Free and Trial Resources During COVID-19

Premium Resources made available for limited time during COVID-19

Ebsco’s offering of FREE resources during COVID-19   (most expire on June 30, 2020)

Gale’s COVID-19 Information Center and Resources

ProQuest’s Coronavirus Research Database

Trial Resources North Platte Public Library has Obtained for a Limited Time


Trial Access to AtoZdatabases.com – Expires June 15, 2020
Remote access is available with your North Platte Public Library card.

Access: AtoZdatabases.com

AtoZdatabases is the Premier Job Search, Reference & Mailing List Database including 30 million business & executive profiles & 240 million residents. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!


Trial Access to Oxford Reference Products – These trials expire June 15, 2020:
Remote access is available with your North Platte Public Library card.

Grove Art Online – The foremost scholarly art encyclopedia, updated regularly and covering global art and architecture from prehistory to present day. Includes peer-reviewed articles contributed by nearly 7,000 scholars from around the world, accompanied by images, bibliographies, and links to additional resources.

Grove Music Online – The authoritative resource for music research with over 52,000 articles written by nearly 9,000 scholars charting the diverse history, theory and cultures of music around the globe. Based on a work first published in 1879 and updated frequently, Grove has been in continuous publication for over a century and now publishes hundreds of new articles and article revisions each year.

Oxford English Dictionary (OED) – The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words— past and present—from across the English-speaking world. As a historical dictionary, the OED is very different from dictionaries of current English, in which the focus is on present-day meanings. You’ll still find present-day meanings in the OED, but you’ll also find the history of individual words, and of the language—traced through 3 million quotations, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books. The OED started life more than 150 years ago. Today, the dictionary is in the process of its first major revision. Updates revise and extend the OED at regular intervals, each time subtly adjusting our image of the English language.

Oxford Dictionaries – Oxford Dictionaries Premium is the home of our premium language resources for English, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

Oxford Reference Online – Premium CollectionOxford Reference is the premier online reference product, spanning 25 different subject areas, bringing together 2 million digitized entries across Oxford University Press’s DictionariesCompanions and Encyclopedias.