The James J. Hill Center’s business library is a world-class research facility dedicated to helping you start, build and grow your business or career. We are here to help you reach your highest potential with an unparalleled collection of free online databases, supporting programs, as well as a historic print collection.
With free coffee, WiFi and an awe-inspiring space, visitors are invited to bring their lunch, take a break or roll up their sleeves and dig into one of our premiere databases. Business librarians are on hand to help generate lists, sales leads or discover venture capital options.
Visit us and discover one of Minnesota’s best kept secrets to your success.
Whether you have a product idea ready take to the next level or have just begun the process of building your business start with the Hill to learn about the next steps on how to create a business plan, conduct market research or build your professional network.
Take your business to the next level with business resources geared especially for entrepreneurs, starts ups and established business owners looking to grow and enhance their company.
Learn about specialized resources for starting, running and fundraising for nonprofits.
A 360 for those looking for a new job, or thinking about exploring entrepreneurialism.
A premier collection of over 200,000 business resources that span the mid-1800s through the early 21st Century. Historical topics include a heavy influence of railroad and early American economy titles, in addition to full collections of business journals, books and periodicals for historic information relating to business and company research.
A complete list of recommended databases.
A curated list of topics for a step-by-step guide through the Hill’s databases.