Available Databases

Search Interfaces
Alphabetical database list
Free Resources (MOSL)

The specialty interfaces are designed to meet the specific search requirements of a grade level or topic category. Each interface includes resources that are age appropriate and designed to enhance the search experience.

  • All of the databases included in the interfaces can be searched individually with the URLs in the A to Z database list in the second tab on this page.
  • If all of these specialty interfaces are offered to searchers, the only databases not included are the academic databases Medline and ERIC.

Digital Literacy

Digital Literacy

https://digitalliteracy.rosendigital.com/

Empowers learners with digital citizenship skills to navigate today’s virtual landscape. Interactive activities guide students through project-based learning activities using digital tools to create podcasts, multimedia presentations, social media campaigns, and more. Database articles explore cyberbullying, digital research skills, citizen journalism, and more. (Rosen Digital)

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Missouri Digital Equity

https://digitalequity.missouri.org/

This site was developed in partnership between the Missouri Research and Education Network (MOREnet) and the Missouri State Library (MOSL) to provide access to resources about technology, how to be safe and secure with it and understanding how to evaluate information found online. Here we have pulled together top resources widely available on the Internet, as well as unique resources that, because they are subscription-only research databases, are available only through your local school or library.

eBooks

Members have access to downloadable eBooks from EBSCO. Members may choose one of the two eBook options below:

  1. eBook Public Library Collection OR
  2. eBook K-8 Collection and eBook High School Collection

All titles are available with unlimited simultaneous user access, and titles are regularly added to the collection at no additional cost.

eBook Public Library Collection

https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=nlebk

Find over 33,000 downloadable eBooks that includes fiction and non-fiction titles for both adults and juveniles. A wide range of subjects and topics are covered including self-help, health and fitness, games, crafts and hobbies, cooking, family, marriage and religion. (EBSCO)

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eBook K-8 Collection

https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=e860xna

This collection is created for K-8 students and the educators that work with them. The eBook K-8 collection contains over 10,500 titles chosen to support a quality learning experience for K-8 students across all subject areas taught in elementary and middle schools. The collection also features a selection of Teacher Resources to support educators and administrators. (EBSCO)

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eBook High School Collection

https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=e862xna

Designed specifically for high school students and educators, this collection offers an easy way for libraries to provide full-text eBook coverage that aligns with their school’s curricula. This package contains nearly 8,000 eBook titles that support a quality learning experience across all academic subject areas, from History to Language & Literature to Science & Technology. Content includes a selection of classic literary works, important historical documents and general reference materials. This collection also features a selection of Teacher Resources to support educators and administrators. (EBSCO)

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Genealogy and Missouri History

HeritageQuest

https://www.heritagequestonline.com/

Delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources to help you research your family tree. (ProQuest)

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Missouri Digital Heritage

https://www.sos.mo.gov/mdh/

Access a rich archive of information about the history of Missouri and local communities. Included are educational resources like classroom curricula accessible through this website.

Job and Career and K-12

Computer Skills Center

https://www.learningexpresshub.com/ProductEngine/LELIndex.html#/center/computer-skills-center/home

Video courses are the fastest and easiest way to learn how to use a computer. Use the materials in this center to learn the basics of computers, from searching the Internet to using popular programs for word processing, creating spreadsheets and databases, implementing design and more. (LearningExpress)

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LearningExpress Library

https://www.learningexpresslibrary3.com

Over 300 free, online practice tests for academic and job certification. Find ACT, SAT, Advanced Placement, ASVAB, HiSET, LSAT, GRE, Postal Worker, Cosmetology, Commercial Driver's License (CDL), Nursing Assistant and many more! Lessons and study aids for 5th grade to adult to improve Math, Science, Social Studies, and English Language arts skills. College Prep Center includes SAT, ACT, ASVAB practice tests and many other resources. Learn about careers and find practice tests for occupation exams. (LearningExpres)

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Resume and Cover Letter Builder

https://www.learningexpresshub.com/ProductEngine/LELIndex.html#/center/resume-and-cover-letter-builders/home

More than 200 expert-developed resumes covering a range of occupations and preparation levels. Build your own or filter templates. (LearningExpress)

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K-12 Resources

Explora Elementary

https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehk5

Find age appropriate magazines, non-fiction books, images and graphics. (EBSCO)

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Explora Middle School

https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=explorams

Find age appropriate magazines, newspapers, non-fiction books, images and graphics. (EBSCO)

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Explora High School

https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=src_ic

Find magazines, newspapers, non-fiction books, academic journals, science reference materials and images. (EBSCO)

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Educators Edition

Find more than 2,100 full text scholarly journals and over 1,700 peer-reviewed, full-text journals. Educators Edition provides access to lesson plans, students tools, curriculum standards and links to sites valuable for teachers. (EBSCO)

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Read It!

https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip%2Cuid&profile=ell

Read It! is designed for middle and high school students and adults who have a basic foundation in English grammar and reading but need adapted reading material for a variety of subjects. It offers resources to help build background knowledge, conduct research and improve study skills. (EBSCO)

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Science Reference Center

Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources. 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. Science Reference Center also satisfies the demand for standards-based content by providing teachers and librarians with articles correlated to state and national curriculum standards. (EBSCO)

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Teen Health and Wellness

https://teenhealthandwellness.com/

This award-winning resource provides middle and high school students with up-to-date, nonjudgmental, self-help support. Articles are correlated to state, national and provincial standards. Topics covered include diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, mental health, suicide, bullying and LGBTQ+ information. It has recently been updated to meet the needs of today’s teens and with new content on bullying, suicide, vaping, opioid abuse, gender identity, school safety, sexual harassment, COVID-19 and more. (Rosen Digital)

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Financial Literacy

https://financialliteracy.rosendigital.com/

Users will learn to manage credit and debt, save and invest with confidence, plan for college and retirement and avoid fraud and scams. Financial Literacy is an online economics and personal finance resource specifically designed for students in grades 7–12, but can easily benefit adults. (Rosen Digital)

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General Research

Consumer Health Complete

https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=chc

Consumer Health Complete supports the information needs of patients and fosters an overall understanding of health-related topics. This resource provides content covering all key areas of health and wellness, from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary and holistic medicine. (EBSCO)

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Explora - General Research

https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehpl

Find the latest news articles and consumer information like Consumer Reports and top news magazines. (EBSCO)

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URLs for Reference eBook Collections and Related Database

Academic Search Elite (Academic)

https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=afh

Academic Search Elite Provides core resource of scholarly information for academic Institutions. Academic Search Elite contains full text for more than 2,100 journals and over 1,700 peer-reviewed, full-text journals. (EBSCO)

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Book Collection: Nonfiction – Elementary Education (K-12)

https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=n4h

A research database for school libraries that provides content representing a wide spectrum of works, including popular series from top book publishers. It contains searchable full text for more than 1,300 popular nonfiction books. The database includes high interest titles on animals, weather, holidays, adventure, sports, Native Americans, United States, Canada, biographies, nature, civics and more. (EBSCO)

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Book Collection: Nonfiction – High School Edition (K-12)

https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=n9h

A research database for school libraries that provides content representing a wide spectrum of works, including popular series from top book publishers. It contains searchable full text for more than 2,450 popular nonfiction books. The database includes high interest titles on careers, health, life skills, ethnicity, disabilities, adventure, sports, technology, biographies, music, science, history, civics and more. (EBSCO)

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Book Collection: Nonfiction – Middle School Edition (K-12)

https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=n8h

A research database for school libraries that provides content representing a wide spectrum of works, including popular series from top book publishers. It contains searchable full text for more than 3,100 popular nonfiction books. The database includes high interest titles on careers, health, life skills, ethnicity, disabilities, adventure, sports, technology, biographies, history, science, women, civics and more. (EBSCO)

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Computer Skills Center (K-12 and Adult)

https://www.learningexpresshub.com/computer-skills-center/home

Video courses are the fastest and easiest way to learn how to use a computer. Use the materials in this center to learn the basics of computers, from searching the Internet to using popular programs for word processing, creating spreadsheets and databases, implementing design, and more. (LearningExpress)

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Consumer Health Complete and Consumer Health Reference eBook Collection (Public Library)

https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=chc

Consumer Health Complete supports the information needs of patients and fosters an overall understanding of health-related topics. This resource provides content covering all key areas of health and wellness, from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary and holistic medicine. (EBSCO)

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Digital Literacy (K-12 and Adult)

https://digitalliteracy.rosendigital.com/

Empower learners with digital citizenship skills to navigate today’s digital landscape. Interactive activities guide students through project-based learning activities using digital tools to create podcasts, PSAs, multimedia presentations, digital business plans, social media campaigns and more. Database articles explore cyberbullying, digital research skills, citizen journalism and more. Digital Literacy will give your students the 21st-century skills to be savvy Digital Citizens! (Rosen Digital)

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eBook High School Collection (K-12)

https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=e862xna

Members have access to eBooks from EBSCO on addition to periodical and reference databases. Members may choose one of the two eBook options below:

  1. eBook Public Library Collection OR
  2. eBook K-8 Collection and eBook High School Collection

Designed specifically for high school students and educators, this collection offers an easy way for libraries to provide full-text eBook coverage that aligns with their school’s curricula. This package contains nearly 8,000 eBook titles that support a quality learning experience across all academic subject areas, from History to Language & Literature to Science & Technology. Content includes a selection of classic literary works, important historical documents and general reference materials. This collection also features a selection of Teacher Resources to support educators and administrators. (EBSCO)

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eBook K-8 Collection (K-12)

https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=e860xna

Members have access to eBooks from EBSCO on addition to periodical and reference databases. Members may choose one of the two eBook options below:

  1. eBook Public Library Collection OR
  2. eBook K-8 Collection and eBook High School Collection

This collection is created for K-8 students and the educators that work with them. The eBook K-8 collection contains over 10,500 titles chosen to support a quality learning experience for K-8 students across all subject areas taught in elementary and middle schools. The collection also features a selection of Teacher Resources to support educators and administrators. (EBSCO)

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eBook Public Library Collection (Public Library)

https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=nlebk

Members may choose one of the two eBook options below:

  1. eBook Public Library Collection OR
  2. eBook K-8 Collection and eBook High School Collection

With a collection of over 33,000 titles chosen specifically for public libraries, this general reference collection features fiction and non-fiction titles for both adults and juveniles, as well as best-selling and highly-recommended titles from industry leading publishers.

A wide range of subjects and topics are covered to meet various patron research needs, including substantial offerings in Self-Help, Health & Fitness, Games, Crafts & Hobbies, Medical, Cooking and Religion. This collection also features titles on Recreation and Leisure, Geography, Commerce, Finance, The Family, Marriage, Women, Folklore, Social and Public Welfare, and Home Economics. (EBSCO)

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ERIC (Academic)

https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=eric

ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) contains more than 1.6 million records and links to hundreds of thousands of full-text documents. It includes records for a variety of source types, including journal articles, books, conference papers, curriculum guides, policy papers and more. In addition, it provides an education-specific thesaurus that includes controlled vocabulary to help users find what they need. (EBSCO)

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Financial Literacy (K-12 and Adult)

https://financialliteracy.rosendigital.com/

Financial Literacy database makes economics and personal finance easy to understand and highly engaging. Articles explore macro-, micro- and global economics as well as personal and household finance. Users will learn to manage credit and debt, save and invest with confidence, plan for college and retirement and avoid fraud and scams. (Rosen Digital)

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Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (K-12)
HeritageQuest (Public Library)

https://www.heritagequestonline.com/

HeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive database of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids. It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s. (ProQuest)

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LearningExpress Library

https://www.learningexpresslibrary3.com

Over 300 free, online practice tests for academic and job certification. Find ACT, SAT, Advanced Placement, ASVAB, HiSET, LSAT, GRE, Postal Worker, Cosmetology, Commercial Driver's License (CDL), Nursing Assistant and many more! Lessons and study aids for 5th grade to adult to improve Math, Science, Social Studies, and English Language arts skills. College Prep Center includes SAT, ACT, ASVAB practice tests and many other resources. Learn about careers and find practice tests for occupation exams. (LearningExpres)

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MasterFILE Premier and MasterFILE Reference eBook Collection (Public Library)

https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=e864sww&defaultdb=f5h

MasterFILE Premier contains full text for general reference magazines and publications covering a wide range of subject areas including business, health, education, general science and multicultural issues. It also includes an extensive image collection of more than 2 million photos, maps and flags. (EBSCO)

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MAS Ultra School Edition and MAS Reference eBook Collection (Public Library)

https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=e865sww&defaultdb=ulh

MAS Ultra – School Edition provides full text for top high-school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).  It also includes full-text biographies, primary source documents, reference books, and an image collection of more than 2 million photos, maps, flags and color PDFs. (EBSCO)

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MEDLINE (Academic)

https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=cmedm

MEDLINE® provides authoritative medical citations on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 4,800 current biomedical journals. (EBSCO)

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Middle Search and Middle Search Reference eBook Collection (K-12)

https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=e866sww&defaultdb=mih

Middle Search Plus is a full-text database providing popular middle school magazines, reference e-books, and thousands of primary source documents and videos. Subjects include history, current events, science and sports. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). (EBSCO)

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Newspaper Source (Academic, K-12, Public Library)

http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=nfh

Newspaper Source™ provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 national (U.S.) and international newspapers, including Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Times (London), Toronto Star, etc. The database also contains selective full text for more than 370 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full-text television & radio news transcripts are provided from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, NPR, etc. (EBSCO)

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Primary Search and Primary Search Reference eBook Collection (K-12)

https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=e867sww&defaultdb=prh

Primary Search is a full-text database of carefully curated content for elementary school libraries. It includes full text for the most popular children's magazines, e-books, and easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for kids.(EBSCO)

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Professional Development Collection (Academic)

https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=tfh

Professional Development Collection™ includes full text for nearly 520 high-quality education journals. This database provides a highly specialized collection of electronic information especially for educators, professional librarians and education researchers. (EBSCO)

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Read it! (K-12 and Adult)

https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ell

Read It! is designed for middle and high school students and adults who have a basic foundation in English grammar and reading but need adapted reading material for a variety of subjects. It offers resources to help build background knowledge, conduct research and improve study skills. (EBSCO)

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Resume and Cover Letter Builder

https://www.learningexpresshub.com/ProductEngine/LELIndex.html#/center/resume-and-cover-letter-builders/home

More than 200 expert-developed resumes covering a range of occupations and preparation levels. Build your own or filter templates. (LearningExpress)

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Science Reference Center and Science Reference eBook Collection (K-12)

https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=869sww&defaultdb=sch

Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources. 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. Science Reference Center also satisfies the demand for standards-based content by providing teachers and librarians with articles correlated to state and national curriculum standards. (EBSCO)

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Teen Health and Wellness (K-12)

https://teenhealthandwellness.com/

This award-winning resource provides middle and high school students with up-to-date, nonjudgmental, straightforward curricular and self-help support. Articles are correlated to state, national and provincial standards. Topics covered include diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, mental health, suicide, bullying and LGBTQ+ issues. It has recently been updated to meet the needs of today’s teens and with new content on bullying, suicide, vaping, opioid abuse, gender identity, school safety, sexual harassment, COVID-19 and more. Grade level 7-12. (Rosen Digital)

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The databases below are available through the Missouri State Library.

Book Connections

Book Connections is available statewide including all Missouri public libraries, K-12 schools and colleges and universities.

https://bookconnections.org

The database contains resources to engage readers from over 260,000 books including Meet-the-Author movies, audio name pronunciations, audio book readings, book discussion guides, vocabulary lists and more. Book Connections is the perfect tool to use with book clubs, reading groups, and reader’s advisory. The subscription is available statewide and is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Secretary of State.

Contact Lysha Thompson at Lysha.thompson@sos.mo.gov with any questions.

Gale Excel High School

Gale Presents: Excel Adult High School is available to state aid certified public libraries.

https://www.gale.com/elearning/excel-adult-high-school

 Gale Presents: Excel Adult High School is an online accredited diploma completion program. The program is designed to help adults who have aged out of the traditional educational system to obtain their high school diploma.

The subscription is available to state aid certified Missouri Public Libraries and is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Secretary of State.

Contact Merideth Johnson, Merideth.Johnson@sos.mo.gov for assistance.

Missouri Digital Heritage

https://www.sos.mo.gov/mdh/

Access a rich archive of information about the history of Missouri and local communities. Included are educational resources like classroom curricula accessible through this website.

TeachingBooks

TeachngBooks is available statewide including all Missouri public libraries, K-12 schools, colleges and universities.

https://teachingbooks.net

Contact Lysha Thompson at Lysha.thompson@sos.mo.gov with any questions.

The database contains resources to engage readers from over 260,000 books including Meet-the Author movies, audio name pronunciations, audio book readings, book discussion guides, vocabulary lists and more. TeachingBooks is the perfect tool to use with book clubs, small group readings, or class units. The subscription is available statewide and is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Secretary of State.

VetNow

VetNowTM is available to state aid certified public libraries.

http://home.brainfuse.com/veterans/

VetNow™ is a service that offers tailored support to veterans and their families.  The service includes live support with a veteran navigator; online expert assistance navigating the VA and benefits veterans are eligible for from local, state, and federal programs; help with transitioning to civilian employment and translating military skills for civilian jobs; and college preparation and support through a full suite of academic tools.

The subscription is available to state aid certified Missouri Public Libraries and is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Secretary of State.

Contact Merideth Johnson, Merideth.Johnson@sos.mo.gov for assistance.