eResources & Databases
eResources and databases are listed in alphabetical order
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Academic Search Premier
A scholarly resource containing indexing and abstracts for more than 8,500 journals in a wide variety of disciplines, with full text for more than 4,600 of those titles. *
Alt Health Watch
Full-text articles from more than 180 international journals and reports, this resource focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic, and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.*
American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection
Digitized images from the American Antiquarian Society of the pages of American magazines and journals published between 1684 and 1912.*
Introducing Banzai, an interactive, award-winning financial literacy program that has taught millions of people real-world finance. East Central Regional Library has partnered with First Citizens Bank to provide the Banzai resources to help you build your financial wellness, get out of debt, grow your savings, and more!
Free on-demand, one-to-one online homework help. Access additional homework tools to help build skills in writing, math, science, digital literacy, ESL, and more. The Adult Learning Center offers skill building, test preparation, & writing assistance for adults. HelpNow tutors are available every day of the week from 2-11 pm.**
Free one-on-one interview and career coaching, online resume, and cover letter assistance. JobNow includes resume templates, career resources and assessment, live writing assistance and an intensive writing lab, a test center, and more. JobNow coaches are available to help every day of the week from 2-11 PM.**
Encyclopedia content for all ages plus multimedia, timelines, world atlas, country comparison, quotations, and primary sources.*
Britannica Library Children
Encyclopedia content for kids plus multimedia, timelines, world atlas, country comparison, quotations, and primary sources.*
Business Source Premier
A research database with full-text access for more than 2100 journals in the fields of business and economics, as well as market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles and SWOT analyses.*
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.**
Consumer Health Complete:
A resource to support the information needs of patients and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic, and integrated medicine.*
Digital Newspapers at MN Historical Society
The Minnesota Historical Society holds the largest single collection of Minnesota newspapers, with publication dates ranging from 1849 to the present day.
Online test preparation for the Minnesota driving written examinations. Includes practice tests, driver manuals, and FAQs for cars, motorcycles, and CDL.***
eBooks and eAudiobooks from OverDrive
A collection of eAudiobooks and eBooks just for kids! Titles can be downloaded to your computer, eReader or mobile device or read online in your web browser.**
eBooks and eAudiobooks from OverDrive/Libby
A collection of eAudiobooks and eBooks just for teens! Titles can be downloaded to your computer, eReader, or mobile device or read online in your web browser.**
EBOOKS MINNESOTA: Read local. Ebooks Minnesota is an online eBook collection for all Minnesotans, featuring content from Minnesota’s independent publishers.
Stream eBooks online in your web browser or download the MackinVIA app.
Note: When asked for School/Library Name, enter EBOOKS MINNESOTA.
An index to journal articles and documents in education, containing full-text articles and over 1,000,000 citations.*
Full text of popular magazine and scholarly journal articles covering all subject areas including multimedia, primary source documents, and reference books. Includes Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, MasterFILE Premier, Consumer Health Complete, Health Source – Consumer Edition, and Science Reference Center databases.*
Gale in Context: High School
Designed for middle and high school students to help them with their homework and in-depth research assignments. Includes reference works, biographies, essays, overviews, primary works, images, and periodical articles.*
Gale in Context: Middle School
Created for middle-schoolers, combining the best reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources & much more. Students will find outstanding support to complete assignments in core subjects including literature, science, social studies, & history. *
Health Source: Consumer Edition
Nearly 80 full-text, consumer health magazines, pamphlets, as well as over 130 health reference books and nearly 10,000 Clinical Reference Systems reports.*
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
550 scholarly full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines, including strong coverage of nursing and allied health.*
Infobase Learning Cloud (formerly Hoonuit)
RETURNING HOONUIT USERS use “learn” as your password to access previous Hoonuit account history. Online how-to training on common software and devices. Each online training course is made up of short 1- to 3-minute video segments. This learn-at-your-own-pace solution offers the flexibility to skip lessons you’re already familiar with and review lessons that prove more difficult. All training is online and on-demand.**
Learning Express Library
Interactive collection of tests, tutorials, and eBooks to help with educational and career goals. Learning Centers include: Adult Learning Center, Career Center, College Center, College Preparation Center, Computer Skills Center, High School Equivalency Center, Job & Career Accelerator, School Center, and Spanish Center. *
Libby is a free app that allows you to easily borrow and download eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines from the OverDrive collection to your device. Titles may be streamed using a Wi-Fi or cellular connection. Download titles while using a Wi-Fi connection to save on data and to read offline anytime, anywhere.**
Mango Languages is an online language learning system that can help prepare you for realistic conversations in a real world setting. Choose from over 70 world languages or improve on English speaking skills from the perspective of 20 source languages. Tackle the Shakespearean English or Pirate languages just for fun!**
Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for more than 540 popular, high school magazines. MAS Complete also provides more than 440 full text reference books, 85,670 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 502,000 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs and expanded full text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.*
Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for more than 2,000 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1922. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Complete also contains full text for more than 1,000 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 502,000 photos, maps & flags.*
Middle Search Plus
A comprehensive database designed for middle school students that contains full-text for nearly 150 popular middle school magazines, and includes biographies, primary source documents, historical essays, photos, maps and flags, and reference books.*
Minnesota Digital Library
Collection of images and documents from historical societies, public libraries, special archives, universities, and colleges that depict the history of Minnesota.
mn writes mn reads
Create, Share, Read. Local authors: create eBooks and share them with readers across Minnesota and potentially the United States. Readers: find eBooks published by independent local and national authors.
MyHeritage Library Edition
One of the largest, most internationally diverse genealogy databases of its kind in the world. It includes billions of historical documents from over 48 countries, millions of historical photos, public records, indexes and additional resources.**
As of 2/23/22, the OverDrive app will no longer be available from Google Play, the Apple App Store, or the Microsoft Store. The app will no longer be updated or supported. Current users of the OverDrive app should download and switch to the Libby app instead. Kindle Fire users can access digital materials using the online version of Libby through the Silk browser or download the OverDrive app (for a limited time) through the Amazon Appstore. The OverDrive app is expected to be completely removed from all stores by the end of 2022.
- Learn more about the retirement of the OverDrive app here: OverDrive App Retirement
PebbleGo Animals and Biographies:
Explore the world of animals with articles that support animal classification, behavior, and habitat lessons or research the lives of important historical and contemporary figures who have impacted the world. Designed for grades K-3.*
PebbleGoNext States and American Indians Studies:
Explore the United States and American Indian History. Aligned to grades 3-6 curriculum, PebbleGo Next offers key reading supports such as read-along audio and word-by-word highlighting along with a variety of downloadable questions, including prompts to inspire critical thinking.*
Points of View Reference Center
Provides students with a balance of materials from all viewpoints on current issues, including more than 1,300 main essays, leading political magazines from both sides of the aisle, newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, primary source documents, and reference books.*
Professional Development Center
A specialized collection of education journals and educational reports for professional educators, professional librarians, and education researchers.*
ProQuest U. S. Newsstream
Newspaper articles from hundreds of papers including the Minneapolis Star Tribune, St. Paul Pioneer Press, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Barron’s, USA Today, and many more.*
Regional Business News
A resource that provides full-text articles for nearly 100 regional business publications.*
Science Reference Center
Access to full-text science oriented content. Correlated to state and national curriculum standards.*
500+ lifelong learning courses in over 30 subject areas, many of which offer continuing education units, designed and led by professional instructors to build deeper understanding and mastery of subject matter. Courses include videos, assignments, quizzes, tests, and options for interaction with other learners. Take multiple classes, video-audit a course, learn at your own pace.**
*Subscription purchased by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM).
**Subscription purchased by East Central Regional Library.
***Available in-partnership with Driving-Tests.org