Databases

The library subscribes to several online databases, so that you can search them for free. Find information on consumer products, help with schoolwork and research, legal forms, auto repair manuals, genealogy tools, newspaper and magazine articles and more.


Learning Express Library

Whatever your goal, LearningExpress Library's resources will help you succeed. Each of our Learning Centers offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want — at school, at work, or in life. Looking to land a job? You'll find an entire Learning Center dedicated to helping you get the one that's right for you.
Set up your account from a computer at the Rolla Public Library and then access from anywhere.

Elementary School Workplace Skills Improvement
Middle School Occupation Practice Tests
High School Skill Building for Adults
College Preparation U.S. Citizenship
College Students Recursos para Hispanohablantes
Popular Software Tutorials Computer and Internet Basics
GED Preparation

EBSCO Research & Educational Resources

EBSCO offers a broad range of full text and bibliographic databases designed for research. Subject areas include: academic, biomedical, government, school, and corporate libraries.
Use your RPL account number to access from anywhere.

  • Quick Search — Search popular magazines and newspapers in MasterFile Premier and Newspaper Source.
  • Book Collection: Nonfiction — Full-text books for kids and young adults.
  • Alphabetical List of Resources — Choose and Search ALL resources from an alphabetical list.
  • Resources by Subject — Choose and search ALL resources from a subject list.
  • Academic Search Elite — Peer reviewed journals for Academics and college bound students.
  • Professional Developement Collection — Education related materials to support teacher PD.
  • Searchasaurus — Age appropriate articles for K - 2nd grade homework help.
  • Kids Search — Age appropriate research materials for elementary and middle school students.
  • Student Research Center — Research materials for middle and high school students.
  • Science Reference Center — Teacher and student resources for all science research needs.
  • Consumer Health Complete — Covering all areas of health & wellness from mainstream to alternative.

Gale Databases

Thousands of overview essays, critical analyses, biographies, primary sources, creative works and multimedia elements make it easy for students to research papers and class assignments in five core subject areas: history, literature, biography, science and social studies.
Use your RPL account number to access from anywhere.


HeritageQuest® Online

HeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive treasury 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—that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past.
Use your RPL account number to access from anywhere.

  • Search Census — Find ancestors in the complete set of US Federal Census images from 1790-1940, including name indexes for may years.
  • Search Books — Find information on people and places described in over 28,000 family and local histories.
  • Search PERSI™ Archive — Find information about people and places from this index of over 2.3 million genealogy and local history articles (1800-2009).
  • Search Revolutionary War — Search selected records from Revolutionary War Era Pension & Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files.
  • Search Freedman's Bank — Search for individuals in Freedman's Bank (1865-1874), which was founded to serve African Americans.
  • Search U.S. Serial Set — Search the Memorials, Petitions, and Private Relief Actions of the US Congress in the ProQuest™ U.S. Serial Set.