hoopla digital’s automatic return eliminates all late fees.

Hoover's Company Records (Login required - click here)
    Find up to date records on 44,000 major public and non-public U.S. and international companies and 225,000 key executives. Record may include: Fact sheet, overview, history, people, financials, products & operations, subsidiaries & affiliates, competitors.

IngentaConnect - Journal Index (Login required - click here)
    Index and abstracts to more than 20,000 interdisciplinary journals, dating as far back as 1988. Online ordering via credit card for journals not available at the Phoenix Public Library.

    Kanopy’s collection features over 30,000 films (one of the largest film databases in the World) from over 1,000 top producers such as Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, PBS, Media Education Foundation, Stanford Executive Briefings, First Run Features, Kino Lorber, Cohen Films, Women Make Movies, and more. Over 60% of Kanopy’s content is exclusive and only available on Kanopy. Kanopy also launches on average 500 new releases per month, ensuring the collection is fresh with the new, relevant content.

Kids InfoBits - Articles for Kids
    Thousands of age appropriate articles, eBooks and and images, designed for grades K-6.

LearningExpress Library 3.0 (Login required - click here)
    Online academic and career practice tests. Areas covered include SAT preparation courses, SAT practice exams, civil service, cosmetology, EMS, firefighter, GED, law enforcement, military, postal services, real estate, U.S. citizenship, and more. Test score report includes explanation of right and wrong answers.

Legal Forms
    Includes official legal forms enabling users to create their own legal documents.

Literature Resource Center
    Provides full text access to bibliographical and biographical information, literary criticism, and contextual information covering more than 90,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists and other writers. Allows for searching of information from Contemporary Authors and Dictionary of Literary Biography, as well as access to full-text criticism from Contemporary Literary Criticism.

Marcive (In Library Use Only) - Federal Government Publications
    Catalog of publications of the federal government from 1976 to the present.

Morningstar Investment Research Center (Login required - click here)
    Provides financial data on over 8,000 stocks and 23,000 mutual funds, with independent reports on 1,200 stocks and 2,000 funds. Potential investors can plan investment strategies and monitor mutual funds, as well as research current or prospective holdings, find price performance records, and learn about fund portfolios and their management. Includes exclusive Morningstar Ratings

NewsStand - Online Newspapers
    Provides access to more than 1,100 major U.S. regional, national and local newspapers as well as leading titles from around the world?.

NoveList Plus - Reader Resources (Login required - click here)
    Tool to help readers of all ages find new books to read based on books they've already read or topics in which they are interested.

    NoveList Plus

Opposing Viewpoints In Context
    An online library of current event topics--facts and arguments for and against each topic. Access viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles.

Optimal Resume (Login required - click here)
    A career management platform that allows the user to build resumes, cover letters, e-portfolios, video resumes and professional personal websites. Create your own practice interview where you are recorded answering chosen or created questions. All of the created content can be shared for feedback or downloaded. Users can make their information public for hiring companies to find.

Powerspeak Languages
    Focusing on the most popular languages being studied today, Powerspeak features a combination of scored online activities, exercises, lessons, and games.

Press Reader - Online Newspapers (Login required - click here)

Pronunciator – English Page (Login required - click here)

Pronunciator – Spanish Page (Login required - click here)

Pronunciator – ProCitizen in English (Login required - click here)

Pronunciator – ProCitizen in Spanish (Login required - click here)

RB Digitall - eBooks & eAudio
    RB Digital has thousands of multi-access digital audiobooks, including exclusive content from Recorded Books, as well as titles from all major publishers.

Reference USA - Business Directory (Login required - click here)
    Directory information of more than 14 million publicly and privately owned companies in the United States. Search by business name, type, size or location. Includes modules for: US New Businesses: Updated with more than 50,000 new businesses added each week. Use to research hot areas of economic development. US Lifestyles: Use to research consumers based on their lifestyles, hobbies and interests.

Reference USA - Residential Phone Directory (Login required - click here)
    National telephone directory of over 120 million residential (consumer) listings. Searchable by name, location or phone number.

Rocket Languages - Language Learning (Login required - click here)
    Learn American Sign Language, Spanish, Japanese, Italian, Hindi, German, Arabic, English as a Second Language and more. Lessons are reinforced through games and member forums where you can interact with other learners and teachers.

Sage Business and Management Video Library (Login required - click here)
    This extensive and diverse collection features more than 140 hours of video, including in-depth interviews with experts from across the globe on topics as varied as innovation management, corporate social responsibility and social media marketing.

Sams Photofact (In Library Use Only) - Online Electronic Repair Manuals
    Sams provides service documentation for consumer electronics devices including television, radio,and VCRs. Over 180,000 different models and brand names are covered. Searching is by device model number.

Science in Context
    Detailed information for science assignments and projects, including articles, biographies, videos, overviews and experiments.

Student Resources in Context
    Explore information from science, literature and history through reference books, newspaper and journal articles, video and audio files.

Testing & Education Reference Center
    Provides users with in-depth information on colleges and universities, graduate and professional programs, distance learning, corporate training, available scholarships and awards, preparatory entrance tests and more. Also includes help for creating a successful resume.

TumbleBook Library
    Online collection of animated, talking picture books, reading comprehension quizzes, educational games, and teacher resources.

Typing Quest (Login required - click here)
    Practice touch typing, test your typing skills, build up typing speed, and learn to use the numeric keypad.

Universal Class - Online Classes (Login required - click here)
    Why not learn something new today? Universal Class offers hundreds of online classes facilitated by dedicated instructors sharing their knowledge on almost any imaginable topic. All this is free with your PPL library card.

US History In Context
    Information on US history from primary sources and reference documents, including photographs, illustrations and maps.

World History In Context
    Search a broad collection of reference works and primary documents covering the events, movements and individuals that have shaped world history.

Worldbook Online (Login required - click here)
    World Book Online is a suite of online research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related websites.

Zinio - Online Magazines (Login required - click here)
    Customers will have unlimited access to 350+ English and Spanish language magazines with unrestricted viewing 24/7.

Suggest a Purchase (Login required - click here)
    Recommend a book for the library to purchase.