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Social Sciences Citation Index
  • Description:   Bibliographic information, author abstracts, and cited references from over 1,700 social sciences journals as well as 3,300 science and technology journals. Full text is not available. 2002-Current. Thomson Reuters

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Academic Search Premier Electronic Libraries of Minnesota
Access UN
  • Description: Index to United Nations documents. Included is the full-text of several thousand UN documents. 1956-Current.  Readex

Green Society
  • Description: This 12-volume series explores all aspects of environmentalism, from energy, business, and food to technology, education, culture, and more.  SAGE Reference Online Titles

ACM Digital Library
  • Description: Provides bibliographic information, abstracts, index terms, reviews, and the full-text for ACM conference proceedings. 1954-Current.  Association for Computing Machinery

ADS: Astrophysics Data System Abstract Service
  • Description: A search interface into the scientific and technical literature covering astronomy, planetary science, physics, and the arXiv e-prints. Abstracts only. 1975-Current. NASA

ACS Web Editions/Archive
  • Description: ACS Web Editions provides abstracts and full text for journals and magazines from the American Chemical Society and its Archives. All available dates.  American Chemical Society

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AgEcon Search: Research in Agricultural Economics
  • Description: AgEcon Search is a free, open access repository of full-text scholarly literature in agricultural and applied economics. 1993-Current. University of Minnesota

Alt HealthWatch
  • Description: Offers complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness through full-text articles in more than 180 journals and reports. EBSCO. ELM

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Electronic Libraries of Minnesota
American Poetry Database
  • Description:  Features the work of more than 200 American poets from the colonial period to the early twentieth century. Chadwyck-Healey

WestlawNext Campus Research
  • Description: WestlawNext Campus Research provides access to federal and state case law statutes regulations law reviews and journals American Law Reports, and the American Jurisprudence 2nd Ed. legal encyclopedia.  This resource also provides access to more than 4,900 news and business information publications.  Thomson Reuters

Annual Reviews
  • Description: Critical reviews of primary research in the life, physical, social science and biomedical disciplines. Vol. 1 of each title-current. Annual Reviews

Anthropology Plus
  • Description: Offers indexing of journal articles in the fields of social, cultural, physical, biological and linguistic anthropology, ethnology, archaeology and folklore. Includes Anthropological Index and Anthropological Literature databases.  EBSCO

  • Description: ArchiveGrid includes over four million records describing archival materials, bringing together information about historical documents, personal papers, family histories, and more. With over 1,000 different archival institutions represented, ArchiveGrid helps researchers looking for primary source materials held in archives, libraries, museums and historical societies. OCLC

Art Full Text
  • Description: Full text articles from more than 270 periodicals as far back as 1997. Indexing and abstracting of over 600 periodicals as far back as 1984. EBSCO

    • Also available: Print (Art Index), 1941-1997, NX1.A12 REF COLL


Arts & Humanities Citation Index e-Print archive
  • Description: Open access to 712,212 e-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics back. 1980-Current. Cornell University

BHA: Bibliography of the History of Art
  • Description: Includes citations and abstracts from over 1,200 art journals. Content includes records from RILA. 1975-2007. J. Paul Getty Trust

Biological Abstracts
  • Description: Coverage of meetings and conferences, literature reviews, books and U.S. patents in the biological disciplines. 1980-Current. Thomson Reuters

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  • Description: Access to more than 240 bioscience journals. 1994-Current. BioOne

ProQuest News & Newspapers
  • Description: Offers access to 15 newspaper publications including the New York Times, St. Paul Pioneer Press, and Star Tribune as well as a variety of historical newspaper content sources such as the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post, and the Christian Science Monitor. Also included are Ethnic NewsWatch and GenderWatch.  ProQuest

BIOSIS Previews
  • Description: Abstract coverage of over 5,500 life science journals as well as 1,500 items from meetings, books review articles and patents. 1993 - Current, Thomson Reuters

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Books In Print
  • Description: Books in Print offers bibliographic information on over 7.5 million in-print, out-of-print, and forthcoming book, e-book, audio, and video titles. R. R. Bowker

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Business Source Premier
  • Description: Business Source Complete provides full-text business journals and hundreds of scholarly, peer-reviewed journals covering all aspects of business marketing, management, economics, finance, accounting, international business and more. EBSCO, 1965- ELM

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Electronic Libraries of Minnesota
Britannica Online Academic Edition
  • Description: The authoritative encyclopedia of world knowledge. Includes over 75,000 articles, including 23,000 biographies.  Britannica. ELM

Electronic Libraries of Minnesota
America: History and Life
  • Description: Index covering history of the U.S. and Canada from pre-history to the present through 1,700 journals. 1964-Current. EBSCO

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Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
  • Description:  Provides citations, abstracts, and indexing of the international literature in political science as well as international relations, law, sociology, economics, and public administration/policy. 1975-Current, ProQuest.

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  • WorldCat (OCLC)     -search over 10,000 library catalogs worldwide containing more than 1.5 billion items. 1000 AD-Current, OCLC.  ELM   -free website

Electronic Libraries of Minnesota
Wiley Online Library
  • Description:  A multi-disciplinary database that includes full-text journal articles and ebook content as well as abstracts of additional journal articles and reference sources. The sciences have particular emphasis.  John Wiley & Sons

Standard & Poors NetAdvantage
  • Description:  Detailed descriptions of companies, industries, and mutual funds.  Standard & Poor's

  • Description:  A free encyclopedia that anyone can edit.   Wikimedia Foundation

Web of Science
  • Description:  Includes Arts & Humanities Citation Index (2006-Current), Science Citation Index Expanded (2002-Current) and Social Sciences Citation Index (2002-Current).  Thomson Reuters

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UMM Digital Collections
  • Description:  Historical and current images of the University of Minnesota Morris.  University of Minnesota, Morris.

TRID (the TRIS & ITRD Database)
  • Description:  TRID provides access to over 900,000 records of transportation research worldwide.  Transportation Research Board

Choice: Current Reviews
  • Description: Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries is the premier source for reviews of academic books and digital resources of interest to scholars and students in higher education.  American Library Association

Transportation Research Record
  • Description:  Journal of the Transportation Research Board.  1996-Current. Transportation Research Board of the National Academies

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Times Digital Archive
  • Description:  Digital Archive of The Times of London newspaper. 1785-1985. Gale

Teacher Reference Center
  • DescriptionProvides indexing and abstracts for over 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators.  EBSCO

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Student Resources in Context
  • DescriptionComprised of reference works, periodicals, academic journals, primary sources and multi-media designed to meet the research needs of high school students. Gale.  ELM

Electronic Libraries of Minnesota
StarTribune Electronic Libraries of Minnesota
  • Description: Offers art museum images that are rights-cleared for educational use.  OCLC. ELM

Electronic Libraries of Minnesota
Chicago Manual of Style Online
  • Description: The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition online. University of Chicago Press

Chronicle of Higher Education
  • Description: Presents news, information, articles and jobs for university professionals.  Chronicle of Higher Education

CIA World Factbook
  • Description: Provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. Central Intelligence Agency

  • Description:  Full-text database for journals and books published by Springer. SpringerLink currently offers over 2,450 fully peer-reviewed journals in a variety of subject areas and more than 25,000 ebooks online.  Springer

  • Description: Comprehensive index to the world's economic literature from over 700 journals. Includes article and dissertation abstracts, full-text reviews and working papers. 1886-Current.  ProQuest

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  • Description: An index of Latin American journals in the social sciences, humanities and sciences. Offers access to more than 400,000 bibliographic citations from documents published in 2,600 scholarly journals published in the Spanish, Portuguese, French and English languages. OCLC, 1975-. ELM

Electronic Libraries of Minnesota
Sociological Abstracts
  • Description:  Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences.  1963-Current. ProQuest

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Columbia Granger World of Poetry
  • Description: Includes some 250,000 poems in full text and 450,000 poetry citations, as well as poet biographies and poetry commentary.  Columbia University Press

Social Services Abstracts
  • Description:  Indexes and abstracts current research in social work, human services, social welfare, social policy, and community development. 1980-Current. ProQuest

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Communication & Mass Media Complete
  • Description: Offers full-text coverage for more than 280 titles plus citation coverage for many more communication and mass media journals.  EBSCO

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Dictionary of Old English Web Corpus
  • Description: The Dictionary of Old English Web Corpus is an online database consisting of at least one copy of every surviving Old English text. In some cases, more than one copy is included, if it is significant because of dialect or date. As such, the DOE Web Corpus represents over three million words of Old English and fewer than a million words of Latin, or almost five times the collected works of Shakespeare. University of Toronto

Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Burney Collection
  • Description: A full-text, fully searchable digital archive of nearly 1,270 newspapers and news pamphlets from the United Kingdom. 1757-1817. Gale

Consumer Health Complete
  • Description: Provides full text content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.  EBSCO. ELM

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Electronic Libraries of Minnesota
Social Sciences Full Text
  • Description:  Includes more than 350 key international, English-language social science periodicals. Indexing of periodicals provided from 1983-current, full text coverage starting 1995. EBSCO.

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  • Description: A library of online training videos that provides access to more than 1,700 courses for all skill levels in more than 140 specialties in computer software applications, programming, photography, animation, and Web design. For current UMM students, faculty, and staff only. Requires x500 login., Inc.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
  • Description: Collection of 25 online reference books and encyclopedias covering topics from Art to History to Medicine.  Gale.  ELM

Electronic Libraries of Minnesota
CQ Weekly
  • Description: Provides in-depth reports on congressional issues, plus a complete wrap-up of the previous week's news, including the status of bills in play, behind-the-scenes maneuvering, committee and floor activity, debates and all roll-call votes. Congressional Quarterly. 1983-

Science Reference Center
  • Description: A comprehensive research database that provides access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content from nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and biographies.  EBSCO.  ELM

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Electronic Libraries of Minnesota
  • Description: EBSCOhost EJS is an electronic journal host for thousands of journals from hundreds of publishers. The EBSCOhost search engine allows searching for articles from that collection of journals by author, article title and abstract and by full text. EBSCO

Science Citation Index Expanded
  • Description: An international, multidisciplinary index to the literature of science, technology, and biomedicine. Over 4,000 journals representing all scientific disciplines are indexed.  2002-Current. Thomson Reuters

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SciFinder Scholar
  • Description: SciFinder provides access to the CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service) databases covering the chemical literature, chemical substances and reactions, chemical catalogs and regulatory information, as well as the Medline database. Includes more than 33 million references, 60 million substances, and 30 million reactions that are searchable.  Note: First time users must first register with SciFinder.  1907-Current. American Chemical Society

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Science Direct
  • Description: Offers science, medical, technical as well as social science and humanities journal and ebook chapter content. 1998-Current. Elsevier

  • Description: Includes full-text content from the serials Science, Science Signaling and Science Translational Medicine.  October 6 1997-Current. AAAS

Royal Society of Chemistry Journals
  • Description: Contains approximately 1.4 million pages and 240,000 chemical science articles published in RSC journals from 1841 to 2004.  Royal Society of Chemistry

Regional Business News
  • Description: Provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications, incorporating 75 business news magazines, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.  EBSCO, some coverage from 1993 onwards.  ELM

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Electronic Libraries of Minnesota
  • Description: Comprises more than 21 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. 1966-Current. National Library of Medicine

PLoS (Public Library of Science)
  • Description: The Public Library of Science (PLoS) is a non-profit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature a freely available public resource. Includes seven open access journals.  2003-Current. PLoS 

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Early American Imprints, Series I (1639-1800)
  • Description: Searchable full text that covers every aspect of American life including history, literature, religion and foreign affairs. Contains of a range of publications, including advertisements, almanacs, bibles, broadsides, pamphlets, sermons, speeches, textbooks, and more.  Part of America's Historical Imprints series from Readex

  • Description: Contains the chemical structures of small organic molecules and information on their biological activities. National Institute's of Health

  • Description: Covers all areas of psychology. Provides citations and abstracts to articles from more than 1300 journals in psychology and related fields. In addition, PsycINFO covers books, book chapters, and dissertations.  1806-Current. ProQuest

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  • Description: Definitive source of full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology. The database contains more than 140,000 articles from over 60 journals published by the APA and other organizations. 1894-Current. ProQuest

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Database of African-American Poetry
  • Description: Contains nearly 3,000 poems by African American poets of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.  Chadwyck-Healey

Dictionary of Old English
  • Description: Defines the vocabulary of the first six centuries (C.E. 600-1150) of the English language, using twenty-first century technology.  University of Toronto

MLA Directory of Periodicals
  • Description: Contains information on the journals and series that are covered in the MLA International Bibliography database. Over 4,400 periodical titles are currently indexed.  EBSCO

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Discovering Collection
  • Description: Designed for the high school student, Gale's Discovering Collection presents a core collection of essays, reference works, and magazine articles on the subjects of biography, history, science, and social studies. Gale. ELM

Electronic Libraries of Minnesota
Project MUSE
  • Description: Provides full-text access to more than 320 scholarly journals in the arts and humanities social sciences and mathematics. Coverage varies.1990-Current. John's Hopkins University Press.

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Dissertations & Theses
  • Description: Includes 2.7 million searchable citations to dissertation and theses from around the world from 1861 to the present day together with 1.2 million full text dissertations. Full text is available for most of the dissertations added since 1997.  ProQuest, 1861-

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Professional Development Collection
  • Description: Designed for professional educators, provides a collection of over 500 full-text education journals (approximately 350 are peer-reviewed), over 200 educational reports, primarily from the U.S. Department of Education. 1965-Current. EBSCO.  ELM

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Electronic Libraries of Minnesota
  • Description: EBSCO MegaFILE is comprised of the databases Academic Search Premier, MasterFILE Premier, Business Source Premier, and Regional Business News. Provides full text for nearly 12,000 total publications and indexing & abstracting for more than 16,000 publications.  EBSCO. ELM.

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Electronic Libraries of Minnesota
Professional Collection
  • Description:  Includes abstracts and full-text for more than 300 education journals. Gale.  ELM

Electronic Libraries of Minnesota
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)
  • Description: PNAS is one of the world's most-cited multidisciplinary scientific serials. Established in 1915, it publishes research reports, commentaries and reviews in the biological, physical, and social sciences.  1990-Current. National Academy of Sciences

  • Description: ProceedingsFirst offers tables of contents from worldwide conferences, professional meetings and symposia. It lists papers presented at those meetings and provides an overview of the activities at such meetings.  OCLC, 1993-.  ELM

Electronic Libraries of Minnesota
Economist Historical Archive
  • Description: Digitized archive (1843-2008) of the weekly economic newspaper.  Gale

Primary Search
  • Description: Contains the full-text for more than 80 popular elementary school magazines as well as many primary documents. EBSCO.  ELM

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Electronic Libraries of Minnesota
Points of View Reference Center
  • Description: Provides high school students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database provides 250 topics, each with an overview, point, counterpoint, and Critical Thinking Guide.  EBSCO.  ELM

Electronic Libraries of Minnesota
Plant Management Network
  • Description: A cooperative resource for the applied plant sciences. Offers an extensive searchable database comprised of thousands of web-based resource pages from the network's partner universities, companies, and associations.   Plant Management Network

Education Full Text
  • Description: Full text of articles from over 350 journals as far back as 1996. Indexing of over 770 periodicals dating back to 1983. More than 100,000 controlled and cross-referenced names of educational tests.  EBSCO

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Plant Information Online
  • Description: Includes current sources in North American nurseries for over 70,000 plants over 200,000 citations to current plant science literature, listings for more than 1300 North American seed and nursery firms.  University of Minnesota Libraries

EEBO: Early English Books Online
  • Description: Contains more than 125,000 titles listed in Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475-1640) and Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700) and their revised editions, as well as the Thomason Tracts (1640-1661) collection.  ProQuest, 1475-1700

Eighteenth Century Collections Online
  • Description: An online full text collection of English and foreign language books, pamphlets, broadsides and other ephemera published in the U.K. and the Americas between 1701 and 1800. Gale

PILOTS: Published International Literature on Traumatic Stress
  • Description: Covers scholarly literature on post-traumatic stress disorder as well as other mental health areas affected by traumatic events.  1871-Current. ProQuest

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Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM)
  • Description: ELM (Electronic Library for Minnesota) gives Minnesota residents online access to magazine, journal, newspaper, and encyclopedia articles, eBooks (online books), and other information resources. Includes 68 databases.

Electronic Libraries of Minnesota
Philosopher's Index
Patrologia Latina Database
  • Description: Contains a complete electronic version of the first edition of Jacques-Paul Migne's Patrologia Latina (1844-1855 and 1862-1865).   University of Michigan

St. Paul Pioneer Press
  • Description: Full text of the newspaper St. Paul Pioneer Press. 2010-Current.  ProQuest

  • Description: Provides full text access to 175 management and engineering scholarly journals as well as abstracts in a variety of other subjects.  Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

World Shakespeare Bibliography
  • Description: A searchable database consisting of the most comprehensive record of Shakespeare-related scholarship and theatrical productions published or produced worldwide between 1960 and today. Contains over 132,640 annotated entries. John Hopkins University Press

  • Britannica Online Academic Edition

    Description: The authoritative encyclopedia of world knowledge. Includes over 75,000 articles, including 23,000 biographies.  Encyclopaedia Britannica. ELM

Electronic Libraries of Minnesota
PAIS Index
  • Description: An index to the world's public and social policy literature in the fields of business, economics, local and federal government, political science, international relations and finance. 1972- ProQuest

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  • Description: EndNote is bibliographic software licensed by the University of Minnesota, Morris Briggs Library for use by current Morris students, staff, and faculty. Use it to organize references and create bibliographies or footnotes from thousands of available styles.  Thomson Reuters

English Short Title Catalogue
  • Description: Bibliographic records for works published between 1473 and 1800, principally in Britain and North America. Predominantly English language. Contains almost 460,000 records representing material held in the British Library as well as other libraries.  British Library

Oxford Music Online
  • Description:  Includes content from the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, the New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, New Grove Dictionary of Opera, the Oxford Companion to Music and the Oxford Dictionary of Music.  Oxford University Press

English Poetry Database
  • Description: Comprises the works of almost 1,350 poets from 600-1900.  Chadwyck-Healey

Oxford English Dictionary
  • Description: The OED is the definitive historical dictionary of the English language. Includes English language words from 1150 CE to the present day.  Oxford University Press

Oxford Bibliographies Online
  • Description: Bibliographic "topic guides" to selected resources in Islamic Studies. Provides an introduction to the specialized literature on major and minor topics within Islamic Studies.  Oxford University Press

English Verse Drama
  • Description: Contains the full text of over 2200 plays by more than 500 named authors and 300 anonymous works, from the late Thirteenth Century through the end of the Nineteenth Century.   Chadwyck-Healey

Online Books Page
  • Description: Provides access to over a million ebooks that are freely readable over the Internet. University of Pennsylvania

Environment Complete
  • Description: Contains more than 2.5 million records from more than 2,350 domestic and international titles covering ecology, energy, natural resources, pollution, environmental law, and more.  EBSCO, 1940-Current

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  • Description: Contains digital resources from open archive collections that cover multidisciplinary resources from more than 1000 contributors worldwide.  OCLC.  ELM

Electronic Libraries of Minnesota
Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers
  • Description: Provides access to approximately 500 U.S. newspapers, published between 1800 and 1900.  Gale, 1800-1900

Nineteenth Century British Library Newspapers
  • Description: The 19th Century British Library Newspapers collection contains the full text of 71 national and regional newspapers. 1800-1860. Gale

New York Times Electronic Libraries of Minnesota
Historical New York Times
  • Description: Updated annually. Includes all the articles, editorials, letters to the editor, obituaries, birth and marriage announcements, photos and advertisements from the New York Times Sept. 18, 1851-Dec. 31, 2011.  ProQuest 

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ProQuest Newsstand
  • Description: Offers access to the full-text of over 1300 state, national and international newspapers. 1977- (varies by title), ProQuest.  ELM

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Electronic Libraries of Minnesota
EBSCO eBook Collection
  • Description: Nearly 12,000 academic ebooks in a variety of subject areas. Includes ebooks formerly in NetLibrary.  EBSCO. ELM.

Electronic Libraries of Minnesota
NCJRS: National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts Database
  • Description: Contains summaries of the more than 210,000 criminal justice, juvenile justice, and substance abuse resources housed in the NCJRS Library collection.  National Institute of Justice

NBER (National Bureau of Economic Research)
  • Description: Includes access to the full-text of National Bureau of Economic Research working papers going back to November, 1994.   National Bureau of Economic Research

  • Description:  Encompasses over 80 publications including the weekly international journal of Nature. 1869-Current. Nature Publishing Group

National Historical Geographic Information System
  • Description: Aggregate census data and GIS-compatible boundary files for the United States between 1790 and 2010.  Minnesota Population Center, University of Minnesota.

Music Online Reference
  • Description: Offers hundreds of reference music titles including the Garland Encyclopedia of World Music. In addition, this database offers the collections of African American Music Reference, Classical Scores Library and Classical Music Reference Library.  Alexander Street Press, 2001-

  • Description: Provides full-text access to more than 320 scholarly journals in the arts and humanities social sciences and mathematics. Coverage varies. 1990-Current. John's Hopkins University Press

MLA International Bibliography
  • Description: MLA International Bibliography offers a detailed bibliography of journal articles, books and dissertations. Contains over 2.3 million citations from more than 4,400 journals & series, and 1,000 book publishers.  EBSCO, 1963-

    Print, 1969-1996, Z 7006 .M64

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Minnesota Magazine Index
  • Description: An index of articles on local and statewide politics, news, current events, history and the arts that appeared in nine Minnesota magazines. 1991-2005.  Hennepin County Library

Minneapolis StarTribune Electronic Libraries of Minnesota
Middle Search Plus
Middle English Compendium
  • Description: The Middle English Compendium includes three major Middle English electronic resources: the Middle English Dictionary, a HyperBibliography of Middle English prose and verse, and a Corpus of Middle English Prose and Verse.  University of Michigan

Merriam-Webster Online
  • Description: Free online dictionary, thesaurus, Spanish-English and medical dictionaries with audio pronunciations.  Merriam-Webster, Incorporated

ERIC Electronic Libraries of Minnesota
UMM Digital Well
  • Description:  Repository of scholarly, creative works and campus governance documents at the University of Minnesota, Morris.  University of Minnesota, Morris.

  • Description: Comprises more than 21 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Some full-text included.  National Library of Medicine, 1966-Present

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MEDLINE: MedLine Plus
  • Description: This website helps answer health-related questions by bringing together information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other organizations.  National Library of Medicine & NIH

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  • Description: Indexes all areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing.  OCLC.  ELM

Electronic Libraries of Minnesota
  • Description: Offers full-text of Mathematical Reviews from 1940 to the present.  American Mathematical Society, 1940-Present

MasterFILE Premier
  • Description: Provides full-text for more than 1,900 general reference, business, consumer health, general science, and multi-cultural periodicals as well as indexing and abstracts for over 2,510 periodicals.  EBSCO.  ELM

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Electronic Libraries of Minnesota
MAS Ultra - School Edition
  • Description: Provides full text for more than 500 popular general interest and current events publications designed for high school students.  EBSCO.  ELM

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Electronic Libraries of Minnesota
Making of America: Making of America at University of Michigan
  • Description: A digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction.  University of Michigan

Making of America: Making of America at Cornell University
  • Description: A digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction.  Cornell University

Literature Criticism Online
  • Description: Includes ten literature criticism series titles: the short story, poetry, drama, literary criticism by century as well as special genres.  Gale

Library Information Science and Technology Abstracts (LISTA)
  • Description:  Indexes more than 600 periodicals and provides access to the full text of more than 330 journals covering the areas of librarianship and information management.  1960's to Current, EBSCO.  ELM

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Electronic Libraries of Minnesota
Junior Reference Collection
  • Description: Designed for elementary and middle school students, provides in-depth full-text coverage of biographies, literature, science, the arts, culture and general reference.  Gale.  ELM

Electronic Libraries of Minnesota
  • Description: Includes the collections of Arts and Science, Biology, Business, Language and Literature, Ireland, Ecology and Music. Content from late 18th Century to the last few years. All full text. JSTOR.

Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance
  • Description:  A collection of bibliographic databases, electronic journals and directories pertaining to the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700).  University of Toronto

  • Description: Search up to 11 Gale databases simultaneously including Expanded Academic, Computer Database and Informe.  1980-Current. Gale.  ELM

Electronic Libraries of Minnesota
  • Description: Created for Spanish-speaking users, Informe provides citations, images, and full-text articles of popular Hispanic magazines.  Gale. ELM

Electronic Libraries of Minnesota
Historical Minneapolis Tribune
  • Description: Browseable and searchable full text of historical issues of the Minneapolis Tribune. 1867-1922.  Minnesota Historical Society.  ELM

Electronic Libraries of Minnesota
IEEE Xplore
  • Description: Provides full-text access to electrical engineering and computer science transactions, journals, magazines and conference proceedings published since 1988 with select content back to 1950.  IEEE

  • Description: ICPSR data holdings contain some 6,000 studies and 450,000 files that cover a wide range of social science areas. While the database is searchable, most holdings consist of raw data, which can be downloaded.  University of Michigan

IBA (International Bibliography of Art)
  • Description: The International Bibliography of Art (IBA) is the definitive resource for scholarly literature on western art. Includes the most recent index records that were created by the Getty Research Institute.  2008-Present. ProQuest

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Historical Statistics of the United States
  • Description: The Millennial Edition is the definitive source of statistics and data about the United States and is a key resource for American history research from Colonial times to the present. Cambridge University Press, 1790-2000

Historical Abstracts
  • Description: Historical Abstracts is a bibliographic database containing citations to articles on the history of the world from 1450 to the present (excluding the United States and Canada, which are covered in America: History and Life)  EBSCO 1955-

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HLAS Online: Handbook of Latin American Studies
  • Description: A bibliography on Latin America consisting of works selected and annotated by scholars. Updated annually.  Library of Congress

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
  • Description: Provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals, including nearly 450 peer-reviewed journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Also featured are abstracts and indexing for nearly 850 journals.  EBSCO.  ELM

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Electronic Libraries of Minnesota
Health Source: Consumer Edition
  • Description: Provides access to nearly 80 full-text consumer health magazines and nearly 130 health reference books.  EBSCO.  ELM

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Electronic Libraries of Minnesota
  • Description: Provides a searchable database of reliable online health publications, clearinghouses, websites, self-help groups, government agencies, academic centers, and nonprofit agencies.  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Ebooks Minnesota
  • Description: A collection of more than 2,500 titles from Minnesota's independent publishers. Subjects include Drama, Fiction, History, Literary Collections, Literary Criticisms, Science, Juvenile Fiction, Juveneile Non-Fiction, and much more.  Minitex. ELM

Electronic Libraries of Minnesota
HAPI Online (Hispanic American Periodicals Index)
  • Description: Source for over 275,000 journal article citations about Central America, South America, the Caribbean, Mexico, Brazil, and Hispanics/Latinos in the United States as well as over 60,000 links to the full text of articles.  UCLA 1970-

  • Description: A freely accessible research database focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment. Comprised of scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports.  EBSCO

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GPO Monthly Catalog
  • Print, 1960-1996

    GPO Access [free] 1994-   [official source for government publications]

    FirstSearch (OCLC) 1976-.  ELM

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Google Scholar
  • Description: Searches for scholarly articles, peer-reviewed papers, dissertations, book citations, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from a variety of content providers. If searching from on-campus click on FindIt to retrieve full-text in a Briggs Library database.  Google

  • Description: Offers the full-text of almost 50 geoscience journals.  GeoScienceWorld 2000-

  • Description: Covers the geology of North America and the geology of the rest of the world containing over 2.6 million references to geoscience journal articles, books, maps, conference papers and reports. ProQuest 1693- (North America) 1933- (World)

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General Science Collection
  • Description: Provides information on all aspects of the scientific world and offers full-text coverage for more than 60 of the most popular science publications.  Gale Group.  ELM

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  • Description: A full-text database of publications that focus on the impact of gender across a broad spectrum of subject areas.  ProQuest 1978-

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New England Journal of Medicine
  • New England Journal of Medicine is available in print form only. The newest issue can be found in the Current Journals collection on the main floor of Briggs Library. Back issues are located on the fourth floor.  1990-Current.  Massachusetts Medical Society

  • Description: Search or browse millions of military records and photos.  Fold3

First Monday
  • Description: Peer-reviewed journal devoted to the Internet.  University of Illinois at Chicago Library

  • Description: Comprises 12 databases.  Coverage varies.  OCLC

Expanded Academic ASAP
  • Description: Offers content from more than 3,500 indexed and full-text titles in all disciplines.  Gale 1980-. ELM

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Ethnic Newswatch
  • Description: Ethnic Newswatch is a full-text collection of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press.  ProQuest, 1960-Current

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Hathi Trust Digital Library
  • Description: Includes over 10 million digitized books of which over a million are in the public domain.  Hathi Trust

Google Books
  • Description: Includes access to millions of scanned ebooks, snippets and previews.  Google.

Ebook and Texts Archive
  • Description: Searchable and downloadable archive containing three million public domain items covering a wide variety including fiction, children's books, historical texts and academic titles.  Internet Archive

Academic Complete (ebrary)
  • Description: ebrary is an ebook site containing thousands of titles in a wide variety of subjects. Books can be read online via the ebrary site, or downloaded for 1-2 weeks. Before a title can be downloaded users must first install Adobe Digital Editions on their computer. Users must also create/sign-in to their ebrary account. The Bluefire mobile app is also available for the iOS (Apple) as well as Android. ProQuest

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ProQuest Databases
  • Description: Portal to the suite of ProQuest databases including PyscINFO, Worldwide Political Science Abstracts, International Bibliography of Art and Dissertations & Theses. ProQuest

Brill ebooks
  • Description: Search and browse hundreds of ebooks in subjects such as Asian Studies, Classical Studies, European History, Islamic Studies, Philosophy, and the Social Sciences. Brill Online Books and Journals

North American Indian Thought & Culture
  • Description: Full text biographical information with 100,000 pages of content on indigenous peoples of North America. Alexander Street Press

Bibliography of Native North Americans
  • Description: Contains over 141,000 citations for books and journal articles from the U.S. and Canada covering Native American culture and history.  EBSCO

OAPEN Online Library
  • Description: OAPEN (Open Access Publishing in European Networks) is a collaborative initiative to develop and implement a sustainable Open Access publication model for academic ebooks in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

European Views of the Americas
  • Description: Over 4.6 million science abstracts and social science citations from journal and conference proceedings. Social science and humanities titles also included.  Elsevier

SciVal Funding
  • Description: SciVal Funding lists thousands of grant funding opportunities from around the world in the government, corporate and private sectors.  Elsevier

  • Description: Pivot gives Research Administrators, Research Development Professionals, and their institutions the edge to bring together the right research opportunities, funding, and people quickly and easily. ProQuest

National Center For Education Statistics
  • Description: Statistics and full-text analytical publications from NCES, the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.  Institute of Education Sciences and the U.S.  Department of Education

Naxos Music Library Jazz
  • Description:  Contains over 75,000 jazz albums and 125,000 jazz tracks featuring artists such as Charlie Parker, John Coltrane and Miles Davis from over 200 labels such as Blue Note Records, Warner Jazz, EMI, Fantasy, and many more.  Naxos Digital Services

  • Description: ebrary is an ebook site containing thousands of titles in a wide variety of subjects. Books can be read online via the ebrary site, or downloaded for 1-2 weeks. Before a title can be downloaded users must first install Adobe Digital Editions on their computer. Users must also create/sign-in to their ebrary account. The Bluefire mobile app is also available for the iOS (Apple) as well as Android. ProQuest

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Minneapolis Newspaper Index
  • Description:  Search indexes created for the Minnesota Daily (1900-1922, 1963-1977), Minneapolis Tribune (1940-1945, 1950-1954) and Minneapolis Star (1964-1970).  University of Minnesota

Learning Express
  • Description: An interactive collection of tests, tutorials, and eBooks. Offers a variety of practice exams including college and graduate placement tests (ACT, SAT, GRE, MCAD, LSAT), career preparation exams (GED, EMS, Firefighter, PPST - Praxis, Civil Service, and reading, math and writing skills practice), elementary and high school tests, TOEFL, and U.S. Citizenship Exams. If using the service for the first time, you must register on the site in order to use the database.  Current users sign-in. EBSCO.  ELM

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Naxos Music Library
  • Description: More than 80,000 cd-length recordings and 1,200,000 individual tracks covering classical as well as jazz, world, nostalgia and  classic rock music. It also includes libretti and synopses of more than 700 operas as well as more than 40,000 composer and artist biographies. Naxos Digital Services

Kantar Media SRDS
  • Description: Standard Rate and Data Service (SRDS) from Kantar Media offers access to current media information such as detailed ad rates, dates, and contact data.  Kantar Media

ITIS (Integrated Taxonomic Information System)
  • Description: Find authoritative taxonomic information on plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.  ITIS

Hoover's Company Profiles
  • Description: Provides information on more than 41,000 public and private companies. To access click  the link. You will be taken to Westlaw Classic. Under "Shortcuts" click the "Hoover's Company Profiles" link.  Westlaw

  • Description: Popular elementary school magazines as well as encyclopedias and dictionaries written for kids, plus an image collection of photos, maps, and flags. Includes Primary Search and Middle Search Plus databases.  EBSCO

ORL Cinema
  • Description: Nearly 200 streamable movies in a variety of genres including Action, Comedy, Romance, Drama, Horror, Fantasy, and Science Fiction.  On-Campus access only.

  • Description: A free digital platform that offers over 400,000 digital items documenting African American history and culture from over 500 institutions.  University of Minnesota Libraries, Penumbra Theatre Company, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Educator's Reference Complete
  • Description: Provides access to more than 1,100 education periodicals as well as over 200 reports from the U.S. Department of Education.  Gale. ELM

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