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Library

CHANGE NOTICE: The Anoka-Ramsey Community College libraries are changing the current system for notifying patrons of overdue materials and lost items. Instead of sending printed notifications through the postal service, we will now be sending electronic overdue notifications via college email. Please contact Candice Young @ 763-433-1125 with any questions.

  • The Coon Rapids Campus library will observe the following schedule during winter break:

    Saturday, December 16 – Monday, January 1 Closed
    Tuesday, January 2 – Friday, January 5 Open 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
    Saturday, January 6 – Regular semester hours resume at 9 am

    The Cambridge Campus library will observe the following schedule during winter break:

    Saturday, December 16 - Tuesday, January 2 Closed
    (Martha Muehlhauser will be monitoring her emails and phone calls, and working some hours to process materials, including returns and interlibrary loans)
    Wednesday, January 3 - Open 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Thursday, January 4 – Friday, January 5 Open 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
    Monday, January 8 - Regular semester hours resume

     

  • 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

     

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    Databases

    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 Help Page
    JSTOR: Arts & Sciences and Music Collection JSTOR Tutorial
    ProQuest Newspaper database  ProQuest Help

    Journals

    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 USA.gov.
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    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.
    http://www.studentpirgs.org/open-textbooks/about

    1) Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources - open texts for community colleges in a variety of subjects
    http://oerconsortium.org/discipline-specific/

    2) MyOpenMath - self-study sources for students; pre-built courses based on open texts for instructors
    https://www.myopenmath.com/

    3) OpenStax - peer-reviewed texts for students
    https://www.openstaxcollege.org/students

    4) University of Minnesota’s textbook library
    http://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/

    5) MnSCU OER Commons - links to texts in Biology, Business, Math, and Psychology
    https://www.oercommons.org/groups/minnesota-state-colleges-universities-mnscu/181/

    6) Directory of Open Access Journals - search or browse for free journal articles
    http://www.doaj.org

    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.
    http://www.projectcora.org/

  • NEW ACQUISITIONS
    NOVEMBER 2017
    COON RAPIDS

    ART
    Picasso & Rivera: Conversations across Time

    BEST SELLERS
    Turtles All the Way Down, by John Green
    What Happened, by Hillary Rodham Clinton

    ECONOMICS
    Dream Hoarders: How the American Upper Middle Class is Leaving Everyone Else in the Dust, Why that’s a Problem, and What to Do about It

    EDUCATION
    Women in Global Science: Advanced Academic Careers through International Cooperation

    HEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND RECREATION
    Abuse and Violence Information for Teens

    LITERATURE
    A History of Mexican Literature
    Turtles All the Way Down, by John Green

    NURSING
    Cardiovascular Health: How Conventional Wisdom is Failing Us, by Jay N. Cohn, M.D., Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School
    Lethal Decision: the Unnecessary Deaths of Women and Children from HIV/AIDS
    Vaccines: the Story of a Drug (History, Science, and Issues series)

    PHILOSOPHY
    The Oxford Handbook of Islamic Philosophy

    RELIGION
    Purifying the Land of the Pure: a History of Pakistan’s Religious Minorities

    SCIENCE
    Just Cool It!: the Climate Crisis and What We Can Do
    Women in Global Science: Advanced Academic Careers through International Cooperation

    SOCIOLOGY
    Race Still Matters: the Reality of African American Lives and the Myth of Postracial Society
    Sex and Gender: a Reference Handbook

    TV
    Britcoms FAQ: All that’s Left to Know about Our Favorite Sophisticated, Outrageous British Television Comedies

Supplementary Information

  • Coon Rapids Campus 763-433-1150

    Faculty Librarians

    AL MAMARIL

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

    GINA PANCERELLA-WILLIS

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

    BARBARA SANDARIN

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

    Library Staff

    CANDICE YOUNG

    MLIS, St. Catherine University
    BA, University of Minnesota
    AA, North Hennepin Community College
    Circulation, Reserve
    Interlibrary Loan, Cataloging
    Office L209 | 763-433-1125

  • Cambridge Campus 763-433-1950

    Faculty Librarian

    JULIANA BONER

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

    Office D116 | 763-433-1358

    Library Staff

    MARTHA MUEHLHAUSER

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

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