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Library Search

What is Library Search?

Library Search is the new library resources search. It allows you to search for print and digital content (books, journal and newspaper articles, streaming video, etc.) as a single search, rather than having to access different databases and systems.

Do I need to know anything about the process?
There may be temporary interruptions to our online resources, especially early on in the Spring semester. This is a big change for library faculty and staff as well as all library users, so we ask for patience as we get used to the new system.

Library faculty and staff will still be able to help you with most services.
Coon Rapids campus: contact or 
Cambridge campus: contact or

  • 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 Tutorials
    LEARNING EXPRESS LIBRARY: Create your own account for this resource, where you will find tutorials and eBooks, and practice tests for various exams: Accuplacer, ACT, NCLEX, PTA, and more.
    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)


  • 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
  • After using any of these resources, always double-check your citations against the most current published guide.

    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).

    Frequently Asked Questions

    • How do I cite a Tweet or other social media? Or YouTube?
    • 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?


    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:, 2017


    FEBRUARY 2019

    Minnesota Writers Directory
    --project of the Friends of the St. Paul Public Library
    --search for Minnesota writers and apply to be included if you have published a book

    Classical Guitar (donation)

    The Field Guide to Drawing & Sketching Animals

    A Guide to Starting a Business in Minnesota, 2019 edition
    How to Write a Business Plan
    Small Business for Dummies
    SYOB/Start Your Own Business

    Agricultural Development and Economic Transformation: Promoting Growth with Poverty Reduction

    Never Too Late: The Adult Student’s Guide to College

    Everyday Sports Injuries: The Essential Step-by-Step Guide to Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment
    Falling Awake: How to Practice Mindfulness in Everyday Life, by Jon Kabat-Zinn
    The Greenprint: Plant-Based Diet, Best Body, Better World
    Health and Fitness Professionals: A Practical Career Guide
    Healthy Habits for Managing & Reversing Prediabetes

    The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present, by David Treuer
    A History of World Societies
    The New York Times Book of Politics: 167 Years of Covering the State of the Union
    Separate: The Story of Plessy v. Ferguson, and America’s Journey from Slavery to Segregation
    When Women Ruled the World: Six Queens of Egypt

    Falling Awake: How to Practice Mindfulness in Everyday Life, by Jon Kabat-Zinn
    The Integrative Guide to Good Health

    Nolo’s Criminal Law: A Desk Reference

    Autopsy: Poems, by Donte Collins (Two Rivers Reading Series Visiting Author, Spring 2019)
    Beginnings: The Homeward Journey of Donovan Manypenny, by Thomas D. Peacock
    Garner’s Modern English Usage: The Authority on Grammar, Usage, and Style
    It Ain’t so Awful, Falafel, by Firoozeh Dumas
    Joan of Arc in the English Imagination, 1429-1829
    The Letters of Sylvia Plath, Volumes 1 and 2

    Barron’s Painless Geometry

    The Diversity Style Guide
    The New York Times Book of Politics: 167 Years of Covering the State of the Union

    Everyday Sports Injuries: The Essential Step-by-Step Guide to Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment
    Healthy Habits for Managing & Reversing Prediabetes
    The Integrative Guide to Good Health
    Mosby’s 2018 Nursing Drug Reference

    Everyday Sports Injuries: The Essential Step-by-Step Guide to Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment
    Health and Fitness Professionals: A Practical Career Guide

    The New York Times Book of Politics: 167 Years of Covering the State of the Union

    Autism and Your Teen
    Essentials of Psychology (donation)
    Falling Awake: How to Practice Mindfulness in Everyday Life, by Jon Kabat-Zinn
    Human Development: A Life-Span View (donation)
    The Praeger Handbook of Mental Health and the Aging Community


    Agricultural Development and Economic Transformation: Promoting Growth with Poverty Reduction
    No One at the Wheel: Driverless Cars and the Road of the Future

    Agricultural Development and Economic Transformation: Promoting Growth with Poverty Reduction
    Green Japan: Environmental Technologies, Innovation Policy, and the Pursuit of Green Growth

    The Best Monologues for ALL Auditions (and How to Prepare for Them!)

    When Women Ruled the World: Six Queens of Egypt


    Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life
    CQ Researcher 2017
    Occupational Outlook Handbook 2018
    Lehne’s Pharmacology for Nursing Care 2019

    Philosophy, Psychology, Religion
    Please Stop Laughing at Me
    Endure: The Power of Spiritual Assets for Resilience to Trauma & Stress

    Modern Finland
    America’s War for the Greater Middle East
    Funny in Farsi
    Islamophobia and Racism in America
    The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America
    Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House

    Geography, Anthropology, Recreation
    Eat, Pray, Love
    Bit by Bit: How Video Games Transformed Our World

    Social Sciences
    Flames of Discontent: The 1916 Minnesota Iron Ore Strike
    An Intelligent Career: Taking Ownership of Your Work and Your Life
    Naked Money: A Revealing look at What it is and Why it Matters
    Giving Voice: Mobile Communication, Disability, and Inequality
    Tweaked: A Crystal Meth Memoir

    Political Science
    Social Media and Politics: A New Way to Participate in the Political Process

    Tainted Witness: Why We Doubt What Women Say About Their Lives

    It Won’t be Easy: An Exceedingly Honest (and Slightly Unprofessional) Love Letter to Teaching
    Confessions of a Scholarship Winner
    College Board Scholarship Handbook 2018
    The Ultimate Scholarship Book 2018
    I am Malala

    Fine Arts
    Modern Watercolor

    Language and Literature
    The Writer’s Market 2018
    Running with Scissors
    Hole in My Life
    The Sympathizer
    Nothing Stays Buried
    The Fault in Our Stars

    When Ideology Trumps Science
    Stars & Planets
    The Death and Life of the Great Lakes
    DNA Technology
    Marine Mammal Welfare
    Wild by Nature

    Understanding Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    ADHD Medications
    Ordinarily Well: The Case for Antidepressants
    Mosby’s Massage Therapy Review
    Medical-Surgical Nursing 2018
    Healing Touch

    Adobe Illustrator CS5
    Adobe Fireworks CS5
    Photoshop CS5 Bible
    Photoshop CS5
    Simple Physics of Energy Use


Supplementary Information

  • Coon Rapids Campus 763-433-1150

    Faculty Librarians


    MLIS, MEd, BA University of Hawaii
    Instruction, Reference, Systems
    Student Workers
    Office L216 | 763-433-1552


    MS, Drexel University
    BA, Franklin and Marshall College
    Instruction, Reference
    Acquisitions, Periodicals
    Office L217 | 763-433-1197


    MLIS, St. Catherine University
    BA, Mount Mary College
    Instruction, Reference
    Information Literacy
    Office L210 | 763-433-1466

    Library Staff


    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


    MLIS, Dominican University
    BA, St. Catherine University
    Instruction, Reference
    Acquisitions, Cataloging

    Office D116 | 763-433-1358

    Library Staff


    BA, University of Minnesota
    Circulation, Reserve, ILL
    Office D117 | 763-433-1875

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