On Thursday, November 23 (Thanksgiving Day), Hennepin County libraries are closed.
Company profiles, annual reports, full-text articles, and industry and market research reports.
Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.
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.
Local, regional, national, and international news resources from print and online-only newspapers, blogs, newswires, and journals. Includes broadcast transcripts and videos.
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.
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.
Category: Health and wellness
Encyclopedia with information and images on animals from aardvarks to zebras. Elementary school.
Category: Homework, Science
State history and current events. Includes images, maps, an almanac, timelines, quizzes and games, and biographies. Elementary - middle school.
Category: Countries and states, Homework
Articles on the Native tribes of North America as well as primary sources, including treaties, speeches, traditional tales, maps, and images.
Category: History and biography, Homework
Digitized images of periodicals published 1740-1940. Includes historically-significant children's and women's magazines and general and special interest magazines and journals.
Category: History and biography
Available only in a library. Census records, passenger lists, birth, death, marriage, and military records, family and local history collections, newspapers and directories. Best viewed using Internet Explorer or Firefox.
Category: Genealogy and local history
Available only in a library. Full-text articles from American Physical Society peer-reviewed research journals.
Access provided through the APS Public Access Program and Hennepin County Library.
Descriptions of archival collections held by thousands of libraries, museums, historical societies and archives worldwide.
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.
Category: Arts and culture
Index of art journals, yearbooks, museum bulletins, book and film reviews, and more from 1929 to 1984.
Local, national, and international nonprofit membership organizations and professional societies. Includes contact information, affiliations, and brief histories.
Category: Business, Directories
Libros infantiles y de capítulos animados y con texto resaltado. Incluye libros y videos de información, novelas gráficas, rompecabezas y juegos. Para estudiantes de kínder a quinto grado.
Category: Books and authors, Spanish
Index of biographical sketches for contemporary and historic people from around the world. Citations only.
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.
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.
Video storybooks and online nonfiction books for young readers. Includes streaming video, games and educator resources.
Category: Books and authors, Homework
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.
Category: Books and authors
Full-text articles, plus primary sources, news, websites, videos, images, magazine articles, online books, and an interactive atlas. Resources categorized for children, teens, and general reference.
Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries, Homework
In-depth profiles, articles, case studies, and reports on international companies and industries. Includes interactive charts for industry, country, and company comparisons.
Detailed company and industry profiles, country economic reports, and market research reports. Full-text articles going back to 1922.
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.
Print and electronic publications from all branches of the U.S. Government.
Funded by the United States Government Printing Office.
Category: Government and politics
Access to decades of Chilton car manuals, including repair, maintenance, labor estimating, and bulletin/recall information. Provides step-by-step instructions, diagrams, videos, and animations to help make auto repairs. Also includes ASE test prep quizzes.
Category: Automotive and repair
Downloadable eBooks for readers of all ages.
Getting started? Find online help under "About" once you are in cloudLibrary.
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: Books and authors, Downloads, eBooks
Available until December 28, 2017. Full-text college catalogs from 2- and 4-year schools, including graduate, professional, and trade schools. Includes maps, college profiles, and websites.
Names, descriptions, and characteristics of over 165,000 places in the world.
Category: Countries and states
Full-text of widely read poems, plus commentaries and biographies.
Full-text reports and magazine articles on mainstream, complementary, holistic, and integrated medicine. Includes images, diagrams, videos, pamphlets, and narrated animations.
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.
Category: Consumer information
Consumer survey ratings of Twin Cities services and stores, plus buying advice. Includes health care.
Complete biographical and bibliographic information on U.S. and international authors. Includes awards and honors, adaptations, and commentary.
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.
Full-text articles cover the week in Congress including bill status, vote reports, and updates on all committees. Goes back to October 1983.
Current and controversial issues with detailed discussions of pros and cons, summaries, bibliographies, and links to related stories. Goes back to 1991.
Category: Government and politics, Homework, Pro/Con
Country histories, cultures, statistical data, embassy contacts, images, maps, audio files, and recipes. Includes U.S. states.
Available only in a library. Interactive, guided tutorials including computer basics and operating systems and software from Microsoft and Mac.
Category: Computers and technology, Education, Employment
Performances, documentaries, interviews, and instructional videos from the most influential performers and companies of the 20th and 21st century.
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.
Category: Books and authors, History and biography
Fire insurance maps for Minnesota counties and cities from 1867-1970.
Full-text articles from Duluth, Minnesota newspaper. Goes back to 1995.
An online eBook collection for readers of all ages featuring content from independent Minnesota publishers and including some of Minnesota's best literature and nonfiction.
Getting started? Find the support link at the bottom of the page once you are in EBooks Minnesota.
Access provided by Minitex with funding from a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant to the Minnesota Department of Education.
Magazine and journal articles, reference books, and images. Provides general and academic coverage of multiple subjects including science, technology, religion, philosophy, psychology, and business.
Educational principles, child development and psychology, and best practices in education. Includes full-text articles and reports, and reference sources.
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.
Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries, Homework, Spanish
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.
Citations for education-related journal articles, books, theses, and conference papers, going back to 1966. Some full-text articles available.
Full-text articles from scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers across all academic disciplines.
Full-text articles from magazines, newspapers, and reference books about current events, people, places, animals, history and more. Includes primary sources, images and maps. Full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Elementary - middle school.
Category: General, Homework
Full-text articles from reference books and academic and popular periodicals about a broad range of topics, including health, arts and literature, business, professional development and more.
Full-text articles from reference books and academic and popular periodicals about health, arts and literature, biography, current issues, geography, history and more. Includes primary sources, images and maps. Full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). High school.
Official Federal Government documents and publications available online in multiple digital renditions or file formats.
Original historical documents including U.S. military records, newspapers, images, city directories, naturalization documents, personal histories, and more.
Category: Genealogy and local history, History and biography
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.
Category: Grants and foundations
Available only in a library. A directory of charitable foundations and public charity programs for students, artists, researchers, and individual grantseekers.
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.
United States history and current events from the colonial era through today. Includes online nonfiction books, articles, videos, and project ideas. Elementary - middle school.
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.
Getting started? Find the "Need Help?" link at the top right once you are in Freegal.
Category: Downloads, Music
Find wholesalers, distributors, tradeshows, scholarships, fellowships, loans, publishers, and brands and their companies.
Category: Business, Directories, Education
One search location for Gale's online literature archive resources, including Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete, Literature Criticism, and Something About the Author.
Directories and encyclopedias covering religions, associations, databases, publications and broadcast media, publishers, government advisory organizations, government research, and research centers.
Category: Directories, General
Full-text articles on literature, art, biography, business, religion, science, education, history, law, social science, medicine, multicultural studies, and general reference.
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.
Full-text articles from general-interest newspapers, journals, and magazines. Includes videos, audio, and images on current events, popular culture, business and industry, arts and sciences, sports, and hobbies. Goes back to 1980.
Full-text articles from journals on physics, mathematics, nanotechnology, geology, chemistry, biology, and more.
Full-text articles from major national and regional newspapers. Date range varies by publication, starting as far back as 1977.
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.
Cross-search two or more resources at once. Includes animals, biographies, countries, science and more.
Full-text articles on diseases, fitness, exercise, safety, nutrition, medication, medical conditions, drugs, herbal remedies, and alternative medicine, with health assessment tools.
Full-text articles on medical sciences, food sciences, nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.
Full-text articles cover ethics, inquiry, pediatric, mental health, allied health and drug guides. Goes back to 1975.
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.
American local history books, primary sources, family histories, images, and finding aids. Goes back to the late 1700's.
Covers every aspect of American history from the earliest times to the present.
Category: Countries and states, History and biography
Industry analyses as well as company locations, summary financials, top competitors, top officers and more.
Available only in a library. Addresses changing HR practices and federal and state laws.
Category: Business, Employment, Law
Self-published eBooks from Minnesota authors.
Una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias.
Full-text articles from magazines, newspapers, and reference books about politics, current events, science, history, popular culture and more. 1985-present. High school.
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.
Live interview coaching, online resume and cover letter assistance. Offers practice tests, online writing lab, and skill building tools in math, reading, writing.
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.
التعلم للصغار General reference developed for young Arabic speaking students with articles, illustrations, videos, and engaging games and activities.
Full-text articles from magazines, newspapers, and reference books about current events, people, places, animals, history and more. Elementary school.
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.
Category: Countries and states, Encyclopedias and dictionaries, Homework
Resources for basic computer and academic skill building, job preparation, and career advancement. Includes interactive tutorials, online books, and test preparation tools for GED, SAT, ACT, TOEFL, and military and occupational exams.
Category: Computers and technology, Education, Employment, Language learning
Indexes journals, books, research reports, and proceedings on all aspects of libraries. Goes back to the mid-1960s.
Commentary from broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books, and journals. Covers poetry, drama, novels, short stories, and more. Goes back to 1400.
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.
Full-text poems, short stories, essays, speeches and plays with summaries, biographies and images. Some content is citations and abstracts.
Classical Greek and Latin texts alongside English translations. Spans eighteen centuries, from 800 BC to 1000 AD, and includes epic and lyric poetry; tragedy and comedy; history, travel, philosophy, and oratory.
Top-quality video tutorials taught by recognized industry experts. Lessons are for all skill levels and include a wide variety of topic areas including business skills and software, web design and development, music, photo, and video editing, and 3D design and animation.
Full-text articles from magazines and reference books covering many topics. Includes biographies, primary sources, photos, maps, and flags. Goes back to 1975.
Available only in a library. Comprehensive career, education, and industry information specific to Minnesota. Provides résumé creator and other tools and guidance for career planning and job searching, and information for planning and funding education.
Category: Education, Employment
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.
Replaces D&B Million Dollar Directory. Private and public U.S. and international business data, industry news, facts and figures, executive contact information, industry profiles, and more. Also includes residential search, demographic reports, job search, First Research, and Key Business Ratios.
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.
Full-page images from original Minneapolis newspapers, available to search or browse via Minnesota Historical Society's Digital Newspaper Hub. Begins in 1867 with the Minneapolis Daily Tribune and ends in 1922 with the Minneapolis Morning Tribune.
Funded by the State of Minnesota.
Category: Genealogy and local history, History and biography, Newspapers
Accessible only at Minneapolis Central Library, 4th floor. Grantmakers and grants from both private and corporate foundations.
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.
Print and online-only newspapers, journals, blogs, and broadcast transcripts. Date range varies by publication, starting as far back as 1986.
Images, maps and documents from more than 150 cultural heritage organizations, including Hennepin County Library's Special Collections.
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.
In-depth data and analysis on stocks, funds, and ETF's. Also offers portfolio guidance.
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.
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.
Category: Arts and culture, Music
Full-text magazine articles. Includes books, maps, images and videos. Goes back to 1888.
From S&P Global. Directory information and data (including stock reports) for global public and private companies. Industry reports, as well as sector data, mutual fund and ETF reports. Historical price record data, country data and compensation information for executives.
Previous interface for S&P NetAdvantage is available until December 20.
Full-text articles as well as world history timelines, science projects and experiments, and tips on research, studying and writing. Elementary - middle school.
Articles, news, science projects, biographies, and games covering a broad range of science subjects. Includes projects and experiments. Middle - high school.
Full-text articles from several different eJournals going back to 1857.
Full-page, digitized images of the newspaper. Goes back to 2008; articles from the last 60-90 days may not be available yet.
Digitized images from the original newspapers, New York Daily Times (1851 - 1857) and New York Times (from 1857 on, except the most recent 4 years).
Category: History and biography, Newspapers
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.
Information and resources to find fiction and nonfiction titles. Includes author read-alikes, discussion guides, reviews and articles.
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.
A catalog of digital resources from open-access archive collections. Includes full-text articles, theses, audio, images, movies, and data sets.
Multidisciplinary, full-text articles from numerous journals. Covers art, science, technology, education, humanities, law, libraries, literature, social sciences and business. Goes back to 1994.
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.
Social issues covered by pro/con viewpoint essays, topic overviews, primary sources, biographies, court-cases, articles, statistics, charts and graphs, images, and podcasts.
Category: Homework, Pro/Con
Resume and cover letter creation. Includes job search tools such as practice interviews and skills assessment.
Downloadable eBooks and audiobooks and streaming videos for all ages.
Getting started? Find the help link at the top right once you are in OverDrive.
Articles, maps, diagrams, line drawings, and links to color images. Includes images of signatures, historical auction records, and lists of museum holdings.
Definitions, histories, and pronunciations for over half a million words.
Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Biographies of composers, performers, conductors. Includes genres and artists throughout history. Covers instruments, notation, forms, styles, individual works, timelines, and dictionary.
Accessible only at Minneapolis Central Library, 2nd floor. Public access to search full-text patent and application databases for the U.S., and abstracts for Japanese and European patents. Both the Examiner's Automated Search Tool (PubEAST) and the Web-based Examiner's Search Tool (PubWEST) are available.
Funding provided by the Patent and Trademark Resource Center Program.
Category: Business, Law
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.
Category: Arts and culture, Books and authors
Essays on controversial topics that examine multiple sides of current issues. Includes charts, graphs, and research guides. Middle - high school.
Online platform to create, edit and publish books in print-ready and eBook formats.
Full-text articles from U.S. and international papers. Provides up to a 60-day backfile and the ability to perform keyword searches across all titles.
For professionals teaching the humanities, social sciences, science, and technology. Includes child development, substance abuse, health, learning disabilities, teaching literature, education law, and sports training articles.
Full-text education journals and teachers' editions. Includes librarianship, counseling, computers, and psychology.
One search engine for all available ProQuest resources. Includes current and historic magazines and newspapers as well as resources for business and industry research.
Full-text of bills available. U.S. Congress publications indexed and abstracted. Goes back to 1789.
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.
Full-text available for many articles. Citations cover medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and preclinical sciences.
Formerly OneClickdigital. Downloadable audiobooks for children, teens, and adults.
Getting started? Find the help link at the top right once you are in RBdigital.
Category: Books and authors, Downloads
Formerly 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.
Getting started? Find the help link at the bottom right once you are in Zinio.
Citations for general-interest magazine articles published in the U.S. between 1890-1982.
Profiles of domestic and international advertising agencies and advertisers. Indexes brand names and offers advertising industry data.
Directories for Canadian businesses, and U.S. businesses and residences. Consumer/Lifestyles database offers market research.
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.
Covers cultures, government, people, U.S. and world history, geography, literature, science, and social issues. Includes books, images, biographies, audio, video, magazines, newspapers, creative works, primary sources, and more. Middle school.
Full-text articles from Rochester, Minnesota newspaper. Goes back to 2006.
Full-text articles from Saint Paul, Minnesota newspaper. Goes back to 1988.
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.
Online access to publications that include primary documents in American history, literary reviews, essays on American business history, and articles on a wide range of health conditions.
Schematics and repair information on electronic products for models going back to 1946.
Overviews, full-text articles, images, websites, and videos covering earth and life science, space, technology, mathematics, and science history and biography. Includes science experiments.
Category: Science, Homework
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.
Resources for science exploration and student research support. Includes nonfiction articles with read aloud option, videos, current events, career information, and experiments.
Library Journal's SELF-e program allows self-published authors to make their eBooks available to readers in public libraries in Minnesota and potentially across the country.
Citations and some full-text stories from collections and anthologies published each year in all literary genres. Goes back to 1984.
Full-text articles on starting and running a business, including planning, operations, marketing, financing, accounting, and taxes.
Current and historical U.S. Census data from 1790-2010. Create maps and reports to illustrate, analyze, and understand demography and social change.
Articles and images detailing the lives and works of children's and teens' authors and illustrators.
Full-text articles from Minneapolis, Minnesota newspaper, including Minneapolis Star and Tribune and all three local editions: Minneapolis, Metro, and St. Paul.
Category: Genealogy and local history, Newspapers
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.
History, politics, economics, trade, and infrastructure for each country. Offers chronologies, international organizations information, and an archive of yearbooks back to the 1860's.
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.
Self-paced, in-depth language tutor for English, French, German, Spanish, Latin American Spanish, Italian, and Dutch.
Category: Language learning
Productions of the world's leading plays and documentaries discussing the history of theatre, acting methods, pioneering dramatists, and actors.
Self-paced instruction for over 70 languages.
Scholastic True Books on nonfiction topics. Projects, lessons, and activities help build knowledge on people, places, history, science, and nature.
Category: Countries and states, Homework, Science
Animated story books and chapter books with highlighted text. Also includes graphic novels, nonfiction books and videos, puzzles, and games. Some titles in Spanish and French. Kindergarten - Gr 5.
Self-paced online typing course with drills, speed tests, and games.
Primary sources, secondary sources, and full-text journal articles covering all areas of U.S. History. Middle - high school.
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.
Financial data reporting, analysis, and securities ranking systems. Access up to five years of technical history.
Available only in a library. Minnesota and U.S. cases, headnotes, statutes, court orders, court rules, and administrative decisions.
Full-text articles on people, places, science, animals, history, and more. Includes videos, images, audio files, science projects, maps, and games. Elementary school.
Full-text articles, headline news explored in depth, primary sources, websites, atlases, images, and a dictionary.
Full-text articles on geography, history, science, and current events. Includes biographies, videos, and quizzes. Middle - high school.
Primary sources, secondary sources, and full-text journal articles covering world history from antiquity to the present. Middle - high school.
Library materials from public and academic institutions across the world. To request materials through Interlibrary Loan, use MNLINK.