ELM (Electronic Library for Minnesota) gives Minnesota residents online access to magazine, journal, newspaper, and encyclopedia articles, eBooks (online books), 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 available to Minnesota residents of any age with any subject interest. ELM is available online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from school, home, work, or @ your library. The current license covers the following Minnesota institutions: school media centers (K-12); public libraries that are members of regional public library systems; college and university libraries; and local, state, and federal government libraries.
ELM is brought to you by your local library or school media center; 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 legislative intent is to provide Minnesotans with the best possible access to information resources across the educational spectrum, including K-12; higher education; local, state, and federal government; and public libraries.
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