This table tells you about the companies that provide the individual databases:

Britannica Online Academichas an encyclopedia, atlas, dictionary, current news articles, timelines, links to selected web sites and more.  

EBSCO has 18 databases of scholarly peer-reviewed journals, magazines, reference books, primary source documents, biographies, images and more.

Net Library eBooks has full text of over 14,000 electronic books in the arts, humanities, social sciences, life and physical sciences, business, computers, and more.

ProQuestis a newspaper database that includes over 350 newspapers from the United States and around the world. The Duluth News-Tribune is not included in Proquest. Find it in the Duluth Public 
Library's databases.

Points of View has pro/con viewpoint articles, magazine, newspaper and journal articles, research guides, images, video,
statistics, links to selected web sites and more.

The Historic Minneapolis Tribune has full-text and article images from theMinneapolis Tribune (1867-1908) and the Minneapolis Morning Tribune(1909-1922).

MCIS is a career database.

CAMIO (Catalog of Art Museum Images Online) is a growing online collection documenting works of art from around the world, representing thecollections of prominent museums . CAMIO highlights the creative output of cultures around the world, from prehistoric to contemporary times.

Electronic Library Minnesota (ELM) Student Databases will organize the information in our databases by subject.

This table helps you decide which database to use:



Good For:

Britannica Online Academic Encyclopedia


A great place to begin research with information on thousands of topics. Gives recommended websites, photos and videos, current events, timelines, biographies, country information, atlases and more.

Academic Search Premier


Designed specifically for academic institutions. Full text database containing full text for more than 4,600 journals, including nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. This scholarly collection offers information in nearly every area of academic study.

MasterFILE Premier


MasterFILE Premier contains full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and more. This database also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an image collection of over 502,000 photos, maps & flags. Use for scholarly historical or reference-based research.



EBSCO MegaFILE  has coverage for every area of academic study and general interest subject area and offers information dating as far back as the 1800s. In addition, the database contains more than 85,800 biographies, 118,000 primary source documents, and an image collection of over 502,000 photos, maps and flags. EBSCO MegaFILE  combines EBSCO’s Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier and Regional Business News databases.

MAS Ultra – School Edition


Contains full text for nearly 500 popular, high school magazines. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for 85,670 biographies and 105,786 primary source documents. Contains more than 360 reference books (including the Columbia Encyclopedia, the CIA World Fact Book and World Almanac & Book of Facts), and a large  image collection of over 500,000 photos, maps & flags.

Points of View


The Points of View Reference Center will give both sides of current controversial subjects. Contains information from magazines and journals, newspapers, reference books, and primary source congressional testimony. Use Points of View as a guide to develop arguments and write position papers.

Student Research Center


Use for general research on a variety of subjects. Has a student-friendly interface for searching by keyword or by topic. Results can be sorted by source type. SearchesMAS Ultra – Student Edition, Health Source – Consumer Edition, Middle Search Plus, and Science Reference Center simultaneously. Can limit searches by lexile reading level.

Science Reference Center


Contains science-oriented content for science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, images and videos. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, scientists, technology and wildlife and more.

General Science Collection


Contains over 200 journals, reference books, and images for information on general science and current developments in scientific research.

Discovering Collection


Use for historical or reference-based research in the humanities, math and science. Provides reference, biographies, literary criticism, primary sources, plays, poems, plot summaries, science experiments and multimedia, including images, video and audio clips.

Expanded Academic ASAP


Use for scholarly research. Covers arts and the humanities, social sciences, science and technology.  Access scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers.

Student Edition


Includes general interest full-text magazines, newspapers, podcasts/transcripts, and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more. Searchable by specific periodical.

Student Resources In Context


Includes reference sources,  magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites. Has a student-friendly interface.

Proquest Newspapers


Proquest is a newspaper database that includes over 350 newspapers from the United States and around the world. The Duluth News-Tribune is not included in Proquest. Find it in the Duluth Public Library's databases.