Student Resources

STUDENT Resources

The Perpich Library offers many resources for high school students. Below are ELM Databases, a link to the Library Catalog, and other helpful tools.


The Perpich Library catalog finds items from our physical collection along with
electronic resources such as articles and ebooks.

Ebooks via Sora

For Perpich Arts High School students and staff only. A constantly changing collection of novels, nonfiction books, and audiobooks to read or listen to on your device. Download the Sora app on your own device or access it online. Use your school email to login.

recommended Elm databases

Britannica School High

Encyclopedia content for high school grades plus multimedia, timelines, world atlas, country comparison, and primary sources.


Thousands of popular and scholarly publications across all academic disciplines and subject areas. Includes Academic Search Premier, MasterFILE Premier, Business Source Premier, and Regional Business News databases.

Explora Teens

Contains middle and high school-appropriate magazine, journal, and encyclopedia articles and also includes primary source documents, reference books, and multimedia. Includes Middle Search Plus, MAS Ultra – School Edition, Consumer Health Complete, Health Source – Consumer Edition, and Science Reference Center databases.

Gale in Context: High School (Student Resources in Context)

Encyclopedia, magazine, and journal articles, plus primary sources, images, video, and more for middle and high school students. Includes the InfoTrac Student Edition database.


This comprehensive resource draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health, and technology. Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.

LearningExpress Library

Interactive collection of tests, tutorials, and eBooks categorized in Learning Centers including School Center, College Admissions Test Preparation, College Students, High School Equivalency Center, Adult Core Skills, Career Preparation, and Recursos para Hispanohablantes (Spanish Center). You can find help for college entrance exams under “Prepare for College”.

MAS Complete

Designed specifically for high school libraries, MAS Complete is a full-text database providing hundreds of popular high school magazines and reference books. Covering subjects such art, history, sports, and music, it also includes thousands of biographies and primary source documents, plus over a million photos, maps, and flags.

MasterFILE Complete

Offers the largest collection of popular full-text magazines, reference books, and other highly-regarded sources from the world’s leading publishers. Covering virtually every general interest subject area, it also includes an extensive collection of photos, maps, and flags.

Points of View Reference Center

Pro vs. con essays that present multiple sides of current or controversial issues. Plus magazine and newspaper articles, primary sources, and more related to those issues.

ProQuest US Newsstream, including the Star Tribune

Newspaper articles from hundreds of papers including the Minneapolis Star Tribune, St. Paul Pioneer Press, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Barron’s, USA Today, and many more.


Ebooks Minnesota

Consists of an online, ebook collection for all Minnesotans covering a wide variety of subjects for readers of all ages and featuring content from our state’s independent publishers.

Historical Minneapolis Tribune (1867-1922)

Contains full-text and article images from the Minneapolis Tribune (1867-1908) and the Minneapolis Morning Tribune (1909-1922). The newspapers are available through a platform provided by the Minnesota Historical Society in partnership with Minnesota State Library Services.

Minnesota Reflections

Collection of images and documents from historical societies, public libraries, special archives, universities, and colleges that depict the history of Minnesota.


Statewide, virtual library that electronically links you to Minnesota’s rich library resources.

StarTribune PDF (2008 - 3 months ago)

Browse recent Star Tribune articles in their original format with images. From 2008 to 3 months ago. One of the newspapers in ProQuest U.S. Newsstream database.


Needs some supplies for a project?
The Perpich Library has a DIY craft space with art supplies, a 3D printer, cutting machine, and more that students can borrow and use for projects.



The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University offers guidance on conducting research, citing sources, avoiding plagiarism, and more.


Help with citing sources including free citation generators.


(for Perpich staff and students ONLY. Ask librarian for access.)