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National Agriculture Library Digital Collections: Current and historic documents from the USDA.

NDSU Extension Service: Region-specific agricultural, gardening, and nutritional information.


CAMIO: High resolution art images from museums around the world. Only available in schools and public libraries.


North Dakota Driver Education: Free practice tests for ND Department of Transportation's written examinations.

Books and Literature

Freading: Downloadable ebooks.

NoveList: Reading recommendation resource for all ages.


Business Source Premier: Information and analysis from top management and marketing journals.

Continuing Education and Careers

TutorND: Free online tutoring in math, science, social studies, English, Spanish, and writing.

Universal Class: Online educational service that offers over 500 courses.


Ancestry Library Edition: Family history research tool with records from around the world. Only available in schools and public libraries.

General Research

Britannica Public Library Edition: Reliable reference content for kids and adults.

Explora Public Library: This new interface searches popular, academic, business, science, and health content.

WorldCat (FirstSearch): Catalog detailing items from over 10,000 libraries.


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

Consumer Health Complete: Basic medical information and diagrams for students and the general public.

Health Source: Full-text articles and abstracts for the academic medical community.

Language Learning

Rocket Languages: Learn to speak and understand a new language.

Magazines and Newspapers

MasterFILE Premier: Full-text magazine articles covering general interest topics.

ProQuest News: Search newspaper articles from around the world, including the Bismarck Tribune and the Grand Forks Herald.

Zinio: Access and download issues of over 150 popular full-color magazines.


Freegal Music: Stream and download music.


Academic Search Premier: Scholarly collection of journals selected for high school and college students.

Britannica Academic: Reliable reference content for high school and college students.

Britannica School: Reliable reference content for K-12 students.

eLibrary: A general collection of reference content for students from middle school to college.

eLibrary Elementary: K-6 resource designed to engage and guide younger students.

Expanded Academic ASAP: Scholarly collection of journals selected for college students.

Explora Primary: Designed for young researchers (K-5), content includes full-text magazine and reference articles. It replaces Searchasaurus.

Explora Secondary: Designed for students in grades 6-12, reliable content covers the major academic areas. It replaces Kids Search and Student Research Center.

Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL): Browse and search a collection of 25 reference titles from various publishers.

General Science Collection: Learn about the latest developments in science and mathematics.

Kids InfoBits: Engaging resource for K-5 students, including premier content and magazines.

Points of View Reference Center: Presents the pros and cons of current issues.

Research in Context: Designed specifically for middle school students, it contains authoritative content covering the core subjects.

Science Reference Center: Explore scientific fields through subject encyclopedias, books, and periodicals.

Student Resources in Context: Reference, periodical, and multi-media content for high school and college.

TutorND: Free online tutoring in math, science, social studies, English, Spanish, and writing.


Educator's Reference Complete: Academic journals, reports, and reference sources for most disciplines.

ERIC: Education Resources Information Center.

Explora Educator: Designed for teachers, this interfaces searches: ERIC, Teacher Reference Center, and the Professional Development Collection.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts: Reference information about topics in librarianship.

Professional Development Collection: Specialized collection of education journals and reports.

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