Databases A-Z

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Academic Search Premier

Academic Search Premier: 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. *

Historical Periodicals from the American Antiquarian SocietyAmerican 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.*

Britannica Library: Encyclopedia content for all ages plus multimedia, timelines, world atlas, country comparison, quotations, and primary sources.*

Business Source Premier: 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. gives you the confidence to service or repair virtually any system on your vehicle.**

Consumer Health Complete: Supports 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.  * Online test preparation for the Minnesota driving written examinations. Includes practice tests, driver manuals, and FAQs for cars, motorcycles, and CDL. *** 

EBSCO MegaFile: Thousands of popular and scholarly publications across all academic disciplines and subject areas. Includes Academic Search Premier, MasterFILE Premier, Business Source Premier, and Regional Business News databases.*

Educator’s Reference Complete: Focuses on educational principles, child development and psychology, and best practices in education.*

ERIC: Index to journal articles and documents in education, containing full-text articles and over 1,000,000 citations.*

Expanded Academic ASAP: Scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers in the areas of art, humanities, social sciences, science, and technology.*

Explora Libraries: 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.*

Gale Virtual Reference Library: Encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.* 

General Science Collection: Articles from the most popular scientific journals (200+), providing researchers with information needed to stay current on the latest scientific developments.*

Health Source Consumer Edition: Access to 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: Access to 550 scholarly full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines, including strong coverage of nursing and allied health.*

Hoonuit: 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.**

¡Informe!: Hispanic magazines with full-text that covers business, health, technology, culture, current topics and other subjects.*

InfoTrac Student Edition: Designed for high school students. Full-text articles from magazines, newspapers, and reference books. Also has historical images and maps.*

Kids InfoBits: Gives children easy access to magazines, reference books, and newspaper articles that have been selected just for their age group. Aimed at grades K-5.*

LearningExpress 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. *

Mango LanguagesMango Languages: A self-paced online language-learning system that teaches conversation skills and cultural awareness for 70+  languages, including English.**

MAS Ultra School Edition: Designed for high school students. Full-text for nearly 500 popular high school magazines, and includes biographies, primary source documents, photos, maps and flags, and reference books.*

MasterFILE Premier: Full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and more. Also contains full text for more than 500 reference books, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an image collection of nearly 600,000 photos, maps and flags.*

Middle Search Plus: Designed for middle school students. 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 Reflections: 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.

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.*

Primary Search: Designed for elementary students. Full-text for over 80 popular elementary magazines, and includes encyclopedias, dictionaries, photos, maps, and flags.*

Professional Collection: More than 300 full-text journals for educators.*

Professional Development Collection: Education journals and educational reports for professional educators, professional librarians, and education researchers.*

ProQuest Newsstand CompleteProQuest Global 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: Full-text articles for nearly 100 regional business publications.*

Research in Context: Created for middle-schoolers, combining the best reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more. Students will find outstanding support to complete assignments in core subjects including literature, science, social studies, and history. *

Science Reference Center: Full-text science oriented content.  Correlated to state and national curriculum standards.*

Student Resources in Context: 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.*

Universal Class: 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.**

WorldCat Discovery: A searchable catalog of books, web resources and other materials worldwide.*

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