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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 2,300 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.
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 Complete* More than 2,300 full-text magazines, 350 reference books, 55,000 primary source documents, 1.9 million photos and maps, and 75,000 Associated Press videos from EBSCO.
Points of View Reference Center* Over 1,900 essays on 455 topics from political magazines, newspapers, and reference books, which present multiple sides of an issue.


Business Source Premier* More than 960 full-text business journals from EBSCO.
Regional Business News* Over 40 full-text U.S. and Canadian business news sources from EBSCO.


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 450 full-text journals for educators, librarians, and education researchers from EBSCO.


Alt HealthWatch* An alternative health research database of 50 full-text periodicals from EBSCO.
Consumer Health Complete* A general health-related reference database with 490 full-text journals, 650 reference books, 2,600 evidence-based reports, and 500 medical images from EBSCO.
Health Source: Consumer Edition* A consumer health database of 30 full-text magazines and 100 reference books from EBSCO.
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition* A scholarly database of more than 140 full-text journals covering nursing and allied health topics from EBSCO.
PubMed This medical database of more than 30 million scientific articles from the National Institute of Health includes MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.


Westlaw Classic* 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).
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 MEDLINEECO (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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