Chilton - Quick online access to repair, maintenance, and service information for hundreds of cars, trucks, vans and SUVs on the road today.
Downloadables--eBooks, audiobooks, magazines
Ancestry Library - Includes the United States census; military, court, land, probate, marriage, and church records; passenger lists; and more. Available at library computers only.
HeritageQuest Online - Includes the United States census, digitized family and local history books, PERiodical Source Index (PERSI) of genealogy and local history periodicals, Revolutionary War and Freedman's Bank (African Americans) records, and more.
Newspaper Archive - Access newspaper articles from throughout the United States and the world, with a focus on historical newspapers for research and genealogy. All are full page and fully searchable. The Austin Daily Herald is covered from 1896 to 1977. Available at library computers only.
Investing & Insurance Ratings
Value Line Research Center - Access Value Line's leading publications covering standard and expanded editions' stocks, mutual funds, daily options, and convertible securities as well as special situation stocks. Includes company news, educational programs, and market updates.
Financial Ratings Series (Weiss/TheStreet Ratings) - Provides performance ratings for ETFS and mutual funds, and evaluates the financial strength of life, health, annuity, property, and casualty insurance companies.
AskMN - An online service for information and research help available to all Minnesota residents and students 24/7.
Biography Resource Center - Includes biographical information on thousands of people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas.
ELM - Electronic Library for Minnesota. Search ELM for magazine, newspaper, and journal articles, ebooks, and information from reference sources.
Grolier Online - Access to Grolier databases, including Amazing Animals of the World, America the Beautiful, Lands and Peoples, La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre, and The New Book of Popular Science; plus dictionaries, international news, and more.
How-to Index - Locate magazine articles containing how-to information, instructions, plans, suggestions, and tips on how to solve and prevent problems, construct projects, pursue an art, craft, hobby, etc. Click on Introduction for searching tips and Union List for magazines covered. Begin a search by clicking on Search the HTDI Index.
Little Pim - Offered through Mango Languages, Little Pim is an easy-to-use and fun language learning tool designed for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. Ten languages are available, including Spanish, French, and English/ESL.
Live Homework Help - Get free help online from real tutors. One-on-one help with math, science, social studies, and English for grades 4 through college introductory classes. Logon password for home access: homework. Available daily 3-11 p.m., in English and Spanish.
Mango Languages - Online language-learning system that teaches actual conversation skills for a wide variety of languages.
Price it! Antiques & Collectibles - Provides pricing information for collectors, amateurs, and antique professionals. Use for estimating insurance, estate values, and pricing art. Data drawn from online auctions (eBay), online retail (GoAntiques), and dozens of auction houses.
Small Engine Repair - Provides assistance for tune-ups, brake service, extensive engine repair, and transmission disassembly for ATVs, commercial mowers, farm tractors, generators, motorcycles, boats, outdoor power equipment, personal watercraft/jet skis, snowblowers, snowmobiles, and more. Contains more than 25 years of an engine model.
Magazine & Newspaper Articles
EBSCO - Full text or citations for popular magazines and scholarly journals in all subject areas. Includes reference books, book reviews, biographies, primary source documents, and images.
InfoTrac - Magazines and reference sources for K-12 students, educators, librarians, and also a Spanish language collection.
ProQuest - Full text for the Star Tribune, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Barron's, USA Today, and hundreds of other newspapers.
Regional Newspapers - Search for articles in the Austin Daily Herald and other newspapers in the region (click on the About tab for coverage).