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MELSA purchases the following e-resources for our member libraries. Your metro public library card gives you access to these subscription resources without a fee. 

Support for At Home Learning
Support for At Home Learning

The leading online source for auto repair information for vehicles dating back to 1982.Includes maintenance, diagnostic trouble codes, technical service bulletins, diagrams and more.

Ancestry Library Edition

A comprehensive family history resource containing over 7 billion genealogical records from across the globe, including census records, passenger lists, and vital records.

Biography (Gale in Context)

Gale In Context: Biography is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on the world's most influential people. Biography merges Gale's authoritative reference content with periodicals and multimedia organized into a user-friendly portal experience while allowing users to search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender as well as keyword and full text.


Scholastic BookFlix is an online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. 

cloudLibrary (eBooks & eAudiobooks)
cloudLibrary (eBooks & eAudiobooks)

The cloudLibrary™ app offers library users free and fast access to thousands of titles from more than 300 publishers.

HelpNow (Homework Help)
HelpNow (Homework Help)

HelpNow is a free online tutoring service through your Twin Cities metro public libraries.

Historical New York Times

From ProQuest, the Historical New York Times offers full-text and full-image articles from 1851 – 2005. Every issue of each title includes the complete paper-cover to cover, with full-page and article images in downloadable PDF format.


A real-time online job coaching resource for your resume and job interview.

Literature Resource Center

A resource that includes biographies, bibliographies, and critical analysis of authors from every age and literary discipline.

Thousands of courses and video tutorials taught by recognized industry experts.

Minnesota Newspapers

Provides full-text content of local and regional news from the Duluth News-Tribune (1995-present), Rochester Post-Bulletin (2007-present), St. Paul Pioneer Press (1988-present), and Star Tribune (1986-present). ---In-library access only

Morningstar Investment Research Center

A resource with financial data on more than 30,000 stocks, mutual funds, and ETFs, and buy/sell guidance on more than 1,900 stocks and 2,100 mutual funds.

NoveList Plus

A comprehensive online readers' advisory tool that allows you to 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.

NoveList K-8 Plus

A comprehensive online readers' advisory tool designed especially for elementary and middle school students with fiction and nonfiction titles chosen specifically to support the school curriculum, as well as the pleasure reading needs of students.

RBdigital (eAudiobooks and eMagazines)
RBdigital (eAudiobooks and eMagazines)

Downloadable audiobooks and digital magazines are available at your metro public library on the RBdigital platform.


A database containing directory information for US public and private companies and now includes the Canadian Businesses database.

Transparent Language Online

A language-learning online resource that builds listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills. More than 80 languages are available, as well as ESL for Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese, Korean, Chinese, and Japanese speakers.