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General Information Sources

Britannica Online - Encyclopedias, magazines, videos, and web sites. Includes Public Library, Academic and Kids Editions. Part of ELM/Electronic Library for Minnesota; subscription provided by the State of Minnesota.

  • Britannica Online: Kids Edition - A separate homepage for children with age-appropriate encyclopedia content.
  • Britannica Online: School Edition - Provides access to four encyclopedias that ensure consistency with classroom topics and age-appropriate language. Designed for all levels of learning K-12.

elm4you - The Electronic Library for Minnesota. Available to anyone using a computer in Minnesota. 
Databases include: Academic Search Premier, Alt HealthWatch, Archive Grid, ArticlesFirst, Britannica Online, Business Source Premier, CAMIO, Clase/Periodica, Consumer Health Complete, EBSCO eBook Collection, EBSCO MegaFile, Educator's Reference Complete, ERIC, Expanded Academic ASAP, General Science Collection, Health Source, Informe, Infotrac Student Edition, MAS Ultra-School Edition, MasterFile Premier, Medline, Middle Search Plus, OAISter, PapersFirst, Points of View Reference Center, Primary Search, ProceedingsFirst, Professional Collection, Professional Development Collection, ProQuest Newsstand Complete, Regional Business News, Science Reference Center, Searchasaurus, Student Research Center, Student Resources in Context, WorldCat, WorldCat Dissertations and Theses.

Infotrac Student Edition - Search magazines, newspapers, and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports, and more. Articles can be printed or e-mailed to your home computer. For high school students. Part of ELM/Electronic Library for Minnesota; subscription provided by the State of Minnesota.

MAS Ultra-School Edition - Specifically for high school students, this database contains full text for popular high school magazines, biographies, primary source documents, photos, maps and flags, and reference books. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (lexile). Part of ELM/Electronic Library for Minnesota; subscription provided by the State of Minnesota.

Middle Search Plus - Contains full text for more than 140 popular middle school magazines, biographies and historical essays, primary source documents, and reference books. An image collection of over 400,000 photos, maps, and flags is also included. Part of ELM/Electronic Library for Minnesota; subscription provided by the State of Minnesota.

Points of View Reference Center - Series of full- text essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. Part of ELM/Electronic Library for Minnesota; subscription provided by the State of Minnesota.

Research in Context - Search for information covering biography, science, history and more. For middle school students. This database combines the former Discovering Collection, InfoTrac Junior Edition, Junior Reference Collection and Student Resource Center. Part of ELM/Electronic Library for Minnesota; subscription provided by the State of Minnesota.

Student Research Center - search these databases at once: Health Source Consumer Edition, MAS Ultra-School Edition, Middle Search Plus and Science Reference Center. Part of ELM/Electronic Library for Minnesota; subscription provided by the State of Minnesota.

Student Resources in Context - Primary documents from the American Journey series and millions of articles from magazines and newspapers. Designed for middle and high school students. Part of ELM/Electronic Library for Minnesota; subscription provided by the State of Minnesota.



Bibliography/Citing Sources

EasyBib.com - Generate citations in MLA, APA & Chicago formats for your bibliography. Save time by makings a Works Cited page automatically!

NoodleTools Express - Just need one or two quick citations? Generate them in NoodleTools Express and copy and paste what you need into your document. Note: citations are not saved and cannot be exported to a word processor using this version of the tool.

Purdue OWL - These OWL research and citation resources include style guides for American Psychological Association (APA), Modern Language Association (MLA) and  Chicago Style.



Biography

Biography File - List of the names of people included in the Duluth Public Library's biography files.

Biography in Context - Information on more than 185,000 people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas. Search for people based on birth and death years and places, nationality, ethnicity, occupation or gender. Subscription provided by the City of Duluth/Duluth Public Library.



Government

How Do I Contact? - Elected and appointed Federal, State, County and City officials. Developed and maintained by Duluth Public Library staff.



Languages

Pronunciator - Learn any language, in virtually any other language. This resource also offers ESL lessons for speakers of 50 non-English languages, downloadable phrase books, and mobile apps. Subscription provided by the City of Duluth/Duluth Public Library.

Ojibwe People's Dictionary - Talking Ojibwe-English dictionary that features the voices of Ojibwe speakers. Gateway into the Ojibwe collections at the Minnesota Historical Society.



Newspapers

Duluth News Tribune/Newsbank - A searchable archive of the Duluth News-Tribune, with complete full-text content of local and regional news, including community events, schools, politics, government policies, cultural activities, local companies, state industries, and people in the community. Covers 11/1995 - present. Subscription provided by the City of Duluth/Duluth Public Library.

Duluth Newspaper Index - A subject index to articles of regional (northeastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin) interest that were published in the Duluth News-Tribune and the Duluth Herald. Choose from articles published from 1893-1929 or from 1988-1995. Information on purchasing photocopies of articles is included. Developed and maintained by Duluth Public Library staff.

Infotrac Student Edition - Search magazines, newspapers, and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports, and more. Articles can be printed or e-mailed to your home computer. For high school students. Part of ELM/Electronic Library for Minnesota; subscription provided by the State of Minnesota.

ProQuest Newsstand Complete - A full-text database of over 350 newspapers from around the world. Find a wide range of articles, not only top news stories, but arts, sports, and entertainment stories as well. Part of ELM/Electronic Library for Minnesota; subscription provided by the State of Minnesota.


Practice Exams and Skill Building

Brainfuse HelpNow - 24/7 live tutoring available in a wide range of subject areas and grade levels.  Get help writing papers with Brainfuse's writing lab. Use skill-building tools like quizzes, flashcards, and a writing lab. Take practice tests for SAT, ACT, GED. Subscription provided by the Arrowhead Library System.

Learning Express Library - Comprehensive, interactive site with practice tests and tutorials designed to help students in grades 4 and up help develop skills in math, reading comprehension. social studie and writing. Get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of results. Subscription provided by the Arrowhead Library System.



Science

Science Reference Center - Provides access to full text science-oriented content. Part of ELM/Electronic Library for Minnesota; subscription provided by the State of Minnesota.

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