Research Databases

Resources available to everyone:

Great River Regional Library Catalog - Search all materials owned by GRRL libraries.
Driving-Tests - Practice for the Minnesota DMV Permit and access Minnesota Driver's Manuals.
Historical Minneapolis Tribune - Contains full-text and article images from the Minneapolis Tribune (1867-1908) and the Minneapolis Morning Tribune (1909-1922).
Minnesota Reflections - Search the collection of more than 40,000 images and documents depicting the history of Minnesota.
MnLINK - Search Public and Academic library catalogs and request materials through Interlibrary Loan.
St Cloud Times Index - A historical index containing brief summaries of local news articles and obituaries. Copies of articles may be requested from your local branch library.
Digital Public Library of America - Digital content and repositories of libraries throughout the United States
Ebooks Minnesota - Online ebook collection for all Minnesotans featuring content from our state's independent publishers, including some of our best literature and nonfiction.

Resources only available in the library:

Ancestry for Libraries: Genealogy tool with access to over 7,000 databases and millions of unique, full-text primary sources and enhanced images. In-library use only.
APS Journals Homepage - Provides access to Physical Review Letters, Physical Review X, Physical Review, and Reviews of Modern Physics.

Resources available to GRRL area resident with barcode:

¡Informe! - Coverage of news and popular culture entirely in Spanish. Una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias.
Academic Search Premier - Search scholarly publications across all academic disciplines - Full Text Articles
Alt-HealthWatch - Search for alternative, holisitic health & wellness information - Full Text Articles
ArchiveGrid - Access to descriptions of collections held by libraries, museums, historical societies, and archives worldwide.
ArticleFirst - Describes items listed on the table of contents pages of individual issues of over 12,000 journals
Britannica Online Academic Edition - Encyclopedia content plus news headlines, safe Web sites & engaging multimedia
Britannica Online Public Library Edition - Encyclopedia with separate areas for adults and children
Britannica Online School Edition - Four encyclopedias with consistent classroom topic information and age-appropriate language for K-12.
Business Source Premier - Search in business magazines, company profiles, market research, country economic reports, etc. Updated daily.
CAMIO: Catalog for Art Images Online - OCLC's Catalog of Art Museum Images Online - works of art from museums around the world The Minneapolis Institute of Arts and Walker Art Center.
ChiltonLibrary.com - Auto repair information searchable by year, make and/or model. (Works best with Firefox, Chrome, or Internet Explorer 11)
Clase and Periódica - Search articles from 2,600 scholarly journals published in the Spanish, Portuguese, French, and English languages.
Consumer Health Complete - Search a variety of sources that support the information needs of patients and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics.
Discovering Collection - Designed for students in grades 8-12, this includes literary criticisms, timelines, primary source documents, audio and video clips, maps, images, flags, and more.
EBSCOhost EJS - Online access to magazines to which GRRL subscribes. (In-library use only)
EBSCO Core Connection(In-library use only)
Educator's Reference Complete - Specialized collection for professional educators, researchers, and librarians on a wide variety of education issues.
Electronic Books - Index of records for more than 665,000 eBooks that have been cataloged by OCLC member libraries, including titles available from NetLibrary and other providers
Electronic Collections Online - Bibliographic information for more than 5,000 electronic journals from over 70 publishers in a wide range of subject areas
ERIC - ERIC®, the Education Resource Information Center, provides access to education literature and resources. (OCLC)
ERIC - ERIC®, the Education Resource Information Center, provides access to education literature and resources. (EBSCO)
Expanded Academic ASAP - Information in subjects across all academic disciplines.
Gale Directory Library - Search directories including "Encyclopedia of Associations" and "Brands and their Companies".
Gale Virtual Reference Library - Collection of 25 online reference books and encyclopedias covering topics from Art to History to Medicine.
General Science Collection - Covers the latest scientific developments on the latest scientific issues and discoveries.
GPO Monthly Catalog - Search all types of U.S. government documents from the executive, judicial and legislative areas.
GreenFILE - Resource for information about enviromental issues.
GRRL Digital Library - Download ebooks and audiobooks to your computer and portable device.
Health Source: Consumer Edition - Health information from magazines, pamphlets and reference books.
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition - Scholarly journals focusing on many medical disciplines, including strong coverage of nursing and allied health. - Full-text
HeritageQuest Online - Genealogical research materials including the entire U.S. Federal Census.
InfoTrac Junior Edition - Middle School focused information sources on a wide variety of topics.
InfoTrac Kids Edition - This periodical database is designed for elementary school students, with easy access to full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
InfoTrac Student Edition - High School focused information sources on a wide variety of topics.
Junior Reference Collection - Middle School focused information sources on a wide variety of topics.
Kids InfoBits - Elementary School focused information sources on a wide variety of topics.
Kids Search - Elementary School & Middle School focused information sources on a wide variety of topics.
LearningExpress Library - Learning resources for all ages including practice tests for GED, GRE, SAT, ACT, TOEFL, ESL, civil service and citizenship exams, ESL and AP courses, and a Job and Career Help Center.
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) - Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.
Lynda.com - 3,000+ courses on business, technical and creative skills from the comfort of your home or office.
MAS Ultra - School Edition - Specifically for high school students, contains full text for popular, high school magazines, biographies, primary source documents, photos, maps and flags, and reference books.
MasterFILE Premier - Search a variety of popular magazines and other sources for for Full-text articles, images, reviews and documents.
MEDLINE - Index of thousands of records covering all areas of medicine, public health, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and the basic biomedical sciences.
MegaFILE - Search all four EBSCO databases at once - Academic Search Premier, MasterFILE Premier, Business Source Premier, and Regional Business News.
Middle Search Plus - Search popular, middle school magazines, biographies and historical essays, primary source documents, images and reference books.
NetLibrary eBooks (ELM) - The Electronic Library of MN (ELM) offers full text of over 11,000 electronic books in a wide variety of subject areas including Cliff Notes and Nolo Law titles. Note: These titles can only be viewed on a computer and are not compatible with e-readers.
NoveList - Find new fiction titles to read. Search by favorite author, title or series and find similar titles, reviews and reading group guides.
NoveList K-8 - Search children's books by favorite author, title or series and find similar titles, reviews and reading group guides.
OAIster - Search a large catalog of digital resources, including descriptive information about each resource and images.
PapersFirst - OCLC index of papers presented at conferences worldwide
Points of View Reference Center - Provides students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of over 250 current issues - Full Text
Primary Search - Search popular, elementary school magazines, as well as encyclopedias and dictionaries written for kids, plus an image collection of photos, maps, and flags.
ProceedingsFirst - OCLC index of worldwide conference proceedings. Contains in each record a list of the papers presented at each conference.
Professional Collection - Designed for the educator, this database has full text for education journals across a variety of fields such as child and adolescent psychology, drug and alcohol abuse, learning disabilities, athletic training etc.
Professional Development Collection - Specialized collection for professional educators, researchers, and librarians.
Pronunciator - 60 languages. 3 million lessons. The world's largest language-learning service.
ProQuest Newsstand (Complete) - Search the Minneapolis Star Tribune, St. Cloud Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Barron's, USA Today, and hundreds of other newspapers - Full Text
ProQuest Research Companion: Information literacy tool to guide students through the process of a research paper.
Reference USA - Includes directories for Canadian businesses, and U.S. businesses and residences with contact information, affiliations, and brief histories. Consumers/Lifestyles database offers market research information.
Regional Business News - Search business journals, newspapers, and newswires from metropolitan and rural areas across the U.S. Updated daily. - Full Text
Science Reference Center - Science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, etc. covering the areas of biology, chemistry, environmental and life sciences, and more. Full Text
Searchasaurus - Helps students in grades K-3 to browse and search for content from the Primary Search database.
Student Research Center - Helps middle and high school students find magazine and journal articles, reference materials, and multimedia files covering all topics.
Student Resources In Context - Designed for use by high school students for both homework and in-depth research assignments.
Teacher Reference Center - Provides indexing and abstracts for more than 270 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators.
TumbleBook Library - Animated talking picture books that can be read or listened to from any computer at home or at the library.
WorldCat (OCLC FirstSearch) - Catalog of books, videos, DVDs, Web resources and other library materials owned by libraries worldwide
WorldCat Dissertations and Theses - Provides access to records of the dissertations and theses available in OCLC member libraries.