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

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


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.

Global Road Warrior

Global Road Warrior provides in-depth cultural and travel information for 175 countries. Information is presented in 28 different categories, including Country overview, Trade & Economy, Culture & Society, Education, Environment, Food, Government, Health & Medical, History, Human Rights, Music, Religion, and Security Briefings.


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.


America’s Historical Newspapers (1690–2000)

  • 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.

American’s News

  • Research diverse perspectives, topics and trends that align with areas of study such as Business, Health, Criminal Justice, Science, Humanities, Political Science and more. Features reliable, credible information from a wide variety of local, regional and national news sources. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.

Black Life in America

  • From the early days of slavery to modern times, people of African descent have had a profound impact on American history. This primary source collection offers an expansive window into centuries of African American history, culture and daily life—as well as the ways the dominant culture has portrayed and perceived people of African descent. The content in this database is sourced from more than 19,000 American and global news sources, including over 400 current and historical Black publications.

St. Paul Pioneer Press Collection

  • Access text files back to 1988 and image files to 2018. Collections run through the current issues.

ProQuest Databases

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

Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press has easy-to-use books covering a vast array of topics. Each book is 250 pages or less and is highly readable. All titles are reviewed by experts in the field and updated regularly.

Videos and Films Collection

Films on Demand Master Career and Tech Ed Provides over 7,000 titles in dozens of subject areas, including careers, guidance/counseling, and technical education.

Academic Video Online (AVON) offers over 80,000 videos on a very wide range of subjects selected for an academic audience. Content includes films, documentaries, and demonstrations.