Research

Research

Ancestry, Library Edition:  (in-library use only via library computers or Wi-Fi) a genealogy research tool that includes US Census, birth and death records, military records and much more.

Chilton:  car, truck, van, and SUV repair information (PLEASE NOTE: this database is being discontinued by SELCO on August 1, 2019).

Dalby Database:  cemetery records for Southeastern Minnesota as well as an index to some local newspapers, church records, and a number of Minnesota history books.

Digital Public Library of America:  explore items from libraries, archives & museums across America.

EBSCO eBook Collection:  mostly nonfiction and classic literature. Includes Cliff Notes and Nolo books.

eLibrary Minnesota: access to an extensive list of databases including LearningExpress Library, Britannica Online, eBook Collection from EBSCO, Health Source, MasterFile Premier (magazines), Points of View Reference Center, Star Tribune, St. Paul Pioneer Press, and Wall Street Journal.

Europeana:  Europe’s digital library.

LearningExpress Library:  courses on computer skills, college prep, occupational exams, resume writing, and much more.

Library of Congress American Memory Project:  free and open access to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience.

Minnesota Digital Newspaper Hub:  area newspapers from Goodhue, Fillmore, Rice, Olmsted, Freeborn, Wabasha, and Steele Counties along with cities all across the state.

Minnesota Reflections Digital Library:  a collection of more than 135,000 images, maps, and documents from more than 150 of the state’s cultural heritage organizations.

Minnesota Statutes, Session Laws and Rules:  from the Office of the Revisor of Statutes for the State of Minnesota.

MnLink:  search libraries throughout Minnesota. Please check the SELCO catalog first as only items that are not listed there may be requested via MnLink.

OverDrive:  download free ebooks and audiobooks to your portable device or computer.

SELCO Library Catalog:  search our shared online catalog with libraries in southeastern Minnesota.

SELCO Newspaper Index:  indexes selected date ranges of newspapers from Albert Lea, Austin, Northfield, Red Wing, and Stewartville.

United States Government Accountability Reports:  nonpartisan reports on government operations by topic.

United States Government Publishing Office:  access to United States government publications.

Winona Newspaper Project:  online archive of the four Winona city newspapers spanning from 1855 through 1976. Presented by the Winona State University Darrell W. Krueger Library with the support of the Minnesota Historical Society and the cooperation of the Winona County Historical Society.

Winona Public Library Collection, Minnesota Reflections:  browse WPL's contribution to the Minnesota Digital Library of historical library documents, photographs, blueprints, Kenyon Cox sketches, and the original library board minutes dating back to 1866.

WorldCat:  catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide.