Research Tools

The business research tools available at the James J. Hill Center connect you with information vital to your success in the business world. Among our most important services is providing access to comprehensive databases full of expert information. Find company profiles, market research, industry surveys, and more by accessing a host of online research tools at the James J. Hill Center.

Of course our business research tools are not limited to databases; a print collection including over 200,000 books, magazines, and newsletters is at your disposal. Combining print and e-resources with the expertise of our Business Information Specialists, you are sure to find the information you need.

Library Catalog

Database List

Research Guides



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.