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Use this database to find novels that might be of interest to you based on your previous reading. Search favorite authors and titles to find other fiction you might enjoy.

MnKnows (or, read it Minnesota Knows, if you'd like) is a portal to Minnesota's online library services, welcoming you to use and explore the various electronic resources listed below. Minnesota's libraries cooperate to connect Minnesotans with the world of information, the content of their collections, and the expertise of their staff members. MnKnows is provided by Minitex, an information and resource sharing program of the Minnesota Office of Higher Education and the University of Minnesota Libraries.

Homework help, skills building, personalized eLearning tools, 24-hour writing lab, homework send question, adult learning center, foreign language center

Live help with interview coaching, resume experts and job search and assistance tools

Learning centers: adult learning center, career center, school center, college preparation center, college center, recursos para Hispanohablantes, job & career accelerator, computer skills center, high school equivalency center

Multitude of databases offered through the Arrowhead Library Systems

 

Search among EBSCO's MasterFILE Premier, Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier and Regional Business News through MegaFILE!

 

 

 

Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, believes the library is the heart of its community, driving meaningful and measurable outcomes for individual users and groups. Gale is a partner to libraries and businesses looking to deliver educational content, tools and services to support entrepreneurship, encourage self-directed learning, aid in research and instruction and provide enlightening experiences.

Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) is the largest education database in the world, containing more than 1 million records of journal articles, research reports, curriculum and teaching guides, conference papers and books.

Welcome to Encyclopædia Britannica Online Library Edition. Use this powerful resource to search or browse for information in encyclopedias, magazines, videos and websites. Encyclopædia Britannica Online Library Edition offers two ways to access this wealth of information. You can choose a library appropriate for your grade level: 1. Britannica Reference Center for high school students and up;  2. Britannica Kids for middle school or elementary students and up. You can search the chosen encyclopedia as well as magazines, websites and videos. 

WorldCat.org lets you search the collections of libraries in your community and thousands more around the world. WorldCat grows every day thanks to the efforts of librarians and other information professionals.

ProQuest Newsstand Complete is an accessible and thorough web-based, full-text database of over 350 newspapers that enables users to search the latest news from around the world. Access a wide range of articles, not only top neww stories, but arts, sports and entertainment as well.

The Minnesota Braille and Talking Book Library (MBTBL), located in Faribault, Minnesota, provides direct library service to pre-school age children to seniors with visual, physical and reading disabilities for whom conventional print is a barrier to reading.

The Minnesota Digital Library (MDL), a service of Minitex, is funded by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund of the Minnesota Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment to the Minnesota Constitution via the Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS). Additional funding is provided by Minitex. MDL's collaborative partners, including the University of Minnesota, also contribute substantial in-kind services.

Explore 674,311 items digitized from The New York Public Library's collections.

This site is a living database with new materials added every day, featuring prints, photographs, maps, manuscripts, streaming video and more.

CAMIO® — OCLC's Catalog of Art Museum Images Online — is a growing online collection documenting works of art from around the world, representing the collections of prominent museums. CAMIO highlights the creative output of cultures around the world, from prehistoric to contemporary times, and covering the complete range of expressive forms.

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ELM (Electronic Library for Minnesota) gives Minnesota residents access to magazine, journal, newspaper and encyclopedia articles, media, including images, videos, and audio files, and other information resources.

ELM provides information on a vast array of topics, including consumer information, arts and humanities, career, occupation, and test prep, current events, health, science, social science, politics, business, and more.

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Resources:

 

Minnesota Driver's Tests 

 

Business information

MN Dept of Employm. & Econ. Dvlpmnt
MN Rural Partners
Northland Connection
Northeast Entrepreneur Fund
Northland Foundation Business Finance 
Center for Economic Dvlpmnt, UMD
YourEconomy.org
SCORE - free business mentors
Cloquet Chamber of Commerce
• Inc. Magazine
Green Building Council (LEED)

Employment help

America's Career InfoNet
Bureau of Labor Statistics
eFolioMinnesota
Government Jobs
Indeed 
Jobs HQ

LinkedIn Jobs
Minnesota Careers
MN WorkForce Center
MN Works.Net
MN Unemployment Online Form
Monster
Jobs Now 
Riley Guide

 

Green resources

Energy Star
• Federal Incentives for Renew. & Effic.
• Green-e
• Minnesota Power Renewable Energy 
• U.S. Department of Energy

 

Tax information

Minnesota Forms 
Federal Forms
Top Rated International Charities
Charity Navigator

 

Government Information

America's Affordable Health Choices Act
Carlton County Collaborative 
• Carlton County

• Bureau of Labor Statistics

Data.gov
• Demographics - State & Federal links
• Federal Register
• FederalStudent Aid Financial Aid 
• Federal Statistics
• GovSpot

Health care reform: Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act, Public Law and Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act
• Legal Forms Online MN Court Forms 

• Legal Stuff
• Minnesota Government
• Minnesota Home Ownership Center
• Minnesota Law Library Forms
• Minnesota Law Library
• Minnesota State Demographic Center
• Minnesota State Legislature
• Minnesota Statutes
• Minnesota Veterans
• Social Security
• State & Local Government on the Net
• THOMAS-Legislative, Lib. of Congress

UNdata
• U.S. Census Bureau
• U.S. Government Manual
• Universal Currency Calculator 

 

Homework: High School/College

• AskMN - 24/7 reference help  

Brainfuse Help Now Homework Help
Minnesota Learning Commons 
Awesome library
Federal Student Aid Financial Aid
Online Test Page
Research project calculator
Student Aid on the Web 

 

Internet searching

CNET 
Excite
Google
Lycos
WebCrawler
Yahoo
iTools! Research-It! Find-It!
Internet Public Library, Univ. of MI

 

Senior surfing

Learn the Net
Jan's Illustrated Comp. Literacy 101 
Mouse exercises
Senior Net
Minnesota Board on Aging
Medicare
My Senior Care

 

Used books online

All.bookstores.com
Bibliofind
Bookfinder
BetterWorld Books 
Library book sales

 

Health information

AARP Health and Wellness
AccessNorth Center for Indep. Living
Centers for Disease Control
HealthCare.gov
iTriage
Long term care
Medline Plus
Minnesota Health Care Directive
MNSURE
USDA Food & Nutrition Inform. Center 
WebMD

 

Notice and Disclaimer: Inclusion of a link on this page is not an endorsement of the site or a guarantee of the accuracy of the information found there. The Cloquet Public Library does not give legal or medical advice.