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Search for Magazine Articles

Search scholarly journal & popular magazine articles.

Access limited to legislators and staff.

Additional Magazine Databases

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

General and Multidisciplinary

Academic Search Premier* Scholarly articles in over 3,100 full-text periodicals from EBSCO.
ArticleFirst* An index of articles from the contents pages of over 16,000 journals from OCLC.
EBSCO MegaFILE* A search tool that combines Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, MasterFILE Premier, and Regional Business News databases.
Expanded Academic Index* Scholarly articles in over 2,800 full-text periodicals from Gale.
Google Scholar An index of academic articles from Google.
JSTOR* Over 200 full-text core research publications in economics, history, political science, sociology, and legal scholarship.
MasterFILE Premier* More than 1,600 full-text magazines, 440 reference books, 73,000 primary source documents, and 1.6 million photos and maps from EBSCO.


Business Source Premier* More than 1,100 full-text business journals from EBSCO.
Regional Business News* Over 75 full-text U.S. and Canadian business news sources from EBSCO.


Educators Reference Complete* More than 1,100 full-text education periodicals, which includes full-text titles in the ERIC database from Gale.
ERIC The ERIC database is the world's largest digital library of education literature, or use another interface to the same database:
Professional Development Collection* Over 460 full-text journals for educators, librarians, and education researchers from EBSCO.


Alt HealthWatch* An alternative health research database of 190 full-text periodicals from EBSCO.
Consumer Health Complete* A general health-related reference database with 500 full-text journals, 240 reference books, 2,600 evidence-based reports, and 500 medical images from EBSCO.
Health Source: Consumer Edition* A consumer health database of 80 full-text magazines and 110 reference books from EBSCO.
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition* A scholarly database of more than 330 full-text journals covering nursing and allied health topics from EBSCO.
PubMed (MEDLINE) This medical database of  more than 28 million scientific articles from the National Institute of Health is searchable through two different sources:


WestlawNext* Legislators and staff may "check out" a password for a short period. It includes 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).
Inside Issues Article Search The Legislative Reference Library's database of articles compiled through the Library's Inside Issues service. Legislators and legislative staff may search the database and request articles through their subscription to Inside Issues.
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.
OCLC FirstSearch* A link to search multiple 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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