Use the databases below to find journal articles, reports, books, and other reference resources
ERIC is the primary database supporting research in all areas of education, including psychology, administration, and library science.
Professional Collection (Education)
The Professional Collection is a selection of more than 300 full-text journals for educators. It offers balanced coverage for any professional educator in the following areas: arts and humanities; child and adolescent psychology and development; drug and alcohol abuse; health/nutrition/fitness; learning disabilities; literature; school law; science and technology; social sciences; and sports/athletic training
SPORTDiscus with Full Text
SPORTDiscus provides comprehensive, bibliographic coverage of sports, fitness and related disciplines; does not contain fulltext but may link to the fulltext of articles in other sources.
Teacher Reference Center
Provides indexing and abstracts for over 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator trade journals to assist professional educators.
CINAHL Plus with Full Text (Nursing)
Search 3,000+ journals in nursing and allied health back to 1937; covers nursing, biomedicine, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health, etc. Coverage: 1937 - present
Indexes more than 19,000 journals, 1950 to present, in all areas of medicine, nursing, health services administration, nutrition, and other areas.
The premier index for scholarly articles relating to all aspects of psychology and related fields.
The primary database for scholarly articles in sociology, anthropology, social work, and related topics of study.
Star Tribune (ProQuest Global Newsstream)
Minnesota's biggest newspaper. Search and print full-text articles from 1986 onward.
St. Paul Pioneer Press
Minnesota's second largest newspaper and a major source of news about state government. Search and print full-text articles from 2010 onward.
St. Cloud Times
Search or browse full-text articles from 2002 to present. Articles from the most recent seven days are also available online at www.sctimes.com.
Academic Search Premier (all topics)
Full-text articles in biology, chemistry, education, engineering, humanities, physics, psychology, religion and theology, sociology, etc. Tip: Click the check box to limit to Academic (Peer Reviewed) Journals.
Points of View Reference Center
Presents multiple sides on current controversial topics. Each topic may include topical essays, supporting articles, primary source documents, images, and videos.
"Teaching students good decision-making skills to help them lead safe and healthy lives."
NIDA for Teens: The Science Behind Drug Abuse
"...National Institutes of Health (NIH), created this Web site to educate adolescents ages 11 through 15 (as well as their parents and teachers) on the science behind drug abuse."
National Institute on Drug Abuse: Parents & Educators
"Find the latest science-based information about the health effects and consequences about drug abuse and addition..."
National Institute of Mental Health - Educational Resources
Educational resources for teachers and students
MedlinePlus: Teen Mental Health
Teen mental information, research, and resources links
An interesting mental health site from Nova Scotia specifically for working with teens
Minnesota Department of Health: Data, Statistics and Legislation
Substance Use in Minnesota
Provides a wide variety of data on substance abuse in MN, including demographics by grade and age
The fastats site provides quick access to statistics on topics of public health importance and is organized alphabetically."
This site is dedicated to making high value health data more accessible to entrepreneurs, researchers, and policy makers in the hopes of better health outcomes for all.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Contains national data on the prevalence, treatment, and consequences of substance abuse in the U.S.
The U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state, and local government web resources and services.
Bureau of Justice Statistics
Includes statistics on crimes & victims, criminal offenders, special topics, national and statement law enforcement, prosecution, courts and sentencing, corrections, expenditures and criminal records' systems. Also includes data for analysis (data sets, spread sheets, code books), and links to other relevant sources. Includes comprehensive list of published reports and surveys.
Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health (DRC)
"The DRC is a non-profit data resource providing access to children's health data on a variety of important topics, including the health and well-being of children and the access to quality care."
U.S. Census Bureau
The Census Bureau's mission is to serve as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy.
Crimes & penalty chart from MN State University, Mankato
NORML: Working to Reform Marijuana Laws
A variety of marijuana-related law and state information
Minnesota Clean Indoor Air Act
Statutes related to "Freedom to Breathe"
Minnesota Legislative Reference Library
Resources on Minnesota Issues - Legal age in Minnesota
Revisor of Statues: Minnesota Law
Search Minnesota Laws