Online Resources

Niche Academy is an online learning platform made for libraries that includes ready-to-use tutorials for many common library services. Learn how to use many online applications and services on the computer. Take alook here to see all of the services that are explained in simple terms.


EBSCO databases

Caruthersville Public Library has a number of EBSCO databases with a multitude of information on just about any subject you are looking for.

Check out these links to access the databases – they are available for your use as a patron of our library 24/7.

HeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive database of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids. It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s.

(Contact us for a Username and password to go even deeper into the information the database provides.)

LearningExpress Library is designed to help people succeed on the tests they must pass to gain citizenship, improve their testing skills or to further their education or career. Over 300 online academic and licensing practice tests including SAT, ACT, GRE, LSAT, Advanced Placement, civil service, military, real estate, law enforcement, citizenship, TOEFL, ESL and basic skills for elementary, middle and high school skills improvement and much more. Test preparation materials span ages from elementary through adult. This testing resource also provides instant scoring and customized feedback.

ABCMouse for Preschoolers (In library only for free service)

Professional Development for Educators

Tutorials explaining the different informational services that will be useful to teachers and their students, with tips on how to best use them. Click HERE

Teacher Resources, including thematic units and lesson plans, science experiments, and Missouri Learning maps with content in LearningExpress Library mapped to Missouri Grade Level expectations. Annenberg Media is also found here and it provides free videos, streaming media, and access to professional development materials for educators.

Don’t forget the Teacher Reference Center, where educators can find full-text articles from research journals and publications to enhance professional development.

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HandyCrafters and DIY information – free quilt patterns!

Not only is our new website easier to navigate so you can find your favorite AccuQuilt tools, we are still offering all of our free online patterns and resources. You can still instantly download more than 700 quilt patterns! Unlike other companies, we DO NOT require any credit card information when you are setting up your online account and we DO NOT sell your personal information to third parties. The account is to simply ensure you stay up-to-date on the latest quilting trends and have access to free quilting patterns.


Help with AR and other reading resources

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Book Collection Nonfiction: Middle School Edition,cpid&custid=s9132936&profile=ehost&defaultdb=n8h

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Consumer Advice Reports

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Medical Research and Information


Research Sources for Students

Science Reference Center,cpid&custid=s9132936&profile=ehost&defaultdb=sch

Kids Search,cpid&custid=s9132936&profile=srck5


Middle Search Plus,cpid&custid=s9132936&profile=ehost&defaultdb=mih

Student Research Center,cpid&custid=s9132936&profile=src


Funk & Wagnalls,cpid&custid=s9132936&profile=ehost&defaultdb=funk

Mas Ultra – school edition,cpid&custid=s9132936&profile=ehost&defaultdb=ulh

Masterfile Premier,cpid&custid=s9132936&profile=ehost&defaultdb=f5h

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