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Books, Magazines, and Newspapers

Beanstack: Track your reading and earn virtual badges based on your completed activities and reading accomplishments.

News OneFile: Full-text for U.S., international, and regional newspapers, as well as television and radio news transcripts.

Newspaper Source: Full-text for U.S., international, and regional newspapers, as well as television and radio news transcripts. Includes Agweek, Bismarck Tribune, Dickinson Press, Grand Forks Herald, Indian Country Today, Jamestown Sun.

NoveList: Enter a favorite novel or author to receive read-alike recommendations. For all ages.

Overdrive: Downloadable e-books, e-audiobooks, and e-magazines. These items can also be accessed through the Libby app.

U.S. Newsstream: Search articles back to the 1980s from newspapers and trade journals around the United States, including the Bismarck Tribune (2003-present), Fargo Forum (1993-1997), and the Grand Forks Herald (1991-2015).

Continuing Education

Mango Languages: Learn and practice over 70 languages, including ESL for 20 different native languages.

Niche Academy: Video tutorials on library skills for both staff and patrons, as well as computer skills, grant writing, genealogy research, and more.

Universal Class: Over 500 online classes with both CEU and audit options, covering career training, hobbies, health, and more.


Ancestry Library Edition: Family history research tool with records from around the world.

Digital Horizons: Digital archive with thousands of images, documents, video, and oral histories depicting life on the Northern Plains from the late 1800s to today.

Digital Public Library of America: Digitized historic images, documents, videos, sounds, and virtual exhibits including North Dakota, Minnesota, The Smithsonian Institution, National Archives, and more.

General Research

Britannica Public Library Edition: Online encyclopedia for students of all ages and for the general public.

Explora Public Library: General interest online encyclopedia portal including current events and health as well as academic topics.

GreenFILE: Scholarly, government, and general-interest articles on all aspects of human impact to the environment.

Informe Académico: Full-text Spanish- and Portuguese-language journals and magazines both from and about Latin America.

Science OneFile: Research papers on science and technology updated daily.

World Politics Review): Analysis of global trends for policymakers, businesspeople, and academics.

WorldCat (FirstSearch): Global library catalog.


Alt HealthWatch: Articles and reports on alternative, holistic, and integrated approaches to health care.

Consumer Health Complete: Basic medical information and diagrams for students and the general public.

Health Source Nursing/Academic Edition: Full-text articles for medical and health care students.

Students (K-5th Grade)

Britannica School: Online encyclopedia for K-12 students.

Explora Primary: Online encyclopedia portal designed for young researchers (K-5).

Gale In Context: Elementary: Online encyclopedia portal designed for students in grades K-5.

National Geographic Kids: Online encyclopedia for K-8 classrooms.

PebbleGo: Online encyclopedia portal for students in grades K-3 students covering animals and biography. Additional topics may follow.

PebbleGo Next: Online encyclopedia portal for students in grades 3-6 covering American Indian history and the U.S. states. Additional topics may follow.

Students (6th Grade-College)

Academic OneFile Select: Research-related journal articles selected for college students.

Britannica Academic: Online encyclopedia for high school and college students.

Explora Secondary: Online encyclopedia portal designed for students in grades 6-12.

Gale In Context: High School: Online encyclopedia portal designed for students in grades 9-12.

Gale In Context: Middle School: Online encyclopedia portal designed for students in grades 6-8.

Points of View Reference Center: Presents reports and statistics behind both the pros and cons of current issues for persuasive papers, debates, letters to the editor, etc.


Digital Public Library of America - Primary Resources: Teaching guides to primary resources from institutions such as The Smithsonian and the National Archives.

Educator's Reference Complete: Journals, reports, and reference sources for teachers, school administrators, and education majors.

Explora Educator: A single interface that searches ERIC (Education Resources Information Center), Teacher Reference Center, and the Professional Development Collection.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts: Journal article search for topics in librarianship.

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