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Reference Library

Web Ref Library Main Floor 6669

The James J. Hill Center’s reference library is a world-class research facility with an unparalleled collection of print materials and online databases dedicated to business and leadership. The Hill takes entrepreneurs and transforms them from amateurs to experts by connecting them to thousands of business resources they can use to help their startup reach its highest potential.

Take research to a new level with free access to powerful business databases and resources. Entrepreneurs can generate lists of companies matching user-defined criteria and find thousands of full-text articles from business magazines, industry specific financial metrics, lists of grant-making foundations, consumer psychographics, and geographically-specific market data.

The Hill also has a unique collection of serials, journals and newsletters. Take a look at our library catalog to see if we have the material you are looking for. If you are unable to find what you are looking for, contact our Reference Specialist.

Research Databases

The Hill’s Business Librarians can assist businesses, freelancers, entrepreneurs and nonprofits in finding information that will be useful in opening a new store, finding new clients and delivering new products or services.

Check out our full list of databases and then come in and have our Business Librarians assist you in gathering the data you need.

Library Catalog

We often get requests for information that is still only found in our physical collection. The Hill has a unique collection of serials, journals and newsletters.

Take a look at our library catalog to see if we have the material you are looking for. If you are unable to find what you are looking for, contact our Business Librarians.

Reference Library Usage Policies

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

We are in the process of renovating the James J. Hill Center to make the space more accessible to individuals with wheelchairs or limited mobility. This construction includes major renovation of our interior elevator. Due to this renovation, elevator access to the building and second floor for persons with accessibility constraints will be limited. A manual mobility Liftkar operated by a trained JJ Hill staff person will be available so that individuals in wheelchairs have access to our space. To schedule assistance before your visit, or if you have questions, please contact 651.265.5500. Unfortunately we are unable to transport electric scooters. Elevator construction will begin October 31, 2016 until completion in April, 2017. We apologize for any inconvenience during this construction. Thank you for your understanding.

This project has been financed in part with funds provided by the State of Minnesota from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the Minnesota Historical Society and the F. R. Bigelow Foundation.