Online Resources


Ancestry is a resource for historic documents & information to use in genealogy and family tree research (Ancestry can only be accessed in the library.)

Britannica Academic

Britannica Academic is the combination of Encyclopedia Britannica, Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary & Thesaurus, magazines, periodicals, and other research tools that students need to consult when doing research.

Britannica Library

Britannica Library is a resource for searching or browsing information in encyclopedias, magazines, videos, and web sites. You can explore learning materials, atlases, timelines, and other features at different grade levels.

Britannica School

Britannica School contains reliable information for K-12 students.

Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health Complete contains health information, covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.


EBSCO contains documents and magazine articles that can be useful for research and report writing.

Explora Public Libraries

Explora Public Libraries is an easy-to-use interface that searches thirteen of the most widely used Ebsco resources. It also features browseable categories such as biography, current events, and more.


Gale is comprised of several products, covering a wide variety of subject areas in magazines and periodicals, virtual reference and many other research tools.

Red car

ND Driving Tests contains DMV practice tests for cars, motorcycles, and CDL license and online driving manuals.


Novelist is a great resource for finding information about fictional books, series, read-a-likes, discussion guides, reviews, and more.

Points of View Reference Center

Points of View Reference Center presents the pros and cons of current issues.


Pronounciator allows you to learn any language, in virtually any other language, plus it has ESL for speakers of 50 non-English languages.

Global Newsstream

ProQuest's Global Newsstream consists of many U.S. and world newspaper articles.

rb digital

RB Digital contains e-books and e-audiobooks.

Universal Class

Universal Class is an online educational service that offers over 500 courses.


WorldCat is a database of books owned by libraries in the U.S. and other world countries.


For questions or more information about accessing any of the online databases, please contact the Grand Forks Public Library at (701) 772-8116 ext. 12