Library

Library

  • 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.
  • 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
    DECEMBER 2017
    COON RAPIDS

    FEATURED WEBSITES
    Persuasive Cartography: the PJ Mode Collection
    https://persuasivemaps.library.cornell.edu/
    -Cornell University Library’s collection of 800+ maps to demonstrate the use of them as a
    “subjective tool of communication”
    -can browse by message and download for educational use

    Testify: Americana from Slavery to Today, from the Collection of Diane and Alan Page
    https://thedianeandalanpagecollection.org/
    -on display from Jan. 8-Feb. 6, 2018 in Cargill Hall at the Minneapolis Central Library
    -100+ artifacts on race relations in U.S. History from the personal collection of former Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page and his wife, Diane Sims Page
    -also features an interactive display, where attendees can share their own experiences

    PRINT BOOKS
    BEST SELLERS
    Every Breath You Take, by Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke
    Future Home of the Living God, by Louise Erdrich
    Past Perfect, by Danielle Steel
    The Rooster Bar, by John Grisham

    BUSINESS
    Integrated Marketing Communication: Advertising and Promotion in a Digital World

    COMPUTER SCIENCE
    Robot-Proof: Higher Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

    EDUCATION
    #ALLDONE: a R.E.A.L. Practical Guide to Go from College Student to Graduate, by Dr. Zakia Robbins, ATC Faculty

    HEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND RECREATION
    Female Olympians: a Mediated Socio-Cultural and Political-Economic Timeline
    Fitness Information for Teens

    NURSING
    Glucose Regulation (Nursing Clinics of North America series)

    RELIGION
    The Cultural Atlas of Islam
    Islamic Exceptionalism: How the Struggle over Islam is Reshaping the World
    Rethinking Political Islam

    SCIENCE
    Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems

    SOCIOLOGY
    Good Food, Strong Communities: Promoting Social Justice through Local and Regional Food Systems

    WOMEN’S STUDIES
    Female Olympians: a Mediated Socio-Cultural and Political-Economic Timeline

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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