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Digital Collections

​Our digital collections allow you to borrow e-books, e-audiobooks, music, movies, and more. These are available to you anywhere with an internet connect, 24/7. We offer several different collections; you can also download a PDF highlighting these collections.

 hoopla

Hoopla

  • Offers eBooks, eAudiobooks, graphic novels, music, and movies.
  • 4 checkouts each calendar month
  • All items available immediately - no wait lists, ever.
  • Ability to stream or download titles

 Kanopy: Thoughtful Entertainment

Kanopy

  • Movies for all ages, including award winners and Great Courses
  • 5 views per month, plus unlimited use of the Kanopy Kids collection
  • All items available immediately - no wait lists, ever.
  • Streaming service only

Libby

Libby by Overdrive

  • eBooks and eAudiobooks
  • 10 checkouts at a time
  • Large selection, including newer titles
  • Wait lists for popular titles
  • Ability to stream or download titles
  • Transfer select eBooks to Kindle.

 

 

Databases & Online Learning: A-Z

Looking for our databases grouped by subject? Check out our subject list.

Why use a database? Because databases combine the ease of Internet searching with the reputable content of published sources. Each database consists of hundreds, if not thousands, of published and authenticated materials, which you can search just like the Internet. Databases are also updated much more frequently than printed books.

ABCMouse.com Provided to library patrons by Age of Learning
Early Literacy Resources

Ages 2-8

Younger children can learn the fundamentals of reading, writing, and math with interactive activities that also touch on science, health, music, and art.

Only available in the library Only available inside the library.
 
Academic Search Premier Funded by the Friends of the Lincoln Public Library
student resources

Grades 12+

A leading multidisciplinary research database, offering full-text resources in a variety of subjects.

Free with your library card Library card required to access outside the library.

The American Mosaic:

The American Indian Experience - NEW!

Funded by the United Auburn Indian Community 
student resources 

Grades 9+

In-depth historical accounts and cultural information about the indigenous peoples of North America. This database was designed and developed under the guidance of Loriene Roy, the first Native American President of the American Library Association.

   Free with your library card   Library card required to access outside the library.

Ancestry.com Library Edition

One of the most important genealogical collections available with unparalleled coverage of the United States and the UK . Find census, vital, church, court, and immigration records. This resource makes research easy for beginners while providing in-depth tools for advanced genealogists.

Only available in the library Only available inside the library.

Auto Repair Source Funded by the Friends of the Lincoln Library

Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, Auto Repair Source provides the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls, and more.

Free with your library card Library card required to access outside the library.
Book Connections - NEW! Funded by the California State Library
student resources

Grades K-12+

Enrich your reading of children's and young adult literature with Book Connections. Develop reading lists and access supplementary materials like author interviews, vocabulary lists, and more

Free with your library card Library card required to access outside the library.

We are currently working on authentication issues with this service - this resource is available in the library, but you may encounter issues accessing it at home. We apologize for any inconvenience.

 

Brainfuse HelpNow Funded by the Friends of the Lincoln Library
student resources

Grades K-12+

A full homework help suite, HelpNow includes live online tutoring, essay assistance, skill building exercises, and test prep.

Free with your library card Library card is required to access this resource.

Brainfuse JobNow & VetNow Funded by the Friends of the Lincoln Public Library and the California State Library.
Job seeker resources             

JobNow features free career exploration tools in partnership with the publishers of What Color Is Your Parachute? as well as a large database of sample resumes and letters, interactive test preparation for numerous careers, and real-time resume and job interview coaching.

VetNow offers additional support for veterans in navigating the VA, employment transition, and more.

   Free with your library card   Library card is required to access this resource.

Britannica Escolar - NEW! Funded by the California State Library
student resources

Grades K-8

Britannica Escolar está diseñado específicamente para estudiantes Primaria & Secundaria e incluye artículos, imágenes, videos y un atlas.

Free with your library card Library card required to access outside the library.

Britannica School - NEW! Funded by the California State Library
student resources  Grades K-12          

 

Find information for homework and school projects by reading level, grade, and age. For elementary, middle, and high school students.

 

   Free with your library card   Library card is required to access this resource.

CultureGrams - NEW! Funded by the California State Library
student resources

Grades 3+

Unique cultural information provided by natives and long-term residents on daily life and social customs around the world. The World Edition is written at a higher Lexile for older grades. 

Free with your library card Library card required to access outside the library.

DigitalLearn
Job seeker resources             

If you are new to computers, haven't used them for a while, are a little unsure and uncomfortable, or just need a bit of a refresher, we have the tools to help you tackle technology at your own pace and gain the confidence you need to succeed.     

Si usted no tiene experiencia con las computadoras, no las ha usado recientemente, no se siente cómodo usándolas, o necesita un repaso, aquí encontrará tutoriales prácticos que le ayudarán a entender cómo usar una computadora, y a adquirir la confianza para usar el internet en su vida diaria.   

   Available freely on the internet Free to access anytime, anywhere.

Explora Funded by the Friends of the Lincoln Library
student resources

Grades K-12+

Easily access high-quality information for research papers, class projects, or personal projects using Explora. You can select grade level interfaces below, which ensure that all the materials are at appropriate reading and content levels.

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

High Schools

General Reference

Free with your library card Library card required to access outside the library.

HeritageQuest Online
 

Discover the amazing history of you with HeritageQuest Online. It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past.

   Free with your library card   Library card is required to access outside the library. 

Legal Information Reference Center Funded by the Friends of the Lincoln Library
Legal Information Reference Center provides online full text for many of the top consumer legal reference books. It contains more than 310 full-text publications and thousands of legal forms. Many of the full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo, a provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses.

This database offers the everyday user the necessary tools and detailed “how-to” instructions to independently address a wide-range of legal issues including business law, financial planning, family law, property & real estate and rights & disputes.
Free with your library card Library card required to access outside the library.

Medline Plus - NEW!
 

Medline Plus provides high-quality, relevant health and wellness information that is trusted, easy to understand, and free of advertising, in both English and Spanish. You can learn about health conditions, prescriptions, medical tests, and more.

Nuestra misión es brindar información de calidad y relevante de salud y bienestar que sea confiable, fácil de entender y sin publicidad en inglés y español. 

   Available freely on the internet   Free to access anytime, anywhere.

New York Times - NEW! Funded by the California State Library
  Enjoy access to articles from the New York Times in English, Spanish, and Mandarin. Please note the NYTimes Cooking and Crossword are not included. You will need to create a free NYTimes.com account.          

 

 

Free with your library card   Library card is required to access this resource outside of the library.

The link above will take you to the log-in page for your Lincoln Public Library Account. Please log-in and you will see a link to the New York Times on the left hand side under "Additional Online Resources".

In the library? Head directly to the New York Times.

NoveList Plus Funded by the Friends of the Lincoln Library
           

Can't pick your next read? NoveList can help you find a book you'll love with read-alikes, reading recommendations, reading lists, and more.

 NoveList Plus includes materials for all ages; to only see books and audiobooks for grades K-8, you can use Novelist K-8 Plus.

Free with your library card Library card required to access outside the library.

ProQuest Coronavirus Research Database - NEW! Funded by the California State Library
 

Including coverage of the COVID-19 outbreak, this database curates openly available content related to coronaviruses. It includes thousands of open-access articles from the world’s leading publishers as well as current research from pre-print repositories such as arXiv and will continue to grow and evolve as more is learned about the pandemic.

   Free with your library card   Library card required to access outside the library.

ProQuest eLibrary - NEW! Funded by the California State Library
student resources

Grades 9+

A massive, multidisciplinary database, designed for students and educators at high schools, community colleges, and four-year universities. Editorially created pages provide valuable context for both common and obscure research topics. The content, which is all full text, includes books, magazines, journals, newspapers, photographs, transcripts, and videos.

Free with your library card Library card required to access outside the library.

Research Companion - NEW! Funded by the California State Library
student resources  Grades 8+          

  

This interactive tutorial easily guides students through the research process and helps them develop their critical thinking and information literacy skills. Students will learn how to more effectively find, evaluate, and use information from a variety of sources, as well as guidance on picking topics, editing research papers, and more.   

 

Free with your library card   Library card required to access outside the library.

The link above will take you to the log-in page for your Lincoln Public Library Account. Please log-in and you will see a link to the Research Companion on the left hand side under "Additional Online Resources".

SIRS Discoverer - NEW! Funded by the California State Library
student resources

Grades 3-9

Selected articles and graphics and books for social issues for early learners. Great content is selected from authoritative newspapers, magazines, books, websites, and image collections. Editorially maintained topic pages help students research common assignments on famous people, countries, animals, and pro/con topics.

Free with your library card Library card required to access outside the library.

SIRS Issue Researcher - NEW! Funded by the California State Library
student resources 

Grades 6+

This pro/con database is designed for middle school students and up. Leading Issues pages provide a framework for understanding and analyzing over 360 complex social issues with overviews, essential questions, viewpoints, and editorially selected primary and secondary sources.             

   Free with your library card   Library card required to access outside the library.

Small Business Reference Center Funded by the Friends of the Lincoln Library
           

This database provides up-to-date information on relevant topics, from starting a company, operations management and sales, to growing or rescuing a business. The user-friendly interface guides users through small business and entrepreneurial subject areas, common business types, a help and advice section, and provides information on how to create business plans that lead to successful funding.

Free with your library card Library card required to access outside the library.

Testing & Education Reference Center Funded by the Friends of the Lincoln Library
Job seeker resourcesstudent resources 

This valuable online tool can be used for standardized test preparation, researching and selecting college and graduate schools, finding tuition assistance, and exploring careers.

For job seekers, there is test prep assistance for career certification exams, as well as advice on resumes, cover letters, interviewing and networking, and so much more. 

   Free with your library card   Library card required to access outside the library.