Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM)


The Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) is a collection of databases available to Minnesota schools, libraries, and residents.

The ELM databases give Minnesota residents online access to magazine, journal and newspaper encyclopedia articles, and other information resources.

ELM provides information on a vast array of topics, including consumer information, arts and humanities, current events, health, science, social science, politics, business and more.

ELM is brought to you by your local library or school library, Minitex, and State Library Services, Minnesota's state library agency, with state appropriations to Minnesota Office of Higher Education and the Minnesota Department of Education and federal LSTA funds under the support of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

The legislative intent is to provide Minnesotans with the best possible access to information resources across the educational spectrum, including K-12, higher education, state government, and public libraries.

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