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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  Click for Help .

    MnPALS Plus

    MnLINK Gateway - Public Libraries & Private Colleges


  • 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
    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


    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)



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  • 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.

    JANUARY 2018 

    Book Club Kit for The Latehomecomer: a Hmong Family Memoir by Kao Kalia Yang

    The Archaeology of the North American Fur Trade

    Andrew Wyeth in Retrospect
    Florence: the Paintings & Frescoes, 1250-1743
    Impressionism: the Art of Landscape
    Max Beckmann in New York
    Nation Building: Craft and Contemporary American Culture
    Persistence of Vision: the Art of Bettye Olson

    A Guide to Starting a Business in Minnesota

    Faculty of Color in the Health Professions: Stories of Survival and Success

    Makeup Man: From Rocky to Star Trek, the Amazing Creations of Hollywood’s Michael Westmore

    The Soul of the First Amendment

    The Enterprising Musician’s Guide to Performer Contracts

    Where the Past Begins: a Memoir, by Amy Tan

    Faculty of Color in the Health Professions: Stories of Survival and Success
    Listening Visits in Perinatal Mental Health: a Guide for Health Professionals and Support Workers
    A Prescription for Change: the Looming Crisis in Drug Development

    Environment and Politics

    Helping Couples on the Brink of Divorce: Discernment Counseling for Troubled Relationships
    Lisa Murphy on Play: the Foundation of Children’s Learning

    The Age of the Horse: an Equine History through Human History
    Costa Rican Ecosystems
    Raptors: the Curious Nature of Diurnal Birds of Prey
    Rethinking the Oceans: Towards the Blue Economy
    The Science of Human Evolution: Getting it Right
    Treading on Thin Air: Atmospheric Physics, Forensic Meteorology, and Climate Change: How the Weather Shapes our Everyday Lives


    Hubble’s amazing universe/National Geographic Audiovis QB500.268.H83 2010
    The Universe/History TV Audiovis QB981.U558 2013

    Swimming with elephants/Seidelmann BF1611.S45 2017
    Paranoid science/Alumkai BL240.3.A48 2017

    The future is history: how totalitarianism reclaimed Russia/Gessen DK510.763.G48 2017
    Killers of the Flower Moon: the Osage murders…/E99.O8 G675 2017
    Fantasyland: how America went haywire/Andersen E169.1.A543 2017
    We were eight years in power…/Coates E185.615.C6336 2017
    Black faces, white spaces…Finney E185.86.F525 2014
    Never caught: the Washingtons’ relentless pursuit of their runaway slave/Dunbar E444.D86 2017

    Geography, Recreation
    A year in the wilderness: bearing witness in the Boundary Waters/Freeman GV191.42.M6F74 2017

    Social Sciences
    A rabble of dead money…1929-1939/Morris HB3717 1929 .M674 2017
    The radium girls/Moore HD6067.2.U6M66 2017
    Democracy in chains/MacLean HN49.R33M23 2017
    Twilight of American sanity…age of Trump/Frances HN59.2.F725 2017

    Political Science
    Dark money: … billionaires behind the rise of the radical right/Meyer JC599.U5 M373 2016

    The power of a plant/Ritz LA339.N5R55 2017

    Who I am: a memoir/Townshend ML410.T69A3 2012

    Fine Arts
    Chromaphilia: the story of color in art/Paul N7432.7.P38 2017
    Living with art/Getlein N7477.G55 2016

    Language and literature
    Born a crime:…South African childhood/Noah PN2287.N557A3 2016
    Joseph Conrad/Garsha, ed. PR6005.O4Z683 2016
    Dying: a memoir/Taylor PR9619.4.T35Z46 2017
    You don’t have to say you love me: a memoir/Alexis PS3551.L35774Z46 2017
    Half-light/Bidart PS3552.I33 2017
    Future home of the living god/Erdrich PS3555.R42F88 2017
    Fast: poems/Graham PS3557.R214 A6 2017
    Blue laws/Young PS3575.O798A6 2016
    The deep dark descending/Eskens PS3605.S49Dd44 2017
    Pachinko/Lee PS3612.E346P33 2017
    Little fires everywhere/Ng PS3614.G83L58 2017
    Sing, unburied, sing/Ward PS3623.A7323S56 2017
    Bear town/Backman PT9877.12.A32B5513 2017
    Far from the tree/Benway PZ7.B4477Far 2017

    Field notes from a catastrophe…climate change/Kosbert QC981.8.G56K655 2006
    Principles of biology/Brooker, et. al. QH308.2.B75 2015
    Biology: how life works/Morris et. al. QH308.2.M677 2013
    A crack in creation: gene editing…Doudna, Sternberg QH440.D68 2017
    Essentials of anatomy and physiology for nursing practice/Boore, et. al. QP34.5.B66 2016

    Illustrated guide to medical terminology/Davies R123.D38 2016
    Acquiring medical language/Jones, Cavanagh R123.J686 2016
    Medical language: immerse yourself/Turley R123.T87 2017
    Medical terminology complete/Wingerd R123.W527 2016
    Death and dying sourcebook/ Muth, ed. R726.8.D3785 2000
    Skin health information for teens/Wohlenhaus, ed. RA777.S546 2009
    Breast cancer sourcebook/Sutton, ed. RC280.B8B6887 2012
    Sleep disorders sourcebook/Judd, ed. RC547.S536 2010
    Cardiovascular disorders sourcebook/Sutton, ed. RC672.C35 2010


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