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The library offers more than just books. It's also a resource for anybody who would like to become a well-informed citizen. eLibrary Minnesota ( provides online access, for all Minnesotans, to a wide array of newspapers and magazines, some of which would normally sit behind a pay wall.

A photograph of the intersection of 38th Street and Portland Avenue in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

George Floyd's story has now been told in countless magazine and newspaper articles, beginning in the immediate aftermath of his tragic death at the hands of Derek Chauvin, and extending through the tumultuous year that followed. Two days after the event that would spark protest across the United States and around the world, the Star Tribune's front-page headline read, 'Please, I can't breathe.'

Through eLibrary Minnesota, every Minnesotan has access to the initial reports of the crime, the story of the Chauvin trial, discussion of the implications for society, and debate about the path forward. In fact, eLibrary Minnesota (also known as ELM) provides online access to a wide array of newspapers and magazines, some of which would normally sit behind a pay wall.

You can find reliable information on almost any topic by visiting ELM, or explore the news by clicking the links below.

  • ProQuest U.S. Newsstream
    U.S. news content as well as archives that stretch back into the 1980s from national and regional news sources including The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Newsday, and Chicago Tribune.
  • MasterFILE Complete
    Offers the largest collection of popular full-text magazines, reference books and other highly-regarded sources from the world's leading publishers. Covering virtually every general interest subject area, it also includes an extensive collection of photos, maps and flags.
  • Regional Business News
    Provides extensive coverage for full-text regional business publications from the United States and Canadian provinces. Scholars and academic researchers can access essential newspapers, radio and TV news transcripts, trade publications, magazines, newswires and videos.
  • New York Times, The (1999 to current)
    Articles from the New York Times. From 1999 to current. One of the newspapers in ProQuest U.S. Newsstream database.
  • Star Tribune (2008 to 3 months ago) - pdf version with images
    Browse recent Star Tribune articles in their original format with images. From 2008 to 3 months ago. One of the newspapers in ProQuest U.S. Newsstream database.

eLibrary Minnesota is brought to you by your local library or school media center and by Minitex with support from State Library Services (a division of the Minnesota Department of Education) and the Minnesota Office of Higher Education.

Written by

Zach Miller
Head of Communications
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