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Credo General Reference
Provides online access to over 500 reference books (encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, etc.) in all subject areas. This is the premier place to look up a quick fact or to search for background information on a research topic.


Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal
Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, where you'll find the latest breaking business news updated throughout the day, top stories from the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.
Minnesota History
Minnesota History is a lively, richly illustrated magazine published quarterly by the Minnesota Historical Society Press. Each issue offers a variety of topics drawn from more than 150 years of state and regional history.
Minnesota Monthly
From their website: "Minnesota Monthly is the trusted, essential, and sophisticated guide to living in the Twin Cities for the metro’s leaders and trailblazers. Our readers define themselves by their experiences, accomplishments, and interest across a broad spectrum – tied together by an appetite for thought-provoking content and the deeper conversations that shape the present and the future of the Twin Cities and the region at large."
Twin Cities Business
Twin Cities Business is Minnesota’s leading provider of business news, insight, and analysis through daily online news stories, e-newsletters, a monthly print magazine and live events. Along with our readers, we get to know the personalities of our region’s most influential leaders, exploring the “how” behind their success, strategies, and solutions. We discuss today’s most pressing issues, examine trends and outlooks, and provide the context, perspective, and information leaders have come to depend upon.

Web Sites

Explore Minnesota - Tourist information
The mission of Explore Minnesota is to inspire consumers and facilitate their travel to and within Minnesota. We do this by marketing Minnesota tourism, including destinations, lodging, museums, attractions, restaurants, events and outdoor recreation, to consumers.
Minneapolis Interview Project - Life stories through a social justice lens
MIP aims for 100 life-stories that reveal hidden histories of inequality and the struggle for social justice in Minneapolis. Those interviewed have lived, worked, engaged institutions, and/or worked on grassroots campaigns in Minnesota’s biggest city. The stories are true personal experiences, as asserted by the interviewees. All have much to teach us about inequality and the struggle for social justice in Minneapolis.
note: Writer and Creator Anne Winkler-Morey  Photos by Eric Mueller
State of Minnesota is the electronic entry point to Minnesota State government information and services. It is the gateway for providing direct government-to-citizen public service provision and interaction through the use of information technology.
Wilder Research
Wilder Research is part of the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, and shares the foundation's mission to enrich the lives of the vulnerable and disadvantaged. From our first study in 1917 to today, our research has focused on getting at the heart of community concerns and examining issues that are often overlooked or misunderstood.


Atlas of Minnesota Online
The Center for Rural Policy and Development is a non-partisan, not-for-profit policy research organization dedicated to benefiting Minnesota by providing its policy makers with unbiased information and evaluation of issues from a rural perspective. Provided by The Center for Rural Policy and Development. Updated for 2014 with easy to navigate maps!

Government Information

Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage
In 2015, the Council was renamed the Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage. Prior to this, the Council was called the Council on Black Minnesotans. The name was changed to be more inclusive of the African descent diaspora that resides in Minnesota. The Council is tasked with making sure Minnesotans of African heritage fully and equitable benefit from the policies and procedures of the State of Minnesota. To put it simply, we serve as an liaison between the the State's government and it's African heritage community.  The Council has worked for the past 41 years to push forth and advocate for legislation and polices that benefit our community. As you explore our website, you will learn about the achievements of the Council and the people behind the work.
Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans
The Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans is an executive branch, non-cabinet agency tasked with the responsibility of working for the implementation of economic, social, legal, and political equality of Asian Pacific Minnesotans. Our primary customers are the Governor, the Legislature, state agencies, and Asian Pacific organizations and citizens.
Minnesota Compass
Minnesota Compass is a social indicators project that measures progress in our state, its seven regions, 87 counties and larger cities. Compass tracks trends in topic areas such as education, economy and workforce, health, housing, public safety, and a host of others.
Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs
MCLA is a state agency that advises the government on matters of interest to Latinos who live in Minnesota. It is a bridge of communication and collaboration between Latinos and the government, the private sector and nonprofits.
Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry
The agency employs approximately 430 workers throughout the state and oversees the state's programs for apprenticeship, construction codes and licensing, occupational safety and health, wage and hour standards, and workers' compensation.
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - DNR
The mission of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is to work with citizens to conserve and manage the state's natural resources, to provide outdoor recreation opportunities, and to provide for commercial uses of natural resources in a way that creates a sustainable quality of life.
Minnesota Department of Transportation
Minnesota Department of Transportation's mission is: "Plan, build, operate and maintain a safe, accessible, efficient and reliable multimodal transportation system that connects people to destinations and markets throughout the state, regionally and around the world."
Minnesota GIS Data and Maps
Minnesota has a wealth of geospatial data, ranging from simple state maps to complex datasets used in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software.  Data collected by Minnesota IT Services Geospacial Information Office.
Minnesota Historical Society
The Minnesota Historical Society preserves Minnesota's past, shares our state's stories and connects people with history in meaningful ways, for today and for tomorrow. Because history matters!
Minnesota Indian Affairs Council
The mission of the Indian Affairs Council (MIAC) is to protect the sovereignty of the 11 Minnesota Tribes and to ensure the well-being of American Indian citizens throughout the state of Minnesota. Established in 1963, the MIAC provides a liaison office to the eleven sovereign tribal nations and state government. The council also advises and makes recommendations to state policy makers, including the Governor and Legislature. The MIAC proposes the yearly agenda for the annual Governor/Tribal Leader summit. The MIAC also fulfills duties found in MS 307.09, through its Cultural Resources program. The Cultural Resources program works to protect Indian gravesites and burial mounds statewide.
Minnesota Judicial Branch
Information about the State of Minnesota Supreme Court, its justices, and how they do their work.
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) monitors environmental quality, offers technical and financial assistance, and enforces environmental regulations. The agency finds and cleans up spills or leaks that can affect our health and environment. Staff develop statewide policy, and support environmental education.
Minnesota State Demographic Center
The Minnesota State Demographic Center (SDC), part of the Minnesota Department of Administration, is the main provider of demographic data and analysis for the state of Minnesota. The SDC assists policymakers, state and local governments, businesses, nonprofits, the media, and all Minnesotans locate and understand the demographic data they need to make smart decisions.
Minnesota State Legislature
Information about Minnesota Senate and House of Representatives including searchable state statutes, laws and rules.
United States Census Bureau - Minnesota
Quick facts from the United States Census Bureau about Minnesota


Minnesota Reflections
Minnesota Reflections, which is more than 10 years old, is a project of the Minnesota Digital Library. The collection brings you more than 135,000 images, maps and documents from more than 150 of the state's cultural heritage organizations. This site offers resources on Minnesota's history and geography for researchers, educators, students, and the public. We add collections and items throughout the year so check back often.


Minnesota Council on Nonprofits
The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN) was founded in 1987 to meet the increasing information needs of nonprofits and to convene nonprofits to address issues facing the sector. It is the largest state association of nonprofits in the U.S. Through MCN, nonprofits join together across interest areas to work on issues of common concern to all.
Minnesota Department of Corrections
Minnesota Department of Corrections mission is to reduce recidivism by promoting offender change through proven strategies during safe and secure incarceration and effective community supervision.
Minnesota Department of Education
The Minnesota Department of Education serves a wide range of customers: approximately 850,000 K-12 students and their families; 118,000 young children participating in a variety of early learning programs including Head Start and ECFE; 82,000 adult learners participating in adult education programs including GED and citizenship programs; Minnesota's 339 school districts and more than 52,000 licensed teachers. 
Minnesota Department of Health
Minnesota Department of Health's mission: "Protecting, maintaining and improving the health of all Minnesotans"
Minnesota Public Radio - MPR
From their website: "Minnesota Public Radio® (MPR) is one of the nation's premier public radio stations producing programming for radio, digital and live audiences and operates a 45-station radio network serving nearly all of Minnesota and parts of surrounding states. "