Library Databases

Use the library databases on this page to find articles in scholarly journals, magazines, and newpapers.

Database access is limited to Northland students, faculty, and staff. Off-campus access requires logging in with a user name and password. Details appear on the login screen when you select a database to search.

America’s Historical Newspapers

Find news articles covering topics in government, politics, social issues, culture, literature discoveries, inventions and more from hundreds of primary sources. Search using either the timeline or topic search to easily find news and eyewitness accounts and pro/con articles of events, issues and daily life in the colonies or during the Revolutionary War, westward expansion, the Civil War, Reconstruction, industrialization, the Progressive Era, World War I, the Great Depression, Vietnam War, World War II, Civil Rights Movement, Cold War, globalization and other eras. Also included are illustrations, advertisements, classifieds, birth and marriage announcements, obituaries, stories about historic people and other articles exactly as they appeared in print.


Provided by your library, the MINITEX Library Information Network, and State Library Services and School Technology, the Minnesota state library agency, with state appropriations to the Minnesota Office of Higher Education and the Minnesota Department of Education, and federal LSTA funds under the support of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Facts on File

Facts On File is one of America’s leading publishers of print and online reference materials for the school and library market. Known worldwide as "the Information Publisher," Facts On File has been publishing quality reference titles since 1941 and have a list of more than 1,300 titles and spans a multitude of subject areas such as U.S. history, world history, language and literature, science and technology, careers, social issues, and many others. Search a specific Facts on File database by clicking on its name below.


Used by millions for research, teaching, and learning. With more than a thousand academic journals and over 1 million images, letters, and other primary sources, JSTOR is one of the world's most trusted sources for academic content.


MedLinePlus provides access to the National Library of Medicine (NLM), on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, which is the world's largest medical library. The Library collects materials and provides information and research services in all areas of biomedicine and health care.

ProQuest Databases

Search a specific ProQuest database by clicking on its name below.


SIRS Researcher is a general reference database containing thousands of full-text articles exploring social, scientific, health, historic, business, economic, political and global issues.