• 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


  • 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

    Please see a librarian if a year you need is not listed below.

    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)
    The Journal of Modern African Studies (2015 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)



  • 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.

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

    Search Films-On-Demand

  •  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:
    • 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 needs...way beyond Google!
    • Government Information: Scan by topic to find government information and services on
  • 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

  • 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.

    SEPTEMBER 2016

    Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture

    DVDs (donations)
    The 30-Minute Total-Body Blitz! and The 29-Minute Triple Set Scorcher! Spartacus Workout
    20-Minute Body-Fat Torchers! Spartacus Workout
    Ab Attack! Spartacus Workout
    Body-Weight Revolution! Spartacus Workout
    Party Rockin’ Step Workout #1

    Women Political Leaders in Rwanda and South Africa: Narratives of Triumph and Loss

    Art History Today (donation)

    Persuasive Communication

    The Minimum Wage: a Reference Handbook

    Learning Disabilities Sourcebook
    Peterson’s Guide to Two-Year Colleges 2017

    Culture on Two Wheels: the Bicycle in Literature and Film (includes a chapter entitled “Swerve! I’m on my Bike!: Mediated Images of Bicycling in Youth- Produced Hip Hop,” by ARCC Faculty Melody Hoffmann)

    American Farms, American Food: a Geography of Agriculture and Food Production in the United States

    Therapeutic Exercise for Musculoskeletal Injuries
    Vitamania: How Vitamins Revolutionized the Way We Think About Food

    Writing History Essays: a Student’s Guide

    Culture on Two Wheels: the Bicycle in Literature and Film (includes a chapter entitled “‘Swerve! I’m on my Bike!’: Mediated Images of Bicycling in Youth- Produced Hip Hop.” by ARCC Faculty Melody Hoffmann)

    Pharmacology Updates (Nursing Clinics of North America series)
    Plastic Reconstructive Surgery: Essential Concepts
    Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: an Update (Nursing Clinics of North America series)

    Therapeutic Exercise for Musculoskeletal Injuries

    American Farms, American Food: a Geography of Agriculture and Food Production in the United States
    Power Shift: from Fossil Energy to Dynamic Solar Power (donation)

    Women Political Leaders in Rwanda and South Africa: Narratives of Triumph and Loss

    The Elements of Academic Writing (donation)
    Writing History Essays: a Student’s Guide

    New Materials in CC Library


    Minnesota atlas & gazetteer 2016 Ref G1425.D42 2016
    Peterson’s two-year colleges 2015 Ref L901.P448 2015
    Handbook on injectable drugs/Trissel Ref RM143.T74 2015
    Handbook of nonprescription drugs Ref RM671.A1H36 2015

    Philosophy, Psychology, Religion
    The witches/Schiff BF1576.S35 2015

    Andrew Carnegie/Bostaph CT275.C3B67 2015
    Conquering tide: war in the Pacific Islands, 1942-44/Toll D767.T64 2015
    Heart of things: a Midwestern almanac/Hildebrand F581.6.H55 2014
    Quiet season: remembering country winters/Apps F586.A65 2013
    A good time for the truth: race in Minnesota F615.A1G66 2016

    Geography, Anthropology
    Why women will save the planet: a collection GE195.9.W49 2015

    Social Sciences
    There is life after college/Selingo HF5382.5.U5S436 2016
    Good charts: the HBR guide/Berinato HF5718.22.B475 2016
    Nobody: casualties of America’s war on the vulnerable/Hill HN 90.S62H55 2016
    Redefining realness: my path to womanhood, identity, love/Mock HQ77.8.M63A3 2014
    The testosterone files/Valerio HQ77.8.V35A3 2006
    Gender outlaws: the next generation HQ77.9.G39 2010
    No house to call my home/Berg HV1426.B47 2015
    Emperors of dreams: drugs in the nineteenth century/Jay HV5801.J39 2011
    The new Jim Crow/Alexander HV9950.A437 2012

    Working memory capacity in context LB1103.S6 v.81no.3
    Becoming a student-ready college/McNair LB2341.M366 2016
    Learning disabilities sourcebook LC4705.L434 2012

    Fine Arts
    Van Gogh’s letters…1875-1890 ND653.G7A3 2006

    Language and Literature
    Blues vision: African American writing from Minnesota PS283.M6B57 2015
    She’s not there: a life in two genders/Boylan PS3552.O914 Z46 2013
    The guise of another/Eskens PS3605.S49 G85 2015
    The life we bury/Eskens PS3605.S49L54 2014
    Go set a watchman/Lee PS3562.E353G6 2015
    The slave dancer/Fox PZ7.F838Sl 2001

    A survival guide to the misinformation age/Helfand Q172.5.E77H45 2016
    Wildlife habitat conservation QH75.W529 2015
    Planet ape/Morris QL737.P9M678 2009

    Ethical dimensions in the health professions/Doherty, Purtilo R724.P82 2016
    AIDS: between science and politics/Piot RA643.8.P56 2015
    Our daily poison: from pesticides to packaging/Robin RA1226.R6213 2014
    The A-Z guide to food as medicine/Kraft RA784.K67 2016
    Intensive diabetes management RC 660
    Care of people with diabetes/Dunning RC660.D785 2014
    Text and atlas of wound diagnosis and treatment RD94.T49 2015

    Perennial plants for profit or pleasure/Jozwik SB434.J69 1995
    An illustrated guide to pruning/Gilman SB435.76.G54 1997
    Floral design & arrangement/McDaniel SB449.M29 1996
    The complete irrigation workbook/Keesen SB475.82.K44 1995
    Landscape design for elderly and disabled people/Shoneham SB475.9.S71 1994
    Fresh flowers/Fitch SB449.F525 1992
    A color atlas of pests or ornamental trees…/Alford SB608.O7A44 1995

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