Reference and Research


A portal to Minnesota’s online resources, this is 1-click to MnLink, ELM databases, images of Minnesota, 24/7 Ask a Minnesota librarian service, and a research project calculator.


MN Department of Health — Actively updated information on the coronavirus.

Addiction Resource — Addiction Resource was founded in 2014 to provide a community for those recovering from addiction and to help
patients find the highest quality care for a successful recovery.

MNsure New, one-stop health insurance marketplace where Minnesotans can find and compare health plans, and choose the coverage that fits their needs.

MedlinePlus Health information from the National Library of Medicine

HealthFinderReliable health information from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Women’s Health Info, issues, and advice from the National Women’s Health Resource Center

Merck ManualAccess to the world’s most widely used medical textbook


Minnesota State Courts Self-Help Center Intended for people who need to handle a legal problem in a Minnesota District Court. Includes links to court forms and legal information

FindLaw.ComSearchable online legal database

Law HelpHelps low-income Minnesotans solve civil legal problems

Law Moose The Minnesota Legal Web


Minnesota Digital Library/Minnesota Reflections — Search more then 5,000 historical images from archives around the state

MN State and County Quick FactsDemographic info from the US Census Bureau, quick and easy!

Positively Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development

Minnesota.govNavigate your state and find what you’re looking for on our state portal.


Federal Government, the Federal Government’s site. Direct links to federal agencies, Census Bureau, National Archives, the White House, state government and more

Statutes, Session Laws, and RulesStatutes, session laws, and rules from the Minnesota State Legislature

Statistical Abstract of the United StatesStatistics about age, transportation, mortality, family, education and many other subjects. Statistics are gathered by the federal government and many private agencies

United States Government ManualOfficial handbook of the federal government providing information on the agencies of the legislative, judicial and executive branches as well as quasi-official agencies, international organizations, boards, commissions and committees.


Careers in Medical & Health — Explore today’s highest-paying and fastest-growing careers in healthcare, and see how working with patients can steer you toward a career that’s meaningful to you.

Minnesota Works search for job openings, contact employers by email, and apply online

Unemployment Insurance Minnesota – get information and apply for benefits online


Occupational Outlook Handbook: – Defines hundreds of job categories, possible earnings, education/training needed, working conditions, and job prospects

Online Education and E-Learning Excellence: – A student’s guide to online education, from getting started to graduation.

Online Medical Assistant Schools & Programs

Day By Day Storytimes Online:You and your child can embark on an adventure together through books and reading and many fun-filled activities every day of the year by accessing the resources available for free from this website.


Minnesota Department of Revenue

FederalInternal Revenue Service

SENIOR LIVING: – Senior care resource for those seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones.


United Way of West Central MinnesotaConnects you to over 40,000 community resources