Research

LARL is pleased to provide access to a variety of resources for your research needs. If you have a LARL library card and internet access, many of our electronic resources are available to you 24/7. Simply enter your 14-digit barcode number and you’re off!

Ancestry and Genealogy

Want to explore your family’s history? Ancestry.com (available in the library) and HeritageQuest.com offer comprehensive genealogy resources. Find more Ancestry & Historical resources on our Ancestry & Genealogy page.

ELM

Search the Electronic Library for Minnesota for magazine, newspaper, and journal articles, eBooks and much more! ELM databases are also arranged by category. ELM databases are also arranged by category and age level.

PowerSearch

Use PowerSearch to cross-search the content of multiple Gale databases in the library’s collection at one time.

MasterFile Premiere

Use MasterFile Premier to find full text for nearly 1,700 general reference publications, including Consumer Reports, with full-text information dating as far back as 1975.

Minnesota Reflections

Minnesota Reflections is project of the Minnesota Digital Library offering resources on Minnesota’s history and geography. The collection includes 210,000+ images, maps, and documents from more than 155 of the state’s cultural heritage organizations. Click here for a video tutorial on how to export Reflections’ digital content into a PowerPoint presentation.

MNLINK Interlibrary Loan

Can’t find what you’re looking for in our collection? Search other Minnesota libraries to request materials via interlibrary loan through the new and improved MNLINK system. Simply request the items you want from any device and have them delivered to your home library!