Databases & Research Tools

Seeking Information?
Try the library-sponsored electronic databases and research tools for licensed information databases and research tools supplied by information vendors, subscribed to by libraries, and funded for library users by local and state government. Access is free. A broad range of topics and types of resources are available.

Ways to Access the Library Electronic Databases and Research Tools
Search using one of the access points noted below. A valid library card bar code and PIN are required if you are searching from outside of the library building. Some resources may also require you to create an account within the database.

Washington County Library
One-stop link to all of the databases automatically available to all Stillwater Public Library, Bayport Public Library, and Washington County Library library card holders.

MnKnows
Web portal to Minnesota state-funded online library services which includes these individual services: AskMN; Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM); MnLink; Minnesota Reflections; and Research Project Calculator

Funding

Funding is provided through a state appropriation to Minitex, an information and resource sharing program of the Minnesota Office of Higher Education and the University of Minnesota Libraries; Melsa, (Metropolitan Library Service Agency), with funding from state and federal revenues; Washington County; and the City of Stillwater.