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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 unless otherwise noted.


3M eBooks

3M Cloud Library
eBooks and eAudiobooks for all ages! Download the app for your computer or smart device and use your library card to access the service. Note: The 3M Cloud Library is not currently supported by Amazon, except for the Kindle Fire.  eBooks and eAudiobooks check out for two weeks with no renewals, limit 10 checkouts and holds per card.

Artist Works

Artist Works

With Artist Works, you have access to unlimited art and music instruction videos for instruments, voice, and physical art. Instructional content ranges from introductory to advanced skill sets. Create an account using your Meridian Library District card by clicking the link in the top right corner. If you use Zinio for Libraries, you can access Artist Works with the same login credentials.

BiblioBoard SELF-e BiblioBoard SELF-e and Multimedia Content 
Find the best local and national indie published e-books. Authors can also submit published work for consideration-Idaho authors, please apply!  Includes library curated collections of art, video, writing and multimedia.  
Chilton (Funded by LiLI)
Get the detailed information you need to tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs, including step-by-step service and repair procedures, labor estimating tool, maintenance tables and vacuum and wiring diagrams.
Consumer Reports Consumer Reports (funded by LiLI)
A searchable, online version of Consumer Reports magazine, featuring issues dating as far back as 1985. Log in using your zip code and city of residence.
Gale Virtual Reverence Library Gale Virtual Reference
Reference books on a wide variety of topics that are freely available. History, literature, medicine, science, etc. Each reference book is completely searchable and split into individual articles for easy retrieval and printing.
Heritage Quest Online Heritage Quest
Access genealogical records and historical documents to begin the search for your ancestry. Census information, historical articles, local histories, and more.
Hoopla Digital


Download and stream movies, TV shows, audiobooks, music, small publisher and university press ebooks and comics. You can use Hoopla on your personal computer or laptop, or download the app to your smart phone or tablet.Use your Meridian library card and PIN to authenticate, and then create your account by using your email address and a password you choose.  Limit 10 items per card per month.

Learning Express LIbrary Learning Express Library (funded by LiLI)
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.
LiLI - Libraries Linking Idaho LiLI
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.


Online tutorials, articles and books in the areas of IT, business, software, music and video production and much more.  Access via your Meridian library card number and PIN. 

Newspaper Source Plus Newspaper Source Plus (funded by LiLI)
Search for newspaper articles. Search both current and back issues of newspapers from around the country. News, sports, local issues--anything published is available.
NoveList NoveList (funded by LiLI)
A reader's database that offers book recommendations, discussion guides, author read-alikes, and much more. If you're new to the idea of NoveList, there is a handy site for getting started. You can create your own account and customize your experience, as well as learn how to make full use of this great database.
NoveList K-8 NoveList K-8 (funded by LiLI)
Just like the adult version of NoveList, NoveList K-8 is targeted at younger readers. You can find books based on authors, genres, or any category you can think of. Find the titles of every book in a series or individual books, all complete with plot synopses.
OverDrive eBooks and eAudio OverDrive
Download e-audio and e-books to your Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Apple iDevice, or one of several other e-readers or MP3 players. Go to our OverDrive Site and download the app or read in your browser. Holds on digital materials are available. E-books and e-audio check out for two weeks with no renewals, limit 10 checkouts and holds per card.
Pressbooks Public

Pressbooks Public
Interested in getting your novel, memoir, poetry collection, children's book, and or other written work in eBook and print-ready formats? Pressbooks Public is an easy-to-use online tool that allows you to create professional quality versions of your book in ePUB, MOBI, PDF, and other formats.
Sign up for a free account, or sign in using an existing BiblioBoard account. And check out these video tutorials for tips on using Pressbooks Public.

Pronunciator Pronunciator
The world's largest language-learning service, with 80 languages and 3,750 available courses. Includes moduels for children.  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. Also, get the Pronunciator mobile app!
Reference USA Reference USA
A directory of information about U.S. businesses and publicly-listed residential names and addresses. For training on how to use this resource, please click here.
Tumble Books TumbleBooks (funded by LiLI)
A huge selection of animated storybooks that you can read with your children.
Value Line Value Line Investment Survey
With 130 stocks updated weekly, this resource contains investment research information on over 1,700 larger stocks across ninety industries. 
World Book Encyclopedia World Book Encyclopedia (funded by LiLI)
The online version of the print encyclopedia that contains every article from the print edition plus multimedia content.
Zinio eMagazines Zinio Online Magazines
We now have a growing selection of over 100 online magazines available for free checkout. Create your account after registering with your Meridian Library card. Unlimited checkouts.