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Database List

A to Z Databases

Search for people and businesses, conduct market research, and discover business opportunities.

Access Video On Demand - Master Public Library Collection

Access Video on Demand features more than 13,000 videos and 207,000 video segments in eight comprehensive collections.

American History Online

Spans more than 500 years of political, military, social, and cultural history to cover the American experience.

Ancestry Library Edition

Delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, and photos for individuals from North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and more. Available for use within the library only.


Provides patrons with world-class music and voice instruction through self-paced video lessons taught by highly accomplished and Grammy Award–winning music professionals. Note: ArtistWorks is available on Libby.


Beanstack is your portal for all our reading challeneges. Check back often for new challenges and events. You can also download the Beanstack app on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and then search "Bridgeport Public Library."


Online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning.

Chilton Library

Provides access to repair, maintenance and service information on the most popular cars, trucks, vans and SUVs 


Clio is your guide to the history around you and has 7,847 historical entries from all across the country. 

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. 


The West Virginia Encyclopedia is the comprehensive reference resource for the Mountain State of West Virginia.


Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction with rich, reliable content.


Freegal® Music is a free music service from your library. The catalog includes over 18 million songs and millions of albums. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 93,000+ labels with music that originates in over 100 countries. Free apps are available at the App Store and Google Play. Freegal offers 3 downloads per week to keep forever and unlimited streaming, 7 days a week.  Listen to songs, albums, playlists, and create your own playlists.

Gale Virtual Reference

This digital reference library features thousands of titles from over 100 publishers on an award-winning eBook platform.


This research database draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology.

Ground News

A real time news platform to evaluate news sources, understand media bias, and think critically about current events in real-time. Free app available at the App Store and Google Play. Click here to fill out a form to gain access to this eResource or call the library for a code.  Once you have that code, please click here:


Provides homework help with live tutors in math, science, reading/writing, social studies, PSAT/SAT, ACT, AP and state standardized tests. 24-hour writing lab to submit essays and other forms of writing for constructive feedback. Available for kids through adults.

Heritage Quest

Comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources — rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids.


Allows you to instantly stream (or download via the hoopla app) eBooks, eAudiobooks, comic books, movies, television shows, and music.

Infobase eBook Collection

The Infobase eBook Collections offers thousands of nonfiction eBooks which makes it an ideal platform for scholarly research across a wide variety of subjects. No checkout is required.

Job & Career Accelerator

Explore over 1,000 different occupations and discover the career that's best for you. Create professional resumes and cover letters. 

Just for Kids Video Collection

Just for Kids Video Collection gives children a thoroughly kid-safe, advertisement-fee media platform they can freely explore and enjoy.


Receive unlimited access to thousands of legal forms across all categories, including Real Estate, Business, Human Resources, Family, and more. Note: LawDepot is available on Libby.

Learning Express Library

Offers students and adults unlimited, 24/7 access to targeted skill–building interactive courses in math, reading, writing, and software applications.

The Mailbox Plus

Go-to classroom and activity resource for educators.  More than 52,000 teaching ideas, activities, and worksheets for Pre-K through 6th grade.

Miss Humblebee's Academy

Guided lessons for ages 3-6 using videos, music, eBooks, hands-on activities, and more. View weekly progress and performance reports to track improvement toward kindergarten readiness.

Niche Academy

Watch tutorials on several eResources available to you with a Bridgeport Public Library card

NoveList Plus

Comprehensive source of information about books that includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more.

NoveList K-8 Plus

NoveList K-8 Plus is a database about books specifically for younger readers. It helps them find books that are just right for their reading level.

Points of View

Contains resources that present multiples views of issues. This database provides rich content that can help students better understand controversial topics and develop analytical thinking skills. 

Scholastic Go!

Explore nonfiction texts, world newspapers, videos, and more on several core-curriculum subjects for grades 2 and up.


Engaging science-based digital resource for students in grades 4 through 9.

Signing Savvy

A sign language dictionary containing several thousand high resolution videos of American Sign Language (ASL) signs, fingerspelled words, and other common signs used within the United States and Canada.

Transparent Language

Over 110 languages, including English as a Second Language (ESL) and American Sign Language. Focus on a specific skill with interactive learning activities. Includes KidSpeak for children using immersion approach of cartoon friend. KidSpeak languages include Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. Mobile app available for Android and Apple.


Over 19,000 video-based courses in business, technology, software, and personal development. Learn how to code, prep for IT certifications, sharpen leadership skills, produce a podcast, increase office productivity, tap into creativity, learn a language (including ASL), practice yoga, and more. Presented by Gale.

Universal Class

Over 500 online non-credit continuing education courses. Users can enroll in up to 5 courses and have up to six months to finish each course. Courses are accessible 24/7 via the Internet. Note: Universal Class is available on Libby.

Weiss Financial Ratings Series Online

This resource gives you tools to protect your finances, invest wisely, grow your wealth, and learn more about your finances. (To log in using your library card number, use prefix "BPL" in front of your card number. Ex: BPL2230000000)

West Virginia Division of Culture and History

The site features primary and secondary source documents, photographs, and databases; lists collections available in the State Archives; and provides research guides and assistance for genealogists.

World Book

Suite of online research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, and more.

World Book Kids

Access or children's books, encyclopedias, activity books and more!

Writer's Reference Center

Provides the essential one-stop online reference for writers, with all the tools necessary to write and research effectively.


Allows you access a collection of eBooks, Audiobooks, and magazines on your browser, or on your device using the Libby app.