This page brings together information about library services and tools supporting the College in the Schools curriculum.

Initiate your account to access University of Minnesota Libraries Online

As a College in the School student, you have full access to all the resources at the Libraries. Our extensive online resources such as online journals, magazines, newspapers, databases and ebooks are available to use on any computer with Internet access and your UMN email and password. If you haven't done so, initiate your account now to get started. You will also be prompted to set up "duo" which is a two factor authentication system.

*new* Guide for students and teachers in CIS

Course-Specific Pages (get started with research for your courses)

World and Classical Languages

More Research Tools

  • Try the Assignment Calculator put in your due date to get help with steps of research and writing for a research paper, speech, video project and more.
  • Introduction to Library Research is an online introduction to the University Libraries including information on finding scholarly articles and more.
  • Electronic Library of Minnesota (ELM), a collection of online databases, provides access to thousands of magazines, journals, newspaper articles, eBooks, and other research sources on a vast array of topics to all high school students in Minnesota.
  • Use your High School and Public Libraries. Your media center will have many sources that will help you with your research. Check out your school library catalog and article databases. Ask your school librarian for research assistance.
  • Get help with research with Ask MN: The Librarian is In an online chat service for research help available to all Minnesota residents and students 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • To check out print books or materials visit any of our 12 on-campus libraries. Bring your UMN email and be ready to show your high school ID or driver's license. You do not need a U Card. 


Please contact Kate Peterson ( or Lacie McMillin ( with any questions.