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These resources are made available to you by Billings Public Library. Some may require you to sign in with your library card number.

American Indian History Online
American Indian History Online
Auto Repair Reference Center
Auto Repair Reference Center
Biography Reference Center
Biography Reference Center
Consumer Health Complete
Consumer Health Complete
EBSCO Discovery Service logo
Discover Montana Libraries
EBSCOhost Research Databases
EBSCOhost Research Databases
Explora Secondary Schools logo
Explora Grades 6-12 Research
Teacher Resources
Explora Educator's Edition
Explora Primary Schools logo
Explora Primary
Explora Public Libraries logo
Explora Public Library Search
History Reference Center
History Reference Center with Interface
Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center logo
Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center
Home Improvement Reference Center logo
Home Improvement Reference Center
Kids Search - Middle & Elementary School logo
Kids Search - Middle & Elementary School
Literary Reference Center logo
Literary Reference Center Plus
NoveList  K-8 Plus logo
NoveList K-8 Plus
NoveList Plus logo
NoveList Plus
Points of View logo
Points of View
Science Online
Science Online
Searchasaurus logo
Searchasaurus - Elementary School
Small Engine Repair Reference Center logo
Small Engine Repair Reference Center
Student Research Center logo
Student Research - Middle & High School
Value Line
Value Line
World Almanac Online
World Almanac Online
World Book Online
World Book Online

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The Library is a great place to find reliable information. Locate a book, download an article or other content, or ask a librarian for help. There are many public workstations available, all of which are networked to a public printer. All workstations allow you to email articles to yourself or save them to a USB drive instead of or in addition to printing it out. All of these sources are also available from your home computer as well.

Academic Search Elite
With Academic Search Elite view full text for more than 2,100 scholarly magazines on a wide variety of topics. Nearly 150 journals have PDF images dating back to 1985.

Billings Gazette:  Archived Newspapers
View a selection of archived Billings Gazette newspapers on two sites: 

  1. The Advantage Preservation portal stores digital archives of recent editions starting with January 2013. The collection is expanded at quarterly intervals and includes an assortment of early papers from 1929 to 1970. 
  2. Search the Billings Gazette’s historic newspaper pages from 1899-1909 at Chronicling America on the Library of Congress website.  Chronicling America is a long-term effort to develop an Internet-based, searchable database of U.S. newspapers with descriptive information and select digitization of historic pages.  It is produced by the National Digital Newspaper Program, a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. 

Chronicling America: Historic Montana Newspapers
The Chronicling America project from the Library of Congress features digitized historic Montana newspapers as well as other American newspapers published between 1690-present.

E-Journal Multi-Database Search
Select one or all from among E-Journal Databases, which stores articles from newspapers, magazines and academic journals.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia is also part of Academic Search Elite.

History Reference Center
The History Reference Center includes a comprehensive full text history reference featuring reference books, encyclopedias, non-fiction books from leading history publishers, history periodicals, historical documents, biographies, photos and maps, and hours of historical video.

Language Learning
Planning a trip of a to Greece? Want to brush up your Spanish? Learning English for the first time? Mango Languages has lessons in nine popular languages, and three separate English as a Second Language courses. Start learning today!

Library Catalog
The Library Catalog will help you locate books, movies, audiobooks, or other resources for your use.

Montana Memory Project and Local and Montana History
Billings Public Library is making digital copies of photographs in the Montana Room collection, beginning with photographs of early Billings pioneers, in conjunction with the Montana Memory Project. Take a look!

Master FILE Premier
Use Master FILE Premier to find full text covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues, reference books, primary source documents, and an image collection.

MAS Ultra: School Edition
The MAS Ultra: School Edition is a general reference for high school level readers using full text from popular high school magazines, biographies and primary source documents, reference books, an image collection of photos, maps and flags, color PDFs, and expanded full-text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.

Military & Government Collection
The Military & Government Collection is designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government, full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals, indexing and abstracts for more than 400 journals.

Newspaper Source Plus
On Newspaper Source Plus, there are more than 1,000 full-text newspapers, including comprehensive full text for major newspapers such as The New York Times (from January 1985 to present), Christian Science Monitor, The Times (UK), USA Today, The Washington Post, and others.

Points of View Reference Center
Points of View Reference Center includes reference essays that present multiple sides of current issues, each with a Critical Thinking Guide. Topics covered include: affirmative action, cloning, DNA profiling, separation of church and state, standardized testing, stem cell research, tax cuts, voting machines, and many more.

Research Databases
Use one of our many Research Databases to find information such as magazine articles, auto repair diagrams, practice tests, or medical information.

Use TOPICsearch to view current events and general reference on social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries, and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms including controversial opinions and viewpoints.