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Available Databases

Most of the databases will prompt you to log in if you are off-campus. Your login is the barcode from the back of your student photo ID and your password is your last name. If you do not have a student photo ID (which has your barcode on the back), e-mail Library Staff with your student e-mail address for your system-assigned barcode. We will then send an e-mail with your barcode to your student e-mail.

Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)
The world's largest academic multi-disciplinary database, Academic Search Premier provides full text for nearly 4,700 publications, including full text for more than 3,600 peer-reviewed journals. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles. This database is updated on a daily basis via EBSCOhost.

Access to Archival Databases
Access to over 85 million historic electronic records created by more than 30 agencies of the U.S. federal government and from collections of donated historical materials.

African Journal Online (abstracts only - no full articles)
AJOL is a database of journals published in Africa, covering the full range of academic disciplines. The journals selected for inclusion on AJOL are:

  • Scholarly in content, and contain original research (in addition to other content)
  • Their content is peer reviewed and quality controlled
  • They are published within the African continent.

AGRICOLA (AGRICultural OnLine Access)
The U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library has books and articles online related to agriculture.

AIDSinfo, a service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, offers information on HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention, and research.

ALLDATA (This database is only available on campus.)
ALLDATA provides OE automotive repair information, wiring diagrams, latest Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs), Recalls, comprehensive trouble codes, vehicle specifications, component locations and more.

The Middle East Virtual Library (MENALIB) is an information portal for Middle East and Islamic Studies. It provides access to online information and to digital records of printed and other offline media and thus supports the concept of a hybrid library for Middle East and Islamic Studies.

Alt HealthWatch (EBSCO)
This database focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It offers libraries full text articles for more than 180 international, and often peer-reviewed journals and reports. In addition, there are hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research and book excerpts. Alt HealthWatch provides in-depth coverage across the full spectrum of subject areas covered by complementary and alternative medicine. This database features indexing and abstracts going back as far as 1984, and full text going back as far as 1990

American Memory
Library of Congress’s American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity. These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America, serving the public as a resource for education and lifelong learning.

American Verse Project
The Project is assembling an electronic archive of volumes of American poetry prior to 1920.

BioMed Central
BioMed Central's portfolio of over 130 journals includes general titles such as Journal of Biology alongside specialist journals (e.g. BMC Bioinformatics, Malaria Journal) that focus on particular disciplines . All the research published by BioMed Central's journals is open access, but BioMed Central also provides access to various additional products and services that require a subscription. For example, certain BioMed Central journals such as Genome Biology publish commissioned review content available only to subscribers.

Business Source Premier (EBSCO)
This is the industry's most used business research database, providing the full text for nearly 8,200 serials. Business Source Premier provides full text back to 1965 and searchable cited references back as far as 1998. Coverage includes virtually all subject areas related to business. This database is updated on a daily basis via EBSCOhost.

CINAHL Complete is the world’s most comprehensive source of full-text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 1,300 journals indexed in CINAHL. This authoritative file contains full text for many of the most used journals in the CINAHL index, with no embargo. CINAHL Complete is the definitive research tool for all areas of nursing & allied health literature and supports nursing and allied health professionals, students, educators and researchers. Includes evidence-based care sheets.

Civil Engineering Database (CEDB)
The Civil Engineering Database (CEDB) is designed to provide easy bibliographic access to all ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) publications. The database covers all the journals, conference proceedings, books, standards, manuals, magazines, and newspapers. Journal papers with abstracts go back to 1970. Non-abstract journal records go back to 1958. The book records are complete dating back to the early 1900s. The database is constantly expanded and enriched.

Consumer Health Complete (EBSCO)
Consumer Health Complete is a comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support patients' information needs and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. Consumer Health Complete provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. In addition, Consumer Health Complete includes the Clinical Reference System and the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which provides access to up-to-date, concise and clinically relevant drug monographs. The database is updated on a weekly basis.

CPANDA (Cultural Policy & the Arts National Data Archive)
CPANDA, the Cultural Policy & the Arts National Data Archive, is the world's first interactive digital archive of policy-relevant data on the arts and cultural policy in the United States. A collaborative effort of Princeton University's Firestone Library and the Princeton Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies, CPANDA is funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts (

CQ Researcher
The award-winning CQ Researcher explores a single "hot" issue in the news in depth each week. Topics range from social and teen issues to environment, health, education and science & technology. There are 44 reports produced each year including four expanded reports. Every 12,000-word report is written by an experienced journalist and features comments from experts, lawmakers and citizens on all sides of every issue. Numerous charts, graphs and sidebar articles - plus a pro-con feature, a chronology, lengthy bibliographies and a list of contacts - round out each report. The CQ Researcher Web site offers online access to issues dating back to October 25, 1991. Adobe PDF files are available for full issues dating back to January 1996; for issues published since January 2001, Adobe PDF files are in color.

Credo Reference
Credo 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. Search results also have links to results from all of Saint Paul College Library’s other major databases and Google Scholar.

Directory of Open Access Journals
The Directory of Open Access Journals covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. It aims to cover all subjects and languages. There are now 2411 journals in the directory. Currently 708 journals are searchable at article level. As of 10/12/2006, 119608 articles are included in the DOAJ service.

Discovering Collection (Gale)
Gale's Discovering Collection is a comprehensive database that includes the content of their Discovering, Exploring, Worldmark, and UXL series—four of their most popular CD-ROM collections. The two thousand biographies of noteworthy individuals, many with color or black-and-white photographs, comprise just a small section of this large product. Like Biography Reference Bank, a more detailed search screen allows users to identify biographies by ethnicity. Since all of this database's content is original, all of it is full text. The biographies are clearly written and easily understandable.

eBook Collection (EBSCO)
Search and view the full text of eBooks.

Ebooks Minnesota
READ LOCAL! Ebooks Minnesota is an online ebook collection for all Minnesotans. The collection covers a wide variety of subjects for readers of all ages, and features content from our state's independent publishers, including some of our best literature and nonfiction. A joint project of Minitex and the Minnesota Department of Education, State Library Services.

EBSCOhost (all databases)
Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts, MasterFILE, MegaFILE, PsycARTICLES, Regional Business News.

Education Open Access journals
Open access journals in the field of education. Includes only links to electronic journals that are scholarly, peer-reviewed, full text and accessible without cost.

Educator's Reference Complete (Gale)
This collection of more than 1,100 periodicals and 200 reports is a great resource for any educator -- from the school teacher and administrator to those studying in the field at the collegiate and graduate level. Educator's Reference Complete is the perfect complement for any library that utilizes the ERIC database, because it provides full-text results for nearly half of the journal titles found in ERIC. This database covers multiple levels of education from preschool to college, and every educational specialty -- such as technology, bilingual education, health education, and testing. Educator's Reference Complete also focuses on issues in administration, funding and policy.

ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) (EBSCO)
ERIC provides free access to more than 1.2 million bibliographic records of journal articles and other education-related materials and, if available, includes links to full text. ERIC is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences (IES).

Expanded Academic ASAP (Gale)
Expanded Academic ASAP is comprised of more than 3,500 indexed and full-text titles — of which 2,100 are peer-reviewed — in all disciplines with more than 20 years of backfile coverage and an intuitive interface that expedites successful searches. It offers balanced coverage on a wide-range of topics including social sciences, humanities, education, science and technology.

Film Literature Index
The Film Literature Index (FLI) annually indexes 150 film and television periodicals from 30 countries cover-to-cover and 200 other periodicals selectively for articles on film and television. The periodicals range from the scholarly to the popular. More than 2,000 subject headings provide detailed analysis of the articles.

Films on Demand
Films On Demand combines Films Media Group’s newest videos with many of its best-selling programs to provide you with an up-to-date, cross-curricular academic digital library. Films are in Flash Video streams with Windows Media and QuickTime also available for most titles. The collection is customized for Saint Paul College, so videos cover everything from nursing, math, automotive, culinary, to liberal arts and more!

Free Medical Journals
The Free Medical Journals Site was created to promote the free availability of full text medical journals on the Internet. It contains 1460+ journals sorted by specialty and title, and you can also sign up to receive free e-mail updates for new articles.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (EBSCO)
This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

Gale (all databases)
Discovering Collection, Expanded Academic ASAP, Educator's Reference Complete, General Science Collection, Informe! - English version, Informe! - Spanish version, Junior Edition, Junior Reference Collection, Kid's Edition - K12, Kids InfoBits, Professional Collection, Student Edition, Student Resource Center - Gold.

General Science Collection (Gale)
Over 1.6 million (and counting) science-oriented articles and books from the Gale collection of databases.

Health Source - Consumer Edition (EBSCO)
This database is the richest collection of consumer health information available to libraries worldwide, providing information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Health Source: Consumer Edition provides access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition (EBSCO)
This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition also features the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.

HighWire Press life science articles
A division of the Stanford University Libraries, HighWire Press hosts the largest repository of free, full-text, life science peer-reviewed content, with 997 journals and 1,444,714 free, full-text articles online. With our partner publishers we produce 71 of the 200 most-frequently-cited journals.

¡Informe Academico (Gale)
Informe was created exclusively for Spanish-speaking users, providing indexing, images, and full-text of popular Hispanic magazines - not just translations. Also included is a thesaurus and interface that are uniquely designed for Spanish-speaking users.

International Monetary Fund publications
The International Monetary Fund is an organization of 184 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty. The site contains searchable statistics, papers, and other documents.

Junior Reference Collection (Gale)
Junior Reference Collection offers easy access to award-winning content from the acclaimed Gale U*X*L product line. Covering the core curriculum areas, including history, literature, science, social studies, and more, JRC provides a premium selection of reference, primary sources, and multimedia content, including audio and video clips and more than 7,400 photographs. New to the database are popular topic picklists and an integrated national and state curriculum standards search with content correlated to the standards.


Library Catalog
A newer version of our library catalog, designed for users who are more familiar with Google, and with additional features.


Literature Resource Center (Gale)
Literature Resource Center is your most current, comprehensive, and reliable online resource for research on literary topics, authors, and their works. Its coverage includes all genres and disciplines, all time periods, and all regions of the world.

  • Full-text scholarly articles from more than 360 academic journals and literary magazines—the majority peer-reviewed—as well as excerpts from scholarly monographs, literary correspondence and diaries. (After your search, select the Literature Criticism tab.)
  • Reviews of books of all sorts, from children's literature to adult fiction, from popular non-fiction to scholarly studies. (After your search, select the Reviews and News tab.
  • Substantive biographical essays on more than 130,000 authors, providing insights into life and times, works, and critical reception. (After your search, select the Biographies tab.)
  • Full text of thousands of poems and short stories published in contemporary journals and magazines. (After your search, select the Primary Sources/Literary Works tab.
  • Overview essays on thousands of books and literary topics. (After your search, select the Topic and Work Overviews tab.)
  • Links to editorially selected websites on authors and their works, as well as pictures of well-known authors and audio interviews and reviews. (After your search, select the Multimedia tab.)

New and updated material is added daily. For a complete list of journals, magazines, and reference book materials included in Literature Resource Center, see What's in Literature Resource Center.

Making of America
Making of America (MoA) is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. The collection currently contains approximately 9,500 books and 50,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints.

MAS Ultra - School Edition (EBSCO)
Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for nearly 500 popular, high school magazines. MAS Ultra – School Edition also provides more than 360 full text reference books, 85,670 biographies, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs and expanded full text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.

MasterFile Premier (EBSCO)
Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for more than 1,700 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also includes nearly 500 full text reference books, 84,774 biographies, 100,554 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 202,164 photos, maps and flags.

Medline Plus
MedlinePlus will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Preformulated MEDLINE searches are included in MedlinePlus and give easy access to medical journal articles. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.

MegaFile (EBSCO)
EBSCO MegaFILE is a multi-disciplinary database providing full text for nearly 12,000 total publications and indexing & abstracting for more than 16,000 publications. Coverage spans every area of academic study and general interest subject area and offers information dating as far back as the 1800s. In addition, the database contains more than 84,000 biographies, 86,000 primary source documents, 10,000 company profiles and an image collection of more than 107,000 photos, maps and flags. MegaFILE is comprised of EBSCO’s Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, MasterFILE Premier and Regional Business News databases.

Minnesota History
The site for the Minnesota Historical Society searchable articles and collections pertaining to all aspects of Minnesota history. Minnesota History Magazine Index (search here, then find the issue in our stacks). This is a searchable index to Minnesota History Magazine, and all issues older than 5 years are full-text. Find what issue your subject is in, and then find that issue in our library.

Minnesota Reflections
Minnesota Reflections brings you over 10,000 images and documents shared by over sixty cultural heritage organizations across the state. This site offers a broad view of Minnesota's history for researchers, educators, students, and the public.

Mitchell ProDemand (accessible only on campus)
Mitchell ProDemand has automobile technical repair information, wiring diagrams, a labor and parts time estimator, technical service bulletins, maintenance schedules, and a quote generator.

The Minnesota Library Information Network (MnLINK) is a statewide virtual library that electronically links you to Minnesota's rich library resources. MnLINK has the entire Minnesota state catalog, as well as numerous databases. Click on “Search the MnLINK Gateway” on the left of the screen when you reach the site.

MN Video Vault
The MN Video Vault is a project of Twin Cities Public Television. The Vault contains hundreds of programs from the tpt archives: classic interviews and performances from Nighttimes Variety, Newsnight Minnesota and Almanac as well as a broad cross-section of tpt documentaries. Also included are current tpt productions, as well as programs from other regional public television stations. And soon, the MN Video Vault will feature new web-only tpt productions.

NIH RePORTER (Computer Retrieval of Information on Scientific Projects)
NIH RePORTER is a biomedical database system containing information on research projects and programs supported by the Department of Health and Human Services. Most of the research falls within the broad category of extramural projects, grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements conducted primarily by universities, hospitals, and other research institutions; and funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other government agencies.

NLM Gateway
The National Library of Medicine Gateway is a Web-based system that lets users search simultaneously in multiple retrieval systems at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM). It allows users of NLM services to initiate searches from one Web interface, providing "one-stop searching" for many of NLM's information resources or databases. It is being developed by the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications (LHNCBC) at the National Library of Medicine (NLM), a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Click here for a full listing of resources searchable under NLM.

OCLC WorldCat
Enables you to search for material in libraries all over the world. A cooperative database of bibliographic records contributed by libraries, making it the world's largest, most complete, and most consulted library union catalog. To make interlibrary loans on anything you see in WorldCat you must use MNLink

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center (Gale)
Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center is the premier full-text resource covering today’s hottest social issues, from Terrorism to Endangered Species, Stem Cell Research to Gun Control. Drawing on acclaimed series published by Greenhaven Press and other Gale imprints, Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center brings together all the information that’s needed to fully understand an issue: pro and con viewpoint articles, reference articles that provide context, full-text magazines, academic journals, and newspapers, primary source documents, government and organizational statistics, multimedia, including images and podcasts, links to hand-selected web sites, and more!

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center helps to develop critical thinking and information literacy skills by assisting students with researching, analyzing, and organizing various types of data for research assignments, persuasive essays, and debates. It features Lexile reading levels for its periodicals as well as an integrated national and state curriculum standards search with content correlated to high school and middle school social studies and science standards.

Professional Collection (Gale)
Full text periodicals for the Professional Development Collection.

Project Gutenberg
Project Gutenberg is the first and largest single collection of free electronic books, or eBooks. They are complete books, freely available to read online, and fully searchable.

ProQuest Newspapers
Full text of 300+ U.S. and international news sources. Includes coverage of 150+ major U.S. and international newspapers such as The New York Times and the Times of London, plus hundreds of other news sources and news wires.

PsycArticles (EBSCO)
PsycARTICLES™ is a database of full-text articles from journals published by the American Psychological Association, the APA Educational Publishing Foundation, the Canadian Psychological Association, and Hogrefe & Huber. The database includes all material from the print journals with the exception of ads and editorial board lists.

PubMed comprises more than 24 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

RCSB Protein Data Bank
The RCSB (Research Collaboratory for Structural Bioinformatics) PDB provides a variety of tools and resources for studying the structures of biological macromolecules and their relationships to sequence, function, and disease. The RCSB is a member of the wwPDB (WorldWide Protein Databank) whose mission is to ensure that the PDB archive remains an international resource with uniform data. This site offers tools for browsing, searching, and reporting that utilize the data resulting from ongoing efforts to create a more consistent and comprehensive archive.

Regional Business News (EBSCO)
This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. This database is updated on a daily basis.

Science Reference Center (EBSCO)
Science Reference Center is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content. This database contains full text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, etc. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.

Student Resource Center - Gold (Gale)
Student Resource Center - Gold offers easy access to award-winning content based on national curriculum standards. Covering all core curriculum areas, including history, literature, science, social studies, and more, SRC - Gold provides a premium selection of reference material, more than 1,100 full-text periodicals and newspapers, primary sources, creative works, and multimedia, including hours of video and audio clips and podcasts. Premier reference content includes the American Journey Series, American Decades, Career Information Center and the SRC Health Module. New to the database are Lexile reading levels for periodicals, an integrated national and state curriculum standards search with content correlated to the standards, and popular topic picklists.

TEAS Practice Tests and Study E-Book
Access to twelve TEAS practice tests and eBook. Offered through Minitex’s ELM Job & Career Accelerator on their website LearningExpress Library. You will need to register for free as a new user or sign in to your account at LearningExpress Library. Choose “Library Card” and enter the numbers listed under the barcode from the back of your student photo ID to start the registration. Leave “Minitex” as your library. After you register, you can access the Nursing School Practice Entrance Tests.

TOXNET®, a collection of toxicology and environmental health databases that includes the Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB®), a database of potentially hazardous chemicals, TOXLINE® (containing references to the world's toxicology literature), and ChemIDplus (a chemical dictionary and structure database). TOXMAP ( is a web site that uses maps of the United States to show the amount and location of certain toxic chemicals released into the environment. WISER ( is a PDA application designed to assist first responders in hazardous material incidents. Haz-Map® ( links jobs and hazardous tasks with occupational diseases and their symptoms. SIS also produces DIRLINE® (, a directory of organizations and other resources in health and biomedicine and Health Hotlines®(, a database of health-related organizations operating toll-free telephone services.

United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization documents and publications. UNESCO deploys its action in the fields of Education, Natural Sciences, Social and Human Sciences, Culture, Communication and Information.

UniProt (Universal Protein Resource)
UniProt (Universal Protein Resource) is the world's most comprehensive catalog of information on proteins. It is a central repository of protein sequence and function created by joining the information contained in Swiss-Prot, TrEMBL, and PIR. UniProt is comprised of three components, each optimized for different uses. The UniProt Knowledgebase (UniProtKB) is the central access point for extensive curated protein information, including function, classification, and cross-reference. The UniProt Reference Clusters (UniRef) databases combine closely related sequences into a single record to speed searches. The UniProt Archive (UniParc) is a comprehensive repository, reflecting the history of all protein sequences. The sequences and information in UniProt are accessible via text search, BLAST similarity search, and FTP.

WDI (World Development Indicators) Data Query
World Development Indicators (WDI) publication is the World Bank's premier annual compilation of data about development. The WDI includes more than 900 indicators in over 80 tables organized in 6 sections: World View, People, Environment, Economy, States and Markets, and Global Links.

World Bank documents
Documents & Reports, previously known as World Development Sources (WDS) contains more than 27,000 World Bank documents. Browsing or searching provides access to the documents in both text and downloadable .pdf format. Most documents are also available in depository libraries around the world. You can browse through the documents by country, type, or sector. The types of documents you will find include:

  • Analytical & Advisory Work: These provide in-depth background, strategic priorities, and direction for lending activities.
  • Project Documents: When a loan is made, various documents are released to the public according to the stage in the project cycle.
  • Publications & Research: Formal publications, working papers & informal series are provided here from departments around the Bank.