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Search scholarly journal & popular magazine articles in EBSCO Megafile.

Access limited to legislators and staff.

Additional Full Text Magazine Databases

Some of these databases are provided through the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM), a state funded, Minitex administered program.


Academic Search Premier* A multi-disciplinary, full text database covering nearly all academic areas of study.
ArticleFirst* An index of articles from the contents pages of journals from OCLC.
EBSCO MegaFILE* A multidisciplinary database combining EBSCO's Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, MasterFILE Premier, and Regional Business News databases.
Expanded Academic Index* Gale's academic database with over 17 million articles.
Google Scholar Google's index of academic articles.
JSTOR* Older articles in economics, history, political science, and sociology, as well as in other key fields in the humanities and social sciences. JSTOR is not available in all legislative offices--contact the Library if you do not have access.
MasterFILE Premier* Articles on a broad range of topics including general interest, business, health, consumer, and multicultural issues.


Business Source Premier* Full text articles from nearly 2,300 scholarly business journals and other sources.
Regional Business News* Over 80 regional business journals, newspapers, and newswires.


Educators Reference Complete* Content focuses on educational principles, child development and psychology, and best practices in education.
ERIC Use ERIC, the world's largest digital library of education literature, or use another interface to the same database:
Professional Development Collection* A comprehensive collection of full-text education journals.


Alt HealthWatch* Full text articles, reports, and excerpts from books on complementary and integrated approaches to health.
Consumer Health Complete* Consumer health information from reports, and reference sources.
Health Source: Consumer Edition* Consumer health information from 80 journals.
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition* Indexes 550 full-text journals focusing on medical disciplines.
PubMed (MEDLINE) Search the free medical database from the National Institute of Health through two different sources:


Westlaw* Legislators and staff may "check out" a password for a short period. Access to the statutes annotated for all 50 states, U.S. Code Annotated, case law, law reviews, and 50-state surveys. Call 651-296-8338 or email to request a password.

Additional Magazine Indexes

EBSCO databases* A link to all the EBSCO databases, provided by the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM).
Gale databases* A link to all the Gale databases, provided by the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM).
Minnesota History Full text of the quarterly publication of the Minnesota Historical Society.
Minnesota Legal Periodical Index The Minnesota State Law Library's index to Minnesota legal publications since 1984.
Minnesota Magazine Index Hennepin County Library System's index to nine local periodicals.
OCLC FirstSearch* Other databases from OCLC include ECO (Electronic Collections Online), PapersFirst, Proceedings, WorldCatDissertations and ArchiveGrid.

Interlibrary Loan

Legislative Library staff can obtain books and articles for legislators and legislative staff from libraries throughout Minnesota and the country. Call 296-8338 or email us to request an item.

* Restricted to legislators, legislative staff and library computers.

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