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Electronic Library for Minnesota (A-Z List)


The Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) is brought to you by Minitex (an information and resource sharing network) and State Library Services (the MN state library agency), with state appropriations to the Minnesota Office of Higher Education and the Minnesota Department of Education; and, for The Historical Minneapolis Tribune, with federal LSTA funds under the support of the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library provides direct access to the ELM resources listed below.

Many of these resources are new for 2009-2010. Visit our list of new ELM databases arranged by subject.

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Electronic Library for Minnesota (New for 2009-2010)
Visit this link to see a list of new ELM databases for 2009-2010, arranged by subject.

Academic Search Premier
The world's largest academic multi-disciplinary database, Academic Search Premier indexes nearly 8,050 publications and provides full text for nearly 4,600, including more than 3,500 peer-reviewed journals. Coverage also includes many newspapers and popular magazines and spans virtually every area of academic study since 1975. Updated daily. Access is provided by the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM). View our Academic Search Premier tutorial.
1975-present; updated daily

Alt HealthWatch
This database focuses on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It offers full text articles for more than 180 international journals and reports. Also includes hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research and book excerpts. Features indexing and abstracts going back as far as 1984, and full text going back as far as 1990. Access is provided by the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM).

ArchiveGrid
Thousands of libraries, museums, and archives have contributed nearly a million collection descriptions to ArchiveGrid. Researchers searching ArchiveGrid can learn about the many items in each of these collections -- from historical documents, to personal papers, to family histories. Researchers can contact archives to arrange a visit to examine materials, and in some cases, order copies. Access is provided by the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM).

ArticleFirst
Index of articles from the contents pages of journals. Describes one article, news story, letter, or other item from a journal in each record. Access is provided by the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM).

Britannica Online Academic Edition
Search the content of encyclopedias, a dictionary and thesaurus, a multimedia database with images, videos, and sound files, the Web's Best Sites, selected magazines and journals, country statistics from World Data Analyst, notable quotations, and Gateway to the Classics (a collection of works of Western history, literature, philosophy, and science). Access is provided by the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM).

Business Source Premier
Full-text coverage to more than 2,800 scholarly journals and trade publications in business, economics, political science and public administration. Selected Datamonitor company reports and EIU country documents are also available. Access is provided by the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM).
1965-present

CAMIO
The Catalog of Art Museum Images Online (CAMIO) is a growing collection documenting works of art from around the world, representing the collections of prominent museums. CAMIO highlights the creative output of cultures around the world, from prehistoric to contemporary times, and covering a range of expressive forms. Access is provided by the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM).

ClasePeriodica
CLASE indexes documents published in Latin American journals specializing in the social sciences and humanities. PERIÓDICA covers journals specializing in science and technology. Together, these databases cover 2,600 scholarly journals published in the Spanish, Portuguese, French, and English languages. Access is provided by the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM).

Consumer Health Complete
This full-text database provides consumer-oriented health content, from mainstream medicine to the perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. Covers topics such as aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children's health, and men's & women's health. Access is provided by the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM).

Educator's Reference Complete
This upgrade to the Professional Collection database includes more than 450 full-text academic journals, hundreds of full-text reports, and many premier reference sources. Content focuses on educational principles, child development and psychology, and best practices in education. Majority of the full-text titles included are also found in the ERIC database. Access is provided by the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM).
1980-present

Electronic Books (Ebooks)
Catalog of online electronic books available through libraries worldwide. Contains descriptions of all the online electronic books cataloged by OCLC member libraries. The Gustavus community has access to the full text of a limited number of these ebooks. Access is provided by the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM).

Expanded Academic ASAP
This multi-disciplinary database covers subjects from the arts and the humanities to social sciences, science and technology. It includes scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers, many with full text and images. Access is provided by the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM).
1980-present

General Science Collection
A collection of over 200 journals covering such topics as particle physics, advanced mathematics, and nanotechnology. Access is provided by the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM).

Health Source - Consumer Edition
Provides access to nearly 80 full text consumer health magazines. Provides information on health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Access is provided by the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM).

Health Source - Nursing/Academic Edition
This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. It also features the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names. Access is provided by the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM).

Informe
Full text access to hispanic magazines covering business, health, technology, culture, current topics and other subjects. Both an English interface and a Spanish interface are available. Access is provided by the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM).
1994-present

Informe (Revistas in Espanol)
Full text access to hispanic magazines covering business, health, technology, culture, current topics and other subjects. Both an English interface and a Spanish interface are available. Access is provided by the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM).
1994-present

MasterFILE Premier
Although designed for public libraries, this database provides some content useful for college students. It provides full text for nearly 1,700 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975. It also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an image collection of over 460,000 photos, maps & flags. Access is provided by the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM).

Note: To limit your search to primary source documents, select "Primary Source Document" in the "Publication Type" box.
1975-present; updated daily

Minneapolis Tribune Historical (1867-1922)
Search issues of the Minneapolis Tribune from 1867-1922. Access is provided by the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM).
1867-1922

OAISter
Catalog of digital resources from open archive collections. Represents multidisciplinary resources from more than 1000 contributors worldwide. Records contain a digital object link allowing users access to the object in a single click. Access is provided by the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM).

PapersFirst
Index of papers presented at conferences worldwide. Covers every published congress, symposium, conference, exposition, workshop and meeting received by The British Library Document Supply Centre. Access is provided by the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM).

Points of View Reference Center
This full-text database is designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database profiles over 250 topics, each with an overview, point, counterpoint, and Critical Thinking Guide. Topics are supported by the main essays, articles from leading political magazines, newspapers, radio and TV news transcripts, primary source documents (including videos) and reference sources. Access is provided by the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM).

Technical note: If you have problems viewing video from Gustavus computers, you may want to download and install the Windows Media Player Firefox Plugin.

ProceedingsFirst
Index of worldwide conference proceedings. It covers every published congress, symposium, conference, exposition, workshop, and meeting received by The British Library Document Supply Centre, and contains in each record a list of the papers presented at each conference. Access is provided by the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM).

Professional Development Collection
Designed for professional educators, this database provides a collection of nearly 520 education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. Also contains more than 200 educational reports. Access is provided by the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM).

ProQuest Newsstand
Indexing and selected full text access to over 350 newspapers from around the world. Archival coverage begins in 1985 for some titles. Access is provided by the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM).
1986-present (most from 1995 on)

Regional Business News
A supplemental database for customers of Business Source Premier. With daily updates, Regional Business News provides comprehensive full text for regional business publications (including titles from Crain Communications). It incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. Access is provided by the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM).
varies by title

Science Reference Center
This database contains full text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, and journals. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife. Access is provided by the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM).

WorldAlmanac
Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia and four almanacs provide biographies, encyclopedia entries, quick facts, and statistics. Access is provided by the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM).

WorldCat
Includes over 40 million bibliographic records representing cataloged resources in 400 languages owned by libraries around the world. Materials date back to the 11th century. Owning libraries can be identified for books, journals, archival resources and electronic resources. Access to WorldCat is provided by the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM); the database can also be searched through its free web interface, at worldcat.org.
1000 CE-present; updated daily

WorldCat Dissertations and Theses
Indexes all dissertations, theses and published material based on theses cataloged by OCLC member libraries, including all subjects. Access is provided by the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM).

All ELM Databases - On Campus Backup
Use this link for on-campus access to ELM databases if the links to individual databases are not working.

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