Research

The Brentwood Public Library subscribes to a number of databases containing a variety of information resources for our patrons to access. Listed below are the databases, along with brief descriptions. You will need to enter your library barcode number outside the library to access most databases.

Ancestry Library
Ancestry Library assists your family history research. Please note that this database is only available on the library premises, so stop by to access it through your own laptop or our public computers.

Consumer Reports
Get all the information and the most current recommendations before making a decision or purchase with Consumer Reports.

EBSCOhost
EBSCOhost offers a variety of full text and popular databases ranging from general reference to subject specific topics.

ERIC – the Education Resources Information Center
ERIC is an online digital library of education research and information. ERIC provides ready access to education literature to support the use of educational research and information to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, and research.

HeritageQuest
A variety of resources for your genealogical research.

Learning Express Library
The LearningExpress Library Database contains access to many online practice tests such as the ACT, SAT, GED, law enforcement, real estate licensure, and many more.

Missouri Digital Heritage
Access millions of records from the state library, state archives, and other institutions.

ReferenceUSA
Provides business and consumer research.

USA.gov
USA.gov is an easy-to-search, free-access website designed to give you a centralized place to find information from U.S. local, state, and federal government agency websites.

WorldCat
Search here for items not available in the Municipal Library Consortium. This catalog will connect to library databases around the world that have agreed to share their items through Inter-Library Loan with the Brentwood Public Library. Inter-Library Loan requests can take from 2-4 weeks to receive. If you have any questions, please call Gina at 314-963-8630 or email at ggibbons@bplmo.org.