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. With clients ranging from job seekers to executives, we provide access to a vast wealth of information that can be harnessed to meet your goals and grow your business.  Our Business Information Specialists have the knowledge and experience to help you find the data you need to succeed.

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.

Database List at the James J. Hill center

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.

Library Catalog at the James J. Hill Center

Special Issues

Our Business Librarians have also collected journals and put them into our Special Issues. These can all be viewed online.

Special Issues at the James J. Hill Center

 Reference Library Usage Policies

Reference Library Usage Policies


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By becoming a member you will join this legacy of connecting business, entrepreneurs and community. Our members are individuals who have used the business resources through the Reference Library, enjoyed one of the many events we have hosted and have just enjoyed walking through our historic and beautiful space.