Online Resources by Subject

General Research

Academic Search Premier: Scholarly journal articles covering nearly every academic discipline and dating as far back as 1975.

Britannica: Online access to encyclopedias, magazines, videos, atlases, timelines and website archives.

MasterFILE Premier: Magazine and journal articles, with many full-text articles dating as far back as 1975. Also includes reference books, biographies, primary source documents and images.

WorldCat: Search over 10,000 libraries worldwide for books, audiobooks and videos.

Children's Resources

Britannica School Edition: Online encyclopedia designed for students in grades K-12.

Kids InfoBits: Magazine and news articles, books, pictures, biographies and videos on a wide variety of topics. For kids in grades K-5.

Library2Go for Kids (OverDrive): eBooks, audiobooks and movies for kids that you can access on your computer or mobile device. Sign in with your library card and last name (PIN). Find help getting started with OverDrive.

Tumblebooks: Online collection of animated books, talking picture books, chapter books and games for children.

Teen Resources

Britannica School Edition: Online encyclopedia designed for students in grades K-12.

Library2Go (OverDrive): Collection of eBooks, audiobooks and movies, including many titles for teens and students. Sign in with your library card and last name (PIN). Find help getting started with OverDrive.

Middle Search Plus: Find magazine articles, primary source documents, images, encyclopedias and the American Heritage Dictionary. Narrow your search by format (maps, graphs, biography, etc.) and Lexile level. For students in grades 5-8.

North Dakota Driver's License Exam Practice: Practice tests and FAQs for preparing for the North Dakota driver's permit test and driver’s license test.

Occupational Outlook Handbook: Career information on duties, education, training, pay and outlook for hundreds of occupations. From the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Points of View Reference Center: Resource to aid students in studying current social issues, from abortion to substance abuse.

Student Resource in Context: Search across full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos and audio files on a wide variety of subjects.

Testing & Education Reference Center: Standardized test preparation and career development tools for high school students and adults. Includes practice exams, college planning resources, resume builder and U.S. Citizenship help.

Arts & Crafts

Creativebug by JOANN: 1,000+ online video classes in painting, knitting, crafting, sewing and more taught by top artists and creative experts. Create an account with your library card and last name (PIN).

Auto Repair

Chilton Library: Get detailed information on car repair and maintenance for specific makes and models.

Books & Media

Freegal: Music and music videos that you can download or stream on your computer or mobile device. Sign in with your library card and last name (PIN).

Hoopla: eBooks, audiobooks, comics, music, movies and TV that you can access on your computer or mobile device. Create an account with your library card to start checking out items.

Library2Go (OverDrive): eBooks, audiobooks, and movies that you can access on your computer or mobile device. Sign in with your library card and last name (PIN). Find help getting started with OverDrive.

NoveList: Reading recommendation resource for all ages.

RBdigital: eBooks, audiobooks, comics, and magazines all in a single mobile app for iOS, Android and Kindle. Create an account with your library card. Zinio users should use their Zinio login information to log in to RBdigital.

Tumblebooks: Online collection of eBooks for children, including talking picture books and more. Sign in with your library card.

Consumers

Consumer Reports: Expert product ratings and comparisons, user reviews and buying advice.

Education & Career

Occupational Outlook Handbook: Career information on duties, education and training, pay and outlook for hundreds of occupations. From the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Testing & Education Reference Center: Standardized test preparation and career development tools for high school students and adults. Includes practice exams, college planning resources, resume builder and U.S. Citizenship help.

Universal Class: Free online classes for career and personal development.

Genealogy

Ancestry: Search census records, military records, passenger lists and more. Inside library access only.

Chronicling America: Full-text access to thousands of historical newspapers from across the United States, including over 40 North Dakota newspapers.

HeritageQuest Online: Comprehensive source for family history research. Available from inside the library or from home.

Health

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

Consumer Health Complete: Full-text reports and magazine articles covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream to holistic medicine. Includes pamphlets, images, diagrams, videos and animations.

MedlinePlus: Find information on diseases, conditions, drugs and wellness issues. Includes a medical encyclopedia, videos and links to research articles, clinical trials and healthcare provider directories. From the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

Languages

Mango Languages: Self-paced lessons in over 70 languages. ESL courses in over 20 languages also available.

Legal

North Dakota Legal Self Help Center: Resources for people representing themselves in the North Dakota Courts. Note: The information on this website is not intended for legal advice but only a general guide to the court process.

Local History

Digital Horizons: Thousands of images, documents, video and oral histories depicting life on the Northern Plains from the late 1800s to today.

Technology

Consumer Reports: Expert product ratings and comparisons, user reviews, and buying advice, including technology equipment and devices.

DigitalLearn.org: Video tutorials on technology topics ranging from using a mobile device to Internet safety.

GCFLearnFree.org: Video and text tutorials on using a wide variety of electronic devices, apps and software. Also includes tutorials on career-related topics.

Universal Class: Free online classes for career and personal development, including topics such as HTML, WordPress, Adobe Photoshop, Windows 10 and many more.