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Academic Search™ Premier help (A service of ELM) (Interactive Tutorial)

Academic Search™ Premier contains indexing and abstracts for more than 8,500 journals, with full text for more than 4,600 of those titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.


Alt HealthWatch help (A service of ELM)

Alt HealthWatch™ focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It offers libraries full-text articles for more than 180 international, and often peer-reviewed journals and reports.


ASCE Civil Engineering Database (Including online access to full-text of most recent ASCE journals) help

The Civil Engineering Database (CEDB) is designed to provide easy bibliographic access to all ASCE publications. The database covers all the journals, conference proceedings, books, standards, manuals, magazines, and newspapers. Journal papers with abstracts go back to 1970. Non-abstract journal records go back to 1958. The book records are complete dating back to the early 1900s.


AASHTO Product Evaluation List

This site provides a repository consisting of findings from the evaluation and testing of new and/or proprietary, engineered transportation products.



Business Source® Premier help icon (A service of ELM) (Interactive Learning)

Business Source® Premier, the industry's most popular business research database, features the full text for more than 2,150 journals. Full text is provided back to 1886, and searchable cited references back to 1998.



Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)

The Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC®) serves the DoD community as the largest central resource for DoD and government-funded scientific, technical, engineering, and business related information available today.



EBSCO MegaFILE help (A service of ELM)

EBSCO MegaFILE is a multi-disciplinary database providing full text for more than 15,000 total publications and indexing & abstracting for more than 19,000 publications. Coverage spans every area of academic study and general interest subject area and offers information dating as far back as the 1800s. In addition, the database contains more than 84,000 biographies, 83,000 primary source documents, 10,000 company profiles and an image collection of more than 107,000 photos, maps and flags.



Health Source: Consumer Edition help (A service of ELM)

Health Source®: Consumer Edition is a rich collection of consumer health information. This resource provides access to nearly 80 full-text, consumer health magazines, including American Fitness, Better Nutrition, Fit Pregnancy, Harvard Health Letter, Men's Health, Muscle & Fitness, Prevention, Vegetarian Times, and many others. This database also includes searchable full text for current, health-related pamphlets and nearly 130 health reference books, including books published by the People's Medical Society.


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ITS Decision

ITS Decision is explicitly organized to highlight the interdependence of different ITS technologies and topics. This is accomplished by extensive interlinking throughout the site thus allowing the reader to quickly assess the relationship between different ITS technologies and topics. It becomes apparent, for example, that vehicle identification technologies and incident detection methods rely on similar technology, or that integrated payment systems have become feasible due to the success of electronic freeway toll collection systems.



Kiplinger Special Service (Business analysis) MnDOT only help

Includes an expanded version of the Kiplinger Letter, key economic indicators, business news, in-depth reports and other business resources.



MasterFILE™ Premier help icon(A service of ELM) (Interactive Tutorial)

MasterFILE™ Premier contains full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, and multi-cultural issues. This database also contains full text for more than 500 reference books, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags.


MnDOT Research Services

Research reports resulting from research administered by the MnDOT Research Services Section.


MnLINK - Minnesota Library Information Network

MnLINK is a service that will allow you to search multiple library catalogs, including the MnDOT Library, simultaneously using a standard interface instead of searching the catalogs of individual libraries separately. MnLINK also provides access to online databases with full text articles.


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National Audiovisual Center

NAC is a unique centralized resource for federally developed training and education materials. Its collection contains over 9,000 audiovisual and media productions. The range of subject areas includes training in occupational safety and health, fire services, law enforcement, and foreign languages. Information and educational materials include areas such as history, health, agriculture, and natural resources.


National Newspapers (Proquest Newstand) help

Full text of 300+ U.S. and international news sources. Includes coverage of 150+ major U.S. and international newspapers such as The New York Times and the Times of London, plus hundreds of other news sources and news wires. Includes Star Tribune.


National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The National Technical Information Service serves as the largest central resource for government-funded scientific, technical, engineering, and business related information available today.


National Transportation Library

The National Transportation Library is a repository of materials from public and private organizations around the country. The Library is intended to facilitate the exchange of information related to transportation.


NUtranlit - Northwestern University Tranportation Literature

The Transportation Library's staff produce NUTranLit, a web based periodical index of transportation and law enforcement articles and conference proceedings.

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PATH (Partners for Advanced Transit and Highways)

California Partners For Advanced Transit And Highways (PATH) California PATH was established in 1986. It is administered by the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS), University of California, Berkeley, in collaboration with Caltrans. PATH is a multi-disciplinary program with staff, faculty and students from universities statewide, and cooperative projects with private industry, state and local agencies, and non-profit institutions.


PubMed comprises approximately 20 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. PubMed citations and abstracts include the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and preclinical sciences. PubMed also provides access to additional relevant Web sites and links to the other NCBI molecular biology resources.



Regional Business News™ help (A service of ELM)

Regional Business News provides full text for more than 80 regional US and Canadian business publications (including titles from Crain Communications).


Research In Progress (RiP) - TRB

The TRB RiP database contains about 2,000 records of research projects sponsored by the departments of transportation in the fifty states.


Research Needs Statements (TRB)

An important function of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) is to stimulate research that addresses concerns, issues, or problems facing the transportation community. In support of this function, TRB Technical Activities standing committees identify, develop, and disseminate research need statements (RNS) for use by practitioners, researchers, and others. The RNS on this website have been developed by the technical committees.

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S FirstGov for Science is a gateway to government science information and research results. provides a search of over 42 scientific databases and 200 million pages of science information with just one query, and is a gateway to over 2000 scientific Websites.


State DOT Search Engine

Uses Google Custom Search to search State DOT Websites.


Star Tribune help (A service of ELM)

Full text coverage Star Tribune newspaper from Jan 1, 1986 to current.



Transport Database help

Transport Database is a reference citation database of transportation research information. It is produced by the 25-nation Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), headquartered in Paris, together with the United States Transportation Research Board (TRB) and the European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT).


TranStats - The Intermodal Transportation Database

TranStats provides updated data, graphs and charts on nationwide transportation statistics.


TRB Publications Index

The TRB Publications Index contains over 41,000 papers, articles, and reports published by the Transportation Research Board, Highway Research Board, Strategic Highway Research Program, or the Marine Board from 1923 to date.


TRID - The TRIS and IRTD Database

TRID is a newly integrated database that combines the records from TRB's Transportation Research Information Services (TRIS) Database and the OECD's Joint Transport Research Centre’s International Transport Research Documentation (ITRD) Database. TRID provides access to over 900,000 records of transportation research worldwide.


TRR - Transportation Research Record help

The MnDOT Library has arranged for this resource to be available to MnDOT employees via the iHUB. This database contains the fulltext of papers published by the Transportation Research Board in Transportation Research Record beginning in 1996.

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U.S. Department of Transportation Online Publications

The Database allows customers to access DOT publications that are available online.


USDOT Research Hub

A searchable database of the latest USDOT-sponsored research, development and technology projects.


U.S. Government Printing Office Sales Catalog

Catalog of U.S. Government Printing Office publications.




Wall Street Journal help

Searchable database of full text articles from the Wall Street Journal.


WorldCat - Worldwide library catalog

WorldCat is the world's largest and most comprehensive database of library catalog information. WorldCat includes not only the catalog of the MnDOT Library, but most of the important transportation libraries in the U.S., including U.S.DOT, Northwestern University, UC Berkeley and seven other state DOT libraries.


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