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  • 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




    ARTSTOR: Art images - ArtStor Quickstart Guide
    BREPOLIS: International Medieval Bibliography--(on-campus use only) Brepolis Guide
    eHRAF: World Cultures eHRAF User Guide
    EBSCO: Academic, Art, Business, CINAHL, PsycArticles, etc. EBSCO Tutorial
    GALE: Academic, Opposing Viewpoints, Science, etc. Gale Tutorials
    GROVE MUSIC ONLINE Grove Music User Tips
    JSTOR: Arts & Sciences and Music Collection JSTOR Tutorial
    ProQuest Newspaper database  ProQuest Help


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

    Annual Review of Medicine (2016 to present)
    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)
    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)




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

    Search Films-On-Demand

  • 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. For more information, see the 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. For more information, see the CQ ResearcherTutorial.



  •  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:
    • Government Information: Scan by topic to find government information and services on

    Khan Academy (Subject Tutorials) Khan Academy is a 501(3)(c) non-profit with the mission of providing a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.

    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.

    APRIL 2017

    Annual Review of Medicine 2017

    How Long will South Africa Survive? : The Looming Crisis
    The Rienner Anthology of African Literature
    The Unseen Things: Women, Secrecy, and HIV in Northern Nigeria

    Mapping Feminist Anthropology in the 21st Century

    A Global History of Architecture
    Greek Art (Thames & Hudson World of Art)
    The Invention of the American Art Museum, from Craft to Kulturgeschichte, 1870-1930
    Maiolica Italian Renaissance Ceramics in the Metropolitan Museum of Art
    Max Liebermann: Modern Art and Modern Germany
    Radiant Child: the Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, illustrated and written by Javaka Steptoe (2017 Caldecott Medal for the Most Distinguished American Picture Book for Children)
    Renaissance Art in Venice: From Tradition to Individualism
    The Transnational Mosque: Architecture and Historical Memory in the Contemporary Middle East

    All by Myself Alone, by Mary Higgins Clark

    Biomedical Informatics: an Introduction to Information Systems and Software in Medicine and Health

    Cornerstones of Financial and Managerial Accounting (donation)
    Law and Advertising: a Guide to Current Legal Issues
    Marketing 4.0: Moving from Traditional to Digital
    When Good Jobs Go Bad: Globalization, De-Unionization, and Declining Job Quality in the North American Auto Industry

    Next Gen Ph.D.: a Guide to Career Paths in Science

    Radiant Child: the Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, illustrated and written by Javaka Steptoe (2017 Caldecott Medal for the Most Distinguished American Picture Book for Children)
    The Tiger Rising, by Kate DiCamillo (donation)

    Black Women’s Portrayals on Reality Television: the New Sapphire
    The Praxis of Social Inequality in Media: a Global Perspective
    Public Interests: Media Advocacy and Struggles over U.S. Television
    Skewed: Critical Thinker’s Guide to Media Bias
    Writers’ Rights: Freelance Journalism in a Digital Age

    Basic French: Total Language Study Program

    Geosystems: an Introduction to Physical Geography
    Human Geography: Places and Regions in Global Context
    Key Methods in Geography

    Max Liebermann: Modern Art and Modern Germany

    Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Complete Food & Nutrition Guide
    Asanas for Autism and Special Needs: Yoga to Help Children with Their Emotions, Self-Regulation and Body Awareness
    Fats: a Global History
    Food Forensics: the Hidden Toxins Lurking in Your Food and How You Can Avoid Them for Lifelong Health
    The Real War on Obesity: Contesting Knowledge and Meaning in a Public Health Crisis
    Yoga Bodies: Real People, Real Stories & the Power of Transformation

    African American Voices: the Life Cycle of Slavery
    Cross-Cultural Encounters in Modern World History
    Dream a World Anew: the African American Experience and the Shaping of America
    The Transnational Mosque: Architecture and Historical Memory in the Contemporary Middle East

    The American Renaissance Reconsidered (donation)
    Comics, Manga, and Graphic Novels: a History of Graphic Narratives
    Harlem Renaissance and Beyond: Literary Biographies of 100 Black Women Writers, 1900-1945 (donation)
    The Irish Novel, 1800-1910
    Jane Austen, Young Author
    Harlem’s Glory: Black Women Writing, 1900-1950 (donation)
    Incendiary Art: Poems, by Patricia Smith
    The New Midwest: a Guide to Contemporary Fiction of the Great Lakes, Great Plains, and Rust Belt
    Off Keck Road, by Mona Simpson (donation)
    The Portable Harlem Renaissance Reader (donation)
    The Rienner Anthology of African Literature
    Selections from Ralph Waldo Emerson (donation)
    Sontag: Later Essays
    Women of the Harlem Renaissance (donation)

    The Call of the Primes: Surprising Patterns, Peculiar Puzzles, and other Marvels of Mathematics
    Let’s Review: Algebra II

    Dig if you Will the Picture: Funk, Sex, God, & Genius in the Music of Prince
    The Music Industry Handbook
    The String Instrument Owner’s Handbook
    World of the Teton Sioux Indians: their Music, Life & Culture

    Davis’s Drug Guide for Nurses, 2017
    Eliminating Inequities for Women with Disabilities: an Agenda for Health and Wellness
    NCLEX-RN Excel: Test Success through Unfolding Case Study Review

    Functional Anatomy of the Pelvis and the Sacroiliac Joint

    Inside Rwanda’s Gacaca Courts: Seeking Justice after Genocide
    Should Rich Nations Help the Poor?
    The Tragedy of U.S. Foreign Policy: How America’s Civil Religion Betrayed the National Interest

    Sibling Issues in Therapy: Research and Practice with Children, Adolescents and Adults
    Understanding Mental Disorders: your Guide to DSM-5

    Four Testaments: Tao Te Ching, Analects, Dhammapada, Bhagavad Gita
    Inside the Muslim Brotherhood: Religion, Identity, and Politics
    Jews and the American Religious Landscape
    The Transnational Mosque: Architecture and Historical Memory in the Contemporary Middle East
    Zionism and Judaism: a New Theory
    Zionism: the Birth and Transformation of an Ideal

    Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors
    Farm to Table: the Essential Guide to Sustainable Food Systems for Students, Professionals, and Consumers
    Garden Revolution: How Our Landscapes Can Be a Source of Environmental Change
    The Independent Farmstead: Growing Soil, Biodiversity, and Nutrient-Dense Food with Grassfed Animals and Intensive Pasture Management
    In the Shadow of Green Man: My Journey from Poverty and Hunger to Food Security and Hope
    Introduction to Water in California
    Next Gen Ph.D.: a Guide to Career Paths in Science
    Our Renewable Future: Laying the Path for One Hundred Percent Clean Energy
    The Realization of Star Trek Technologies: the Science, Not Fiction, Behind Brain Implants, Plasma Shields, Quantum Computing, and More
    Solar Power Generation
    Vulnerability: Challenging Bioethics
    Water: Exploring the Blue Planet
    What is a Dog?

    The Construction of Whiteness: an Interdisciplinary Analysis of Race Formation and the Meaning of a White Identity
    Juvenile Delinquency: a Sociological Approach
    Methods that Matter: Integrating Mixed Methods for More Effective Social Science Research
    Modern Sexuality: the Truth about Sex and Relationships
    Rampage Nation: Securing America from Mass Shootings

    Modern Spain: Understanding Modern Nations

    Contemporary Black British Playwrights: Margins to Mainstream
    Theatrical Makeup: Basic Application Techniques
    The Working Actor: the Essential Guide to a Successful Career

    Feminism is Queer: the Intimate Connection between Queer and Feminist Theory
    A Feminist in the White House: Midge Costanza, the Carter Years, and America’s Culture Wars
    Feminist Theory: from Margin to Center (donation)
    Harlem’s Glory: Black Women Writing, 1900-1950 (donation)
    Harlem Renaissance and Beyond: Literary Biographies of 100 Black Women Writers, 1900-1945 (donation)
    An Introduction to Women’s Studies (donation)
    The Second Wave: a Reader in Feminist Theory (donation)
    Sontag: Later Essays
    The Unseen Things: Women, Secrecy, and HIV in Northern Nigeria
    Women of the Harlem Renaissance (donation)
    Women’s Studies: Essential Readings (donation)
    Words of Fire: an Anthology of African-American Feminist Thought (donation)

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    Library Staff


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    Interlibrary Loan, Cataloging
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