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AskMN – An online service for information and research help available to all Minnesota residents and students 24/7.

Biography Resource Center – Includes biographical information on thousands of people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas.

ELM – Electronic Library for Minnesota. Search ELM for magazine, newspaper, and journal articles, ebooks, and information from reference sources.

Minnesota Legislative Reference Library Periodicals – Periodicals received by the MLR Library, by subject.

Digital Learn – If you are new to computers, haven't used them for a while, are a little unsure and uncomfortable, or just need a bit of a refresher, we have the tools to help you tackle technology at your own pace and gain the confidence you need to succeed.

Free Online Classes – Improve your computer, literacy, and math skills here. Learn how to use a mouse, practice reading and learn English, and more. Hundreds of topics.

eLibrary Minnesota Learning Center – a collection of instructional materials on the ELM databases created by librarians in the Reference Outreach and Instruction unit of Minitex. These fact sheets, short videos, activities, and recorded webinars can be viewed and used on demand, whenever they're needed. Permission is granted to share, modify, and use all materials on this site with proper attribution.

LearningExpress Library – Access resources for skill building in reading, writing, math, speaking, grammar, and science. Prepare for the ACT, SAT, GED, citizenship, ASVAB, and civil service exams. Learn Microsoft Office, Windows and Mac operating systems, the Internet, and more computer skills.

Mango Languages – Online language-learning system that teaches actual conversation skills for a wide variety of languages.