The Downtown Library will be closed Sunday, Oct. 17, and Sunday, Oct. 24.

We subscribe to a variety of databases to assist you with research, genealogy, auto repair, and more.  If you are outside of the library, you will need your library card number to log in.


Ancestry: Library Edition

Search the world's largest online family history collection. With 4 billion records available, discovering your family's story is easier than ever. (Currently available from inside our building only)


Gale in Context: Biography

Offers authoritative reference content alongside magazine and journal articles, primary sources, videos, audio podcasts, and images. Covers a vast array of people from historically significant figures to present-day newsmakers. Continuously updated to ensure that students have access to the very latest information. Password is discovery.

Chilton Library

Chilton Library

Obtain vehicle specific information from this robust list of vehicles, including: Repair procedures, Technical service bulletins/recalls, Labor estimation, Vehicle specific maintenance schedules and much more.

Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports

Whether you're looking for information on lawnmowers, appliances, or the latest in digital cameras, has the ratings, reviews, recommendations and buying advice you need. In addition, you can find advice and tips on saving money, home improvement, personal finance, health & wellness, and more.



Creativebug is the number one inspirational resource for DIY, crafters and makers. has thousands of award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. With your library card, you can stream online art & craft classes at home or in the library.



Education Resource Information Center provides access to education literature and resources. ERIC contains more than 1.3 million records and links to more than 323,000 full-text documents from ERIC back to 1966.


Gale Virtual Reference Library

The Gale Virtual Reference Library provides electronic access to reference books in various subject areas. You can search within books or cross search multiple books at once.

Gale General OneFile

General OneFile

A comprehensive general-interest resource providing periodical and news information through an intuitive, state-of-the-art interface. Password is discovery.

Green File Environmental Database


Offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Scholarly, government and general-interest titles include content on climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.

Heritage Quest

A genealogy database to help you research your family history. Search census records, Freedman's Bank and Revolutionary War records, books, articles, and more.


Search articles and titles from JSTOR's Life Sciences and Ecology and Botany Collections.



Kanopy is the best video streaming service for quality, thoughtful entertainment. Find movies, documentaries, foreign films, classic cinema, and independent films that inspire and entertain. Kanopy brings you an ad-free experience that can be enjoyed on your TV, mobile phones, tablets and online. Library users have 5 play credits every month to enjoy the films Kanopy has to offer.



Indexing and abstracts for 725+ periodicals, plus books, research reports, and proceedings. Subject coverage includes: Librarianship, Classification, Cataloging, Bibliometrics, Online information retrieval


Mango Languages

Mango is an online language-learning system that teaches actual conversation skills for over 40 languages including ESL courses. It's so easy to use you'll see incredible results after just one lesson!


Missoulian Index

An index of Missoulian articles, archived here at the Missoula Public Library dating back to 1978, with the help of our wonderful volunteers.


Novelist Plus

NoveList is a database that provides subject heading access, reviews, annotations, and much more for over 135,000 fiction and non-fiction titles. It also includes other content of interest to readers, such as Author Read-alikes, What We're Reading, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, and Annotated Book Lists.


Research in Context

Designed to bridge the gap between the Kids InfoBits resource for elementary school students and the subject-specific Gale In Context family, developed primarily for high school and undergraduate students. Students in grades 6 to 8 will benefit from an interface that delivers a highly visual design combined with the authoritative content and user-focused tool set needed to support middle school assignments and coursework. Password is discovery.


Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature Retrospective 1890-1982

Search more than 3 million articles from some 375 leading magazines! This database uses both historical and updated subject headings to give access to over a century of articles from a contemporaneous perspective.



Search ThomasNet to find manufacturers, distributors and service providers--from Actuators to Zirconium and everything in between. Find 67,000 searchable categories, millions of downloadable CAD drawings 100% relevant and comprehensive industrial results as well as breaking industrial news and information.

Value Line

With Value Line’s investment research platform, you can access financial data, news, and analysis by the experts. The interactive compare and contrast tools help you gain an understanding of potential profit and risks to help you make wise investments for your future. You can access financial insight and expert commentary on the status of the market using Value Line’s investment research platform. Value Line’s proprietary data is curated professionally and includes a plethora of interactive tools to help you compare, contrast, and even bookmark research to access later. Gain access to this, expert research, and so much more. Access Value Line remotely today!

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