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Databases

Databases available to everyone:

Biography File Index - Lists of the names of people included in the Duluth Public Library's Biography Files. These files contain information, mostly in the form of newspaper or magazine articles, on people who have had some connection to Duluth or Minnesota. Developed and maintained by Duluth Public Library staff.

Duluth Area Obituary Index - Names and dates for obituaries printed in the Duluth News-Tribune and Duluth Herald newspapers. Developed and maintained by Duluth Public Library staff.

Duluth Newspaper Index - Subject index to articles of regional interest that were published in Duluth newspapers. Covers 1893-1929 and 1988-1995. Developed and maintained by Duluth Public Library staff.

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

MnLink - Statewide virtual library with links to all Minnesota public and academic libraries' catalogs, magazine and newspaper databases, and more. Use MnLink to request items not owned by the 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.

Regional Magazine Index - Searchable guide to articles through 2008 of regional interest that appeared in area publications. Developed by Duluth Public Library staff.

TumbleBooks - TumbleBooks take existing picture books and add animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read or have read to you. Stories are available in English, Spanish, French and Chinese. There are also book-related puzzles and games and growing collections of chapter books, classic children's books and children's audiobooks. Flash required.

War Casualties and P.O.W.s - Index to information published in Duluth newspapers on some of the military personnel from the Duluth area who were killed or captured during World War II and the Korean War. Developed and maintained by Duluth Public Library staff.




Databases available only to Duluth Public Library or Arrowhead Library System cardholders: 
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Academic Search Premier - Full-text magazine and journal coverage spans virtually every area of academic study. Part of ELM/Electronic Library for Minnesota; subscription provided by the State of Minnesota.

AccessScience - Topics from earth & environmental sciences, chemistry, physics and more. Includes a study center with questions and answers, study guides, bibliographies and essay topics. Subscription provided by the City of Duluth/Duluth Public Library

Alt HealthWatch - Full-text articles that focus on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. Part of ELM/Electronic Library for Minnesota; subscription provided by the State of Minnesota.

America's News Magazines - 26 popular magazines bring you news, business, lifestyle, entertainment, sports, and science and technology information from sources such as Time, Newsweek, Fortune, Money, People and Entertainment Weekly. Subscription provided by the City of Duluth/Duluth Public Library.

American Ancestors - Includes vital records, cemetery transcriptions, magazine articles, and more. The database of the New England Historic Genealogical Society. Available in the Library only. Subscription provided by the City of Duluth/Duluth Public Library.

Ancestry Library Edition - U.S. Federal Census records, passenger lists, birth, death, marriage and military records, family and local history collections, and more. Available in the Library only. Subscription provided by the City of Duluth/Duluth Public Library.

Archive Grid - List of historical documents, personal papers, and family histories held in archives around the world, including the Minnesota Historical Society and the University of Minnesota. Contact information is included in order to arrange a visit to examine materials, and order copies. Part of ELM/Electronic Library for Minnesota; subscription provided by the State of Minnesota.

ArticlesFirst - Describes items listed on the table of contents pages of individual issues of over 12,000 journals. Each record describes one article, news story, letter, or other item from a journal. Part of ELM/Electronic Library for Minnesota; subscription provided by the State of Minnesota.

AtoZdatabases: Search Jobs, Businesses or Mailing Lists - Access to addresses, phone numbers, and more for individuals and businesses in the U.S., plus job listings, resume templates, and background searches. Subscription provided by the City of Duluth/Duluth Public Library.

Biography and Genealogy Master File Index - Names, birth/death years, and bibliographic references to books which contain information on the person searched. 

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.

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.  

Brainfuse JobNow - Prepare for interviews with the assistance of an Interview coach, get help writing your resume, use an assessment tool to find your career path, and search online job search sites.  

Britannica Online - Encyclopedias, magazines, videos, and websites. Includes Public Library, Academic, Kids and School 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.

Business Source Premier - Full-text business and economics database. Includes market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles and SWOT analyze. Part of ELM/Electronic Library for Minnesota; subscription provided by the State of Minnesota.

CAMIO - Online collection of art from around the world. Part of ELM/Electronic Library for Minnesota; subscription provided by the State of Minnesota.

Chilton Library - Electronic version of the Chilton print manuals. Contains information covering engines, chassis, electrical, drive train, and suspension. Search by the car's year, make, and model. Subscription provided by the Arrowhead Library System.

Clase/Periodica - Index of Latin American journals in the sciences and humanities. Part of ELM/Electronic Library for Minnesota; subscription provided by the State of Minnesota.

Consumer Health Complete - Articles on health-related topics from mainstream to complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. Part of ELM/Electronic Library for Minnesota; subscription provided by the State of Minnesota.

Consumer Reports - Ratings, reviews and articles to help consumers make informed choices. Subscription provided by the City of Duluth/Duluth Public Library.

CultureGrams - Cultural and statistical snapshots of every country recognized by the United Nations. Kids' version available. Subscription provided by the City of Duluth/Duluth Public Library.

Discovering Collection - In-depth reference material on literature, history, biographies, science, and social studies. Part of ELM/Electronic Library for Minnesota; subscription provided by the State of Minnesota.

Duluth News Tribune/Newsbank - Searchable full-text archive of the Duluth News-Tribune. Covers 11/1995-present. Subscription provided by the City of Duluth/Duluth Public Library.  

EBSCO eBook Collection - Read on-line or "check it out" for 3 hours at a time. Includes popular interest areas such as computer how-to, reference, travel and personal finance. Part of ELM/Electronic Library for Minnesota; subscription provided by the State of Minnesota.

EBSCO MegaFile - Full-text for more than 15,000 publications, and indexing and abstracting for more than 19,000 publications. Coverage spans every area of academic study and general interest subject area and offers information dating as far back as the 1800s. Contains more than 84,000 biographies, 83,000 primary source documents, 10,000 company profiles and an Image Collection of more than 107,000 photos, maps and flags. Search four databases at once: Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, MasterFILE Premier and Regional Business Index. Part of ELM/Electronic Library for Minnesota; subscription provided by the State of Minnesota.

Educator's Reference Complete - Focuses on educational principles, child development and psychology, and best practices in education. Part of ELM/Electronic Library for Minnesota; subscription provided by the State of Minnesota. 

ERIC - Guide to journal articles, books, theses, and conference papers on educational topics. Part of ELM/Electronic Library for Minnesota; subscription provided by the State of Minnesota.

Expanded Academic ASAP - Balanced coverage of every academic concentration — from advertising and microbiology to history and women's studies. Combines indexing, abstracts, full text and images to deliver answers for both the novice and the experienced researcher. Part of ELM/Electronic Library for Minnesota; subscription provided by the State of Minnesota.

Foundation Directory Online - Search over 500,000 grants and 250,000 990s. Available at the Main Library only. Subscription provided by the City of Duluth/Duluth Public Library.

Foundation Maps - Interactive mapping tool using demographics from grants and grantmakers. Available at the Main Library only. Subscription provided by the City of Duluth/Duluth Public Library.

Gale Virtual Reference Library - Encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Subscription provided by the Arrowhead Library System and the Duluth Public Library. 

General Science Collection - Articles from the most popular scientific journals. Part of ELM/Electronic Library for Minnesota; subscription provided by the State of Minnesota.

GPO Monthly Catalog - U.S. government documents. 

Health Source: Consumer Edition - Full-text articles from consumer health magazines, health-related pamphlets and reference books. Part of ELM/Electronic Library for Minnesota; subscription provided by the State of Minnesota.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition - Full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines with coverage back to 1975. Part of ELM/Electronic Library for Minnesota; subscription provided by the State of Minnesota.

HeritageQuest - Census, local history books, PERSI, Revolutionary War Pension records, Freedman's Bank, U. S. Serial Set. Subscription provided by the City of Duluth/Duluth Public Library.

Historical Minneapolis Tribune (1867 - 1922) - Digitized editions of the Minneapolis Morning Tribune. Part of ELM/Electronic Library for Minnesota; subscription provided by the State of Minnesota.

Informe - Full-text Hispanic magazines. Part of ELM/Electronic Library for Minnesota; subscription provided by the State of Minnesota.

Infotrac for Kids - Search magazines, newspapers, and reference books for maps and information on current events, art, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports, etc. Articles can be printed or e-mailed to your home computer. Part of ELM/Electronic Library for Minnesota; subscription provided by the State of Minnesota.

  • Kid's InfoBits - For elementary school students
  • Junior Edition - For middle school students
  • Student Edition - For high school students

Junior Reference Collection - Middle grade students have quick access to accurate information on your school's most-studied subjects: science, literature, arts, biographies and general reference among others.

Learning Express Library - Practice tests and tutorials designed to help students and adult learners succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass. Resources include occupational prep exams (civil service, law enforcement, military, EMS, postal services, firefighter), SAT, ACT, TOEFL, GED, adult basic skills, and U.S. citizenship. Subscription provided by the City of Duluth/Duluth Public Library.

MAS Ultra-School Edition - Journal articles, charts, graphs, health & science related pamphlets, primary documents, as well as full text articles for popular high school magazines.  Part of ELM/Electronic Library for Minnesota; subscription provided by the State of Minnesota.

MasterFILE Premier - Full-text for more than 2,050 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, it also includes more than 350 full text reference books, 84,074 biographies, 86,132 primary source documents, and an Image collection of over 100,000 photos, maps and flags. Part of ELM/Electronic Library for Minnesota; subscription provided by the State of Minnesota.

MEDLINE - Citations to articles about health, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and basic biomedical sciences. 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.

Minneapolis StarTribune/Newsbank - Searchable full-text content of local and regional news. Covers 1986 - present. Subscription provided by the City of Duluth/Duluth Public Library.

Minnesota Grantmakers - Largest database of Minnesota grantmakers and grants. Available at the Main Library only. Subscription provided by the City of Duluth/Duluth Public Library.

Minnesota Newspapers - Full-text of the Duluth News-Tribune, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, and the St. Paul Pioneer Press newspapers. Subscription provided by the City of Duluth/Duluth Public Library.

Mitchell On Demand - Auto repair, estimating, and service information. Available at the Main Library only. Subscription provided by the City of Duluth/Duluth Public Library.

Morningstar Mutual Funds Online - Data reports on nearly 24, 000 mutual funds. Subscription provided by the City of Duluth/Duluth Public Library.

Novelist - Recommendations of books to read based on favorite authors or plots. Subscription provided by the Arrowhead Library System.

OAISter - Catalog of digital resources, including descriptive information about each resource. Part of ELM/Electronic Library for Minnesota; subscription provided by the State of Minnesota.

OneClickdigital - Thousands of downloadable fiction and nonfiction audiobooks for teens and adults. Subscription provided by the City of Duluth/Duluth Public Library.

OverDrive Downloadables - Downloadable books and audiobooks. Subscription provided by the Arrowhead Library System.

PapersFirst - Index of papers presented at conferences worldwide. Part of ELM/Electronic Library for Minnesota; subscription provided by the State of Minnesota.

Points of View Reference Center - 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.

Primary Search - Full text for more than 70 popular elementary school magazines. Part of ELM/Electronic Library for Minnesota; subscription provided by the State of Minnesota.

ProceedingsFirst - Index of worldwide conference proceedings. Part of ELM/Electronic Library for Minnesota; subscription provided by the State of Minnesota.

Professional Collection - Full-text coverage o 300+ journals for educators. Part of ELM/Electronic Library for Minnesota; subscription provided by the State of Minnesota.

Professional Development Collection - Information for professional educators, librarians and education researchers. Part of ELM/Electronic Library for Minnesota; subscription provided by the State of Minnesota.

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. Units that are particularly kid-friendly are marked KidsSubscription provided by the City of Duluth/Duluth Public Library.

ProQuest Newsstand Complete - Full-text database of over 350 newspapers from around the world. Part of ELM/Electronic Library for Minnesota; subscription provided by the State of Minnesota.

ReferenceUSA - Detailed information on more than 14 million U.S. businesses and 120 million U.S. households. Subscription provided by the City of Duluth/Duluth Public Library. Subscription ending December 31, 2014. See AtoZdatabases (above) for similar content.

Regional Business News - Full-text coverage for 75 regional business publications. Part of ELM/Electronic Library for Minnesota; subscription provided by the State of Minnesota.

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

Searchasaurus - Helps elementary students to browse and search for content from the Primary Search database, which includes the full-text of the American Heritage Children's Dictionary, Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, the EBSCO Encyclopedia of Animals, and dozens of kid-friendly magazines. Part of ELM/Electronic Library for Minnesota; subscription provided by the State of Minnesota.

Small Engine Repair Center - Clymer and Intertec repair manuals covering ATV's and motorcycles, lawn and garden equipment, outboards, personal watercraft, snowmobiles and farm tractors. Subscription provided by the Arrowhead Library System.  

St. Paul Pioneer Press/Newsbank - Searchable archive of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Covers 1988-present. Subscription provided by the City of Duluth/Duluth Public Library.

Student Research Center - 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.

World Vital Records - Billions of family history and genealogy records, and millions of family trees. Complete U.S. Federal Census images and indexes from 1790-1940; military records; enhanced Social Security Death Index (SSDI) records; millions of newspaper articles; unique, exclusive local and international collections. Subscription provided by the City of Duluth/Duluth Public Library.

WorldCat - Catalog of materials held in libraries worldwide. PLEASE NOTE: WorldCat is not used to place interlibrary loan requests. Use MnLink to request materials from other libraries. Part of ELM/Electronic Library for Minnesota; subscription provided by the State of Minnesota.

WorldCat Dissertations and Theses - 8 million library records of dissertations, theses and published material based on theses on all subjects that have been cataloged by OCLC member libraries.  Part of ELM/Electronic Library for Minnesota; subscription provided by the State of Minnesota.

Zinio - Full digital copies of magazines to download. Subscription provided by the Arrowhead Library System.

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