Database Trials


Zinio provides instant, beautiful access to the most popular magazines available today—Straight to your browser. Browse titles such as National Geographic, Details, and Sports Illustrated, view backlists, and download the Zinio app to any number of your mobile devices.


Swank Digital Campus provides instant streaming access to popular films, hand-selected by our librarians. This resource provides extra features and legally licensed content, making it the preferred choice for class-related film screenings.(username: password:


BrowZine: Have you ever wanted a convenient way to browse our electronic serials? BrowZine allows you to do just that! Browse and read scholarly articles, newspapers, and magazines in an easily-used and browsable interface. Follow these steps to use:
  • Download BrowZine. Go to the App Store, Google Play, or Kindle/Amazon store and search for BrowZine.
  • Install BrowZine. Make sure you have the most up-to-date version.
  • Open BrowZine and Go to "Choose Library". Search for Valley City State University and tap to choose.
  • Enter your Blackboard ID and Password. Your credentials will only be stored on your personal device.
  • Go to "Subjects" and select or search subject area OR "Titles A-Z" to search for a specific title. Start browsing!

Power and Control

Power and Control: Domestic Violence in America is a documentary film about the troubling persistence of gender violence in our society. More than 300 university libraries have added the film to their collections, and the film is also in wide use by campus sexual violence prevention programs, DV shelters, agencies and the military.

North American Birds Online

North American Birds Online: This resource provides access to extensive informational digests of over 700 North American bird species. The articles contained in these reports detail migration patterns, food habits, behavior, breeding, distribution, and much more.