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.  An Important Note on Privacy and 3rd Party Vendors

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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.
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.
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.

The Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) Basic Collection consists of official resources from the U.S. Government Publishing Office. Highlights include Ben's Guide (a fun website designed to encourage kids to learn about the Federal Government), GovInfo (a compilation of publications from all three U.S. Government branches), and USA.gov (a subject guide to official Federal Government information on the internet).

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.
GrantSpaceSM, a service of the Foundation Center, offers information and resources that are specifically designed to meet the needs of grantseekers.
We're looking for Boise-based musicians—bands, duos, and solo artists—to help us build our newest collection, Half-Gig Audio. It’ll be entirely digital, and we’ll make it available for streaming to listeners in Boise and beyond. You can submit full albums and individual songs, as well as cover art, bios, and other supporting material. We'll launch the collection in January 2019, and we'll continue to add content as we receive it.

Want more information? BoisePublicLibrary.org/HalfGig

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!
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.
This government website provides information on a variety of topics, including consumer rights, home safety, and identity theft.
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.
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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