Helpful Databases


America's Genealogy Bank

Climb beyond the names and dates on your family tree to the recorded details of their daily lives. Find the facts in four centuries of newspapers, books, and documents.

America's Newspapers & Magazines

Find information related to business, careers, education, health, politics, science and technology, social studies, and more from a vareity of news media including newspapers, newswires, blogs, videos, and web-only content featuring the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Saline Courier, Hot Springs Village Voice, USA Today, and more.

America's Obituaries

Search for obituaries published across the nation by region, name, date, or obituary text.

Ancestry Library

Find Census, birth, marriage, death records, and more. Available only inside the library.

Arkansas DMV Practice Test

Driving-Tests makes free permit practice tests, that are written by experts, are available to anyone who wants to study, and come with online copies of official state guides.

Arkansas DMV Study Guide

PDF downloads of the Arkansas Driver Exam study guide are available from the Arkansas State Police website.

Arkansas Legal Services Online

Center for Arkansas Legal Services and Legal Aid of Arkansas make up AR Legal Services. They assist every county in the state clients every year in priority subjects, such as family law, consumer issues, bankruptcy or evictions.


Premier Reference and Marketing Database including 30 million business profiles & 220 million residents. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more.

Categories Business Tools

Brainfuse HelpNow

HelpNow provides live tutoring on a variety of subjects, offering a comprehensive suite of online academic services designed to support many learning needs and styles.

To access ACT and SAT prep materials, click on "Skillsurfer" under "Expert Help." You will then be able to select "College Entrance Test Prep" and choose your preferred test and subject. 

Brainfuse JobNow

JobNow provides you with practical tools to help you get a job. Get live interview coaching, expert resume analysis, and more.

Chilton Auto Library

Chilton Library provides exclusive photographs, diagnostics designed by instructors, step-by-step repair procedures, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for automobiles and light trucks in one easy-to-use web site. Since this library subscribes to Chilton Library, you are now equipped with decades of data to maintain your vehicle.

Clinical Trials is a registry and results database of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the United States and around the world. gives you information about a trial's purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details. This information should be used in conjunction with advice from health care professionals.

Colorín Colorado

Colorín Colorado is the premier national website serving educators and families of English language learners (ELLs) in Grades PreK-12. Colorín Colorado has been providing free research-based information, activities, and advice to parents, schools, and communities around the country for more than a decade.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

CFPB aims to make consumer financial markets work for consumers, responsible providers, and the economy as a whole. They protect consumers from unfair, deceptive, or abusive practices and take action against companies that break the law. They arm people with the information, steps, and tools that they need to make smart financial decisions.

Categories Business Tools

Consumer Reports with Best Deals Plus

The online version of Consumer Reports provdies expert and independent reviews of items for buyers.

Categories Business Tools


Coursera offers over 2,000 courses--which can be taken for free or for a small fee to earn an official certificate--from leading institutions like Harvard and Stanford. Popular classes include: Machine Learning, Financial Markets, Programming, Philosophy and more. 


By signing up for Creativebug you'll enjoy unlimited access to thousands of online art and craft classes. Watch their classes anytime, anywhere. Since their classes never expire, you can start and stop projects at your own pace. No pressure, just possibilities!


Provides access to cultural reports, statistics, and primary source material for countries across the globe, including the United States and Canadian provinces. Includes unique information such as native recipes, interviews, photos and videos.

Digital Learn

The Public Library Association's new site,, is an Institute of Museum and Library Services grant-funded project to create an online hub for digital literacy support and training.

DMV Permit Practice Test

Answer real DMV questions and get immediate feedback for free with no registration required. Take as many practice tests as you want, until you're ready to take the real DMV test! This website will increase your chances of passing the official DMV test. 

eBooks Central

Collection from ProQuest providing access to authoritative ebooks from the world's top publishers on a range of subjects: arts, business management, education, general knowledge, health & medicine, history & political science, law, literature & language, religion & philosophy, science & technology, and social science.

eLibrary Academic Platform

A massive collection of multidisciplinary periodical and digital media content, designed for middle and high school students, undergraduates at community colleges and universities, instructors, and librarians. Editorially created pages provide valuable context for both common and more unusual topics of research. All content is 100% full-text, including documents from books, magazines, journals, newspapers, photographs, transcripts, and videos. The collection covers a wide range of subjects.

eLibrary Guided Research Platform

Get guided help for research by choosing your area of interest and accessing a list of relevant topics. 


FamilySearch is a nonprofit organization and website offering genealogical records, education, and software. It is operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and is closely connected with the Family History Department of the church.


FastCase is a legal research tool free to use for Saline County Library cardholders. For the login information, please see the help desk. This database is supplied by the Saline County Law Library.

Fold3 (formerly Footnotes)

Combines original documents and personal histories to create a unique historical and genealogical resource. These digital images of records, preserved in the National Archives and other regional archives, represent a growing collection of historic documents-most never before available on the internet. The collection features millions of records available from a content partnership with The National Archives. This collection also includes the War of 1812 Pension Application Files.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Contains our complete collection of E-books outside of Overdrive. Great for research, reference, continuing education, homework help, health, or just leisure reading.

Gallaudet University ASL

Gallaudet University is the premier institution of learning, teaching and research for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. For more than 150 years, Gallaudet has produced leaders and innovators who have influenced history. Jump into basic ASL Vocabulary with videos, categorized by theme or learn basic ASL with free online interactive lessons.


The world's most complete collection of public DNA and protein sequences.

Genetics Home Reference

Genetics Home Reference provides consumer-friendly information about the effects of genetic variations on human health.


Search the 1790-1930 census records, family and local histories, PERSI, and the U.S. Serial Set, or look for selected records from the Revolutionary War and the Freedman's Bank.

Learning Express

LearningExpress provides a comprehensive selection of educational resources—including interactive tutorials, practice exams, flashcards, articles and e-books—for basic skills mastery, academic success, job preparation, and career advancement.

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIN Learning is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Log-in to view the video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts. is now LinkedIN Learning! So that means your log-in site will look a little different and you may be redirected to a new page. Don't worry! That is supposed to happen and can still access all the tutorials and helpful information quick and easy.

LOGGING IN- If you are directed to a page that has a "Get Started" button, click the button to be redirected to the log in page. Then, enter your Saline County Library card number and four digit PIN in the spaces provided and click "continue" below. From there, you will be prompted to select at least 3 subjects you would like to see related videos of. After that, you will be all set with your personalized LinkedIN Learning account!  If you are using the LinkedIN Learning app, choose "sign in with your library card" instead of the default email option. Then put "Salinecountylibrary" as your library id and it should direct you to the correct log in page where you enter your library card number and PIN.


The National Library of Medicine's online catalog, providing information about the Library's holding of books, journal titles, and audiovisuals.

Mango Languages

Provides language learning experiences with step by step lesson plans for 71 different languages. This database features ESL lessons for over 16 languages along with a text translator. First time users must create a profile in order to use the resource.

National Library of Medicine Gateway

The Gateway provides a single access point for many of the National Library of Medicine's information resources.

Niche Academy

Learn how use your tablet, become a pro with Microsoft tools, get familiar with Zoom calling and more.

NY Times

You can access the NY Times for free while using the Saline County Library WiFi. Just log onto the library WiFi, then click the link to register your NY Times account. 

You can also access the NY Times without library WiFi for free for 24 hours here. To activate this subscription, you will need to log in or register first. 

Proquest Central

A cross-disciplinary research tool with 39 databases that can be searched together or individually. 

ProQuest Research Companion

Get a walkthrough of the research process with this research companion that will track your progress.


Get online access to the textbook This Is Who We Are: Colonial America, 1492-1775 and The Value of a Dollar, 1860—2019. To log-in, use login name: salinecountylibrary and password: 24766.

Sanborn Maps of Arkansas

Sanborn Maps include the outline of each building, the size, shape and construction materials, height and function of structures, location of windows and doors, as well as street names, street and sidewalk widths, property boundaries, building use, and house and block numbers.

Categories County Resources

SIRS Discoverer

General reference database for elementary and middle school learners, researchers, and educators covering curriculum areas and content sets such as reading, language arts, current events, science, social studies, history, health, and technology. SIRS Discoverer provides editorially-selected, indexed, and curated materials from over 2,100 newspapers, magazines, and websites offering guided research for young researchers.

SIRS Issues Researcher

Background and analysis on 350+ leading issues, providing pros and cons on social, scientific, health, historic, economic, political, and global issues.

Small Engine Repair

Small Engine Repair Reference Center (SERRC) is a full text database accessible via a custom EBSCO interface. It is intended for public library patrons, as well as public school teachers and students, seeking reference and instructional information about small engine machinery maintenance and repair.


An extensive collection of bibliographic and full-text information, covering the effects of drugs and other chemicals on humans.