Research Databases

  • ArchiveGrid

    Provides access to nearly a million descriptions of detailed archival collections held by libraries, museums, historical societies, and archives worldwide.
    Subscription purchased by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM)*

  • Historical Minneapolis Tribune (1867-1922)

    Contains full-text and article images from the Minneapolis Tribune (1867-1908) and the Minneapolis Morning Tribune (1909-1922). The newspapers are available through a platform provided by the Minnesota Historical Society in partnership with Minnesota State Library Services.

  • Historical Star Tribune (1867-2001)

    This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.  Currently only available from within the Library.

  • Minnesota Reflections

    Collection of images and documents from historical societies, public libraries, special archives, universities, and colleges that depict the history of Minnesota.

  • ProQuest

    Search ProQuest newspapers. Full text articles are included.


  • Student Resources in Context

    Encyclopedia, magazine, and journal articles, plus primary sources, images, video, and more for middle and high school students. Includes the InfoTrac Student Edition database. An excellent place to start gathering material for your History Day project.

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