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Alaska Digital Library

Download Audiobooks, and eBooks through OverDrive.com. Getting Started & Help on Downloadables page.

Alaska Driving Manuals and Practice Tests

Free practice tests for car, motorcycle and CDL licenses, as well as handbooks and information about getting a permit or driver's license in the state of Alaska.

Alaska Free Legal Answers

Low income individuals may use this website to ask up to 3 questions a year as long as they are not in jail or prison, the question is not related to a criminal charge, and a lawyer is not already helping with this legal problem. Volunteer attorneys will answer questions, but will not make calls or file paperwork, attend meetings, or go to court on behalf of the person asking the questions.

Alaska Polar and Periodical Index (APPI)

A localized index for Alaskan newspapers, magazines, journals and newsletter articles and the polar regions. Citations only. [Date Range: 1890 - Current]

ALNcat

New site, Alaska Library Network version of WorldCat.

ALNcat / WorldCat

Sources for interlibrary loans.

America's News

Find information on topics related to business, current events, the environment, government, politics and more including newspapers, blogs, videos and web-only content featuring the Alaska Dispatch News, Anchorage Daily News, Anchorage Press, Arctic Warrior, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Juneau Empire, Kodiak Daily Mirror, Peninsula Clarion, Seattle Times, USA Today and more (powered by NewsBank). Learn how to use it with this tutorial.

Find A Topic offers access to hundreds of topics organized by category and is included with America’s News. Start by clicking on a category and a topic. Categories include business, education, the environment, health, international issues, jobs and careers, leisure activities (book reviews), people, politics and government, social issues, sports and technology.

NEW Find A Topic Video

America’s News ‘Create a Personal Account’ Video to save your activity—including articles, searches and viewing history—as well as create email alerts.

Anchorage Daily News Collection

Search more than 30 years of Alaska history with The Anchorage Daily News Collection. Coverage from 1985 through current. Explore current and archived issues of The Anchorage Daily News with full-color newspaper pages and individual articles, as well as content only published online.

Ancestry. Library Edition

In Library Access Only. Come in and librarians will show you how-to get started.

Anchorage Genealogical Society

Monthly General Meeting, the 3rd Wednesday of each month, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, BP Energy Center, 900 E. Northern Lights Blvd., Anchorage.

AutoMate

Includes most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles, with more than 37,000 vehicles from 1954 to present.

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Biography Reference Center

more than 461,000 full-text biographies.

BrainPOP

With over 1,000 short animated movies for students in grades K-12, BrainPOP covers science, social studies, English, math, engineering, technology, health, arts, and music.

BrainPOP Español

Las películas animadas de BrainPOP en Español apoyan a maestros y estudiantes de primaria y secundaria de la manera más divertida.

BrainPOP Junior

Animated fun for kids K-3 about science, writing, social studies, health, reading, and math. Each animated movie has leveled quizzes, games, and activities.

Business Info Search - Specialized

Business Source Premier is the industry’s most used business research database, providing full text for more than 2,300 journals, including full text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed titles. Library card required.

BibMe

Free automatic bibliography maker. Build a works cited page in a variety of accepted styles.

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Consumer Health Complete

Health articles for the average person, includes drug index and reports.

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Duolingo

Learn over 30 languages with this free, interactive app.

Digital Public Library of America

Photographs, books, maps, news footage, oral histories, personal letters, museum objects, artwork, government documents--shared by America’s libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions--all free and immediately available in digital format.

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EasyBib

Free automatic bibliography maker. Build a works cited page in a variety of accepted styles.

EBSCO Book Collection

Nonfiction holds 4,200 fulltext nonfiction titles, including biographies.

Ebsco Host

Includes about 30 databases containing citations and full text publications in a variety of subject areas across magazines, newspapers, and journals. And EBSCOhost Mobile for users with mobile devices.

Explora (Grades 6 to 12)

A dedicated, graphically oriented search for EBSCO's health and education related databases geared towards grades 6-12.

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Freegal

Free music & video downloads. Getting Started & Help.

Foundation Directory Online

140,000 in-depth profiles of foundations, corporate giving programs, and grantmaking public charities. Find grants for individuals here. *This resource can only be accessed at the Loussac Library.

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Gale Virtual Reference Center

Gale Encyclopedia of Law and Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer

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Heritage Quest

Login from home or in the library.  Essential collection of genealogical & historical sources.  U.S. Federal Censuses, books, bank records, and more.  Unique primary sources, local & family histories. 

hoopla digital

Stream movies and TV shows, download audiobooks, eBooks, comics and music. 

History Reference Center

A full text history reference database for secondary schools, public libraries, junior/community colleges, and undergraduate research.

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

Detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines, including Bead & Button, Creative Knitting, FineScale Modeler, Quilter's World and many more.

Home Improvement Reference Center

Features pamphlets, articles from leading home improvement magazines, images not found anywhere else online, and videos of popular home repair projects.

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IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library

IMSLP stands for International Music Score Library Project, a wiki-based source for public domain music scores, recordings, and information about musical works. View and print pdfs of scores and parts for classical music that is in the public domain.

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LDS Family History Center

Explore the world’s largest collection of free family trees, genealogy records and resources.  Anchorage Alaska Family History Center, 2501 Maplewood St., Anchorage, AK 99508,  (907) 277-8433.  Notes: Groups by appointment. Seminar classes every 4th Saturday, some exception. 

Learning Express Library

LearningExpress Library® can provides users with easy-to-use interactive tutorials, e-books and test preparation practice for academic skills improvement in reading, writing, math, social studies and science. The career-related information, test preparation for college admissions, professional career licensing and certification, and high school equivalency are only a few of the many learning tools available.

Listen Alaska

Download Audiobooks, and eBooks through OverDrive.com. Getting Started & Help on Downloadables page.

Live Homework Help

at Tutor.com - provides live one-to-one every day from 12:00pm to 2:00am Alaska Standard Time (from basic math to AP Physics)

Lynda.com

A library of the best video tutorials on the web for learning software, creative, and business skills to achieve personal and professional goals.

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Mango

Language Learning Center includes 72 languages taught through interactive lessons and movies. Specialty courses and kids lessons also available. View a Mango app YouTube tutorial (approx. 4 minutes) for more information.

MAS Ultra - School Edition

Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for nearly 500 popular, high school magazines. MAS Ultra – School Edition also provides more than 360 full text reference books, 85,670 biographies, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs and expanded full text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.

Master File

Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals with full-text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.

MedicLatina

MedicLatina is a unique collection of medical research and investigatory journals from renowned Latin American and Spanish publishers. This Spanish language database contains full text for 130 peer-reviewed medical journals in native Spanish.

Medline

MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 5,400 current biomedical journals.

Mergent Intellect

(Basic) - Previously known as Dunn & Bradstreet Million Dollar Database it has over 70 million US private businesses, 3.5 million Canadian private businesses, over 6500 U.S. public companies, complete North American family tree details, over 12 million home based businesses, over 20 million employers in the U.S., over 400,000 employers in Canada, Veterans job search database, over 250 million North America residents, over 30 million businesses, over 245 million global private businesses and global corporate family tree details.

Middle Search Plus

Middle Search Plus provides full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. Middle Search Plus also contains 84,774 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and a School Image Collection of photos, maps and flags

Morningstar

Investment research

Municipality of Anchorage Food Worker Test

All food workers in the Municipality of Anchorage are required to obtain a Food Worker Card within 30 days of hire. Upon successful completion of the course and final exam, you will be able to download and print your Food Worker Card. Your Anchorage Food Worker Card is, valid for 3 years. The online Anchorage Food Worker course and card fee is $10.

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NoveList

Find fiction books based on interests and author readalikes.

NARA National Archives

Alaska Records. The records relocated to the National Archives at Seattle as a result of the closure of the Anchorage facility.  In order to make NARA's Alaska records more broadly available to the public, we are digitizing the most in-demand records. Contact Us: seattle.archives@nara.gov or 206-336-5115

NARA - Resources for Genealogists.

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The Oxford Reference Collection

More than 100 Oxford reference titles with over 50,000 entries on topics from history to physics.

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Points of View

Resources that present multiple sides of an issue.

ProQuest Digital Microfilm

Digitized images of The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal from 2008 to the present. There may be a six week lag time before issues are available. 

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RB Digital

Access popular eBooks and audiobook titles through RB Digital. Download the app for your Apple, Android or Kindle Fire, or use Adobe Digital Editions on your computer to access hundreds of best sellers and beloved classics.

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SLED: A to Z Databases

SLED, the Statewide Library Electronic Doorway, is an easy-to-use website that connects people to high quality Alaska information.

Small Business Reference Center

A comprehensive resource for small business owners and those interested in starting a business, offering full-text periodicals and reports, sample business plans, U.S. tax forms, videos and reference books. It supports small business owners in all relevant areas from planning, financing and managing a business to exit strategies. Users also have the ability to search within specific ‘Business Topics’ and ‘Business Types’ relevant to their needs. 

Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Contains the full set of small engine repair manuals from Clymer for ATVs, generators, boats, snow machines and more.

Sesame Street eBook World

You have access to your favorite Sesame Street characters — Elmo, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, and more! These kid-approved Sesame Street stories are available in eBooks, audiobooks, and interactive books with lots of parent tips to help you encourage early literacy.

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Testing and Educational Reference Center (now Learning Express Library)

Find colleges, graduate schools, career resources, resume building and test preparation materials.

TumbleBooks

These aren’t just eBooks, this is an online learning portal. Read along with picture books, chapter books, graphic novels, and non-fiction. Take interactive quizzes on the books, play learning games, and explore some of your favorite literature in a new way.

Tutor.com's Skills Center Resource Library

Tutors available from 1pm-Midnight Alaska Standard Time, and the 'Career Resource Library' is open 24/7! Links to Alaska open jobs, resume and cover letter templates, interview guidelines and much more for job seekers. For one on one virtual assistance with your job search, click on "Live Homework Help." Under topic, choose "Job Help."

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Value Line

Investment research.

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World Book Encyclopedia

Full access to the World Book Encyclopedia suite of online learning tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, games, eBooks, maps, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related websites.

World Book Video Tutorials

Collection of video tutorials to help familiarize World Book Encyclopedia users with the resources.

WorldCat

Sources for interlibrary loans.