Homeland Security Digital Library

Limited Collection: Access Online

Full Collection: Access at Central Library (Log-in required to access full collection.)

Research collection of open-source resources related to homeland security policy, strategy and organizational management. Open access to thousands U.S. Federal Government documents and academic theses.

Login or register to access more documents related to homeland security policy, strategy, and organizational management from a wide variety of sources including federal, state and local governments; international governments and institutions; nonprofit organizations and private entities.


USA Trade Online

Access USA Trade Online.

Access current and cumulative U.S. export and import data.

As of October 15, 2015, USA Trade Online is free to all users. Click the "Sign Up Now" button on the main page to create an account.



Public Health Reports

Access Public Health Reports

Journal of the U.S. Public Health Service, focusing on public health practice, research, and viewpoints/commentaries.

Portions of Public Health Reports, Federal recommendations, guidelines, the Surgeon General's Perspectives column, abstracts, and content from Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) are open access. All other content is available 12 months after publication.

Browse archives back to 1878.


Climate Data Online

Free access to the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) archive of historical weather and climate data in addition to station history information. These data include quality controlled daily, monthly, seasonal, and yearly measurements of temperature and precipitation as well as radar data and 30-year Climate Normals.

For local details, look for weather station 14922 MSP-Minneapolis StPaul IntlAP.MN.

Customers can also order most of these data as certified hard copies for use in legal proceedings.

Information is provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).



MN Career Pathways

Helps Minnesota adult students create career and training plans that will prepare them for a fulfilling career.


MN Programs of Study

Use this website to learn what combination of classes and activities will help you prepare for your future. A Program of Study is an academic and career plan developed by your school to help move you towards a college and career path.


Step Ahead: Career Planning for People with Criminal Convictions

Helps job seekers with felony convictions and other criminal charges know their work options, set goals, get training, and be successful in their job search.


Digital Literacy Training Lessons

Teaches technology skills for daily living, employment, and transition to higher education.

Skills taught include:

  • basic computer
  • Internet
  • e-mail
  • Windows
  • word processing

From Minnesota Intelligent Rural Communitites

The Career Gateway

For entry level job seekers and career changers. Explore career opportunities and a step-by-step career planning process.
From Jewish Family and Children's Service of Minneapolis.


GPS LifePlan

Helps students set goals and design plans that will lead them to the success they desire.
Explore the web site to learn more about the 5 Plans (Career, Education, Finance, Leadership and Personal) and discover how they might help you.

Developed by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.