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Alphabetical List of Databases

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  1940 Census
Official, searchable website of the 1940 US Census.
Academic Search Premier
Full text for more than 4,600 scholarly publications across all academic disciplines.
Provided by ELM
Designed for the general reader, it provides authoritative, essential information in easy-to-understand language. Contains 400 essays on a variety of topics, including substances of abuse, treatment and addiction overviews, and much more. Magill's Medical Guide also available at this link. In-library use only.
Provided by OPL
ALLDATA Online
Automotive diagnostic and repair information. In-Library use only.
Provided by OPL
Alt HealthWatch
Full text articles from more than 180 international journals on complementary, holistic, and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.
Provided by ELM
Amazing Animals of the World
From aardvarks to zebras, including color photos and games for elementary students and higher.
Provided by SELCO 
America the Beautiful
State-by-state history and current events for elementary and middle-school students.
Provided by SELCO
  Ancestry Library Edition
U.S. Federal Census records; passenger lists; birth, death, marriage, & military records; family & local history collections. In-Library use only.
Provided by OPL
ArchiveGrid
Access to descriptions of archival collections held by thousands of libraries, museums, historical societies, and archives worldwide.
Provided by ELM
ArticleFirst
Index of articles from the contents pages of journals.
Provided by ELM
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BBC Languages
Includes French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, and many more.
Free Web resource
  BBC Learning English
Note that this is British pronunciation and spelling.
Free Web resource
Biography In Context
Biographical information on more than 525,000 people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas.
Provided by SELCO
  Britannica Online Academic Edition
Encyclopedia content plus new headlines, safe Web sites, multimedia, and a customizable workspace.
Provided by ELM 
  Britannica Online Public Library Edition
Offers separate home pages for adults and children, providing age-appropriate encyclopedia content.
Provided by ELM 
  Britannica Online School Edition
Access to four encyclopedias that ensure consistency with classroom topics and age-appropriate language.  Designed for all levels of learning K-12.
Provided by ELM 
  Business Source Premier
Full text for scholarly business journals and trade publications across all subject areas.  Includes detailed company profiles and country economic reports.
Provided by ELM
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CAMIO (Catalog of Art Museum Images Online)
More than 23,000 images of works of art from well-known collections including the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Walker Art Center, Art Institute of Chicago, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Provided by ELM 
ChiltonLibrary
Quick online access to repair, maintenance, and service information for up to 350 cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs on the road today.
Provided by SELCO 
CLASE/ PERIÓDICA
CLASE indexes documents published in Latin American journals specializing in the social sciences and humanities.  PERIÓDICA covers journals specializing in science and technology.  Together they contain 2,600 scholarly journals published in Spanish, Portuguese, French, and English.
Provided by ELM
Consumer Health Complete
Designed to support 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.
Provided by ELM 
Consumer Reports: In-Library Users Click Here
Consumer Reports: Home or Office Users Click Here and enter your library card number.
Product reviews, ratings, news, and comparisons from one of the most trusted resources for information and advice on consumer products.
Provided by OPL

 

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  Dalby Database
Cemetery records for Steele and Rice Counties and much more local genealogy resources.
Free Web resource, provided by OPL 
Discovering Collection
Designed for students in grades 8-12.  Includes literary criticisms, timelines, primary source documents, audio and video clips, maps, images, flags, and more.
Provided by ELM
DrivingTests.org
Taking your Minnesota driving test soon? This free resource provides practice tests for car, motorcycle, and CDL (commercial driver's license), links to the official Minnesota handbooks, and answers to frequently asked questions.
Provided by OPL
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eBooks
Information page with links to source of free eBooks.
Provided by OPL
Ebooks Index
Index of Ebooks that have been cataloged by OCLC member libraries, including titles available from NetLibrary and others.
Provided by ELM 
EBSCO Megafile
Search all four EBSCO databases at once: Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, MasterFILE Premier, and Regional Business News.
Provided by ELM 
EBSCO Power Search
Choose from a full list of EBSCO databases.
ECO (Electronic Collections Online)
Index of articles from scholarly journals.
Provided by ELM 
  Educator's Reference Complete
K-12 education articles for teachers, administrators, and undergraduate or graduate students in education.
Provided by ELM 
ERIC (EBSCO interface)
ERIC (OCLC interface)
The Education Resource Information Center provides access to education literature.
Provided by ELM 
Expanded Academic ASAP
Articles from academic journals, general interest magazines, and news sources.
Provided by ELM 
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Freegal Music Downloads & Streaming
Download 5 free MP3s from your favorite artists every week, and stream music up to 3 hours per day.
Provided by OPL 
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Gale Virtual Reference Library
A collection of 25 online reference books and encyclopedias covering topics from Art to History to Medicine.
Provided by ELM
General Science Collection
Articles from the most popular scientific journals.
Provided by ELM 
  GPO Monthly Catalog
Catalog of United States Government publications.
Provided by ELM 

Great Lives from History: Notorious Lives
More than 600 biographies of notorious people, from the merely controversial to extremely negative, from ancient times to the present and worldwide, with emphasis on their roles in historical events or impact on law enforcement or popular culture. In-Library use only.
Provided by OPL

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Health Source: Consumer Edition
Consumer health information, including current health-related pamphlets and health reference books.
Provided by ELM

Health Sources: Nursing/Academic Edition
Articles from scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines, with strong coverage of nursing and allied health.
Provided by ELM
Heritage Quest Online: In-Library Users Click Here
Heritage Quest Online: Home or Office Users Click Here and enter your library card number.
Genealogy resources.
Provided by OPL 
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¡Informe!
Full text articles from Hispanic magazines covering business, health, technology, culture, current events, and other subjects.  To use the Spanish-language interface, click on the link to  ¡Informe!, select "Preferences," and choose "Spanish" under the language options.
Provided by ELM
InfoTrac Junior Edition
Designed for middle school students, this database has full-text articles from magazines, newspapers, and reference books.
Provided by ELM
  InfoTrac Student Edition
Designed for high school students, this database has full-text articles from magazines, newspapers, and reference books.  Historical images and maps included.
Provided by ELM 
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Junior Reference Collection
Designed for students grades 6-8, includes information from reference books about people, places, history, science, and more.  Includes photos and maps.
Provided by ELM 
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Kids InfoBits
Designed for students in grades K-5, includes articles from magazines, newspapers, and reference books on animals, famous people, science, countries & states, and more.
Provided by ELM 
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Lands and Peoples
Articles about nations and nationalities linked to facts and figures, maps, and flags.
Provided by SELCO
Lawchek
Legal forms, Q & A, glossaries, tax forms, and pre-drafted letters.  Locate an attorney in your area.  Search U.S. Codes, U.S. Supreme Court Casis, and U.S. Federal Circuit Court Cases.
Provided by OPL 
Learning Express Library
Math, reading, and writing skills improvement for elementary, middle school, and high school.  College prep practice tests for SAT, ACT, and more.  Practice tests for GED, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCA, as well as skill building for adults, job & career resources
Provided by ELM 
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Magill's Medical Guide
Covers diseases, disorders, treatments, procedures, specialties, anatomy, biology, and issues in an A-Z format, with sidebars addressing recent developments in medicine and concise information boxes for all diseases and disorders. Addictions & Substance Abuse also available at this link. In-Library use only.
Provided by OPL
Mango Languages
Online language learning service teaching practical conversation skills. A wide variety of foreign languages for English speakers available, as well as English courses tailored to speakers of 15 other languages.
Provided by OPL

MAS Ultra - School Edition
Designed specifically for high school libraries, this resource contains full text for more than 500 magazines, biographies, primary source documents, and more.
Provided by ELM

MasterFILE Premier
Designed specifically for public libraries.  Full text for nearly 1,750 general reference publications with full text dating back as far as 1975.  Covers a wide range of general interest subjects.  Also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and 164,424 primary source documents, as well as an image collection with more than 453,000 photos, maps, & flags.
Provided by ELM 
  MayoClinic.com
Authoritative information on Diseases and Conditions, as well as a Symptom Checker and information on First Aid.
Free Web resource 
  Medline
OCLC search interface.  Index to articles in all areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing.
Provided by ELM
  MedlinePlus
Information on diseases, conditions, drugs, supplements, and more from the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.
Free Web resource
  MedlinePlus Español
Información de salud.  Biblioteca Nacional de Medicina y los Institutos Nacionales de la Salud.
Free Web resource
Middle Search Plus
Full text for more than 140 popular middle school magazines, biographies, historical essays, primary source documents, and reference books.  Image collection includes more than 400,000 photos, maps, and flags.
Provided by ELM
Minnesota Digital Newspaper Hub
This work-in-progress by the Minnesota Historical Society includes digital images of newspapers from the 1870s through the 1920s.
Provided by MHS
Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examinations
Beginning September 2010, the MTLE are the sole means of assessing the basic skills, pedagogical, and content-area knowledge of Minnesota K-12 teacher candidates. Preparation materials and more information are available from this Web site; some resources including practice tests are not free.
Free Web resource
MNLINK
Search for items in most libraries and library systems throughout the state of Minnesota.
Funded by the State of Minnesota
MNSure
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) calls for the establishment of a federal health insurance exchange/marketplace, while giving states the option to create their own. MNSure is the Minnesota-Made health insurance exchange/marketplace, with an easy-to-use website where you can search and compare plans, a hotline you can call to talk with someone about your options, and information about places where you can sign up in your community.
Free Web resource
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 NetLibrary eBooks & eJournals
Full text of electronic books in the arts, humanities, social sciences, life and physical sciences, business, computers, and more.  Includes Cliff's Notes and Nolo books.
Provided by ELM 
The New Book of Popular Science
Science and technology, plus science in the news for middle and high school age.
Provided by SELCO 
NoveList Plus: In-Library Users Click Here, or
NoveList Plus: Outside of OPL Click Here and enter your library card number.
Looking for a great read? NoveList Plus is a comprehensive source of information about fiction, nonfiction, and audiobooks including expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists, and more.
Provided by OPL
  NoveList Plus K-8: In-Library Users Click Here, or
NoveList Plus K-8: Outside of OPL Click Here and enter your library card number.
NoveList K-8 Plus is a database about fiction and nonfiction books specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents, teachers, and librarians can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers.
Provided by OPL 
Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre
La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre es un repositorio de seis millones de palabras en textos e imágenes mantenido por el personal editorial y técnico de la enciclopedia.
Provided by SELCO
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OAISter
Union catalog of digital resources from open archive collections.
Provided by ELM 
Owatonna Public Schools catalog
Search the collections at the Elementary Schools, Junio High, and High School.
Provided by the Owatonna Public Schools 
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PapersFirst
Index of papers presented at conference worldwide.
Provided by ELM 
Points of View Reference Center
Essays, articles, and news items presenting multiple sides of current issues.
Provided by ELM 
  Primary Search
Full text for more than 70 popular elementary school magazines.
Provided by ELM 
Proceedings
Index of worldwide conference proceedings.
Provided by ELM 
Professional Development Collection
Information especially for professional librarians, professional educators, and education researchers.
Provided by ELM 
Proquest Newspapers
Full-text articles from major national and regional newspapers, including the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Barron's and the Star Tribune. Coverage varies by title.  Also includes Historical Minneapolis Tribune covering 1867-1922.
Provided by ELM 
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Recalls.gov
Product recall and safety information from six agencies of the federal government.
Free Web resource
  ReferenceUSA
Informational directory of business and residential listings for researchers, students, job seekers, and government agencies.
Provided by OPL 
  Regional Business News
Coverage of U.S. regional business journals and newspapers.
Provided by ELM
  Rosetta Stone
Rosetta Stone is no longer offering their services to libraries. As an alternative we suggest Mango Languages or the BBC resources listed above. 
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Science Reference Center
Articles from science magazines, encyclopedias, reference works, and more.
Provided by ELM 
Student Resources In Context
Designed for high school students to use for homework and in-depth research assignments.  Reference works, biographies, essays, overviews, primary works, images, audio, video, and periodical articles.
Provided by ELM 
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TumbleBookLibrary
TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books. When using from outside of OPL, you may need to enter your library card number.
Provided by OPL 
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Value Line
Investment research on companies, industries, markets, and economies.
Provided by OPL 
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Westlaw (original search), -or-
WestlawNext (new search interface)
In-depth legal research. Need help using the new WestlawNext? The West eLearning Center offers short, easy-to-use tutorials. In-Library use only.
Provided by OPL via the Steele County Law Library
World Almanac
Almanacs and an encyclopedia.  Biographies, facts, statistics, and more.
Provided by ELM 
WorldCat
Catalog of books and other materials held in libraries worldwide.
Provided by ELM 
WorldCat Dissertations
List of all dissertations and theses available in WorldCat.
Provided by ELM 
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  Zinio
Full digital copies of your favorite magazines, with unlimited access to our collection of 138 titles.
Provided by OPL 
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  OPL is the Owatonna Public Library
ELM is the Electronic Library for Minnesota
SELCO is the regional public library system