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

     

  • 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
    Annual Review of Public Health
    Journal of Chemical Education
    Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences
    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)
    The Sport Psychologist (on-campus use only)

     

     

  • 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 USA.gov.
  • 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.

    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/

  • COON RAPIDS
    NEW ACQUISITIONS
    SUMMER 2016

    OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE
    Project Cora
    -http://www.projectcora.org/cora-about
    -Community of Online Research Assignments
    -“Multiple, reliable and reproducible research assignments…enhanced by user feedback in order to build a rich corpus of best practices.”

    ONLINE JOURNAL
    Annual Review of Public Health, 2016
    --http://www.annualreviews.org/journal/publhealth

    PRINT BOOKS
    AFRICA
    Landscapes and Landforms of South Africa
    Understanding Contemporary Ethiopia
    Women in 20th Century Africa: New Approaches to African History
    Women’s Movements in Post-“Arab Spring” North Africa

    ART
    The Art of Wonder: Inspiration, Creativity, and the Minneapolis Institute of Art
    Arts & Crafts Stained Glass
    Photography Careers: Finding Your True Path
    A Potter’s Book
    The Potter’s Studio Handbook
    The Surrealism Reader: an Anthology of Ideas
    The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Photography

    BEST SELLERS
    Country, by Danielle Steel
    Every Day I Fight, by Stuart Scott with Larry Platt
    LaRose, by Louise Erdrich
    Quiet: the Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking, by Susan Cain

    BIOMED
    Biomedical Device Technology: Principles and Design
    Medical Instruments and Devices: Principles and Practices
    Usability Testing of Medical Devices

    BUSINESS
    The Aging Consumer: Perspectives from Psychology and Economics
    Junctures in Women’s Leadership: Business
    Innovative Instructional Strategies in Business Education (NBEA 2016 Yearbook)
    The New Advantage: How Women in Leadership Can Create Win-Wins for their Companies and Themselves
    What the Market Teaches Us: Limitations of Knowing and Tactics for Doing
    Working in the Middle East: an American Woman’s Story

    CAREERS
    ASVAB Core Review
    Careers in Mental Health: Opportunities in Psychology, Counseling, and Social Work
    From the Air Force to College: Transitioning from the Service to Higher Education
    Photography Careers: Finding Your True Path
    Teens’ Guide to College & Career Planning: Your High School Roadmap for College and Career Success
    Turning Skills and Strengths into Careers for Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder: the Basics College Curriculum

    CHILDREN’S LITERATURE
    The Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature
    Raymie Nightingale, by Kate DiCamillo

    COMMUNICATION STUDIES
    A Cognitive Psychology of Mass Communication
    Communication in Investigative and Legal Contexts: Integrated Approaches from Forensic Psychology, Linguistics and Law Enforcement
    Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault in Popular Culture
    Knowing Children: Experiments in Conversation and Cognition
    Make it Memorable: Writing and Packaging Visual News with Style
    The Principles of Multimedia Journalism: Packaging Digital News
    Quiet: the Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking

    ECONOMICS
    The Aging Consumer: Perspectives from Psychology and Economics
    The Future of Healthcare Reform in the United States

    EDUCATION
    Advancing Black Male Student Success from Preschool through Ph.D.
    Higher Education, Leadership and Women Vice Chancellors: Fitting in to Communities of Practice of Masculinities
    Hispanic-Serving Institutions in American Higher Education: Their Origin, and Present and Future Challenges
    Innovative Instructional Strategies in Business Education (NBEA 2016 Yearbook)
    Introducing Piaget: a Guide for Practitioners and Students in Early Years Education
    Peterson’s Four-Year Colleges 2017
    Principles of Learning and Memory
    Student Financing of Higher Education: a Comparative Perspective
    Teens’ Guide to College & Career Planning: Your High School Roadmap for College and Career Success
    Turning Skills and Strengths into Careers for Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder: the Basics College Curriculum
    Teaching English Grammar to Speakers of Other Languages
    Women Leading Education across the Continents: Overcoming the Barriers

    GEOGRAPHY
    Landscapes and Landforms of South Africa
    North-East India: Land, People and Economy

    HEALTH & WELLNESS
    Am I Thin Enough Yet?: the Cult of Thinness and the Commercialization of Identity
    Challenging Stress, Burnout and Rust-Out: Finding Balance in Busy Lives
    Healthy Eating: the Truth Behind the Foods we Eat and What to Choose for Optimum Health
    Karate, Aikido, Ju-Jitsu and Judo: a Step-by-Step Practical Guide
    Nutrition and Behavior: a Multidisciplinary Approach
    Sexually Transmitted Diseases Sourcebook
    Thinking Critically: E-Cigarettes and Vaping
    Understanding Depression

    HISTORY
    A History of Modern Oman
    Insurgent Democracy: the Nonpartisan League in North American politics
    North-East India: Land, People and Economy
    The Oxford Handbook of American Immigration & Ethnicity
    Sex, Drugs, and Rock ’n’ Roll: the Rise of America’s 1960s Counterculture

    INTEGRATIVE HEALTH & HEALING
    Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Health: a Multicultural Perspective

    LATIN AMERICA
    Contemporary Mexican Politics
    Out in the Periphery: Latin America’s Gay Rights Revolution
    Spanish Conversation (Practice Makes Perfect series)
    Women Who Stay Behind: Pedagogies of Survival in Rural Transmigrant Mexico

    LAW
    APA Handbook of Psychology and Juvenile Justice
    Dying with Dignity: a Legal Approach to Assisted Death
    Making it Legal: a Guide to Same-Sex Marriage, Domestic Partnerships & Civil Unions
    Sexual Exploitation of Teenagers: Adolescent Development, Discrimination, and Consent Law

    LITERATURE
    American Short Story (Critical Insights series)
    Amethyst and Agate: Poems of Lake Superior
    The Song Poet: a Memoir of My Father, by Kao Kalia Yang (ARCC Visiting Writer Spring 2009 and Spring 2010)
    Cite Them Right: the Essential Referencing Guide
    In the Unlikely Event, by Judy Blume
    Mark Twain’s Audience: a Critical Analysis of Reader Response to the Writings of Mark Twain
    Poems of T.S. Eliot: Vol. 1-Collected and Uncollected Poems; Vol. 2-Practical Cat and Further Verses
    Why We Write About Ourselves: Twenty Memoirists on Why They Expose Themselves (and Others) in the Name of Literature
    Writing Essays: a Guide for Students in English and the Humanities
    Writing Short Stories: a Routledge Writer’s Guide

    MATHEMATICS
    Banishing Math Anxiety
    Passing the Mathematics Test for Elementary Teachers: Offering a Pathway to Success

    MUSIC
    Music Therapy Handbook
    So You Want to Sing Jazz: a Guide for Professionals
    Violin Secrets: 101 Strategies for the Advanced Violinist

    NURSING
    Alzheimer Disease Sourcebook
    Beyond Schizophrenia: Living and Working with a Serious Mental Illness
    Breast Cancer Surgery and Reconstruction
    Cecil Essentials of Medicine
    Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Health: a Multicultural Perspective
    Contemporary Nursing: Issues, Trends, & Management
    Dosage Calculations Made Incredibly Easy!
    Fenway Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health
    The Future of Healthcare Reform in the United States
    Handbook of Nursing Diagnosis
    Journey across the Life Span: Human Development and Health Promotion
    Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Healthcare: a Clinical Guide to Preventive, Primary, and Specialist Care
    Mosby’s Guide to Nursing Diagnosis
    Nursing Assistant: a Nursing Process Approach
    Nursing Delegation and Management of Patient Care
    Nutrition and Diet Therapy
    Oxford American Handbook of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care
    Pharmacology: a Patient-Center Nursing Process Approach
    Sexually Transmitted Diseases Sourcebook
    Successful Nurse Communication: Safe Care, Healthy Workplaces, & Rewarding Careers
    Therapy for Diabetes Mellitus and Related Disorders
    Treating Transgender Children and Adolescents: an Interdisciplinary Approach
    Understanding Depression
    Understanding Fibromyalgia: an Introduction for Patients and Caregivers

    PHILOSOPHY
    The Elements of Moral Philosophy
    Freud’s Theory of Dreams: a Philosophico-Scientific Perspective
    Hume: an Intellectual Biography
    The Philosophy of Saint Thomas Acquinas: a Sketch
    Soren Kierkegaard: Subjectivity, Irony, and the Crisis of Modernity
    The Story of Philosophy

    POLITICAL SCIENCE
    Contemporary Mexican Politics
    Distinct Identities: Minority Women in U.S. Politics
    The Magnitude of Genocide
    Pothole Confidential: My Life as Mayor of Minneapolis, by R.T. Rybak
    Readings in American Foreign Policy: Problems and Responses
    The Roots of Somali Political Culture
    Russia’s Foreign Policy: Change and Continuity in National Identity
    State Legislatures Today: Politics under the Domes
    Why Congress Needs Women

    PSYCHOLOGY
    After Piaget
    The Aging Consumer: Perspectives from Psychology and Economics
    APA Handbook of Psychology and Juvenile Justice
    Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders Sourcebook
    Beyond Schizophrenia: Living and Working with a Serious Mental Illness
    Breaking Barriers in Counseling Men: Insights and Innovations
    Careers in Mental Health: Opportunities in Psychology, Counseling, and Social Work
    Case Analyses for Abnormal Psychology: Learning to Look Beyond the Symptoms
    Childhood & Adolescence: Voyages in Development
    A Cognitive Psychology of Mass Communication
    Counseling Adolescents through Loss, Grief, and Trauma
    Face Value: the Hidden Ways Beauty Shapes Women’s Lives
    Freud’s Theory of Dreams: a Philosophico-Scientific Perspective
    Helping Children and Adolescents Think about Death, Dying and Bereavement
    Inside Forensic Psychology
    Introducing Piaget: a Guide for Practitioners and Students in Early Years Education
    An Invitation to Cultural Psychology
    Journey across the Life Span: Human Development and Health Promotion
    Knowing Children: Experiments in Conversation and Cognition
    Personality Psychology: a Student-Centered Approach
    Piaget Today
    Principles of Learning and Memory
    Principles of Psychology
    Psychology of Aging 101
    Psychosis in Childhood and Adolescence
    The Social Psychology of Bargaining
    Teaching Life Skills to Children and Teens with ADHD: a Guide for Parents and Counselors
    Treating Transgender Children and Adolescents: an Interdisciplinary Approach
    Understanding Depression
    Understanding Gender Dysphoria: Navigating Transgender Issues in a Changing Culture
    The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Adulthood and Aging
    Working with Loss and Grief: a Theoretical and Practical Approach
    You and Your Child’s Psychotherapy: the Essential Guide for Parents and Caregivers

    RELIGION
    Feminism and Religion: How Faiths View Women and Their Rights
    Islam in Saudi Arabia
    John Calvin: A Companion to His Life and Theology
    Living Out Islam: Voices of Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Muslims
    Reform and Modernity in Islam: the Philosophical, Cultural and Political Discourses among Muslim Reformers
    Young Islam: the New Politics of Religion in Morocco and the Arab World

    SCIENCE
    Climate Change and the Coast: Building Resilient Communities
    Earth System History
    Essentials in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
    Greening Africana Studies: Linking Environmental Studies with Transforming Black Experiences
    Landscapes and Landforms of South Africa
    Let’s Go Fishing!: Fish Tales from the North Woods, by Eric Dregni, Associate Professor of English and Journalism at Concordia University-St. Paul
    Mammalogy: Adaptation, Diversity, Ecology
    Marine Biodiversity, Climatic Variability and Global Change
    State of the World: Can a City be Sustainable?
    This is our Land: Grassroots Environmentalism in the Late 20th Century
    Water: a Global History
    Wind Energy: an Introduction

    SOCIOLOGY
    Am I Thin Enough Yet?: the Cult of Thinness and the Commercialization of Identity
    A Companion to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies
    Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault in Popular Culture
    Everyday White People Confront Racial & Social Injustice: 15 Stories
    Feminism and Global Justice (New Directions in Critical Criminology series)
    Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Civil Rights: a Public Policy Agenda for Uniting a Divided America
    A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota
    Greening Africana Studies: Linking Environmental Studies with Transforming Black Experiences
    Lesbians, Gays, and Bisexuals Becoming Parents or Remaining Childfree: Confronting Social Inequalities
    The Lives of Transgender People
    Manhood on the Line: Working-Class Masculinities in the American Heartland
    Romance and Sex in Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood: Risks and Opportunities
    Rural Communities: Legacy & Change
    Sexting (At Issue series)
    Sexting: Gender and Teens
    Sexual Deviation and Society: a Sociological Examination
    Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: a Resource for the Transgender Community
    Transgender People (At Issue series)
    Transgender Rights and Politics: Groups, Issue Framing, & Policy Adoption Trans/Portraits: Voices from Transgender Communities
    Violence against Queer People: Race, Class, Gender, and the Persistence of Anti-LGBT Discrimination

    THEATRE
    Get the Callback: the Art of Auditioning for Musical Theatre
    Play Writing: a Writers’ & Artists’ Companion
    Theatre & Laughter

    WOMEN’S STUDIES
    Beyond Feminism and Islamism: Gender and Equality in North Africa
    Career Women in Contemporary Japan: Pursuing Identities, Fashioning Lives
    Distinct Identities: Minority Women in U.S. Politics
    Feminism and Global Justice (New Directions in Critical Criminology series)
    Feminism and Religion: How Faiths View Women and Their Rights
    First Women: the Grace and Power of America’s Modern First Ladies
    Higher Education, Leadership and Women Vice Chancellors: Fitting into Communities of Practice of Masculinities
    Junctures in Women’s Leadership: Business
    Muslim Fashion: Contemporary Style Cultures
    The New Advantage: How Women in Leadership Can Create Win-Wins for their Companies and Themselves
    Resistance, Revolt, & Gender Justice in Egypt
    The Seductions of Quantification: Measuring Human Rights, Gender Violence, and Sex Trafficking
    Their Lives, Their Wills: Women in the Borderlands, 1750-1846
    Transnational Feminism and Women’s Movements in Post-1997 Hong Kong: Solidarity beyond the State
    Violence against Women in Pornography
    Why Congress Needs Women
    Women in 20th Century Africa: New Approaches to African History
    Women Leading Education across the Continents: Overcoming the Barriers
    Women’s Movements in Post-“Arab Spring” North Africa
    Women Who Stay Behind: Pedagogies of Survival in Rural Transmigrant Mexico
    Working in the Middle East: an American Woman’s Story

    WRITING
    The Chicago Guide to Grammar, Usage, and Punctuation
    Cite Them Right: the Essential Referencing Guide
    Essential Grammar for Today’s Writers, Students, and Teachers
    An Introduction to English Grammar
    Thinking on the Page: a College Student’s Guide to Effective Writing
    Why We Write about Ourselves: Twenty Memoirists on Why They Expose Themselves (and Others) in the Name of Literature
    Writing Short Stories: a Routledge Writer’s Guide

     
    New Materials in CC Library

    Reference
    An easy guide to APA style/Schwartz
    American economic history/Olson
    Historical dictionary of the U.S. Supreme Court/Ward
    Mosby’s dictionary of medicine, nursing & health professions
    Mosby’s 2016 Nursing Drug Reference/Skidmore-Roth
    Nurse’s quick reference to common laboratory & diagnostic tests/Fischbach Ref

    History
    The presidency of George H.W. Bush/Greene

    Social Sciences
    Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations: a reader’s guide/Evensky
    Management: a practical introduction/Kinicki
    Foundations of business/Pride
    Marketing: the core/Kerin
    Queerly beloved: a love story across genders/Anderson-Minshall
    Trans bodies, trans selves: a resource

    Political Science
    Pivotal Tuesdays: four elections that shaped the twentieth century/O’Mara
    Displacing democracy: economic segregation in America/Widestrom
    Get out the vote: how to increase voter turnout/Green
    The challenges of nuclear non-proliferation/Bruns

    Law
    Animal harm/Nurse
    The safeguard of liberty and property/Burnett
    The law of the land: a grand tour of our constitutional republic/Amar
    Income tax fundamentals
    The limits of legitimacy: dissenting opinions, media coverage…Supreme Court/Zilis
    Golden rules: the origins of California water law…/Kanazawa

    Education
    Quality thresholds, features, and dosage in early care and education
    Redesigning America’s community colleges/Bailey

    Music
    Developments in music therapy practice

    Language and Literature
    A pocket style manual: APA/Hacker
    A writer’s reference/Hacker
    Culture is the body/Suzuki

    Science
    Compromised data: from social media to big data
    Transient landscapes/Wohl
    Resurrection science/O’Connor
    Peterson field guide to finding mammals in North America/Dinets

    Medicine
    Mosby’s review questions for the NCLEX-RN examination
    Mosby’s comprehensive review of nursing for the NCLEX-RN examination
    Lippincott’s NCLEX-RN alternate-format questions/Rupert

    Technology
    Mechanical engineering principles/Bird
    Electrical engineering 101/Ashby

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, 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 Librarian

    JULIANA BONER

    MLIS, St. Catherine 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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