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Zinio Zinio for Libraries Digital copies of more than 125 popular magazines.   Read More...
WorldCat Dissertations & Theses WorldCat Dissertations & Theses A resource that provides access to the records of the dissertations and theses available in OCLC member libraries. Read More...
WorldCat WorldCat A searchable catalog of books, web resources and other materials worldwide. Read More...
World Vital Records World Vital Records World Vital Records is designed for users who are either just beginning their family research or who after years of work want to discover more of their past. A massive library with billions of Family History and Genealogy records, and millions of family trees. Access key collections: U.S. Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1940; military records; birth, marriage and death records; enhanced Social Security Death Index (SSDI) records; millions of newspaper articles.  This database has unique and exclusive local and world collections. Purchased by Anoka County Library and Columbia Heights Public LIbrary, using local tax money. Read More...
World Almanac/Book of Facts World Almanac and Book of Facts A searchable database that includes The World Almanac and Book of Facts, The World Almanac of the U.S.A., The World Almanac of U.S. Politics, The World Almanac for Kids, and Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia. Read More...
logo Transparent Language Online with byki A language-learning online resource that builds listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills.  More than 80 languages are available, as well as ESL for Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese, Korean, Chinese, and Japanese speakers. **Create a username and password to get started** Read More...
logo Testing & Education Reference Center A resource for people preparing for common academic and vocational/licensing tests, including the ACT, ASVAB, GED, postal worker and real estate exams. Also includes a career library and resume builder. Read More...
logo Study for the U.S. Citizenship Test **Available only on workstations inside the library**  To access the content, in the login form, leave the User Name and Password fields blank and click the "Login" button, then select the link for Minnesota. Read More...
Student Resources in Context Student Resources in Context A resource designed for middle and high school students to help them with their homework and in-depth research assignments. It includes reference works, biographies, essays, overviews, primary works, images, and periodical articles. Read More...
Student Research Center Student Research Center A resource designed for middle and high school students with magazine and journal articles, reference materials, primary source documents, photographs, and more. Read More...
logo Star Tribune Digital archives of the Star Tribune newspaper (01/01/1986 - Current). Read More...
St. Paul Pioneer Press St. Paul Pioneer Press Digital archives of the St. Paul Pioneer Press newspaper (01/01/1988 - Current).  **Available only within our buildings** Read More...
logo Small Engine Repair A collection of repair manuals covering ATVs, generators and other small engines, marine/boat motors, motorcycles, outdoor power equipment, personal water craft, snowmobiles and tractors. Clymer and Intertec manuals available in ebook format. Read More...
Searchasaurus Searchasaurus A kid-friendly resource that helps elementary students browse and search for content from the Primary Search database, which includes the American Heritage Children's Dictionary, Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, the EBSCO Encyclopedia of Animals, and dozens of kid-friendly magazines. Read More...
Science Reference Center Science Reference Center A research database that provides access to full-text science oriented content. Read More...
logo SAMS Photofacts A collection of schematics, parts lists, and other technical data for over 200,000 consumer electronic devices from the 1940s to today. **Available only on workstations inside the library** Read More...
Rochester Post Bulletin Rochester Post Bulletin Digital archives of the Rochester Post Bulletin (12/14/2006 - 02/28/2011).  **Available only within our buildings** Read More...
Regional Business News Regional Business News A resource that provides full-text articles for nearly 100 regional business publications. Read More...
ReferenceUSA ReferenceUSA A directory of U.S. companies. Read More...
ProQuest ProQuest Newsstand Complete A resource that allows you to search the full text of more than 1,000 U.S. and international news sources, including The Star Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, and USA Today.  Read More...
logo Professional Development Collection A specialized collection of education journals and educational reports for professional educators, professional librarians, and education researchers. Read More...
professional collection Professional Collection A selection of more than 300 full-text journals for educators that is updated daily and provides 24-hour access from school or home. Read More...
Proceedings First ProceedingsFirst An index of worldwide conference proceedings. Read More...
Primary Search Primary Search A comprehensive database designed for elementary students that contains full-text for over 80 popular elementary magazines, and includes encyclopedias, dictionaries, photos, maps, and flags. Lexiles provided. Read More...
Points of View Reference Center Points of View Reference Center A database that provides students with a balance of materials from all viewpoints on current issues, including more than 1,300 main essays, leading political magazines from both sides of the aisle, newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, primary source documents, and reference books. Read More...
logo PapersFirst An index of papers presented at conferences worldwide. Read More...
Overdrive Overdrive A service for downloading thousands of eBooks and audiobooks to your computer, e-book reader or mobile device.  Fiction and nonfiction titles available for children, teens, and adults.**Available to Anoka County and Columbia Heights residents with a valid library card** Read More...
OneClickdigital OneClickdigital A database with thousands of downloadable fiction and nonfiction audiobooks for teens and adults.**You must create an account to use this service.  Download Media Manager software to a personal computer to be able to transfer books directly to a portable listening device with one click** Read More...
OAIster OAIster A union catalog of digital resources that includes descriptive information about each resource. Read More...
Novelist Plus Novelist Plus A comprehensive online readers' advisory tool that allows you to search among hundreds of thousands of popular fiction and readable nonfiction titles, and also retrieve author read-alikes, book lists, book discussion guides, and more. Read More...
Novelist K-8 Plus Novelist K-8 Plus A comprehensive online readers' advisory tool designed especially for elementary and middle school students with fiction and nonfiction titles chosen specifically to support the school curriculum, as well as the pleasure reading needs of students. Read More...
logo Next Reads An email newsletter subscription service that provides reading suggestions in 21 reading interest categories. Fiction and nonfiction are included as well as teen titles. Read More...
National Geographic Kids National Geographic Kids Access content from National Geographic Kids magazines, books, and images.  Geared towards 6-14 year olds. Read More...
Morningstar Investment Research Center Morningstar Investment Research Center A resource with financial data on more than 30,000 stocks, mutual funds, and ETFs, and buy/sell guidance on more than 1,900 stocks and 2,100 mutual funds. Read More...
logo Minnesota Reflections A collection of over 116,000 Minnesota history images, maps, and documents shared by cultural heritage organizations across the state. Read More...
Minnesota Newspapers Minnesota Newspapers Electronic editions of the Duluth News-Tribune (11/01/1995 - Current), Rochester Post Bulletin (12/14/2006 - 02/28/2011), St. Paul Pioneer Press (01/01/1988 - Current), and Star Tribune (01/01/1986 - Current).  **Available only within our buildings**   Read More...