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PEOPLE TO CONTACT

COON RAPIDS

763-433-1150

Faculty Librarians

AL MAMARIL
BA, MEd, MLIS
University of Hawaii

Instruction / Reference
Systems
Student Workers

Office L216 | 763-433-1552

GINA PANCERELLA-WILLIS
BA, Franklin and Marshall College
MS, Drexel University

Instruction / Reference
Acquisitions
Periodicals

Office L217 | 763-433-1197

BARBARA SANDARIN
BA, Mount Mary College
MLIS, St. Catherine University

Instruction / Reference
Information Literacy
Cataloging

Office L214B | 763-433-1466

Library Staff

RUTH MARTIN
BS, Bemidji State University

Circulation / Reserve
Interlibrary Loan
Cataloging

Office L209 | 763-433-1384


CAMBRIDGE CAMPUS

763-433-1950

Faculty Librarians

JULIANA BONER
BA, St. Catherine University
MLIS, St. Catherine University

Instruction / Reference
Cataloging

Office D116 | 763-433-1358

CANDICE YOUNG
AA, North Hennepin Community College
BA, University of Minnesota
MLIS, St. Catherine University

Instruction / Reference
Cataloging


Office D116 | 763-433-1975

Library Staff

MARTHA MUEHLHAUSER
BA, University of Minnesota

Circulation / Reserve
Interlibrary Loan

Office D117 | 763-433-1875








Library


Welcome to the library for Cambridge & Coon Rapids Campuses!

Our circulation desk is staffed with student workers who can assist you with book loans and general inquiries.

For research assistance or instruction, please contact one of the faculty librarians. 


 





Books, DVDs, and CDs

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








Scholarly Journals - Images

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
Journal of Chemical Education
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)
Speculum
The Sport Psychologist (on-campus use only)


















Newspaper Articles

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.


Films on Demand

Search high-quality video and multimedia for academic, vocational and life-skills content. You'll need your library login information.

Search Films-On-Demand








Topic Ideas

CQ ResearcherJust 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 need...way beyond Google!
  • Government Information: Scan by topic to find government information and services on USA.gov.

 







Pro & Con Sources

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

Open Textbooks & More

 What Are Open Textbooks?

What are Open Textbooks?  Click on 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




New Books

COON RAPIDS NEW  PRINT BOOKS

JANUARY 2016

BEST SELLER

Becoming Nicole: the Transformation of an American Family, by Amy Ellis Nutt

CAREERS

Kaplan Premier ASVAB 2016 Knock ‘em Dead 2016: the Ultimate Job Search Guide

COMMUNICATION STUDIES

Fan Girls and the Media: Creating Characters, Consuming Culture

EDUCATION

International Perspectives on Home Education Kaplan ACT 2016

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Barre Fitness: Barre Exercises You Can Do Anywhere for Flexibility, Core Strength, and a Lean Body
Childhood Obesity
Obesity: a Reference Handbook
Vegetarianism: a Guide for the Perplexed

HISTORY

Degrees of Freedom: the Origins of Civil Rights in Minnesota, 1865-1912

INTEGRATIVE HEALTH AND HEALING

The Healing Effects of Energy Medicine: Memoirs of a Medical Intuitive 

Prescribing Health: Transcendental Meditation in Contemporary Medical Care

LAW

Checklist for Family Caregivers: a Guide to making it Manageable

LITERATURE 

The Cambridge Companion to American Science Fiction
The Cambridge Companion to Fairy Tales 
Stick, by Andrew Smith (an ALA Best Book for Young Adults)

NURSING

Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias
Clinical Care of the Child with Obesity
Epilepsy in Children: What Every Parent Needs to Know
The Green Solution to Breast Cancer: a Promise for Prevention
The Healing Effects of Energy Medicine: Memoirs of a Medical Intuitive
Health Assessment Demystified
Health Care Informatics Demystified
Identifying Perinatal Depression and Anxiety: Evidence-Based Practice in Screening, Psychosocial Assessment, and Management
Lupus: 365 Tips for Living Well
On Race and Medicine: Insider Perspectives
Prescribing Health: Transcendental Meditation in Contemporary Medical Care

PHILOSOPHY

The Most Good You Can Do: How Effective Altruism is Changing Ideas about Living Ethically

PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT

Physical Therapy Management of Low Back Pain: a Case-Based Approach

POLITICAL SCIENCE

Sexual Minorities and Politics: an Introduction

PSYCHOLOGY

Developing Young Minds: from Conception to Kindergarten
Dream Therapy for PTSD
Fathers across Cultures: the Importance, Roles, and Diverse Practices of Dads
Guiding Young Children
Nurturing a Healthy Mind
Play Therapy in Middle Childhood

SOCIOLOGY

Fathers across Cultures: the Importance, Roles, and Diverse Practices of Dads
The Forgotten Men: Serving a “Life without Parole” Sentence 
Understanding Juvenile Justice and Delinquency

SPANISH

Latin America: Cultures in Conflict
Latino/a Popular Culture
Pop Culture Latin America!: Media, Arts, and Lifestyle

WOMEN’S STUDIES

Black Women and Popular Culture: the Conversation Continues

 

New Materials in CC Library, Jan. 2016

Compact Disks

Interviews with Phil Ochs 
The hope we seek: songs from the big wheel

Audiovisual

Taber’s 21 plus 

Medicine

Journey across the life span

Technology

Robert Gober: the United States Pavilion






Information Literacy

Information Literacy

Research Guides (to be added at a later date)






Database Tutorials

Citation Guides

Sometimes called a "List of Works Cited" or "Bibliography," here you will find helpful guides to citation information. After using any of these resources, always double-check your citations against the most current published guide.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I cite a Tweet, YouTube, PDF, etc.?
  • 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?

 

Citation Generators

 

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 2014

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).


Other Resources

Student Services

Bibliographic Instruction

Library faculty will provide Information Literacy instruction on the  MNPALs and MnLINK catalogs, and databases from EBSCO, GALE, JSTOR, PROQUEST, etc., internet, print and non-print resources.

Reference

Library faculty and staff are available to assist students with all their reference/research needs and questions.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Students may borrow books, articles, and audiovisual material from 300+ libraries throughout the state of Minnesota and neighboring state using the MnPALS and MnLINK catalog.  Interlibrary loan of books is for a minimum of three weeks. Articles are photocopied and become the property of the patron. MINITEX Electronic Document Delivery (MEDD) is also available for those who have an email address listed on their PALS record.

Student Loan Period

Students may borrow circulating books from the AR library for 21 days, with two renewals, unless the material is on hold for another patron. Students may borrow circulating videos for seven days, with two renewals, unless on hold for another patron. Material must be returned or renewed by the due date, or a processing fee of $10 will be assessed for each item overdue. A replacement cost of $35 is assessed for most items not returned or damaged.

Reserve Material

Faculty place material on “reserve” in the library for students. Material is placed on Reserve during the semester for varying loan periods (i.e., Overnight, 3 day, library use only), at the discretion of the instructor. An Anoka-Ramsey Coon Rapids identification card or a library card is required before material can be borrowed.

Virtual Library Access

Library databases are accessible from remote locations, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A Star-ID and Star-ID password is required to access our databases.

Library Staff at your Service

Our library staff are here to assist you. If you have questions, please contact your home library:
Cambridge Campus:     (763) 433-1950
Coon Rapids Campus:  (763) 433-1150




Faculty & Staff Services

Bibliographic Instruction

Library faculty will provide Information Literacy instruction on the MnPALS and MnLINK catalogs and databases from EBSCO, GALE, JSTOR, PROQUEST, etc., Internet, print and non-print resources. Instructors are encouraged to bring their students to the library and use its many resources (as a class or individually).

Reference

Librarians are available to assist students, faculty, and staff with their reference/research needs and questions.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Faculty, staff, and students may borrow library material from libraries throughout the state of Minnesota.  Interlibrary loan of books are for a minimum of three weeks. Articles are photocopied and become the property of the patron. MINITEX Electronic Document Delivery (MEDD) is also available for those who have an email address listed on their MNPALS record.

Audiovisual

Faculty/staff may borrow videos from the Minnesota Community College Film and Video Consortium (MCCFVC) for a specific date.  Additionally, Faculty may request videotapes from libraries outside of "MCCFVC" from one to four weeks, at the discretion of the lending library--request for specific dates is not guaranteed.

There are two ways for requesting AV material:

  1. MCCFVC consortium (videos and DVDs only):  The consortium consists of the seven community college libraries, Anoka Technical and Hennepin Technical.   Request for videos/DVDs require the following:  title of the material, library, call number, and the date of show/preview. The material is shipped to the library several days before the show date and the requestor will be notified for pick-up.  Our percentage of fills on the consortium is 95%.

  2. Interlibrary loan:  This service includes libraries throughout Minnesota. To request audiovisual material from interlibrary loan, the fastest and easiest way is to complete the interlibrary loan form from the borrowing record in MnPALS.  Search and choose the item wanted, select (ILL) interlibrary loan, fill in the required information (the needed by date is not the show date, but the last day you can use the video, we can not guarantee a specific show date) and send the request. When the material arrives you will be contacted.  The due date is determined by the lending library, some will allow renewals.  Our percentage of fills from interlibrary loan is 90%.

    Please allow adequate lead time to receive materials.  We recommend 2 weeks, although, in most cases, materials arrive within one week.

Faculty Loan Period

Faculty may borrow material from the AR library for the entire semester, with one renewal, unless the material is on hold for another patron. Material must be renewed or returned by the end of the semester or a processing fee of $10 and replacement cost, will be assessed for each item overdue.

Retirees

Retired faculty and staff may check out circulating materials for six weeks, renewable once, if not on hold.

Purchase of Library Material

Coon Rapids Faculty can make recommendations on the purchase of print and non-print library material to support the curriculum. CHOICE cards are circulated to divisions monthly to notify faculty of new titles available in their subject area. Faculty should initial the card and return it if they recommend the title for purchase. For other titles or formats, there is an “Acquisitions Request Form” available for faculty to complete.

Reserve Material

Faculty may place material on "reserve" in the library. A "Library Reserve Request Form" must be completed. Material is placed on Reserve during the semester for varying loan periods (i.e., Overnight, 3 day, Library Use Only), at the discretion of the instructor. An Anoka-Ramsey identification card (library card) is required before material can be placed on reserve.

Library Reserve procedures (Coon Rapids)

    1.    Prepare material: 
                a. Have copies of articles made in advance.
                b. Have each photocopy in a manila folder, labeled as you want it listed in our online catalog and under the heading you choose.

    2.    Complete the Library Reserve Request Form.
                a. Have all sections filled out. 
                b. Photocopies of articles or book chapters cannot be added on reserve without the copyright clearance section initialed.

    3.    Please provide 3-5 days to have items placed on reserve.

    4.    All items will need to be picked up when the reserve period is over.  For example, end of the semester or end of the academic year.  There is also the
           option of placing items on permanent reserve.

    5.    All reserve materials, including personal items, are subject to overdue notices, replacement/lost notices, and applicable fines.

Virtual Library Access

Library databases are accessible from remote locations, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  A Star-ID and Star-ID password is required to access our databases.

Faculty Resource Room

The Energy Pool has placed print and non-print material in the Faculty Resource Room for faculty use. There is material in the areas of Faculty Development Teaching for Thinking, Developmental Education, Classroom Research, and Writing Across the Curriculum. A table and desk is available for study and reading. A TV/VCR is available in the room for viewing audiovisual material.


















Alumni & Community Borrower Services

We welcome alumni and community library users! While our primary mission is to serve current Anoka-Ramsey students and employees, anyone may utilize the library. In addition, Minnesota residents with photo ID, who are at least 18, may obtain a community library card and check out circulating materials.

Interlibrary Loan

The ILL service allows borrowing privileges from most academic and public libraries statewide! You'll need your student photo ID to login with the 14-digit barcode number, using your last name as password.

 

Click the PDF icon to view or print directions on requesting materials from other libraries (ILL).

Click the PDF icon to view or print directions on requesting materials from other libraries (ILL).



Mission Statement 

As an integral part of the educational process, the mission is to provide curriculum resources and access to broader materials and instruction about a variety of learning resources.


Library Hours

Weekday Coon Rapids Cambridge
Monday 7:30am - 8:00pm 8:00am - 8:00pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 8:00pm 8:00am - 8:00pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 8:00pm 8:00am - 8:00pm
Thursday 7:30am - 8:00pm 8:00am - 8:00pm
Friday 7:30am - 4:00pm 8:00am - 4:30pm
Saturday 9:00am - 1:00pm Closed
Sunday Closed Closed

 

Closed Holidays and some non-class days






FAQ

Library Database Access

With a Star-ID/password and student ID card/password, library transactions and databases are available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

How Do I Renew Library Material Online?

  1. From the library website, under Books, click MnPALS.
  2. At the top of the MnPALS page click Your Borrowing Record.
  3. At login prompt, enter your 14-digit barcode number from the reverse side of your Anoka-Ramsey ID card and your last name as password.
  4. Once logged in, at your User Information Page (your borrowing record), next to loans, click the number. Indicating how many items you have checked out.
  5. From the list of items, click the number to the left of the item you want to renew.
  6. Under the details for that item, click Renew.
  7. Make note of your next due date.
  8. If you have questions, please call your home library:
    Cambridge Campus: 763- 433-1950
    Coon Rapids Campus: 763-433-1150

Is the library open to the public?

Yes, while our primary mission is to serve Anoka-Ramsey students and staff, we also serve the community.  With proper identification, community patrons who are at least 18 years old, may obtain a "community" card and borrow circulating materials.

May periodicals be checked out from the library?

In general, periodicals remain in the library. However, with authorization from library staff, Anoka-Ramsey faculty and staff may check them out for a limited time.

Will I be fined if my books are overdue?

There is a $10 processing fee for each item ten (10) or more days overdue.

Do you have a question not answered here?

If you have additional questions, please call your home library:
Cambridge Campus: 763- 433-1950.
Coon Rapids Campus 763-433-1150.






Renew Materials and Loan Policies

Policies
  • Anoka-Ramsey Community College ID or library card is required
  • Loan period for most material is 21 days
  • Two renewals allowed to students
  • $10 processing fee for each item 10 or more days overdue
  • $35 replacement charge for each item lost or damaged

Renew Materials

  1. From the library website, under Books, click MnPALS.
  2. At the top of the MnPALS page click Your Borrowing Record.
  3. At login prompt, enter your 14-digit barcode number from the reverse side of your Anoka-Ramsey ID card and your last name as password.
  4. Once logged in, at your User Information Page (your borrowing record), next to loans, click the number. Indicating how many items you have checked out.
  5. From the list of items, click the number to the left of the item you want to renew.
  6. Under the details for that item, click Renew.
  7. Make note of your next due date.
  8. If you have questions, please call your home library:
    Cambridge Campus: 763- 433-1950 
    Coon Rapids Campus: 763-433-1150

Download the instructions as a PDF document:

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