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-Big Sky Libraries

Research Databases NEW! is currently providing access to Library members without having to be in the Library, using the Library catalogue. You will be prompted to  login to your Library account upon clicking the Ancestry Library Edition link and will then be redirected to the home page of the catalogue. (We recommend logging in with your Library membership details first for seamless access). This special access has been granted temporarily, until further notice. Access the Library catalogue here.

Ancestry® Library Edition delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more from countries all over the world. To access, visit your nearest Big Sky Libraries branch and book a computer, or connect to the free WiFi, to start searching. (Currently offering at-home use – see the information provided, above).

Haynes Manuals NEW!

Haynes Manuals AllAccess is a library of manuals covering a vast range of car and motorcycle makes and models, with up-to-date content including common repairs, routine maintenance and servicing procedures. Login using your Big Sky Libraries membership number.

Search across all of the following databases by using the search box above, or select your preferred database from the list below.

For full text articles search across magazines and journals via EBSCO databases, or to browse EBSCO databases magazines and journals by discipline use Publication Finder

Academic Search Premier

Scholarly collection of information covering a range of academic subject fields. With full text for more than 2,100 journals. View Website

Australia/New Zealand Points of View Reference Centre

A range of essays presenting multiple perspectives of a current issue. Provides overview, point, counterpoint, and critical thinking guide. View Website

Australia/NZ Reference Centre:

Australian and NZ specific magazines, newspapers, newswires and reference books included to create a large collection of regional full text content. Examples of titles offered  include: The Australian, The Herald Sun, The Daily Telegraph, The Courier Mail, Australia & World Affairs, Australia Country Report, Australian Geographic, Family Matters, Management, Marketing Bulletin, Time Australia, and many others. View Website

Consumer Health Complete

A great sources of full text information on a diverse range of health related subject areas. Included are links to diet, cancer, and health assessment sites as well as government databases. Material contained in this Resource Center is intended for informational purposes only. View Website

EBSCO eBooks Public Library Collection 

This collection offers full text titles with unlimited access designed specifically for public libraries. Featuring fiction and nonfiction titles for adults and juveniles as well as containing a wide range of subjects and topics to meet patron’s research and recreational needs. View Website


GreenFILE indexes scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports. This resource offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the environment.  View Website

History Reference Center 

History Reference Center offers full text from more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, cover to cover full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals, nearly 57,000 historical documents, more than 78,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 113,000 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video. View Website

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center 

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center provides comprehensive full text content for many of the most popular hobbies, crafts and recreation activities today. Including full text for more than 500 magazines and books, as well as access to 333 videos and 144 hobby reports, this database offers detailed “how-to” instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby-enthusiast. The database features extensive information on over 140 topics. View Website

Literary Reference Centre PLUS 

Literary Reference Center is a comprehensive database that provides users with a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. View Website

MasterFILE Complete

Designed specifically for public libraries, MasterFILE™ Premier contains full text for nearly 1,700 magazines covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. Vew Website

NoveList Plus

Looking for your next book? Want to find more authors like your favorites? NoveList Plus has all your reading answers. Find books that match your interests, read-alikes for your favorite titles and authors, or ready-made book lists on your favorite genres. With NoveList Plus you’ll fill up your to-read list in no time!

Science Reference Centre 

Science Reference Center is an in-depth, curriculum-oriented science database that provides a one-stop resource for all science-related research needs. View Website


Find and get Australian resources. Books, images, historic newspapers, maps, archives and more.