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Library Databases and Online Resources

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  • See the Subject Guides for additional database suggestions when researching businesses, genealogy, literature, and other popular topics.

Clayton County Library System provides library card holders with access to over a hundred different commercial databases and other online resources such as tutorials and e-books that are not freely available on the web. A few of the most popular databases are listed here. Please contact us if you require assistance.

Research Databases and Online Training

Most of these databases require a Clayton County-issued library card number when accessing them outside of the library buildings.

AtoZdatabases
Premier reference and marketing database including 30 million business profiles and 220 million residents. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and more. More Info

Brainfuse
Live, online tutoring for children, teens, and adults in popular topics - math, science, social studies, Microsoft Office, and more. Practice tests and test preparation for GED, SAT, ACT, US Citizenship test, and more. Assistance is available in English and Spanish. More Info | Espanol

Chilton Automotive Manuals
Auto repair manuals for thousands of vehicles. More Info

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Encyclopedias, specialized reference resources, and business plans. More Info

Mango Languages
Online, self-paced courses to learn Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Japanese, or English. More Info

Online Books

See the Books page.

GALILEO Databases and Online Training

GALILEO, also known as Georgia's "Virtual Library," provides access to over 100 research databases that include magazine and newspaper articles, online books, scholarly reports, government documents, historical records, and more for researchers and students on a wide variety of topics.

The password to the GALILEO databases changes every few months. If you know your PINES password, you can log in to your PINES Account and click the GALILEO Link in the bottom right hand corner of the page. You may also call us at any of our branch locations during business hours for assistance.

GALILEO
Use this link to log into the main GALILEO page. Use the tabs to search or browse by subject, by type of publication, by the name of a particular database, or by the name of a particular magazine.

A few of the most popular and useful databases included in GALILEO are:

Learning Express Job & Career Accelerator
Online tool to help create resumes and cover letters, identify potential occupations based on interests, and search current job postings. More Info

Learning Express Library
Online resources, tutorials, and practice tests for official exams such as the SAT, GED, ASVAB, Firefighter, Police Officer, U.S. Citizenship, Postal Worker, Cosmetology, Real Estate Exams, and more. Also includes resources to improve reading, writing, math and grammar skills. More Info

Newspapers and Magazines:

ProQuest Newspapers
Atlanta Journal-Constitution (1990-),Los Angeles Times (1985-), New York Times (1980-), Wall Street Journal (1984-), Washington Post (1987-), Christian Science Monitor (1988-).

MasterFILE Elite
Articles on all topics; hobbies, reviews health, business, and more.

Academic Search Complete
Similar to MasterFile but includes over 9,000 scholarly journals in addition to general magazines.

General Encyclopedias and Reference Materials:

New Georgia Encyclopedia
Online encyclopedia of Georgia history, culture, geography and more.

Examples of Specialized Encyclopedias and Reference Materials:

Be sure to check the Subject Guides for database suggestions when researching various topics, or feel free to contact us for assistance.

NoveList
Fiction book lists, guidance on choosing books to read that match your interests.

Merck Manual
Standard, easy to use medical reference books.