Resources Online

  1. Research Databases
  2. Computer Training Links
  3. Health Insurance (Affordable Care Act) Help
  4. Legal Help for Minnesota and St. Louis County
  5. Government Websites
  6. Tax Information
  7. Regional Newspaper Websites

MNLink GatewayRequest a library item! Search MnLINK and place requests to have books, CDs, DVDs, articles, and more delivered to your local library—or access electronic books and journals online. 

ELMOnline Research! Electronic Library Minnesota - Search to find online articles and electronic books on a vast array of topics—try this first instead of Google, Yahoo, or MSN for trusted information resources. 


CreativeBug - 1000+ free arts and crafts classes. Log in with your library card! Arts and Crafts Galore.

NewsBankLocal News. NewsBank - Search past articles in the Mesabi Tribune/Hibbing Daily Tribune! Years 1999 to 2020.

National News. America's News - News and information from reliable news sources spanning the U.S.

HeritageHub, US obituaries from 1704-todaySearch Obituaries. Heritage Hub - Discover the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for genealogical research, 1704 - today.

Minnesota ReflectionsFind Maps! Minnesota Reflections - Search to find photos, documents, and maps related to Minnesota history. 

ProQuest Ancestry Library EditionGenealogy Research! Ancestry Library Edition - Search an international database of records including censuses, military records, obituaries, travel records, church records, birth, marriage and death records and more! *Note: Ancestry can only be accessed through library computers*

ProQuest HeritageQuestGenealogy Research At Home! HeritageQuest Online - Log in at home with your library card and access US censuses, city directories, military records, Social Security death indexes, and more!

AskMNGet A Librarian! AskMN - Get real-time answers from a librarian 24/7.

Encyclopedia - Use An Encyclopedia! Encyclopedia Britannica - General information on an assortment of topics. Video and audio clips are available as well as a list of "The Web's Best Sites". (ELM) 

brainfuse HelpNowTutoring Support! HelpNow from BrainFuse - Homework help, skills building, writing lab, 24/7 homework question center, adult learning and language support. Final exam practice tests and live help! (ALS)

brainfuse JobNowStart A Job Search! JobNow from BrainFuse - Write a resume and get feedback. Practice interview techniques. Assess career skills and learn how to build them. (ALS) 

Learning Express LibraryPractice Tests! LearningExpress Library- Take practice tests for the SAT, ACT, GED and GRE, among hundreds of other career and academic preparation courses. (ELM) 

MedlinePlus, Trusted Health Information for YouMedical Information! Medline Plus - Answer health questions with extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and the latest health news. 

NoveListReader's Advisory! Novelist - Reviews, annotations, and much more for over 135,000 fiction titles. It also includes: Author Read-alikes, What We're Reading, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, and Annotated Book Lists. (ALS)

DOAJ Directory of Open Access JournalsFind Scholarly Journals! Directory of Open Access Journals - Free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. (Free)

Points of View Reference CenterResearch Papers! Points of View Reference Center - Designed to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of controversial subjects and a guide to debate, developing arguments, writing position papers, and for development of critical thinking skills.

Gale Virtual Reference LibraryFind References! Gale Virtual Reference Library - Find references in a variety of subjects including: arts, business, education, history, law, literature, medicine, science and technology. 

Chilton LibraryFix Your Car! Chilton auto manuals are available online.