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ALLDATA Repair

Auto repair information for vehicles dating back to 1982. Includes maintenance, diagnostic trouble codes, technical service bulletins, diagrams and more.

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Alt HealthWatch Library Card Required.

Focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic, and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. (EBSCO)

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AncestryLibrary

This comprehensive genealogy database contains over 2 billion names and includes U.S.Census records, passenger lists, genealogical charts, and the Ancestry World Tree.

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Bookflix Library Card Required.

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.

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Brainfuse HelpNow Live Help Library Card Required.

Live Tutoring - live online help from expert tutors, available every day, 1-11 p.m.

Other services available 24/7.

 Available in English, Spanish, and French.

Also includes Adult Learning Center - Achieve your learning and career goals with live one-on-one academic coaching, practice test center, and online resources.

If you are at the Saint Paul Public Library, no library card is required to access Brainfuse HelpNow at the library.

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Britannica Fundamentals New! Library Card Required.

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.




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Digital Homeroom

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.

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Ebooks Minnesota Downloads E-books

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.

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Explora Library Card Required.

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)

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Explora Kids Library Card Required.

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)

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Explora Teens Encyclopedias Magazines & Journals Library Card Required.

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

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Foundation Maps Maps

Visualize funder, recipient, and grant data through a variety of filters with list and map views. Please ask library staff to log you on.

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Gale Ebooks Encyclopedias Reference Library Card Required.

Collection of online reference books and encyclopedias covering topics from Art to History to Medicine (formerly known as Gale Virtual Reference Library).

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At the library:

Access Gale Ebooks here, no library card needed.

Titles include:

  • American Eras: Primary Sources: Vol. 1 Development of the Industrial United States, 1878-1899 (2013)
  • American Eras: Primary Sources: Vol. 2 Civil War and Reconstruction, 1860-1877 (2013)
  • American Eras: Primary Sources: Vol. 3 Westward Expansion, 1800-1860 (2014)
  • Bioethics: 4th ed. (2014)
  • Career Information Center: 10th ed. (2014)
  • Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History: 2nd ed. (2006)
  • Encyclopedia of Business and Finance: 3rd ed. (2014)
  • Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion : (2005)
  • Encyclopedia of Philosophy: 2nd ed. (2006)
  • Encyclopedia of Religion: 2nd ed. (2005)
  • Environmental Encyclopedia: 4th ed. (2011)
  • Gale Encyclopedia of American Law: 3rd ed. (2011)
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Children's Health: Infancy through Adolescence 2nd ed. (2011)
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law: 3rd ed. (2013)
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine: 4th ed. (2011)
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health: 3rd ed. (2012)
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America: 3rd ed. (2014)
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health: 3rd ed. (2013)
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Public Health : (2013)
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Surgery and Medical Tests: 3rd ed. (2014)
  • Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia: Extinction (2013)
  • Human Diseases and Conditions: 2nd ed. (2010)
  • Shakespeare for Students: Critical Interpretations of Shakespeare's Plays and Poetry 2nd ed (2007)
  • St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture: 2nd ed. (2013)
  • Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations: 13th ed. (2012)
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Gale Interactive: Science New! Library Card Required.

Science comes to life as you zoom, rotate, and explore interactive 3D models covering topics in biology, chemistry, and earth and space science.

View related reference articles and search for additional content to find more information.

Available at all library locations. Outside of the library, use your Saint Paul Public Library card number to log in.

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govinfo

Discover U.S. Government Information, including Presidential documents, Congressional Record, Federal Register, the Code of Federal Regulations, and more.

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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).

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Indie Author Project Select E-books

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.

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Job & Career Accelerator

Powerful tools and expert guidance to help you find a great job. Explore careers, search for jobs, create resumés and cover letters, and more.

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JobNow! Live Help Library Card Required.

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.

At the Saint Paul Public LIbrary? Access at the Saint Paul Public Library - no library card needed.

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Learning Express Library Courses & Tutorials Study Guides Test Preparation and Practice

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:

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Lynda.com Library Card Required.

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.

Getting Started:

The first time you visit Lynda.com, click "Create a profile".

Enter your library card number (with no spaces between the numbers) and library card PIN/password.

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Change to LinkedIn Learning has been paused: The change from Lynda.com to LinkedIn Learning has been paused for the immediate future. As new information is available, it will be posted here.

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MasterFILE Premier Magazines & Journals Maps Primary Sources Reference Library Card Required.

Popular magazines and more covering all subject areas. Includes Consumer Reports, Parenting, Sports Illustrated, Time, Newsweek, People, and thousands of other titles. 

Also includes the full text of reference books, biographies, primary source documents, and an image collection of photos, maps, and flags.

Included in MegaFILE and Explora Library databases. (EBSCO)

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MEDLINE Library Card Required.

Directory of articles and reports on all areas of medicine, public health, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and the basic biomedical sciences.

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Minnesota Newspapers Newspapers

Coverage includes:

  • 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)

Available at the library only.
If you are outside the library, use your library card to log in for access to the Pioneer Press
or use ProQuest to search the Star-Tribune.

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Minnesota State CAREERwise Website

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.

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Minnesota Writers Directory New!

The Minnesota Writers Directory connects writers across the state with people who want to hear more about their stories and their craft.

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MNLINK Library Catalogs

Search catalogs of libraries across Minnesota and place interlibrary loan requests for items not in our collection.

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NoveList Plus Library Card Required.

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.

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O*NET OnLine Website

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.

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OAIster Library Card Required.

Directory of digitized images, documents, and other materials.

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Popular Science Magazines & Journals Library Card Required.

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.

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ProQuest Global Newsstream Newspapers Library Card Required.

Newspaper articles from hundreds of national and international newspapers, many with full-text.
Includes:

  • 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 - 2015)
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Public Health Reports Website

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.

Browse archives back to 1878.

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Science Reference Center Library Card Required.

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)

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Time Library Card Required.

Full-text articles available from 1923 to the present. Bibliographic records are available from 1985 to the present.

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U.S. History (Gale in Context) Magazines & Journals Primary Sources Reference Library Card Required.

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.

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USA.gov Website

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.

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World History (Gale in Context) Magazines & Journals Primary Sources Reference Library Card Required.

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.

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