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.

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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Information Literacy – Do Students Know What They Are Looking For?
Monday, March 30, 2015
12:30 PM – 1:15 PM

Historical Research: How do I find the good stuff?
Tuesday, April 07, 2015
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

ELM Databases for Grades 9-12
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Student Resources In Context
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
11:30AM – 12:30PM

Points of View Reference Center
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
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.