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Academic Search Premier: Contains full-text coverage in biology, chemistry, education, engineering, humanities, physics, psychology, religion and theology, sociology and more.
Alt HealthWatch: Focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.
America's News: News content from a variety of local, regional and national sources including printed and online news sources plus video.
Ancestry Library Edition: An online genealogy resource that delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos and more. The complete version of Ancestry Library Edition is only available for use in the library.
ArchiveGrid: Historical records, personal papers and family histories held in archives around the world.
Biography in Context: A comprehensive database of biographical information throughout history, around the world and across all disciplines and subject areas.
BookFlix: Engaging video storybooks paired with nonfiction books, activities and games to help kids (Pre K-3) develop and practice reading skills and knowledge.
Britannica Academic Edition: Aimed at college/university students, it contains the Encyclopedia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, magazines, periodicals and other research tools.
Britannica Public Library Edition: Search Encyclopedia Britannica and Merriam-Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus. Also contains a Spanish-English dictionary and a notable quotations search.
Britannica School Edition - Learning Zone (ages 4-7), Elementary School, Middle School and High School: Encyclopedias and other resources for K-12 learners.
Business Plans Handbook: Actual business plans compiled by, and aimed at, entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses. The latest volume has a cumulative index for all of the other volumes.
Business-Reference Books Online: Volumes of business plans for a range of industries plus resources with industry information, business management and small business.
Business Source Premier: Provides comprehensive full-text articles of regional business publications (including titles from Crain Communications).
Chilton's Auto Repair: Repair and maintenance information for domestic and import cars and trucks. Information includes wiring and vacuum diagrams, estimating labor costs, maintenance calendars, and recall information.
Chronicling America: Searchable text of select American newspapers from the Library of Congress from 1836-1922, including several from Minnesota.
Cloud Library (eBooks and eAudiobooks): Downloadable titles available to anyone who has a library card from any of the Twin Cities metro area library systems.
Complementary & Alternative Medicine: All aspects of complementary and alternative medicine, both past and present, providing sound medical advice on a controversial and sometimes confusing field.
Constitutional Amendments: Information and background on all U.S. Constitutional Amendments.
Consumer Health Complete: For consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support the information needs of patients and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics.
Consumer Reports Online: Direct access to the content of Consumer Reports magazine by year and month. The PDF files have the complete content, including ratings.
DemographicsNow: Business & People: Detailed data on U.S. households, consumers and businesses that can help in job searching, starting a business, finding people, marketing and more.
Driver’s Permit Practice Tests for Minnesota: Free Minnesota driver's license and permit practice tests for cars, motorcycles and commercial drivers plus the manuals.
Duluth News Tribune: The Duluth News-Tribune is a daily community paper with regular sections that include business, entertainment and sports news.
Ebooks Minnesota: An online eBook collection available to all Minnesotans.
eBook Collection: Contains the full text of electronic books, including select CliffsNotes plus fiction titles, reference works and more.
EBSCO Mega-file: Save time and search four databases at once: Academic Search Premier, MasterFILE Premier, Business Source Premier, and Regional Business News.
Educator's Reference Complete: Periodicals and reports for educators from the school teacher and administrator to those studying the field at the collegiate and graduate level.
ERIC (EBSCO) or ERIC (OCLC): The Education Resource Information Center includes information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and the Resources in Education Index.
Expanded Academic ASAP: For university/college students, faculty and graduate researchers- resources for almost every academic concentration.
Explora Kids: Contains elementary school-appropriate magazines, encyclopedias, dictionaries, and images.
Explora Teens: Contains middle and high school-appropriate magazine, journal, and encyclopedia articles and also includes primary source documents, reference books, and multimedia.
FamilySearch: Free genealogy records, family trees and other resources.
Gcflearnfree.org: Free online tutorials and classes in the basics of using computers and the internet and social media plus a variety of job and other essential skills. (También en español.)
General Science Collection: The latest scientific developments in particle physics, advanced mathematics, nanotechnology, geology and hundreds of other areas.
GOLD Social Science Databases: Multiple social science databases covering history, demographics, education, government and and more in one searchable interface.
Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia: Thorough articles familiarize readers with animals found everywhere on the globe, detailing their life cycles, predators, food systems, overall ecology, and more.
Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia: Evolution: This volume explores evolution from a scientific viewpoint, delivering facts and perspectives on broad evolutionary topics as well as targeted coverage of recent ideas and discoveries in the field.
Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia: Extinction: Written for students and general researchers, this volume explores all aspects of extinctions and extinct life, outling major extinctions and providing a species-by-species account of extinction.
Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource: Written for middle school and high school audiences, profiles animals found all over the world. Includes lists species by biome and geographic range. Get to all the volumes using the drop down list on the right hand side of the Table of Contents Page.
Health Source-Consumer Edition: Health information aimed at consumers, with access to health journals, pamphlets and health reference books.
Health Source-Nursing/Academic Edition: Scholarly full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines.
Hispanic Databook: Companion: A detailed look at data on the Hispanic/Latino population of the U.S., with place profiles of the locations with the highest population concentrations.
Historical New York Times: Complete back issues (including images) from the first issue in 1851 through 2008. (Note: To get to this database, select the database "News- The Historical New York Times" from the list on the top left of the screen.)
Homework Rescue Online Tutoring: K-12 students and adult learners can get free help with homework and related skills online in English or Español from 1-11 pm seven days a week (closed on major holidays). The one-on-one live online tutoring includes math, science, writing, practice tests, test tutoring and more.
Informe: A collection of Hispanic magazines with full text. Covers business, health, technology, culture, current topics and other subjects.
Issues and Controversies: Essays written to give students a thorough review of all sides of a topical issue or controversy.
JobNow: An online job coach (available from 1-11 pm except major holidays). Get help with resumes, job search assistance and interview preparation. It also includes a jobs and careers subject guide pathfinder with Twin Cities resources and web links.
Jordan Independent: Serves Jordan, Minnesota, and Scott County, Minnesota.
Kids InfoBits: Information on current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more for Kindergarten through grade 5.
LearningExpress Library: Practice tests in many areas including ASVAB, the ACT, the GRE, Postal Worker, U.S. Citizenship, Praxis/PPST, Civil Service careers, basic skills and many more.
Legal Forms Library: A library of legal forms for every stage of life. Types of forms include official, state-specific, federal, business, personal, real estate and general forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues. (Please note these forms are not accepted in Minnesota District Courts.)
Lexile.com: Parents and students can look up books by Lexile reading level or range (assigned by their school) then check our catalog to see if the item is in the Scott County Library System.
Literature Resource Center: Biographies, bibliographies and critical analysis of authors from every time period and literary discipline.
Lynda.com: Self-paced, on-demand video tutorials for learning business, technical and creative skills. Includes topics such as software, photography, animation, presentation skills, game design, digital publishing, and cloud computing.
Magill’s Medical Guide: Diseases, disorders, treatments, procedures, specialties, anatomy, biology and issues in an A-Z format, with sidebars addressing recent developments in medicine.
Mango Languages: Learn over 40 languages and take more than 15 English courses for those who speak another language. Available online and in mobile applications.
MAS Ultra-School Edition: Popular high school magazines, biographies, primary source documents, photos, maps, and flags and reference books to assist with high school assignments.
MasterFILE Premier: Full text for thousands of magazines, plus images, primary source documents and reference books.
Medline Plus: Consumer information from the National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations.
Middle Search Plus: Full text of middle school magazines, biographies and historical essays, primary source documents and reference books, plus an image collection.
Minnesota Reflections: Over 257,000 images, photographs, maps, and documents from more than 133 of the state's cultural heritage organizations. Made available through the Minnesota Digital Library.
Minnesota Grantmakers: From the Minnesota Council on Foundations the web's largest, most up-to-date database of Minnesota grantmakers and grants. Note: The Minnesota Grantmakers database is only available for use in the library. Please see the information desk for the password.
Minnesota Newspapers: State and Local: Full text searchable papers from local sources, including the Jordan Independent, Prior Lake American, Savage Pacer, Shakopee Valley News, the Pioneer Press, and the Image Edition of the Star Tribune.
MNLINK: Request older materials from libraries (includes most public and college/university libraries) around the state to be delivered to your branch library.
Morningstar Investment Research Center: Comprehensive data and independent analysis on thousands of investments, including mutual funds, stocks, exchange-traded funds and closed-end funds.
Northstar Digital Literacy Certificate: Demonstrates basic computer and digital literacy skills to employers (or shows you where you may need further computer education). Areas tested include basic computer use, Internet, Windows and Mac operating systems, email and Word (word processing).
NoveList K-8: Helps kids locate age-appropriate books, look up series orders and search for books by topic. Also gives Lexile levels for each title.
NoveList Plus: Search for your next great read by reading level (from kids on up), subject, title or author. There's also lists of read-alikes, award winners and discussion guides for book clubs.
OneClickdigital Downloadable Audiobooks: Downloadable audiobooks that are all iPod and MP3 compatible.
Overdrive Digital Library (eBooks and eAudiobooks): Bestsellers, new releases, fiction and nonfiction for all ages with titles that can be used on the computer or downloaded. For those with Scott County Library cards only.
Points of View Reference Center: Provides students with essays that present multiple sides of over 250 current issues.
Post-Bulletin (Rochester): Provides Rochester and southeast Minnesota with state and regional news and sports information. Other features of the newspaper include lifestyle, commentary, financials, entertainment, television and culture.
Prior Lake American: Newspaper that serves the Prior Lake area of suburban Minneapolis, MN.
Professional Collection: Full-text journals for educators. Topics include teaching, education law, psychology, development and more.
Professional Development Collection: Full-text journals and educational reports for educators, librarians and education researchers.
ProQuest Newsstand: Text from hundreds of newspapers, including the Star Tribune, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, and USA Today.
Reference Books Online: General (i.e. encyclopedias) and subject specific reference works for all ages that can be downloaded or used online from the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
ReferenceUSA: Contains company research (on private and public companies), White Pages across the U.S., health care lookup (of doctors and dentists) and a database of U.S. consumers.
Regional Business News: Provides comprehensive full-text articles from regional business publications in the
U.S. and Canada.
Research in Context: A resource designed specifically for students in grades 6 to 8, covering topics in literature, science, social studies, and U.S. and world history, as well as the social issues most relevant to middle schoolers.
St. Paul Pioneer Press: Minnesota's first daily newspaper, it is a general circulation newspaper published in St. Paul, the state capital of Minnesota. The paper primarily serves the Twin Cities metropolitan area and Western Wisconsin.
Salem Press Health: Healthcare information for patients, families, caregivers and biology and medical students.
Salem Press History: Biography, history and primary source material for national and worldwide history.
Savage Pacer: The Savage Pacer, founded in 1994, serves the Savage area of suburban Minneapolis, MN.
Science in Context: Science, math and technology topics for students. For Science Fair help click on “Browse Topics” and then click on “Science Fair Projects and Experiments.”
Science Reference Center: An easy-to-use search for student's science research needs. For Science Fair help click on "Science Experiments" under the Reference Shelf on the right.
smARTpass: Get free or discounted admissions into Twin Cities arts organizations using smARTpass. All you need is your library card.
Shakopee Valley News: Serves the Shakopee area of suburban Minneapolis, MN.
The Solar System: Earth's solar system, including major planets and their satellites, small bodies, interplanetary phenomena and their cosmological context.
Star Tribune: Founded in 1867, the Star Tribune is now a leading source of news for a 10-county area in Minnesota, as well as parts of neighboring Wisconsin.
Student Resources in Context: Resources for high school students for homework and in-depth research assignments.
Survey of American Industry and Careers: Comprehensive, in-depth overview of 112 core industries and related jobs and careers.
Toxnet: Toxicology Data Network from the National Library of Medicine, featuring databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health and toxic releases.
Transparent Language Online: Online language learning for over 80 languages and more than a dozen courses of English for speakers of other languages.
Value Line Investment Survey: Provides independently created research information on investments
VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever: Reviews movies that are available on DVD or videotape. Entries include titles, ratings, reviews, cast, awards and other relevant information.
Weiss Ratings Consumer Guides: Information making financial decisions in a variety of areas (including auto, health care, long term care and life insurance) complete with ratings, recommended companies to work with and worksheets to help you decide what and how much to purchase.
Westlaw: Computer-assisted legal research, available on the Law Library computers.
WorldCat: An online catalog of books and other materials held in libraries worldwide.
Zinio eMagazines: Over 120 magazines (full-text and full-color) you can download and read on any device with an internet connection.
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