Databases & Online Resources
The library offers access to databases and online resources on a wide variety of subjects. Some resources are licensed for use in Wyoming or Campbell County libraries only and require a password if you are not accessing them from within a library. To use these resources from home, provide your library card and PIN when they are requested.
Complete encyclopedia, Merriam-Webster dictionary and Thesaurus, and the Britannica Book of the Year. Additional resources include Gateway to the Classics, World Atlas, and Notable Quotations.
Choose an audience level (children, young adult, or the Reference Center for high school and adult researchers) and then search or browse for information in encyclopedias, magazines, videos, and web sites. Switch to Britannica Academic for college level or browse the country comparisons and statistics.
It’s easy to choose an age-appropriate level for conducting research, completing homework assignments, and working on special projects in the library or at home.
Explore learning materials, a dictionary and thesaurus, atlases, timelines, and other features – all at the appropriate grade level. Includes resources for PreK-2 (Fundamentals), PreK-5 (Elementary), Grades 6-8 (Compton’s), and Grades 9-12.
Culturegrams provides country reports that go beyond mere facts and figures to deliver a one-of-a-kind perspective on daily life and culture, including the background, customs, and lifestyles of the world’s people.
An extensive digital map collection, with more than 400,000 high-resolution, full-color historic maps. Cadastral (property and land-ownership) maps, antique world maps, city directories, and illustrations allow genealogists, historians, and researchers to track the residential genealogy of families and locations across time.
A comprehensive collection of primary and secondary source material covering 14 centuries of history from ancient to modern times. Resources include newspapers and journal articles, rare books, video clips, diaries, letters, dynamic maps, photos and more. Study units guide users through broad historical topics.
Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for nearly 500 popular, high school magazines. Supporting material includes reference books, image collections, maps, & flags.
Articles from popular, middle school magazines. Find biographies, historical essays, reference books, the Encyclopedia of Animals, an image collection, maps and flags. Articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexile).
National Geographic Virtual Library (Gale)
The complete archive of National Geographic magazine – every page of every issue from 1888 to the present – along with a searchable collection of National Geographic books, maps, images and videos.
Access the full text for popular, elementary school magazines. Additional content includes the American Heritage Children’s Dictionary, images, maps and flags. All articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexile).
View Sanborn fire insurance maps for U.S. cities and towns from 1867 – 1970. These documents are invaluable primary resource material for historical and genealogical research.
A multidisciplinary database specifically designed for elementary and middle school learners, researchers, and educators covering curriculum areas such as current events, history, health, language arts, math, science, social studies, and technology. The collection includes integrated educational Websites and reference materials such as the Compton’s by Britannica encyclopedia and DK Eyewitness books.
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. Available to Campbell County library cardholders. Have your library card number and PIN handy for access outside the library.
The USGS (United States Geological Survey) Warehouse contains access to all USGS numbered series since 1880, full product and thematic map content for over 40,000 publications and bibliographic citations for over 70,000 publications.
World Geography: Understanding a Changing World
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. Available to Campbell County library cardholders. Have your library card number and PIN handy for access outside the library.
Discover the history behind place names in Wyoming.