Database Directory

This page lists databases that include resources relevant to community engagement and to the development of community-university partnerships. Databases contain information such as the interests and expertise of faculty, listings of partnerships that exist between university units and community partners, and projects and programs that might be of interest to community partners. If you would like help finding the information you need, contact Sara Axtell to be connected with a university-community liaison. If you work in a University unit that hosts a database that you would like to see listed in the directory, contact

Centers and Institutes

The University of Minnesota is home to nearly 300 centers, institutes, and interdisciplinary graduate programs. This site will help you identify, learn about, and contact these units.

College of Liberal Arts Search for Faculty Experts

A searchable database of faculty and a directory of faculty by topic area.

Community Service-Learning Center’s Community Partners

Listing of community organizations that have partnerships with the Community Service-Learning Center, organized by location.

Educator Resources

The University of Minnesota is working on issues related to educational equity and closing the acheivement gap.  This list contains resources for address these issues.


The University of Minnesota’s expertise Web site.

Extension Staff Directory

Searchable database of Extension staff and resource directory by topic.

Hennepin-University Partnership Experts

Includes links to directories listing experts in a variety of areas both at University of Minnesota and at Hennepin County.

Humphrey School of Public Affairs Directory of Faculty Members and Other Instructors

Directory of Humphrey faculty searchable by name or area of expertise.

Law School Faculty by Expertise

A comprehensive listing of the faculty and their areas of expertise is provided by subject area.

Includes a searchable database of local foods experts, and a directory by topic.

School of Public Health Faculty Search

Searchable database of School of Public Health faculty.

Youth Central

Database that includes opportunities for children and youth including summer camps, after school enrichment, online experiences, and places to visit.