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The 50 States
An encyclopedia with articles on each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Academic Search Premier
Provided by eLibrary Minnesota Full-text articles from more than 4,600 journals on all subjects.
Articles, biographies, and multimedia on science and technology.
Addictions, Substance Abuse & Alcoholism
An encyclopedia with 329 articles on addiction and substance abuse.
Adolescent Health & Wellness
An encyclopedia with 483 articles on adolescent health and wellness.
An encyclopedia with more than 300 articles on aging.
All EBSCO Databases
Choose from any of 20 EBSCO databases or search all at once.
All Gale Databases
Choose from over 50 Gale databases or search all at once.
Alt HealthWatch
Provided by eLibrary Minnesota Full-text articles and reports on complementary and alternative medicine.
Applied Science
An encyclopedia with 313 articles on applied sciences in areas such as aerospace, communications, energy, information, medical, military, transportation, forensic, and food technologies.
Applied Science & Technology Source
Provided by eLibrary Minnesota Full-text articles from more than 1,200 journals on research and development within the applied sciences and computing disciplines.
Artstor's Public Collections contain approximately 1.3 million freely accessible images, videos, documents, and audio files from museums, photo archives, scholars, and artists.
Autoimmune Diseases Handbook & Resource Guide
Studies, statistics, and information about different types of autoimmune diseases.
BBC Learning English
English lessons and resources for ESL students.
Biography and Genealogy Master Index
More than 17 million biographical citations covering over 5 million people, including names, birth/ death years, and bibliographic references to books containing material on each person.
Biomes and Ecosystems
An encyclopedia with 552 articles on the biology, geography, history and ecological importance of biomes and ecosystems around the world.
Britannica Academic
Provided by eLibrary Minnesota An encyclopedia, dictionary, thesaurus, and other research tools.
Britannica Original Sources
Provided by eLibrary Minnesota Thousands of primary source documents in history, literature, science, law, politics, religion, and more.
BrowZine is a platform for discovering journals for which we have at least some full text access.
Business Source Premier
Provided by eLibrary Minnesota Full-text articles from more than 2,300 business journals, plus company profiles and reports.
An encyclopedia with more than 900 articles on cancer.
Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP)
The CGP is the finding tool for more than one million publications from the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the U.S. government.
Automotive repair information for thousands of year, make, and model combinations, covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years plus additional coverage of specialty models.
Chronicle of Higher Education
News, information, and job listings aimed at college and university faculty members and administrators. 
CINAHL Complete
Provided by eLibrary Minnesota Full-text articles from more than 440 nursing and allied health journals.
Community and Family Health Issues
An encyclopedia with nearly 500 articles on community and family health issues.
Complementary & Alternative Medicine
An encyclopedia with 783 articles on complementary and alternative medicine.
Consumer Health Complete
Full-text articles, reference ebooks, reports, images, and videos on health and medicine.
Coronavirus Research Database
Including coverage of the COVID-19 outbreak, this database curates openly available content related to coronaviruses.
Cultural, demographic, geographical, and historical information about countries, the United States, and Canadian provinces.
Dakota County Library - Research Tools A-Z
Databases provided by the Dakota County Public Library.
Dakota County Library Catalog
Search for materials from all 10 branches of the Dakota County Public Library Sytem.
Dementia Handbook & Resource Guide
Studies, statistics, and information about different types of dementia.
Diabetes Handbook & Resource Guide
Studies, statistics, and information about diabetes.
Digital Public Library of America
Over 33 million images, texts, videos and sounds from American history archives.
Earth Science: Earth Materials and Resources
An encyclopedia with 125 articles on the material world in which we live and the uses to which those materials can be put.
Earth Science: Earth's Surface and History
An encyclopedia with 125 articles on the land masses and seas of the world.
Earth Science: Earth's Weather, Water and Atmosphere
An encyclopedia with 125 articles on the fluids on the surface of the earth and the gasses that surround us.
Earth Science: Physics and Chemistry of Earth
An encyclopedia with 125 articles on the dynamics of the earth's mass and how its chemistry produces change.
Ebooks Minnesota
Provided by eLibrary Minnesota An online ebook collection for all Minnesotans.
EBSCO eBook Collection
Over 80,000 ebooks on all subjects.
Encyclopedia of Climate Change
An encyclopedia with 551 articles on global warming and climate change.
Encyclopedia of Energy
An encyclopedia with 585 articles on energy.
Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues
An encyclopedia with 772 articles on environmental issues including biology, geology, anthropology, demographics, genetics, and engineering.
Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Society
An encyclopedia with 490 articles on the math behind our daily lives, allowing readers to better understand how disciplines such as algebra, geometry, calculus, and others affect what we do every day.
ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, provides access to education literature and research.
Fairchild Books Interior Design Library
73 digital textbooks on interior design and architecture.
Films On Demand
Over 42,000 streaming videos on all subjects.
Financial Literacy Starter Kit
Guidance on how to make a budget, manage debt, rent an apartment, buy a car, manage a checking account, calculate the cost of college, pay back student loans, get career advice, and more.
Gale Academic OneFile
Millions of articles from over 17,000 scholarly journals and other authoritative sources with extensive coverage in key subject areas such as biology, chemistry, criminal justice, economics, environmental science, history, marketing, political science, and psychology.
Gale Business: Insights
Company and industry profiles including SWOT reports, market share reports and financial reports as well as company histories, industry essays, case studies and business news for research of global economies. Formerly known as Business Insights: Global.
Gale eBooks
28 reference titles on the arts, biography, business, education, environment, history, law, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, nations of the world, religion, science, and social science.
Gale General OneFile
Reference ebooks, full-text articles from more than 8,700 periodicals, more than 163,000 images, 6,400 audio files, and 1.3 million videos. Topics include careers, computers & technology, education, health, history, news & current events, personal finance & taxes, and self-help/self-improvement.
Gale Health and Wellness
Reference content, multimedia, and more than 11.5 million articles from medical journals and magazines covering the full range of health-related issues.
Gale in Context: Biography
More than 600,000 biographical entries covering international figures from all time periods and areas of study. Reference content is offered alongside videos, audio selections, images, primary sources, and articles.
Gale in Context: College
Reference content, articles from academic journals and magazines, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites covering higher education.
Gale in Context: Environmental Studies
Reference content, case studies, news, academic journals, videos, and more, covering today’s environmental issues.
Gale in Context: Global Issues
Reference content, news, viewpoints, country information, primary source documents, videos, statistics, and more, covering the most important issues of the modern world. Explore issues within government, law, health, science and technology, and society and culture.
Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints
Information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. Features continuously updated viewpoints, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.
Gale in Context: Science
Millions of full-text articles, reference content, images, experiments and projects, and videos on hundreds of science topics.
Gale in Context: U.S. History
Reference content, millions of news and periodical articles, and more than 5,500 rare and vital primary source documents that range from slave journals to presidential papers. Topics range from the arrival of Vikings in North America all to the way to the first stirrings of the American Revolution and on through the Civil Rights movement, 9/11, and the War on Terror.
Gale in Context: World History
Primary sources, reference, and multimedia about the people, cultures, events, and societies that have formed the history of the human race. Topics range from Ancient Mesopotamia to the Holocaust to modern Human Rights Movements.
Gale Literature
Gale Literature combines all of our Gale literary databases into one cross-searchable environment including full-text literary works, journal articles, literature criticism and analysis, reviews, author biographies, and overviews.
Gale Literature Resource Center
Biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on nearly 150,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.
Gale Literature: Book Review Index
More than 5.6 million book reviews in disciplines such as literature, history, education, psychology, and more.
Gale Literature: LitFinder
Coverage includes more than 130,000 full-text poems, nearly 700,000 poem citations and excerpts, more than 10,000 full-text short stories and novels, 4,100+ full-text essays published from the 16th-21st centuries, nearly 2,000 full-text speeches, and more than 1,400 full-text plays. LitFinder also includes biographies, work summaries, photographs, and a glossary of terms.
Gale OneFile: Agriculture
Articles from more than 600 journals covering all aspects agriculture, from practical aspects of farming to cutting-edge scientific research in horticulture.
Gale OneFile: Business
Articles from nearly 4,000 leading business and trade publications, covering accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management, and strategy, business theory and practice, and more.
Gale OneFile: Communications and Mass Media
Nearly 3 million articles on all aspects of the communications field including advertising, public relations, linguistics, and literature.
Gale OneFile: Computer Science
More than 600 business and technical publications in the computer, telecommunications, and electronics industries, providing information on computer-related product introductions, news, and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications, and the application of technology.
Gale OneFile: Contemporary Women's Issues
Articles covering issues that influence women’s lives across the globe, including topics such as civil rights, health, education, professional development, and entrepreneurship.
Gale OneFile: Criminal Justice
Articles from more than 250 journals on topics such as law, law enforcement, terrorism, paralegal service, homeland security, forensic science, crime scene investigation, and more.
Gale OneFile: Culinary Arts
Reference content and more than 5 million articles from more than 250 major cooking and nutrition magazines.
Gale OneFile: Diversity Studies
More than 2.7 million articles from 150 journals exploring cultural differences, contributions, and influences in the global community. Subjects include ​gender & women's studies, anthropology, Western civilization, and sociology.
Gale OneFile: Economics and Theory
Articles from more than 1,800 academic journals and magazines. Content is useful for starting a business, marketing a product, developing policy, analyzing trends, constructing economic models, investing for the future, researching rates, and more.
Gale OneFile: Educator's Reference Complete
Articles from more than 1,100 periodicals covering levels of education from preschool to college and topics such as technology, bilingual education, health education, testing, administration, funding, and policy.
Gale OneFile: Entrepreneurship
Articles from more than 500 full-text periodicals providing insights, tips, strategies, and success stories for entrepreneurs.
Gale OneFile: Enviornmental Studies and Policy
Reference content and more than 5.4 million articles from more than 300 journals on environmental issues and policies.
Gale OneFile: Fine Arts
10.4 million articles from more than 250 journals covering drama, music, art history, and filmmaking.
Gale OneFile: Gardening and Horticulture
Reference content and more than 3.6 million articles from more than 100 journals on the practical aspects and scientific theory of horticulture studies.
Gale OneFile: Gender Studies
Articles from scholarly journals and magazines covering gender studies, family and marital issues, and more.
Gale OneFile: Health and Medicine
More than 2,500 full-text periodicals, reference books, pamphlets, and hundreds of videos on all health-related topics.
Gale OneFile: Hospitality and Tourism
Scholarly journals, magazines, and trade publications covering the cultural and economic aspects of travel and tourism.
Gale OneFile: Information Science
Articles covering all aspects of managing and maintaining information and technology, including usability, cataloging, circulation, business information, and more.
Gale OneFile: Informe Académico
Articles from a wide range of full-text Spanish and Portuguese-language scholarly journals and magazines both from and about Latin America.
Gale OneFile: LegalTrac
Articles from law reviews, legal newspapers, specialty publications, Bar Association journals, and international legal journals. This database offers coverage of federal and state cases, laws and regulations, legal practice and taxation, and British Commonwealth, European Union, and international law.
Gale OneFile: Military and Intelligence
Over 16 million articles from scholarly journals, magazines, and reports covering all aspects of past and present military affairs.
Gale OneFile: News
Articles from more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, as well as leading titles from around the world.
Gale OneFile: Nursing and Allied Health
More than 10 million articles supporting specialized care, treatment, and patient management.
Gale OneFile: Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine
Articles from nearly 100 academic journals and magazines covering the fields of physical therapy, physical fitness, and sports medicine.
Gale OneFile: Pop Culture Studies
Over 2 million articles on popular culture.
Gale OneFile: Psychology
4.1 million articles in all fields of psychology: abnormal, biological, cognitive, comparative, developmental, personality, quantitative, social, and applied psychology.
Gale OneFile: Religion and Philosophy
1.1 million articles covering topics across a wide range of philosophies and religions.
Gale OneFile: U.S. History
Scholarly journals and magazines covering events in U.S. history.
Gale OneFile: Vocations and Careers
Hundreds of journals and magazines that aid users in researching a vocation, finding an appropriate institution of learning, job searching, and maintaining a career.
Gale OneFile: War and Terrorism
More than 1.7 million articles on conflicts and their causes, impact, and perception on a global scale.
Gale OneFile: World History
Scholarly journals and magazines covering events in world history.
General Science Collection
A collection of over 200 journals, providing researchers with the information needed to stay current on the latest scientific developments -- including such topics as particle physics, advanced mathematics, and nanotechnology.
Genetics and Inherited Collections
An encyclopedia with 459 articles on genetics and inherited conditions.
Google Scholar
Google Scholar provides a simple way to search for scholarly literature. 
GovInfo provides free public access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government.
Articles covering all aspects of human impact on the environment.
Health Source: Consumer Edition
Full-text articles from more than 80 consumer health magazines, plus reports and reference sources. 
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
Full-text articles from nearly 550 medical journals. 
Historical Encyclopedia of American Business
An encyclopedia with 478 articles on the history of American business.
Infectious Diseases and Conditions
An encyclopedia with 632 articles on infectious diseases and their prevention.
JSTOR Open Content
More than 6,000 open access ebooks on a variety of subjects.
Streaming movies.
LearningExpress Library
Tutorials, practice tests, and information to help develop academic and career-related skills. 
LearningExpress Library: Adult Core Skills
The Adult Core Skills center helps adults achieve their personal, education, and career goals by offering resources to help them improve their basic skills in reading, writing, and math, and prepare for the U.S. citizenship exam.
LearningExpress Library: Career Preparation
Are you preparing for a professional exam? Are you curious about a particular occupation or looking to improve your workplace skills? Choose the Career Preparation Center and begin your path to a bright future.
LearningExpress Library: College Students
Strengthen your academic skills and prepare for placement tests and graduate school entrance exams.
LearningExpress Library: Computer Skills Center
Use the materials in the Computer Skills Center to learn the basics of computers, from searching the Internet to using popular software programs for word processing, creating spreadsheets and databases, implementing design and more.
LearningExpress Library: Job & Career Accelerator
Whether you’re looking to find a new job in your current field or pursue a career in an exciting new industry, Job & Career Accelerator has the powerful tools and expert guidance to help you through every step of the process to succeed in today's job market.
Lexico.com is a new collaboration between Dictionary.com and Oxford University Press (OUP) to help users worldwide with everyday language challenges. Lexico is powered by Oxford’s free English and Spanish dictionaries and features multi-language dictionary, thesaurus, and translation content.
LibKey.io allows researchers to search for millions of articles by DOI or PMID.
Library Guides
Subject, course, and topic guides from the DCTC Library.
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)
Articles and reports about libraries and information science.
Magill's Medical Guide
An encyclopedia with 1,289 articles on diseases, treatments, anatomy, biology, and medical issues.
Mango Languages
Language courses for 72 foreign languages and ESL courses in 19 languages.
MasterFile Complete
Full-text articles, general reference, primary source documents, and images on all subjects.
Merriam-Webster Learner's Dictionary
American English dictionary and practice for ESL students.
Minnesota Compass
Data on various topics concerning Minnesota communities. 
Minnesota Digital Newspaper Hub
The Minnesota Digital Newspaper Hub contains geographically and culturally diverse newspapers published between 1849 and today.
Minnesota Legal Periodical Index (MLPI)
A database of articles indexed by the Minnesota State Law Library.
Minnesota Public Health Data Access
Health and environment data from the Minnesota Department of Health. 
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Codes & Standards
Free access to electrical and fire codes and standards.
Newspaper Source
Full-text articles from hundreds of newspapers, plus television and radio news transcripts.
Nursing & Allied Health Premium
Provided by eLibrary Minnesota Scholarly literature, clinical training videos, reference materials, and evidence-based resources for nursing and allied health topics.
An encyclopedia with 255 articles on nutrition. 
Nutrition, Obesity & Eating Disorders Handbook & Resource Guide
Studies, statistics, and information about nutrition, obesity, and eating disorders.
Open Textbook Library
700 textbooks that have been funded, published, and licensed to be freely used, adapted, and distributed. These books have been reviewed by faculty from a variety of colleges and universities to assess their quality. These books can be downloaded for no cost, or printed at low cost.
Pandemics: The Invisible Enemy
Information on pandemics throughout world history, including COVID-19.
Physicians' Desk Reference / Prescribers' Digital Reference (PDR)
Drug information.
Points of View Reference Center
Full-text articles and other resources on more than 500 current issues and controversial topics.
Professional Collection
Full-text articles from more than 300 journals for educators.
Professional Development Collection
Full-text articles from more than 500 education journals.
Full-text articles from more than 100 peer-reviewed psychology journals.
Psychology & Behavioral Health
An encyclopedia with 690 articles on psychology and behavioral health.
PubMed comprises more than 30 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
Purdue Owl: English as a Second Language
Resources for ESL students and instructors. 
The Reference Shelf
Articles about important topics in modern society. 
Regional Business News
Full-text articles from more than 40 U.S. and Canadian business publications.
Salem Online
Full text from all of our Salem Press, Reference Shelf series, and Grey House reference ebooks.
Science Reference Center
Full-text articles and reference content in all areas of science.
Small Business (USA.gov)
Business resources and opportunities. 
Star Tribune (PDF with images)
Provided by eLibrary Minnesota Full-text searchable, full-page images of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, from 2008 to 7 days ago.
Star Tribune (text only)
Provided by eLibrary Minnesota Full-text articles from the Minneapolis Star Tribune, from 1986 to yesterday.
Swank Digital Campus
Streaming movies.
Teacher Reference Center
Articles from more than 230 periodicals about education.
U.S. Newsstream
Full-text articles from hundreds of U.S. newspapers, newswires, and news sites, including same day access to over 250 titles.
The Value of a Dollar
Prices of thousands of items from the Civil War to the present.
Wiley Online Library
An online ebook collection.
Women's Health
An encyclopedia with nearly 300 articles on women's health.
Working Americans
The Working Americans series illustrates what life has been like for different groups and social classes throughout American history.
World Politics Review
Analysis of world politics and global trends.
World Scholar: Latin America and the Caribbean
Primary source documents, academic journals, news feeds, reference articles, commentary, maps, statistics, audio, video; and more covering Latin America and the Caribbean.
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