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MPL subscribes to a variety of databases to assist you with research, genealogy, auto and small engine repair, and more.  If you are outside of the building, you will need your library card number to log in.

Ancestry Library Edition logoAncestry
Search the world's largest online family history collection. With 4 billion records available, discovering your family's story is easier than ever.
Biography In Context
Offers authoritative reference content alongside magazine and journal articles, primary sources, videos, audio podcasts, and images. Covering a vast array of people from historically significant figures to present-day newsmakers, it’s continuously updated to ensure that students have access to the very latest information. Password is discovery
Thematically paired fiction and nonfiction titles are designed to bridge learning-to-read and reading-to-learn. Animated classic storybooks introduce early learners to the delights of reading while sparking curiosity, creating a natural springboard into the paired nonfiction text for deeper discovery.
Chilton Library
The Chilton Library application allows you to browse through a robust list of vehicles in order to obtain vehicle specific information including:
  • Repair Procedures
  • Technical Service Bulletins/Recalls
  • Labor Estimation
  • Vehicle specific Maintenance schedules and much more.
Consumer Reports logoConsumerReports.org
Whether you're looking for information on lawnmowers, groceries, or the latest in digital cameras, ConsumerReports.org has the rating, reviews, recommendations and buying advice you need.  In addition, you can find advice and tips on saving money, home improvement, personal finance, health and wellness, and more.
CreativebugCreativebug logo
Creativebug is the number one inspirational resource for DIY, crafters and makers. Creativebug.com has thousands of award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. With your library card, you can stream online art & craft classes at home or in the library. 
ERIC database logoERIC
Education Resource Information Center, provides access to education literature and resources. ERIC contains more than 1.3 million records and links to more than 323,000 full-text documents from ERIC back to 1966.
FlipsterFlipster logo
Flipster is a next-generation digital magazine distribution service where users can access their favorite magazines from a variety of publishers through their local libraries via a web browser or a custom app made specifically for iPads, Android tablets and Kindle Fire tablets, and download magazines to read offline, anytime, anywhere.
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Gale in Context: Elementary
The perfect educational product for today's young learners. It's a content-rich, authoritative, easy-to-use resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics. It features a new, modern, graphical interface and improved navigation based on feedback from both our existing customers and student users. The design helps kids explore the product and gain comfort with database searching. Log in with your library card number.
Gale In Context: Middle School
Designed to bridge the gap between the Gale in Context: Elementary resource for elementary school students and the subject-specific Gale In Context family, developed primarily for high school and undergraduate students.
Students in grades 6 to 8 will benefit from an interface that delivers the highly visual design and navigation preferred by younger users combined with the authoritative content and user-focused tool set needed to support middle school assignments and coursework. Log in with your library card number.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
The Gale Virtual Reference Library provides electronic access to reference books in various subject areas.  You can search within books or cross search multiple books at once.  Keep an eye on this growing collection as we add new titles!
General OneFile
A comprehensive general-interest resource providing periodical and news information through an intuitive, state-of-the-art interface. Password is discovery
GreenFile logoGreenFILE
Offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Scholarly, government and general-interest titles include content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and local/national governments, and what can be done at each level to minimize these effects. Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.
Heritage Quest logoHeritage Quest
A genealogy database to help you research your family history. Search census records, Freedman's Bank and Revolutionary War records, books, articles, and more.
Search articles and titles from JSTOR's Life Sciences and Ecology and Botany Collections
Indexing and abstracts for 725+ periodicals, plus books, research reports, and proceedings. Subject coverage includes: librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, and more
mango languages logoMango Languages
Mango is an online language-learning system that teaches actual conversation skills for over 40 languages including ESL courses. It's so easy to use you'll see incredible results after just one lesson!
eyeglasses on open bookMissoulian Index
An index of Missoulian articles, archived here at the Missoula Public Library dating back to 1978, with the help of our wonderful volunteers.
Morningstar logoMorningstar
Morningstar.com Library Edition helps you make smart investment decisions. Find a stock or fund to meet your needs, research current or prospective holdings, or see how your investments fit together.  Login using library card number.
NoveList Plus logoNovelist Plus
NoveList is a database that provides subject heading access, reviews, annotations, and much more for over 135,000 fiction and non-fiction titles. It also includes other content of interest to readers, such as Author Read-alikes, What We're Reading, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, and Annotated Book Lists.
Novelist Plus K-8 logoNovelist K-8 Plus
NoveList K-8 allows you to discover the fiction and non-fiction titles that are popular with young readers as well as titles to use in your classroom. The NoveList Learning Center provides a complete introduction to the product and shows you how to use NoveList to meet the reading needs of your students. You can access the Learning Center by clicking on its link in the left hand column of your screen.
Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature Retrospective 1890-1982
Search more than 3 million articles from some 375 leading magazines!  This database uses both historical and updated subject headings to give access to over a century of articles from a contemporaneous perspective.
ThomasNet logoThomas Register ThomasNet
Search ThomasNet to find manufacturers, distributors and service providers--from Actuators to Zirconium and everything in between.  Find 67,000 searchable categories, millions of downloadable CAD drawings 100% relevant and comprehensive industrial results as well as breaking industrial news and information.
stacked three ring bindersVital Record Index
An index to newspaper articles indicating a life event such as births, deaths, etc. from Montana newspapers. For a full listing of the events indexed see the exact search screen in the database. This index currently contains records from the Missoulian and the Missoula Republic with records going back to the early 1890s. Coverage is incomplete with records being added on an ongoing basis. For more information contact the Reference Desk.