Online Resources & Databases

Databases

We are pleased to offer several databases for research and enjoyment. 

Access

To access any of the following databases, you must have an active library card with The Festus Public Library. 

When prompted to enter your library card number, entire the entire 14 digit card number.

Festus Public Library Building

Resources

Tumble Book Library Website
EBSCO E-books website

The Tumble Book Library is a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books) with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, Read-Alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation), TumbleTV which consists of pre-set playlists of a sequence of books and Tumble Puzzles and Games. TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books which we have licensed from children's book publishers and converted to the TumbleBook format.

Find fiction and non-fiction for both adults and children with more than 33,000 titles with unlimited simultaneous downloads. 21-day check out period. *Note: an EBSCOhost account is needed to check out materials.

EBSCO logo
Learning Express Library website

EBSCOhost is a powerful online reference system accessible via the Internet. It offers a variety of proprietary full text databases and popular databases from leading information providers. The comprehensive databases range from general reference collections to specially designed, subject-specific databases for: 

  • Academic
  • Corporate
  • Medical
  • Public
  • School libraries

LearningExpress Library features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks to help patrons of all ages. 

It offers: 

  • Career certification and licensure exam pre
  • College and grad school entrance test prep
  • GED® test prep
  • Job search and workplace skills improvement
  • Skill building in: 
    • Basic science
    • Math
    • Reading
    • Writing

*Note: A Learning Express account is needed to access materials

Explora

With the new Explora interface, you’ll not only have access to the same research content from EBSCO, but also additional content including grade level topic overviews, health videos and Associated Press videos that are not currently available in the Kids Search and Student Research Center interfaces.

Explora - Elementary

Explora Logo website

Explora - Middle School

Explora Logo website

Explora - High School

Explora Logo website

Explora - High School

Explora Logo website

Access to: 

  • eBook Kindergarten through 8 Collection
  • Primary Search (magazines)
  • Topic Overviews Kindergarten through 5

Access to Primary Search (magazines), eBook Kindergarten through 8 Collection, and Topic Overviews Kindergarten through 5.  

Access to Academic Search Elite (magazines)

Book Collection Nonfiction:

High School Edition

Book Collection Nonfiction: 

  • Consumer Health Complete
  • eBook High School Collection, 
  • eBook Kindergarten through 8 Collection
  • MAS Ultra - School Edition
  • Middle School Edition
  • Middle Search Plus (magazines)
  • Newspaper Source
  • Science Reference Center Topic Overviews 6th through 12th grade

Access to Book Collection Nonfiction:

  • Book Collection
  • High School Edition

Nonfiction: 

  • Consumer Health Complete
  • eBook Public Library Collection
  • MasterFILE Premier (magazines)
  • Middle School Edition
  • Newspaper Source
  • Science Reference Center

HeritageQuest

HeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources-rich in: 

  • Convenient research guides
  • Interactive census maps
  • Local and family histories
  • Unique primary sources
  • And more

Teen Health and Wellness

Teen Health and Wellness This award-winning resource provides middle and high school students with up-to-date, nonjudgmental, self-help support. Articles are correlated to state, national and provincial standards. Topics covered include diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, mental health, suicide, bullying and LGBTQ+ information. It has recently been updated to meet the needs of today’s teens and with new content on bullying, suicide, vaping, opioid abuse, gender identity, school safety, sexual harassment, COVID-19 and more.

Digital Literacy

Digital Literacy Empower learners with digital citizenship skills to navigate today’s virtual landscape. Interactive activities guide students through project-based learning activities using digital tools to create podcasts, multimedia presentations, social media campaigns, and more. Database articles explore cyberbullying, digital research skills, citizen journalism, and more. Digital Literacy will give your students and patrons the skills to be savvy digital citizens!

Financial Literacy

Financial Literacy The Rosen Financial Literacy database makes economics and personal finance easy to understand and highly engaging. Articles explore macro-, micro-, and global economics as well as personal and household finance. Users will learn to manage credit and debt, save and invest with confidence, plan for college and retirement and avoid fraud and scams. Financial Literacy is an online economics and personal finance resource specifically designed for students in grades 7–12, but can easily benefit adults.

Notice

Access to EBSCOhost, HeritageQuest, LearningExpress Library, Teen Health and Wellness, Digital Literacy, and Financial Literacy is provided to eligible MOREnet members through funding by the Missouri General Assembly for the REAL Program. This appropriation is made to the Secretary of State's Office and is administered by the Missouri State Library. Additional funding for these resources is provided by MOREnet member fees.

Online Resources

Tax Forms

Federal Tax Forms

IRS website

Missouri Tax Forms

Official Missouri State Website
Missouri Jobs website

Job Searching

Jobs.mo.gov is the web portal for information and online services provided by the Missouri Division of Workforce Development (DWD). DWD provides workforce services for businesses and job seekers. In Missouri, DWD serves as the state agency that administers the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and Wagner-Peyser funding for workforce activities.

Jefferson County Libraries

Festus Public Library cardholders have reciprocal borrowing privileges with Crystal City Public Library. Cards may be purchased at De Soto Public Library and Jefferson County Library.

Crystal City Public Library

Crystal City Public Library website

De Soto Public Library

De Soto Public Library website

Jefferson County Library

Jefferson County Library website