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American Decades
American Decades is a cross-disciplinary source for students and researchers who need a single reference to explore and analyze the events, people and social trends that have impacted contemporary American history. Each volume covers a 10-year period (1900-2009) and covers arts, medicine and health, media, education, world events, religion, government and politics, lifestyles, law, business and economy, and sports.
Provided by the Northfield Public Library
Ancestry Library & Heritage Quest Online
* The library's resource for census data, family records and local histories. Access this at home or at the library.

Ancestry Library Edition is available ONLY at the library. This database has over 1.5 billion names and includes records from the United States Census, military records, court, land, and probate records, vital and church records, directories, passenger lists and more.

Provided by the Northfield Public Library.
OneClick Digital Downloadable Audiobooks
Download electronic audiobooks to play on your MP3 player.

Provided by the Northfield Public Library.
Transparent Language
Transparent Language is a language-learning program that includes over 80 languages. Learn pronunciation, speech, grammar, writing skills and vocabulary. Have access to "Word of the Day", language and culture blogs, and an online community of over 1.5 million users through Transparent's Facebook, Twitter and You Tube Communities. Download the Byki Mobile App for iPhone and Android devices and learn a language on-the-go.
Tumblebook Library
Picture books to listen to or read along with in English. French and Spanish. Includes puzzles and word games too!

AudioBook Cloud
An online collection of over 1000 talking books in many different categories: Fiction, non-fiction, classics and even Spanish language audio books. These books are always available, never on hold and no need to download!

TumbleBookCloud is our middle school AND high school collection which contains over 600 titles! This collection contains a vast array of YA/Teen novels, classics, poetry, short stories, YA/Teen audiobooks , our very popular graphic novels, and world class educational videos from National Geographic.

TumbleBookCloud Junior
With over 600 titles and reading levels from grades 3-8, TumbleBookCloud Junior is a great option for adventurous young readers who wish to go beyond the picture book collection in TumbleBookLibrary! TumbleBookCloud Junior contains early reader chapter books, children's classics, graphic novels, children's audio books and new National Geographic videos - many of which are paired with our e-books - a perfect complement to support Common Core Curriculum!

Provided by the Northfield Public Library.

zinio Digital Magazines

Access over one hundred popular magazines with your library account including Consumer Reports, Reader's Digest, Seventeen, Martha Stewart Living and Motor Trend. Magazines can be accessed with a computer or with any device that has an Internet connection.

For a complete user's guide, please click on the link below:

Provided by the Northfield Public Library.
Amazing Animals of the World
Animals of the world

Provided by SELCO
America the Beautiful
State-by-state history and current events

Provided by SELCO
Biography in Context
A comprehensive database of biographical information on more than 525,000 people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas.

provided by SELCO
Chilton Car Repair
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
Dalby Database
The Dalby Database contains the cemetery records for Southeastern Minnesota as well as an index to local newspapers such as the Northfield News, church records, and a number of Minnesota history books. This is a great resource for genealogists and local historians.
Free Minnesota Driver Permit practice tests - Practice tests for the Minnesota care, motorcycle, and commercial permits.
Search for articles in magazines and scholarly journals, consumer health information, science articles, business information and Points of View.
  • Academic Search Premier
  • Business Source Premier
  • Regional Business News
  • MasterFILE Premier

Electronic Library for Minnesota
Electronic Library for Minnesota

Provides access to newspapers, magazines, maps, reference books, photos, sound files, etc.
Search ELM by:

  • Topics (including arts, business, consumer, education, health, history, language and literature, Minnesota, current events, science, social studies and Spanish)
  • Content Type (like newspapers or primary resources)
  • Grade Level - elementary, middle school and high school
  • Databases A-Z
  • Publication Titles A-Z

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Find information on Minnesota history
Access the Research Project Calculator where students can get help navigating the research process
Get materials from other MN libraries

  • WorldCat (The OCLC Online Union Catalog)

  • Electronic Library for Minnesota
    Grolier Passport
    A portal to search all five Grolier databases, an atlas, dictionaries and world newspapers in 73 languages..

    Provided by SELCO
    Learning Express
    Learning Express lets you practice taking tests like the SAT,ACT, ASVAB, GED, Citizenship and more. Gain computer skills by taking interactive tutorial courses on popular computer software. Improve math, reading and other skills for elementary, middle and high school students.

    Provided by the Northfield Public Library.
    Lands and Peoples
    Up-to-date information for country and state reports, plus Mexican state articles in Spanish

    Provided by SELCO
    MNLINK is a statewide virtual library that electronically links you to Minnesota's rich library resources.
    The New Book of Popular Science
    In-depth science information, plus science in the news

    Provided by SELCO
    La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre
    Complete encyclopedia for Spanish speakers and Spanish-language students

    Provided by SELCO
    SELCO Newspaper Index
    A great local genealogical resource.
    Contains local newspaper information such as:
  • Births
  • Deaths
  • Marriages
  • EBSCO Novelist
    Novelist is a fiction database that provides subject access, reviews, read-a-likes, book discussion guides, annotations and much more for over 125,000 fiction titles.

    Also check out Novelist for grades K-8!

    Provided by the Northfield Public Library.
    Downloadable audio books and ebooks.
    Search newspaper articles and abstracts from 800+ newspapers including:
  • Star Tribune
  • Wall Street Journal
  • New York Times
  • and many others

  • Electronic Library for Minnesota

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