Clayton County Library System provides library card holders with access to several commercial databases and other online resources such as tutorials and e-books that are not freely available on the web. A few of the most popular databases are listed here. Please contact us if you need help.

Using These Resources

You can use these resources inside the library, at home, or on your mobile devices. Most of these databases require a Clayton County-issued library card number when accessing them outside of the library buildings.

Research Databases and Online Training

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Premier reference and marketing database including 30 million business profiles and 220 million residents. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and more.

Live, online tutoring for children, teens, and adults in popular topics – math, science, social studies, Microsoft Office, and more. Practice tests and test preparation for GED, SAT, ACT, US Citizenship test, and more. Assistance is available in English and Spanish.

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Auto repair manuals for thousands of vehicles.


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Encyclopedias, specialized reference resources, and business plans.

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Online, self-paced courses to learn Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Japanese, or English.


Mergent Intellect

Powered by Hoover’s™, a Dun & Bradstreet Solution, Mergent Intellect is a flexible web-based application that features a deep collection of worldwide business information that enables companies to generate business intelligence. Additionally, through Mergent’s partnership with WhitePages Pro, clients now have immediate access to contact information for over 250 million U.S. consumers.


galileo-icon GALILEO Databases and Online Training

GALILEO, also known as Georgia’s “Virtual Library,” provides access to over 100 research databases that include magazine and newspaper articles, online books, scholarly reports, government documents, historical records, and more for researchers and students on a wide variety of topics.

The password to the GALILEO databases changes every few months. If you know your PINES password, you can log in to your PINES Account and click the GALILEO Link in the bottom right hand corner of the page. You may also call us at any of our branch locations during business hours for assistance.

Use this link to log into the main GALILEO page. Use the tabs to search or browse by subject, by type of publication, by the name of a particular database, or by the name of a particular magazine.

A few of the most popular and useful databases included in GALILEO are:

  • Learning Express Library
    Online resources, tutorials, and practice tests for official exams such as the SAT, GED, ASVAB, Firefighter, Police Officer, U.S. Citizenship, Postal Worker, Cosmetology, Job & Career Accelerator, Real Estate Exams, and more. Also includes resources to improve reading, writing, math and grammar skills.

Newspapers and Magazines:

ProQuest Newspapers
Atlanta Journal-Constitution (1990-),Los Angeles Times (1985-), New York Times (1980-), Wall Street Journal (1984-), Washington Post (1987-), Christian Science Monitor (1988-).

MasterFILE Elite
Articles on all topics; hobbies, reviews health, business, and more.

Academic Search Complete
Similar to MasterFile but includes over 9,000 scholarly journals in addition to general magazines.

Clayton News Daily (Search 2003-Current)
Find local and state information including community issues and events, business, education, government, sports and more.

America’s News
Find information on topics related to business, current events, education, government, health, politics and more from a variety of news media including newspapers, videos and web-only content featuring the Clayton News Daily, Union Leader and USA Today.



General Encyclopedias and Reference Materials

New Georgia Encyclopedia
Online encyclopedia of Georgia history, culture, geography and more.

Specialized Reference Materials:

Fiction book lists, guidance on choosing books to read that match your interests.

Merck Manual
Standard, easy to use medical reference books.