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Online Library Resources

Alphabetical Category Vendor
Britannica Academic Students (6th Grade-College) Britannica
Britannica Library Edition General Research Britannica
Britannica School Students (K-5th Grade) Britannica
PebbleGo Students (K-5th Grade) Capstone Learning
PebbleGo Next Students (K-5th Grade) Capstone Learning
Digital Public Library of America Genealogy DPLA
Digital Public Library of America - Primary Resources General Research DPLA
Academic Search Complete Books, Magazines, and Newspapers EBSCO
Academic Search Premier Books, Magazines, and Newspapers EBSCO
Alt HealthWatch Health EBSCO
Consumer Health Complete Health EBSCO
Explora Educator Teachers EBSCO
Explora Primary Students (K-5th Grade) EBSCO
Explora Public Library General Research EBSCO
Explora Secondary Students (6th Grade-College) EBSCO
GreenFILE General Research EBSCO
Health Source Nursing/Academic Edition Health EBSCO
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts Teachers EBSCO
Newspaper Source Books, Magazines, and Newspapers EBSCO
NoveList Books, Magazines, and Newspapers EBSCO
Points of View Reference Center Students (6th Grade-College) EBSCO
Science Reference Center General Research EBSCO
World Politics Review General Research EBSCO
Academic OneFile Select Students (6th Grade-College) Gale
Educator's Reference Complete Teachers Gale
Gale In Context: Elementary Students (K-5th Grade) Gale
Gale In Context: High School Students (6th Grade-College) Gale
Gale In Context: Middle School Students (6th Grade-College) Gale
Informe Académico General Research Gale
National Geographic Kids Students (K-5th Grade) Gale
News OneFile Books, Magazines, and Newspapers Gale
Science OneFile General Research Gale
Mango Languages Continuing Education Mango
Niche Academy Continuing Education Niche Academy
Digital Horizons Genealogy OCLC
WorldCat (FirstSearch) General Research OCLC FirstSearch
Library2Go Books, Magazines, and Newspapers Overdrive
Universal Class Continuing Education Overdrive
Ancestry Library Edition Genealogy Proquest
U.S. Newsstream Books, Magazines, and Newspapers Proquest
Beanstack Books, Magazines, and Newspapers Zoobean

Academic OneFile Select

Research-related journal articles selected for college students.

Tutorial: Academic OneFile - Access to Millions of Scholarly Articles


Alt HealthWatch

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


Ancestry Library Edition

Family history research tool with records from around the world.

Tutorial: Ancestry Library - Access Genealogical Records of Billions



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

Tutorial: Beanstack - Track Your Reading Progress (45 seconds)

YouTube: Getting Started with Beanstack - How to Create an Account

YouTube: Getting Started with Beanstack - Logging Reading


Britannica Academic

Online encyclopedia for high school and college students.

Tutorial: Britannica Encyclopedias


Britannica Library Edition

Online encyclopedia for students of all ages and for the general public.

Tutorial: Britannica Encyclopedias


Britannica School

Online encyclopedia for K-12 students.

Tutorial: Britannica Encyclopedias


Consumer Health Complete

Basic medical information and diagrams for students and the general public.

YouTube: Consumer Health Complete


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.

Tutorial: Digital Public Library of America - Explore Online Materials From Institutions Across the USA


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.


Explora Primary

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


Explora Public Library

General interest online encyclopedia portal including current events and health as well as academic topics.


Explora Secondary

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

YouTube: Explora Secondary School Exploration


Gale In Context: Elementary

Online encyclopedia portal designed for students in grades K-5.

Tutorial: Gale in Context - Elementary


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.



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

Tutorial: GreenFILE


Health Source Nursing/Academic Edition

Full-text articles for medical and health care students.


Informe Académico

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


Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts

Journal article search for topics in librarianship.


Mango Languages

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

Tutorial: Mango Languages - Learn Languages From Native Speakers

YouTube: Mango Languages - Sign Up

YouTube: Mango Languages - How it works


National Geographic Kids

Online encyclopedia for K-8 classrooms.

Tutorial: National Geographic Kids - Pictures, Magazines, and Videos about the World


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.


Niche Academy

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

Tutorial: Niche Academy NDSL and ODIN Databases



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

Tutorial: NoveList Plus - Book Recommendations

YouTube: Novelist - Using Basic Search



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

Tutorial: OverDrive|Libby - eBooks, Audiobooks, and More

YouTube: Getting Started with Libby



Online encyclopedia portal for students in grades K-3 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.


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.

YouTube: Points of View Reference Center Tutorial


Science OneFile

Research papers on science and technology updated daily.


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).

Tutorial: ProQuest U.S. Newsstream


Universal Class

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

Tutorial: Universal Class - Online Courses and Continuing Education


World Politics Review

Analysis of global trends for policymakers, businesspeople, and academics.


WorldCat (FirstSearch)

Global library catalog.

Tutorial: WorldCat (FirstSearch)


Academic Search Complete

EBSCOhost ( serves thousands of libraries and other institutions with premium content in every subject area. Free LISTA:


Academic Search Premier

This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 3,100 journals, including full text for nearly 2,700 peer-reviewed titles.

Tutorial: Academic Search Premier


Science Reference Center

Science Reference Centerâ„¢ is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full-text science-oriented content. Designed to meet every students science research needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources.

Tutorial: Science Reference Center


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