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.
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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.
Index to 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
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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, 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.
Encyclopedia content plus multimedia, timelines, world data analyst, country comparison, and the Britannica blog.
Interactive learning modules for pre-kindergarten through grade 2. Includes drawing, reading, games, and geographical exploration.
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.
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.
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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.
K-12 education articles for teachers, administrators, and education students. Focuses on educational principles, child development & psychology, and best practices in education. (Gale)
Elections and voting information and websites.
Index to journal articles and documents in education.
Thousands of education-related articles within the professional literature.
Articles from academic journals, general interest magazine, and news services.
Covers art, humanities, social sciences, science & technology. Includes scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers. (Gale)
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.
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.
A custom selection of more than 300 full-text journals for educators. (Gale)
Full-text articles from magazines, newspapers, and reference books for high school students. Also has historical images and maps.
Collection of online reference books and encyclopedias covering topics from Art to History to Medicine.
- 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)
Scholarly journals and popular magazines across all science-related subject areas. (Gale)
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)
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-inopens a new window 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 Minnesota E-books New!
Discover books from Minnesota authors, as well as select books from authors across the country.
Periódicos populares y diarios de habla hispana y bilingües, incluyendo el periódico en español El Nuevo Herald (Miami, FL). (Popular Spanish-language and bilingual periodicals including El Nuevo Herald (Miami, FL), a Spanish-language newspaper.) (Gale)
Powerful tools and expert guidance to help you find a great job. Explore careers, search for jobs, create resumés and cover letters, 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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Magazines, reference books, and newspaper articles for kids in grades K-5. (Gale)
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.
Covers novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, writers, and their works. Includes:
Contemporary Literary Criticism
Dictionary of Literary Biography
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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!
Getting Started - The first time you visit Lynda.com, click "Create a profile".
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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)
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.
Search the full-text of the Minneapolis Labor Review, 1907-2006.
Free online access to the Historical Minneapolis Tribune (1867-1922) is available through the Minnesota Historical Society in partnership with Minnesota State Library Services.
- 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)
The history of Minnesota depicted in images and documents from historical societies, public libraries, special archives, universities, and colleges.
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 - 2015.
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.
Tutorials include OverDrive, Cloud Library, RBdigital, and more!
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.
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 that can be read using your web browser or downloaded to your computer, e-book reader or mobile device.
E-books for kids and teens.
Full text of articles from the Saint Paul Pioneer Press, dating back to April 22, 2010.
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.
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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.
Identification, research, and pricing for art, antiques, and collectibles.
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Information especially for educators, education researchers, and librarians. (EBSCO)
Newspaper article from hundreds of national and international 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 - 2015)
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 library databases by title, subject, or ISSN or browse by journal title or discipline.
To start using RBDigital, register and create your account on the RBDigital website or download the app for your device and register in the app.
After you have registered, log in to the RBDigital app using the username and password you created.
Full digital copies of magazines. Choose from many popular titles, with no due dates.
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Daily updates and full-text articles from regional business publications. (EBSCO)
Middle school-appropriate database of reference works, biographies, magazine and journal articles, primary source documents, and multimedia. (Gale)
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)
Upload your ebook using SELF-e for inclusion in Indie Minnesota, a statewide collection promoting local authors. Submissions must be in EPUB or PDF file format.
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 - recent (3-month embargo).
Laws passed by the United States Congress, in chronological order.
Encyclopedia, magazine, and journal articles, plus primary sources, images, video, and more for middle and high school students. (Gale)
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.
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The general and permanent laws of the United States.
Access current and cumulative U.S. export and import data.
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.
World History 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.
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Catalog of books and other materials held by libraries worldwide.