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Databases: Statewide Subscriptions


The Montana State Library is able to cover the entire cost of the FY2012-13 contracts that provide statewide databases and online services to Montana citizens. This is made possible through an allocation from the 2011 Montana Legislature and support from the Governor's budget office and the efforts of the State Librarian, the State Library Commission and the Montana Library Association.

EBSCO is the provider of the statewide suite of databases for the contract period. Tutor.com provides “HomeworkMT” which includes online resources and live tutors for K-12 students and career resources for adults. Any Montana library that is listed in the Montana Library Directory has access to these statewide databases and services through August 31, 2013. Funding sources for statewide subscription databases beyond August 2013 are dependent on this year’s legislative session.

I. EBSCOhost Databases
All libraries entered in the Montana Library Directory are automatically enrolled in the EBSCO Databases. The statewide suite for FY2012-13 includes these databases:


  • Academic Search Elite
  • Biography Resource Center
  • Business Source Elite
  • Consumer Health Complete
  • ERIC
  • Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (subset of Academic Search Elite
  • Health Source: Consumer Edition
  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
  • History Reference Center
  • Literary Reference Center
  • Master FILE Premier
  • MAS Ultra: School Edition
  • Middle Search Plus
  • Military & Government Collection
  • Newspaper Source Plus
  • Points of View Reference Center
  • Primary Search
  • Professional Development Collection
  • Psychology & Behavioral Science Collection Regional Business News TOPICsearch
  • Regional Business News
  • TOPICsearch
  • Auto Repair Reference Center
  • Small Engine Repair Reference Center
  • CINAHL with Full Text
  • Environment Complete
  • Career Library

Additional EBSCO Databases

  • Small Engine Repair Reference Center
  • Auto Repair Reference Center
  • CINAHL with Full Text
  • Environment Complete
  • LISTA (Library Information, Science and Technology Abstracts)
  • Teacher Reference Center
  • GreenFILE

II. "HomeworkMT" from Tutor.com
All libraries entered in the Montana Library Directory also automatically have access to HomeworkMT from Tutor.com.  Resources include:

  • Live Homework Help Online Tutoring in over 20 subject areas:  Coverage for Montana will be Sunday through Thursday 2 P.M. to 11 P.M
  • ProofPoint Real-Time Writing Center:  student and tutor collaborate in real time on reports, essays and papers for K-12 and College
  • SkillsCenter Resource Library:  a library of worksheets, videos and sample problems based on subject (Math, English, Science and Social Studies)  for Elementary-High School
  • SkillsCenter Resource Library which includes academic resources, GED materials and financial literacy e-resources.
  • Career Resources which includes resume and cover letter assistance and interview guidelines

III. Database Access and Authentication
Information about your library’s access to both of these statewide resources, including authentication options, customized URL’s, technical assistance and marketing materials are available from your library’s Montana Library Directory pages.  Follow these steps:

  • Go to the online Montana Library Directory
  • Select “Edit the Library Directory”
  • Find your library (search by city or by library type)
  • Select your library
  • Enter your Library Directory password
  • Select EBSCO Databases or HomeworkMT


  • Montana State Library
  • P.O. Box 201800, 1515 East 6th Avenue
  • Helena, MT 59620-1800
  • Phone: (406) 444-3115
  • Fax: (406) 444-0266
  • msl.mt.gov