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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. Instructions for individual databases are listed below.


3M eBooks 3M e-books
Specifically for children and teens! 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. If you would like compatibility with your Kindle device, please contact kindle-feedback@amazon.com.
Auto Repair Reference Center Auto Repair Reference (funded by LiLI)
Access repair procedures, wiring diagrams, and automobile recall information. It's easy to find information on almost any make of car as far back as 1955. Instructional videos are available, along with troubleshooting guides and tips on repair.
Axis360 eAudio Axis360
A selection of new and classic audiobooks for various ages, available by downloading the Acoustik app on to your tablet or smart phone. Use your library card number to login to Axis 360 to checkout titles, and then create an Acoustik user ID and password to download and enjoy. 
Career Information System CIS (Career Information System)
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.
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.
General OneFile General OneFile
A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.
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 Hoopla
Download and stream movies, TV shows, audiobooks, and music. 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.
Idaho Statesman Historical Archives Idaho Statesman Historical Archive
Access the Idaho Statesman newspaper from 1864 to 1942, and from 1999 to the present. Search and read articles, advertisements, obituaries, and more. 
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.
Muzzy Online MUZZY Online
An 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.
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, establish an Adobe username and password, and check out our newest way to enjoy your favorite authors. Holds on digital materials are available. E-books and e-audio check out for two weeks with no renewals.
Pronunciator Pronunciator
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. 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. 
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 online magazines available for free checkout. You will need to create two accounts: a library collection account to check out magazines and a zinio.com reader account to read checked out magazines via online streaming with a computer or mobile apps. There's also a nice printable document or video to help you get started.

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