Research

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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 there you go!

Popular Resources

Auto Repair

Looking for information on how to fix your vehicle? ChiltonLibrary represents the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners.

Ancestry/Genealogy

Want to explore your family’s history? Ancestry.com 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.

PowerSearch

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

MasterFile Premiere

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

Other Topics

View all Databases in an A to Z List

Borrow from Other Libraries

MnLink

Can’t find what you’re looking for in our collection? Use MnLink to search all Minnesota libraries. Simply request the items you want and they’ll send them to your home library!

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WorldCat

WorldCat is a global catalog of library collections. Find the materials you are looking for in a library near you! Ask your librarian for help in requesting items you find in WorldCat.

Need More Help?

MnKnows

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Find a variety of resources available FREE to Minnesota residents at mnknows.org.  Ask your librarian for help with these resources.

 

Ask MN

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AskMN is an online service for information and research help available to all Minnesota residents and students 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. AskMN is a cooperative service of Minnesota libraries.