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  • A multi-disciplinary, full-text, academic journals database.
  • Comprehensive, a great 1st choice for college-level research

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  • This database contains bibliographic records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library.
  • Coverage dates back to 1970 and includes more than 4.8 million citations.
  • The citations are comprised of journal articles, monographs, theses, patents, software, audiovisual materials, and technical reports related to agriculture.
  • Published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
  • AHFS includes more than a thousand drug information booklets for consumers.
  • Available in English and Spanish.
  • E-Books and Audiobooks.
  • Choose your checkout period, between 7-21 days.
  • No late fees, no need to return digital items to library.
  • E-Books in ePub, PDF and Kindle formats. Audiobooks in MP3 format.
  • Get Mobile Apps and download ebooks and audiobooks on your device!

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  • This Guide created by the Alaska State Library offers a basic list of Alaska related genealogy resources available to researchers.
  • Not intended to be comprehensive in its coverage. Sources listed may be available in other Alaska libraries or through interlibrary loan at your local library.
  • Great resources curated by the Sealaska Heritage Institute.
  • Tlingit and Haida Dictionaries and language learning curriculum.
  • Clan Names, games, interactive bi-lingual picture books, vocabulary tools and more.
  • Weekly Tlingit Language Lesson: 5-minute weekly lessons, audio (mp3) by Marsha Hotch. Produced by KHNS-FM (Haines).
  • Complementary, holistic and integrated? health care and wellness information.
  • Answer questions like: Can I use herbs to treat cancer?
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  • Comprehensive online family history resource.
  • Search over 7 billion genealogical records from across the globe.
  • Now includes the 1940 US Census.
  • Access limited to in-library networks (including WiFi).

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  • Service and repair info for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles, from Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM).
  • Includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls, and more.

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  • This database offers a comprehensive collection of full-text biographies, as well as thousands of unique narrative biographies.
  • Search more than 4,100 popular nonfiction books. The database includes full text entries on core subject areas, as well as information on careers, health, sports, adventure, technology, life skills and more.
  • The more you know, the more you know!
  • Short videos featuring animated characters help introduce new topics and illustrate complex concepts from Science and Technology to music and more!
  • Checkout the new GameUp feature for great educational games.
  • BrainPOP supports individual, team, and whole class learning.
  • To request a password in Alaska, call 1-800-440-2919
  • Where learning gets animated!
  • Same great BrainPop educational content but targeted at K-3 students.
  • BrainPOP supports individual, team, and whole-class learning.
  • To request a password in Alaska,
    call 1-800-440-2919
  • Spanish language animated videos.
  • Features topics on science, social studies, math, engineering & tech, health and arts & music and English and Spanish (differences between languages).
  • General business articles
  • Designed specifically for business schools and libraries, provides information in nearly every area of business including management, economics, finance, accounting, international business, and more.

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  • Complete, current, Code of Ordinances.
  • Gain a better understanding of local government and the laws that regulate your community.
  • The CBJ Reports and Studies Archive is a continually growing database of documents produced by and for the City and Borough of Juneau. The database includes reports going back to before the incorporation of the City and covering 20 different departments, and lists physical locations for where the documents are held, including URLs for electronic documents.
  • City and Borough of Juneau documents and reports.
  • Browse by Department or by report Title.
  • Pre-1960 to current.
  • Computer Source provides coverage of the latest information and current trends in computer science and technology.
  • Includes popular titles like Macworld, PC World and Technology Review.
  • Collected health information from Health Source, Alt HealthWatch, and many others.
  • Designed to support patients' information needs and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics.

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  • E-Books only
  • Selection of academic and technical e-books on topics like philosophy, math, literature, and economics.
  • In order to download ebooks for offline reading, create an account by following the "sign in" link in the upper right corner of the database.
  • For troubleshooting and help, check the user guide here.
  • E-Books only
  • Thousands of e-books including genre fiction, graphic novels, children's books, and popular nonfiction.
  • Non-fiction topics cover technology, health, travel, the popular "Complete Idiot's Guide" series, and more.
  • All e-books can be read online or downloaded for offline reading.  To download, create a free account by following the "sign in" link in the upper right corner of the database.
  • Educational Resource Information Center.
  • Access to education literature.
  • Professional development for educators.
  • For papers and research reports -- check out articles, videos, news, and more.
  • Thousands of topics covering a wide range of subjects including art and music, literature, language arts, geography, history, social studies, world cultures and languages, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health and sports.

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  • Come here first for school projects!
  • Explore animals, arts and music, biographies, geography, language arts, math, science and health, social studies and more!

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  • Fuente Académica offers more than 450 scholarly journals from Latin America, Portugal and Spain.
  • All major subject areas are covered.
  • Updated Weekly
  • For students and adults alike, the Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia database indexes over 25,000 records, covering an array of topics.
  • Full text for each record may be easily accessed by double clicking on the topic from the display.
  • Contains images, brief biographies as well as information in a variety of subject areas.
  • Great reference titles available 24/7.
  • Including, Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, Science of Everyday Things, Encyclopedia of Food and Culture, Gale Encyclopedia of the Unusual and Unexplained.
  • Save, print or use the ReadSpeaker technology (text-to-speech) to have content read aloud or download in MP3 format.

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  • GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment.
  • Topics covered include global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.
  • The database provides abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as full text for more than 4,700 records.
  • Health articles for the average person, includes drug index and reports.
  • Covers topics such as AIDS, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, aging, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children's health, women's health, etc.
  • Nearly 300 full text, consumer health periodicals, including American Fitness, Better Nutrition, Harvard Health Letter, HealthFacts, Men's Health, Muscle & Fitness, Prevention, Vegetarian Times, and more.
  • Access hundreds of full-text,peer-reviewed, scholarly journals focusing on many medical disciplines.
  • Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong, including full text from Creative Nursing, Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, Issues in Mental Health Nursing, Journal of Advanced Nursing, Journal of Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, Journal of Clinical Nursing, Journal of Community Health Nursing, Journal of Nursing Management, Journal of the Society of Pediatric Nurses, Nursing, Nursing Diagnosis, Nursing Ethics, Nursing Forum, Nursing Inquiry, and many more.
  • Discover your unique family history.
  • A wealth of genealogy materials including fulltext e-books (can be downloaded), articles, wills, and records.
  • Of particular interest are records from the Revolution Era Pension & Bounty-Land Warrant Application files and the Freedman's Bank.
  • This database provides full text for 2,000 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers.

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  • For homeowners in do-it-yourself home repair, maintenance, and remodeling projects.
  • Step-by-step instructions for thousands of projects in the areas of plumbing, outdoor, woodworking, electrical, and decorating
  • Additionally, thousands of articles from magazines and reference books provide tips and suggestions to supplement the step-by-step project instructions.

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  • Find thousands of ebooks, audiobooks, graphic novels, music albums, television shows, and movies on Hoopla!
  • Create a free account and choose "Juneau Public Libraries" as your home library to access Hoopla's full content.
  • Many features are available for streaming, or you can use the Hoopla app to download and view content later.
  • Items check out for different lengths of time: 3 days (movies, television), 7 days (music), or 21 days (audiobooks, ebooks, comics).  They are automatically returned after the checkout period - no late fees!

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  • Utilizing a powerful search engine this resource will apply your search across all our electronic resources.
  • Your one stop search tool.
  • Please note that searching all resources takes longer to produce a results list than while searching one resource.
  • Kanopy is an online movie streaming site, offering over 26,000 films to watch online.
  • Kanopy specializes in award-winning documentaries, independent and foreign films, and classic cinema.
  • Make a free account using your library card to watch up to 8 Kanopy films per month from any device, anywhere.
  • Create and browse playlists, edit clips from your favorite films, and rate and discuss films with the Kanopy community.

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  • A free world-class education for anyone anywhere.
  • Students can make use of an extensive video library, interactive challenges, and assessments from any computer with access to the web.
  • Videos cover K-12 math, science topics such as biology, chemistry, and physics, and even reaches into the humanities with playlists on finance and history. Each video is a digestible chunk, approximately 10 minutes long, and especially purposed for viewing on the computer.
  • Search and browse legal forms specific for the state of Alaska, from Adoption to Workers Compensation
  • All forms are printable, and many can be customized or filled out on a computer
  • Look up legal definitions, find local tax forms, and follow links to useful outside sources

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  • LISTA indexes more than 730 journals, plus books, research reports, and proceedings.
  • Subjects include librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online retrieval, information management and more.
  • Coverage extends back as far as the 1960s.
  • An online library of instructional videos and full courses in photography, CAD, animation, coding, web design and much more
  • Includes software instruction for Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, open source software and more

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  • Designed specifically for high schools, this database contains full text for nearly 500 popular, high school magazines.
  • MAS Ultra also provides more than 360 reference books, 85,000 biographies, and over 107,000 primary source documents.
  • The Image Collection includes 510,000 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs and expanded full text backfiles.
  • Covering a broad variety of topics and publications, including Atlantic Monthly, Consumer Reports, National Geographic, and more.
  • 1,700 full-text sources
  • 500 Reference Books
  • Over 500,000 photos
  • MedicLatina is a collection of medical research journals from Latin American and Spanish publishers.
  • This Spanish language database contains 130 peer-reviewed medical journals in native Spanish.
  • Created by the National Library of Medicine to search abstracts from over 4,600 current biomedical journals.
  • Middle Search Plus provides full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines.
  • All articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).
  • Also contains 84,774 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and a School Image Collection of photos, maps and flags.
  • Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government.
  • Provides full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals, and indexing and abstracts for more than 400 titles.
  • You must redeem the code and create a free account the first time you access the site
  • Access all articles, videos, and information published by The New York Times
  • Includes full translations into English, Spanish, and Chinese
  • More than 900 full-text newspapers, providing more than 36 million full-text articles.
  • Includes The Seattle Times, New York Times, USA Today, The Christian Science Monitor, The Washington Post and The Times (London).
  • Full text television & radio news transcripts are provided from CBS News, FOX News, NPR, and more..
  • Newswires provides real-time access to world-wide news from Associated Press, United Press International, PR Newswire, Xinhua, CNN Wire, and Business Wire.
  • End users can immediately access the full text of the web content.
  • The index is held for 30 days, so users can enjoy the previous month of news relating to their interests.
  • This resource can help you decide what to read next, pick books for your book club, and guide your children's reading.
  • NoveList can:
    • Match a Favorite Author.
    • Match a Favorite Title & Find Similar Titles.
    • Explore Fiction.
    • Explore Best Books.

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  • This resource will help you decide what to read next, help engage your younger readers and encourage reading success!
  • Fiction and nonfiction titles for children and teens.
  • Expert reading recommendations from librarians and school media specialists.
  • Connections to curriculum requirements for reading, listening, and writing.
  • Read-alikes for every title, author, and series.
  • Download and enjoy digital titles from the ListenAlaska collection anytime, anywhere with the OverDrive Media Console Mobile App.
  • Mobile supports EPUB eBooks & MP3 Audiobooks.
  • Available for: iOS (iPhone/iPad); Android; Chromebook; Windows 8 & 10; Kindle Fire HD
  • You can also try Overdrive's new simplified ebook app, Libby.
  • More than 100 reference titles (ebooks) and 50,000 entries (articles) from the Oxford Companion series.
  • Interdisciplinary subject area coverage.
  • Includes criticism guides on American, African, English, Classical Irish Literature and more.
  • Covers controversial topics, providing an overview (objective background/description), point (argument) and counterpoint (opposing argument) for each one
  • Offers a Guide to Critical Analysis, which helps the reader evaluate the arguments given on each side of the debate

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  • Primary Search provides full text for more than 70 popular, magazines for elementary school research.
  • All articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles)
  • Coverage dates as far back as 1990.
  • Professional and academic education resources.
  • Full-text journals and reports for professional educators.
  • Full-text articles on psychiatry and psychology.
  • Covers topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods.
  • Search 75 U.S. business journals and newspapers.
  • Emphasis on local and regional business news.
  • Topics coverage includes; world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy.
  • Great or researchers and students of theology and philosophical studies.
  • Easy access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content including full text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias and reference books.
  • Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, technology and wildlife.

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  • A business database for new entrepreneurs, experienced owners, and non-profits.
  • Create a free account to set your goals and track your progress.
  • Take a step-by-step approach to completing your business plan, or choose the activities most relevant to you.
  • Wide variety of information on small business and entrepreneurial subject areas.
  • Including a help and advice section, start-up information and how to create business plans that lead to successful funding.
  • Archived video of lectures from the Faculty at Harvard Business School complete with accompanying slides and notes.
  • Learn how to plan, fund, start, and manage a small business
  • Find articles on popular business topics, business types, and how-to walkthroughs
  • Each topic includes a variety of resources, including news, directories, websites, recommended reading, and more
  • Based on the Clymer small engine repair manuals.
  • These manuals contain thousands of accurate and concise step-by-step maintenance and repair instructions for hundreds of small engine machines and their supporting components.
  • From marine motors and snowmachines to snow-blowers, save yourself money, do it yourself!

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  • Provides information on a broad range of topics, people, places and events.
  • Includes magazine articles, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio, and more
  • Abstracts for more than 270 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators.
  • Real life, real answers.
  • Personal stories from teens.
  • Advice from Dr. Jan, psychologist.
  • Great resource for teens to get confidential info about sexual health, suicide, eating disorders and more difficult topics.
  • Provided by the Statewide Library Electronic Doorway (SLED) of the Alaska State Library.
  • Find colleges, graduate schools, specialty and career programs, and test prep materials.
  • Test prep and practice tests for ACT, SAT, GRE, GMAT, PRAXIS, ASVAB, TOEFL, ASE, U.S. Citizenship and more.
  • Get help with your resume, prepare for an interview and more in the Virtual Career Library section.
  • Contains full text for over 150,961 articles from 475 diverse sources.
  • Sources include international and regional newspapers, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information.

Your first stop for when you get stumped!

  • Live Tutors available seven days a week from 12 PM (noon) to 2am Alaska Time, other resources available 24/7.
  • Covers math, science, social studies and English for all grade levels.
  • Real time paper proof-reading/ editing.
  • Requires Flash on your computer with pop-up blockers turned off.
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  • iOS and Android apps available.
  • ON A COMPUTER: Create a free account (at top of page). Access to Tutor.com doesn?t require login on a computer, but does for the mobile app. An account will let you save favorite tutors, store assignments and review previous tutoring sessions in your Locker.
  • Launch the app on your device and sign in using the account you just created.
  • The same great resource as the print booklets, plus more!
  • Using experts' analysis, data, and tools, Value Line creates a ranking system to evaluate investment options.
  • New data is added weekly, updating 130 stocks and companies.
  • Survey includes 1,700 major companies and 1,800 small and mid-cap companies.

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  • Web News provides near real-time access to thousands of top news feeds from around the globe.
  • This collection includes over 14,000 feeds covering a range of business and general news topics.
  • End users can immediately access the full text of the web content.
  • Can't find it in the Juneau Public Libraries catalog? Try searching the world's libraries!
  • Interlibrary-loan (ILL) service is available free of charge to our patrons and we are often able to borrow items on your behalf from libraries throughout the United States.
  • To request an item, you may call 586-0437 or create an account to submit your own request.
  • More info on our ILL page.

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