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Academic OneFile
Peer-reviewed, full-text articles across all academic disciplines.
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Academic Search Premier
Full-text articles from more than 4,600 journals on all subjects.
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Articles, biographies, and multimedia on science and technology.
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Addictions & Substance Abuse
An encyclopedia with 400 entries on addiction and substance abuse.
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Adolescent Health and Wellness
A comprehensive resource with 483 articles on the most topics concerning adolescents from age 13 to 19. 
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Adult Learning Center
This center offers busy adults the resources to improve their basic skills in reading, writing, and math, prepare for the GED test, or become a U.S. citizen.
Agriculture Collection
Articles covering all aspects agriculture, from practical aspects of farming to new research in horticulture.
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All EBSCOhost databases
Search all of our EBSCOhost databases at once.
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Alt Health Watch
Full-text articles and reports on complementary and alternative medicine.
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Applied Science
An encyclopedia with 313 entries on applied science.
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Search 300 collections of more than 2 million images for use in education.
BBC Learning English
English lessons and resources for ESL students.
Biography and Genealogy Master Index
More than 1,000 volumes and editions full of biographical entries with current and retrospective reference sources. Over 15 million biographies on 5 million people.
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Biography in Context
Contextual information on the world's most influential people.
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Biomes & Ecosystems
An encyclopedia with 552 entries on biomes and ecosystems.
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Book Review Index Online (Full Text)
Comprehensive guide to book reviews including more than 630,000 full text reviews.
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Britannica Online
An encyclopedia, dictionary, thesaurus, and other research tools. 
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Britannica Online Academic Edition
An encyclopedia, dictionary, thesaurus, and other research tools.
Business Collection
Database covering all business disciplines such as accounting, economics, finance, marketing, business theory and practice.
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Business Economics & Theory Collection
Covers topics in economic and related fields with an emphasis on titles in the AEA's EconLit bibliography.
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Business Insights: Global
Company and industry profiles including SWOT reports, market share reports and financial reports as well as company histories, industry essays, case studies and business news for research of global economies.
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Business Source Premier
Full-text articles from more than 2,300 business journals, plus company profiles and reports. 
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Business USA
Business resources and opportunities. 
Cancer, 2nd ed.
From Salem Press. An encyclopedia with more than 900 entries on cancer. 
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Career Center
Prepare for a career exam, explore occupations, and improve your workplace skills. 
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Authoritative auto repair information on the most popular vehicles of the past thirty years, plus specialty models.
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Chronicle of Higher Education
News, information, and job listings aimed at college and university faculty members and administrators. 
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CINAHL Plus with Full Text
Full-text articles from more than 770 nursing and allied health journals. 
College Center
Strengthen your academic skills and prepare for placement tests and graduate school entrance exams. 
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Communications & Mass Media Collection
Articles on all aspects of the field of communications including advertising, public relations, literature and writing and linguistics.
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Community and Family Health Issues
Contains nearly 500 articles that cover a variety of social, mental health, and physical conditions, all of which can have a significant impact on the overall health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities.
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Complementary & Alternative Medicine
An encyclopedia with 783 entries on complementary and alternative medicine.
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Computer Database
Access to business and technical publications in computer, telecommunications and electronic industries. Includes computer-related product introductions, news and reviews.
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Computer Skills Center
Learn the basics of computers, from searching the Internet to using popular programs for word processing, creating spreadsheets and databases, implementing design, and more. 
Consumer Health Complete
Full-text articles, reference ebooks, reports, images, and videos on health and medicine. 
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Contemporary Womens Issues
Current and relevant backfile full texts on topics relevant to women around the world including civil rights, health, education, professional development and entrepreneurship.
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Criminal Justice Collection
Academic journals and magazines on topics of criminal justice, including law enforcement, security and terrorism.
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Culinary Arts Collection
Scholarly works covering all aspects of cooking and nutrition. Includes searchable recipes and restaurant reviews.
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Dakota County Library Catalog
Search for materials from all 10 branches of the Dakota County Library Sytem. 
Dakota County Library Research Tool A to Z
Databases provided by the Dakota County Library. 
DCTC Library 101
An introduction to the DCTC Library's resources and services 
Digital Public Library of America
Over 33 million images, texts, videos and sounds from American history archives.
Diversity Studies Collection
Scholarly journals and magazines that explore cultural differences, contributions and influences on the global community.
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E-Books Minnesota
An online ebook collection for all Minnesotans. 
Earth Science: Earth Materials & Resources
An encyclopedia with 125 entries on Earth's materials and resources.
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Earth Science: Earth's Surface & History
An encyclopedia with 125 entries on Earth's surface and history. 
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Earth Science: Earth's Weather, Water & Atmosphere
An encyclopedia with 125 entries on Earth's weather, water, and atmosphere. 
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Earth Science: Physics & Chemistry of Earth
An encyclopedia with 125 entries on the physics and chemistry of the Earth. 
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EBSCO eBook Collection
More than 201,000 ebooks on all subjects. 
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Educator's Reference Complete
Full-text articles from more than 450 education journals, plus reports and reference sources. 
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Encyclopedia of Energy
An encyclopedia with 600 entries on energy. 
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Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues
An encyclopedia with 772 entries on environmental issues. 
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Encyclopedia of Global Warming
An encyclopedia with 540 entries on global warming. 
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Encyclopedia of Mathematics & Society
An encyclopedia with 490 entries on the impact of mathematics on society.
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Environmental Studies & Policy Collection
Reference sources on environmental issues and policies with perspectives from scientists, policymakers and corporate interests.
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Links to more than 337,000 full-text documents on education. 
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Expanded Academic ASAP
Scholarly journals, magazines and newspapers in subject areas across all disciplines including arts and humanities, social sciences, science and technology.
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Films on Demand
Over 100,000 streaming videos on all subjects. 
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Fine Arts & Music Collection
Scholarly research in areas such as drama, music, art history and filmmaking.
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Gale Access
All of the databases accessible via Gale
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Gale Virtual Reference Library
15 reference ebooks on all subjects. 
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Gardening, Landscape & Horticulture Collection
Journals and magazines on practical aspects and scientific theories of horticulture studies.
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Gender Studies Collection
Scholarly journals and magazines covering topics on gender studies, family and marital issues.
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General OneFile
News, magazines and articles on a variety of general interest and academic topics.
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General Science Collection
Full-text articles from more than 600 science journals. 
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Genetics & Inherited Conditions
An encyclopedia of nonspecialist information about 460 topics concerning genetics.
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Global Issues in Context
International viewpoints on a broad range of global issues.
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Google Scholar
Google Scholar provides a simple way to search for scholarly literature. 
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Citations and abstracts for more than 612,000 records on the environment. 
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GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment/Energy/and Natural Resources)
Physical, social and economic aspects of environmental issues including energy systems, health care, agriculture, climate change, population and economic development.
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Health & Wellness Resource Center
Thousands of full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works and multimedia providing information on a full range of health issues from disease and disorder information to alternative medical practices.
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Health Reference Center Academic
A database for both nursing and allied health students as well as researchers containing medical and professional periodicals, health and fitness magazines, reference books and pamphlets.
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Health Source: Consumer Edition
Full-text articles from more than 80 consumer health magazines, plus reports and reference sources. 
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Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
Full-text articles from nearly 550 medical journals. 
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Historical Encyclopedia of American Business
An encyclopedia with 478 entries on the history of American business. 
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Hospitality, Tourism & Leisure Collection
Database covering cultural and economic aspects of travel and tourism both historic and current.
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Infectious Diseases & Conditions
An encyclopedia with 610 entries on infectious diseases and their prevention. 
Information Science & Library Issues
Database covering topics of information infrastructure, medata architecture, publishing, etc.
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Scholarly journals and magazines in Spanish and Portuguese.
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InfoTrac Newsstand
Full-text, searchable newspaper database.
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Job & Career Accelerator
Powerful tools and expert guidance to help you find a great job. 
Learning Express Library
Tutorials, practice tests, and information to help develop academic and career-related skills. 
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Selective full-text of major law reviews, law journals, specialty law and bar association journals and legal newspapers.
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Library Guides
Library Guides for various subjects and courses taught at DCTC. 
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Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
Full-text articles and reports on libraries and information science.
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Literature Resource Center
Biographical information, overviews, literary criticism and reviews of more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines.
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Access to literary works and authors throughout history. Includes more than 130,000 full-text poems as well as short stories, speeches and plays. Also includes secondary materials like biographies.
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Magill's Medical Guide
An encyclopedia with 1,200 entries on diseases, treatments, anatomy, biology, and medical issues. 
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Mango Languages
Language courses for 72 foreign languages and ESL courses in 19 languages. 
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MasterFILE Premier
Full-text articles and other resources on all general interest subjects. 
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Merriam-Webster Learner's DIctionary
American English dictionary and practice for ESL students.
Merriam-Webster Online
Free online dictionary and thesaurus.
Military and Intelligence Database
Scholarly journals, magazines and reports covering all aspects of past and present military affairs.
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Minnesota Compass
Data on various topics concerning Minnesota communities. 
Minnesota Public Health Data Access
Health and environment data from the Minnesota Department of Health. 
Muslim Journeys
Resources related to the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf collection
Nursing & Allied Health Collection
Coverage of all aspects of the nursing profession including patient care and health care administration.
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An encyclopedia with 300 entries on nutrition. 
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. 
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Physical Therapy & Sports Collection
Articles on fitnes and sports medicine including treatment techniques and experimental research.
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Points of View Reference Center
Full-text articles and other resources on more than 500 current issues and controversial topics.
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Pop Culture Collection
Scholarly journals and magazines analyzing and contributing to popular culture. 
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Professional Collection
Full-text articles from more than 300 journals for educators. 
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Professional Development Collection
Full-text articles from more than 500 education journals.
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ProQuest Global Newsstream
Full-text articles from nearly 1,800 newspapers, newswires, and news sites. 
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Full-text articles from more than 80 psychology journals. 
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Psychology and Behavioral Health
An encyclopedia with 593 entries on psychology and behavioral health.
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Psychology Collection
Academic journals and magazines covering the study of emotions, personality and the human mind.
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Over 29 million citations from MEDLINE, life science journals and online texts for biomedical literature.
Purdue OWL: English as a Second Language
Resources for ESL students and instructors. 
Regional Business News
Full-text articles from more than 80 business publications. 
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Religion & Philosophy Collection
Scholarly journals and magazines covering topics across a wide range of philosophies and religions.
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Salem Press
Search all of our Salem Press reference ebooks at once. 
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Science in Context
Contextual information on hundreds of current science topics.
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Science Reference Center
Full-text articles and reference content in all areas of science. 
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Small Business Collection
Database for both business students and entrepreneurs with insights, tips, strategies and success stories.
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Student Edition
Magazines, newspapers, books and other reference materials for high school students.
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Student Resources in Context
Full-text articles, reference ebooks, primary sources, and multimedia on all subjects. 
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Swank Digital Campus
Streaming movies. 
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Teacher Reference Center
Citations and abstracts for nearly 300 periodicals on education. 
The 50 States
An encyclopedia with entries on each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
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The Reference Shelf
Articles about important topics in modern society. 
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The Value of a Dollar: 1860-2014
Prices of thousands of items from the Civil War to the present. 
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US History Collection
Scholarly journals and magazines covering events in U.S. history.
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US History in Context
Contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, places, topics and events in U.S. History.
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Vocations/Careers & Technical Education Collection
Database with research on vocations, learning institutions and job searching in specialized industry.
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War & Terrorism Collection
Balanced coverage of historic and contemporary topics on war and terrorism.
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World Cat
Search for materials from libraries all over the world. 
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World History Collection
Database covering events and scholarly work in the field of world history.
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World History in Context
Contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in world history.
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World Scholar: Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Portal Subscription
Primary source documents about Latin America and the Caribbean as well as academic journals, news feeds, reference articles, maps and statistics. 
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