Research & Reference

Looking for good information on a subject but afraid to trust what you find on the internet? Try one of Central Arkansas Library System's online research databases instead.

Our online databases offer dozens of resources where you’ll find a little bit of everything, from Consumer Reports ratings to Chilton’s car repair information, and from health information to Arkansas genealogy records and research materials. In Masterfile Premier, you’ll find thousands of magazine articles on every imaginable topic, and most of the articles are right there, so you can read magazines online. Need help finding something? Use our Ask-A-Librarian live chat feature to find just what you’re looking for.

Try Learning Express Library for study guides and practice exams, or Novelist to find hot next fiction book releases or the next book to read in your favorite series.

All you need to take advantage of the online research database riches available to you is a CALS library card. For assistance with any of these databases, call the Information Services Department at 918-3000.