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Selected EBook & AudioBook Databases

The following databases require proxy authentication to access from off-campus:

ALLData Online: is an automotive database containing automotive diagnostic and repair information.  Access the latest Technical Service Bulletins and print wiring diagrams on 8 1/2" x 11" paper.  Limited printing allowed. NOTE:  This database is only accessible on-campus.  There is no proxy access for this database due to licensing restrictions. Use Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox, may not work with other browsers.

CQ Historic Documents (1972-): "includes approximately one hundred documents covering the most significant events of the year. These documents range from presidential speeches, international agreements, and Supreme Court decisions to U.S. governmental reports, scientific findings, and cultural discussions."

Credo Reference "is a vast, online reference library, providing access to the full text of hundreds of highly regarded and popular titles. And Credo brings the facts alive with images, sound files, animations, videos and much more. Find speedy, simple answers and authoritative, in-depth articles. Credo Reference contains dictionaries, bilingual dictionaries, thesauri, encyclopaedias, quotations and atlases, plus a wide range or subject-specific titles covering everything from accounting to zoology, via maps, math, management, martial arts, media studies, medicine, mountains, moons, music, multimedia, mythology."

Ebrary Academic Complete: is an electronic book collection containing more than 80,000 multidisciplinary titles in full-text format. These books can be searched by author, title, subject or keyword. Books may be read online.  Limited printing allowed. These books can also be accessed through the Library Catalog.

EBSCO ebooks (electronic book collection): is an electronic book collection containing approximately 6,000 multidisciplinary titles in full-text format. These books can be searched by author, title, subject or keyword. Limited printing of pages is allowed. This collection does include numerous Montana history titles.

Encyclopedia Britannica Online: includes the Encyclopædia Britannica and Britannica Concise Encyclopedia.

Gale Virtual Reference Collection:   Books may be read online.  Limited printing allowed.

IEEE Explore Digital Library "is a powerful resource for discovery and access to scientific and technical content published by IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and its publishing partners. IEEE Xplore provides Web access to almost 3-million full-text documents from some of the world's most highly cited publications in electrical engineering, computer science and electronics. The content in IEEE Xplore comprises 151 journals, over 900 conference proceedings, more than 3,400 technical standards, over 400 ebooks and 200 educational courses. Approximately 25,000 new documents are added to IEEE Xplore each month."

LitFinder: "spans history and geography to offer full-text of nearly 150,000 poems, short stories, essays, speeches and plays representing the work of more than 80,000 authors. More than 660 nationalities are represented in this ever-growing database."

MAD CAD (building codes): includes many of the building codes from the Building Officials and Code Administrations International, Inc. (BOCA), Southern Building Code Congress International, Inc. (SBC), International Code Council (ICC), International Conference of Building Officials (UBC), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Council of American Building Officials (CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992). Limited printing allowed.

MSU-Northern Library Catalog: provides access to EBSCO, ebrary and to United States & Montana Governmental ebooks. To limit your search to ebooks only, use the "Books (Electronic)" option. This option is found on the right side of the main search screen in the Catalog Searches box. Governmental ebooks can be downloaded to your computer and printed.

MontanaLibrary2Go offers over 10,000 downloadable popular fiction and nonfiction e-book and audiobook titles. Titles are available for download in multiple formats to accommodate various devices, including MP3 players, tablets, and e-readers.

Safari Books Online: contains full-text Computer Science books published during the current year plus 2 previous years. Books may be read online. Limited printing allowed.

SpringerLink contains full text articles and chapters from journals, books, series, protocols and reference works. This databases includes the following disciplines: Medicine, the Sciences, Technology, and Business. Use the Advanced Search option and de-select the "Include Preview-Only content" to limit your search to full text items.

The following databases do not require authenticated access:

HathiTrust Digital Library ( "is a partnership of major research institutions and libraries working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future." Some materials are full-text and may be downloaded or printed.

International Children’s Digital Library ( “The collection's focus is on identifying materials that help children to understand the world around them and the global society in which they live. The materials in the collection, all presented in the original languages in which they were published, reflect similarities and differences in cultures, societies, interests, and lifestyles of peoples around the world.”  Books may be read online.

Internet Archive ( “includes textsaudiomoving images, and software as well as archived web pages in our collections, and provides specialized services for adaptive reading and information access for the blind and other persons with disabilities.  It’s purposes include offering permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital format.”  This site includes Montana state publications dating from 1874. Books and other items may be downloaded.

ipl2 Online Texts ( includes links to numerous sites with online texts and/or audio books.

Library of Congress Digital Collections ( is "your gateway to a growing treasury of digitized photographs, manuscripts, maps, newspapers, sound recordings, motion pictures, and books, as well as "born digital" materials such as Web sites. The Library of Congress has made digitized versions of collection materials available online since 1994, concentrating on its most rare collections and those unavailable anywhere else."

Montana Memory Project ( "provides access to digital collections and items relating to Montana's cultural heritage and government. In part, these collections and items document the Montana experience. Access is free and open through the Internet. Many of these items are digitized copies of historic material, some items are contemporary. All serve as a resource for education, business, pleasure, and lifelong learning." Images may be downloaded or printed.

PQDT Open ( ) "provides the full text of open access dissertations and theses free of charge. The authors of these dissertations and theses have opted to publish as open access and make their research available for free on the open Web. You can quickly and easily locate dissertations and theses relevant to your discipline, and view the complete text in PDF format."

Project Gutenburg ( is “the first and largest single collection of free electronic books, or eBooks. Michael Hart, founder of Project Gutenberg, invented eBooks in 1971 and continues to inspire the creation of eBooks and related technologies today.”  Many titles are available in multiple formats including EPUB, Kindle, html, and PDF.  Many are also available in MP3 audio format.  This site includes many classic titles.  Books may be downloaded.

Additional Sources :

The Havre-Hill County Library also offers access to the MontanaLibrary2Go ebook and audiobook collections. Apply at the HHCL for a Library Card. Your library barcode will allow you to download books to an MP3 player (MP3 or iPod) or ebook reader (Nook, Kindle, and others). Contact the Havre-Hill County Library for more details.

The HHCL also offers access to the HeritageQuest Online database. This database provides access to "digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records with the digitized version of the popular UMI Genealogy & Local History collection and other valuable content." Access using your HHCL library barcode. Contact the Havre-Hill County Library for more details.


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