Electronic Resources and Research Databases
Meridian Library District subscribes to a number of online databases that can help you find detailed, specific information on a variety of topics, all of which has been collected and vetted by professionals. Whether your interest is academic, vocational, or personal, the following resources will provide a base of knowledge well beyond what simple internet searches can provide. Most databases will require your Meridian Library card for access. Instructions for individual databases are listed below.
America's Newspapers provides articles from back issues of newspapers in Idaho and around the nation. Use your library card number to log on.
Audio Book Cloud allows you to listen to your favorite audio books with just a click of a button. Listen online to audio books in many different categories. Over 1,000 titles available, with more added all the time. Always available, no holds or downloads. Just click and listen in your browser.
CIS (Career Information System) is a tool from the Idaho Department of Labor to help you identify your ideal career, plus the education and training necessary to realize your goals. Click on the GUEST tab above the login window to use CIS.
Gale Virtual Reference offers several reference books on a wide variety of topics that are freely available to you. History, literature, medicine, science, etc. Each reference book is completely searchable and split into individual articles for easy retrieval and printing. Use your library card number to login.
Learning Express Practice Tests (funded by LiLI) is a resource to help you learn new computer skills, study for standardized tests like the ACT or SAT, assist in earning your GED, prepare for Real Estate licensing, and more. Use your library card number as your user name, create a password, and download the LE media player.
LiLI is a collection of shared databases provided by Libraries Linking Idaho. The subjects range from academic, to auto repair, to art, to health--nearly every topic will find some treatment. Log in with your zip code and city to access any database.
MUZZY Online is the award winning language program, hailed by kids, parents, teachers, and librarians world-wide. In eight languages, MUZZY Online is a comprehensive, interactive, and fun way to learn a second language.
NoveList K-8 (funded by LiLI) is just like the adult version of NoveList above, but targeted at younger readers. If your son or daughter wants something good to read, but can't find anything, give NoveList K-8 a try.
OneClickdigital is an eaudio-only service. It has the largest collection of digital audiobooks, including exclusive content from Recorded Books, as well as titles from all major publishers. You'll need to download the OneClick Media Manager, use your library card number as a user ID, then create your own password. Note: OneClickdigital records are listed in our regular online catalog as well as through the OneClickdigital site.
OverDrive is a service that allows you to download eAudio and eBooks to your Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Apple iDevice, or one of several other e-readers or MP3 players. Go to our OverDrive Site, establish an Adobe username and password, and check out our newest way to enjoy your favorite authors.
Pronunciator is the world's largest language-learning service, with 75 languages and 3,750 available courses. Learn how to actually speak a foreign language with the help of pronunciation analysis, virtual coaches, and simulated conversations. For both beginners and advanced learners, kids to adults. Includes interactive ESL for 50 non-English languages, too.
Reference USA is a directory of information about U. S. businesses and publicly-listed residential names and addresses. Use your library card number to log on.
Rocket Languages is the premier language learning tutorial! Meridian Library District cardholders have access to this specialized database that allows users to learn a selection of languages at their own paces. Create your own user account by using your library card number, name, email and creating your own password.
Salem Literature has convenient summaries of works of world literature, including novels, poetry, and plays. Click on the REMOTE ACCESS LOGIN tab, and use the first five numbers of your library card—20075—to log on.
Science in Context Supporting high school curricula and university coursework, Science in Context features authoritative information for assignments and projects, and provides detailed coverage of popular subjects. From earth science and life science, to space, technology, mathematics and science history and biography, this revolutionary, curriculum-oriented online experience is designed to boost achievement for students and researchers. Login with your library card number.
TumbleBookCloud is our middle school AND high school collection which contains over 600 titles! This collection contains a vast array of YA/Teen novels, classics, poetry, short stories, YA/Teen audiobooks, our very popular graphic novels, and world class educational videos from National Geographic.
TumbleBookCloud Junior is a great option for adventurous young readers who wish to go beyond the picture book collection in TumbleBookLibrary! TumbleBookCloud Junior contains early reader chapter books, children's classics, graphic novels, children's audio books, and new National Geographic videos - many of which are paired with our e-books - a perfect complement to support Common Core Curriculum!
Think Through Math Think Through Math's program is an online, supplemental math instruction and tutoring program that provides students with instruction, math problems, access to live certified teachers, and a motivation program with rewards for working on math problems. Ask your librarian about establishing an account to use Think Through Math.