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Ancestry.com Added to all Database lists

Ancestry.com Remote Access now Available

Ancestry has opened up access to all library cardholders from home for a limited time.

Access to this resource has been temporarily expanded to library cardholders working remotely, courtesy of ProQuest and its partner Ancestry. Remote access will be available until the end of April and will be re-evaluated monthly as needed.

Publishers Offer Free Access During COVID-19 Crisis

NDSU has started a list of publishers that are providing access to their content for a limited time to help cope with the COVID-19 Pandemic and campuses moving to online-only instruction.  

More Free Resources added to the Database Lists

We've added a few more free resources that have been shared with us to the database lists for Public and School libraries. If you have any online resources you would like to add, please send them our way!

https://www.coolmath.com/ - CoolMath offers “math for ages 13-100” – explanations that are easy to grasp on topics like algebra, pre-calculus and more.

Temporary Access to Additional Databases & e-Resources

Additional e-resources wil now be available statewide through the school year.

As schools and colleges and libraries transition to online operations, the need for e-resources grows.  Minitex has reached out to a number of vendors that have been involved in our statewide database selection process to provide temporary access to a broader range of databases for all libraries in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. 

NDSL: Education Resources for Out-of-School Learning

NDSL: Education Resources for Out-of-School Learning

The State Library has a newly curated LibGuide developed for teachers, students, and parents to help you navigate the coming days during COVID 19.

Tumbleweed Resources Added TumbleBooks has made its family of online libraries available for free to all public and school libraries until at least August 31.
Additional Free Resources In light of recent events, we thought it would be good to add some links to additional free resources to help everyone get through the school and public closures. Today, we have added KidsRead and Fun Fonix to the database lists for Public and K-12 schools.
Al Rykhus Retires

Al Rykhus, Library Systems Applications Integrator for ODIN, retired March 2, 2020.  Al came to CTS in 2013 after retiring from the MN State University system.  For the past seven years Al has been working remotely supporting ODIN technology and new library system initiatives and he will be missed.  On behalf of ODIN, we wanted to take this opportunity to share our gratitude and recognition for his service and dedication to the State of North Dakota and the NDUS.   

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