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Find journal articles about a topic. Most databases include full text articles; some provide citations and/or abstracts only. (Database access is for faculty, students and staff of Martin Luther College).

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Academic Search Premier           

This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,500 journals, including full text for more than 3,700 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.

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Access Science

Delivers the latest content of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, Research Updates from the McGraw-Hill Yearbooks of Science & Technology, and the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, and related information.

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ACLS Humanities E-Book

An online, fully searchable collection of high-quality books in the Humanities.

Alt HealthWatch 

This database focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It offers libraries full text articles for more than 180 international, and often peer-reviewed journals and reports. In addition, there are hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research and book excerpts.

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American Memory

The Library of Congress American Memory is a gateway to the Library of Congress’s vast resources of digitized American historical materials. Comprising more than 9 million items that document U.S. history and culture, American Memory is organized into more than 100 thematic collections based on their original format, their subject matter, or who first created, assembled, or donated them to the Library.

American Memory Images 

The Library of Congress American Memory photos and prints comprising of 66 collections.


Open the door to history. ArchiveGrid is an important destination for searching through historical documents, personal papers, and family histories held in archives around the world.


ArticleFirst (OCLC) 

Connects you to information in a wide range of subjects in either ArticleFirst (articles) or WorldCat  (book) databases. It can also be used to gain access to MLC's catalog from anywhere. 



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An internet publisher of literature, reference, and verse providing unlimited access to books and information on the web.

BAS Online Archive

Biblical Archaeology Review is the only magazine that connects the academic study of archaeology to a broad general audience eager to understand the world of the Bible. Covering both the Old and New Testaments, BAR presents the latest discoveries and controversies in archaeology with breathtaking photography and informative maps and diagrams. Also includes Bible Review from 1985-2005, and Archaeology Odyssey from 1998-2006.

Bibliotheca Sacra

Bibliotheca Sacra’s studies in theology, Bible exposition, ministry, and current issues have provided an invaluable resource for serious Bible students. Its articles by respected theologians and reviews of the latest publications will enhance your ministry and deepen your theological insights.

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Britannica Online Academic Edition

Provides access to 3 encyclopedias: the 32-volume Encyclopaedia Britannica, Britannica Student Encyclopedia, and Britannica Concise Encyclopedia. Also included is access to research tools, Merriam-Webster’s dictionary and thesaurus, and rich multimedia.


Business Source Premier 

Business Source Premier is the industry’s most used business research database, providing full text for more than 2,300 journals, including full text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed titles. This database provides full text back to 1886, and searchable cited references back to 1998. Business Source Premier is superior to the competition in full text coverage in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. This database is updated daily on EBSCOhost.

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Cambridge Histories Online  

This unique historical reference compendium allows instant access to the renowned texts of the Cambridge Histories series. With access to the most up to date and authoritative scholarly content, Cambridge Histories Online is an invaluable resource, for undergraduates, graduates, lecturers and researchers alike.

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OCLC's Catalog of Art Museum Images Online — is a growing online collection documenting works of art from around the world,

Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database 

Is an ever growing online database of reviews and related information on children's literature.

Clase/Periodica   (OCLC)

Index of Latin American journals in the sciences and humanities.

Consumer Health Complete 

CHC provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. This full text database covers topics such as aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children's health, men & women's health, etc.

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Current Biography Illustrated

This database offers patrons the most reliable and interesting profiles of the people making tomorrow’s headlines plus historical figures back to World War II.



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Directory of Open Access Journals 

Covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. 

Discovering Collection

Discovering Collection offers easy access to award-winning content based on national curriculum standards. Covering the core curriculum areas, including history, literature, science, social studies, and more, DC provides a premium selection of reference, primary sources, creative works, and multimedia, including hours of video and audio clips. New to the database are popular topic picklist's and an integrated national and state curriculum standards search with content correlated to the standards.

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eBook Collection   NEW!


EBSCO is now a key provider of ebooks and audiobooks to libraries and other insitutions worldwide. Nearly 300,000 ebooks and audiobooks and growing . . .


EBSCOhost Databases

Link to the Database Selection Menu of 18 EBSCO databases.

My EBSCO Personalized Folder Tutorial


  • Kids Search - Elementary & Middle School Databases
  • Novelist Plus
  • Points of View Reference Center
  • Searchasaurus - Elementary School Databases

  • Student Research Center - High School & Middle School Databases 


EBSCOhost Electronic Journal Service provides online access to a select number of publications that the MLC Library subscribes to in print. EJS puts the e-journals in a single place on the Web, so you don't have to jump all over the place to find the printed articles you need.


EBSCO MegaFILE combines its largest and most essential databases into a single, easy-to-use product. Databases include Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, MasterFILE Premier and Regional Business News.

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Educator's Reference Complete 

Educator's Reference Complete is a selection of more than 450 full-text academic journals, hundreds of full-text reports, and many premier reference sources. Included content focuses on educational principles, child development and psychology, and best practices in education. Majority of the full-text titles included are also found in the ERIC database. The database is updated daily and provides 24-hour access from school or home.

Electronic Collections Online A&I   (OCLC)

An OCLC collection of scholarly journals.

Note: Not all articles are available in full text. Use the "Limit to" field for full text results.


ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, contains more than 1,282,000 records and links to more than 314,000 full-text documents from ERIC

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Expanded Academic ASAP 

From arts and the humanities to social sciences, science and technology, this database meets research needs across all academic disciplines. Access scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers - many with full text and images!



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Contains articles from the back issues of over 900 magazines, journals, trade publications and newspapers. Search their online article archive or browse by category list or publication name.



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Gale Databases

Link to the Common Menu of the 12 Gale resources. 

Gale Literary Index

Gale's Literary Index provides quick and easy access to author and title listings from over 130 literature products. The referenced products themselves will contain complete biographies on authors and critical essays on their writings.

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Gale Student Resources In Context

This next-generation portal reaches out to today's learners with a Web-like user experience, which intuitively conveys needed information on all core subjects from Science to Literature to History. From the eye-catching, media-rich homepage to the fast navigation options, Student Resources in Context helps students develop both research and critical-thinking skills while covering the spectrum of student-focused subject matter.

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Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

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General Science Collection 

A collection of over 200 journals, providing researchers with the information needed to stay current on the latest scientific developments -- including such topics as particle physics, advanced mathematics, and nanotechnology.

Google Books

Search and preview millions of books from libraries and publishers worldwide. Discover a new favorite or unearth an old classic.


Google Scholar

Provides a search of scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources, including theses, books, abstracts and articles.

GPO Monthly Catalog  (OCLC)

Covers all types of U.S. government documents, including Congressional reports, hearings, debates, and records; judiciary materials; and documents issued by executive departments (Defense, State, Labor, Office of the President, etc.).  

Grolier Online 

Is the most trusted first stop in research for students, educators, librarians and parents. Contains two learning environments, eight curriculum-aligned databases and links to academically-relevant articles, Web sites and periodicals. 




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Health Source: Consumer Edition 

This source is a rich collection of consumer health information. This resource provides access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines.

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Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition 

This resource provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines.

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Historical Minneapolis Tribune (1867-1922) 

Historical Minneapolis Tribune provides images of the complete content of the Minneapolis Tribune newspaper. The entire coverage is searchable and features detailed date and document type options. Both specific articles and entire pages can be displayed and printed in Adobe (PDF) format.  



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Infobase eBooks (Literature) NEW!
  • Unlimited simultaneous use, 24/7
  • Custom bookmarks
  • The ability to print, email, and save pages
  • The ability to link to a specific eBook, chapter, or page
  • 550 Literature titles to choose from


Infome! - English Version 

A collection of Hispanic magazines with full text. Covers business, health, technology, culture, current topics and other subjects.

Informe! (Espanol/Spanish Interface) 

Una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias.

InfoTrac Junior Edition 

Now with over 330 titles, cross searchable with E-Books, this periodical database is designed for students in junior high and middle school with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

InfoTrac Student Edition 

Now with over 1100 titles, cross searchable with E-Books, this periodical database is designed for high-school students with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers, podcasts, and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

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InfoTrac World History Collection 

This collection of journals provides balanced coverage of both the current thought and events in World History, as well as scholarly work being established in the field; useful both to the novice historian and to the advanced academic researcher.

Internet Public Library

The Internet Public Library is a public service organization and a learning/teaching environment founded at the University of Michigan School of Information and hosted by Drexel University's College of Information Science & Technology.



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Has created a high-quality, interdisciplinary archive of scholarship, preserving over one thousand academic journals in both digital and print formats.



Junior Reference Collection 

Junior Reference Collection offers easy access to award-winning content from the acclaimed Gale U*X*L product line. Covering the core curriculum areas, including history, literature, science, social studies, and more, JRC provides a premium selection of reference, primary sources, and multimedia content, including audio and video clips and more than 7,400 photographs. New to the database are popular topic picklists and an integrated national and state curriculum standards search with content correlated to the standards. For Middle Schools only.



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 Kids Search

EBSCO has created a search interface designed specifically for elementary/middle school students according to their needs and search abilities.  Important features and functionality of Kids Search include a completely new, visually appealing look and feel; the ability to search by topic, subtopic, or keywords; simultaneous searching across all subscribed databases; the ability to sort results by relevance, as well as by date; the option of filtering search results by source type; and the ability to add search results, images, or persistent links to searches to the Folder.


Kid's InfoBits 

Kids InfoBits is a database developed especially for beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5. Featuring a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface, the most popular search method is moving from a broad subject to a narrower topic using the subject-based topic tree. The curriculum-related, age appropriate, full-text content is from the best elementary reference sources and magazines. This database covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

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LISTA (Library, Information Science & Technology) 

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) indexes more than 500 core journals, more than 50 priority journals, and 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s.


Literature Resource Center 

Literature Resource Center (LRC) is a comprehensive literary reference database, which provides users with a broad spectrum of reference information from antiquity to the present day. LRC is a comprehensive database that combines information from over 1,000 books and monographs, major literary encyclopedias and reference works, hundreds of literary journals, and unique sources not available anywhere else. LRC contains detailed information on the most studied authors and their works and is an essential resource for public, academic and high school libraries.

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Covering world literature and authors throughout history, LitFinder contains a wealth of literary works including over 150,000 full-text poems and 800,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays. For students or patrons seeking a deeper view into literature, LitFinder also includes secondary materials like biographies, images, and more! From Shakespeare's sonnets to poems by Donald Hall or short stories from Edgar Allan Poe to works by Annie Proulx, LitFinder has you covered. 

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MAS Ultra-School Edition 

MAS Ultra - School Edition provides full text from over 460 periodicals covering general reference, health, science, and other areas. In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for over 520 magazines. Formats Indexed: Journal articles, book reviews, pamphlets, etc.

MasterFILE Premier 

Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,750 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also includes nearly 500 full text reference books, full text from 84,774 biographies, 105,786 full text primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 440,207 photos, maps and flags. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.

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A comprehensive database of biomedical literature produced by the National Library of Medicine. Coverage: 1966 - present. 


Is a free online resource utilizing the Wiki format to make health and medical information available to everyone. The sponsors include Harvard Medical School, Stanford Medical School, the University of Michigan Medical School, and the University of California-Berkeley School of Public Health. Still in its beta version, many of the articles are incomplete, and many topics are not yet covered. The articles cover all aspects of health and medicine: diseases and conditions, drugs, alternative therapies, and health policy issues. Many articles include color illustrations, line drawings, and videos.

Mental Measurements Yearbook 

Includes timely, consumer-oriented test reviews, providing evaluative information to promote and encourage informed test selection.

Middle Search Plus 

Content contains more than 140 full text periodicals, over 400,000 photos, maps and flags, 84,774 full text biographies and 105,786 primary source documents.

Minnesota Reflections

Minnesota Reflections brings you nearly 31,000 images and documents shared by more than 95 cultural heritage organizations across the state. This site offers a broad view of Minnesota's history for researchers, educators, students, and the public. 



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Net Library  see eBooks Collection


NoveList Plus is a comprehensive online readers' advisory tool. Using NoveList Plus, you can 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.  



OCLC Firstsearch

Link directly to the list of available OCLC databases through Firstsearch. 


Union catalog of digital resources. Digital resources including: born-digital texts, audio files, images, movies, and datasets. Collections including: theses, technical reports, research papers, and image collections

Oxford Digital Reference Shelf

Twenty-one titles from Oxford's award-winning scholarly reference collection in History and Culture, and Literature and Language

Oxford English Dictionary 

Is the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language.  It is a guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past.

Worksheet for using OED 

Oxford Music Online 

Includes the full text of: The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians; The New Grove Dictionary of Opera; and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz. Access is also available to the full text of the Oxford Companion to Music and the Oxford Dictionary of Music.

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PapersFirst   (OCLC)

OCLC index of papers presented at conferences worldwide.  Covers every published congress, symposium, conference, exposition, workshop and meeting received by The British Library Document Supply Center.

Periodicals Archive Online 

Is an archive of hundreds of digitized journals published in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

Points of View Reference Center

Points of View Reference Center features a series of full-text essays representing opposing viewpoints on a variety of important issues. Students can use this resource as a guide to debate, developing arguments, writing position papers, and for development of critical thinking skills.

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Primary Search 

Primary Search contains full text for more than 70 popular, elementary school magazines. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator which provides students with easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for kids. Also includes and image collection of 400,972 photos, maps and flags.

ProceedingsFirst   (OCLC)

An OCLC index of worldwide conference proceedings. Covers every published congress, symposium, conference, exposition, workshop and meeting received by The British Library Document Supply Center. Contains in each record a list of the papers presented at each conference.

Professional Collection by Gale

Professional Collection is a custom selection of more than 300 full-text journals for educators that is updated daily and provides 24 hour access from school or home. The Professional Collection offers balanced coverage for any professional educator.

Professional Development Collection 

Professional Development Collection™ provides a highly specialized collection of electronic information especially for professional educators, professional librarians and education researchers. This collection offers information on everything from children's health and development to cutting-edge pedagogical theory and practice.  

Project MUSE 

Offers full text access to current content from prestigious humanities and social sciences journals.

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Includes: Historical Papers: Minneapolis Tribune, Minneapolis Morning Paper,Barron's, Argus Leader, St. Cloud Times, ProQuest Newsstand.
Online information service provides access to thousands of current periodicals and newspapers, many updated daily and containing full-text articles from 1860.  



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Regional Business News 

This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and news wires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. This database is updated on a bi-weekly basis.   



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Salem Literature by Salem Press NEW!

Salem Literature is the online version of Salem Masterplots. A reference book series which summarizes the plots of significant works of literature and films. The MLC Library holds the print version in Reference.

Science Reference Center  

Science Reference Center™ is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content. Designed to meet every student's science research needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources.


Searchasaurus is an exciting and easy way for young researchers to experience online searching. It is an animated interface with a dinosaur theme that encourages students to enhance and develop basic search methodologies. Searchasaurus offers Lexile limiters (reading level), making it easy for students to read and research only appropriately challenging materials.


Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Contains dynamic reference work, maintaining academic standards while evolving and adapting in response to new research.

Student Research Center

Student Research Center - Junior offers easy access to award-winning content based on national curriculum standards. Covering all core curriculum areas, including history, literature, science, social studies, and more. New to the database are Lexile reading levels for periodicals, an integrated national and state curriculum standards search with content correlated to the standards, and popular topic picklists. For Middle Schools only.



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Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia -  10th ed.

Covers emerging technologies affecting genetics, global warming, communications, informatics and nanotechnology.



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Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary Essay File

The Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary online essay file is maintained by the WLS Library. The content here is organized in three main indexes: author, subject, and scripture. Audio and Video content is also included in this resource. 

WorldCat (OCLC)

A list of OCLC databases accessible via FirstSearch. 

World Almanc/Book of Facts  (OCLC)

Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia and four almanacs.

WorldCat Dissertations and Theses  (OCLC)

A database of all dissertations and theses available in WorldCat.  

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