• Click Library Search to find books, DVDs, CDs, and other materials at ARCC and other Minnesota state colleges and universities. Use your StarID and password to log into Library Search when requesting items.

    Library Search

    Click MnLINK to search public libraries and private colleges in Minnesota. Use the barcode from the back of your student ID card to log into MnLINK when requesting items.


  • 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.
    Historical Minnesota Newspapers
    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 Films-On-Demand, providing high-quality video and multimedia for academic, vocational and life-skills content. You'll need your StarID and password when viewing from off campus.

    Search Kanopy, an on-demand streaming video platform that offers viewers a large collection of award-winning films and documentaries. You will need to create a free Kanopy account and sign in to access the collection. You'll need your StarID and password when viewing from off campus.

  • 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 Help Page.

    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
  • 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?


    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:, 2017


    SEPT - OCT 2019


    Digital Transgender Archive (DTA)
    --international in scope, DTA seeks to educate and encourage collaboration between research institutions and grassroots organizations
    --search by subject or map

    GLBT Historical Society Digital Collections
    --content from the print edition of the Bay Area Reporter newspaper, the oldest published LGBTQ newspaper in the U.S.
    --open access to the Linda Alband Collection of Randy Shilts Materials, Crawford Wayne Barton Papers, Marie Ueda Photographs, and the Gay Life Radio series.

    New York Public Library Digital Collections of LGBT Materials
    --“one of the most significant LGBT archives in the U.S.”
    --archives from the International Gay Information Center, dating back to the 1950’s, the Gay Men’s Health Crisis and a selection of activist photography

    Victorian Illustrated Shakespeare Archive
    --illustrations from 4 sets of Shakespeare’s works, selecting from comedies, histories or tragedies
    --search by acts, characters, genre, location, play title and title page
    --Licensed under Creative Commons

    Democracy in Ghana: Everyday Politics in Urban Africa

    Being Indigenous: Perspectives on Activism, Culture, Language and Identity

    Art After Stonewall: 1969-1989
    The Art of Mesoamerica: From Olmec to Aztec
    Drawing for Interior Designers
    Photography: History, Art, Technique, by Tom Ang

    Barron’s Real Estate Licensing Exams
    Coffee: From Bean to Barista
    The Handy Accounting Answer Book
    Investment Banking Explained: an Insider’s Guide to the Industry
    Kochland: the Secret History of Koch Industries and Corporate Power in America

    Consent & Trade: Trading Freely in a Global Market

    The Home Education Handbook: a Comprehensive and Practical Guide
    Let the Children Play: How More Play Will Save Our Schools and Help Children Thrive

    Open Water: the History and Technique of Swimming
    Sports Injuries Guidebook

    Beyond the Battlefield: Race, Memory, and the American Civil War (donation)
    The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of the Crusades
    City of Black Gold: Oil, Ethnicity, and the Making of Modern Kirkuk
    The Conquest of Ruins: The Third Reich and the Fall of Rome
    Domina: The Women Who Made Imperial Rome
    From Spinster to Career Woman: Middle-Class Women and Work in Victorian England
    Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad
    The Hardest Lot of Men: The Third Minnesota Infantry in the Civil War
    How to Think Like a Roman Emperor: The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius
    Koreans in Minnesota (the People of Minnesota series)
    Making and Remaking the Balkans: Nations and States Since 1878
    Matilda: Empress, Queen, Warrior
    Nero: Emperor and Court
    Romanland: Ethnicity and Empire in Byzantium
    Scottish Queens, 1034-1714: The Queens and Consorts Who Shaped a Nation
    Stalin and Stalinism
    Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg: this is Our Territory, by Gidigaa Migizi
    Sand & Steel: The D-Day Invasion and the Liberation of France
    The Thirty-Year Genocide: Turkey’s Destruction of its Christian Minorities, 1894-1924
    Women in the American Revolution: Gender, Politics, and the Domestic World
    The World of the Crusades: An Illustrated History

    Rx for Hope: An Integrative Approach to Cancer Care

    Black Indian: A Memoir, by Shonda Buchanan
    The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of the Crusades
    The Edinburgh Companion to the Short Story in English
    Here We Are: American Dreams, American Nightmares, a Memoir, by Aarti Namdev Shahani (donation)
    History of Wolves, by Emily Fridlund (Two Rivers Reading Series Visiting Author Fall 2019)
    How we Fight for Our Lives: a Memoir, by Saeed Jones (donation)
    In the Country of Women: a Memoir, by Susan Straight (donation)
    Jane Austen and Comedy
    Like a Love Story, by Abdi Nazemian
    My Seditious Heart: Collected Nonfiction, by Arundhati Roy
    New Daughters of Africa: An International Anthology of Writing by Women of African Descent
    Of Latitudes Unknown: James Baldwin’s Radical Imagination
    Queer Voices: Poetry, Prose, and Pride
    Reading Homer’s Odyssey
    Reconceiving Nature: Ecofeminism in Late Victorian Women’s Poetry
    Self-Determined Stories: The Indigenous Reinvention of Young Adult Literature
    Trans Love: An Anthology of Transgender and Non-Binary Voices
    Tucker Lake Chronicle: 13 Months in the North Woods, by Joan Crosby
    The Victorian World: A Historical Exploration of Literature

    Media Persuasion in the Islamic State

    Anti/Vax: Reframing the Vaccination Controversy
    Content Mastery Series Review Modules: Adult Medical Surgical Nursing, Community Health Nursing, Fundamentals for Nursing, Maternal Newborn Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, Nursing Care of Children, Nursing Leadership and Management, Nutrition for Nursing, Pharmacology for Nursing (on reserve for students)
    The Dying Experience: Expanding Options for Dying and Suffering Patients
    Family Guide to Mental Illness and the Law
    Reproductive Injustice: Racism, Pregnancy, and Premature Birth
    Rx for Hope: An Integrative Approach to Cancer Care
    Transitions of Care for Patients with Neurological Diagnoses (Nursing Clinics of North America series)
    Understanding Mental Illness: A Comprehensive Guide to Mental Health Disorders for Family and Friends

    The Assisted Reproduction of Race
    The Dying Experience: Expanding Options for Dying and Suffering Patients
    Ethical Veganism, Virtue Ethics, and the Great Soul
    Finishing Our Story: Preparing for the End of Life
    How to Think Like a Roman Emperor: The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius

    Democracy in Ghana: Everyday Politics in Urban Africa
    Media Persuasion in the Islamic State
    The Thirty-Year Genocide: Turkey’s Destruction of its Christian Minorities, 1894-1924

    Biofeedback and Mindfulness in Everyday Life: Practical Solutions for Improving Your Health and Performance
    Family Guide to Mental Illness and the Law
    Fat Talk: A Feminist Perspective
    Gender, Sex, & Sexualities: Psychological Perspectives
    Let the Children Play: How More Play Will Save Our Schools and Help Children Thrive
    Mindfulness for All: The Wisdom to Transform the World, by Jon Kabat-Zinn
    Understanding Mental Illness: A Comprehensive Guide to Mental Health Disorders for Family and Friends

    The Meaning of My Neighbor’s Faith: Interreligious Reflections on Immigration

    Are We There Yet? : The American Automobile Past, Present, and Driverless
    Bird Species: How they Arise, Modify and Vanish – also available open access at
    Grasslands and Climate Change
    Microbiology: With Diseases by Taxonomy (donation)
    Outbreak: Foodborne Illness and the Struggle for Food Safety
    Rainforest: Dispatches from Earth’s Most Vital Frontlines
    Tucker Lake Chronicle: 13 Months in the North Woods, by Joan Crosby

    Climate Technology, Gender, and Justice: The Standpoint of the Vulnerable
    Grasslands and Climate Change
    Gender and Food: A Critical Look at the Food System
    Gender, Sex, & Sexualities: Psychological Perspectives
    Reproductive Injustice: Racism, Pregnancy, and Premature Birth
    Social Poverty: Low-Income Parents and the Struggle for Family and Community Ties
    Social Sciences Research: Research, Writing, and Presentation Strategies for Students
    You Don’t Look Like a Lawyer: Black Women and Systemic Gendered Racism

    Climate Action Planning: A Guide to Creating Low-Carbon, Resilient Communities
    Handbook on Household Hazardous Waste
    Natural Resource Conservation: Management for a Sustainable Future (donation)
    Urban Food Sharing: Rules, Tools and Networks

    Real Theatre: Essays in Experience

    Diamond Doris: The True Story of the World’s Most Notorious Jewel Thief
    Fat Talk: a Feminist Perspective
    Feminism for the Americas: The Making of an International Human Rights Movement
    Fighting for NOW: Diversity and Discord in the National Organization for Women
    From Spinster to Career Woman: Middle-Class Women and Work in Victorian England
    Women in the American Revolution: Gender, Politics, and the Domestic World
    Women’s Activism, Feminism, and Social Justice
    Women’s and Gender Studies in India: Crossings
    You Don’t Look Like a Lawyer: Black Women and Systemic Gendered Racism

    How to Write Technical Reports: Understandable Structure, Good Design, Convincing Presentation


    Walker’s Mammals of the World

    Why?: Explaining the Holocaust
    Gandhi: The Years that Changed the World 1914-1948
    Vietnam’s American War
    The Relentless Business of Treaties
    Reimagining Equality: A New Deal for Children of Color
    Chinese-ness: The Meanings of Identity and the Nature of Belonging
    Enrique’s Journey
    The Harvest of American Racism
    My Grandmother’s Hands
    Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching
    The Chosen Ones: Black Men and the Politics of Redemption
    Slavery in the North
    Frederick Douglass: America’s Prophet
    They Said No to Nixon
    The Last Republicans
    Dirty Doc Ames and the Scandal That Shook Minneapolis
    Scandinavians in the State House

    The Postmodern Joy of Role-Playing Games

    Social Sciences
    Critical Statistics
    The Business of Cannabis
    Gichi Bitobig, Grand Marais
    Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
    The Age of Surveillance Capitalism
    Snakes in Suits
    Getting a Life: The Social Worlds of Geek Culture
    Boy Erased
    The Remarkable Rise of Transgender Rights
    All the Single Ladies
    The Moment of Lift
    A Seat at the Table
    White Fragility
    Regulating the Lives of Women
    Fixing the Poor
    The True American
    The #MeToo Movement
    Gender, Power, and Violence
    Communities that Care
    Compulsory: Education and the Dispossession of Youth
    Homeward Life in the Year after Prison

    The Schoolhouse Gate

    Takeover: Race, Education, and American Democracy

    Light Come Shining

    Fine Arts
    The Little Book of Manga Drawing
    The Anime Ecology

    Language and Literature
    A Stranger’s Journey
    Beasts at Bedtime
    The Hollywood Jim Crow
    Improv Nation
    The Cambridge History of the Graphic Novel
    American Born Chinese
    Washington Black
    The Guest Book
    The Prince of Los Cocuyos
    The Art of the Wasted Day
    The Overstory
    The Nickel Boys
    The Lost Girls of Paris
    Bridge of Clay

    Climate Analysis
    Sydney Brenner’s 10-on-10
    Dragonflies & Damselflies

    Dying of Whiteness
    Doing Harm
    The Art of Mindful Relaxation
    Maybe You Should Talk to Someone
    The Art and Science of Mindfulness
    Essential Guide to Aromatherapy and Vibrational Healing
    Chi Nei Tsang and Microcurrent Therapy

    Fresh from the Garden
    Gunflint Burning

    Reduce, Reuse, Reimagine
    The I-35W Bridge Collapse
    Space 2.0
    Folk Masters
    The Poison Squad
    Save Me the Plums

    Naval Science
    Whaleback Ships and the American Steel Barge Company

    Bibliography and Library Science
    Desegregation of Public Libraries in the Jim Crow South
    Muslims in Story
    Digital Curation Fundamentals


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
    Office L210 | 763-433-1466

    Library Staff


    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


    MLIS, Dominican 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

Meet Our Students and Alumni