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Research & Learning: Databases

American Decades
A cross-disciplinary source for junior and high school students and teachers, public librarians and general researchers who need a single, consistent reference to document and analyze periods of contemporary American social history.

Ancestry Library Edition
A comprehensive family history resource for genealogical records from across the globe. Available for use in the library only.

Britannica School
Encyclopedia content for all grade levels plus multimedia, timelines, world atlas, country comparison, and primary sources.

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

Dalby Database
Over 2 million genealogical records (including death, birth, marriage, and Civil War) from counties in Southern Minnesota.

DMV Practice Test
Get questions tailored directly to the kind of test you will be taking

EBSCO MasterFile Complete 
Offers the largest collection of popular full-text magazines, reference books and other highly-regarded sources from the world's leading publishers. Covering virtually every general interest subject area, it also includes an extensive collection of photos, maps and flags.

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.


Electronic Library for Minnesota
ELM gives access to magazine, journal, newspaper and encyclopedia articles, media (including images, videos and audio files) and other information resources.

Gale In Context: High School
Encyclopedia, magazine and journal articles, plus primary sources, images, video and more for middle and high school students. Includes the InfoTrac Student Edition database.

Gale In Context: Middle School
A middle school-appropriate database of reference works, biographies, magazine and journal articles, primary source documents, and multimedia.

Health Source: Consumer Edition
A reference resource that provides access to nearly 80 full-text, consumer health magazines and pamphlets, as well as over 130 health reference books and nearly 10,000 Clinical Reference Systems reports (in English and Spanish).

HeritageQuest Online
A comprehensive American genealogical resource including the Census Collection, Freedman's Bank, Revolutionary War records and more.

LearningExpress Library
Interactive collection of tutorials and practice tests for learners of all ages, job seekers and Spanish speakers.

LinkedIn Learning
Formerly Leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills. Log in with your NPL card and pin number.

Minnesota Newspaper Hub
Hundreds of historical Minnesota newspapers are at your fingertips.

Statewide virtual library that electronically links you to Minnesota's rich library resources. MNLink allows you to request books from other libraries across the state.

Continually growing catalog of publicly available NASA datasets, APIs, visualizations, and more!

Novelist Plus
A comprehensive reader's advisory tool that allows you to search among hundreds of thousands of popular fiction and nonfiction titles, and also find read-alikes, book lists, book discussion guides, and more.

Capstone Pebble Go: Animals and Biographies
A curricular content hub specifically designed for K-3 students. Packed with informational articles, ready-made activities, and literacy supports for students of all abilities.

Capstone Pebble Go Next: States and American Indian Studies
Aligned to grades 3-6 curriculum. 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.

ProQuest U.S. Newsstream
U.S. news content as well as archives that stretch back into the 1980s from national and regional news sources including The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Newsday, and Chicago Tribune the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Selco Newspaper Index
Gain access to past issues from cities of SELCO libraries.

Transparent Language Online
Learn from over a hundred languages. The system tracks your progress and tests you along the way. You can practice listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

A catalog of books and other materials held in libraries worldwide. To request interlibrary loan please request via MNLINK.