Databases Listed Alphabetically

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1940 Census

Official, searchable website of the 1940 U.S. Census.

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Academic Search Premier

Full text for more than 4,600 scholarly publications across all academic disciplines.
Provided by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM)

Addictions & Substance Abuse

Designed for the general reader, it provides authoritative, essential information in easy-to-understand language. Contains 400 essays on a variety of topics, including substances of abuse, treatment and addiction overviews, and much more. In-library use only.
Provided by Owatonna Public Library (OPL)

ALLDATA Online

Automotive diagnostic and repair information. In-Library use only.
Provided by OPL

Alt HealthWatch

Full text articles from more than 180 international journals on complementary, holistic, and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.
Provided by ELM

Amazing Animals of the World

From aardvarks to zebras, including color photos and games for elementary students and higher.
Provided by SELCO

America the Beautiful

State-by-state history and current events for elementary and middle-school students.
Provided by SELCO

Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition provides birth, death, marriage, and military records; family and local history collections; passenger lists; U.S. Federal Census records. In-Library use only.
Provided by OPL

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Biography In Context

Biographical information on more than 525,000 people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas.
Provided by SELCO

Britannica Academic Edition

Encyclopedia content plus multimedia, timelines, world data analyst, country comparison, and the Britannica blog.
Provided by ELM

Britannica Learning Zone

Interactive learning modules for pre-kindergarten through grade 2 includes drawing, reading, games, and geographical exploration.
Provided by ELM

Britannica Library

Encyclopedia content for all ages plus multimedia, timelines, world atlas, country comparison, quotations, and primary sources.
Provided by ELM

Britannica School

Encyclopedia content for all grade levels (elementary, middle, & high school) plus multimedia, timelines, world atlas, country comparisons, and more.
Provided by ELM

Business Source Premier

Full text for scholarly business journals and trade publications across all subject areas. Includes detailed company profiles and country economic reports.
Provided by ELM

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Catalog of Art Museum Images Online (CAMIO)

Digital collection of works of art from dozens of museums around the world including the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and Walker Art Center.
Provided by ELM

ChiltonLibrary

Quick online access to repair, maintenance, and service information for up to 350 cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs on the road today.
Provided by SELCO

CLASE / PERIÓDICA

CLASE is a directory of scholarly documents published in Latin American journals. PERIÓDICA is a directory of scholarly journals specializing in science and technology.
Provided by ELM

Consumer Health Complete

Popular and professionally written information for patients and consumers covering all health-related topics from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complimentary, holistic, and integrated medicine. Includes Health Source: Consumer Edition and Alt Health Watch databases. Included in Explora Teens and Explora Library databases.
Provided by ELM

Consumer Reports

  • Home or Office Users
  • In-Library Users
    Product reviews, ratings, news, and comparisons from one of the most trusted resources for information and advice on consumer products.
    Provided by OPL

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Dalby Database

Cemetery records for Steele and Rice Counties and much more local genealogy resources.
Free web resource, provided by OPL

Driving Tests

Taking your Minnesota driving test soon? This free resource provides practice tests for car, motorcycle, and CDL (commercial driver's license), links to the official Minnesota handbooks, and answers to frequently asked questions.
Free web resource

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eBooks

Information page with links to source of free eBooks.
Provided by OPL

eBook Collection

Collection of electronic books covering many topics - mostly nonfiction and classic literature.  Includes Cliff's Notes and Nolo books.
Provided by ELM

Ebooks Minnesota

Online eBook collection for all Minnesotans covering a wide variety of subjects for readers of all ages and featuring content from our state's independent publishers.
Provided by ELM

EBSCO MegaFILE

Thousands of popular and scholarly publications across all academic disciplines and subject areas. Includes Academic Search Premier, Masterfile Premier, Business Source Premier, and Regional Business News databases.
Provided by ELM

Educator's Reference Complete

Professional publications across all education-related subject areas.
Provided by ELM

Education Resource Information Center (ERIC)

Expanded Academic ASAP

Thousands of scholarly publications across all academic disciplines.
Provided by ELM

Explora Kids

Contains elementary and school-appropriate magazines, encyclopedias, dictionaries, and images. Includes Primary Search and Middle Search Plus databases.
Provided by ELM

Explora Library

Full text of popular magazine and scholarly journal articles covering all subject areas. Includes Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, MasterFILE Premier, Consumer Health Complete, Health Source: Consumer Edition, and Science Reference Center databases.
Provided by ELM

Explora Teens

Middle and high school-appropriate magazine, journal, and encyclopedia articles. Includes Middle Search Plus, MAS Ultra: School Edition, Consumer Health Complete, Health Source: Consumer Edition, and Science Reference Center databases.
Provided by ELM

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Freegal Music Downloads & Streaming

Download 5 free MP3s from your favorite artists every week, and stream music up to 3 hours per day.
Provided by OPL

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Gale Virtual Reference Library

A collection of 25 online reference books and encyclopedias covering topics from Art to History to Medicine.
Provided by ELM

General Science Collection

Scholarly journals and popular magazines across all science-related subject areas.
Provided by ELM

GPO Monthly Catalog

U.S. government documents including Congressional reports, hearings, debates and records, judiciary materials, and documents issued by executive departments.
Provided by ELM

Great Lives from History: Notorious Lives

More than 600 biographies of notorious people, from the merely controversial to extremely negative, from ancient times to the present and worldwide, with emphasis on their roles in historical events or impact on law enforcement or popular culture. In-Library use only.
Provided by OPL

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Health Source: Consumer Edition

Popular and professionally written information for patients and consumers covering all health-related topics. Included in Consumer Health Complete, Explora Teens, and Explora Library databases.
Provided by ELM

Health Sources: Nursing/Academic Edition

Scholarly and professional publications across all medical disciplines including strong coverage of nursing and allied health.
Provided by ELM

Heritage Quest Online

Historical Minneapolis Tribune (1867-1922)

Full-text and article images from the Minneapolis Tribune (1867-1908) and the Minneapolis Morning Tribune (1909-1922).
Provided by the Minnesota Historical Society in partnership with Minnesota State Library Services

Hoopla

Hoopla offers eBooks and eAudiobooks, as well as movies, TV, music albums, and comics/graphic novels, to check out and download for the duration of the loan period.
Provided by OPL

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Informe Académico

Popular Spanish-language and bilingual periodicals including El Nuevo Herald (Miami, FL), a Spanish-language newspaper.
Provided by ELM

InfoTrac Student Edition

Popular high school magazines, newspapers, and encyclopedias across all subject areas including an image collection. Included in Student Resources in Context database.
Provided by ELM

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Kids InfoBits

Popular elementary school magazines as well as encyclopedias and newspapers written for kids, plus an image collection of photos, maps, and flags.
Provided by ELM

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Lands & Peoples

Articles about nations and nationalities linked to facts and figures, maps, and flags.
Provided by SELCO

Lawchek

Lawchek provides legal forms, questions and answers, glossaries, tax forms, and pre-drafted letters. Locate an attorney in your area. Search U.S. Codes, U.S. Supreme Court Cases, and U.S. Federal Circuit Court Cases.
Provided by OPL

Learning Express Library

Interactive collection of tests, tutorials, and eBooks categorized in Learning Centers: Career Preparation, Job & Career Accelerator, High School Equivalency, College Admissions Test Preparation, School Center, College Students, Adult Core Skills, Computer Skills, and Recursos para Hispanohablantes (Spanish Center).
Provided by ELM

Library, Information Science, & Technology Abstracts

Directory of Library-related articles, reports, and proceedings within the professional literature.
Provided by ELM

Los Angeles Times

Articles from the Los Angeles Times from 1996 to current, one of the newspapers in ProQuest Global Newsstream database.
Provided by ELM

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Magill's Medical Guide

Covers issues in an A to Z format, with sidebars addressing recent developments in medicine and concise information boxes for all diseases and disorders.  Anatomy, Biology, Diseases, Disorders, Procedures, Specialties, and Treatments. In-Library use only.
Provided by OPL

Mango Languages

Online language learning service teaching practical conversation skills. A wide variety of foreign languages for English speakers available, as well as English courses tailored to speakers of 15 other languages.
Provided by OPL

MAS Ultra: School Edition

Popular high school magazines as well as encyclopedias, newspapers, primary source documents, and an image collection. Included in Explora Teens database.
Provided by ELM

MasterFILE Premier

Popular magazines and more covering all subject areas. includes Consumer Reports, Parenting, Sports Illustrated, Time, Newsweek, People, and thousands of other titles. Included in EBSCO MegaFILE and Explora Library databases.
Provided by ELM

Mayo Clinic

Authoritative information on diseases and conditions, as well as a Symptom Checker and information on First Aid.
Free web resource

Medline

Directory of articles and reports on all areas of medicine, public health, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and the basic biomedical sciences.
Provided by ELM

Middle Search Plus

Popular magazines, biographies and historical essays, primary source documents, and reference books for middle school students. Included in Explora Kids and Explora Teens databases.
Provided by ELM

Minnesota Digital Newspapers

This work-in-progress by the Minnesota Historical Society (MHS) includes digital images of newspapers from the 1870s through the 1920s.
Provided by MHS

Minnesota Reflections

Collection of images and documents from historical societies, public libraries, special archives, universities, and colleges that depict the history of Minnesota.
Provided by MHS, Minitex, & partners

MNLINK

Search for items in most libraries and library systems throughout the state of Minnesota.
Funded by the State of Minnesota

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The New Book of Popular Science

Science and technology, plus science in the news for middle and high school age.
Provided by SELCO

The New York Times

Articles from The New York Times 1999 to current, one of the newspapers in the ProQuest Global Newsstream database.
Provided by ELM

NoveList Plus

  • In-Library Users
  • Outside of OPL
    Looking for a great read? NoveList Plus is a comprehensive source of information about fiction, nonfiction, and audiobooks including expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists, and more.
    Provided by OPL

NoveList Plus K-8

  • In-Library Users
  • Outside of OPL
    NoveList Plus K-8 is a database about fiction and nonfiction books specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents, teachers, and librarians can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers.
    Provided by OPL

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OAISter

Directory of digitized images, documents, and other materials.
Provided by ELM

OCLC Databases

Owatonna Public Schools Catalog

Search the collections at the Elementary Schools, Junior High, and High School.
Provided by the Owatonna Public Schools.

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Points of View Reference Center

Pro vs. con essays that present multiple sides of current or controversial issues. Plus magazines and newspaper articles, primary sources, and more related to those issues.
Provided by ELM

Primary Search

Popular elementary school magazines as well as encyclopedias and dictionaries written for kids, plus an image collections of photos, maps, and flags. Included in Explora Kids database.
Provided by ELM

Professional Development Collection

Education journals and reports of interest to professional educators, researchers, and librarians.
Provided by ELM

ProQuest Global Newsstream

Newspaper articles from hundreds of papers including the Minneapolis Star Tribune, St. Paul Pioneer Press, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Barron's, USA Today, and many more.
Provided by ELM

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Recalls.gov

Product recall and safety information from six agencies of the federal government.
Free web resource

ReferenceUSA

Informational directory of business and residential listings for researchers, students, job seekers, and government agencies.
Provided by OPL

Regional Business News

Business journals, newspapers, and newswires from metropolitan and rural areas across the U.S. Included in EBSCO MegaFILE database.
Provided by ELM

Research In Context

A middle school-appropriate database of reference works, biographies, magazine, and journal articles, primary source documents, and multimedia.
Provided by ELM

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Science Reference Center

Science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources covering numerous science topics for middle and high school students. Included in Explora Teens and Explora Library databases.
Provided by ELM

St. Paul Pioneer Press

Articles from the St. Paul Pioneer Press from 2010 to current, one of the newspapers in the ProQuest Global Newsstream database.
Provided by ELM

Star Tribune

Articles from the Minneapolis Star Tribune from 1986 to current, one of the newspapers in the ProQuest Global Newsstream database.
Provided by ELM

Student Resources In Context

Encyclopedia, magazine, and journal articles, plus primary sources, images, video, and more for middle and high school students. Includes the InfoTrac Student Edition database.
Provided by ELM

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TumbleBookLibrary

TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books. When using from outside of OPL, you may need to enter your library card number.
Provided by OPL

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Value Line

Investment research on companies, industries, markets, and economies.
Provided by OPL

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Wall Street Journal

Articles from the Wall Street Journal from 1984 to current, one of the newspapers in the ProQuest Global Newsstream database.
Provided by ELM

Washington Post

Articles from the Washington Post from 1997 to current, one of the newspapers in the ProQuest Global Newsstream database.
Provided by ELM

Westlaw

In-depth legal research. In-Library use only.
Provided by OPL via the Steele County Law Library

WorldCat

Catalog of books and other materials held in libraries worldwide.
Provided by ELM

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