Online Resources




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Auto Repair

Auto Repair Source
Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, Auto Repair Source provides the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls.

• A short, introductory video is available here to get you started with auto repair resources available at the library.

Books and Reading

eBooks and eAudiobooks
Please see the Downloads page for more information on downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks.

NoveList Plus
NoveList is an electronic readers' advisory resource which assists fiction and nonfiction readers in finding new authors and titles. Includes author read-alikes, book discussion guides, reading lists and more.

A catalog of thousands of libraries in the United States and Canada. Searching WorldCat is a good way to find items in nearby libraries such as West Fargo and Moorhead.


Ancestry Library Edition
(In-library use only)
Find your ancestors with this genealogy tool. It has unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada and other areas.


Alt HealthWatch
This database focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.

Consumer Health Complete
CHC provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. This full text database covers topics such as aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs and alcohol, fitness, nutrition and dietetics, children's health, men's and women's health, etc.


Morningstar Investment Research Center
World class investing information and portfolio analysis tools. Morningstar Investment Center contains quotes, charts and analysis from the experts and Morningstar.

Value Line Investment Survey
The most trusted name in investment research, Value Line Online offers the same information as the print subscription plus many more stocks, mutual funds and options. The information is laid out in the same intuitive style as the print version.

Language Learning

Mango Languages
Become conversational in any of 60 languages with Mango Languages. A self paced, simple learning environment makes it easy to start learning Spanish, French, German or another language. Mango also contains English courses conducted in 14 different languages. Mango is available on both mobile devices and desktops. A microphone is preferred.

Rosetta Stone
Using Rosetta Stone's immersion courses based on pictures and voice and requiring no existing knowledge of a language, learn 30 different languages, including English. Rosetta Stone requires a microphone.

• A short, introductory video is available here to get you started with our language learning resources.

Legal Resources

Legal Forms
A collection of legal forms for the US and North Dakota that include rental agreements, small business, living wills and many other legal categories. Most forms require Microsoft Word.

Local History

Sanborn Fire Maps
(In-library use only)
View and print the historic Sanborn Fire Maps from 1918-1929 for the state of North Dakota.

Magazines and Newspapers

Gale OneFile: News
Access major U.S. and international newspapers online to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, or other fields.

MasterFILE Premier
A magazine and reference collection designed specifically for public libraries. MasterFILE contains back issues for over 2,000 popular magazines as well as reference materials, biographies and images.

Proquest US Newsstream
Keep informed with full-text access to newspapers and news sources from around United States.


Candid. (Formerly known as The Foundation Center.)

Foundation Directory Online
(In-library use only)
Free access to Candid’s leading resource for funding research and grants to individuals. Nonprofits and individuals seeking funding, scholarships, or fellowships can access Foundation Directory to find and connect with funders. With easy access to over 240,000 funder profiles and more than 1 million recipient records, and with over 4 million grants added to the database annually, Foundation Directory’s search tools help find funders that fit your non-profit’s work and goals, download grant applications and submit requests for funding, and network with both grantmakers and other non-profits.

(In-library use only)
Candid offers free access to GuideStar which is a tool for searching non-profit profiles. Search 1.8 million IRS-recognized tax-exempt organizations to gain insight into their missions and work. Find valuable non-profit partners to build your network and determine the best recipient for your donations.

Online Learning Arts and Crafts


Academic Search Premier
Academic Search Premier provides full text for nearly 4,700 publications, including full text for more than 3,600 peer-reviewed journals. Coverage spans virtually every area of academic study and offers information dating as far back as 1975.

Encyclopedia Britannica
The online version of the world's most respected encyclopedia.

Gale in Context: College
Access a wide array of multidisciplinary content by searching scholarly journals, newspapers, periodicals, images, and videos.

Gale Academic OneFile Select
Gale Academic OneFile Select is a multidisciplinary database that provides full text for over 3,500 publications, 2,100 of which are peer reviewed.

Small Business Resources

Business Source Premier
The industry's most used business research database, providing the full text for more than 2,300 journals dating back to 1965. Additional full text content includes market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles and SWOT analyses.

Reference USA
ReferenceUSA offers verified details on 14 million U.S. businesses and 210 million U.S. residents, making it faster and easier to find new business opportunities, research executives and companies, find news articles, conduct job searches, research papers, locate addresses and phone numbers, conduct market research and much more.

• A short, introductory video is available here to get you started with these small business resources.

Teachers and Educators

Explora Educator's Edition
A complement to Explora Kids and Explora Teens offering lesson plans, support materials, and professional development resources. Includes specialized resources for educators, professional librarians, and education researchers. Includes full text for high-quality education journals including Booklist, Education, Education Digest, Education Week, Educational Leadership, High School Journal, Journal of Education, Journal of Educational Research, Phi Delta Kappan, Reading Teacher, School Library Journal and more. Also indexes the US Department of Education’s ERIC database.

Gale OneFile: Educator's Reference Complete
This comprehensive resource covers multiple levels of education from preschool to college and includes virtually every educational specialty, such as bilingual studies, health, technology and testing. The resource also includes information on issues related to administration, funding and policy in education. Contains more that 1,000 periodicals as well as US Department of Education Reports and multi-media content.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
Provides indexing and abstracting for key library and information science journals, books, research reports, and more. Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts indexes nearly 580 core journals, over 50 priority journals, and more than 120 selective journals.

Online Resources for Teens


Encyclopedia Britannica: Young Adults
The online version of the ultimate encyclopedia in editions especially for young and school age children. Whatever age, you can find video, pictures and articles on every topic.

Explora Teens
A variety of materials for student research organized for easy browsing and powerful searching. Materials include a range of current periodicals, primary documents, reference books and multi-media such as video and audio. Materials are selected and organized to meet Common Core standards. Includes the EBSCO databases Middle Search Plus and MAS Complete.

Health Source: Consumer Edition
Health Source®: Consumer Edition is a rich collection of health information. This resource provides access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines.

Gale in Context: High School
For research on any subject, Gale in Context is aimed at middle and high school students with resources such as periodicals, primary documents, and multi-media broken down by subject matter.

Gale OneFile: High School
Research a variety of topics with an easy to use interface and find information in hundreds of magazines, books and newspapers.

Gale OneFile: Science
Access information on the latest developments across a range of scientific disciplines. Updated daily.

Points of View Reference Center
Points of View Reference Center™ is a full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database provides 250 topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument),counterpoint (opposing argument), and Critical Thinking Guide.

Science Reference Center
Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources.

Online Resources for Kids

Books and Reading

Online picturebooks, games and reading for kids. An easy to use website where kids can see the pictures and hear the book read to them.

Homework Help for K-4

Pebble Go and Pebble Go Next
(In-library use only)
Articles and activities designed for K-3 students and teachers. Designed specifically for students to navigate and explore with a simple layout and read-aloud prompts.

Gale in Context: Elementary
Guides kids to topics kids are interested in and provides them with age appropriate articles, pictures and books.

Explora Kids
A useful homework service that will help both children and their parents by enabling them to search thousands of articles, an online general encyclopedia and a ton of information about animals from around the world.

National Geographic Kids
Explore amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space. Includes National Geographic Kids magazines and books as well as videos and articles.

Homework Help for 5-6

Encyclopedia Britannica: Children
The online version of the ultimate encyclopedia in editions especially for young and school age children. Whatever age, you can find video, pictures and articles on every topic.

Gale in Context: Middle School
For research on any subject, Gale in Context: Middle School is aimed at middle school students with resources such as periodicals, primary documents, and multi-media broken down by subject matter.

Middle Search Plus
Middle Search® Plus contains full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays.