Online Resources A-Z
Academic Search Premier
Academic Search Premier includes scholarly journal articles covering nearly every academic discipline and dating as far back as 1975.
Articles and reports on alternative, holistic and integrated approaches to health care.
Ancestry Library Edition
A popular family history research site, Ancestry allows users to search census records, military records, passenger lists and more. Note: Usually only available to patrons at the library, however, is currently available to patrons from home in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Beanstack is a platform used to track participation in active West Fargo Public Library reading and activity challenges. This platform also features book lists curated by West Fargo Public Library staff.
Britannica Library Edition
Britannica Library Edition provides access to articles and magazines, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, recommended websites, Merriam Webster's Dictionary and Thesaurus, and more.
Britannica School Edition
Britannica School Edition contains up-to-date, age-appropriate resources for K-12 students. This resource includes encyclopedia articles, multimedia, sources, games and other learning resources to support research and reinforce curriculum standards.
This resource provides full-text access to thousands of historical newspapers from across the United States, including over 40 North Dakota newspapers.
Consumer Health Complete
Full-text reports and magazine articles covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream to holistic medicine. Includes pamphlets, images, diagrams, videos and animations.
Explore this resource for expert product ratings and comparisons, user reviews and buying advice. Consumer Reports distributes unbiased product testing, investigative journalism, consumer-oriented research, general public education and consumer advocacy.
Creativebug by JOANN
1,000+ online video classes in painting, knitting, crafting, sewing and more taught by top artists and creative experts. Create an account with your library card and last name (PIN).
Access thousands of images, documents, video and oral histories depicting life on the Northern Plains from the late 1800s to today with Digital Horizons.
Users of DigitalLearn can increase their digital literacy through courses on basic skills, such as using a computer, navigating a web site, and searching.
Gale in Context: High School
This resource offers cross-curricular content aligned to national/state standards and reinforces skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, collaboration, creativity, and innovation. Users can explore topics within business and economics, geography, government, history, literature, science and health, social issues, and more.
Gale in Context: Middle School
Created specifically for middle-schoolers, Gale in Context: Middle School combines the best of Gales reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more. Students will find outstanding support to complete assignments in core subjects including literature, science, social studies, and history.
Gale OneFile: High School
Gale OneFile: High School Edition provides high school students with access to magazines, newspapers, books, and other reference content. The database offers audience-appropriate information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports, and more.
Gale OneFile: News
View U.S. national, regional and local newspapers, as well as leading titles from around the world on Gale OneFile: News. This resource also includes images, radio and TV broadcasts and transcripts.
GCFLearnFree offers tutorials on essential abilities for living and working in the 21st century. Lessons include topics such as using Microsoft Office and email, to improving reading, math and other core skills.
GPO Monthly Catalog
The GPO Monthly Catalog grants users free electronic access to important information from the Federal Government. This resource contains all types of U.S. government documents, including Congressional reports, hearings, debates, and records; judiciary materials; and documents issued by executive departments (Defense, State, Labor, Office of the President, etc.)
Health Source: Consumer Edition
Health Source: Consumer Edition is a rich collection of consumer health information. This resource distributes consumer health magazines, reference books and current health pamphlets.
HeritageQuest provides a comprehensive source for family history research.
Explore, stream and download e-books, audiobooks, comics, music, movies and TV shows on your computer or mobile device. Create an account with your library card to start checking out items.
Kelley Blue Book
Kelley Blue Book reports up-to-date car prices/values for consumers who would like to buy or sell a new or used vehicle.
ELibrary2Go offers e-books, audiobooks and magazines for checkout using your West Fargo Public Library card through the North Dakota Digital Consortium. This resource is also available via the OverDrive mobile app and Libby mobile app. Find help getting started with OverDrive.
Library2Go for Kids (OverDrive)
An arm of the larger Library2Go service, Library2Go for Kids offers picture books, early readers, comics and chapter books, from classics to current titles, using your West Fargo Public Library card through the North Dakota Digital Consortium. Library2Go for Kids allows users to filter collections by age group. Users can choose Juvenile for kid’s fiction and non-fiction and Young Adult for teen fiction and non-fiction.
Explore self-paced lessons in over 70 languages with Mango. This resource prepares learners for realistic conversations and communication. ESL courses in over 20 languages are also available.
MAS Reference eBook Collection
The MAS Reference eBook Collection contains electronic titles covering a broad range of reference subjects for high school students. Topics include biographies, history, careers, language arts, literature, government, health, math, science, current events, and social-emotional health.
MasterFILE Complete offers popular full-text magazines, reference books, and other highly-regarded sources from leading publishers covering virtually every general interest subject area. This resource also includes an extensive collection of photos, maps and flags.
MasterFILE Reference eBook Collection
MasterFILE Reference eBook Collection includes electronic titles covering a broad range of general subjects. Topics include biography, history, careers, cooking, literature, genealogy, health, parenting, personal finance, politics, architecture, science current events, social-emotional health, sports and travel.
PebbleGo is a curricular content hub specifically designed for K-3 students. Packed with informational articles, ready-made activities, and literacy supports for students of all abilities, it boosts engagement and fosters independent learning in core subject areas.
PebbleGo Next is the next step for researchers ready to graduate to more robust database content from PebbleGo. PebbleGo Next covers content appropriate to grades 3-6 curriculum content at a reading level geared to those students.