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Research

Doing research for a paper, a class or just for fun? We have split up our online databases into easy-to-find categories!

Arts & Culture

Expand your cultural horizons with these online resources! Learn about the arts, literature, global cultures, and more!

ProQuest Arts - Articles, advertisements, illustrations and photographs from every issue of Billboard, Variety, Vogue, and more. 

ProQuest Learning: Literature - Access to 350,000 complete and primary texts, criticism, and reference works.

ProQuest Literature Online - Leading online resource for the study and teaching of literature in English. It combines the texts of over 355,000 literary works with a vast library of key criticism and reference resources. 

ProQuest: Culture Grams - Learn about the world's countries, cultures, and peoples. 

Gale Literature Resource Center - The world's most current, comprehensive and reliable online literature database with full text. 

WorldCat - Global catalog of over 10,000 library collections. 

Genealogy

Whether you’re a seasoned genealogist or just beginning your family history journey, FPL provides free options to make your search a little easier.

Interested in learning more about our Genealogy Library? Click here!

African American Heritage - A groundbreaking digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research. 

HeritageQuest - Search census records, books, Freedman's Bank, and more.  

Obituary Records from 1842 Onward - Find Fayetteville obituary records from 1842 onward.  

Washington County Land and Marriage Records - Find information on land records from 1834 - 1991 and marriage records from 1845 - 1941 in Washington County, Arkansas. 

General

Not sure where to start your research? Our general resources include World Book Encyclopedia and ProQuest Central databases so you can find your next topic of interest. 

Academic Search Premier - Find comprehensive, multidisciplinary content from a variety of scholarly sources from EBSCO.   

ProQuest Agricultural & Environmental Science Collection - Provides full-text titles from around the world, including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, and government publications. 

Gale Legal Forms - Access the same forms used by law firms covering legal topics such as bankruptcy, bill of sale, contracts, divorce, landlord/tenant, real estate, name changes, power of attorney and living wills. 

ProQuest Central - Start your research with ProQuest Central to search 30+ databases.

ProQuest eLibrary - Multidisciplinary periodical and digital media content for research projects, including full-text documents from books, magazines, journals, newspapers, photographs, and videos. 

ProQuest News & Newspapers - News information from 1764 to today.

World Book Advanced - A reference tool for 8th grade and up that includes an encyclopedia, multimedia, eBooks, and primary sources.

World Book Discover - Reference resource with content and tools specifically tailored for students reading below grade level because of language or learning difficulties. 

History

History comes alive with our online resources! 

World Book Timelines - A resource for accessing or creating timelines for projects in the arts, literature, notable people, science & technology, world history, geography and more.

Biography in Context - Covering a vast array of people from historically significant figures to present-day newsmakers.

History Study Center - Collection of primary and secondary sources on global history from ancient times to the present.

Opposing Views in Context - Largest news properties in the U.S. highlighting the nation's most pressing issues - see both sides. 

Investing

Perfect for free market research and investment data 

Business Market Research Collection - Conduct company, industry, economic and geopolitical market research with information from Hoover's, Ox Research Country Reports and the Snapshots Series Industry Reports.  

Morningstar - Investment data on approximately 500,000 investment offerings, including stocks and mutual funds.   

Reference USA - A local guide to cities, towns and neighborhoods in the United States. 

Value Line - A complete online investment research system. 

Kids

Even our youngest library-goers need access to research materials made especially for them! 

World Book eBooks - A collection of 25 classic and 25 additional proprietary World Book nonfiction titles.

World Book Kids - General reference tool for young students with easy-to-read articles, thousands of illustrations, videos, comparison tools, and a wealth of engaging games and activities.

World Book Student - A research tool tailored for students in elementary & middle schools with over 40,000 encyclopedia and reference articles, 10,000 biographies, multimedia, videos, animations and student activities.  

Science & Medical

Whether you’re interested in a medical career or studying social sciences, we have a database for you!

Medical Database - Provides access to over 1,400 essential full-text publications covering topics across all areas of the medical sciences. The content is diverse enough to support the needs of medical students, faculty, and clinicians. 

Nursing & Allied Health Database (ProQuest Central) - Provides users with reliable healthcare information covering nursing, allied health, alternative and complementary medicine, and more. Suitable for researchers at healthcare facilities in addition to students of nursing and allied health programs at academic institutions.   

Science Online - Covers a range of scientific disciplines and includes comprehensive coverage of core science areas, in-depth overview essays, experiments, activities, and thousands of full-length videos and clips.   

ProQuest Social Sciences - Coverage across political science, sociology, the applied social sciences, criminal justice, education, and other areas.   

Today’s Science - Bridges the gap between the science taught in class and real-world discoveries. Provides in-depth explanations of important advances in biology, chemistry, the environment, space, physics, and technology.