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    HelpNow: - Homework help, Skills building, Writing lab, 24/7 Homework helper, Adult learning, Language support.

    JobNow: - Coaching, Resume and Job Search Tools.




    Use this database to find novels that might be of interest to you based on your previous reading. Search favorite authors and titles to find other fiction that you might enjoy.


    Small Engine Repair Reference Center

    Engine repair and reference information for ATV's, snowmobiles, boats, generators, motorcycles, outdoor equipment, tractors, and more!

   represents the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners. There are thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models. gives you the confidence to service or repair virtually any system on your vehicle.


      ProQuest Newsstand Complete

    ProQuest Newsstand Complete is an accessible and thorough Web-based, full-text database of over 350 newspapers that enables users to search the latest news from around the world. Access a wide range of articles, not only top new stories, but arts, sports, and entertainment stories as well.

    Choose separately below, or click here to cross-search among EBSCO's MasterFILE Premier, Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, and Regional Business News through MegaFILE!

            Academic Search Premier

    Academic Search Premier contains indexing for nearly 8,050 publications, with full text for more than 4,600 of those titles.  PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.  Academic Search Premier contains full text coverage in biology, chemistry, education, engineering, humanities, physics, psychology, religion and theology, sociology, etc.

    Alt HealthWatch

    This database focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It offers libraries full text articles for more than 180 international, and often peer-reviewed journals and reports. In addition, there are hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research and book excerpts. Alt HealthWatch provides in-depth coverage across the full spectrum of subject areas covered by complementary and alternative medicine. This database features indexing and abstracts going back as far as 1984, and full text going back as far as 1990.

    Britannica School K-12 Databases

    Brought to you by ELM, the Electronic Library for Minnesota: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, Learning Zone.

            Business Source Premier

    Business Source Premier offers indexing and abstracts for the 350 scholarly journals back to 1965 or the first published issue.  This database includes searchable references for more than 1,170 journals.  Journal ranking studies reveal that Business Source Premier is an excellent database for full text journals in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance, econometrics and economics.

    Consumer Health Complete

    Consumer Health Complete (CHC) is EBSCO's interface designed for the everyday consumer of health care information. CHC provides convenient access to easily understandable health and medical information. Consumers can search and browse within medical encyclopedias, popular reference books, and magazine articles.

    Health Source: Consumer Edition

    Health Source: Consumer Edition is a rich collection of consumer health information. This resource provides access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines, including American Fitness, Better Nutrition, Fit Pregnancy, Harvard Health Letter, HealthFacts, Men's Health, Muscle & Fitness, Prevention, Vegetarian Times, and many others. This database also includes searchable full text for more than 1,000 health-related pamphlets and more than 130 health reference books, including books published by the People's Medical Society.

    Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

    Provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Also featured are abstracts and indexing for nearly 850 journals. Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong, including full text from Creative Nursing, Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, Issues in Mental Health Nursing, Journal of Advanced Nursing, Journal of Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, Journal of Clinical Nursing, Journal of Community Health Nursing, Journal of Nursing Management, Nursing Ethics, Nursing Forum, Nursing Inquiry, and many more. In addition, this database includes Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.

    Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts

    Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts,(LISTA) indexes more than 500 core journals, more than 50 priority journals, and 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s.

    MAS Ultra - School Edition

    This comprehensive database, designed specifically for high school libraries, contains full text for more than 500 popular, high school magazines including America’s Civil War, American Heritage, American History, Archaeology, Astronomy, Bioscience, Careers & Colleges, Civil War Times, Congressional Digest, Discover, Economist, History Today, Nation, National Review, New Republic, New Scientist, Popular Science, Science News, Scientific American, Smithsonian, World War II, etc. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for 85,670 biographies and 105,786 primary source documents. Additionally, MAS Ultra – School Edition contains more than 360 reference books.

      MasterFILE Premier

    MasterFILE Premier contains full text for 2,053 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more.  This database also contains full text for more than 350 reference books, 84,074 biographies, 86,132 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 107,135 photos, maps & flags.  MasterFILE Premier now offers PDF backfiles (as far back as 1975) for key publications including American Libraries, Foreign Affairs, History Today, Judaism, Library Journal, National Review, Saturday Evening Post, etc.

    Middle Search Plus

    Middle Search Plus contains full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. Additionally, Middle Search Plus contains primary source documents including Essential Documents in American History, reference books including the Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia and American Heritage Dictionary.

    Points of View Reference Center

    The Points of View Reference Center is an interface intended for public, academic, and high school libraries. Points of View is designed to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of controversial subjects. High school and undergraduate students can use Points of View as a guide to debate, developing arguments, writing position papers, and for development of critical thinking skills. Each Points of View Essay includes a series of questions and additional material to generate further thought. Also included are thousands of supporting articles from the world’s top political and societal publications.

    Primary Search

    Primary Search, designed specifically for elementary school libraries and public library children’s rooms, contains full text for more than 70 popular, elementary school magazines. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for nearly 100 magazines. Examples of publications covered in Primary Search include: Appleseeds, Boys’ Life, Cobblestone, Cricket, Highlights for Children, Hopscotch, Jack & Jill, Ladybug, Ranger Rick, Science World, Spider, SuperScience, Time for Kids, Turtle, and many more. This database also provides the American Heritage Children’s Dictionary, 3rd Edition from Houghton Mifflin, and an Image Collection of 453,485 photos, maps and flags.

    Primary Search--"Searchasaurus"  Kid's Version

    The Primary Search database described above, only with a colorful, icon-based search interface designed for elementary school kids!  After clicking the above link, choose "Searchasaurus--Elementary School" from the list of services displayed.

    Professional Development Collection

    Professional Development Collection, designed for professional educators, provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports. This is the most comprehensive and most valuable collection of full text education journals in the world. In addition to full text, indexing and abstracts are provided for more than 700 journals.

      Regional Business News

    A supplemental database for customers of Business Source Premier.  With daily updates, Regional Business News provides comprehensive full text for regional business publications (including titles from Crain Communications).  Regional Business News has full text for more than 60 sources.

    Science Reference Center

    Science Reference Center is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content. Designed to meet every student's science research needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, etc. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.

    More Gale Databases

    Choose separately below, or click here to cross-search among many of these databases!

            DISCovering Collection

    Provides in-depth content for five core curriculum areas, specifically literature, history, biography, science, and social studies. The Discovering Collection is aimed at grades 6-12 and contains all the content in Junior Reference Collection plus the DISCovering products to offer thousands of overview essays, literary criticisms, timelines, primary source documents, audio and video clips, and over 15,000 maps, images, and flags.

    Educator's Reference Complete

    Educator's Reference Complete is a selection of more than 450 full-text academic journals, hundreds of full-text reports, and many premier reference sources. Included content focuses on educational principles, child development and psychology, and best practices in education. Majority of the full-text titles included are also found in the ERIC database. The database is updated daily and provides 24-hour access from school or home.

    Expanded Academic ASAP

    From arts and the humanities to social sciences, science and technology, this database meets research needs across all academic disciplines. Access scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers - many with full text and images!

            Gale Virtual Reference Library

    Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7.

    General Science Collection

    A collection of over 200 journals, providing researchers with the information needed to stay current on the latest scientific developments -- including such topics as particle physics, advanced mathematics, and nanotechnology.


    Informe! was created exclusively for Spanish-speaking users, providing indexing, images, and full-text of popular Hispanic magazines, not just translations. Also included is a thesaurus and interface that are uniquely designed for Spanish-speaking users.

            InfoTrac Junior Edition

    This periodical database is designed for students in junior high and middle school, with magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more. Start searching this collection.

            InfoTrac Student Edition

    This database is designed for high school students, with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

            Junior Reference Collection

    With nearly 12,000 documents, 8,500 photographs and illustrations, 50 video and audio clips, and 3 complete Merriam-Webster's dictionaries (Collegiate, Biographical, and Geographical), the Junior Reference Collection is a complete reference source.

            Kids Infobits

    Kids InfoBits meets the research needs of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. It features a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface, a subject-based topic tree search and full-text, age-appropriate, curriculum-related magazine, newspaper and reference content for information on current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

       Professional Collection

    The Professional Collection is a custom selection of more than 300 full-text journals for educators that is updated daily and provides 24-hour access from school or home. It offers balanced coverage for any professional educator in the following areas: arts and humanities; child and adolescent psychology and development; drug and alcohol abuse; health/nutrition/fitness; learning disabilities; literature; school law; science and technology; social sciences; and sports/athletic training.

    Student Resource Center - Gold

    Student Resource Center - Gold offers easy access to award-winning content based on national curriculum standards. Covering all core curriculum areas, including history, literature, science, social studies, and more, SRC - Gold provides a premium selection of reference material, more than 1,100 full-text periodicals and newspapers, primary sources, creative works, and multimedia, including hours of video and audio clips and podcasts. Premier reference content includes the American Journey Series, American Decades, Career Information Center and the SRC Health Module.

    Other Databases

    Brittanica Online - Public Library Edition

    Welcome to Encyclopædia Britannica Online Library Edition. Use this powerful resource to search or browse for information in encyclopedias, magazines, videos, and Web sites. Encyclopædia Britannica Online Library Edition offers two ways to access this wealth of information. You can choose a library appropriate for your grade level: 1. Britannica Reference Center for high school students and up;  2. Britannica Kids for middle school or elementary students and up.  You can search the chosen encyclopedia as well as magazines, Web sites, and videos. You can also explore Learning Materials, a dictionary and thesaurus, atlases, timelines, and other features -- all at the appropriate grade level.


    Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) is the largest education database in the world, containing more than 1 million records of journal articles, research reports, curriculum and teaching guides, conference papers, and books.

    GPO Monthly Catalog

    Covers all types of U.S. government documents, including Congressional reports, hearings, debates, and records; judiciary materials; and documents issued by executive departments (Defense, State, Labor, Office of the President, etc.), from 1976 to present.

            MedlinePlus from the National Library of Medicine

    MedlinePlus directs you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. MedlinePlus also contains extensive information about drugs and supplements, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive tutorials, the latest health news, and surgery videos.  If you would like to search the National Library of Medicine's homepage, click here

            Minnesota Digital Library "Minnesota Reflections"

    This site provides more than 20,000 images and documents shared by more than 75 cultural heritage organizations from across the state. Photos from the Iron Range Research Center at Ironworld show scenes of individuals, mining activities, and life as it was on the Iron Range at the turn of the last century.

        eBook Collection

    The link above provides access to over 11,000 full-text reference, scholarly, professional and literary books. EBSCO's e-books can be read from any computer with Internet access. If you choose the "Create a free account" option on the top of the screen, after creating your own account you can then use the collection from either your local library or at home by simply going to the eBook Collection home page and logging in using your free account.

       New York Public Library Digital Gallery

    This database provides access to over 275,000 photographs and manuscripts from the New York Public Library. The images may be used freely in student papers or in the classroom.

    OCLC ArchiveGrid

    ArchiveGrid is an important destination for searching through historical documents, personal papers, and family histories held in archives around the world. Thousands of libraries, museums, and archives have contributed nearly a million collection descriptions to ArchiveGrid. Researchers searching ArchiveGrid can learn about the many items in each of these collections, contact archives to arrange a visit to examine materials, and order copies.


    CAMIO® — OCLC's Catalog of Art Museum Images Online — is a growing online collection documenting works of art from around the world, representing the collections of prominent museums. CAMIO highlights the creative output of cultures around the world, from prehistoric to contemporary times, and covering the complete range of expressive forms. CAMIO is licensed for use by students, faculty, and researchers at subscribing institutions. Works of art may be used for educational and research purposes during the term of the subscription, if they are properly credited. Images may not be published or otherwise distributed.

            OCLC WorldCat FirstSearch

    You can search OCLC WorldCat to find information in a world-wide database.  When you find something you want, you can search locally to find the closest library that has it.

    World Alamanac/Book of Facts

    Via OCLC's FirstSearch comes access to Funk & Wagnall's New Encyclopedia, The World Almanac and Book of Facts, The World Almanac of the U.S.A., The World Almanac of U.S. Politics, and The World Almanac for Kids.



    Most of these databases are available to you through the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM).  ELM databases are funded by the Minnesota Legislature/State of Minnesota; specifically, the MINITEX Library Information Network, State Library Services and School Technology, the Minnesota state library agency with state appropriations to the Minnesota Higher Education Services Office (MHESO) and the Minnesota Department of Education, and federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds under the support of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

    The legislative intent is to provide Minnesotans with the best possible access to information resources across the educational spectrum, including K-12, higher education, state government, and public libraries.

    In addition to the ELM databases provided by the State of Minnesota, 
    NoveList,, LearningExpress Library, Small Engine Repair Reference Center, and Gale Virtual Reference Library
    are funded directly by the Arrowhead Library System.

    EBSCO Publishing/EBSCOhost is the registered trademark of EBSCO Publishing.

    To see an online brochure about how to use the databases, click here.

    Last Updated: 2015-10-13 15:48:09