Libraries at both campuses will be closed 
Thursday–Saturday, October 20-22,
re-opening Monday October 24.

  • The catalog, called MnPALS, is a searchable database for books and materials. There are two different interfaces for this database (MnPALS Classic or MnPALS Plus).

    MnPALS Classic with PDF instructions.

    MnPALS Plus

    MnLINK Gateway - Public Libraries & Private Colleges


  • EBSCO is one of several journal databases available to you. It covers multiple disciplines and offers access to full-text, current scholarly resources.


    Databases Journals

    ARTSTOR: Art images
    BREPOLIS: International Medieval Bibliography--(on-campus use only)--Brepolis Guide
    eHRAF: Articles - World Cultures
    EBSCO: Articles - Academic, Art, Business, CINAHL, PsycArticles, etc.
    GALE: Articles - Academic, Opposing Viewpoints, Science, etc.
    GROVE MUSIC ONLINE: Articles and Biographies
    JSTOR: Articles - Arts & Sciences and Music Collection

    Please see a librarian if a year you need is not listed below.

    Annual Review of Psychology (2015 to present)
    Annual Review of Public Health (2015 to present)
    Journal of Chemical Education (1924 to present)
    Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences (2011 to present)
    The Journal of Modern African Studies (2015 to present)
    Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT) (1979 to present)
    Journal of Sport Management (on-campus use only) (1987 to present)
    Sociology of Sport Journal (on-campus use only) (1984 to present)
    The Sport Psychologist (on-campus use only) (1987 to present)



  • The ProQuest database allows you to search for newspaper articles from across the state, the nation and even worldwide. You can search the entire database or search within a particular publication (for instance, the Star Tribune).

    You may also download the instructions in the PDF document.

  • Search high-quality video and multimedia for academic, vocational and life-skills content. You'll need your library login information.

    Search Films-On-Demand

  •  Just getting started with ideas or need ways to develop your topic?

    • Roam the shelves in the library. Books are categorized by the Library of Congress Classification system (LC chart), a subject-based alpha-numeric convention. In the reference section of the library you'll find:
      • Encyclopedias cover the entire range of human knowledge in brief. A search for a basic concept recalls every mention of that concept in the encyclopedia, indicating different contexts for it and some of the fields of study that have explored it.
      • Subject specific encyclopedias cover the knowledge base of a single discipline in brief. A search here can familiarize you with some of the different contexts within which your topic has been discussed in a discipline. Reference materials cannot be checked out of the library, but you are welcome to make photocopies or take notes.
    • Your textbook introduces a topic to non-specialists and generally includes a bibliography of books and articles consulted.

    • Browse topics in a library database:
    • Refine your topic by using ProQuest Thesaurus, a very user-friendly way to gather other terminology related to your topic.
    • Choose the best web search for your particular information needs...way beyond Google!
    • Government Information: Scan by topic to find government information and services on
  • Opposing Viewpoints is the premier online resource covering today’s hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration, to violent video games. This cross-curricular research tool supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes. Its informed, differing views present each side of an issue and help students develop information literacy, critical thinking skills, and the confidence to draw their own valid conclusions.

    Opposing Viewpoints Tutorial

    CQ Researcher provides in-depth analysis on newsworthy social and political issues, including background information, chronologies and pro/con features in its coverage.

    CQ ResearcherTutorial

  • What Are Open Textbooks?

    What are Open Textbooks? Click the link below to learn more.

    1) Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources - open texts for community colleges in a variety of subjects

    2) MyOpenMath - self-study sources for students; pre-built courses based on open texts for instructors

    3) OpenStax - peer-reviewed texts for students

    4) University of Minnesota’s textbook library

    5) MnSCU OER Commons - links to texts in Biology, Business, Math, and Psychology

    6) Directory of Open Access Journals - search or browse for free journal articles

    7) Project CORA - Community of Online Research Assignments.  This is an open access resource for faculty and librarians, intended to be a collaborative space for adapting and experimenting with research assignments.

    SEPTEMBER 2016

    Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture

    DVDs (donations)
    The 30-Minute Total-Body Blitz! and The 29-Minute Triple Set Scorcher! Spartacus Workout
    20-Minute Body-Fat Torchers! Spartacus Workout
    Ab Attack! Spartacus Workout
    Body-Weight Revolution! Spartacus Workout
    Party Rockin’ Step Workout #1

    Women Political Leaders in Rwanda and South Africa: Narratives of Triumph and Loss

    Art History Today (donation)

    Persuasive Communication

    The Minimum Wage: a Reference Handbook

    Learning Disabilities Sourcebook
    Peterson’s Guide to Two-Year Colleges 2017

    Culture on Two Wheels: the Bicycle in Literature and Film (includes a chapter entitled “Swerve! I’m on my Bike!: Mediated Images of Bicycling in Youth- Produced Hip Hop,” by ARCC Faculty Melody Hoffmann)

    American Farms, American Food: a Geography of Agriculture and Food Production in the United States

    Therapeutic Exercise for Musculoskeletal Injuries
    Vitamania: How Vitamins Revolutionized the Way We Think About Food

    Writing History Essays: a Student’s Guide

    Culture on Two Wheels: the Bicycle in Literature and Film (includes a chapter entitled “‘Swerve! I’m on my Bike!’: Mediated Images of Bicycling in Youth- Produced Hip Hop.” by ARCC Faculty Melody Hoffmann)

    Pharmacology Updates (Nursing Clinics of North America series)
    Plastic Reconstructive Surgery: Essential Concepts
    Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: an Update (Nursing Clinics of North America series)

    Therapeutic Exercise for Musculoskeletal Injuries

    American Farms, American Food: a Geography of Agriculture and Food Production in the United States
    Power Shift: from Fossil Energy to Dynamic Solar Power (donation)

    Women Political Leaders in Rwanda and South Africa: Narratives of Triumph and Loss

    The Elements of Academic Writing (donation)
    Writing History Essays: a Student’s Guide

    New Materials in CC Library

    An easy guide to APA style/Schwartz
    American economic history/Olson
    Historical dictionary of the U.S. Supreme Court/Ward
    Mosby’s dictionary of medicine, nursing & health professions
    Mosby’s 2016 Nursing Drug Reference/Skidmore-Roth
    Nurse’s quick reference to common laboratory & diagnostic tests/Fischbach Ref

    The presidency of George H.W. Bush/Greene

    Social Sciences
    Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations: a reader’s guide/Evensky
    Management: a practical introduction/Kinicki
    Foundations of business/Pride
    Marketing: the core/Kerin
    Queerly beloved: a love story across genders/Anderson-Minshall
    Trans bodies, trans selves: a resource

    Political Science
    Pivotal Tuesdays: four elections that shaped the twentieth century/O’Mara
    Displacing democracy: economic segregation in America/Widestrom
    Get out the vote: how to increase voter turnout/Green
    The challenges of nuclear non-proliferation/Bruns

    Animal harm/Nurse
    The safeguard of liberty and property/Burnett
    The law of the land: a grand tour of our constitutional republic/Amar
    Income tax fundamentals
    The limits of legitimacy: dissenting opinions, media coverage…Supreme Court/Zilis
    Golden rules: the origins of California water law…/Kanazawa

    Quality thresholds, features, and dosage in early care and education
    Redesigning America’s community colleges/Bailey

    Developments in music therapy practice

    Language and Literature
    A pocket style manual: APA/Hacker
    A writer’s reference/Hacker
    Culture is the body/Suzuki

    Compromised data: from social media to big data
    Transient landscapes/Wohl
    Resurrection science/O’Connor
    Peterson field guide to finding mammals in North America/Dinets

    Mosby’s review questions for the NCLEX-RN examination
    Mosby’s comprehensive review of nursing for the NCLEX-RN examination
    Lippincott’s NCLEX-RN alternate-format questions/Rupert

    Mechanical engineering principles/Bird
    Electrical engineering 101/Ashby

Supplementary Information

  • Coon Rapids Campus 763-433-1150

    Faculty Librarians


    MLIS, MEd, BA University of Hawaii
    Instruction, Reference, Systems
    Student Workers
    Office L216 | 763-433-1552


    MS, Drexel University
    BA, Franklin and Marshall College
    Instruction, Reference
    Acquisitions, Periodicals
    Office L217 | 763-433-1197


    MLIS, St. Catherine University
    BA, Mount Mary College
    Instruction, Reference
    Information Literacy, Cataloging
    Office L214B | 763-433-1466

    Library Staff


    BS, Bemidji State University
    Circulation, Reserve
    Interlibrary Loan, Cataloging
    Office L209 | 763-433-1384

  • Cambridge Campus 763-433-1950

    Faculty Librarian


    MLIS, St. Catherine University
    BA, St. Catherine University
    Instruction, Reference
    Acquisitions, Cataloging

    Office D116 | 763-433-1358

    Library Staff


    BA, University of Minnesota
    Circulation, Reserve, ILL
    Office D117 | 763-433-1875

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