• 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




    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 User Tips
    JSTOR: Arts & Sciences and Music Collection JSTOR Tutorial
    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.

    MARCH 2017

    Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research
    --published by the International Council for Science
    --designed for use by science and social science researchers interested in data, policy initiatives, and general information on the Antarctic regions

    Annual Review of Psychology 2017, v. 68

    Beginning Oil: Tips and Techniques for Learning to Paint in Oil

    Hidden Figures: the American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race

    75 Ways for Managers to Hire, Develop and Keep Great Employees
    How to Write a Business Plan

    Asking for It, by Louise O’Neill
    The Girl Who Drank the Moon, by Kelly Regan Barnhill (2017 Newbery Medal Winner, Minnesota author)
    If I Was Your Girl, by Meredith Russo (2017 Stonewall Book Award Children's & Young Adult Literature Winner)
    Sachiko: a Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story, by Caren Stelson (2017 Sibert Honor Book, Minnesota Book Award Finalist, 2016 National Book Award Longlist)

    Yoga Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis

    A Century of Conflict, War, 1914-2014

    Clinical EFT Handbook: a Definitive Resource for Practitioners, Scholars, Clinicians, and Researchers, Volume 1 (Includes 2 chapters: “Why EFT Focuses on Negative Cognitions First” and “Daisy Chaining” by ARCC IHH Faculty, Valerie Lis)

    Divorce & Money: How to Make the Best Financial Decisions during Divorce
    Nolo’s Encyclopedia of Everyday Law
    Nolo’s Essential Guide to Divorce

    The Norton Anthology of Western Literature, Volumes 1 and 2

    Hidden Figures: the American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
    Let’s Review: Algebra I

    Beethoven for a Later Age: Living with the String Quartets
    Hip Hop America (donation)
    In the Country of Country: a Journey to the Roots of American Music (donation)

    Advances in Oncology Nursing (Nursing Clinics of North America series)
    ATI TEAS Strategies, Practice & Review with 2 Practice Tests
    Nursing: a Concept-Based Approach to Learning
    Pharmacology: Connections to Nursing Practice

    All the Kremlin’s Men: Inside the Court of Vladimir Putin
    Presidential Inaugurations: a Pictorial History, by Rob Zelenak (former ARCC student)

    Teenage Suicide Notes: an Ethnography of Self-Harm
    What Psychology Majors Could (and Should) Be Doing: a Guide to Research Experience, Professional Skills, and Your Options after College

    America’s Snake: the Rise and Fall of the Timber Rattlesnake
    The Art and Science of Grazing: How Grass Farmers Can Create Sustainable Systems for Healthy Animals and Farm Ecosystems
    Bird Brain: an Exploration of Avian Intelligence
    Carnivorous Plants: Gardening with Extraordinary Botanicals
    Deadliest Enemy: Our War against Killer Germs, by Dr. Michael T. Osterholm (former state epidemiologist) and Mark Olshaker

    The Professional Actor’s Handbook: From Casting Call to Curtain Call

    An Introduction to Women’s Studies: Gender in a Transnational World (donation)
    Rethinking Women’s and Gender Studies
    The Unfinished Revolution: Voices from the Global Fight for Women’s Rights (donation)
    Women of the Street: How the Criminal Justice-Social Services Alliance Fails
    Women in Culture: a Women’s Studies Anthology (donation)
    Women in Modern Terrorism: from Liberation Wars to Global Jihad and the Islamic State
    Women in Prostitution
    Women’s Movements in the Global Era: the Power of Local Feminisms (donation)



    Me before you Audiovis PN1997.2.M4 2016

    A pocket style manual/Hacker, Sommers Ref PE1408.H26 2016
    Trissel’s stability of coupounded formulations/Trissel Ref RS200.T75 2012
    United States Government internet directory 2015 Ref ZA5075.U56 2015

    Philosophy; psychology; religion
    The changing nature of executive control in preschool BF723.E93C53 2016

    Honoring the medicine/Cohen E98.M4C64 2003

    Geography, anthropology, recreation

    Fitness and exercise sourcebook GV436.F53 2007

    Social sciences
    Build your dreams/Irvin HF5381.5.I78 2013
    Social media and your brain HM851.S644 2017
    Gendered lives/Wood HQ1075.W69 2017

    Political science
    Rat f**ked: the true story behind the secret plan to steal America’s democracy JK1341.D35 2016
    Peace jobs/Smith JZ5534.S64 2016

    Just mercy/Stevenson KF373.S743A3 2015

    Links between spatial and mathematical skills across the preschool years/Verdine, et. al. LB1103.S6v.82no.1
    ATI TEAS secrets study guide LB2353.7.T35S43 2016

    Language and literature
    Cite them right/Pears PN 171.F56P43 2016
    Command authority/Clancy PS3553.L245C66 2013
    I feel bad about my neck/Ephron PS3555.P5I23 2006
    Life after life/McCorkle PS3563.C3444L54 2013
    Nemesis/Roth PS3568.O855N46 2010
    The long-shining waters/Sosin PS3569.O714L66 2012
    Good night, Mr. Wodehouse/Sullivan RES PS3569.U3469G66 2015
    Ordinary heroes/Turow PS3570.U754O73 2005
    I hotel/Yamashita PS3575.A44I19 2010
    The care and handling of roses with thorns/Dilloway PS3604.I4627C37 2012
    The revised fundamentals of caregiving: a novel/Evison PS3605.V57R48 2012
    The dance boots/Grover PS3607.R6777D36 2012
    Convergence at Two Harbors/Herschbach PS3608.E7769C66 2012
    The outcasts: a novel/Kent PS3611.E674O98 2013
    Turn of mind/LaPlante PS3612.A6438T87 2011
    The ridge/Koryta PS3611.O749R53 2011
    The cutting season/Locke PS3612.O247C88 2012
    Red sparrow: a novel/Matthews PS3613.A8484R43 2013
    The Buddha in the attic/Otsuka PS3615.T88B83 2011
    We sinners/Pylvainen PS3616.Y55W4 2012
    The other typist/Rindell PS3618.I538O84 2013
    Wild: from lost to found on the Pacific Crest Trail/Strayed PS3619.T744Z46 2012
    The story of Edgar Sawtelle: a novel/Wroblewski PS3623.R63S76 2008

    Biology/Campbell; Reece QH308.2.C34 2002
    The urban bestiary/Haupt QH541.5.C6H38 2013
    Spring flora of Minnesota/QK168.M67 1969

    Voices of Qi/Holland R601.H65 1999
    Conversations on dying/Dwyer R726.8.D89 2016
    Energy medicine: the scientific basis/Oschman R733.O83 2016
    Deadly outbreaks/Levitt RA643.L48 2015
    The book of Ayurveda/Morrison RA776.95.M67 1995
    Five days at Memorial/Fink RA975.D57F56 2013
    Pain sourcebook RB127.P346 2008
    The age of genomes/Lipkin RB155.L56 2016
    Genetic disorders sourcebook RB155.5.G455 2016
    Wild and precious life/Ziegler RC280.B7Z54 2016
    Breast cancer sourcebook RC280.B8B6887 2009
    Driven to distraction/Hallowell RC394.A85H35 2011
    The handbook of art therapy/Case RC489.A7C38 2014
    My age of anxiety/Stossel RC531.S758 2014
    Sleep disorders sourcebook RC547.S536 2005
    Eating disorder recovery handbook/Davies RC552.E18D38 2017
    Lost in the mirror/Moskovitz RC569.5.B67M67 2001
    Immune system disorders sourcebook RC582.I4626 2017
    Essentials of Tibetan traditional medicine/Gyatso; Hakim RC603.T5G93 2010
    Blood and circulatory disorders sourcebook RC636.B556 2010
    Prostate and urological disorders sourcebook RC871.P76 2006
    Reconstructive and cosmetic surgery sourcebook RD118.R365 2001
    I’m alive: courage, hope and a miracle/Pieper RD594.P54 2015
    Cranial intelligence/Sumner; Haines RZ399.C73S86 2010

    Turn here sweet corn/Diffley S417.D48D54 2012

    Saving the places we love/Tillman TD170.T55 2014
    Spare parts/Davis TJ211.26.D38 2014
    2015 photographer’s market TR12.P515 2014
    Household safety sourcebook TX150.H68 2002

    Military science
    The wounded warrior handbook/Philpott UB363.P55 2009

    Library science
    Crash course in weeding library collections/Goldsmith Z703.6.G65 2016
    The world’s strongest librarian/Hanagame Z720.H24H36 2013
    Ten years in the tub/Hornby Z1003.2.H62 2013



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