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186 results

3M Cloud Library

Downloadable books for readers of all ages. Access limited to Hennepin County residents and property owners.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Downloads, eBooks

ABI/INFORM Complete

Company profiles, annual reports, full-text articles, and industry and market research reports.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Business

Academic Search Premier

Scholarly publications covering all academic disciplines. Includes full-text articles. Goes back to 1975.

Subscription purchased by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) with a state appropriation to the MINITEX Library Information Network.

Category: General

Access World News: Research Collection

Local, regional, national, and international news resources from print and online-only newspapers, blogs, newswires, and journals. Includes broadcast transcripts and videos.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Newspapers

Adult Learning Center

Live coaching and practice exams for many tests including the U.S. citizenship exam and the GED. Build academic skills, learn Microsoft programs, improve your resume, and more.

Subscription purchased by the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), with funding from state and federal tax revenues.

Category: Education, Employment

ALLDATA Automotive Diagnostic and Repair Information

Available only in a library. Automotive diagnostic and repair information, Technical Service Bulletins, and printable wiring diagrams. Goes back to 1982. Best viewed using Internet Explorer or Firefox.

Subscription purchased by the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), with funding from state and federal tax revenues.

Category: Automotive and repair

Alt HealthWatch

Full-text articles from journals, reports, pamphlets, and original research. Covers complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care. Indexing goes back to 1984, full-text to 1990.

Subscription purchased by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) with a state appropriation to the MINITEX Library Information Network.

Category: Health and wellness

Amazing Animals of the World

Encyclopedia with information and images on animals from aardvarks to zebras. Elementary school.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Homework, Science

America the Beautiful

State history and current events. Includes images, maps, an almanac, timelines, quizzes and games, and biographies. Elementary - middle school.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Countries and states, Homework

American Indian Experience

Articles on the Native tribes of North America as well as primary sources, including treaties, speeches, traditional tales, maps, and images.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: History and biography, Homework

American Periodicals

Digitized images of periodicals published 1740-1940. Includes historically-significant children's and women's magazines and general and special interest magazines and journals.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: History and biography

Ancestry Library Edition

Available only in a library. Census records, passenger lists, birth, death, marriage, and military records, family and local history collections, newspapers and directories.

Subscription purchased by the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), with funding from state and federal tax revenues.

Category: Genealogy and local history

ArchiveGrid

Descriptions of archival collections held by thousands of libraries, museums, historical societies and archives worldwide.

Subscription purchased by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) with a state appropriation to the MINITEX Library Information Network.

Category: History and biography

Art Full Text

Full-text articles on fine, decorative, folk, and commercial art; photography; film; and architecture. Index of peer-reviewed journals, dissertations, and art reproductions. Goes back to 1997.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Arts and culture

Art Retrospective

Index of art journals, yearbooks, museum bulletins, book and film reviews, and more from 1929 to 1984.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Arts and culture

Associations Unlimited

Local, national, and international nonprofit membership organizations and professional societies. Includes contact information, affiliations, and brief histories.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Business, Directories

Biography and Genealogy Master Index

Index of biographical sketches for contemporary and historic people from around the world. Citations only.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: History and biography

Biography In Context

People from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas. Includes images, audio files, and articles from magazines and reference books.

Subscription purchased by the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), with funding from state and federal tax revenues.

Category: History and biography, Homework

Birds of North America Online

Life histories of bird species breeding in the U.S. (including Hawaii) and Canada, including maps, images, videos, and audio files of songs and calls.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Science

BookFLIX

Fiction and nonfiction eBooks for young readers. Includes streaming video, games and educator resources.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Books and authors, Homework

Books in Print

Information on in print, out of print, or forthcoming books, ebooks, audiobooks, and videos. Includes reviews, contents, previews, author biographies, awards information, and publisher information.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Books and authors

Britannica for Kids

Full-text articles, videos, and images about animals, countries, social studies, people, and more. Elementary - middle school.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries, Homework

Britannica Reference Center

Full-text articles, plus primary sources, news, websites, videos, images, magazine articles, eBooks, and an interactive atlas.

Subscription purchased by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) with a state appropriation to the MINITEX Library Information Network.

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Business Insights: Essentials

In-depth company information, articles, industry surveys and reports.

Subscription purchased by the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), with funding from state and federal tax revenues.

Category: Business

Business Source Premier

Full-text articles going back to 1922. For detailed company and industry profiles, country economic reports, and market research reports use the Enhanced Business Searching Interface.

Subscription purchased by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) with a state appropriation to the MINITEX Library Information Network.

Category: Business

CAMIO (Catalog of Art Museum Images Online)

Works of art representing a broad range of fine and decorative arts from many eras found in well-known collections, mostly in the U.S. Includes audio files, video and mixed media.

Subscription purchased by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) with a state appropriation to the MINITEX Library Information Network.

Category: Arts and culture

Catalog of U.S. Government Publications

Print and electronic publications from all branches of the U.S. Government.

Funded by the United States Government Printing Office.

Category: Government and politics

CollegeSource

Full-text college catalogs from 2- and 4-year schools, including graduate, professional, and trade schools. Includes maps, college profiles, and websites.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Education

Columbia Gazetteer of the World

Names, descriptions, and characteristics of over 165,000 places in the world.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Countries and states

Columbia Granger's World of Poetry

Full-text of widely read poems, plus commentaries and biographies.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Books and authors

Consumer Health Complete

Full-text reports and magazine articles on mainstream, complementary, holistic, and integrated medicine. Includes images, diagrams, videos, pamphlets, and narrated animations.

Subscription purchased by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) with a state appropriation to the MINITEX Library Information Network.

Category: Health and wellness

Consumer Reports

Ratings, research, and advice from an independent, non-profit on a wide range of products and services. Provides browsable, full-text access to the current issue and over twenty years of previous issues.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Consumer information

Consumers' Checkbook

Available only in a library. Consumer survey ratings of Twin Cities services and stores, plus buying advice. Includes health care.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Consumer information

Contemporary Authors

Complete biographical and bibliographic information on U.S. and international authors. Includes awards and honors, adaptations, and commentary.

Subscription purchased by the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), with funding from state and federal tax revenues.

Category: Books and authors

Corporate Affiliations

Business profiles and corporate linkage ("who owns whom") for major public and private companies worldwide. Includes news, executives, shell companies, competitors, outside service firms, and financial information.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Business

CQ Researcher

Current and controversial issues with detailed discussions of pros and cons, summaries, bibliographies, and links to related stories. Goes back to 1991.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Government and politics, Pro-Con, Homework

CQ Weekly

Full-text articles cover the week in Congress including bill status, vote reports, and updates on all committees. Goes back to October 1983.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Government and politics

CultureGrams

Country histories, cultures, statistical data, embassy contacts, images, maps, audio files, and recipes. Includes U.S. states.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Countries and states, Homework

CustomGuide Interactive Training

Available only in a library. Interactive, guided tutorials including computer basics and operating systems and software from Microsoft and Mac.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Computers and technology, Education, Employment

D&B Million Dollar Directory

Businesses in U.S., Canada and Mexico, both public and private. Includes affiliations, geography, industry identifiers, exports/imports, occupations, as well as ownership.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Business

Dance in Video

Performances, documentaries, interviews, and instructional videos from the most influential performers and companies of the 20th and 21st century.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Arts and culture

Dictionary of Literary Biography

Essays on authors, historians, journalists, screenwriters, publishers and playwrights. Includes biographical data, awards, bibliographies, descriptive overviews, images and reviews. DLB Yearbook offers literary events year by year.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Books and authors, History and biography

Digital Sanborn Maps (Minnesota)

Fire insurance maps for Minnesota counties and cities from 1867 - 1970.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Minnesota

Discovering Collection

Primary sources, essays, critical analyses, biographies, creative works, and multimedia covering U.S. and world cultures, history, literature, geography, and science. Middle - high school.

Subscription purchased by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) with a state appropriation to the MINITEX Library Information Network.

Category: General, Homework

Duluth News-Tribune

Full-text articles from Duluth, Minnesota newspaper. Goes back to 1995.

Subscription purchased by the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), with funding from state and federal tax revenues.

Category: Newspapers

EBSCO MegaFILE

Magazine and journal articles, reference books, and images. Provides general and academic coverage of multiple subjects including science, technology, religion, philosophy, psychology, and business.

Subscription purchased by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) with a state appropriation to the MINITEX Library Information Network.

Category: General

Educator's Reference Complete

Educational principles, child development and psychology, and best practices in education. Includes full-text articles and reports, and reference sources.

Subscription purchased by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) with a state appropriation to the MINITEX Library Information Network.

Category: Education

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos (World Book)

Información sobre gente, lugares, objetos, acontecimientos e ideas para los estudiantes de primaria a secundaria. Incluye enlaces a periódicos en español de todo el mundo. Aprovecha esta enciclopedia para investigar y divertirte.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries, Homework, Spanish

Encyclopedia Americana

Media, tables, facts and figures, maps, abstracts from magazine articles, websites, and related articles covering geography, science, literature, history, and more. Includes Americana Journal, a searchable database of events organized by nation and/or international organization and by date. High school - adult.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries, Homework

ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center)

Citations for education-related journal articles, books, theses, and conference papers, going back to 1966. Some full-text articles available.

Subscription purchased by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) with a state appropriation to the MINITEX Library Information Network.

Category: Education

Expanded Academic ASAP

Full-text articles from scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers across all academic disciplines.

Subscription purchased by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) with a state appropriation to the MINITEX Library Information Network.

Category: General

FDsys (Federal Digital System)

Official Federal Government documents and publications available online in multiple digital renditions or file formats.

Funded by the United States Government Printing Office.

Category: Government and politics

Fold3 History & Genealogy Archives Plus

Original historical documents including U.S. military records, newspapers, images, city directories, naturalization documents, personal histories, and more.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Genealogy and local history, History and biography

Foundation Directory Online Professional

Available only in a library. A listing of charitable foundations and corporate giving programs in the U.S. Includes grant descriptions, trustees, officers and donors.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Grants and foundations

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online

Available only in a library. A directory of charitable foundations and public charity programs for students, artists, researchers, and individual grantseekers.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Grants and foundations

Foundation Maps

Available only in a library. An interactive mapping tool from the Foundation Center that creates images to reveal patterns of giving combined with demographic data.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Grants and foundations

FreedomFlix

United States history and current events from the colonial era through today. Includes eBooks, articles, videos, and project ideas. Elementary - middle school.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: History and biography, Homework

Freegal

Downloadable songs and music videos from hundreds of musical genres and thousands of labels including Sony Music Entertainment. Files downloaded are yours to keep and transfer.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Downloads, Music

Gale Directory Library

Find wholesalers, distributors, tradeshows, scholarships, fellowships, loans, publishers, and brands and their companies.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Business, Directories, Education

Gale Literature Archive

One search location for Gale's online literature archive resources, including Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete, Literature Criticism, and Something About the Author.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Books and authors

Gale Ready Reference Shelf

Directories and encyclopedias covering religions, associations, databases, publications and broadcast media, publishers, government advisory organizations, government research, and research centers.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Directories, General

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Full-text articles on literature, art, biography, business, religion, science, education, history, law, social science, medicine, multicultural studies, and general reference.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: General

Genealogy Connect

Records of Colonial and Revolutionary U.S., Immigration, Royal and Noble families, Native American tribes, and New England. Includes information on getting started and essential research tips.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Genealogy and local history

General Reference Center Gold

Full-text articles from newspapers, journals, magazines, videos on current events, popular culture, business and industry, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies. Goes back to 1980.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: General

General Science Collection

Full-text articles from journals on physics, mathematics, nanotechnology, geology, chemistry, biology, and more.

Subscription purchased by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) with a state appropriation to the MINITEX Library Information Network.

Category: Science

Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia

Full-text articles, images, maps, audio files and multimedia. Research Starters offers suggestions for topics to study and a research plan for each topic. Covers science, geography, social studies, literature, history, and more. Middle - high school.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries, Homework

Grolier Online

Cross-search two or more resources at once. Includes animals, biographies, countries, science and more.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries, Homework

Grolier Online Dictionary

Includes American Heritage® dictionaries, thesauri for students and children, and a Spanish dictionary.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Health & Wellness Resource Center

Full-text articles on diseases, fitness, exercise, safety, nutrition, medication, medical conditions, drugs, herbal remedies, and alternative medicine, with health assessment tools.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Health and wellness

Health Source: Consumer Edition

Full-text articles on medical sciences, food sciences, nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.

Subscription purchased by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) with a state appropriation to the MINITEX Library Information Network.

Category: Health and wellness

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

Full-text articles cover ethics, inquiry, pediatric, mental health, allied health and drug guides. Goes back to 1975.

Subscription purchased by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) with a state appropriation to the MINITEX Library Information Network.

Category: Health and wellness

HeritageQuest

American local history books, primary sources, family histories, images, and finding aids. Goes back to the late 1700's.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Genealogy and local history

Historical Statistics of the United States

Covers every aspect of American history from the earliest times to the present.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Countries and states, History and biography

Homework Rescue

Free one-to-one live homework help online from qualified tutors for grades 3-12. Live assistance available every day from 1-11 p.m.; experts also review and respond to submitted questions and papers.

Subscription purchased by the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), with funding from state and federal tax revenues.

Category: Homework

Hoover's Company Records

Industry analyses as well as company locations, summary financials, top competitors, top officers and more.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Business

Human Resources Compliance Library

Available only in a library. Addresses changing HR practices and federal and state laws.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Business, Employment, Law

Informe!

Una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias.

Subscription purchased by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) with a state appropriation to the MINITEX Library Information Network.

Category: Spanish

InfoTrac Kids

Full-text articles from magazines, newspapers, and reference books about current events, people, places, history and more. Elementary - middle school.

Subscription purchased by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) with a state appropriation to the MINITEX Library Information Network.

Category: General, Homework

InfoTrac Student

Full-text articles from magazines, newspapers, and reference books about politics, current events, science, history, popular culture and more. 1985-present. High school.

Subscription purchased by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) with a state appropriation to the MINITEX Library Information Network.

Category: General, Homework

Job and Career Accelerator

Resources and guidance for career exploration and job searching, including current job listings, tips for job interviews and guides for creating professional resumes and cover letters.

Subscription purchased by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) with a state appropriation to the MINITEX Library Information Network.

Category: Employment

JobNow

Live interview coaching, online resume and cover letter assistance. Offers practice tests, online writing lab, and skill building tools in math, reading, writing.

Subscription purchased by the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), with funding from state and federal tax revenues.

Category: Employment

JSTOR

Full-text articles from scholarly journals, conference proceedings, primary sources, and books covering the humanities, social sciences, math, and sciences. Articles generally become available 3-5 years after publication. Coverage varies by journal.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: General

Junior Reference Collection

Full-text articles about people, places, history, science, and more. Includes audio files, video, images, and maps. Elementary - middle school.

Subscription purchased by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) with a state appropriation to the MINITEX Library Information Network.

Category: General, Homework

Kids InfoBits

Full-text articles from magazines, newspapers, and reference books about current events, people, places, animals, history and more. Elementary school.

Subscription purchased by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) with a state appropriation to the MINITEX Library Information Network.

Category: General, Homework

Kids Search

Full-text articles from magazines, newspapers, and reference books about current events, people, places, animals, history and more. Includes primary sources, images and maps. Elementary - middle school.

Subscription purchased by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) with a state appropriation to the MINITEX Library Information Network.

Category: General, Homework

Lands & Peoples

Information on the land, climate, people, and government of each country and individual U.S. states. Includes an almanac, maps, images, timelines, and statistics. Middle - high school.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Countries and states, Encyclopedias and dictionaries, Homework

LearningExpress Library

Exam and test preparation tools for SAT, ACT, TOEFL, high school equivalency, civil service, law enforcement, military, EMS, postal services, firefighter, U.S. citizenship, and many others.

Subscription purchased by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) with a state appropriation to the MINITEX Library Information Network.

Category: Education, Employment, Language learning

LegalForms Minnesota

Covers bankruptcy, bills of sale, contracts, divorce, employment, incorporation, landlord/tenant, living wills, name change, power of attorney, real estate, taxes and wills. Includes U.S. and Minnesota forms.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Law

LISTA (Library Information Science & Technology Abstracts)

Indexes journals, books, research reports, and proceedings on all aspects of libraries. Goes back to the mid-1960s.

Subscription purchased by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) with a state appropriation to the MINITEX Library Information Network.

Category: Libraries

Literature Criticism Online

Commentary from broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books, and journals. Covers poetry, drama, novels, short stories, and more. Goes back to 1400.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Books and authors

Literature Resource Center

Biographies, bibliographies and critical analysis of authors from every age and literary discipline. Includes criticism, plot summaries, and dictionary of literary terms. Goes back to 1400.

Subscription purchased by the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), with funding from state and federal tax revenues.

Category: Books and authors, Homework

LitFinder

Full-text poems, short stories, essays, speeches and plays with summaries, biographies and images. Some content is citations and abstracts. Goes back to the 9th Century.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Books and authors

MAS Ultra - School Edition

Full-text articles from magazines and reference books, including biographies, primary sources, images, maps and flags. Goes back to 1975. Middle - high school.

Subscription purchased by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) with a state appropriation to the MINITEX Library Information Network.

Category: General, Homework

MasterFILE Premier

Full-text articles from magazines and reference books covering many topics. Includes biographies, primary sources, photos, maps, and flags. Goes back to 1975.

Subscription purchased by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) with a state appropriation to the MINITEX Library Information Network.

Category: General

MCIS (Minnesota Career Information System)

Available only in a library. Comprehensive career, education, and industry information specific to Minnesota. Provides tools and guidance for setting career goals and organizing your job search, and information for planning and funding your education.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Employment

MedlinePlus

Information on diseases, conditions, wellness issues, drugs, supplements, and treatments. Resources include medical videos and illustrations as well as a medical dictionary and encyclopedia. From the National Library of Medicine.

Funded by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

Category: Health and wellness

Middle Search Plus

Full-text articles from magazines are assigned reading levels. Includes biographies, historical essays, primary sources and images. Middle school.

Subscription purchased by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) with a state appropriation to the MINITEX Library Information Network.

Category: General, Homework

Minneapolis City Directory Collection

Digitized images of the Minneapolis City Directory, 1859-1922. Contains historic information about local businesses, former residents, and their occupations.

Developed and maintained by Hennepin County Library staff.

Category: Genealogy and local history, Minnesota, Special collections

Minneapolis High School Yearbook Collection

Digitized images of public and private Minneapolis high school yearbooks from 1859-1922. Index of additional yearbooks available for those not yet online.

Developed and maintained by Hennepin County Library staff.

Category: Genealogy and local history, Minnesota, Special collections

Minneapolis Photo Collection

Thousands of historic photographs of the city dating from the 1840s to the present.

Developed and maintained by Hennepin County Library staff.

Category: Genealogy and local history, Minnesota, Special collections

Minnesota Grantmakers Online

Accessible only at Minneapolis Central Library, 4th floor. Grantmakers and grants from both private and corporate foundations.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Grants and foundations, Minnesota

Minnesota Magazine Index

Citations for articles on local and statewide politics, news, current events, history and the arts that appeared in 9 Minnesota magazines from 1991 to 2005.

Developed and maintained by Hennepin County Library staff.

Category: Genealogy and local history, Minnesota

Minnesota Newspapers

Print and online-only newspapers, journals, blogs, and broadcast transcripts. Date range varies by publication, starting as far back as 1986.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Minnesota, Newspapers

Minnesota Reflections

Images, maps and documents from more than 150 cultural heritage organizations, including Hennepin County Library's Special Collections.

Developed and maintained by Hennepin County Library staff.

Category: Genealogy and local history, Minnesota, Special collections

MnLINK (Minnesota Library Information Network)

A statewide virtual library to search for library resources across Minnesota. Use MnLINK to make Interlibrary Loan (ILL) requests for materials within and outside of Minnesota.

Funded by the State of Minnesota.

Category: Libraries, Minnesota

Morningstar Investment Research Center

In-depth data and analysis on stocks, funds, and ETF's. Also offers portfolio guidance.

Subscription purchased by the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), with funding from state and federal tax revenues.

Category: Business

Music in Print

Locate musical scores and sheet music in print for many music disciplines.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Music

Music Index

Index and abstracts of articles about music, musicians, and the music industry. Includes book reviews, obituaries, and news. Some full-text available as PDFs. Goes back to 1974.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Music

Music Online Premium

Reference works, scores, liner notes, and streaming audio and video of thousands of seminal artists, composers, choreographers, and ensembles. Covers American music, classical music, dance, jazz, popular music, theatre, and world music and spans all time periods.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Arts and culture, Music

National Geographic Magazine

Full-text magazine articles. Includes books, maps, images and videos. Goes back to 1888.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Countries and states

New Book of Knowledge

Full-text articles as well as world history timelines, science projects and experiments, and tips on research, studying and writing. Elementary - middle school.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries, Homework

New Book of Popular Science

Articles, news, science projects, biographies, and games covering a broad range of science subjects. Includes projects and experiments. Middle - high school.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Homework, Science

New York Times

Full-text articles from several different eJournals going back to 1857.

Category: Newspapers

New York Times, Digital Microfilm

Full-page, digitized images of the newspaper. Goes back to 2008; articles from the last 60-90 days may not be available yet.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Newspapers

New York Times, Historical

Digitized images from the original newspapers, New York Daily Times (1851-1857) and New York Times (1857-1922) and beyond.

Subscription purchased by the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), with funding from state and federal tax revenues.

Category: History and biography, Newspapers

NewspaperDirect Press Display

Full-text articles from U.S. and international papers. Articles from the last 60 days may not be available yet.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Newspapers

NoveList K-8 Plus

Resources for finding fiction and nonfiction titles for children and teens by topic, genre, grade level, and Lexile score. Includes read-alikes, discussion guides, reviews and articles. 

Subscription purchased by the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), with funding from state and federal tax revenues.

Category: Books and authors, Homework

NoveList Plus

Information and resources to find fiction and nonfiction titles. Includes author read-alikes, discussion guides, reviews and articles.

Subscription purchased by the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), with funding from state and federal tax revenues.

Category: Books and authors

La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre

Ofrece artículos enciclopédicos completos con fotos, mapas y sonidos. Incluye lecturas seleccionadas para estudiantes de español acerca de la historia, la geografía y la cultura del mundo de habla hispana.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries, Homework, Spanish

OAIster

A catalog of digital resources from open-access archive collections. Includes full-text articles, eBooks, theses, audio, images, movies, and data sets.

Subscription purchased by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) with a state appropriation to the MINITEX Library Information Network.

Category: General

OmniFile Select

Multidisciplinary, full-text articles from numerous journals. Covers art, science, technology, education, humanities, law, libraries, literature, social sciences and business. Goes back to 1994.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: General

One More Story

Available only in a library. Picture books set to music and read aloud to you, or use the "I Can Read It" mode to read them yourself. For children ages 2-6.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Books and authors

OneClickdigital

Downloadable audiobooks for children, teens, and adults. Access limited to Hennepin County residents and property owners.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Downloads

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Social issues covered by pro/con viewpoint essays, topic overviews, primary sources, biographies, court-cases, articles, statistics, charts and graphs, images, and podcasts.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Pro-Con, Homework

OptimalResume

Resume and cover letter creation. Includes job search tools such as practice interviews and skills assessment.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Employment

Oral History Interviews

Audio files of local residents from a variety of professional fields, including business, music, art, architecture, and urban planning, recorded in the 1970s.

Developed and maintained by Hennepin County Library staff.

Category: Genealogy and local history, Minnesota, Special collections

OverDrive Digital Library

Downloadable books, audiobooks, videos, and music for all ages. Access limited to Hennepin County residents and property owners.

Purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes. Additional funding from the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), with funding from state and federal tax revenues.

Category: Downloads

OverDrive Digital Library (eBooks)

Downloadable books for readers of all ages. Access limited to Hennepin County residents and property owners.

Purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes. Additional funding from the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), with funding from state and federal tax revenues.

Category: Downloads, eBooks

OverDrive Digital Library (Music)

Downloadable music. Access limited to Hennepin County residents and property owners.

Purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes. Additional funding from the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), with funding from state and federal tax revenues.

Category: Downloads, Music

OverDrive Digital Library (Video)

Downloadable films, TV shows, instructional videos, cartoons, and more. Access limited to Hennepin County residents and property owners.

Purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes. Additional funding from the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), with funding from state and federal tax revenues.

Category: Downloads

Oxford Art Online

Articles, maps, diagrams, line drawings, and links to color images. Includes images of signatures, historical auction records, and lists of museum holdings.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Arts and culture

Oxford English Dictionary Online

Definitions, histories, and pronunciations for over half a million words.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Oxford Music Online

Biographies of composers, performers, conductors. Includes genres and artists throughout history. Covers instruments, notation, forms, styles, individual works, timelines, and dictionary.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Music

Play Index

Plays written from antiquity to today and published from 1949 to the present. Covers plays written in or translated into English, including mysteries, pageants, plays in verse, puppet performances, radio and television plays, and classic drama.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Arts and culture, Books and authors

Points of View Reference Center

Essays on controversial topics that examine multiple sides of current issues. Includes charts, graphs, and research guides. Middle - high school.

Subscription purchased by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) with a state appropriation to the MINITEX Library Information Network.

Category: Homework, Pro-Con

Posters of World War II

Posters from approximately 1939 - 1945, illustrating a variety of themes related to the war.

Developed and maintained by Hennepin County Library staff.

Category: History and biography, Special collections

Professional Collection

For professionals teaching the humanities, social sciences, science, and technology. Includes child development, substance abuse, health, learning disabilites, teaching literature, education law, and sports training articles.

Subscription purchased by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) with a state appropriation to the MINITEX Library Information Network.

Category: Education

Professional Development Collection

Full-text education journals and teachers' editions. Includes librarianship, counseling, computers, and psychology.

Subscription purchased by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) with a state appropriation to the MINITEX Library Information Network.

Category: Education

ProQuest

One search engine for all available ProQuest resources. Includes current and historic magazines and newspapers as well as resources for business and industry research.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: General

ProQuest Congressional

Full-text of bills available. U.S. Congress publications indexed and abstracted. Goes back to 1789.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Government and politics

ProQuest Digital Microfilm

Digitized pages from Barron's, New York Times, Star Tribune, St. Paul Pioneer Press, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal. Includes images, graphs, and tables. May be a primary source. Goes back to 2008. Articles from the last 60-90 days may not be available yet.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Newspapers

ProQuest Newsstand

Full-text articles from major national and regional newspapers. Date range varies by publication, starting as far back as 1977.

Subscription purchased by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) with a state appropriation to the MINITEX Library Information Network.

Category: Newspapers

PubMed

Full-text available for many articles. Citations cover medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and preclinical sciences.

Funded by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

Category: Health and wellness

PubEAST

Accessible only at Minneapolis Central Library, 2nd floor. Published U.S. patent application and U.S. patents 1790-present. Full-text U.S. patents for 1920 to the present, as well as foreign patents from 32 countries, and Japanese and European patent abstracts. Faster more efficient interface with advanced searching functions.

Funding provided by the Patent and Trademark Resource Center Program.

Category: Patents and trademarks

PubWEST

Accessible only at Minneapolis Central Library, 2nd floor. Full-text U.S. patents for 1920 to the present, U.S. patent applications from 2001-present, as well as Japanese and European patent abstracts. Faster, more efficient interface with advanced searching functions.

Funding provided by the Patent and Trademark Resource Center Program.

Category: Patents and trademarks

Readers' Guide Retrospective

Citations for general-interest magazine articles published in the U.S. between 1890-1982.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: General

RedBooks

Profiles of domestic and international advertising agencies and advertisers. Indexes brand names and offers advertising industry data.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Business

ReferenceUSA

Directories for Canadian businesses, and U.S. businesses and residences. Consumer/Lifestyles database offers market research.

Subscription purchased by the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), with funding from state and federal tax revenues.

Category: Business, Directories

Regional Business News

Full-text coverage for regional business publications covering metropolitan and rural areas within the U.S. Coverage varies, typically from mid 2000's, some older.

Subscription purchased by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) with a state appropriation to the MINITEX Library Information Network.

Category: Business

Rochester Post-Bulletin

Full-text articles from Rochester, Minnesota newspaper. Goes back to 2006.

Subscription purchased by the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), with funding from state and federal tax revenues.

Category: Minnesota, Newspapers

S&P NetAdvantage

Corporation records, executive and director biographies, news, commentary, and more. Covers the stock market, economy, equities, bonds, funds, and industries.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Business

St. Paul Pioneer Press

Full-text articles from Saint Paul, Minnesota newspaper. Goes back to 1988.

Subscription purchased by the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), with funding from state and federal tax revenues.

Category: Minnesota, Newspapers

St. Paul Pioneer Press, Digital Microfilm

Full-page, digitized images of the Saint Paul, Minnesota newspaper. Goes back to 2009; articles from the last 60-90 days may not be available yet.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Minnesota, Newspapers

Salem History

Primary sources, biographical resources, and information about U.S. and world history.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: History and biography

Salem Literature

Contemporary literary criticism of both fiction and nonfiction going back to 1977. Includes original analysis, biographical information, and images.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Books and authors

SAMS Photofact Online

Schematics and repair information on electronic products for models going back to 1946.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Automotive and repair

Science In Context

Overviews, full-text articles, images, websites, and videos covering earth and life science, space, technology, mathematics, and science history and biography. Includes science experiments.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Science, Homework

Science Reference Center

Full-text articles covering biology, chemistry, earth and environmental sciences, life science, physics, scientists, technology, wildlife, and animals. Content is from encyclopedias, reference books, and journals.

Subscription purchased by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) with a state appropriation to the MINITEX Library Information Network.

Category: Science

Searchasaurus

Full-text articles about people, places, animals, history, and more. Includes images and a dictionary. Elementary school.

Subscription purchased by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) with a state appropriation to the MINITEX Library Information Network.

Category: General, Homework

Short Story Index

Citations and some full-text stories from collections and anthologies published each year in all literary genres. Goes back to 1984.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Books and authors

Small Business Resource Center

Full-text articles on starting and running a business, including planning, operations, marketing, financing, accounting, and taxes.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Business

Social Explorer

Current and historical U.S. Census data from 1790-2010. Create maps and reports to illustrate, analyze, and understand demography and social change.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Countries and states, History and biography

Something about the Author

Articles and images detailing the lives and works of children's and teens' authors and illustrators.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Books and authors

Star Tribune

Full-text articles from Minneapolis, Minnesota newspaper. Goes back to 1986.

Subscription purchased by the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), with funding from state and federal tax revenues.

Category: Minnesota, Newspapers

Star Tribune, Digital Microfilm

Full-page, digitized images of the Minneapolis, Minnesota newspaper. Goes back to 2008; articles from the last 60-90 days may not be available yet.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Minnesota, Newspapers

Statesman's Yearbook

History, politics, economics, trade, and infrastructure for each country. Offers chronologies, international organizations information, and an archive of yearbooks back to the 1860's.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Countries and states

Student Resources in Context

Biography, literature, history, science, current events, multiculturalism, and more. Includes full-text articles, primary sources, essays, critical analyses, timelines, images, and maps. Middle - high school.

Subscription purchased by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) with a state appropriation to the MINITEX Library Information Network.

Category: General, Homework

Tell Me More

Self-paced, in-depth language tutor for English, French, German, Spanish, Latin American Spanish, Italian, and Dutch.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Language learning

Theatre in Video

Productions of the world's leading plays and documentaries discussing the history of theatre, acting methods, pioneering dramatists, and actors.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Arts and culture

Transparent Language Online

Self-paced instruction for over 70 languages.

Subscription purchased by the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), with funding from state and federal tax revenues.

Category: Language learning

TrueFlix

Scholastic True Books on nonfiction topics. Projects, lessons, and activities help build knowledge on people, places, history, science, and nature.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Countries and states, Homework

TumbleBook Library

Animated story books and chapter books with highlighted text. Also includes nonfiction books and videos, puzzles, and games. Some titles in Spanish and French. Kindergarten - Gr 5.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: eBooks

TumbleBook Library (Spanish)

Libros infantiles y de capítulos animados y con texto resaltado. Incluye libros y videos de información, rompecabezas y juegos. Algunos títulos en español y en francés. Para estudiantes de kínder a quinto grado.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: eBooks, Spanish

TypingMaster

Available only in a library. Self-paced online typing course with drills, speed tests, and games.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Computers and technology, Education, Employment

Ulrichsweb

Journals, popular magazines, newspapers, newsletters, and zines. Includes ISSN, publisher, language, subject, abstracting and indexing coverage, full-text database coverage, tables of contents, and reviews written by librarians.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Directories

USA Trade Online

Accessible only at Minneapolis Central Library. U.S. economic and financial data, international trade statistics, and market research reports.

Funded by the Federal Depository Library Program.

Category: Business

U.S. History in Context

Primary sources, secondary sources, and full-text journal articles covering all areas of U.S. History. Middle - high school.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: History and biography, Homework

Value Line

Financial data reporting, analysis, and securities ranking systems. Access up to five years of technical history.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Business

WestlawNext

Accessible only at Brookdale, Ridgedale, and Southdale libraries. Minnesota and U.S. cases, headnotes, statutes, court orders, court rules, and administrative decisions. 

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Law

World Book Kids

Full-text articles on people, places, science, animals, history, and more. Includes videos, images, audio files, science projects, maps, and games. Elementary school.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries, Homework

World Book Online

Full-text articles, headline news explored in depth, primary sources, websites, atlases, images, and a dictionary.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

World Book Online (Student)

Full-text articles on geography, history, science, and current events. Includes biographies, videos, and quizzes. Middle - high school.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries, Homework

World History in Context

Primary sources, secondary sources, and full-text journal articles covering world history from antiquity to the present. Middle - high school.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: History and biography, Homework

WorldCat

Library materials from public and academic institutions across the world. To request materials through Interlibrary Loan, use MnLINK.

Subscription purchased by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) with a state appropriation to the MINITEX Library Information Network.

Category: Libraries

Zinio

Online magazines which can be read in your web browser or downloaded via app. No limit to how many you can check out and they may be kept indefinitely.

Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Category: Downloads