Resources

eLibrary MN

https://elibrarymn.org/

ELM (Electronic Library for Minnesota) gives Minnesota residents access to magazine, journal, newspaper and encyclopedia articles, media, including images, videos, and audio files, and other information resources.

ELM provides information on a vast array of topics, including consumer information, arts and humanities, career, occupation, and test prep, current events, health, science, social science, politics, business, and more. There are resources available to help build resumes or practice college entrance tests in the Learning Express database within ELM.

Recommended Databases:

MNLink

mnlink.org

MNLINK is a statewide system that serves as a discovery and interlibrary loan interface for library patrons and staff. Through our participating libraries, patrons have easy access to the catalogs of most libraries in Minnesota. The system also provides access to electronic resources that are available to Minnesotans. This includes electronic journals, images, and ebooks as well as access to the physical books that are held in libraries.

Minnesota Reflections

https://reflections.mndigital.org/about

Minnesota Reflections is a database of digitized original materials shared by cultural heritage organizations located across our state. These materials include images, text, audio, film, and more, with new items added on a regular basis. The resources found on this site support research for scholars, educators, students, and the public. Minnesota Reflections is the premier project of the Minnesota Digital Library.

BookFlix
With colorful animation, rich audio, and interactive games, BookFlix® is a perfect tool to engage and support beginning readers. Built-in literacy support tools–including read aloud and word highlighting–cultivate key literacy skills, support beginning and ELL readers, and build fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.

ScienceFlix
Offering more than 50 complete units of study with over 8,000 science-related assets in a variety of media, ScienceFlix® provides students with a better understanding of science concepts and ideas through hands-on projects, videos, multiple text types, interactive features and more.

Watch & Learn Library
Videos have become an essential part of teaching and are one of the best tools to build learning excitement! Created by the editors of Scholastic News® and Let’s Find Out Magazines®, the Watch & Learn Library provides teachers with an online bank of developmentally-appropriate nonfiction videos to build knowledge, vocabulary, and introduce new concepts and topics. Simple and intuitive navigation makes teaching with the Watch & Learn Library an educational delight!