Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture: The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture Project strives to offer a definitive, comprehensive, and accurate record of the twenty-fifth state. The online version of the Encyclopedia is the first component of the Project. The online version of the Encyclopedia will be maintained and updated in perpetuity by the staff of the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies.
CLICK THE TRAVELER ABOVE TO ACCESS THE STATE LIBRARY PORTAL
Traveler databases offer magazines, books, encyclopedias, and other resources to all Arkansas residents. Research current events, science, business, health, notable people, hobbies, and much more from your library, school, home or office. Ask how to access Traveler at your college/university, public library or school.
If you are not a Arkansas resident, we regret that we cannot offer you access to these databases. Contact your local public library for these or similar services that may be available in your state.
This project is made possible by a grant from U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Arkansas State Library under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act. Additional state funds were provided by the Arkansas Department of Education.
Databases Prioviders include:
Other databases the library subscribes to include:
Ancestry Genealogical database that compiles information from thousands of sources including census documents, historical maps, draft registration cards and many civil war era documents. Instructions: Click on the database above. This database can only be accessed at the library.
Heritage Quest This genealogy database allows users to search U.S. Census records from 1790-1930, gives access to information on people and places from 20,000 family and local history books, PERSI articles, Revolutionary War pension and bounty land records, and Freedman's Bank records. Instructions: Click on the database above. Follow instructions to perform your search.
New England Ancestors This database is the New England Historic Genealogical Society web site. It is helpful for researching early family histories that may have started on the east coast of America
Learning Library Express This database gives you practice tests and instruction for a wide variety of elementary school, middle school, high school, job and career tests. Examples include ACT, SAT, Civil Service, reading, GED, LSAT, MCAT, law enforcement and many others. Users are given instant scores and feedback about how to improve your scores. Instructions: Click on the database above. Sign in as either new user or returning user in box at the top of the screen. If you are a new user, you will need to enter your library card number as your username and then pick your own password that you can remember. Hit continue and follow the instructions. For returning users, sign in with your library card number as your username and enter your password that you used to register your account. Hit continue and follow instructions.
Other Reference Resources
MedlinePlus A free Web site that provides consumer health information for patients, families, and Health care providers. The site brings together information from the United States National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), other U.S. government agencies, and health-related organizations. The U.S. National Library of Medicine produces and maintains the site . MedlinePlus includes a companion site, MedlinePlus en español, which offers similar content for the Spanish-speaking community. It also offers a mobile site in both English and Spanish optimized for display on mobile devices. Over 150 million people from around the world use MedlinePlus each year.
A list of e-books and pdfs which can be downloaded to you computer. mobile device or e-readers. Includes links to Driver's License Study Guides.