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Research Databases and Academic Journals

The information resources below are available to all users on the state network. Not on the state network? Click here to access our resources remotely. (You will need to log in with your library card number. Please click here to request a library card.)

If you are having difficulty connecting to any of the below resources, please email the library for assistance.

Research Databases


Contains detailed information on millions of US, Canadian, and international businesses, as well as residential and consumer data. Includes map-based searching and downloadable data.

Applied Science & Technology Source

Applied Science & Technology Source

Offers full-text and indexed content covering a wide scope of sciences. Topics include aeronautics, energy resources, mineralogy, and robotics. A full coverage list can be found here.



Provides full-text access to independently published research journals focusing on the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences. A full title list can be found here.

Energy and Power Source

Energy & Power Source

Offers full-text and indexed content relevant to professionals in industries such as coal, electric power, natural gas, nuclear power, petroleum, and renewable energy. A full coverage list can be found here.



Focuses on the connections between the environment and other disciplines such as agriculture, health, and technology. A full coverage list can be found here.

Additional Resources

Montana State Library
MSL Catalog

Search the library catalog for government documents, state publications, and professional development books. Items that are located in the MSL Reading Room can be checked out to library cardholders in-person or via phone/email.

Loansome Doc
​Loansome Doc 

Request medical articles via PubMed, a service of the US National Library of Medicine. Please email the Library for registration information.

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Open
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Open

Search for full-text open access dissertations and theses. If the dissertation or thesis you're searching for is not available in PQDT Open, please submit an Interlibrary Loan request to have it ordered.

Safari Tech Books
Safari Tech Books

Explore Montana State Library's rotating collection of online books covering technology, business, and professional development. If you would like to request a specific title, please email the Library.


Digital Library How-Tos

EBSCO Tips & Tricks
Navigating Safari Tech Books
Ordering Loansome Doc Articles