Digitized images from the American Antiquarian Society of the pages of American magazines and journals published between 1684 and 1912.
Contains magazine and journal articles for nearly all research areas and areas of interest. The full text for most articles is available. (EBSCO)
Live coaching and practice exams for many tests including the U.S. citizenship exam and the GED.
Build academic skills, learn Microsoft programs, improve your resume, and more.
At the Saint Paul Public Library? Access at the Saint Paul Public Library, with no library card required.
Auto repair information for vehicles dating back to 1982. Includes maintenance, diagnostic trouble codes, technical service bulletins, diagrams, and more.
Focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic, and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. (EBSCO)
Access Physical Review Letters, Physical Review X, Physical Review, Reviews of Modern Physics, and other journals from the American Physical Society.
This comprehensive genealogy database contains over 2 billion names and includes U.S. Census records, passenger lists, genealogical charts, and the Ancestry World Tree.
Usually only available at the library, Ancestry Library Edition is available at home through September 30, 2021.
At the library? Access Ancestry Library Edition here, no library card required.
Search the holdings of the music collection at the Anoka County Library.
Discover our favorite books and apps, matched to your child's age and interests.
Biographical information about notable people from all time periods and areas of study. Includes entries from 170 reference sources, including:
- Contemporary Black Biography
- Contemporary Musicians
- Encyclopedia of World Biography
- Writer's Directory
At the library:
Access Biography (Gale in Context) here, no library card needed.
Watch and read along with video storybooks!
BookFlix pairs classic fictional video storybooks with nonfiction e-books to reinforce reading skills and develop essential real-world knowledge and understanding.
Live Tutoring - live online help from expert tutors, available every day, 1-11 p.m.
Other services available 24/7.
Available in English and Spanish.
Get help with filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) -- Brainfuse offers live online FAFSA tutors – available to help both students and parents complete the FAFSA application. Whether you are not sure how to start or have questions on specific aspects, Brainfuse tutors are ready to assist!
Also includes Adult Learning Center - Achieve your learning and career goals with live one-on-one academic coaching, practice test center, and online resources.
Encyclopedia content plus multimedia, timelines, world data analyst, country comparison, and the Britannica blog.
Four unique and engaging paths for learning for pre-kindergarten through grade 2.
- Play: interactive games that build early literacy and math skills.
- Read: animated e-books introduce young learners to fundamental concepts while building language, critical thinking, and comprehension skills.
- Create: illustrate concepts or create a fun drawing.
- Explore: investigate biomes of the world and their distinctive characteristics.
Encyclopedia content for all ages plus multimedia, timelines, a world atlas, country comparison, quotations, and primary sources.
Scholarly journals and trade publications across all business-related subject areas. (EBSCO)
Federal grant and assistance programs
The CGP is the finding tool for federal publications that includes descriptive information for historical and current publications as well as direct links to the full document, when available.
With Cell-Ed, your cell phone becomes your teacher!
- Study anytime on your phone, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, with 3–5 minute lessons.
- Complete courses in 5 - 20 hours and earn certificates.
- Talk or text with a coach when you need help.
- English on the Go - Choose from level 1 - 6 (high beginner to advanced). Beginner levels for Spanish speakers.
- Civics and Citizenship - Learn how to apply for and pass the U.S. naturalization exam.
- Work Ready - Gain key skills from applying for a job to communicating effectively at work.
- Skill Builder - Improve reading, writing, social studies, and math skills.
Con Cell-Ed, su teléfono celular se convierte en su maestra.
- Estudie por teléfono a la hora que sea, 24 horas del día, los 7 días de la semana con lecciones de entre 3 a 5 minutos.
- Complete programas de entre 5 a 20 horas y obtenga certificados.
- Reciba apoyo de un coach de Cell-Ed cuando necesite ayuda.
Cursos de Cell-Ed:
- English on the Go - Escoja de entre 6 niveles de inglés de nivel básico a avanzado.
- Civics and Citizenship - Aprenda cómo realizar una solicitud para el examen de naturalización y aprobarlo (cursos en inglés).
- Work Ready - Obtenga las destrezas clave para el trabajo, tales como la solicitud de empleo y la comunicación profesional (cursos en inglés).
- Skill Builder - Mejore su nivel de lectura, escritura, los estudios sociales y matemáticas (cursos en inglés).
CLASE is a directory of scholarly documents published in Latin American journals. PERIÓDICA is a directory of scholarly journals specializing in science and technology.
Interactive video tutorials to help you master computer and Internet basics and popular software programs.
Information about the U.S. Congress. Find legislation information, voting records, the Congressional Record, committee reports, and other legislative activities.
Health-related topics from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. (EBSCO)
Archives of Consumer Reports magazine, 1984 - present.
Archives of Consumer Reports Buying Guide, 1999 - present.
Biographical and bibliographical information and references on thousands of U.S. and international authors.
At the library:
Access Contemporary Authors here, no library card needed.
This guide attempts to cover just some of the far-reaching impact of this disease, COVID-19, including basic information about the illness and your health, including safety, cleanliness, diet and exercise, and mental health.
Additional pages in the guide cover work, family, and other local and global information.
Information, photos, and videos about the world's countries, the states of the U.S., and the provinces of Canada.
SPPL card required to access. No library card needed for access at the Library.
Computer skills resources compiled by SPPL's Community Technology Empowerment Project members. Covering typing and mouse practice, internet basics, email skills, Microsoft Office, and Google Drive.
Online test preparation for students preparing for their Minnesota driving tests.
Includes practice car and motorcycle tests, Minnesota Driver's Manual, Minnesota Motorcycle Manual, and FAQs about visiting your local License Center.
Online ebook collection for all Minnesotans. The collection covers a wide variety of subjects for readers of all ages, and features content from our state's independent publishers, including some of our best literature and nonfiction.
In this exciting compilation of titles for young readers, children will learn and explore fun, vibrant books on a wide range of topics.
In this diverse collection of titles, middle-grade readers will find books on a variety of educational and entertaining topics.
Search Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, MasterFILE Premier and Regional Business News with one search.
Elections and voting information and websites.
Index to journal articles and documents in education.
Thousands of education-related articles within the professional literature.
Reliable information and articles from magazines, journals, news and reference sources in all areas of interest including art and music, literature, language arts, geography, history, social studies, world cultures and languages, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health, and sports.
Video: Introduction to Explora
Includes Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, MasterFILE Premier, Consumer Health Complete, Health Source - Consumer Edition, and Science Reference Center databases. (EBSCO)
Reliable information from magazines, encyclopedias, and dictionaries on a wide range of subjects including:
art and music, literature, language arts, geography, history, social studies, world cultures and languages, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health, and sports.
Elementary school-appropriate. Includes Primary Search and Middle Search Plus databases. (EBSCO)
Video: Introduction to Explora
Reliable information from magazines, encyclopedias, and dictionaries on a wide range of subjects including art and music, literature. language arts, geography, history, social studies, world cultures and languages, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health, and sports.
Middle and High school-appropriate. Includes Middle Search Plus, MAS Ultra - School Edition, Consumer Health Complete, Health Source - Consumer Edition, and Science Reference Center databases. (EBSCO)
Video: Introduction to Explora
Search foundations and grants nationwide. Updated weekly and features direct links to funders' web sites and tax information. Please ask library staff to log you on.
Search the free version for basic information and access to funders' IRS filings.
Search grants available to individuals, including sources for scholarships, fellowships, grants, and other awards. Please ask library staff to log you on.
Visualize funder, recipient, and grant data through a variety of filters with list and map views. Please ask library staff to log you on.
Discover U.S. Government Information, including Presidential documents, Congressional Record, Federal Register, the Code of Federal Regulations, and more.
United States government documents, including Congressional reports, hearings, debates and records, judiciary materials, and documents issued by executive departments.
Access to full-text, consumer health magazines, pamphlets, health reference books, and Clinical Reference Systems reports. (EBSCO)
Access to scholarly full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines, including strong coverage of nursing & allied health. (EBSCO)
Encyclopedia, magazine, and journal articles, plus primary sources, images, video, and more for middle and high school students. (Gale)
At the library:
Access High School (Gale In Context) here, no library card needed.
The HistoryMakers is the nation’s largest African American video oral history collection, featuring about 2,700 individuals telling their stories in more than 148,000 video clips each running 1-5 minutes long.
The collection's aim is to provide an integrated scholarly and educational resource for exploring African American history and culture. It is unique among collections of African American heritage because of its large and varied scope, with interviewees from across the United States, from a variety of fields, and with memories stretching from the 1890s to the present.
Available to Saint Paul Library cardholders.
To access from outside of the library:
- Enter "Saint Paul Public Library" in the Non-University Login search box.
- Click the search result that comes up for the library.
- On the next page, under "Saint Paul Public Library", enter your library card number and click Go.
Research collection of open-source resources related to homeland security policy, strategy and organizational management.
Without signing-in, you can search the Public Collection.
Ask Library staff at the George Latimer Central Library to sign-in for you to search the Full Collection.
Index to articles appearing in magazines with information and plans for do-it-yourself or construction projects (1963-1999).
Indie Author Project New!
Upload your ebook for inclusion in Indie Minnesota, a statewide collection promoting local authors. Submissions must be in EPUB or PDF file format.
(Formerly known as SELF-e).
From well-known indie titles to newly discovered gems, this collection of indie books is sure to excite readers of every taste. Carefully selected by Library Journal, these books represent the very best submissions through the innovative Indie Author Project. Genres include romance, mystery, science fiction, fantasy, and so much more.
An Indie Author Project Select Collection.
This collection features a growing number of curated children's eBooks from top indie authors and illustrators. From beautifully illustrated picture books to award-winning middle grades fiction, there is something for parents and children of all interest and reading levels.
Indie Minnesota E-books New!
Discover books from Minnesota authors, as well as select books from authors across the country.
Powerful tools and expert guidance to help you find a great job. Explore careers, search for jobs, create resumés and cover letters, and more.
Resources for job seekers, including recently unemployed, people with disabilities, veterans, and more.
One-to-one help from online job experts is available every day from 1:00 to 11:00 p.m.
Resumé assistance, templates, and tips
Live interview coaching plus tips and resources
Tips and resources to help start your job search
Adult Learning Center - build academic skills with live tutoring, test preparation, and an online writing lab.
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Free educational resources in math, grammar, science, history, SAT, AP, and more.
Join a learning circle and learn things that matter to you with your neighbors! Learning circles are free study groups for people who want to take online classes together and in-person. Learning circles generally meet for 2 hours a week for 4-8 weeks, and are free to attend.
Saint Paul Public Library is partnering with Peer 2 Peer University (P2PU) to bring learning circles to Saint Paul.
Learning Express Library includes nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and e-books. Covers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED test prep, and more. Includes:
- Adult Core Skills
- Career Preparation
- College Admissions Test Preparation
- College Students
- Computer Skills Center
- High School Equivalency Center
- Job & Career Accelerator
- Recursos Para Hispanohabalantes
- School Center
Learning Express Library LearningExpress LearningExpressLibrary LEL
Directory of library-related articles, reports, and proceedings within the professional literature.
Easy-to-use video tutorials to help you learn business, technical and creative skills -- anytime, anywhere.
Tutorials feature experts on Microsoft Office, Photoshop, Illustrator, web design, digital video and audio, and much more!
Log in using your library card number and your library PIN/password.
Mobile App Library ID: sppl
Covers novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, writers, and their works. Includes:
- Contemporary Authors
- Contemporary Literary Criticism
- Dictionary of Literary Biography
At the library:
Access Literature Resource Center here, no library card needed.
Lynda.com is now LinkedIn Learning.
Designed specifically for high school libraries, MAS Complete is a full-text database providing hundreds of popular high school magazines and reference books. Covering subjects such art, history, sports and music, it also includes thousands of biographies and primary source documents, plus over a million photos, maps and flags.
Offers the largest collection of popular full-text magazines, reference books and other highly-regarded sources from the world's leading publishers. Covering virtually every general interest subject area, it also includes an extensive collection of photos, maps and flags. (EBSCO)
Directory of articles and reports on all areas of medicine, public health, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and the basic biomedical sciences.
Find information on medical topics, symptoms, drugs, procedures, news and more, written in everyday language.
Middle school-appropriate database of reference works, biographies, magazine and journal articles, primary source documents, and multimedia.
At the library:
Access Middle School (Gale in Context) here, no library card needed.
Search the full-text of the Minneapolis Labor Review, 1907-2016.
Free online access to the Historical Minneapolis Tribune (1867-1922) is available through the Minnesota Historical Society in partnership with Minnesota State Library Services.
The history of Minnesota depicted in images and documents from historical societies, public libraries, special archives, universities, and colleges.
- Saint Paul Pioneer Press (1988 - current)
- Minneapolis Star-Tribune (1986 - current)
- Duluth News Tribune (1995 - current)
- Rochester Post-Bulletin (12/14/2006 - 2/28/2011; 8/19/2013 - current)
- America's News Magazines (47 magazines, journals, and web resources)
Online tools for Minnesotans in the areas of career planning and education. Explore careers, plan your education, and find a job.
Formerly ISEEK.org, CAREERwise is produced by the Workforce Development Department of Minnesota State.
The Minnesota Writers Directory connects writers across the state with people who want to hear more about their stories and their craft.
Search catalogs of libraries across Minnesota and place interlibrary loan requests for items not in our collection.
Research records held by the National Archives and find information on how to get started with archival research.
Full text of the New York Times, 1851 - 2017.
Articles from The New York Times, 1980 - current.
Full-text articles are available from 1990 to the present. Bibliographic information is available from 1984 to the present.
Learn to use digital services with step-by-step how-to video tutorials.
Guide to reading for elementary and middle school students.
Find award-winners, recommended reads, author biographies, and more.
Search popular fiction and nonfiction titles to find new books to read.
Find author read-alikes, book lists, book discussion guides, and more.
Create an account to save your lists and search preferences, share folders with others, and create alerts for yourself.
Annual, interactive, year-end reading guide from National Public Radio.
Career exploration and job analysis.
O*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more.
Directory of digitized images, documents, and other materials.
Directory of articles from thousands of journals.
Directory of e-books in library catalogs.
Provides bibliographic information for thousands of electronic journals.
Directory of papers presented at conferences worldwide.
Directory of worldwide conference proceedings. Proceedings contain lists of papers presented at conferences.
Directory of all dissertations and theses available in library catalogs.
E-books, e-audiobooks, and digital magazines from the Twin Cities Metro eLibrary.
In the Libby app:
- Add MELSA: Twin Cities Metro eLibrary as your library.
- Choose Saint Paul Public Library as your location.
- Sign in using your library card number.
E-books and e-audiobooks for kids.
E-books and e-audiobooks for teens.
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.
A curricular content hub specifically designed for K-3 students. Packed with informational articles, ready-made activities, and literacy supports for students of all abilities.
Full text of articles from the Saint Paul Pioneer Press, April 22, 2010 - December 31, 2019.
Full text of articles from the Saint Paul Pioneer Press, dating back to 1988.
Full-color newspaper pages and articles available, dating back to October 3, 2018.
At the Saint Paul Public Library? No library card required for access at the library.
Essays, articles and news items presenting multiple sides of current or controversial issues. (EBSCO)
Articles on products for homes, transportation, and recreation, including automobiles, boats, tools and garden, electronics, photographic equipment, and televisions.
Full-text articles are available from November 1, 2002, to the present. Bibliographic records are available from 1984 to the present.
Create e-books and print-ready formats of your novel, memoir, poetry collection, children's book, or any other kind of book.
Information especially for educators, education researchers, and librarians. (EBSCO)
Newspaper articles from hundreds of national newspapers, many with full-text.
- New York Times (1980 - present)
- Minneapolis Star-Tribune (1986 - present)
- Saint Paul Pioneer Press (April 22, 2010 - present)
- USA Today (1987 - present)
- Wall Street Journal (1984 - present)
- Washington Post (1987 - present)
- Historical New York Times (1851 - 2016)
Journal of the U.S. Public Health Service, focusing on public health practice, research, and viewpoints/commentaries.
Portions of Public Health Reports, Federal recommendations, guidelines, the Surgeon General's Perspectives column, abstracts, and content from Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) are open access. All other content is available 12 months after publication.
Search for publications available in eLibrary MN or browse by title or disciple.
Daily updates and full-text articles from regional business publications. (EBSCO)
Books, poems, articles, films, blog posts, and other resources exploring race in the United States.
Articles from science magazines, encyclopedias, reference books, and more, covering biology, chemistry, environment, and life sciences. Material is correlated to state and national curriculum standards. (EBSCO)
Index to sheet music in the George Latimer Central Library's collection.
Full text of articles from the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, dating back to 1986.
The full-page images of the digitized Minneapolis Star-Tribune providing cover-to-cover access to recent newspaper content. Every page is full-text searchable.
Coverage: 2008 - present (delayed 3-months).
Laws passed by the United States Congress, in chronological order.
Full-text articles available from 1923 to the present. Bibliographic records are available from 1985 to the present.
Learn 90+ languages.
English language learning is available.
Create an account for yourself to keep track of your progress.
Go mobile with the free app for Android and iOS devices.
Note: Transparent Language Online does not work on catalog/database computers at the library.
Reference works, millions of news and periodical articles, and more than 5,000 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.
At the Saint Paul Public Library:
Access U.S. History (Gale in Context) here, no library card needed.
The general and permanent laws of the United States.
Access current and cumulative U.S. export and import data.
Requires free account creation to log in.
Find tutorials, a user guide, and a new features guide under the "Help and FAQs" tab on the USA Trade Online home page.
Official U.S. Government-produced information.
Find government agencies and elected officials; benefits, grants, and loans; housing information, jobs and unemployment resources; travel and immigration information; and more.
Websites, videos, articles, mobile apps, and more, on subjects such as anxiety, self-care, and mindfulness. All resources are free, but some include for-profit content.
Employment and training services to job seekers and businesses in Ramsey County.
World History (Gale In Context) reaches back to the ancient world - and forward to today's headlines - to deliver a chronicle of the great cultures and societies that have formed the history of the human race.
Rare primary sources, reliable reference, and multi-media content put this vast topic into context for students.
At the Saint Paul Public Library:
Access World History (Gale in Context) here, no library card needed.
Catalog of books and other materials held by libraries worldwide.