MnLINK Gateway Tutorials

Search the MnLINK Gateway.

A series of short video tutorials to help you use the MnLINK Gateway.

  • Basic Searching Tips Movie icon from Silk icon set: http://www.famfamfam.com/lab/icons/silk/. (03:14)
    An introduction to some basic search tips which should improve your navigation of the MnLINK Gateway.
  • How to Cut Down Your Search Results Movie icon from Silk icon set: http://www.famfamfam.com/lab/icons/silk/. (03:18)
    Too many results returned can make it difficult to find what you want. Check this out for some tips on how to refine your search for more manageable results.
  • How to Request Something You Can't Locate Movie icon from Silk icon set: http://www.famfamfam.com/lab/icons/silk/. (05:03)
    Occasionally you may not locate an item you would like to request. Watch this for some tips on how you might find the item or place a request for it.
  • How to Use Different Search Profiles Movie icon from Silk icon set: http://www.famfamfam.com/lab/icons/silk/. (01:00)
    Search profiles affect the search results that return. Here you can learn more about how to use the search profiles to find what you want.
  • Monitor the Status of Your Interlibrary Loan Requests Movie icon from Silk icon set: http://www.famfamfam.com/lab/icons/silk/. (01:45)
    MnLINK allows you to monitor the status of your interlibrary loan requests. Watch this demonstration for more information.
  • Provide Your Email Address for Notifications Movie icon from Silk icon set: http://www.famfamfam.com/lab/icons/silk/. (01:25)
    Many libraries are using automatic email notifications from the MnLINK system. Here is a demonstration of how to add an email address to a request if your library hasn't already provided it.
  • Saving a Search Strategy Movie icon from Silk icon set: http://www.famfamfam.com/lab/icons/silk/. (03:04)
    Saving a search strategy is a way to pull up similar results at a later date. Learn how to save a search strategy to pull up search results at another time.
  • Searching ELM for Journal Articles Movie icon from Silk icon set: http://www.famfamfam.com/lab/icons/silk/. (02:47)
    The Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) resources give access to many databases which may provide full text articles and abstracts. Check out how to search these databases and access the resources.
  • Using the Saved List Movie icon from Silk icon set: http://www.famfamfam.com/lab/icons/silk/. (03:08)
    Watch for some tips on saving items to a list. These items will only be available during your current MnLINK session.
  • What is Minnesota Reflections? Movie icon from Silk icon set: http://www.famfamfam.com/lab/icons/silk/. (01:08)
    Minnesota Reflections is a database of images provided by the Minnesota Digital Library. This database has photographs, correspondence, plat maps, books, and more. Learn more about how to access this information.
  • When and How to Report a Problem Movie icon from Silk icon set: http://www.famfamfam.com/lab/icons/silk/. (01:45)
    If you have problems or questions when using the MnLINK Gateway, you can get technical support from MnLINK staff. Here are some tips on how to provide useful information in resolving problems.
  • Why Can't I Login to the MnLINK Gateway? Movie icon from Silk icon set: http://www.famfamfam.com/lab/icons/silk/. (00:36)
    Are you having problems when you try to login to the MnLINK Gateway? Here are some suggestions about how to deal with some issues.

Search the MnLINK Gateway

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Use the MnLINK Gateway to:

  • Search multiple libraries and databases at once.
  • Request materials.
  • Search the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) to view and download articles about numerous topics.