Our Collections & Resources

Please use the links below to search our collections and to access other resources and services available from the University of Minnesota Libraries.

Resources for U of M students, faculty, staff

MNCAT Discovery 

MNCAT Discovery features a “blended” search interface that allows you to search the overwhelming majority of articles and other materials currently licensed by the Libraries, as well as our books and other holdings.

Libraries Catalog

Want to restrict your search to a more traditional view of our collections? Use the Libraries Catalog tab in MNCAT Discovery to exclude article results from your search.

Databases A to Z

Search specific databases such as Academic Search Premier, Google Scholar, Web of Science, and more!

Other Resources

Resources for the public 

Digital Publications

The University’s Minitex service provides access to thousands of digital publications (books, journals, newspapers) via its Electronic Library of Minnesota service [available for Minnesota residents].

Online historical collections

Minnesota Digital Library

The Minnesota Digital Library provides access to digital versions of photographs, documents, and correspondence from libraries, museums, and historical societies throughout the state. 

Digital Public Library of America

The Minnesota Digital Library also contributes its content and those of its Minnesota partners to the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). The DPLA is a great resource for teachers and others interested in American history and original documentation from around the country, including thematic exhibits.

Specialized resources