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Browse magazines & journals by subject with BrowZine
How to use BrowZine - a short tutorial
FREE TRIAL: ProQuest LGBT Magazine Archive Collections 1 & 2
Active 3/27/23 - 4/26/23
ARTSTOR: Art images - ArtStor Quickstart Guide
BREPOLIS: International Medieval Bibliography--(on-campus use only) Brepolis Guide
BRITANNICA ACADEMIC EDITION: Encyclopedia content; articles, multimedia, biographies, and research tools
BRITANNICA ORIGINAL SOURCES: Over 420,000 primary source documents, complete books, and authentic images
eHRAF: World Cultures eHRAF User Guide
EBSCO: Contains multiple databases on topics like academics, art, business, allied health (CINAHL), psychology (PsycArticles), etc. EBSCO Tutorial
**If you have trouble accessing EBSCO from off campus, try this link: eLibraryMN
GALE: Academic databases including Opposing Viewpoints, etc. Gale Tutorials
GROVE MUSIC ONLINE: Comprehensive coverage of music, musicians, music-making, and music scholarship 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 test preparation materials (tutorials, eBooks, practice tests, etc.) for various exams: Accuplacer, ACT, NCLEX, PTA, SAT, TEAS, and more.
How to create a free Learning Express Library Account
Historical Minnesota Newspapers
ProQuest U.S. 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)
Contemporary Literature (from on-campus PCs only)
Journal of Chemical Education (1924 to present)
Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences (2011 to present)
Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition (2018 to present)
Journal of Geography
Journal of Music Therapy (1996-current)
Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT) (1979 to present)
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (2014 to present)
Music Therapy Perspectives (1996-current)
Resurgence & Ecologist (1966 to present)
- What is a scholarly journal (sometimes referred to a "peer-reviewed")?
- Why shouldn't I just "google" my research...what's the big difference?
- How can I determine if a website is credible?
Search Films-On-Demand, providing high-quality video and multimedia for academic, vocational and life-skills content. You'll need your StarID and password when viewing from off campus.
Search Kanopy, an on-demand streaming video platform that offers viewers a large collection of award-winning films and documentaries. You will need to create a free Kanopy account and sign in to access the collection. You'll need your StarID and password when viewing from off campus.
Films on Demand - Finding videos in Films on Demand (2:33 min. running time) Interlibrary Loan--Requesting Articles A brief tutorial of how to request a journal article through interlibrary loan (4:10 min. running time) Downloadable instructions for accessing scholarly articles JSTOR Database
Using JSTOR, a digital library containing academic journals and primary sources (2:44 min running time)
Kanopy--Part 1: Creating an Account
Creating a Kanopy account in order to view streaming videos (1:52 min.running time)
Kanopy--Part 2: Searching in Kanopy
How to find videos in Kanopy; search tips; accessing citations (4:19 min. running time)
Find practice tests and study materials for TEAS, NCLEX, Accuplacer and more in the LearningExpress Library(6:49 min. running time)
Library Intro and Finding Online Journal Articles for Communication Studies, with additional information for concurrent students (14:54 min. running time) Opposing Viewpoints
How to find information in the Opposing Viewpoint database (4:08 min. running time)
Popular Magazines, Trade Journals and Peer-reviewed Journals A brief explanation of their differences (2:50 min. running time) Searching for Newspaper Articles in Proquest
Basic instructions about searching in ProQuest (7:56 min running time)
Adding LibKey to your browser -- a brief tutorial about activating LibKey to easily locate articles accessible through Anoka-Ramsey library resources BrowZine - a brief tutorial about browsing online magazines and journals by subject with BrowZine Evaluating Online Resources Finding Current Journal Articles in Library Databases Finding Newspaper Articles in ProQuest Introduction to Library Services and Resources Using Academic Search Premier Using CINAHL (nursing/allied health database) Using JSTOR Using Library Search
Do you speak "library"? Use these links to learn about commonly used library terms and what they mean.
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.
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.
- Encyclopedias (try Britannica Academic) 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.
- Check your textbook for a bibliography of books and articles consulted.
- Browse topics in a library database:
- CQ Researcher has a "hot topics" section at the far right on the homepage.
- Opposing Viewpoints categorizes their topics by subject overview at the homepage.
- Government Information: Scan by topic to find government information and services on USA.gov.
USDA National Agriculture Library
Minnesota Statutes, Session Laws, and Rules
An accurate, current, and comprehensive resource for college-level learners
Public access to peer-reviewed papers from NASA-funded research
CIA World Factbook
Information on 267 countries/entities
National Library of Medicine
Access to PubMed, MedLine, MeSH, and more
Federal Digital System
US government information
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Information about careers, employment, salaries & more
Global Climate Change
Vital signs of our planet
U.S. government science information
Khan Academy (Subject Tutorials)
Free tutorials and personalized learning
Information from the U.S. Census Bureau
Trends and data on the topics that impact Minnesotans' quality of life
United Nations Demographic Yearbook
Demographic and social statistics gathered from national and international sources
Minnesota Court Forms
Downloadable court forms from the Minnesota Judicial Branch website
United Nations Statistical Yearbook
Downloadable yearbook - an annual publication
Minnesota Legislative Manual
From the Secretary of State website - downloadable MN Blue Book
Official website of the United States Government
State of Minnesota
Official Minnesota state website
Census Bureau data about the nation's people and economy
Over 50,000 Minnesota-specific primary sources & items
Official website of the White House
Tutors in the ARCC Writing Center can help you with citations and references.
- Website: http://www.anokaramsey.edu/resources/tutoring-services/
- Email: email@example.com
After using any of these resources, always double-check your citations against the most current published guide. 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).
- APA - American Psychological Association style is most commonly used to cite sources within the sciences. APA Tutorial
- MLA - Modern Language Association style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities.
- CMS - Chicago Manual of Style covers a variety of topics from manuscript preparation and publication to grammar, usage, and documentation. CMS Quick Chart
- Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL) provides writing resources and instructional material for MLA and APA styles.
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?
- What is the difference between scholarly journals and popular magazines?
- to use the words or ideas of another person as if they were your own words or ideas
- to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own : use (another's production) without crediting the source
- to commit literary theft : present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source
Source: Merriam-Webster.com, 2017
What Are OER Textbooks?
Click to read the MinnState guides about OER:
Quick Guide to OER for Students
Using OER Through Covid-19
Minnesota State Guide to OER
If You're Creating an OER:
UDL On Campus: Creating Accessible Open Educational Resources
The OER Starter Kit
Where to Begin Searching for OER
Minnesota State Opendora - OER materials created by MinnState faculty
Community College Consortium for OER - open texts for community colleges in a variety of subjects
MERLOT Project, advanced search by material type
OASIS (Openly Available Sources Integrated Search)
OER Commons - links to texts in Biology, Business, Math, and Psychology
Open Textbook Library - University of Minnesota’s OER textbook library
OpenStax - peer-reviewed texts for students
Directory of Open Access Journals - search or browse for free journal articles
CORA: Community of Online Research Assignments - an open access resource for faculty and librarians, intended to be a collaborative space for adapting and experimenting with research assignments.
OER Resources by Discipline
CHEM: CLUE - Chemistry, Life, the Universe and Everything
ENGL: 88 Open Essays - Google Docs
GEOG: Open Geography Education
GEOG: Syllabus, Quizzes and Exams | OER Repository
MATH: Getting Started with Math OER
MATH: MyOpenMath - self-study sources for students; pre-built courses based on open texts for instructors
MATH: Stitz Zeager Open Source Mathematics
PSYC: Noba Project - Psychology OERs
STEM: PhET: Free online physics, chemistry, biology, earth science and math simulations
African American History and Culture
Building Academic Writing Skills
Criminal Procedure: Undergraduate Edition
Français inclusif: an Interactive Textbook for French 101
Fundamentals of Human Geography
Mental Health is a Verb: a Pocket Guide to Mental Health for Nursing Students
Principles of Managerial Accounting
Reading and Writing Successfully in College: a Guide for Students
World Religions: the Spirit Searching
Empires and Communities in the Post-Roman and Islamic World, c. 400 – 1000 CE
Everyone's Democracy: Confronting Political Inequality in America
How High We Go in the Dark
Parable of the Sower
Russia in the 1740s
Sea of Tranquility
When Women Were Dragons
COON RAPIDS - PRINTARTWild Things are Happening: the Art of Maurice Sendak, edited by Jonathan WeinbergBEST SELLERSDemon Copperhead, by Barbara KingsolverThe Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times, by Michelle ObamaCHILDREN’S LITERATURECaleb and Kit, by Beth VrabelThe Place Between Breaths, by An NaENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNINGEasy English Grammar Step-by-Step: Master Grammar Skills and Boost Your Writing…Quickly! by Phyllis DutwinHISTORYThe Bhutto Dynasty: the Struggle for Power in Pakistan, by Owen Bennett-JonesA Brief History of Vietnam: Colonialism, War and Renewal: the Story of a Nation Transformed, by Bill HaytonA Concise History of Greece, by Richard CloggThe Confucian-Legalist State: a New Theory of Chinese History, by Dingxin ZhaoThe Heart of the Heartland: Norwegian American Community in the Twin Cities, by David C. MaukHistorical Dictionary of CanadaHistorical Dictionary of CubaHistorical Dictionary of HaitiThe History of Croatia and Slovenia, by Christopher DelisoThe Jiankang-Empire in Chinese and World History, by Andrew ChittickThe Last Days of the Ottoman Empire,, by Ryan GingerasThe Material Fall of Roman Britain, 300-525 CE, by Robin FlemingPower and Public Finance at Rome, 264-49 BCE, by James TanReign of Arrows: the Rise of the Parthian Empire in the Hellenistic Middle East, by Nikolaus Leo OvertoomRome and China: Comparative Perspectives on Ancient World Empires, edited by Walter ScheidelLITERATUREThe Best American Short Stories 2022, edited by Andrew Sean GreerThe Cambridge Companion to Early American Literature, edited by Bryce TraisterFuzzy Mud, by Louis Sachar (donation)The Philippines is a Stage, by Cecile Guidote Alvarez, illustrated by Beth Parrocha (donation)MUSICIt Was All a Dream: Biggie and the World that Made Him, by Justin TinsleyNURSINGContemporary Nursing: Issues, Trends, & Management, by Barbara Cherry and Susan R. JacobFast Facts about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Nursing: Building Competencies for an Antiracism Practice, by Sandra Davis and Anne-Marie O’BrienPalliative Care Nursing: Caring for Suffering Patients, by Kathleen PerrinPHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANTPhysical Therapist Assistant Examination: Review & Test-Taking SkillsSOCIAL SCIENCECobalt Red: How the Blood of the Congo Powers our Lives, by Siddharth KaraImmigrant Agency: Hmong American Movements and the Politics of Racialized Incorporation, by Yang Sao XiongThe Violence Project: How to Stop a Mass Shooting Epidemic, by Dr. Jillian Peterson and Dr. James DensleyWRITINGOn Becoming an American Writer: Essays & Nonfiction, by James Alan McPhersonWrite a Poem, Save Your Life: a Guide for Teens, Teachers, and Writers of All Ages, by Meredith HellerCAMBRIDGE – PRINTPHILOSOPHY, PSYCHOLOGY, RELIGIONAll About Love, by bell hooksStarry Messenger: Cosmic Perspectives on Civilization, by Neil deGrasse TysonHISTORYThe Splendid and the Vile, by Erik LarsonThe Daughter of Auschwitz, by Tova FriedmanThe Revolutionary: Samuel Adams, by Stacy SchiffThe Light We Carry, by Michelle ObamaHow Innovation Works, by Matt RidleySOCIAL SCIENCESThink Like a Rocket Scientist, by Ozan O. VarolThe Chaos Machine: The Inside Story of How Social Media Rewired Our Minds and Our World, by Max FisherSettler Colonial City: Racism and Inequity in Postwar Minneapolis, by David HugillPOLITICAL SCIENCEThe Spymaster of Baghdad, by Margaret CokerSeparated: Inside an American Tragedy, by Jacob SoboroffLAWThe January 6th Report: Findings from the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States CapitolLANGUAGE, LITERATUREDesolation Mountain, by William Kent Krueger (Minnesota author)Fox Creek, by William Kent Krueger (Minnesota author)Lucy by the Sea, by Elizabeth StroutThe Book Hater’s Book Club, by Gretchen Anthony (Minnesota author)Inciting Joy, by Ross GayWhat Napoleon Could Not Do, by DK NnuroSCIENCEGirl Decoded: A Scientist’s Quest to Reclaim Our Humanity by Bringing Emotional Intelligence to Technology, by Rana El KalioubyHumble Pi: When Math Goes Wrong in the Real World, by Matt ParkerAn Immense World, by Ed YongThe Song of the Cell, by Siddhartha MukherjeeMEDICINEThe Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness & Healing in a Toxic Culture, by Gabor MatéControl of Communicable Diseases Manual, 21st ed.Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family, by Robert Kolker
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