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The world's largest library network containing information about 1.3 billion items in 18,000 libraries worldwide.

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General Reference Sources

General Reference Works

Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) is a Web-based virtual library containing online magazines, newspapers, journal articles, and information from encyclopedias, almanacs, directories, and other resources. ELM is a compilation of thorough and accurate

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Internet Resources

Gateways & Megasites

Google Scholar enables you to search specifically for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research. The public version has limited access to some of these resources.

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If you are a Minnesota resident, MnKnows is a portal to Minnesota's online library services! Minnesota's libraries cooperate to connect Minnesotans with the world of information, the content of their collections, and the expertise of their staff members.

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Web Sites

An online service for information and research help available to all Minnesota residents and students 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. AskMN is a cooperative service of Minnesota libraries.

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Minnesota Reflections is a collection of more than 6,000 digital images of Minnesota prior to 1908, representing the first 50 years of statehood. The images were contributed by about 60 libraries, archives, museums, and historical societies from all corners of the state. This is the first collection of images produced by the Minnesota Digital Library Coalition. Future additions will include documents that have played an important role in Minnesota history.

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This combined catalog of the library resources of the state offers a wealth of materials which can be borrowed through the electronic InterLibrary Loan form on the University Libraries' home page. MnLINK also allows selective searching in specific libraries or regions, making it possible to locate materials in public libraries in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area that are within commuting range of the University's campuses.

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Style Manuals and Writing Guides

Bibliography Software

Free web-based bibliographic citation software developed for Firefox browsers that is useful for organizing your research sources, creating bibliographies and sharing sources with others. Zotero will capture bibliographic information and links to documents found on websites or library databases. See the brief tutorials for Getting Started.

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Library Information

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