Online Resources

At the Gretna Public Library we strive to provide our users the best quality information available.  This is accomplished through databases and online services that the library subscribes to on its own, resources provided through the State of Nebraska, and through databases provided by the Nebraska Library Commission.

Whether you are researching a health concern,  conducting a job search, gathering sources for your next school paper, or simply finding a new book to read, these online resources are an excellent place to pursue your hunt for information. 

Find Something to Read

NoveList Plus
Find recommendations, reviews, and series info for fiction/nonfiction books. (Driver’s ID # or password from the library is required to access this source).
DearReader.com
Be part of a book club without ever leaving your home!  Receive books by email according to the subject of your liking all for free.

Genealogy Research

Go through much of the former Gretna Historical Society’s collection that was donated to the Gretna Public Library. More information will be added whenever possible. **No need to have a gmail account to access this**
Watch a video tutorial on how to use our Historical Index HERE.
MyHeritage Database
Trace your family history through global genealogy resources. (Driver’s ID # or password from the library is required to access this source).

Research Databases
Gretna Breeze
Omaha World Herald
Search the Gretna Breeze, Omaha World-Hearld, or thousands of other news publications through NewsBank.

Search for information regarding popular topics of the time through NewsBank.
Explora Database
Browse or search across multiple databases. Browse by broad topic area or search by a general interest, health, legal, biographical, or other topic for full text popular magazine and journal articles, and other resources. (Driver’s ID # or password from the library is required to access this source).
Masterfile Datatbase
Search popular magazines, journals, and other sources for info on a variety of topics. (Driver’s ID # or password from the library is required to access this source).
FirstSearch Database
Collection of 12 databases, including ArticleFirst, ERIC, and MEDLINE. No full text. (Driver’s ID # or password from the library is required to access this source).
Primary Search
Find popular magazine articles, encyclopedia entries, and images. (Driver’s ID # or password from the library is required to access this source).
WorldCat
Find books, movies, music, and other materials owned by libraries around the world. (Driver’s ID # or password from the library is required to access this source).
Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia
Student-friendly online encyclopedia covering more than 25,000 topics. (Driver’s ID # or password from the library is required to access this source)

Biography Information
Biography Reference Bank Database
Full text biographical profiles and articles on notable people, living and dead. (Driver’s ID # or password from the library is required to access this source)
Biography Reference Center Database
Comprehensive collection of 450,000+ biographical profiles. (Driver’s ID # or password from the library is required to access this source)

Science & Cultural Information
Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Colletion Database
Search full text journal articles covering psychology, behavior, and more. (Driver’s ID # or password from the library is required to access this source)
Science and Technology Database
Search full text scholarly journals covering science and technology. (Driver’s ID # or password from the library is required to access this source)
Points of View Reference Center Database
Find critical essays on current events with an overview and two sides of each issue.
(Driver’s ID # or password from the library is required to access this source)
AtoZWorldCulture
Your one-stop-shop for all the information you ever wanted to know about every country in the world.

Medical Information
chirs
The McGoogan Library of Medicine provides information to Nebraska residents free of charge through our Consumer Health Information Resource Service (CHIRS).
weblineplus
Information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand.  Get links to the latest medical research on a topic or find out about clinical trials on a disease or condition.
Consumer Health Complete Datatbase
Access full text information and videos on health and wellness. (Driver’s ID # or password from the library is required to access this source).

Job Searching/Assistance, Business & Legal Information, & Education
NEworks
Discover jobs in Nebraska, create a resume, or apply for unemployment benefits.
Job Now
Job coaching, adult learning center, live assistance, and eLearning tools.
Access Nebraska

Nebraska residents can go here to apply for public assistance benefits.
Small Business Reference Center Database
Learn how to start, finance, or manage a small business. (Driver’s ID # or password from the library is required to access this source)
Legal Information Reference Center Datatbase
Find full text consumer legal information plus legal forms from all states. (Driver’s ID # or password from the library is required to access this source)

A website where financially qualifying Nebraskans can ask a Nebraska volunteer lawyer a question about a civil legal problem, for free.
Homework Help Now
Live assistance with homework help, skills building, eLearning tools, and adult learning center.
Learning Express Library
Provides a wide range of practice tests (GRE, ACT, ASVAB, etc) and skills building courses to help you achieve your goals.