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Atla Religion Database
Capstone Projects
Chicago Manual of Style Online 17th Edition
Mental Measurements Yearbook
MUS2201 Intro to Fine Arts Research Guide
Oxford English Dictionary
Oxford Music Online
The SBL Handbook of Style
Theology Resources
Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary Digital Library

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Journal articles, many academic/peer-reviewed, on a variety of subjects.

Articles and other information on complementary, holistic, and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.

Magazines, journals, and newspapers from the 17th-19th centuries.

Magazines, journals, and newspapers from the 17th-19th centuries.

Magazines, journals, and newspapers from the 17th-19th centuries.

Magazines, journals, and newspapers from the 17th-19th centuries.

Magazines, journals, and newspapers from the 17th-19th centuries.

Journal articles from applied science and computing disciplines.

Articles from religious journals.  Includes several confessional Lutheran publications.

Research starters and background information from a trusted academic encyclopedia.

Business research database with articles from all disciplines of business.

Ebooks on history topics.

Manual for proper use of the Chicago Manual of Style.

Book reviews and other info about children's literature. Includes lesson plans and teaching guides.

Articles on mainstream medicine and complementary, holistic, and integrated medicine.

Ebooks on a broad range of general health topics, including diseases such as cancer and diabetes; weight management and exercise; allergies; senior care; social-emotional health; developmental disorders; and natural health.

Articles from scientific and scholarly journals.

Single search of many MLC library databases. A good place to begin your research.

Ebooks on a wide variety of subjects for readers of all ages featuring content from Minnesota independent publishers.

Ebooks on a variety of topics.

Articles on education topics.

Subject encyclopedias and other sources for research.

Journal articles, primary sources, images, video, and more for middle and high school students.

Age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and more for middle-school students on subjects including literature, science, social studies, and history.

Points to author and title listings from over 130 print literature products, including several owned by the MLC library.

Biographical information, overviews, literary criticism, and reviews on nearly 150,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.

Articles on the relationship between human beings and the environment from scholarly and general interest publications. 

Public-domain ebooks.

Articles from health magazines.

Articles from medical journals.

Ebooks on various topics.

Ebooks and other resources.  Must register (free) to borrow items.

Academic journal articles on history and humanities subjects.

Popular high school magazines and reference books covering subjects such as art, history, sports, and music.

Ebooks on a broad range of general reference subjects for high school students such as biography, history, careers, language arts, literature, government, health, math, science, current events, and social-emotional health.

Ebooks on a broad range of general reference subjects including biography, history, careers, cooking, literature, genealogy, health, parenting, personal finance, politics, architecture, science, current events, social-emotional health, sports, and travel.

Ebooks on a broad range of general reference subjects including biography, history, careers, cooking, literature, genealogy, health, parenting, personal finance, politics, architecture, science, current events, social-emotional health, sports, and travel.

Test reviews providing evaluative information to promote and encourage informed test selection.

Articles, biographies, primary-source items, and more, intended for middle-school students.

Ebooks on a broad range of general reference subjects for middle school students. Topics include social studies, math, history, language arts, technology, geography, culture, and science.

Searchable scans of historical Minnesota newspapers from around the state.

Search tips and other information for Intro to Fine Arts.

Cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 U.S. & international newspapers and selective full text for 389 regional newspapers plus television & radio news transcripts.

Ebooks and articles on theology topics.

Historic and contemporary dissertations and theses.

Reference articles that range from clear, concise definitions of musical ideas and terms to extended surveys of musical forms and styles, with specialist coverage of virtually every musical subject.

Broad coverage of a wide range of musical categories spanning many eras, including composers, librettists, singers, orchestras, important ballets and operas, and musical instruments and their history.

Guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past.

In-depth, high-level articles by scholars. Includes thorough introductions to topics.

  • The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians
  • The New Grove Dictionary of Opera
  • The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz
  • The Oxford Companion to Music
  • The Oxford Dictionary of Music

Ebooks on History, Culture, Literature, and Language.

Curricular content specifically designed for K-5 students. Modules include Animals and Biographies in the PebbleGo (K-3) tab, and States and American Indian History in the PebbleGo Next (3-5) tab. Informational articles, ready-made activities, and literacy support including read-along audio and word-by-word highlighting.

Provides a balance of materials from all viewpoints with main essays, leading political magazines from all sides of the political spectrum, newspapers, radio, and television news transcripts, primary source documents, and reference books.

Open-access ebooks relating to the development of theology and philosophy during the Reformation and Post-Reformation/Early Modern Era (late 15th-18th c.).

Popular elementary school magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for kids, and an image collection of photos, maps, and flags.

Reference ebooks on a broad range of subjects for primary school students. Topics include social studies, history, language arts, geography, culture, math, and science.

Articles for educators, librarians, and education researchers. Offers information on everything from children’s health and development to cutting-edge pedagogical theory and practice.

U.S. Newsstream, Dissertations & Theses, Scholarly Journals, and more.

Business journals, newspapers, and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

Summarizes the plots of significant works of literature and films.

Full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources.

Ebook titles covering Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

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

List of statewide library databases that can be accessed by library cardholders in those states. May be useful for online or out-of-state users for additional research options, or for teachers in K-12 schools in those states.

  • Archived Seminary Resources
  • Audio files
  • Audio files of selected essays
  • Essay File
  • Collection of Historical Essays
  • Gemeindeblatt
  • Graduate Photos
  • Senior Theses
  • The Northwestern Lutheran
    • Archived Issues of The Northwestern Lutheran Starting in 1914
  • Theologische Quartalschrift
  • Wisconsin Lutheran Synod Proceedings

Daily, online publication and resource for foreign policy professionals and readers with a serious interest in international politics and foreign affairs.

Business

Business research database with articles from all disciplines of business.

Business journals, newspapers, and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

Capstone Projects (MLC Graduate Studies)

Capstone projects from the MLC Graduate Studies program.

Ebooks

Ebooks on history topics.

Ebooks on a broad range of general health topics, including diseases such as cancer and diabetes; weight management and exercise; allergies; senior care; social-emotional health; developmental disorders; and natural health.

Ebooks on a wide variety of subjects for readers of all ages featuring content from Minnesota independent publishers.

Ebooks on a variety of topics.

Subject encyclopedias and other sources for research.

Public-domain ebooks.

Ebooks on various topics.

Ebooks and other resources.  Must register (free) to borrow items.

Ebooks on a broad range of general reference subjects for high school students such as biography, history, careers, language arts, literature, government, health, math, science, current events, and social-emotional health.

Ebooks on a broad range of general reference subjects including biography, history, careers, cooking, literature, genealogy, health, parenting, personal finance, politics, architecture, science, current events, social-emotional health, sports, and travel.

Ebooks on a broad range of general reference subjects for middle school students. Topics include social studies, math, history, language arts, technology, geography, culture, and science.

Ebooks and articles on theology topics.

Ebooks on History, Culture, Literature, and Language.

Reference ebooks on a broad range of subjects for primary school students. Topics include social studies, history, language arts, geography, culture, math, and science.

Full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources.

Ebook titles covering Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

Education

Capstone projects from the MLC Graduate Studies program.

Book reviews and other info about children's literature. Includes lesson plans and teaching guides.

Articles on education topics.

Test reviews providing evaluative information to promote and encourage informed test selection.

Articles for educators, librarians, and education researchers. Offers information on everything from children’s health and development to cutting-edge pedagogical theory and practice.

Encyclopedias & Dictionaries

Research starters and background information from a trusted academic encyclopedia.

Broad coverage of a wide range of musical categories spanning many eras, including composers, librettists, singers, orchestras, important ballets and operas, and musical instruments and their history.

Guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past.

Full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources.

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

General Research

Journal articles, many academic/peer-reviewed, on a variety of subjects.

Research starters and background information from a trusted academic encyclopedia.

Manual for proper use of the Chicago Manual of Style.

Articles from scientific and scholarly journals.

Single search of many MLC library databases. A good place to begin your research.

Ebooks on a wide variety of subjects for readers of all ages featuring content from Minnesota independent publishers.

Ebooks on a variety of topics.

Subject encyclopedias and other sources for research.

Journal articles, primary sources, images, video, and more for middle and high school students.

Public-domain ebooks.

Ebooks on various topics.

Ebooks and other resources.  Must register (free) to borrow items.

Academic journal articles on history and humanities subjects.

Ebooks on a broad range of general reference subjects for high school students such as biography, history, careers, language arts, literature, government, health, math, science, current events, and social-emotional health.

Ebooks on a broad range of general reference subjects including biography, history, careers, cooking, literature, genealogy, health, parenting, personal finance, politics, architecture, science, current events, social-emotional health, sports, and travel.

Searchable scans of historical Minnesota newspapers from around the state.

Historic and contemporary dissertations and theses.

In-depth, high-level articles by scholars. Includes thorough introductions to topics.

Provides a balance of materials from all viewpoints with main essays, leading political magazines from all sides of the political spectrum, newspapers, radio, and television news transcripts, primary source documents, and reference books.

Articles for educators, librarians, and education researchers. Offers information on everything from children’s health and development to cutting-edge pedagogical theory and practice.

U.S. Newsstream, Dissertations & Theses, Scholarly Journals, and more.

Business journals, newspapers, and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

List of statewide library databases that can be accessed by library cardholders in those states. May be useful for online or out-of-state users for additional research options, or for teachers in K-12 schools in those states.

Daily, online publication and resource for foreign policy professionals and readers with a serious interest in international politics and foreign affairs.

Health/Medicine

Articles and other information on complementary, holistic, and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.

Articles on mainstream medicine and complementary, holistic, and integrated medicine.

Ebooks on a broad range of general health topics, including diseases such as cancer and diabetes; weight management and exercise; allergies; senior care; social-emotional health; developmental disorders; and natural health.

Articles from health magazines.

Articles from medical journals.

History

Magazines, journals, and newspapers from the 17th-19th centuries.

Magazines, journals, and newspapers from the 17th-19th centuries.

Magazines, journals, and newspapers from the 17th-19th centuries.

Magazines, journals, and newspapers from the 17th-19th centuries.

Magazines, journals, and newspapers from the 17th-19th centuries.

Ebooks on history topics.

Academic journal articles on history and humanities subjects.

Summarizes the plots of significant works of literature and films.

K-12

Ebooks on a wide variety of subjects for readers of all ages featuring content from Minnesota independent publishers.

Journal articles, primary sources, images, video, and more for middle and high school students.

Age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and more for middle-school students on subjects including literature, science, social studies, and history.

Popular high school magazines and reference books covering subjects such as art, history, sports, and music.

Ebooks on a broad range of general reference subjects for high school students such as biography, history, careers, language arts, literature, government, health, math, science, current events, and social-emotional health.

Articles, biographies, primary-source items, and more, intended for middle-school students.

Ebooks on a broad range of general reference subjects for middle school students. Topics include social studies, math, history, language arts, technology, geography, culture, and science.

Curricular content specifically designed for K-5 students. Modules include Animals and Biographies in the PebbleGo (K-3) tab, and States and American Indian History in the PebbleGo Next (3-5) tab. Informational articles, ready-made activities, and literacy support including read-along audio and word-by-word highlighting.

Provides a balance of materials from all viewpoints with main essays, leading political magazines from all sides of the political spectrum, newspapers, radio, and television news transcripts, primary source documents, and reference books.

Popular elementary school magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for kids, and an image collection of photos, maps, and flags.

Reference ebooks on a broad range of subjects for primary school students. Topics include social studies, history, language arts, geography, culture, math, and science.

Literature

Points to author and title listings from over 130 print literature products, including several owned by the MLC library.

Biographical information, overviews, literary criticism, and reviews on nearly 150,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.

Summarizes the plots of significant works of literature and films.

Music

Search tips and other information for Intro to Fine Arts.

Reference articles that range from clear, concise definitions of musical ideas and terms to extended surveys of musical forms and styles, with specialist coverage of virtually every musical subject.

Broad coverage of a wide range of musical categories spanning many eras, including composers, librettists, singers, orchestras, important ballets and operas, and musical instruments and their history.

  • The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians
  • The New Grove Dictionary of Opera
  • The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz
  • The Oxford Companion to Music
  • The Oxford Dictionary of Music
Newspapers

Searchable scans of historical Minnesota newspapers from around the state.

Cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 U.S. & international newspapers and selective full text for 389 regional newspapers plus television & radio news transcripts.

U.S. Newsstream, Dissertations & Theses, Scholarly Journals, and more.

Open Access

Articles from scientific and scholarly journals.

Ebooks and articles on theology topics.

Open-access ebooks relating to the development of theology and philosophy during the Reformation and Post-Reformation/Early Modern Era (late 15th-18th c.).

Religion

Articles from religious journals.  Includes several confessional Lutheran publications.

Ebooks and articles on theology topics.

Open-access ebooks relating to the development of theology and philosophy during the Reformation and Post-Reformation/Early Modern Era (late 15th-18th c.).

Links to free resources curated and organized by general topic. Includes resources from the WELS, ELS, and LCMS, as well as other groups and individuals.

  • Archived Seminary Resources
  • Audio files
  • Audio files of selected essays
  • Essay File
  • Collection of Historical Essays
  • Gemeindeblatt
  • Graduate Photos
  • Senior Theses
  • The Northwestern Lutheran
    • Archived Issues of The Northwestern Lutheran Starting in 1914
  • Theologische Quartalschrift
  • Wisconsin Lutheran Synod Proceedings
Science

Journal articles from applied science and computing disciplines.

Articles on the relationship between human beings and the environment from scholarly and general interest publications. 

Full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources.

Ebook titles covering Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.