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Auto Repair

Auto Repair Reference Center

Auto Repair Reference Center contains information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles, with repair information for most vintage makes starting as far back as 1945. Content includes over drawings, wiring diagrams, TSBs and step by step instructions.

Mitchell ProDemand

(In-library use only)

Mitchell ProDemand covers repair and maintenance for most vehicle makes and models since 1974. Includes drawings, wiring diagrams, step by step instructions and more. For further assistance, ask at the reference desk.

Books and Reading

eBooks and eAudiobooks

Please see the Downloads page for more information on downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks.

Literary Reference Center

This comprehensive full-text database provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. It gives students, professors and researchers a foundation of literary reference works to meet their research needs.

NoveList Plus

NoveList is an electronic readers' advisory resource which assists fiction and nonfiction readers in finding new authors and titles. Includes author read-alikes, book discussion guides, reading lists and more.


Encyclopedia Britannica


Ancestry Library Edition

(In-library use only)

Find your ancestors with this genealogy tool. It has unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada and other areas.


Alt HealthWatch

This database focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.

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 and alcohol, fitness, nutrition and dietetics, children's health, men's and women's health, etc.


Morningstar Investment Research Center

World class investing information and portfolio analysis tools. Morningstar Investment Center contains quotes, charts and analysis from the experts and Morningstar.

Value Line Investment Survey

The most trusted name in investment research, Value Line Online offers the same information as the print subscription plus many more stocks, mutual funds and options. The information is laid out in the same intuitive style as the print version.

Language Learning

Mango Languages

Become conversational in any of 60 languages with Mango Languages. A self paced, simple learning environment makes it easy to start learning Spanish, French, German or another language. Mango also contains English courses conducted in 14 different languages. Mango requires Adobe Flash Player and a microphone is preferred.

Rosetta Stone

Using Rosetta Stone's immersion courses based on pictures and voice and requiring no existing knowledge of a language, learn 30 different languages, including English. Rosetta Stone requires a microphone and Adobe Flash Player.

Legal Forms

A collection of legal forms for the US and North Dakota that include rental agreements, small business, living wills and many other legal categories. Most forms require Microsoft Word.

Legal Information Reference Center

General legal advice from the well respected Nolo Guides in addition to legal forms sorted by state and subject as well as magazines and journals dealing with legal issues.

Library Catalogs

ODIN Library Catalog

Search all North Dakota libraries and request that items be sent to Fargo Public Library via Interlibrary Loan.


A catalog of thousands of libraries in the United States and Canada. Searching WorldCat is a good way to find items in nearby libraries such as West Fargo and Moorhead.

Local History

Sanborn Fire Maps

(In-library use only)

View and print the historic Sanborn Fire Maps from 1918-1929 for the state of North Dakota.

Magazines and Newspapers

MasterFile Premier

A magazine and reference collection designed specifically for public libraries. MasterFile contains back issues for over 2,000 popular magazines as well as reference materials, biographies and images.

International Newsstand

Keep informed with full-text access to newspapers and news sources from around the world.


Foundation Directory Online

(In-library use only)

Free access to the Foundation Center's leading resource for funding research. With easy access to over 1,700 grantmaker web sites, you can download grant applications, search the directory of over 88,000 U.S. foundations and corporate donors, learn of up to 900,000 recent grants, and get contact information for more than 400,000 key decision makers.


Academic Search Premier

Academic Search Premier provides full text for nearly 4,700 publications, including full text for more than 3,600 peer-reviewed journals. Coverage spans virtually every area of academic study and offers information dating as far back as 1975.

Expanded Academic ASAP

Expanded Academic is a multidisciplinary database that provides full text for over 3,500 publications, 2,100 of which are peer reviewed.

General Science Collection


Small Business Resources

Business Source Premier

The industry's most used business research database, providing the full text for more than 2,300 journals dating back to 1965. Additional full text content includes market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles and SWOT analyses. 

Reference USA

ReferenceUSA offers verified details on 14 million U.S. businesses and 210 million U.S. residents, making it faster and easier to find new business opportunities, research executives and companies, find news articles, conduct job searches, research papers, locate addresses and phone numbers, conduct market research and much more.

Teachers and Educators

Children's Technology Review

Children's Technology Review is designed to keep parents, teachers and librarians up to date on the latest children's interactive media products. Each monthly issue summarizes approximately 50 new or noteworthy children's products for a variety of platforms. These consist of children's web sites, video games, toys and educational software products.

Professional Collection

Professional Collection is a custom selection of more than 300 full-text journals for professional educators.

Educator's Reference Complete

This comprehensive resource covers multiple levels of education from preschool to college and includes virtually every educational specialty, such as bilingual studies, health, technology and testing. The resource also includes information on issues related to administration, funding and policy in education. Contains more that 1,000 periodicals as well as US Department of Education Reports and multi-media content.


The Education Resource Information Center (ERIC) provides access to educational literature and resources. This is an index of the US Deparment of Education database. More information about this database and its contents are available at the US Department of Education ERIC site.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts

Provides indexing and abstracting for key library and information science journals, books, research reports, and more. Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts indexes nearly 580 core journals, over 50 priority journals, and more than 120 selective journals.

Professional Development Collection

This database provides a highly specialized collection of electronic information especially for educators, professional librarians and education researchers. Professional Development Collection includes full text for high-quality education journals including Booklist, Education, Education Digest, Education Week, Educational Leadership, High School Journal, Journal of Education, Journal of Educational Research, Phi Delta Kappan, Reading Teacher, School Library Journal and more.

Test Preparation and Skill Improvement


Get help from a real person on all types of questions from homework to test preparation to career resources. offers one on one tutoring for all ages on almost any subject using Internet chat and's special online tools. Available from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m., Sunday-Thursday.