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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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Applied Science & Technology Source

Offers a diverse array of full-text and indexed content covering the full spectrum of the applied sciences and computing disciplines — from acoustics to aeronautics, neural networks to nuclear engineering. (EBSCO)

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Black Life in America Newspapers New! Library Card Required.

Comprehensive coverage of the African American experience from the early 18th century to the present day as recorded by the news media. Sourced from more than 19,000 American and global news sources, including over 400 current and historical Black publications.

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At the Saint Paul Public Library? No library card required to access at the library.

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Britannica Fundamentals 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.

Britannica Library Encyclopedias Library Card Required.

Encyclopedia content for all ages plus multimedia, timelines, a world atlas, country comparison, quotations, and primary sources.

Britannica Original Sources

A compilation of more than 420,000 primary source documents, complete books, and authentic images across a variety of subject areas. Includes close reading strategies for connecting with historical texts and primary source documents.

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Cell-Ed Courses & Tutorials

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.

Courses include:

  • 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.
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Cell-Ed (Español) Courses & Tutorials

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).
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Information about the U.S. Congress. Find legislation information, voting records, the Congressional Record, committee reports, and other legislative activities.

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CultureGrams Library Card Required.

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.

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D Test Preparation and Practice

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.

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Ebooks Minnesota 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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eLibrary Minnesota

Information resources for all Minnesota researchers, residents, students, and lifelong learners.

News and magazines, jobs and career building, ebooks, health and nursing information, research resources, and more.

Explora Library Card Required.

Full text of popular magazine and scholarly journal articles covering all subject areas including multimedia, primary source documents, and reference books.

Subjects include art and music, literature, language arts, geography, history, social studies, world cultures and languages, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health, sports, and more.

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.

Elementary school-appropriate magazines, encyclopedias, dictionaries, and images.

Subjects include art and music, literature, language arts, geography, history, social studies, world cultures and languages, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health, sports, and more.

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Explora Teens Encyclopedias Magazines & Journals Library Card Required.

Contains middle and high school-appropriate magazine, journal, and encyclopedia articles and also includes primary source documents, reference books, and multimedia.

Subjects include art and music, literature. language arts, geography, history, social studies, world cultures and languages, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health, sports, and more.

Includes Middle Search Plus, MAS Complete, Consumer Health Complete, Health Source - Consumer Edition, and Science Reference Center databases. (EBSCO)

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Explora: Educator’s Edition

A teacher's companion to the various Explora databases, searching across content such as ERIC and Academic Search Premier. It highlights lesson plans, curriculum standards, and other professional development resources.

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Research family members, create a family tree, and search genealogical records.

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Find a Grave

 Find burial and other final disposition information for your family, friends, and famous people. 

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

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This comprehensive resource draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology. Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling and more.

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GuideStar is the most comprehensive source of nonprofit information.

  • Community members can easily find local nonprofits where they can donate, work, or volunteer.
  • Connect those in need to resources they rely on, such as food banks or shelters.
  • Access 2 million+ nonprofits.
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HelpNow – Homework Help Live Help Library Card Required.

Homework help from Brainfuse HelpNow

Live Online Tutoring help from expert tutors is available every day, 1:00 -11:00 p.m.

All other services are available 24/7.

Available in English and Spanish.


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

Use your library card number and password to log in.

If you are at a Saint Paul Public Library location, you can access HelpNow with no library card or password required.

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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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Indie Author Project: Children’s eBooks E-books

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.

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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.

Resumé assistance and templates, live interview coaching, and resources to help with your job search.

One-to-one help from online job experts is available every day from 1:00 to 11:00 p.m.

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

Use your library card number and password to log in.

If you are at a Saint Paul Public Library location, you can access JobNow with no library card or password required.

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Learning Circles (Peer 2 Peer University) Courses & Tutorials

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.

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Learning Express Library Courses & Tutorials 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:

  • 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

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LinkedIn Learning Library 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 password.

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Mobile App Library ID: sppl

To sign in to the app:

  • On the Sign In screen, tap "Sign in with your library card"
  • Enter the library ID: sppl -- the complete path will be
  • Enter your library card number and password.
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MAS Complete Magazines & Journals Primary Sources Reference

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. (EBSCO)

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Minneapolis Tribune (1867-1922) Newspapers

Available through the Minnesota Digital Newspaper Hub.

Contains full-text and article images from the Minneapolis Tribune (1867-1908) and the Minneapolis Morning Tribune (1909-1922).

Provided by the Minnesota Historical Society in partnership with Minnesota State Library Services.

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Minnesota Authors on the Map

The Minnesota Center for the Book presents a collection of writers, from historical to modern times, whose contributions to the state’s literary legacy are profound.

Explore authors and their works on the map or browse by author name.

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Minnesota Digital Newspaper Hub

Searchable website from the Minnesota Historical Society that makes millions of pages of Minnesota newspapers available online.

The Hub contains geographically and culturally diverse newspapers published between 1849 and today.

Due to potential copyright restrictions most issues published less than 95 years ago can only be accessed from the Gale Family Library at the Minnesota History Center.

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Minnesota Newspapers (Newsbank) Newspapers Library Card Required.

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 and 8/19/2013 - current)
  • Additional newspapers and news sources from across Minnesota and the United States.
  • America's News Magazines
  • Special Reports
  • Hot Topics
  • Daily Headlines and Lesson Plans

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At the Saint Paul Public Library? No library card required to access at the library.

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Minnesota People Records Search

Use Minnesota People Records Search to exclusively research birth, death, and state census records, as well as Veterans Graves Registration and World War I Gold Star Rolls.

From the Minnesota State Historical Society.

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Minnesota Writers Directory

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 the Saint Paul Public LIbrary collection.

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A resource for reliable information about significant people, places, events, and things in Minnesota history.

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Albums from Minnesota musicians curated by local experts. Full songs and albums are available to stream. 

A library card registered with Hennepin County Library is required to download music.

From Hennepin County Library.

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Newspaper Source Newspapers

This resource contains several local Minnesota newspapers such as Duluth News Tribune, Bemidji Pioneer, Lake Country News, Cloquet Pine Journal, Rochester Post-Bulletin, Worthington Daily Globe, as well as papers from Wisconsin. This resource also contains Al Jazeera and some TV and radio transcripts. (EBSCO)

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NoveList K-8 Plus Library Card Required.

Guide to reading for elementary and middle school students.

Find award-winners, recommended reads, author biographies, and more.

Sign in with your library card number to access from outside of the library.

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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.

To access from outside of the library, sign in with your library card number.

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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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The Prescriber's Digital Reference, formerly known as the Physician's Desk Reference. 

Prescription drug identification and descriptions.

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PebbleGo/PebbleGo Next

Modules include Animals and Biographies in the PebbleGo (K-3) tab, and States and American Indian History in the PebbleGo Next (3-5) tab.

Informational articles, ready-made activities, and literacy supports including read-along audio and word-by-word highlighting.

ProQuest U.S. Newsstream Newspapers Library Card Required.

Newspaper articles from hundreds of national newspapers, many with full-text.


  • New York Times (1980 - present)
  • Minneapolis Star-Tribune (1986 - present)
  • USA Today (1987 - present)
  • Wall Street Journal (1984 - present)
  • Washington Post (1987 - present)
  • Historical New York Times (1851 - 2019)
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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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USA Trade Online Website

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.

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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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