Research Databases

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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.
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.
Northstar Digital Literacy - Northstar helps test your computer skills. You can build skills in key areas, and demonstrate your knowledge by earning certificates and badges. 
Prepare for your future now! This resource is funded in part with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education using federal funding, CFDA 45.310 – Library Services and Technology Act, Grants to States Program (LS-00-18-0024-18).

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.
EBSCOhost EJS - Online access to magazines to which GRRL subscribes. (In-library use only)
EBSCO Core Collection(In-library use only)
MCIS - Basic/ABE (Minnesota Career Information System) Offers a wealth of career, educational and labor market information such as learning styles, employability, interest and skill assessments. To save your portfolio, your first use must be in the library to establish an account. This resource is funded in part with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education using federal funding, CFDA 45.310 – Library Services and Technology Act, Grants to States Program (LS-00-18-0024-18).
 

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
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, trade publications, etc. Updated daily.
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.
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.
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.
Explora - Full text of popular magazine and scholarly journal articles covering all subject areas including multimedia, primary source documents, and reference books
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.
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 Student Edition - High School focused information sources on a wide variety of topics.
Kids InfoBits - Elementary 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. Now part of Linkedin.
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.
MCIS - full version (Minnesota Career Information System) Offers a wealth of career, educational and labor market information in one comprehensive, easy-to-use tool.  MCIS includes: Learning styles, employability, interest and skill assessments and information on colleges, program requirements for various occupations. This resource is funded in part with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education using federal funding, CFDA 45.310 – Library Services and Technology Act, Grants to States Program (LS-00-18-0024-18)
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.
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 Development Collection - Specialized collection for professional educators, researchers, and librarians.
Pronunciator - 60 languages. 3 million lessons. The world's largest language-learning service.
ProQuest Global Newsstream - 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
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
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.