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Browse our free digital resources below! Some of these resources require a library account with a valid Henderson address to access.

New Resource! Gale LegalForms - Take the law into your own hands and create accurate, reliable legal documents with no hassle. Offers Nevada-specific "attorney forms" – officially approved forms actually used by law firms. Many of the forms and documents are available in Word and Adobe format, so you just need to fill in the blanks.
Featured Resource! Business Press Express - Access to over 1,200 concise, practical e-books written by academic and industry leaders. Topics include small business management, finance, human resources, marketing, and project management.
Featured Resource! Linkedin Learning - Over 16,000 on-demand courses in business, technology, and creativity. Advance your career and explore in-demand skills. Use library code: "hendersonlibraries" when prompted.
Featured Resource! PressReader - Unlimited access to thousands of the world's top magazines (like US Weekly, Men's Health, HGTV Magazine, Reader's Digest) and newspapers (like Las Vegas-Review Journal, The Guardian). No limit on downloads and they're yours to keep forever.



Academic Search: Main Edition
An academic resource for your research providing full-text scholarly content for major college courses.

Accelerated Book Finder
Search for books with a corresponding Renaissance Accelerated Reader with Accelerated Reader Bookfinder.

AHFS Consumer Medication Information
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists provides info about drug information, use and safety. 

American Ancestors (In-Library Use Only)
New England Historic Genealogical Society provides family historians access to more than 1 billion records spanning the U.S. and beyond 

American Government
American Government provides a complete, multifaceted examination of the foundations of our government and political system that supports any curriculum or research project focused on the government of the United States.

American History
From the explorers of the Americas to the issues of today’s headlines, American History investigates the people, events, and stories of our nation’s evolution. (In-Library Use Only)
Ancestry is a provider of family history and personal DNA testing, harnessing the information found in family trees, historical records, genetics and health history to help people gain a new level of understanding about their lives.



Find a reading challenge, log your minutes, and get prizes!

Black Freedom Struggle in the United States
A selection of primary sources about Black Freedom Struggle in the United States. 

Book Connections
Over 177,000 resources on children's and young adult books.

Book Expert Online
Find information about books that are supported by Reading Counts!
Search for new, used, and/or out of print books, then connect to an individual online bookstores.

Brainfuse ensures that students, adult learners, and job-seekers have access to a personalized, all-in-one learning experience. They can work with live tutors, collaborate with peers, and study on their own.

Business Press Express
Access to over 1,200 concise, practical e-books written by academic and industry leaders. Topics include small business management, finance, human resources, marketing, and project management.

Business Source Elite
Provides publications covering topics such as accounting, banking, finance, international business, marketing, sales and more.



Chronicling America
Historic American newspapers by the Library of Congress and National  Endowment for the Humanities.

Study guides, test prep, and literature notes in easy to process formats.
Learn computer science using free, online tutorials. Create projects like games and activities using code.

Computer Source
Computer Source provides researchers with the latest information and current trends in high technology. Contains nearly 300 full-text journals and magazines covering topics such as computer science, programming, artificial intelligence, cybernetics, information systems, robotics, and software.    



Death Indexes and Records Online
Search a directory of links to websites with online death indexes death notices and registers, obituaries, listed by state and county. 

Digital Learn
A hub for digital literacy support and training. Courses on basic skills like using a computer, navigating a web site, and search. 

Digital Public Library of America
An online platform of freely available collections from America's libraries, archives, and museums.

Driving Tests
Nevada Driving Permit practice tests.

Online and mobile platforms to learn a variety of languages. 



Educational Resources Information Center is the largest education database in the world-containing over 1.5 million records of journal articles, research reports, curriculum and teaching guides, conference papers, dissertations and theses, and books. 

European Views of the Americas: 1492-1750
a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750 from European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed In Europe Relating to the Americas, 1493-1750.

Search through all Nevada State Databases through EBSCO with Explora.



Family Search
Free website offered by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints offers a variety of genealogical databases, records, Social Security Indexes, and Family History Library's catalog.

Federal Digital System
Free, official repository of digital documents from all three branches of the U.S. government.

Find a Grave
Find the graves of ancestors, create virtual memorials or add photos, virtual flowers and a note to a loved one's memorial. Search or browse cemeteries and grave records for every-day and famous people from around the world.

Digital magazines to read on your own device! Titles include TIME, Real Simple, Essence, and more!

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
For students and adults alike, the Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia database indexes over 25,000 records, covering an array of topics.



Gale LegalForms
Take the law into your own hands and create accurate, reliable legal documents with no hassle. Offers Nevada-specific "attorney forms" – officially approved forms actually used by law firms. Many of the forms and documents are available in Word and Adobe format, so you just need to fill in the blanks.

GCF Learn Free
Learn new words, practice reading, or review those grammar rules.

Google Books
Search the full-text of scanned books and read selections of digitized texts. Full-text and downloads available for items with no copyright restrictions. 

Google Scholar
Search for scholarly articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.

Create resume content with step-by-step resume writing guides, format your resume with templates, and download and email your resume in multiple formats. 

Great Courses on Kanopy
Find over 3,400 videos on Global Studies & Languages, Religion & Philosophy, Modern History, Literature, Ancient History, the Arts, Science & Technology, and more! Borrow up to 8 titles with your library card.

This complimentary research database provides scholarly, government and general-interest sources covering the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and governments and what can be done at each level to minimize negative impacts.

Great Graphic Novels
Great Graphic Novels for Teens is a list of recommended graphic novels and illustrated nonfiction for those ages 12-18, prepared yearly by YALSA.



A collaborative repository of digital content from major research libraries including content digitized via the Google Books project and Internet Archive initiatives, as well as content digitized locally by libraries.

Health Source: Consumer Edition
This full-text database covers a wide variety of subjects, including information on specific diseases as well as overall health topics. Subjects include fitness, nutrition, diabetes, aging, women's health, children's health and more.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic
This full-text database offers a trusted source of nursing and allied health literature. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition covers an array of relevant topics, including pediatric nursing, critical care, mental health, nursing management, medical law and many more.

Heritage Quest
A comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids.

Historical Map and Chart Collection
Office of Coast Survey's Historical Map & Chart Collection covers the land and waters of the United States of America, including territories and possessions (past and present). The images are free to download, and may be used for commercial or educational purposes.

History Reference Center
Covering both U.S. and world history topics, History Reference Center is a full-text database featuring more than 650,000 full-text records from peer-reviewed journals, reference books, periodicals and thousands of primary source documents.

Instantly borrow eBooks, audiobooks, comics, music, movies, and TV 24/7 and free with your library card! No waiting for titles! Borrow up to 8 titles a month.



Internet Broadway Database
Facts on Broadway musicals and plays. Includes performances, extensive credit information, theaters, characters, and more.

Internet Movie Database
Huge, fully-searchable database of film information, including credits, plot summaries, character names, and more.



JobNow, powered by Brainfuse, provides live interactive online help combined with online resources to guide you through the necessary tasks to get a job.



Discover thought-provoking and enriching entertainment on one convenient streaming platform. Browse thousands of titles and stream up to 8 videos per month, anytime and anywhere on your preferred devices. 

Khan Academy
Watch instructional videos and go through practice exercises for free online. Included are math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more.



Learning Express
Learning Express 3.0 is a source for test preparation skills and for 1,000 online practice tests for healthcare, law enforcement, military, and more. Also includes ACT, SAT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT and MCAT.

Quickly find out whether a specific book is within your child’s Lexile range. Use the Quick Book Search feature at “Find a Book.”

From the creators of OverDrive, Libby is an easy-to-use app that allows you to borrow and read the same digital content as OverDrive, but with a different look and feel. Borrow up to 7 items at a time with a 21-day loan period.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
This free research database provides indexing and abstracting for key library and information science journals, books, research reports and more.

Library of Congress Catalog
The catalog of the Library of Congress. Contains 17 million catalog records for books, serials, manuscripts, maps, music, recordings, images, and electronic resources in the Library of Congress collections.

Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Catalog
Contains catalog records and digital images representing a rich cross-section of still pictures. Include photographs, fine and popular prints and drawings, posters, and architectural and engineering drawings. 

Life Magazine Digital Archive
Life Magazine is a photographic magazine chronicling the 20th Century. Browse all issues of Life Magazine in full color and search the full text through Google Books.

Linkedin Learning
Over 16,000 on-demand courses in business, tech, design, and creativity. Advance your career or learn a new in-demand skill. 

Literature Criticism Online
The largest curated online collection of literary criticism in the world, this resource brings together 10 acclaimed multidisciplinary series representing a range of modern and historical views on authors and their works across regions, eras and genres.



MAS Ultra: School Edition
Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for popular high school magazines covering a wide-range of subject areas including history, science, careers and more.

MasterFile Complete
MasterFILE Complete contains full text for general reference magazines and publications that cover a wide-range of subject areas including business, health, education, general science and multicultural issues. It also offers over 70,000 videos from the Associated Press.

Allows users to search about specific conditions using dictionaries, MEDLINE, PUBMED and other resources.

Mergent Intellect
Powered by Hoover's™, Mergent Intellect offers new and existing clients a unique opportunity to access private and public U.S and international business data, industry news, facts and figures, executive contact information, the ability to access industry profiles and much more.

Microsoft 365 
Learn the basics of Microsoft Office 365, including Outlook, OneDrive, Word, Excel, and more.

Middle Search Plus
Designed for middle school libraries, Middle Search Plus contains primary source documents including Essential Documents in American History and reference books such as the Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia and the Encyclopedia of Animals. Full-text magazines include Sports Illustrated Kids, Scholastic News, National Geographic and dozens more.



National Archives and Records Administration
An independent Federal agency that preserves U.S. historical documents and oversees the management of all Federal records.

National Map
Collaborative effort from the United States Geological Survey and other partners to deliver topographic information. 

Newspaper Source Plus
Newspaper Source Plus includes more than 860 full-text newspapers, providing more than 35 million full-text articles. In addition, the database features more than 857,000 television and radio news transcripts.

Nevada Career Explorer
This free tool available to anyone in Nevada with a library card helps people learn about themselves, build skills, and apply for regional jobs. It's made available by the State Library for Henderson Libraries patrons!



Occupational Outlook Handbook
Find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.

Borrow eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines on your device! Available 24/7 and titles are automatically returned on their due date. Place holds, create wish lists, and return titles easily. Borrow up to 7 titles a month with your library card. Please note: OverDrive has discontinued the legacy OverDrive app for iOS, Android, and Windows 8/10 and is transitioning users to the Libby app. Libby is Overdrive's newer app for browsing and enjoying digital content from our library.

OWL at Purdue 
Find writing resources and instructional material, and we provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. 



Points of View Reference Center
Points of View contains resources that present multiple sides of an issue. This database provides rich content that can help students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.

Unlimited access to thousands of the world's top magazines (like US Weekly, Men's Health, HGTV Magazine, Reader's Digest) and newspapers (like Las Vegas-Review Journal, The Guardian). No limit on downloads and they're yours to keep forever.

Primary Search
Designed specifically for elementary school libraries, this database provides students with encyclopedic entries written specifically for kids. In addition, the database includes full-text popular magazines including those from Cricket Media, such as Ladybug and Spider. Other magazines include Highlights, Junior Scholastic and dozens more.

Professional Development Collection
This database provides a highly specialized collection of electronic information especially for educators, professional librarians and education researchers.

More than 19 million citations for biomedical articles from MEDLINE and life science journals. Citations may include links to full-text articles from PubMed Central or publisher web sites.



Quick Picks for Reluctant YA Readers
Identifies titles aimed at encouraging reading among teens who dislike to read for whatever reason. The list selects both fiction and nonfiction.



Reading Rants
A website featuring out of the ordinary booklists for teens, written by Jennifer Hubert and designed by Andrew Mutch that has been an online presence since 1998.

Referencia Latina
Referencia Latina includes over 150 multidisciplinary reference books, over 50 general interest magazines, more than 2,500 health reports, and over 1 million images with captions in Spanish.

Regional Business News
This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. Click here for a complete title list. Click here for more info.


Provides a search of over 36 scientific databases and 200 million pages of science information with just one query, and is a gateway to 1,850+ scientific Websites

Science Reference Center
Science Reference Center is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content. This database contains full text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, etc. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.

An educational, gaming website designed to make learning fun! Play for free with your library card.



Tax Forms (IRS Website)
Access the IRS website for access to tax forms and instructions.

Teacher Reference Center
A complimentary research database for teachers, Teacher Reference Center (TRC) provides indexing and abstracts for more than 200 peer-reviewed journals.

Empowering readers from PreK-12 and beyond to connect deeply with a book, gain new insights and understanding from authors, and enjoy the reading experience. 

Tech Boomers
Tutorials for popular websites like Facebook, Amazon, and eBay for older adults or other inexperienced Internet users.

Teen Book Finder
Search 4,000+ books, audiobooks, and films from YALSA's book awards and book lists.

Teen Ink
Includes magazines, blogs, book series, and websites written entirely by teens.

Typing Tutorial
Use this free, interactive course to learn how to type proficiently.



United States Census
Data tools, maps, publications, and news relating to the United States Census. 

United States Copyright Office
Links to general information and publications about copyright and the copyrighting process.

United States Geography
This interactive database helps students better understand the geographic, historic, social, political, cultural, and economic landscape of the United States, as well as the complexities underlying the challenges facing the nation and individual states.

US Government Printing Office
The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) is the Federal Government’s official, digital, secure resource for producing, procuring, cataloging, indexing, authenticating, disseminating, and preserving the official information products of the U.S. Government. The GPO is responsible for the production and distribution of information products and services for all three branches of the Federal Government, including U.S. passports for the Department of State as well as the official publications of Congress, the White House, and other Federal agencies in digital and print formats.

Universities Worldwide
Searchable database of over 9,500 universities in over 200 countries. 



Value Line
An independent investment research and financial publishing firm known for The Value Line Investment Survey, a stock analysis newsletter used in global investment and trading markets. For assistance, please see these Value Line tutorial videos.


Free, online tutorials for learning HTML, CSS, SQL, PHP, Python, Java, jQuery and JavaScript with the world's largest web developer site.

World at War
Recently revised, improved and expanded, this user-friendly database is an invaluable online resource that presents comprehensive information and unique insights into the military conflicts that have defined our world's identity from its beginning to today.

World Book
When you need fast, reliable information for homework, reports, or just a lingering question, World Book Online is the place to go. It has a suite of seven databases geared toward specific age ranges and abilities, from the youngest learners to adults and a colorful, approachable look and feel with articles written at your student's level.

World Geography
World Geography provides authoritative content and online tools that develop students’ global literacy, focusing on the geographic, political, social, economic, and cultural forces that are increasingly important in our globalized world.

World History: Ancient & Medieval Eras
World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras covers early human history around the globe—from prehistoric times to the beginnings of the Renaissance.

World History: The Modern Era
World History: The Modern Era (covering history from the Renaissance to today) is the latest update of the reference standard of electronic history reference materials for high school and high-level middle school coursework.