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Listing and links of research resources, readers and entertainment resources in various formats, as well as specialized subject resources at your library.
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Ancestry Library Edition Ancestry Library Edition - a broad genealogy collection, and complement to Heritage Quest Online. About Ancestry Library Edition, a Proquest Guide.



    A-Z Available anywhere with Internet & a Library Card

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    A-Z list of library resources & databases to begin your research.

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    Reference Librarians are available to assist with your information and library resource needs.  Telephone Reference is available during open hours at (907) 343-2975, extension 6.   Ask a Librarian  Contact us via email (responses may take up to 72 hours).



    ALNcat - New site, Alaska Library Network version of WorldCat

    ALNcat / WorldCat - sources for interlibrary loans.

    America's News (powered by NewsBank) - 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.

    NEW Video:
    How-to Use
    America’s News:

    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.

    Alaska Digital Library at Download Audiobooks, eBooks & music. Getting Started & Help on Downloadables page.

    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]

    Ancestry. Library Edition. - No Remote Access.

    Auto Repair Reference Center - includes most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles, with more than 37,000 vehicles from 1954 to present.

    Biography Reference Center - more that 461,000 full-text biographies.

      - 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.

    Specialized Business Info Search - Ebsco's specialized search interface for Business Source Premier.

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

    Digital Pipeline home page - resources for Alaskan residents

    Dun & Bradstreet Million Dollar Database - now called Mergent Intellect (Basic) see more below about this powerful database..

    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.

    Freegal - Free music & video downloads. Getting Started & Help on Downloadables page.  

    Gale Virtual Reference Center - Gale Encyclopedia of Law and Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer 

    Heritage Quest - census records, family histories.

    History Reference Center

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


    Listen Alaska (see Alaska Digital Library above).

    Live Homework Help  at -  provides live one-to-one every day  from 12:00pm to 2:00am Alaska Standard Time (from basic math to AP Physics)  - A library of the best video tutorials on the web for learning software, creative, and business skills to achieve personal and professional goals. 

    Mango - Language learning center. YouTube tutorial (approx. 4 minutes).

    Mergent Intellect  (Basic) -  powered by Dun &Bradstreet's Hoover's, Intellect provides access to private and public U.S and international business data, industry news, facts and figures, executive contact information, the ability to access industry profiles and much more.

    Morningstar - comprehensive financial database designed specifically for libraries. It helps patrons with all their investing needs.

    formerly known as NewsBank [Go To America's News or Find-A-Topic ]

    NoveList - find fiction books based on interests and author readalikes.

    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. 

    SLED: A to Z Databases - Statewide Library Electronic Doorway - resources for, about, and by Alaskans.

    Small Business Reference Center - Offers a wide variety of information on small business and entrepreneurial subject areas, common business types, a help and advice section, and provides information on how to create business plans that lead to successful funding.

    Small Engine Repair Reference Center - contains the full set of small engine repair manuals from Clymer


    Testing and Educational Reference Center - 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 quiizes on the books, play learning games, and explore some of your favorite literature in a new way.'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. 


    Value Line -  No Remote Access.  Investment research.

    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.

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      Alaska Talking Book Center

      Although the Anchorage location has closed, Alaska’s Talking Book Center is still available for Alaska residents.

      • This service still provides equipment and audio content free of charge for eligible Alaskans, including shipping both ways.  It’s a great service for those who have difficulty reading print.  Even if your library provides large print and audiobooks, we provide some additional benefits:

        • There’s a huge catalog, including Alaska-related books and magazines

        • With large buttons and a fairly simple interface, these special machines may be easier for people with visual impairments or other physical disabilities to use

      • Applications and general questions should still be directed to the Alaska Talking Book Center. Ongoing service is provided through the Utah State Library for the Blind and Disabled.

      For general questions about talking book services and for prospective patrons to apply for library services, contact us:

      Talking Book Center
      Alaska State Library
      395 Whittier St.
      Juneau, AK 99801
      Phone: 1.907.465.1304 or 1.888.820.4525

      NOTE: The toll free number is shared and may not always be answered quickly, so please use the direct number if you need to reach us quickly:

      Once registered, to request books or magazines, replace broken listening machines, ask reference questions, and get help with digital, BARD, Braille and large print library materials, please contact the Utah State Library Program for the Blind and Disabled:

      Utah State Library Division
      Phone: 1.800.453.4293 


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