The Stone County Library is committed to providing you with great resources to support your informational or recreational needs.

Digital Library Resources


Creativebug offers online video arts and crafts workshops and techniques. Learn how to paint, knit, crochet, sew, screen print, and more.

The Reference Shelf 

Salem Press's Reference Shelf serves as an excellent research tool that is accessible in content and language to high school and undergraduate level students.


HeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more.  Discover the amazing history of you with HeritageQuest Online. It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past.


Use EBSCO databases to find magazine, journal articles, full text reference books.  Choose MasterFile Premier for general use; MasterFile Premier was designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals with full-text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags.

Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health Complete (CHC) is the single most comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support patients’ information needs and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. CHCprovides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. This full-text database covers topics such as aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs and alcohol, fitness, nutrition and dietetics, children’s health, men and women’s health, etc. CHC offers a unique search interface designed to call attention to the full-text content available from many important source-types, and provide an intuitive means for searching this specific information.

Learning Express Library

LearningExpress Library has more than 1,000 practice tests and skills tutorials for elementary school through adult learners.

Use this resource to:

  • Take practice tests for the GED, SAT, ASVAB, GRE and more.
  • Improve your job skills, practice using Microsoft programs and explore career options.
  • Create an account and track your progress.

Although library staff will do our very best to help you navigate the Health Insurance Marketplace website, we are neither trained nor authorized to give advice on what plan, if any, to enroll in. Please respect our need to decline providing advice beyond how to navigate the website.

Health Insurance Marketplace

Welcome to the Marketplace: The Health Insurance Marketplace is a new way to get coverage that meets your needs. This site provides the tools you need to learn about the new government healthcare, learn what programs you qualify for, and enroll.

Although library staff will do our very best to help you locate the form you request, we are neither trained nor authorized to give tax advice. Please respect our need to decline providing advice beyond the name, number and description of a form.

Federal Tax Forms
Missouri Tax Forms
Filing Online

Kelly Blue Book provides authoritative value of your new or used vehicle for free.

Edmund's New & Used Car Guide website includes all the pertinent information found in the print versions of these very useful guides.

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety includes safety ratings from a non-profit insurance industry organization.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides safety ratings for cars and light trucks based on test conducted by this federal agency.

Better Business Bureau: read BBB alerts, file a complaint online, get in touch with your local BBB, and access many online consumer publications through the their library.

US Consumer Gateway provides access to a broad range of federal information resources available online under categories such as Food, Health, Product Safety, Your Money, and Transportation, with links to other federal web sites containing related information. 

US Consumer Product Safety Commission: official Federal Agency website, including recalls, reports, alerts.

Annual Credit Report is your only resource for your free annual credit report online.  Authorized by Federal Law.


Local Government


Missouri State Government  Search for your congressman, find a law, find a job, get a fishing license and more.

Missouri Voter Information  Polling places, sample ballots and more.  The Elections Division of the Office of the Secretary of State is responsible for administering all statewide elections, initiative petitions, and making known the rules governing elections and electronic voting system.

Missouri State Code of Regulations  This web site contains regulations as they currently appear in the Missouri Code of State Regulations (CSR) As the U.S. government's official web portal, makes it easy for the public to get U.S. government information and services on the web.


BJ Pinchbeck’s Homework Helper is an educational resources and links for many general school subjects.

FactMonster is a general facts and resource page for school subjects.  It includes a dictionary, thesaurus, almanac and an online encyclopedia.

Internet Public Library lists school subject resources as curated by Librarians and Library Science students.  Also features an “Ask-A-Librarian” feature.

Discovery Education offers free student resources that bring learning to life


Time Homework Help allows users to view punctuation rules, take quizzes, and practice parts of speech with online flashcards. 

Cool Math has lessons, practice problems and games for pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, pre-calculus and calculus.

Figure This! Math challenges for families has Math activities and resources to help parents and children work together to complete math homework.   Website provided by the National Council of the Teachers of Mathematics.

Math Playground has math games, activities, worksheets, and flashcards.


Environmental Science for Kids has environmental science lessons, experiments, activities and games from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

National Geographic Animals provides information on mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects, birds and fish.

Ology.  The American Museum of Natural History presents a web site full of kid-friendly science information, such as archeology, astronomy, biodiversity, earth, Einstein, and genetics.

Science Buddies provides a list of science activities and science fair ideas for K – 12.

Science Fair Projects provides a list of science activities and science fair ideas for K – 12.

Science News for Kids  has the latest science news, activities and web resources for young scientists.

Social Studies

50 States provides facts about each state.

America’s Story is the Library of Congress site that explores the states and events in U.S. History.

Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government Documents, symbols and how our government works.

Mr. Nussbaum History provides information on explorers, colonies, Native Americans, presidents, maps and more.

Missouri Common Core State Standards are updated English language arts and mathematics expectations providing additional clarity and depth to Missouri’s current grade-level expectations (GLEs) and course-level expectations (CLEs).

Developmental Milestones for children birth to five years of age has links to parenting tips for parents of infants through teens.  Skills such as taking a first step, smiling for the first time, and waving "bye bye" are called developmental milestones. Children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, behave, and move and this site provides a chart for each age.

Early Literacy Milestones provides links in English and Spanish to early literacy milestones (infants through age five).  Reach Out and Read's well-known chart, MILESTONES OF EARLY LITERACY DEVELOPMENT, offers information - in an easy-to-read grid - on the developmental stages (both motor and cognitive) that lay the foundation for learning to read. Targeted to ages 6 months through 5 years, the MILESTONES include tips and guidance for healthcare providers, parents, and caregivers on choosing books and reading aloud to children at different ages.

Quality Care for Kids provides resources for parents that include a searchable childcare database.  Quality Care for Children works to ensure children receive excellent care and early learning experiences by 1) Finding Quality: Helping parents access quality, affordable care for their children and 2) Building Supply: Providing training and resources to child care providers to increase the overall quality of care. Quality Care for Children is the single source of child care referrals for the state of Georgia.

Zero to Three provides resources on early development, health and nutrition needs, parenting issues and more for young children.  The site is sponsored by the National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families.

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