Welcome to the ELM Information & Learning Commons!
Within these eCommons discover and learn to navigate and master the content in the Electronic Library for Minnesota databases at your own pace.  Complete all seven modules for which you may earn a certificate of completion or jump in wherever you need a refresher.  


If you are planning to complete all 7 Modules and earn a completion certificate, please take this brief
PRE-TEST now before getting started.
Otherwise, feel free to navigate to the most relevant information for your needs. 

    1. Overview
    2. Content
    3. Basic Searching

Each module addresses a set of learning objectives.  After you complete each module, you'll be equipped with knowledge and skills that you can apply to your work and personal interests.   

Also available to you are our Reference Outreach & Instruction YouTube Channel and ELM Learning Center which provides a variety of formats to learn more about the ELM databases.  Those resources can also be shared with patrons and students at your library.

Stay connected with us through our monthly newsletter, Reference Notes, where you will find updates on ELM databases, announcements, professional development opportunities, and news of library-related current issues and research.

Join scheduled Webinars & Hangouts and the Discussion Group to build your knowledge of the ELM collection, ask questions, and share your expertise with others.