Library Resources

The library provide access to information through online research databases and library catalogs, e‑books and e‑journals, and Internet resources, as well as traditional print resources.


Encore Library Catalog (MLC and nearby public libraries)

  • Search for books, DVDs, CDs, electronic books, and audiobooks in the MLC Library and nearby public libraries.
  • Place holds on items and has them delivered to the MLC Library in a few days, if available.
  • This is a free delivery service.

MLC Students are asked not to put holds on items available at the MLC Library. Please come to the library in person and find your items.

MNLINK Library Catalog (Minnesota)

  • Search for books, DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks from libraries throughout the state of Minnesota.
  • Place holds on items and has them delivered to the MLC Library within a week or two.
  • This is a free delivery service.

WorldCat (The United States and Worldwide)

  • Search for items worldwide.
  • Use the MLC Interlibrary Loan  service to request material.
  • Delivery to the MLC Library is through the United States Postal Service. Please allow 1 to 2 weeks for delivery.
  • Charges for loans may apply.


Discovery (Comprehensive search of books and articles.)

  • Discovery is a search engine that provides one-stop access to many of the library’s article, book, and electronic resource databases.
  • Set up a personal folder in Discovery and save articles for your next session. You will not be able to save articles until you set up a personal folder.  You can also download, print, or save articles or citations.
  • In some search results, you will have articles listed that are available only through Interlibrary Loan services. These articles are often available by purchase. Fees will vary.

Popular Databases

If Discovery provides too many search results, try searching some of these databases individually.

Articles by Citation

If you have a citation, Citation Finder is a quick tool to use to help you find the whole article.


Databases A-Z

  • If you know which database you want to search, use Databases A-Z to access that database quickly.  Searching within a certain database instead of using the more comprehensive Discovery search may provide better results.

Databases by Subject

  • Browse a list of databases that are related to subject content (e.g. History, Science, English).

Databases by Type

  • Browse a list of databases by content type (e.g. newspapers, video, biography, encyclopedias).


If you know the specifics of what you want to search, the Publications A-Z list can help you find a particular journal, eBook, or other resources. You can search for a journal title by subject, title, publisher or ISBN/ISSN number. Results will list databases holding the title searched and what years this title is available.

Publications A-Z

  • E-journals
  • Publications in full-text databases
  • Publisher packages
  • eBooks
  • Print & other local resources

Print & eJournal Titles by Subject

  • Use this resource to see if our library has access to a particular journal in print or digital format.


ProQuest Global Newsstream 

  • ProQuest Newsstand Complete provides full-text newspaper articles and citations, enabling users to search the latest news from around the world.

Just a few of the titles:

Other Newspaper sites: