Resources & Databases

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Academic Search Premier

Academic Search Premier

Scholarly publications across all academic disciplines. Tutorial

• Provided by eLibrary MN


ALLDATA

ALLData

Automotive service and repair information for vehicles dating back to 1982. IN LIBRARY USE ONLY.

• Provided by MELSA


Alt HealthWatch

Alt HealthWatch

International journals covering complementary, holistic, and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. Tutorial



American Antiquarian Society

American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collections

American magazines and newspapers published between 1684 and 1912, held by the American Antiquarian Society. Tutorial

• Provided by eLibrary MN


NewsBank

America's News

Current content and archives back to the 1980s from more than 4,000 U.S. news sources. Tutorial

• Provided by MELSA


Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition

Unlock the story of you with sources like censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more. IN LIBRARY USE ONLY Tutorial

• Provided by MELSA


Bookflix

BookFLIX

Online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks to build real-world knowledge and beginning reading skills. (Grades PreK–3) Tutorial

• Provided by MELSA


Britannica Academic

Britannica Academic

Encyclopedia content plus multimedia, timelines, world data analyst, country comparison, and the Britannica blog.

• Provided by eLibrary MN


Britannica Fundamentals

Britannica Fundamentals

Interactive learning modules includes drawing, reading, games, and geographical exploration. (Grades PreK-2)

• Provided by eLibrary MN


Britannica Library

Britannica Library

Encyclopedia content for all ages plus multimedia, timelines, world atlas, country comparison, quotations, and primary sources. Tutorial

• Provided by eLibrary MN


Britannica Original Sources

Britannica Original Sources

A compilation of more than 420,000 primary source documents, complete books, and authentic images across a variety of subject areas.

• Provided by eLibrary MN


Business Source Premier

Business Source Premier

Scholarly journals and trade publications across all business-related subject areas. Tutorial

• Provided by eLibrary MN


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CINAHL Complete

Full-text articles from nursing and allied health journals, evidence-based care sheets, quick lessons and continuing education modules. Tutorial

• Provided by eLibrary MN


Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health Complete

Information for patients and consumers covering health-related topics from mainstream, complementary, holistic, and integrated medicine. Includes Health Source: Consumer Edition and Alt Health Watch.

• Provided by eLibrary MN


Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports

Ratings, research, and advice from an independent, non-profit on a wide range of products and services. Full-text access to the current issue and over twenty years of previous issues.

• Provided by eLibrary MN


CreativeBug

CreativeBug

Online video arts and crafts workshops and techniques. Learn how to paint, knit, crochet, sew, screen print, and more. Tutorial

• Provided by Anoka County Library


Dictionary of American Family Names

Dictionary of American Family Names

Contains the most commonly occurring surnames in the United States, giving their comparative frequencies, linguistic and historical explanations, selected associated forenames, and occasional genealogical notes.

• Provided by Anoka County Library


Duluth News Tribune

Duluth News-Tribune

Full-text articles from the Duluth, Minnesota newspaper (1995 - Current). Tutorial

• Provided by MELSA


EBooks Minnesota

EBooks Minnesota

An online eBook collection for all Minnesotans, covering a wide variety of subjects for readers of all ages and features content from MN’s independent publishers, as well as national and international publishers.

• Provided by Minitex


EBSCOhost

EBSCO MegaFILE

Popular and scholarly publications across all academic disciplines and subject areas. Includes Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, and Regional Business News databases.

• Provided by eLibrary MN


ERIC

ERIC

Citations for education-related journal articles, books, theses, and conference papers dating back to 1966. Tutorial

• Provided by eLibrary MN


Explora

Explora

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, MAS Complete, MasterFILE Complete, Consumer Health Complete, Health Source - Consumer Edition, and Science Reference Center databases. Tutorial

• Provided by eLibrary MN


Exploring Race in Society

Exploring Race in Society

Background information on topics related to race, ethnicity, diversity and inclusiveness, as well as a collection of points of view essays offering solutions to issues related to race.

• Provided by eLibrary MN


Gale in Context High School

Gale in Context: High School

Encyclopedia, magazine and journal articles plus primary sources, images, video and more for middle and high school students. Tutorial

• Provided by eLibrary MN


Gale in Context Middle School

Gale in Context: Middle School

A middle school-appropriate database of reference works, biographies, magazine and journal articles, primary source documents, and multimedia. Tutorial

• Provided by eLibrary MN


OCLC

GPO Monthly Catalog

U.S. government documents including Congressional reports, hearings, debates, and records; judiciary materials; and documents issued by executive departments.

• Provided by eLibrary MN


Health Source Consumer Edition

Health Source: Consumer Edition

A reference resource that provides 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 (in English & Spanish). Tutorial

• Provided by eLibrary MN


Health Source Nursing Academic Edition

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

Scholarly and professional publications across all medical disciplines including coverage of nursing and allied health. Tutorial

• Provided by eLibrary MN


Homework HelpNow

HelpNow

Free online tutoring and writing help for K-12 students and adult learners. Live tutors are available online every day from 1 to 11 p.m. Get help in English or Spanish. Tutorial

• Provided by eLibrary MN


Indie Author Project

Indie Author

Indie Author Project allows independently-published authors to make their eBooks available to readers in public libraries in Minnesota and potentially across the country.  Tutorial

• Provided by CRPLSA


IndieMN

Indie Minnesota

Independent eBooks from Minnesota authors. No wait lists, no holds, no library card needed. Tutorial

• Provided by CRPLSA


JobNow!

JobNow

Live interview coaching, online resume and cover letter assistance. Offers practice tests, online writing lab, and skill building tools in math, reading, writing. Get help in English or Spanish. Tutorial

• Provided by MELSA


Kanopy

Kanopy

Stream movies, documentaries, Great Courses, TV shows, and more. Tutorial

NOTE: You will be required to create an account. Once you have created your account you will be able to stream through Kanopy website or app on your TV, phone, or tablet.

• Provided by Anoka County Library


LearningExpress Library

LearningExpress Library

Resources for basic computer and academic skill building, job preparation, and career advancement. Includes interactive tutorials, online books, and test preparation tools for GED, SAT, ACT, TOEFL, and military and occupational exams. Includes Recursos para Hispanohablantes. Tutorial

NOTE: You will be required to create an account.

• Provided by eLibrary MN


Libby

Libby, by OverDrive

Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines to read on your phone or tablet using the Libby app by OverDrive. Tutorial

• Provided by eLibrary MN


Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts

Directory of library-related articles, reports, and proceedings within the professional literature, with coverage back to the mid-1960's. Tutorial

• Provided by eLibrary MN


LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning

Video tutorials on a wide variety of business, technical, and creative topics. Courses available in English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Mandarin, and Portuguese. Formerly Lynda.com.  Tutorial

Library ID for mobile app: anokacountylibrary

• Provided by MELSA


MAS Complete

MAS Complete

Hundreds of popular high school magazines and reference books. Covers subjects such as art, history, sports and music. Includes biographies, primary source documents, photos, maps, and flags.

• Provided by eLibrary MN


MasterFILE Complete

MasterFILE Complete

Full-text articles from magazines and reference books covering many topics. Includes biographies, primary sources, photos, maps, and flags. Goes back to 1975.  Tutorial

• Provided by eLibrary MN


Middle Search Plus

Middle Search Plus

Popular magazines, biographies and historical essays, primary source documents, and reference books for middle school students.

• Provided by eLibrary MN


Minnesota Digital Library

Minnesota Digital Library

Images, maps and documents from historical societies, libraries, archives, and cultural organizations across Minnesota that depict the history of Minnesota.

• Provided by Minitex


Minnesota Historical Society

Minnesota Digital Newspaper Hub

The Minnesota Digital Newspaper Hub is a searchable website that makes Minnesota newspapers available online. Coverage dates from 1849-today.

• Provided by the Minnesota Historical Society


NewsBank

Minnesota Newspapers

  • Duluth News-Tribune (1995-present)
  • Rochester Post-Bulletin (2006-present)
  • St. Paul Pioneer Press (1988-present)
  • Star Tribune (1986-present)

Tutorial

• Provided by eLibrary MN


mnlink

MNLink

A statewide virtual library to search for library resources across Minnesota. Use MNLINK to make Interlibrary Loan (ILL) requests for materials not owned by Anoka County Library.

• Provided by Minitex


MyHeritage Library Edition

MyHeritage Library Edition

Genealogy database that provides access to historical documents including photos, public records, indexes and additional resources. Formerly World Vital Records.

• Provided by Anoka County Library


New York Times

The New York Times

Articles from the New York Times. From 1980 to current.  Tutorial

• Provided by eLibrary MN


New York Times

The New York Times, ProQuest Historical Newspapers

Digitized images of the New York Times newspaper since 1851 (except the most recent 4 years).  Tutorial

• Provided by MELSA


Niche Academy

Niche Academy

Video tutorials with instructions on using a variety of the library’s online resources.

• Provided by MELSA


Novelist K-8 Plus

NoveList K-8 Plus

Resources for finding fiction and nonfiction titles for children and teens by topic, genre, grade level, and Lexile score. Includes read-alikes, discussion guides, reviews and articles.  Tutorial

• Provided by MELSA


Novelist Plus

NoveList Plus

Information and resources to find fiction and nonfiction titles. Includes author read-alikes, discussion guides, reviews and articles.  Tutorial

• Provided by MELSA


PebbleGo

PebbleGO / PebbleGO Next

Articles about animals and famous people (designed for grades K-3) and states and indigenous people’s history (designed for grades 3-5) with read-aloud audio, interactive activities, and questions to inspire critical thinking.

• Provided by eLibrary MN


Points of View Reference Center

Points of View Reference Center

Essays that examine multiple sides of current or controversial issues. Includes magazine and newspaper articles, primary sources, and more related to those issues.  Tutorial

• Provided by eLibrary MN


Pressbooks

Pressbooks

Online platform to create, edit and publish books in print-ready and eBook formats.

• Provided by Minitex


Primary Search

Primary Search

Popular elementary school magazines as well as encyclopedias and dictionaries written for kids, plus an image collection of photos, maps, and flags.

• Provided by eLibrary MN


Professional Development Collection

Professional Development Collection

Education journals and reports of interest to professional educators, researchers, and librarians.  Tutorial

• Provided by eLibraryMN


ProQuest

ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Premium

Scholarly literature, training videos, reference materials, and dissertations for nursing and allied health research, clinical skills development, and curriculum support. Supporting students, instructors, researchers, and healthcare professionals.

• Provided by eLibrary MN


ProQuest

ProQuest U.S. Newsstream

A resource that allows you to search the full-text of U.S news sources, including The Star Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, and USA Today.  Tutorial

• Provided by eLibrary MN


Reference Solutions

Reference Solutions (Data Axle)

Directory of U.S. and Canadian businesses and U.S. residents, plus median income and median home values. Formerly Reference USA.  Tutorial

• Provided by MELSA


Regional Business News

Regional Business News

Full-text articles from regional business publications from the United States and Canada.  Tutorial

• Provided by eLibrary MN


Rochester Post Bulletin

Rochester Post Bulletin

Full-text articles from the Rochester, Minnesota newspaper (2006-Current).  Tutorial

• Provided by MELSA


SAMS

SAMS Photofact

Schematics and repair information on electronic products for models dating back to 1946.  IN LIBRARY USE ONLY.

• Provided by Anoka County Library


Science Reference Center

Science Reference Center

Science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources covering numerous science topics for middle and high school students.  Tutorial

• Provided by eLibary MN


smARTpass

smARTpass

An arts access program that provides metro public library users opportunities to reserve free and/or discounted admission to a wide range of arts and cultural experiences.

• Provided by MELSA


St. Paul Pioneer Press

St. Paul Pioneer Press

Full-text articles from Saint Paul, Minnesota newspaper, print and web edition (1988 - Current).  Tutorial

• Provided by MELSA


Star Tribune

Star Tribune

Full-text articles from Minneapolis, Minnesota newspaper (1986-Current).  Tutorial

• Provided by MELSA


Transparent Language Online

Transparent Language Online

Learn over 100 languages. Builds listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills. Includes English language learning. NOTE: You will be required to create an account.  Tutorial

• Provided by MELSA


Value Line

Value Line Online

Online access to Value Line's leading publications covering stocks, mutual funds, options and convertible securities as well as special situation stocks.  Tutorial

• Provided by Anoka County Library


The Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Articles from The Wall Street Journal (1984-Current).  Tutorial

• Provided by eLibrary MN


The Washington Post

The Washington Post

Articles from The Washington Post (1987-Current).  Tutorial

• Provided by eLibrary MN


WorldCat

WorldCat

Searchable database of library materials from libraries across the world.

• Provided by Minitex