Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM)

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ELM: paid for by your tax dollars.

ELM is a collection of research and information databases to be used by Minnesota residents through their school, public, academic, and state government libraries or the ELM Portal.

The databases in ELM were recommended by the Minitex Electronic Information Resources Task Force and are licensed through June 30, 2017, with an option to renew two additional one-year terms, making the collection ultimately available through June 30, 2019.

ELM is one of the library resources available to Minnesota residents at MnKnows – Dig Deeper @ Your Library.

Share Your ELM Stories!

Tell us your story about how you have used the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) resources in your classes, for your homework, at your workplace, for your personal interests, or in other ways you have found ELM resources to be useful!

We will compile the ELM stories and share them to inform legislators, administrators, and others about the importance of ELM resources for Minnesotans and to demonstrate the many ways ELM is used by people throughout the state.

We welcome your ideas, comments, and suggestions. Your input will help us in serving you better.

Upcoming ELM Instruction Sessions

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Job & Career Accelerator
Thursday, February 22, 2018
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Electronic Library for Minnesota: An Overview and Refresher
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

LearningExpress Library
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Helping Students Read Informational Texts
Thursday, March 01, 2018
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Test Prep for the MCAs, AP exams, ACT/SAT, and more with Learning Express
Thursday, March 08, 2018
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Archived ELM Webinars
Find recordings of our 30-60 minute webinars on various aspects of the ELM databases on our Self-Paced Learning page.

ELM Learning Center
Find fact sheets, short videos, hands-on exercises and more on the ELM databases in the ELM Learning Center.