Research & Learning

Our digital collection provides tools and information not readily available anywhere else.  You can access these resources with your Boise Public Library card.  Need personal assistance?  Just ask a librarian.

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Academic Search™ Premier contains indexing and abstracts for more than 8,500 journals, with full text for more than 4,600 of those titles.
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Interested in the latest developments in physics? Through the American Physical Society's Public Access Program, you can now read the latest news in the field.
An informative and fun website designed to encourage kids to learn about the Federal Government. The Government Printing Office has also designed the site to be useful to parents and educators looking for tools to help kids learn more.
Instant and unlimited access to community-created content, local, self-published books, and thousands of other always-available titles.
Business Source® Premier, the industry's most popular business research database, features the full text for more than 2,100 journals. Full text is provided back to 1965, and searchable cited references back to 1998.
ChiltonLibrary supplies a solution for the “do-it-yourselfer” that is easy to use no matter the skill level. Repair, maintenance and specification tables provide critical data on thousands of domestic and imported models of cars and light trucks from 1940 onward. ChiltonLibrary provides quick online access to repair, maintenance and service information on seven decades of the broadest range of vehicles available, including cars, trucks, vans and SUVs.
Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1836-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.
Explore hundreds of careers, Idaho employers, colleges, national and Idaho financial aid opportunities and much more. Take tests to discover your best job or college. Click on the "guest" tab in the green box at the right to get started!
Read about daily life in over 50 time periods and geographic locations around the world.
Learn about the history, the culture and significant events from 1950 through 1990.
Search over 8,000 magazines, journals, newspapers and eBooks covering multiple topics from health to history.
Access eBooks about a variety of topics including coding, careers, health, history and more.
The freedom to learn what you want, when you want, absolutely free! Check out our Everyday Life, Basic Math, and Computer Training today!
Gem State Prospector can help entrepreneurs with business site selection and demographics research for any city or county in Idaho.
GovInfo is a service of the United States Government Publishing Office (GPO). It provides free public access to new and historic publications of all three branches of the Federal Government.
GrantSpaceSM, a service of the Foundation Center, offers information and resources that are specifically designed to meet the needs of grantseekers.
Free permit practice tests for learner drivers. Includes the full text of the Idaho Driver's Manual as well as practice tests for cars and motorcycles
Self-paced practice tests, subject tutorials and full-text ebook study guides for all ages, with learning centers for Elementary, Middle and High School, College & College Prep, Software Tutorials, U.S. Citizenship, GED prep and a variety of job search and workplace skills, including ASVAB, academic, postal service, law enforcement and many other tests.
Find Idaho-specific forms for legal topics from personal to business. Download the form you need for free today!
LiLI provides statewide access to a wide range of digital content. Explore everything LiLI has to offer!
Mango is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian and more. Deliciously simple language learning!
MasterFILE™ Premier contains full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more.
Looking for articles from a specific newspaper or region? Hundreds of newspapers ranging from local to global are searchable here.
Pronunciator offers the largest ESL curriculum on the planet, with courses taught in 57 non-English languages. Plus citizenship prep for the US and Canada.
Where consumers can go to find accurate, complete and concise government information when, where, and how they want and need it to help them make important life decisions.
Coverage 1890 through 1982. Searchable access to more than 100 years of citations (NOT full text) from 523 leading U.S. magazines. A valuable resource for historical research.
Providing the most up-to-date information on topics related to starting a company, operations management, sales, and growing or rescuing a business.
eBooks for Kids! Animated talking picture books - listen, read, and watch. Also includes games and books in variety of foreign languges. The website is accessible in French, Spanish and Chinese.
As the U.S. government's official web portal, USA.gov makes it easy for the public to get U.S. government information and services on the web.
Health resources from the government, from child care and insurance to medications and vaccines.
The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.
A powerful reference tool with encyclopedic, multimedia, e-book, and primary source databases.
Search for local or national library resources using WorldCat.

 

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