The following databases and paid subscriptions are provided for Artesia Public Library card holders. Contact the library for information regarding account set-up, usernames, and passwords where necessary.
Access Video on Demand Just for Kids
The Just for Kids Streaming Video Collection includes clips from thousands of fun and informative video and audio titles on topics including music and arts, animals, sports and hobbies, math and science, history, reading, and much more, plus hundreds of educational interactives—kid-safe, ad-free, and perfect for children’s programs.
Access Video on Demand
Access Video On Demand provides unlimited access to thousands of full-length videos and clips, on or off site. With easily accessible, meaningful video content for all patrons, this streaming video solution features exclusive, high-interest videos from top producers, plus new content is added regularly.
Ancestry Library Edition
ProQuest has partnered with Ancestry.com to create Ancestry Library Edition, one of the most important genealogical collections available today with unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom.
You may only access this resource within the library.
AtoZ Maps Online
AtoZ Maps Online™ is a collection of 60,000 royalty-free maps that students and library patrons can download and print. Map types include world, country, state, political, physical, outline, environmental, scientific, and antique maps. Also included are visual glossaries, geography games, extensive flag images, and teaching tools.
AtoZ the USA
AtoZ the USA™ is a large-scale encyclopedia of US state and country information. State information is arranged into 103 editorial and image datasets for each state. Topics include history, geography, demographics, education, food and recipes, government, crime, maps, media outlets, symbols, sports, and more.
AtoZ World Travel
AtoZ World Travel™ contains 202 world city travel guides. These beautifully illustrated and up-to-date guides cover travel essentials, attractions, insiders’ information, excursions, nightlife, shopping, culture, cuisine, health, security, language, maps, and lots more.
AtoZ the World
AtoZ the World™ provides information on more than 120 topics for 175 countries, making it the world’s largest and most comprehensive database of country information. It features an abundance of global knowledge paired with graphics and photographs highlighting country culture, history, language, education, and global travel.
AtoZ Food America
AtoZ Food America™ provides 7,000 recipes, 650 ingredient articles, vintage food labels and ads, historical what did they eat articles, how to make food videos, and more, AtoZ Food America is the world's largest database of American food, culture, and recipes. It features content and information found nowhere else combined with beautiful graphics and illustrations.
A to Z World Food
AtoZ World Food™ is the world's largest and most comprehensive database of food and food culture for 174 countries. This proprietary database includes 884 food culture articles, 6,500 traditional recipes, 650 ingredient articles, historical timelines, glossaries, and 2,000 food quotes. Lavishly illustrated with 14,000 photos.
Biography Reference Center
Biography Reference Center offers a comprehensive collection of more than 450,000 full text biographies, including the complete full text run of Biography Today and Biography Magazine, as well as thousands of narrative biographies that are not available in other databases.
Bloom’s Literature offers a comprehensive resource for the study of literature. Edited and curated by Yale University professor Harold Bloom, this database includes thousands of critical essays and discussion questions, plus author biographies and character analyses, full-length poems, the full text of hundreds of reference books, full-length videos of classic plays and films, and more.
Explore the updated online encyclopedia from Encyclopedia Britannica with hundreds of thousands of articles, biographies, videos, images, and Web sites.
Britannica Library for Children
Britannica Online For Children is an essential online homework helper for children aged 6-14 years. It covers core subjects - Mathematics, English and Science as well as History, Geography, the Arts and many more subject areas.
Britannica Image Quest
Britannica ImageQuest brings lessons, assignments, and projects to life with over three million images from 60 leading collections…and growing!
Britannica Spanish Reference Center
Utiliza la cuenta y la contraseña de tu escuela para acceder a Britannica Escolar. Una vez autenticado, puedes acceder a tu cuenta personal. Iniciar sesión.
Consumer Health Complete
Consumer Health Complete (CHC) is EBSCO's interface designed for the everyday consumer of health care information. CHC provides convenient access to easily understandable health and medical information. Consumers can search and browse within medical encyclopedias, popular reference books, and magazine articles.
Creativebug.com has thousands of award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.
Free New Mexico Motor Vehicle Department Permit Practice Tests. These New Mexico practice tests are good for the permit test, driver's license test, and the senior citizen's refresher test. The written part of those tests in New Mexico is the same.
Ebsco MasterFILE Elite
MasterFILE Elite provides full text for magazines, periodicals and reference books covering a wide-range of subject areas. It also includes an extensive image collection containing photos, maps and flags.
El Portal - New Mexico State Library Databases
El Portal is a collection of databases that provide free access anytime to resources that are otherwise unavailable for free on the Internet. This includes newspapers, magazine and journal articles, and reference books such as encyclopedias. Materials are available for all age ranges and interests. El Portal is where you will find the databases Brainfuse, Chilton Library, and Gale Legal Forms Library. El Portal is administered by the New Mexico State Library.
Fiero Code is a self-paced learn-to-code software for kids ages 8-18. Through hundreds of coding tutorials and dozens of real-world projects, this high-impact educational e-resource prepares the youth in your library community for jobs and provides meaningful life skills such as critical thinking and problem solving.
"Freegal® Music is a free music service from your library. All you need is your library card number. Freegal® Music offers access to over 16 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 40,000+ labels with music that originate in over 100 countries. Stream 5 hours of music each day and download up to 3 songs each week - yours to keep for your personal use.”
Hobbies and Craft Reference Center
Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center is a full text database accessible via a custom EBSCO interface designed primarily for use in public libraries. Content in the database includes a collection of core, proprietary articles covering over 140 topics, as well as licensed periodicals, books and video that focus on categories commonly referred to as hobbies and crafts and is available in high-quality PDF format. Features include the ability to search the Hobbies & Crafts interface by category, view all available topics and browse popular resources related to the area of Hobbies & Crafts.
Hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! Titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. We have hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily.
Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video platform for public libraries and universities that offers films and documentaries. Kanopy's subdivision, Kanopy Kids, includes children's programming; all Kanopy member accounts have access to Kanopy Kids.
Legal Forms Library
Gale LegalForms helps patrons understand common legal procedures through access to authentic, professional legal documents for businesses—and it’s the only electronic reference to offer legal forms that are truly state-specific. Useful for filing patents and trademarks, developing leases, creating bills of sale, delegating power of attorney, and more, these forms are ideal for supporting legal tasks that business owners need to manage.
Legal Information Reference Center
Legal Information Reference Center™ contains more than 310 full-text publications and thousands of legal forms. Many of the full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo, the nation's oldest and most-respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses. This database offers the everyday user the necessary tools and detailed “how-to” instructions to independently address a wide-range of legal issues including business law, financial planning, family law, property & real estate and rights & disputes.
Mango is the only personalized, adaptive language-learning experience that provides the tools and guidance you need to expand your language skills wherever and however you learn best.
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation's record keeper. Of all documents and materials created in the course of business conducted by the United States Federal government, only 1%-3% are so important for legal or historical reasons that they are kept by us forever.
Those valuable records are preserved and are available to you, whether you want to see if they contain clues about your family’s history, need to prove a veteran’s military service, or are researching a historical topic that interests you.
NewsBank Access World News
Access World News offers information on topics related to controversial issues and current events, education, health, politics, government and more from a variety of news media including newspapers, videos and web-only content including the Albuquerque Journal, Roswell Daily Record, Carlsbad Current Argus, USA Today and over 4,700 sources.
NewsBank Access World News Access Military, Government, Defense
Access Military, Government & Defense offers extensive coverage of the U.S. Armed Forces and the federal government, as well as military and defense news, issues, strategies, careers and lifestyles, pay and benefits, training, law, equipment, technology, and much more.
NewsBank America's Historical Newspapers
As the first draft of history, newspapers document the life and times of a community, a region and a nation. For searching and browsing American newspapers published in the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries, America’s Historical Newspapers, 1690-1922 is the single most extensive online resource of its kind. Available in the library or from home, this acclaimed collection—fully searchable by key word—provides researchers, students and genealogists with more than 1,100 historical newspapers from all 50 states.
NewsBank Access World News Acceda Noticias
Spanish language newspapers, magazines and newswires from the U.S. and around the world including Argentina, Chile, Columbia, Mexico and Spain.
NewsBank Find a Topic
Find information related to business, education, the environment, health, international issues, jobs and careers, leisure activities (book reviews), politics and government, social issues, sports, STEM and technology.
NoveList Plus is a comprehensive readers' advisory resource for fiction and nonfiction. With an intuitive interface and extensive proprietary content, NoveList Plus answers the question: What should I read next?
Salem Press/ Grey House Publishing offers a comprehensive collection of titles that covers all aspects of human health, from addictions to diseases to psychology and an award-winning medical guide. Many of these titles are available for viewing in the library, and now we are able to provide digital access.
Small Engine Repair Reference Center
Small Engine Repair Reference Center (SERRC) is a full text database accessible via a custom EBSCO interface. It contains the full set of small engine repair manuals. These manuals contain thousands of accurate and concise step-by-step maintenance and repair instructions for hundreds of small engine machines and their supporting components. Routine maintenance, such as tune-ups and brake service, as well as more extensive repairs involving engine transmission disassembly are covered. Engines types include: motorcycles, ATVs, personal water craft, snowmobiles, lawn mowers, tractors, snow blowers, generators, and more. Detailed and user-friendly content is provided in high-quality PDF files. Many documents contain photos and detailed illustrations to visually support step-by-step procedures.
Lifelong learning courses in over 30 subject areas, many of which offer continuing education units (CEUs).
Powered by Weiss Ratings and Grey House Publishing, this website gives you powerful new tools to protect your finances, invest wisely, grow your wealth, and learn more about your finances.
World Almanac Kids
The World Almanac® for Kids Online includes exclusive online-only material as well as content from award-winning Chelsea House and Facts On File sets and series. Each subject area provides resources for elementary- and middle school-level homework, reports, and projects, and kids can explore age-appropriate topics while developing online research skills with a trusted content source.
World News Digest
For more than 75 years, World News Digest has been a go-to resource for context and background on key issues of both historical events and breaking news. With more than 300,000 original articles and a vast archive covering every major event since its inception, this database offers concise summaries of current events and clearly written essays on the top issues of the day.