All of the online databases are listed in alphabetical order below.

Restricted Access = Only Available to NDSU students, faculty and staff.

Full Text Available = Full text available through resource.



Ag Data Commons Full Text Available

Agriculture research from the USDA.  Includes funded research, data, and statistics.

Open-access archive for scholarly articles in STEM and business. Cornell University

Cass County, ND Divorce and Civil Cases Index Full Text Available

Index to cases handled in Cass County District Court. Copies available for a fee.

Cass County, ND Marriage License Index Full Text Available

Index to marriage licenses of Cass County, ND from 1872 to July 1944. Copies available for a fee.

Cass County, ND Probate Records Full Text Available

Index to case files from 1876 to 1949. Copies available for a fee.

CAST Full Text Available

Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST). Content on topics of food sciences, agricultural technology, animal sciences, and plant and soil sciences.

Catalog of US Government Publications Full Text Available

Finding tool for federal publications.

Census Data Full Text Available

Access data and digital content from the US Census Bureau.

ChemIDplus Full Text Available

Dictionary of chemicals (names, synonyms, and structures), resources, agencies, etc. National Library of Medicine

Chronicling America Full Text Available

Historic American newspapers. 1777-1963. Library of Congress

Clay County Election Information Full Text Available

Election information for Clay County, MN Full Text Available

Database of privately and publicly funded clinical studies.

CRIS Full Text Available

Current Research Information System (CRIS) is information on the US Department of Agriculture; with a focus on the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) grant programs. USDA

Dakota Territory 1885 Census Index Full Text Available

Index of Dakota Territory 1885 Census schedules. Full Text Available

US government resource for data, tools, and resources for research, application development, data visualizations design, etc.

DOAB Full Text Available

Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) discovery service, indexes and provides access to scholarly, peer-reviewed open access books and trusted open access book publishers.

DOAJ Full Text Available

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) directory, indexes and provides access to quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.

DPLA Full Text Available

Digital Public Library of America includes materials from libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions across the country.

FAQ: Vote.ND.Gov Full Text Available

Frequently asked questions regarding voting in the state of North Dakota.

Fargo Forum Newspaper Index Full Text Available

Citations for selected articles of Fargo area newspapers between 1879 and 1975.

Fargo Forum Obituary Index Full Text Available

Index of over 70,000 obituaries from the Fargo Forum. Includes 1892 to 1909, 1982 to 1995, and other selected periods.

Google Scholar

Search tool for scholarly literature. Additional instructions for setting up to automatically connect to NDSU Libraries resources.

GovInfo Full Text Available

GPO’s GovInfo provides free online access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government. 

HathiTrust Full Text Available

HathiTrust is a partnership of academic and research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.

Homeland Security Digital Library Full Text Available

Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL) is composed of homeland security related documents collected from a wide variety of sources.

HSDB Full Text Available

Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB) is part of PubChem. Includes chemical toxicity data, emergency handling procedures, industrial hygiene, environmental fate, human exposure, detection methods, and regulatory requirements. Additional instructions.

Lawrence Welk Music Arrangements Index Full Text Available

Original arrangements from the Welk Orchestra and performers from the 1950s to 1980s.

NASS - by Subjects Full Text Available

National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) statistics for agriculture and commodities, including crops, livestock, and economics. USDA

NASS - Quick Stats Full Text Available

National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) Quick Stats agricultural data discovery by commodity, location, or time period. Includes data visualization tools. USDA

National Transportation Statistics Full Text Available

Statistics on the US transportation system, including its physical components, safety record, economic performance, the human and natural environment, and national security.

NDSU Repository Full Text Available

NDSU Repository is an open access service of the NDSU Libraries that collects, preserves, and distributes research, publications, and other digital materials from the NDSU community.

North Dakota Biography Index Full Text Available

Biographical sketches from a wide variety of North Dakota publications. Includes information on 250,000+ North Dakotans. Copies available for a fee.

North Dakota Naturalization Records Index Full Text Available

Index of original county naturalization records on microfilm, compiled by the State Historical Society of North Dakota.

Open Textbook Library Full Text Available

Open textbooks are licensed by authors and publishers to be freely used and adapted. Download, edit and distribute at no cost.

PubAg Full Text Available

USDA-authored and relevant agricultural research. USDA/National Agricultural Library.

Sanitary Home Full Text Available

Sanitary Home was a monthly periodical published for rural North Dakotans from 1899-1918. Issues are available through the NDSU Libraries. 

ScimagoJR Full Text Available

Scimago Journal & Country Rank is journal ranking, indicating influence and country scientific indicators. Coverage includes the sciences, medicine, arts, humanities and the social sciences. 

Treesearch Full Text Available

Full text publications from the US Forest Service. USDA


Transport Research International Documentation (TRID) combines transportation research record and documentation from TRIS and ITRD. Transportation Research Board

USWBSI Database Full Text Available

Database of information related to the US Wheat and Barley Scab Initiative (USWBSI) such as projects, institutions, grants, documents, and contacts.

World Bank Open Data

Open data on global development. World Bank

WorldCat Discovery

Catalog records for all resources from OCLC member libraries. OCLC