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Library Search

FAQ:
What is Library Search?

Library Search is the new library resources search. It allows you to search for print and digital content (books, journal and newspaper articles, streaming video, etc.) as a single search, rather than having to access different databases and systems.

Do I need to know anything about the process?
There may also be temporary interruptions to our online resources, especially early on in the Spring semester. This is a big change for library faculty and staff as well as all library users, so we ask for patience as we get used to the new system.

Library faculty and staff will still be able to help you with most services.
Coon Rapids campus: contact Candice.Young@anokaramsey.edu or Al.Mamaril@anokaramsey.edu 
Cambridge campus: contact Juliana.Boner@anokaramsey.edu or Martha.Muehlhauser@anokaramsey.edu

  • 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 Tutorials
    LEARNING EXPRESS LIBRARY: Create your own account for this resource, where you will find tutorials and eBooks, and practice tests for various exams: Accuplacer, ACT, NCLEX, PTA, and more.
    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.
  • After using any of these resources, always double-check your citations against the most current published guide.

    Style Guides

    Below you will find resources for the most commonly used citation styles from the style guide homepages, as well as, the Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL).

    Frequently Asked Questions

    • How do I cite a Tweet or other social media? Or YouTube?
    • What is plagiarism and how do I determine if I'm at risk of doing it?
    • Which websites are considered credible and how can I evaluate my results?

    pla·gia·rize:

    1. to use the words or ideas of another person as if they were your own words or ideas
    2. to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own : use (another's production) without crediting the source
    3. to commit literary theft : present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source

    Source: Merriam-Webster.com, 2017

     

  • NEW ACQUISITIONS
    DECEMBER 2018/JANUARY 2019
    COON RAPIDS

    FEATURED WEBSITES
    The Loft’s Wordplay: Minnesota’s Largest Celebration of Readers, Writers, and Great Books
    https://loft.org/wordplay/about-wordplay
    -May 11-12 with registration opening in March
    -featuring Stephen King, Jamaica Kincaid, Mitch Albom, Amy Tan, Dave Barry, Bill McKibben, Tommy Orange, Jared Diamond, and more

    Biointeractive’s Virtual Lab
    https://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/explore-virtual-labs
    -from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, it features free anatomy, bacterial identification and neurophysiology labs.
    -“designed to practice the skills & techniques of scientific research”

    PRINT BOOKS
    AFRICA
    African Development: Making Sense of the Issues and Actors
    Africa’s Business Revolution: How to Succeed in the World’s Next Big Growth Market

    ART
    Foundations of Classical Oil Painting: How to Paint Realistic People, Landscapes and Still Life
    Great Stained Glass Projects for Beginners

    BUSINESS
    500 Social Media Marketing Tips
    Africa’s Business Revolution: How to Succeed in the World’s Next Big Growth Market
    Diversity in Multinational Corporations
    Driven to the Brink: Why Corporate Governance, Board Leadership and Culture Matter
    Executive Employment Law: A Handbook for Minnesota Executives
    The Gift of Global Talent: How Migration Shapes Business, Economy & Society
    Harvard Business Review Entrepreneur’s Handbook: Everything You Need to Launch and Grow Your New Business
    Integrated Marketing Communication: Creative Strategy from Idea to Implementation
    On the Origin of Products: the Evolution of Product Innovation and Design

    COMPUTER SCIENCE
    Cybersecurity Essentials

    ECONOMICS
    Biofuels, Food Security, and Developing Economies
    Unmaking the Global Sweatshop: Health and Safety of the World’s Garment Workers

    EDUCATION
    The Chicago Manual of Style, 17h Edition
    A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 9th Edition, Kate Turabian
    McGraw-Hill Education ACT 2019

    ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING
    English Grammar for ESL Learners

    FRENCH
    Complete French All-in-One Total Language Study Program
    French Grammar

    GEOGRAPHY
    Environmental Geography: People and the Environment

    HEALTH AND WELLNESS
    The Business of Personal Training
    Dynamic Human Anatomy
    The Eating Instinct: Food Culture, Body Image, and Guilt in America
    Management Strategies in Athletic Training
    The Medical Marijuana Guide: Cannabis and Your Health
    Organizational Behavior in Sport Management

    HISTORY
    Afghanistan: A History from 1260 to the Present
    The Death of Hitler: the Final Word on the Ultimate Cold Case: the Search for Hitler’s Body
    The Edge of Anarchy: the Railroad Barons, the Gilded Age, and the Greatest Labor Uprising in America
    The Eternal City: A History of Rome
    Fragile Nation, Shattered Land: the Modern History of Syria
    Presidents of War, by Michael Beschloss
    Understanding Contemporary Russia
    Women and the American Labor Movement: From the First Trade Unions to the Present

    LITERATURE
    American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin, by Terrance Hayes (2018 National Book Award Finalist for Poetry)
    The Book with No Pictures, by B.J. Novak
    Boy Erased: a Memoir, by Garrard Conley
    Brown Girl Dreaming, by Jacqueline Woodson
    The Friend: A Novel, by Sigrid Nunez (2018 National Book Award Winner for Fiction)
    Summer Bird Blue, by Akemi Dawn Bowman
    The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle, by Leslie Connor (2018 National Book Award Finalist for Young People’s Literature)

    MATHEMATICS
    Statistics 101

    MEDIA
    Breaking News: The Remaking of Journalism and Why it Matters Now

    MUSIC
    The History of Gangster Rap, from Schoolly D to Kendrick Lamar: The Rise of a Great American Art Form
    The History of Rock & Roll, Volume One, 1920-1963

    NURSING
    Dynamic Human Anatomy
    Genetics 101
    Handbook of Obesity Treatment
    The Medical Marijuana Guide: Cannabis and Your Health
    Mosby’s Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions
    Nephrology: Innovations in Clinical Practice (Nursing Clinics of North America series)
    Nursing Fundamentals Demystified

    PHILOSOPHY
    The Lies that Bind: Rethinking Identity, by Kwame Anthony Appiah

    PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT
    Dynamic Human Anatomy
    Soft Tissue and Trigger Point Release

    POLITICAL SCIENCE
    For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics
    Islamophobia, Race, and Global Politics

    PSYCHOLOGY
    The Eating Instinct: Food Culture, Body Image, and Guilt in America
    Handbook of Child and Adolescent Aggression
    Invisible Girls: Speaking the Truth about Sexual Abuse

    RELIGION
    Atlas of World Religions
    Islamophobia, Race, and Global Politics
    Muhammad: Prophet of Peace Amid the Clash of Empires

    SCIENCE
    Beyond Weird: Why Everything You thought You Knew about Quantum Physics is Different
    Designing Climate Solutions: A Policy Guide for Low-Carbon Energy
    Dynamic Human Anatomy
    The End of Animal Farming: How Scientists, Entrepreneurs, and Activists are Building an Animal-Free Food System
    Environmental Geography: People and the Environment
    The Food Sharing Revolution: How Start-Ups, Pop-Ups, and Co-Ops are Changing the Way We Eat
    Genetics 101
    On the Origin of Products: The Evolution of Product Innovation and Design
    The Story of Chemistry: From the Periodic Table to Nanotechnology
    Wildly Successful Farming: Sustainability and the New Agricultural Land Ethic, by Brian DeVore, editor with the Land Stewardship Project in Minnesota

    SOCIOLOGY
    Beyond these Walls: Rethinking Crime and Punishment in the United States
    Contemporary Feminist Research from Theory to Practice
    What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape, by Sohaila Abdulali

    SUSTAINABILITY
    Designing Climate Solutions: A Policy Guide for Low-Carbon energy
    The End of Animal Farming: How Scientists, Entrepreneurs, and Activists are Building an Animal-Free Food System
    The Food Sharing Revolution: How Start-Ups, Pop-Ups, and Co-Ops are Changing the Way We Eat
    Nourished Planet: Sustainability in the Global Food System
    Wildly Successful Farming: Sustainability and the New Agricultural Land Ethic, by Brian DeVore, editor with the Land Stewardship Project in Minnesota

    THEATRE
    The Business of Acting: How to Build a Career in a Changing Landscape

    WOMEN’S STUDIES
    Contemporary Feminist Research from Theory to Practice
    For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics
    Women and the American Labor Movement: From the First Trade Unions to the Present

    CAMBRIDGE

    Reference
    Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life
    CQ Researcher 2017
    Occupational Outlook Handbook 2018
    Lehne’s Pharmacology for Nursing Care 2019

    Philosophy, Psychology, Religion
    Please Stop Laughing at Me
    Endure: The Power of Spiritual Assets for Resilience to Trauma & Stress

    History
    Modern Finland
    America’s War for the Greater Middle East
    Funny in Farsi
    Islamophobia and Racism in America
    The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America
    Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House

    Geography, Anthropology, Recreation
    Eat, Pray, Love
    Bit by Bit: How Video Games Transformed Our World

    Social Sciences
    Flames of Discontent: The 1916 Minnesota Iron Ore Strike
    An Intelligent Career: Taking Ownership of Your Work and Your Life
    Naked Money: A Revealing look at What it is and Why it Matters
    Giving Voice: Mobile Communication, Disability, and Inequality
    Tweaked: A Crystal Meth Memoir

    Political Science
    Social Media and Politics: A New Way to Participate in the Political Process

    Law
    Tainted Witness: Why We Doubt What Women Say About Their Lives

    Education
    It Won’t be Easy: An Exceedingly Honest (and Slightly Unprofessional) Love Letter to Teaching
    Confessions of a Scholarship Winner
    College Board Scholarship Handbook 2018
    The Ultimate Scholarship Book 2018
    I am Malala


    Fine Arts
    Modern Watercolor

    Language and Literature
    The Writer’s Market 2018
    Running with Scissors
    Hole in My Life
    Push
    Milkweed
    Autopsy
    The Sympathizer
    Nothing Stays Buried
    Split
    The Fault in Our Stars
    Uglies

    Science
    When Ideology Trumps Science
    Stars & Planets
    The Death and Life of the Great Lakes
    DNA Technology
    Marine Mammal Welfare
    Wild by Nature

    Medicine
    Understanding Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    ADHD Medications
    Ordinarily Well: The Case for Antidepressants
    Mosby’s Massage Therapy Review
    Medical-Surgical Nursing 2018
    Healing Touch

    Technology
    Adobe Illustrator CS5
    Adobe Fireworks CS5
    Photoshop CS5 Bible
    Photoshop CS5
    Simple Physics of Energy Use

     

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 L210 | 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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