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?
Friday, February 12, 2016
11:30 AM – 12:15 PM

Creating Resource Packs & Lesson Plans in Britannica
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Getting to Know the New SAT
Thursday, February 18, 2016
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

How To Find & Follow News Topics in ELM
Friday, February 19, 2016
12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

ELM Basics for K12
Monday, February 22, 2016
2:00 PM – 3:00 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.