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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


  • 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

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


  • 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


    APRIL 2016

    Annual Review of Medicine, 2016

    Extremely Ripped 1000 Hardcore: 2 30-Minute Fat Blasting Workouts (donation)|


    Women and Power in Postconflict Africa
    Women of Tropical Africa

    Gratitude, by Oliver Sacks
    The Theft of Memory: Losing My Father, One Day at a Time, by Jonathan Kozol

    Emmanuel’s Dream: the True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah, by Laurie Ann Thompson and Sean Qualls (2016 Schneider Family Book Award Children’s Winner)
    Last Stop on Market Street, Words by Matt De La Pena, Pictures by Christian Robinson (2016 Newbery Medal and Caldecott Honor)
    Trombone Shorty, Words by Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews, Pictures by Bryan Collier (2016 Caldecott Honor Book and Coretta Scott King Award for Illustrator)

    Network Attacks and Exploitation: a Framework

    Tedious Journeys: Autoethnography by Women of Color in Academe
    Financing Community Colleges: Where We Are, Where We’re Going

    Germany in the Modern World: a New History

    Essential Concepts of Tai Chi
    Tai Chi: the Trainer’s Inside Guide to Your Workout (Anatomy of Fitness series)

    Black Muslims and the Law: Civil Liberties from Elijah Muhammad to Muhammad Ali
    Suffrage Reconstructed: Gender, Race, and the Voting Rights in the Civil War Era
    Women’s America: Refocusing the Past
    The WPA-Putting America to Work

    LGBTQ Literature
    The Portable 19th Century Russian Reader
    The Portable 20th Century Russian Reader
    Research and Documentation in the Digital Age

    All You Need to Know about the Music Business
    Business Basics for Musicians: the Complete Handbook from Start to Success
    A Listener’s Guide to Free Improvisation
    Music Law: How to Run Your Band’s Business
    Popular Music in a Digital Music Economy: Problems and Practices for an Emerging Service Industry

    Holistic Nursing: a Handbook for Practice
    Leadership for Evidence-Based Innovation in Nursing and Health Professions
    The Wrong Prescription for Women: How Medicine and Media Create a “Need” for Treatments, Drugs, and Surgery

    Welcome to the Microbiome: Getting to Know the Trillions of Bacteria and other Microbes In, On, and Around You

    Gender Roles: a Sociological Perspective
    Muslims in US Prisons: People, Policy, Practice
    The Wedding Heard ‘Round the World: America’s First Gay Marriage
    Whose Child Am I?: Unaccompanied, Undocumented Children in U.S. Immigration Custody

    True to Archetype: a Guide to Characterization in Comedy

    Canadian Women & the Struggle for Equality
    HBO’s Girls and the Awkward Politics of Gender, Race, and Privilege
    My Life on the Road, by Gloria Steinem
    Out to Work: Migration, Gender, and the Changing Lives of Rural Women in Contemporary China
    Shattered, Cracked, or Firmly Intact? Women and the Executive Glass Ceiling Worldwide
    Suffrage Reconstructed: Gender, Race, and the Voting Rights in the Civil War Era
    Tedious Journeys: Autoethnography by Women of Color in Academe
    The Trouble with Marriage: Feminists Confront Law and Violence in India
    Women and Girls Rising: Progress and Resistance Around the World
    Women and Power in Postconflict Africa
    Women and the Women’s Movement in Britain since 1914
    Women and Transformation in Russia
    Women’s History in Russia: (Re) Establishing the Field
    Women, Land and Power in Asia
    Women, Politics, and Power: a Global Perspective
    Women’s America: Refocusing the Past
    Women’s Rights in the USA: Policy Debates and Gender Roles
    Women without Men: Single Mothers and Family Change in the New Russia
    The Wrong Prescription for Women: How Medicine and Media Create a “Need” for Treatments, Drugs, and Surgery

    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 Librarians


    MLIS, St. Catherine University
    BA, St. Catherine University
    Instruction, Reference, Cataloging
    Office D116 | 763-433-1358


    MLIS, St. Catherine University
    BA, University of Minnesota
    AA, North Hennepin Community College
    Instruction, Reference, Cataloging
    Office D116 | 763-433-1975

    Library Staff


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

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