The following databases and paid subscriptions are provided for Artesia Public Library card holders. Contact the library for information regarding account set-up, usernames, and passwords where necessary.

Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition

ProQuest has partnered with to create Ancestry Library Edition, one of the most important genealogical collections available today with unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom. 

You may only access this resource within the library.

AtoZ Maps Online

A to Z Maps Online

AtoZ Maps Online is the world's largest database of royalty-free, downloadable maps for academic and business (non-commercial) use. No other online resource offers so many maps in so many categories.

AtoZ the USA

A to Z the USA

AtoZ the USA is here to help students prepare state reports, researchers find detailed information about the country and individual states, and teachers with study plans. There are three giant groupings of information: feature articles for every US state and territory, feature articles for the USA as a country, and video dictionaries to help you learn geography. To access visit our catalog and login with library card number and phone number. The AtoZ databases are listed on the lefthand side of the home page.

AtoZ World Travel

AtoZ World Travel

The world is full of awe-inspiring places, and AtoZ World Travel can help you reach them. For travelers and knowledge seekers alike, AtoZ World Travel is a comprehensive travel resource with information about points of interest, security, transportation, food and recipes, culture, language, and more. With 202 World City Travel Guides covering 67 topics each, plus an additional 57 travel resources, AtoZ World Travel provides the knowledge you need to experience the world and all its wonders.

AtoZ the World

A to Z the World

The database features more than two million words of relevant culture content on 175 nations and territories, and over 1,500 country maps. Topics include religion, business culture, historical notes, government, stereotypes, holidays and festivals, and women in culture and business. 

AtoZ Food America


With thousands of recipes, hundreds of fascinating culture and ingredient articles, and essential culinary resources, Food America brings United States cuisines to you!

A to Z World Food


With thousands of international recipes, hundreds of fascinating culture and ingredient articles, and essential culinary resources, AtoZ World Food brings international cuisines to you, from Albanian byrek to Zimbabwean matemba!

Biography Reference Center

Biography Reference Center

Containing many of the top-ranked biographical reference collections and magazines, this database offers a comprehensive collection of full-text biographies and unique narrative biographies. This resource provides superior coverage for several of the most popular and heavily-researched biographies and genres, including those contained within Biography Today and Biography (both dating back to the first issue published).

Blooms' Literature

Bloom's Literature

Explore some of the most significant figures in literature from the ancient times to the present day. In this comprehensive list, Harold Bloom has selected authors and works that represent the greatest achievements of the Western literary tradition. 

Britannica Library

Britannica Online Reference Center

Explore the updated online encyclopedia from Encyclopedia Britannica with hundreds of thousands of articles, biographies, videos, images, and Web sites.

Britannica Library for Children

Britannica Online Reference Center for Kids

Britannica Online For Kids is an essential online homework helper for children aged 6-14 years. It covers core subjects - Mathematics, English and Science as well as History, Geography, the Arts and many more subject areas.

Britannica Image Quest

Britannica Image Quest

Britannica ImageQuest brings lessons, assignments, and projects to life with over three million images from 60 leading collections…and growing!

Britannica Spanish Reference Center

Britannica Spanish Reference Center Online

Utiliza la cuenta y la contraseña de tu escuela para acceder a Britannica Escolar. Una vez autenticado, puedes acceder a tu cuenta personal. Iniciar sesión.

Consumer Health Complete

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. CHC provides 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 & alcohol, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children's health, men & 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. Information provided in this database should not be viewed as a means for self-diagnosis or a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.


creativebug has thousands of award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. 

Data Axle Reference Solutions

Data Axle Reference Solutions

Data Axle Reference Solutions (formerly ReferenceUSA) is the premier source of business and residential information for reference and research. Data Axle Reference Solutions offers the most up-to-date data available in the market. In fact, our business and consumer databases are continuously updated from more than 5,000 public sources. Find business opportunities; Locate companies nationwide; Research business executives; View historical market trends; Track down addresses and phone numbers; and Discover news articles for research.

Driver Education Program

Free New Mexico Motor Vehicle Department Permit Practice Tests. These New Mexico practice tests are good for the permit test, driver's license test, and the senior citizen's refresher test. The written part of those tests in New Mexico is the same.

Ebsco MasterFILE Elite

MasterFILE Elite

This database provides full text for magazines, periodicals and reference books covering a wide-range of subject areas. It also includes an extensive image collection containing photos, maps and flags.

El Portal - New Mexico State Library Databases

El Portal

El Portal is a collection of databases that provide free access anytime to resources that are otherwise unavailable for free on the Internet. This includes newspapers, magazine and journal articles, and reference books such as encyclopedias. Materials are available for all age ranges and interests. "El Portal" is administered by the New Mexico State Library. 

Freegal Music

freegal music

Freegal is a downloadable music service from the Artesia Public Library. All you need is your library card number and phone number. Freegal offers access to about 15 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 30,000 labels with music that originates in over 100 countries. Choose from 600,000 artists. There is no software to download, and there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions. With this service, patrons of the Artesia Public Library can download three songs per week and get three hours of digital streaming per day.

Hobbies and Craft Reference Center

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center

This database offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines, including Bead & Button, Creative Knitting, FineScale Modeler, Quilter's World and many more.

Legal Forms Library

New Mexico Legal Forms
Gale LegalForms helps patrons understand common legal procedures through access to authentic, professional legal documents for businesses—and it’s the only electronic reference to offer legal forms that are truly state-specific. Useful for filing patents and trademarks, developing leases, creating bills of sale, delegating power of attorney, and more, these forms are ideal for supporting legal tasks that business owners need to manage.

Legal Information Reference Center

Legal Information Reference Center

This database is a valuable resource for understanding the complex world of law and legal matters. It allows individuals to learn about the specific topics of law that pertain to their needs and how to address those situations. 

NewsBank Access World News

NewsBank Access World News

Find information on topics related to controversial issues and current events, education, health, politics, government and more from a variety of news media including newspapers, videos and web-only content including the Albuquerque Journal, Roswell Daily Record, USA Today and over 4,700 sources.

NewsBank Albuquerque Journal

Search Albuquerque Journal, 1995 to Current

NewsBank Carlsbad Current-Argus

Search Carlsbad Current-Argus, January 28, 2005 to Current

NewsBank Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Search Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, June 6, 2003 to Current

NewsBank Roswell Daily Record

Search Roswell Daily Record, 2002 to Current

NewsBank Access World News Access Military, Government, Defense

Military Newspapers

Access Military, Government & Defense offers extensive coverage of the U.S. Armed Forces and the federal government, as well as military and defense news, issues, strategies, careers and lifestyles, pay and benefits, training, law, equipment, technology, and much more.

NewsBank America's Historical Newspapers

NewsBank Americas Historical Papers

As the first draft of history, newspapers document the life and times of a community, a region and a nation. For searching and browsing American newspapers published in the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries, America’s Historical Newspapers, 1690-1922 is the single most extensive online resource of its kind. Available in the library or from home, this acclaimed collection—fully searchable by key word—provides researchers, students and genealogists with more than 1,100 historical newspapers from all 50 states.

NewsBank Access World News Acceda Noticias

NewsBank AccedaNoticias

Spanish language newspapers, magazines and newswires from the U.S. and around the world including Argentina, Chile, Columbia, Mexico and Spain.

NewsBank Find a Topic

NewsBank Find a Topic

Find information related to business, education, the environment, health, international issues, jobs and careers, leisure activities (book reviews), politics and government, social issues, sports, STEM and technology.

NoveList Plus

NoveList Plus

NoveList has been helping readers find their next favorite book for more than 20 years, and continues to develop innovative solutions for connecting readers, books, and libraries. By helping libraries help readers, NoveList empowers libraries to engage and inspire their communities.

Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Small Engine Repair Reference Center

This database provides users with detailed, yet user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines. All of the content is organized in a powerful, easy-to-use manner so that users can quickly gain the information they need. 

World Almanac

World Almanac Online

Expanding on "the most useful reference book known to modern man," The World Almanac® Online provides students and researchers access to authoritative, essential statistics on hundreds of topics in a searchable online format. A natural addition to any classroom or library, this online resource puts the reference shelf staple at users' fingertips, with thousands of expertly organized facts.

World Almanac Kids

The World Almanac for Kids
The World Almanac® for Kids Online includes exclusive online-only material as well as content from award-winning Chelsea House and Facts On File sets and series. Each subject area provides resources for elementary- and middle school-level homework, reports, and projects, and kids can explore age-appropriate topics while developing online research skills with a trusted content source.