Learn about America's culinary heritage using A to Z Food America. You can find cookbooks from fifty states and six US regions, cookbooks from all 33 major US ethnic groups, over 3,000 old TV food commercials dating back to the 1940s and 100+ historic cookbooks dating back to the late 1700s. Develop your cooking skills by watching "how-to" videos and reading articles about ingredients.
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With A to Z Maps Online, you have approximately 145,000 maps at your fingertips. This combination of proprietary maps and maps from other reputable sources gives you a “one-stop shop” for content that can be downloaded and used without any copyright restrictions. Categories include world maps, continent maps, country maps, state maps, antique and historical maps, and topographic maps. Educators can also find geography quiz games and lesson plans.
Explore the country as a whole, or research a specific state or one of five US territories using A to Z the USA. Find in-depth state and territory information including official state animals and plants, historical timelines, modern and antique maps, demographics, government and more.
Learn more about food and culture around the world. Easily find traditional recipes from 174 countries as well as interesting information about etiquette, food history, food trivia and more. Also includes historical timelines tracking major food developments and discoveries. Click here for a video tutorial about using this resource.
This resource provides digital access to the most comprehensive collection of American periodicals published between 1684 and 1912 documenting the life of America's people from the Colonial Era through the Civil War and Reconstruction from the American Antiquarian Society (AAS).
Access award winning, self-guided lessons across a variety of subjects for students in Pre-K through 2nd grade. Free full access to the ABCmouse site if you are at a library branch.
ABCmouse curriculum is designed to help children ages 2-8+ build a strong foundation for future academic success. ABCmouse is 100% educational and fun, with more than 10,000 learning activities (books, puzzles, educational games, science and math videos, art activities, songs, and more) across all major subject areas (Reading, Math, Science, Social Studies, Art, and Music)—including more than 2,000 STEM learning activities and 1,200 learning activities in Spanish. Home access includes the Assessment Center which creates customized lessons that are targeted to help a child improve in specific skill areas identified by the assessments.
To use ABCmouse from home, choose Missouri as your state, then St. Louis County Library as your library. Then enter your library card number and PIN. The first time you visit, you will need to provide an email address and create a password.
Full text coverage of scholarly journals in the areas of social science, humanities, general science, multi-cultural studies, education, and much more. Offers access to video content from the Associated Press, the world's leading news agency.
Provides searchable full text and indexing of many U.S. and international newspapers, including print and online-only resources. Provides comprehensive news and information on differing perspectives for a variety of topics, including economics, business, political science, environmental issues, health and welfare topics, social problems, consumer affairs, education, international affairs and defense, sports and much more. Click here for a video tutorial about using this resource.
Primary source material providing insight into the cultural life and history during the first half of the 1800s through articles written by African Americans for African Americans. Includes biographies of people often overlooked in standard references.
Repair information for foreign and domestic cars and trucks manufactured from 1982 to the present, including wiring diagrams and the latest Technical Service Bulletins as well as reference information for technicians. Click here for a video tutorial about using this resource.
Temporarily offering free remote access to books on the American Ancestors Digital Collection website, including city directories, family history books, and local history books.
American Ancestors provides access to more than 400 million U.S. and foreign records, including one of the most extensive online collections of early American records. Full-text issues of The Register and other New England Historical Genealogy Society publications are also accessible. American Ancestors is available for use in the History & Genealogy Department only.
Resource for researching the individuals, regiments, and battles of the American Civil War, with indexed, searchable information on 4.3 million soldiers and thousands of battles, together with 15,000 photographs. From Alexander Street Press. Click here for a video tutorial about using this resource.
Firsthand descriptions of historical characters and events, glimpses of daily life in the army, anecdotes about key events and personages, accounts of sufferings at home, a rich battles database and more. From Alexander Street Press. Click here for a video tutorial about using this resource.
Covers more than 15,000 years of American Indian history and culture. More than 600 Native American groups represented.
Remote access for Ancestry ended on December 31, 2021.
Provides access to a large number of databases of interest to genealogists and historians. Click here for a video tutorial about using this resource.
Archion provides access to a growing collection of digitized records of baptisms, confirmations, marriages and burials for Protestant churches in Germany. Date coverage varies but usually ranges from as early as the mid-16th century to the late 19th century. Archion is available for use on one computer in the History & Genealogy Department only.
From Gale, this resource offers access to primary sources and materials relating to LGBTQ history and culture since 1940. Find materials from hundreds of institutions and organizations dating as far back as the 1500s, as well as an unparalleled collection of newsletters, newspapers and periodicals by, for, and about the LGBTQ community.
Formerly called AutoMate, this database provides service and repair information including step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts/labor estimates and service bulletins/recalls. Covers thousands of domestic and imported vehicles from 1974 to the current model.