Databases A-Z

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Academic Search Premier

Academic Search Premier: Indexing and abstracts for more than 8,500 journals in a wide variety of disciplines, with full text for more than 4,600 of those titles. *

Alt Health Watch: Full-text articles from more than 180 international journals and reports, this resource focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic, and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. *

Historical Periodicals from the American Antiquarian SocietyAmerican Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection: Digitized images from the American Antiquarian Society of the pages of American magazines and journals published between 1684 and 1912.*

Brainfuse HelpNow: Free on-demand one-to-one online homework help.   Access additional homework tools to help build skills in writing, math, science, digital literacy, ESL, and more. The Adult Learning Center offers skill building, test preparation, and writing assistance adults. HelpNow tutors are available every day of the week from 2-11 pm.

Note: HelpNow and JobNow require separate login credentials to access; the same credentials cannot be shared to login to both resources.  Please create a unique username and password for Brainfuse HelpNow and another unique username and password for Brainfuse JobNow.

Brainfuse JobNow:  Free one-on-one interview and career coaching, online resume, and cover letter assistance. JobNow includes resume templates, career resources and assessment, live writing assistance and an intensive writing lab, a test center, and more. JobNow coaches are available to help every day of the week from 2-11 PM.

Note: HelpNow and JobNow require separate login credentials to access; the same credentials cannot be shared to login to both resources.  Please create a unique username and password for Brainfuse HelpNow and another unique username and password for Brainfuse JobNow.

Britannica Library: Encyclopedia content for all ages plus multimedia, timelines, world atlas, country comparison, quotations, and primary sources.*

Business Source Premier: Full-text access for more than 2100 journals in the fields of business and economics, as well as market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles and SWOT analyses.* The most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners. There are thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models. gives you the confidence to service or repair virtually any system on your vehicle.**

Consumer Health Complete: Supports 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.  * Online test preparation for the Minnesota driving written examinations. Includes practice tests, driver manuals, and FAQs for cars, motorcycles, and CDL. *** 


eBooks MN

EBooks Minnesota: Read local. Ebooks Minnesota is an online eBook collection for all Minnesotans, featuring content from Minnesota’s independent publishers. Stream eBooks online in your web browser or download to the BiblioBoard app.

EBSCO MegaFile: 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.*

ERIC: Index to journal articles and documents in education, containing full-text articles and over 1,000,000 citations.*


Explora Libraries: 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, MasterFILE Premier, Consumer Health Complete, Health Source – Consumer Edition, and Science Reference Center.*

HS IN CONTEXTGale In Context: High School: Designed for middle and high school students to help them with their homework and in-depth research assignments. Includes reference works, biographies, essays, overviews, primary works, images, and periodical articles.*

MSGale In Context: Middle School: Created for middle-schoolers, combining the best reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources & much more. Students will find outstanding support to complete assignments in core subjects including literature, science, social studies, & history. *

Health Source Consumer Edition: 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.*

Health Source Nursing/Academic Edition: Access to 550 scholarly full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines, including strong coverage of nursing and allied health.*

Infobase Learning Cloud (formerly Hoonuit): RETURNING HOONUIT USERS use “learn” as your password to access previous Hoonuit account history. If you need additional assistance retrieving a past account please contact us here. Online how-to training on common software and devices. Each online training course is made up of short 1- to 3-minute video segments. This learn-at-your-own-pace solution offers the flexibility to skip lessons you’re already familiar with and review lessons that prove more difficult. All training is online and on-demand.**

LearningExpress Library Complete: Interactive collection of tests, tutorials, and eBooks to help with educational and career goals. Learning Centers include: Adult Learning Center, Career Center, College Center, College Preparation Center, Computer Skills Center, High School Equivalency Center, Job & Career Accelerator, School Center, and Spanish Center. *

LibbyLibby is a free app that allows you to easily borrow and download eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines from the OverDrive collection to your device. Titles may be streamed using a Wi-Fi or cellular connection.  Download titles while using a Wi-Fi connection to save on data and to read offline anytime, anywhere.



Mango Languages: Mango Languages is an online language learning system that can help prepare you for realistic conversations in a real world setting. Choose from over 70 world languages or improve on English speaking skills from the perspective of 20 source languages. Tackle the Shakespearean English or Pirate languages just for fun!**


MAS Complete: Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for more than 540 popular, high school magazines. MAS Complete also provides more than 440 full text reference books, 85,670 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 502,000 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs and expanded full text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.*

MasterFILE Complete: Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for more than 2,000 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1922. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Complete also contains full text for more than 1,000 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 502,000 photos, maps & flags.*

Middle Search Plus: Designed for middle school students. Full-text for nearly 150 popular middle school magazines, and includes biographies, primary source documents, historical essays, photos, maps and flags, and reference books.*

Minnesota Digital Library: Collection of images and documents from historical societies, public libraries, special archives, universities, & colleges that depict the history of Minnesota.

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.

MyHeritage Library Edition: One of the largest, most internationally diverse genealogy databases of its kind in the world. It includes billions of historical documents from over 48 countries, millions of historical photos, public records, indexes and additional resources.

PebbleGo Animals and Biographies: Explore the world of animals with articles that support animal classification, behavior, and habitat lessons or research the lives of important historical and contemporary figures who have impacted the world.*


PebbleGoNext States and American Indians 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.*


Points of View Reference Center: Provides students with a balance of materials from all viewpoints on current issues, including more than 1,300 main essays, leading political magazines from both sides of the aisle, newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, primary source documents, and reference books.*

Primary Search: Designed for elementary students. Full-text for over 80 popular elementary magazines, and includes encyclopedias, dictionaries, photos, maps, and flags.*


Professional Development Collection: Education journals and educational reports for professional educators, professional librarians, and education researchers.*


ProQuest Newsstand CompleteProQuest U. S. Newsstream: Newspaper articles from hundreds of papers including the Minneapolis Star Tribune, St. Paul Pioneer Press, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Barron’s, USA Today, and many more.*

Regional Business News: Full-text articles for nearly 100 regional business publications.*



Science Reference Center: Full-text science oriented content.  Correlated to state and national curriculum standards.*

Universal Class: 500+ lifelong learning courses in over 30 subject areas, many of which offer continuing education units, designed and led by professional instructors to build deeper understanding and mastery of subject matter. Courses include videos, assignments, quizzes, tests, and options for interaction with other learners. Take multiple classes, video-audit a course, learn at your own pace.**

WorldCat Discovery: A searchable catalog of books, web resources and other materials worldwide.*

*Subscription purchased by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM).
**Subscription purchased by East Central Regional Library.
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