We subscribe to a variety of databases to assist you with research, genealogy, investing, 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)

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Consumer Reports

Whether you're looking for information on lawnmowers, appliances, or the latest in digital cameras, ConsumerReports.org 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. Creativebug.com 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.

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.

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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.

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Search articles and titles from JSTOR's Life Sciences and Ecology and Botany Collections. To access, go to our catalog and sign in to your library account with library card number / password. Click the link on the bottom right of the page that looks like this:
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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.

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The New York Times

Access New York Times articles from 1851 to today, along with videos, company data and interactive features. Read articles in any Library location or redeem a code for 72-hour remote and app access. Detailed access instructions below.

Go to The New York Times.


Register for a new account, or use your existing NYTimes.com login. In-library users have access from library computers or their own devices connected to library wi-fi.

Go to our catalog and sign in to your library account with library card number / password.


Click the link on the bottom right of the page that looks like this:


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Click “REDEEM”.


Register for a new account, or use your existing NYTimes.com login.


Once you redeem a 72-hr pass, you can sign into the NYTimes app with your login.


When the 72-hr pass expires, you can sign in again to continue access.


The 72-hr pass also gives you access to The New York Times archives, from 1851 to today. Once you’re logged in, use the search function in the top left to find historic articles by topic or date range.  You can also visit the TimesMachine to see PDFs of archived papers.


Please note: Access to NYT Cooking and Crossword is not included in the Library’s subscription.


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.



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.

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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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