Try Our New Search Catalog!

Meridian Library District will be updating our search catalog in the coming months. We want to give you an opportunity to try our new search catalog early and explore new features! Click here to find the same great content on a new platform. Need some help getting used to the new search catalog features? Look for the How Do I? FAQ or ask a staff member to assist you. Happy searching! 

Online Resources

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Access World News

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Powered by NewsBank, explore and stay informed with on local, national, and international topics, people and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues and more. Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources from around the world to around the corner, include local content such as the Idaho Statesman, Idaho Press Tribune, and much more!

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Bright By Text

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IdahoPTV has teamed up with Bright by Text to send free activities, games, and resources right to your cell phone. Messages are targeted to your child’s age and include information on child development, language and early literacy, health and safety, behavioral tips, and more.

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Business Source Premier

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Find content from journals covering all areas of business including marketing, management, accounting, finance, and economics. Includes company profiles with SWOT analyses.

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Chilton Library

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Funded by LiLI

Get the detailed information you need to tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs. Features include unique data, photos, and diagrams for specific vehicles; step-by-step service and repair procedures; a labor estimating tool; and ASE test prep quizzes.

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Consumer Reports

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Funded by LiLI

Search articles related to health, public safety, marketplace economics, and judicial/regulatory actions that affect consumers. This searchable archive includes articles dating back to 1985.

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Digital Learn

Access short format courses and learn to tackle technology at your own pace, whether you are new to computers or just need a bit of a refresher.

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Directory of Open Access Books

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The Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) is a community-driven discovery service of over 68,000 titles that provides access to scholarly, peer-reviewed open access books.

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Directory of Open Access Journals

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The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) is an extensive online directory that provides access to diverse, high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.

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Driving Tests

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Access free practice tests, driver handbooks (cars, motorcycles, commercial vehicles), and answers to common questions from the Idaho Department of Motor Vehicles. Find Idaho Driver's Handbook in English and Spanish.

Try the Vin Decoder to learn about recent recalls and complaints for specific vehicle types and manufacture details. 

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Explora supports all-ages research with content ranging from history, current events, humanities, health sciences, and more. Click "More Details" to explore topics and watch a tutorial.
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Gale Business: Demographics Now

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DemographicsNow connects users with a wealth of highly detailed demographic data on more than 24 million U.S. businesses and 206 million consumers—making it ideal for gaining consumer and market insight. 

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Gale Business: Plan Builder

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Gale Business: Plan Builder is for new entrepreneurs, experienced business owners, and nonprofits. Follow steps to create your business plan, get resources for long-term success, and learn the elements necessary to build your organization.

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Gale eBooks

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Searchable full-text reference books on art, history, literature, business, and more. No app required. Access via your preferred internet browser. Unlimited borrows.

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Gale LegalForms

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Gale welcomes you to the most extensive free forms site available to library patrons. Thousands of legal forms available with more forms being added daily. Official, State Specific, Federal, Business, Personal, Real Estate and General forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues.

Warning: Public users should consult an attorney in their state for serious legal matters.

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Genealogy Resources

Funded by LiLI

Browse resources compiled by LiLI, Libraries Linking Idaho, for genealogy research. Includes links to National Archives, Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation Passenger Search, Idaho State Historical Society, and much more!

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Health and Wellness

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Funded by LiLI

Browse health and wellness resources provided by the Idaho Commission for Libraries. Includes Alt Healthwatch, Consumer Health Complete, Health Source, Medline, and more.

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Hispanic Life in America

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Powered by NewsBank, Hispanic Life in America provides comprehensive coverage of the Hispanic American experience as recorded by news media, from the early 18th century to today. Explore more than 17,000 publications, including 700 Spanish-language newspapers and periodicals. Hispanic Life in America is updated daily with new material.

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History Reference Center

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Full text content of historical documents, biographies of historical figures, photos, maps, video, and other history reference materials.

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