Why use databases?

With millions of websites online, it can be difficult to determine which ones are credible and which ones are out-of-date, inaccurate, or biased.  Our subscription databases are professionally researched and maintained to provide accurate, up to date information during each use.

Access to all databases is available to anyone who is inside the library, including wireless users.

Databases that can be accessed outside the library have a "Remote" link and require a library card.

Click on the links under "Subject" to visit the library's webpage on resources about a particular topic.

Business Small Business Reference Center Forms, online books, articles, and videos on most small business topics.

In Library


Library card number
Children Explora Full-text articles from magazines and other material for elementary children. In Library Remote Library card number
Entertainment Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center Periodicals, books, and videos that focus on hobbies and crafts. In Library Remote Library card number
Genealogy Ancestry Library Edition Searchable census, birth, death, marriage, and military records. In Library NA NA
Genealogy Heritage Quest Searchable census records and special Revolutionary War and Freedman's Bank records. In Library Remote Library card number
Health Consumer Health Complete Health and medical information from medical encyclopedias, popular reference books, and magazine articles. In Library Remote Library card number
Home Home Improvement Reference Center Assist homeowners in do-it-yourself home repair, maintenance, and remodeling projects. In LIbrary Remote Library card number
Interlibrary Loan FirstSearch WorldCat Search millions of items in libraries across the U.S., then submit a request to borrow if our library does not own a copy. In Library Remote Authorization No: 100137782
Password: First five digits of library card.
Languages Pronunciator

80 foreign language and ESL courses.

User Manual

Manual de Usuario

In Library Remote Use Library card number to make an account. 
Legal Legal Information Reference Center Full text for many of the top consumer legal reference books, publications, and legal forms. In Library Remote Library card number
Literature Poetry & Short Story Reference Center Collection of full-text poetry, short stories, and supplemental content. In Library Remote Library card number
Magazines Ebsco Host Full-text magazine & journal articles, including Consumer Reports. In Library Remote Library card number
Magazines Explora Public Library Search Full-text magazine & journal articles for high school students. In Library Remote Library card number
Spanish Spanish Reference Center Encyclopedia Moderna for high school ages and up and Britannica Escolar Online for ages 6-12. In Library Remote First five digits of your library card number.


EBSCOhost Espanol Buscar revistas en español. In Library Remote Library card number


Explora Articles and other research material for Middle School students. In Library Remote Library card number

Thank you to the following organizations for sponsoring the library databases:

  • Stillwater Public Library Trust provides Foundation Directory Online Professional, Foundation Grant to Individuals Online, and Foundation Maps.
  • Oklahoma Department of Libraries provides FirstSearch Worldcat, Ebsco Host, Encyclopedia Britannica, Searchasaurus, and Spanish Reference Center.