Learn online with databases and online resources from the Lincoln Public Library.

What are databases (and why you need them)

Not sure what the resources on this page are, or why you should use them? This short video from Yavapai College is a great introduction.

Featured resources

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Online tutoring and more

Students from first grade to college can get live, 1:1 tutoring seven days a week. Plus, submit essays for review, build your skills with practice problems, and more.

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Build new skills

Learn business, creative, and technology skills to achieve your personal and professional goals through thousands of expert-led video courses.

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Prepare for your future

Access online tutorials, practice tests and e-books to help you achieve your educational and professional goals. Perfect for high school students, college students, and job seekers.

Resources by subject

Find the perfect resource, based on what you want to learn. Already know the title of the resource you need? Try the A-Z list below – it includes the same resources, listed alphabetically.

Books, reading, and digital collections

Book Connections

Enrich your reading of children's and young adult literature with reading lists and access supplementary materials like author interviews, vocabulary lists, and more. Funded by the California State Library.

  • Grades K-12, plus materials for parents and educators
  • Library card required outside the library

New York Times

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. Funded by the California State Library.

  • Library card required to access outside the library.
  • Outside the Library? Login to your account and follow the link on the left-hand side under “Additional Online Resources”.

Novelist Plus

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. Funded by the Friends of the Lincoln Public Library.

  • Library card required outside the library

Career, business, and job seeking

Looking to build your skills before entering the job market? Check out our Online Learning resources.

Brainfuse JobNow and VetNow

JobNow features free career exploration tools, a resume builder, interactive test preparation, and live resume and job interview coaching. VetNow offers extra support for veterans in navigating the VA, employment transition, and more. Funded by the California State Library and the Friends of the Lincoln Public Library.

  • Ages 16+
  • Library card required outside the library

LearningExpress Library: Career Prep*

Explore potential careers (including military service), build workplace skills, and prepare for the ACT® WorkKeys® Assessments, the ASVAB test, the TOEIC® test and career licensure exams. 

  • Free to access anytime, anywhere

LearningExpress Library: Job and Career Accelerator*

Whether you're looking to find a new job in your current field or pursue a career in an exciting new industry, Job & Career Accelerator has the powerful tools and expert guidance to help you through every step of the process to succeed in today's job market. Don't wait. Get started now! 

  • Free to access anytime, anywhere

Genealogy and history

American Indian History

American Indian History offers fast access to more than 15,000 years of culture and history. It covers more than 600 Native American groups, including those from California. Funded by the United Auburn Indian Community.

  • Grades 9+
  • Library card required outside the library

The American Mosaic: The American Indian Experience

In-depth historical accounts and cultural information about the indigenous peoples of North America. Funded by the United Auburn Indian Community.

  • Grades 9+
  • Library card required outside the library

Ancestry.com Library Edition

A key genealogical collection with excellent coverage of the United States and the UK. Find census, vital, church, court, and immigration records. Tools for both beginners and experienced family history researchers provided.

  • Only available inside the library

HeritageQuest Online

Discover the amazing history of you with this essential collection of genealogical and historical sources. Materials begin in the 1700s.

  • Library card required outside the library

General Research

Academic Search Premier

A leading research database, offering full-text resources in a variety of subjects. Funded by the Friends of the Lincoln Public Library.

  • Grades 10+
  • Library card required outside the library

Explora

Access high-quality information for research papers, class projects, and more. Topic introductions make starting your research easy. Grade interfaces limit results by reading level. Funded by the Friends of the Lincoln Public Library.

ProQuest eLibrary

A multidisciplinary database for high school and college students. Topic pages provide valuable context for both common and obscure research topics. Includes full-text books, magazines, journals, newspapers, photographs, transcripts, and videos. Funded by the California State Library.

  • Grades 9+
  • Library card required outside the library

Health and medicine

Medline Plus

Medline Plus provides high-quality, relevant health and wellness information. Information is available in both English and Spanish. You can learn about health conditions, prescriptions, medical tests, and more.

  • Free to access anytime, anywhere

ProQuest Coronavirus Research Database

This database curates content on coronaviruses, including COVID-19. It includes open-access articles and current research, and will continue to grow and evolve as the pandemic continues. Funded by the California State Library.

  • Grades 11+
  • Library card required outside the library

Homework help – grades K-5

Brainfuse HelpNow

A full homework help suite, with live online tutoring, essay help, skill builders, and test prep. Funded by the Friends of the Lincoln Public Library.

  • Grades K-12+
  • Library card required outside the library

Britannica School

Find information for homework and school projects by reading level, grade, and age. Funded by the California State Library.

  • Grades K-12
  • Library card is required outside the library

CultureGrams

Learn about daily life and social customs around the world. The World Edition is written at a higher Lexile for older grades. Funded by the California State Library.

  • Grades 3+
  • Library card is required outside the library

Explora for Elementary Schools

Access high-quality information for research papers, class projects, and more. Topic introductions make starting your research easy. Grade interfaces limit results by reading level. Funded by the Friends of the Lincoln Public Library.

  • Library card is required outside the library

Homework help – grades 6-8

Brainfuse HelpNow

A full homework help suite, with live online tutoring, essay help, skill builders, and test prep. Funded by the Friends of the Lincoln Public Library.

  • Grades K-12+
  • Library card required outside the library

Britannica School

Find information for homework and school projects by reading level, grade, and age. Funded by the California State Library.

  • Grades K-12
  • Library card is required outside the library

Explora for Middle School

Access high-quality information for research papers, class projects, and more. Topic introductions make starting your research easy. Grade interfaces limit results by reading level. Funded by the Friends of the Lincoln Public Library.

  • Library card is required outside the library

SIRS Discoverer

Selected articles and graphics and books for social issues for early learners. Topic pages help students research common assignments on famous people, countries, animals, and more. Funded by the California State Library.

  • Grades 3-9
  • Library card required outside the library

SIRS Issue Researcher

A pro/con database for middle school students and up. Investigate over 360 complex social issues with overviews, essential questions, and contrasting viewpoints. Funded by the California State Library.

  • Grades 6+
  • Library card required outside the library

Homework help and college prep – grades 9-12

American Indian History

American Indian History offers fast access to more than 15,000 years of culture and history. It covers more than 600 Native American groups, including those from California. Funded by the United Auburn Indian Community.

  • Grades 9+
  • Library card required outside the library

The American Mosaic: The American Indian Experience

In-depth historical accounts and cultural information about the indigenous peoples of North America. Funded by the United Auburn Indian Community.

  • Grades 9+
  • Library card required outside the library

Brainfuse HelpNow

A full homework help suite, with live online tutoring, essay help, skill builders, and test prep. Funded by the Friends of the Lincoln Public Library.

  • Grades K-12+
  • Library card required outside the library

Britannica School

Find information for homework and school projects by reading level, grade, and age. Funded by the California State Library.

  • Grades K-12
  • Library card is required outside the library

Explora for High School

Access high-quality information for research papers, class projects, and more. Topic introductions make starting your research easy. Grade interfaces limit results by reading level. Funded by the Friends of the Lincoln Public Library.

  • Library card is required outside the library

LearningExpress Library: High School*

Find resources to help you build classroom and homework skills in math, English language arts, social studies, science and technology.

  • Free to access anytime, anywhere

LearningExpress Library: Prepare for College*

Get help with writing college admissions essays and prepare for important tests such as the AP®, ACT®, SAT® and more. 

  • Free to access anytime, anywhere

ProQuest eLibrary

A multidisciplinary database for high school and college students. Topic pages provide valuable context for both common and obscure research topics. Includes full-text books, magazines, journals, newspapers, photographs, transcripts, and videos. Funded by the California State Library.

  • Grades 9+
  • Library card required outside the library

Research Companion

This interactive tutorial guides students through the research process, from picking a topic to editing a final paper. Students will develop their critical thinking and information literacy skills. Students will learn to find, evaluate, and use information from a variety of sources. Funded by the California State Library.

  • Grades 9+
  • Library card required to access
  • Login to your account and follow the link on the left-hand side under “Additional Online Resources”.

SIRS Discoverer

Selected articles and graphics and books for social issues for early learners. Topic pages help students research common assignments on famous people, countries, animals, and more. Funded by the California State Library.

  • Grades 3-9
  • Library card required outside the library

SIRS Issue Researcher

A pro/con database for middle school students and up. Investigate over 360 complex social issues with overviews, essential questions, and contrasting viewpoints. Funded by the California State Library.

  • Grades 6+
  • Library card required outside the library

Homework help - college

American Indian History

American Indian History offers fast access to more than 15,000 years of culture and history. It covers more than 600 Native American groups, including those from California. Funded by the United Auburn Indian Community.

  • Grades 9+
  • Library card required outside the library

The American Mosaic: The American Indian Experience

In-depth historical accounts and cultural information about the indigenous peoples of North America. Funded by the United Auburn Indian Community.

  • Grades 9+
  • Library card required outside the library

Brainfuse HelpNow

A full homework help suite, with live online tutoring, essay help, skill builders, and test prep. Funded by the Friends of the Lincoln Public Library.

  • Grades K-12+
  • Library card required outside the library

Explora

Access high-quality information for research papers, class projects, and more. Topic introductions make starting your research easy. Funded by the Friends of the Lincoln Public Library.

  • Library card is required outside the library

LearningExpress Library: College*

Brush up on your reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary, math and science skills. Prepare for ACCUPLACER® and ASSET® college placement tests, CLEP® and DSST® exams, and graduate school admissions exams such as the GMAT®, GRE®, LSAT®, MCAT® and PCAT®.

  • Free to access anytime, anywhere

ProQuest eLibrary

A multidisciplinary database for high school and college students. Topic pages provide valuable context for both common and obscure research topics. Includes full-text books, magazines, journals, newspapers, photographs, transcripts, and videos. Funded by the California State Library.

  • Grades 9+
  • Library card required outside the library

Research Companion

This interactive tutorial guides students through the research process, from picking a topic to editing a final paper. Students will develop their critical thinking and information literacy skills. Students will learn to find, evaluate, and use information from a variety of sources. Funded by the California State Library.

  • Grades 9+
  • Library card required to access
  • Login to your account and follow the link on the left-hand side under “Additional Online Resources”.

Literacy and core skills

DigitalLearn

If you are new to computers, or just haven't used them for a while, these tutorials can help you gain confidence with technology. 

  • Ages 12+
  • Free to access anytime, anywhere

LearningExpress Library: Adult Core Skills*

Build your math, reading, writing, grammar and public speaking skills. You'll also find resources in English and Spanish to help you prepare for the U.S. citizenship exam.

  • Free to access anytime, anywhere

LearningExpress Library: Basic Computer Skills*

Learn the basics of using a computer, navigating the internet, and using popular Microsoft Office software programs such as Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word. 

  • Free to access anytime, anywhere

LearningExpress Library: High School Equivalency Center*

Open the door to better opportunities with LearningExpress Library's High School Equivalency Center. You'll find resources to help you build your reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary and math skills as well as prepare for the GED®, HiSET® and TASC® tests. 

  • Free to access anytime, anywhere

NorthStar Digital Literacy*

Gain essential software and computer skills through self-guided modules. Assessments make it easy to skip over what you already know and focus on what you need. 

  • Free to access anytime, anywhere

Online learning and DIY

Auto Repair Source

Find the information you need to keep your vehicle running smoothly. Includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls, and more. Funded by the Friends of the Lincoln Public Library.

  • Library card required outside the library

Coursera*

Build skills with courses, certificates, and degrees online from world-class universities and companies. 

  • Ages 18+
  • Registration required
  • Having trouble getting access? E-mail us and we'll send you a personal invitation.

GetSetUp*

Take part in one of over 500 online classes, specifically designed for older adults! Your instructors and classmates will all be 55+. Stay healthy, learn new things, and make new friends. 

  • Ages 55+

LinkedIn Learning*

Learn business, creative, and technology skills to achieve your personal and professional goals. Access thousands of expert-led video tutorials and courses with Linkedin Learning. 

  • Library card required

SkillShare*

Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of classes for creative and curious people, on topics including illustration, design, photography, video, freelancing, and more. 

  • Library card required

Recursos Españoles

Britannica Escolar

Britannica Escolar está diseñado específicamente para estudiantes de primaria y secundaria e incluye artículos, imágenes, videos y un atlas. Fundado por California State Library.

  • Grades K-12
  • Library card is required outside the library

Learning Express Library: Recursos Para Hispanohablantes*

Herramientas de aprendizaje, carrera y ciudadanía en español. Este centro ofrece a los adultos, que están muy ocupados, los recursos para mejorar sus habilidades básicas, ganar sus credenciales de GED® o ser ciudadano estadounidense. Fundado por California State Library.

A-Z list of resources

Browse all our resources, listed by title. Prefer to browse by subject? Use the subject lists above – it includes all the same resources, grouped by topic.

Resources A-H

Academic Search Premier

A leading research database, offering full-text resources in a variety of subjects. Funded by the Friends of the Lincoln Public Library.

  • Grades 10+
  • Library card required outside the library

American Indian History

American Indian History offers fast access to more than 15,000 years of culture and history. It covers more than 600 Native American groups, including those from California. Funded by the United Auburn Indian Community.

  • Grades 9+
  • Library card required outside the library

The American Mosaic: The American Indian Experience

In-depth historical accounts and cultural information about the indigenous peoples of North America. Funded by the United Auburn Indian Community.

  • Grades 9+
  • Library card required outside the library

Ancestry.com Library Edition

A key genealogical collection with excellent coverage of the United States and the UK. Find census, vital, church, court, and immigration records. Tools for both beginners and experienced family history researchers provided.

  • Only available inside the library

Auto Repair Source

Find the information you need to keep your vehicle running smoothly. Includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls, and more. Funded by the Friends of the Lincoln Public Library.

  • Library card required outside the library

Book Connections

Enrich your reading of children's and young adult literature with reading lists and access supplementary materials like author interviews, vocabulary lists, and more. Funded by the California State Library.

  • Grades K-12, plus materials for parents and educators
  • Library card required outside the library

Brainfuse HelpNow

A full homework help suite, with live online tutoring, essay help, skill builders, and test prep. Funded by the Friends of the Lincoln Public Library.

  • Grades K-12+
  • Library card required outside the library

Brainfuse JobNow and VetNow

JobNow features free career exploration tools, a resume builder, interactive test preparation, and live resume and job interview coaching. VetNow offers extra support for veterans in navigating the VA, employment transition, and more. Funded by the California State Library and the Friends of the Lincoln Public Library.

  • Ages 16+
  • Library card required outside the library

Britannica Escolar

Britannica Escolar está diseñado específicamente para estudiantes de primaria y secundaria e incluye artículos, imágenes, videos y un atlas. Fundado por California State Library.

  • Grades K-12
  • Library card is required outside the library

Britannica School

Find information for homework and school projects by reading level, grade, and age. Funded by the California State Library.

  • Grades K-12
  • Library card is required outside the library

Coursera*

Build skills with courses, certificates, and degrees online from world-class universities and companies. 

  • Ages 18+
  • Registration required
  • Having trouble getting access? E-mail us and we'll send you a personal invitation.

CultureGrams

Learn about daily life and social customs around the world. The World Edition is written at a higher Lexile for older grades. Funded by the California State Library.

  • Grades 3+
  • Library card is required outside the library

DigitalLearn

If you are new to computers, or just haven't used them for a while, these tutorials can help you gain confidence with technology.

  • Ages 12+
  • Free to access anytime, anywhere

Explora

Access high-quality information for research papers, class projects, and more. Topic introductions make starting your research easy. Grade interfaces limit results by reading level. Funded by the Friends of the Lincoln Public Library.

GetSetUp*

Take part in one of over 500 online classes, specifically designed for older adults! Your instructors and classmates will all be 55+. Stay healthy, learn new things, and make new friends. 

  • Ages 55+

HeritageQuest Online

Discover the amazing history of you with this essential collection of genealogical and historical sources. Materials begin in the 1700s.

  • Library card required outside the library

Resources I-Q

LearningExpress Library*

Access online tutorials, practice tests and e-books to help you achieve your educational and professional goals. Improve your skills in reading, writing, math and basic science, search for jobs, build workplace skills and prepare for career certification exams. You'll also find college and grad school admissions test prep, GED® test prep and much more. 

  • Ages 16+
  • No library card required

LinkedIn Learning*

Learn business, creative, and technology skills to achieve your personal and professional goals. Access thousands of expert-led video tutorials and courses with Linkedin Learning. 

  • Library card required

Medline Plus

Medline Plus provides high-quality, relevant health and wellness information. Information is available in both English and Spanish. You can learn about health conditions, prescriptions, medical tests, and more.

  • Free to access anytime, anywhere

New York Times

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. Funded by the California State Library.

  • Library card required to access outside the library.
  • Outside the Library? Login to your account and follow the link on the left-hand side under “Additional Online Resources”.

NorthStar Digital Literacy*

Gain essential software and computer skills through self-guided modules. Assessments make it easy to skip over what you already know and focus on what you need. Includes support of job searching and distance learning. 

  • Free to access anytime, anywhere

Novelist Plus

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. Funded by the Friends of the Lincoln Public Library.

  • Library card required outside the library

ProQuest Coronavirus Research Database

This database curates content on coronaviruses, including COVID-19. It includes open-access articles and current research, and will continue to grow and evolve as the pandemic continues. Funded by the California State Library.

  • Grades 11+
  • Library card required outside the library

ProQuest eLibrary

A multidisciplinary database for high school and college students. Topic pages provide valuable context for both common and obscure research topics. Includes full-text books, magazines, journals, newspapers, photographs, transcripts, and videos. Funded by the California State Library.

  • Grades 9+
  • Library card required outside the library

Resources R-Z

Research Companion

This interactive tutorial guides students through the research process, from picking a topic to editing a final paper. Students will develop their critical thinking and information literacy skills. Students will learn to find, evaluate, and use information from a variety of sources. Funded by the California State Library.

  • Grades 8+
  • Library card required to access
  • Login to your account and follow the link on the left-hand side under “Additional Online Resources”.

SIRS Discoverer

Selected articles and graphics and books for social issues for early learners. Topic pages help students research common assignments on famous people, countries, animals, and more. Funded by the California State Library.

  • Grades 3-9
  • Library card required outside the library

SIRS Issue Researcher

A pro/con database for middle school students and up. Investigate over 360 complex social issues with overviews, essential questions, and contrasting viewpoints. Funded by the California State Library.

  • Grades 6+
  • Library card required outside the library

SkillShare*

Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of classes for creative and curious people, on topics including illustration, design, photography, video, freelancing, and more. 

  • Library card required

*These resources were supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act or the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.