Database Resources

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Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition is a genealogy research tool created for library users. It gives patrons instant access to a wide range of unique resources for genealogical and historical research.

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Chilton Library

ChiltonLibrary provides exclusive photographs, diagnostics designed by instructors, step-by-step repair procedures, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for automobiles and light trucks in one easy-to-use web site. Since this library subscribes to ChiltonLibrary, you are now equipped with decades of data to maintain your vehicle

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Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health Complete is an Ebsco database that focuses on health issues.  To find articles on health issues use this link!

at home or in the Library
Ebsco Host

Search for articles in hundreds magazines, journals, and newspapers.  This is one of KPL's most complete databases.

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Ebsco Mobile

On a mobile device?  Use this link to better search all of Ebsco's articles.  Great for searching on the run.  

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OCLC FirstSearch is a database of containing millions items.  You can search the FirstSearch catalog to locate items that are not owned by Kirkwood Public Library.  Such items may be requested directly from FirstSearch using the ILL (interlibrary loan) tab.  You may contact the Information Services desk in person, though Email, or by calling 314-821-5770, ext. 1012.

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Gale Discovering Collection

Gale's Discovering Collection allows students to get the "whole picture" on any curriculum topic. Provide your students award-winning reference content from Gale and they will develop their critical-thinking skills by placing people, places, events and primary documents in context.

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Gale Power Search

Gale PowerSearch is a platform unlike any other, providing libraries with a sophisticated, yet simple, solution for managing a wealth of periodical, reference and primary source information. Moreover, PowerSearch provides you with access to all the Gale content in your library's collection through one, single search query.

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HeritageQuest Online

HeritageQuest Online allows you to search images of the U.S. Federal census records from 1790 up to 1930.

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You can now easily search across multiple resources for quick subject and database searching on a single page! This search includes some of the databases listed below such as Business Source and Discovering Collection. Additionally the search will include the St. Louis Post Dispatch and the Kansas City Star and other databases.

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