• Click Library Search to find books, DVDs, CDs, and other materials at ARCC and other Minnesota state colleges and universities. Use your StarID and password to log into Library Search when requesting items.

    Library Search

    Click MnLINK to search public libraries and private colleges in Minnesota. Use the barcode from the back of your student ID card to log into MnLINK when requesting items.


  • 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.
    Historical Minnesota Newspapers
    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 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.

  • 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:
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  • 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


    SUMMER 2019

    History is Not Here: Art and the Arab Imaginary
    • Co-presented by Mizna and the Minnesota Museum of American Art
    • September 12-January 5
    • “presents the work of artists who engage the Arab imaginary as a strategy for examining various social, cultural, and political positions. Through painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, book art, installation, and video, these 17 artists, working in the U.S. and abroad, make connections between contemporary geopolitics and the histories that inform them.”

    Green Card Entrepreneur Voices: How-to Business Stories from Minnesota Immigrants
    Recruiting, Interviewing, Selecting, & Orienting New Employees

    Becoming a Marine Biologist
    Becoming a Yoga Instructor

    CCNA R&S (200-125): Ultimate Practice Exam
    CCNA Security 210-260 Certification Guide: Build your Knowledge of Network Security and Pass your CCNA Security Exam (210-260)
    CCNA Security Study Guide: Exam 210-260
    CompTIA Network+ Practice Tests: Exam N10-007
    IPv4 Addressing and Subnetting Workbook: for A+, Network+, Security+, CCNA, HCNA Certifications

    8 Steps to Paying Less for College: A Crash Course in Scholarships, Grants, and Financial Aid
    2020 ACT McGraw-Hill
    Official SAT Study Guide
    Unschooled: Raising Curious, Well-Educated Children outside the Conventional Classroom

    Becoming a Yoga Instructor
    The Complete Family Guide to Addiction: Everything You Need to Know Now to Help Your Loved One and Yourself
    Contemporary Sport Management
    Health and Behavior: A Multidisciplinary Perspective
    Introduction to Addictive Behaviors
    Strategies for Inclusion: Physical Education for Everyone
    Your Brain on Food: How Chemicals Control Your Thoughts and Feelings

    China and the Islamic World: How the New Silk Road is Transforming Global Politics
    A Concise History of Poland
    Countdown to D-Day: The German Perspective
    Hitler's Secret Army: A Hidden History of Spies, Saboteurs, and Traitors in World War II
    Last Witnesses: An Oral History of the Children of World War II
    The Oxford Handbook of the French Revolution
    Palestine: A Four Thousand Year History
    Remembering Emmett Till
    The Shadow King: The Life and Death of Henry VI
    Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow

    Ayurveda Beginner's Guide: Essential Ayurvedic Principles & Practices to Balance & Heal Naturally
    The Healing Magic of Forest Bathing: Finding Calm, Creativity, and Connection in the Natural World

    Amharic-English, English-Amharic Dictionary (donation)
    Concise French-English, English-French Dictionary (donation)
    Merriam-Webster’s Spanish-English Dictionary (donation)
    Oxford Russian Mini-Dictionary (donation)
    Random House Japanese-English, English-Japanese Dictionary: includes Romanization and Japanese Characters (donation)

    Becoming Dr. Seuss: Theodor Geisel and the Making of an American Imagination
    Forever, by Judy Blume (donation)
    Shapes of Native Nonfiction: Collected Essays by Contemporary Writers
    Under Purple Skies: The Minneapolis Anthology
    Victorian Poetry and the Poetics of the Literary Periodical
    White, by Bret Easton Ellis

    Music by the Numbers: From Pythagoras to Schoenberg
    Thinking Mathematically, by Robert Blitzer

    The Hollywood Jim Crow: The Racial Politics of the Movie Industry

    Music by the Numbers: From Pythagoras to Schoenberg
    Music Essentials for Singers and Actors: Fundamentals of Notation, Sight Singing, and Music Theory
    Rockonomics: A Backstage Tour of What the Music Industry Can Teach Us about Economics and Life
    Woodstock: 50 Years of Peace and Music

    Health and Behavior: A Multidisciplinary Perspective
    How to Read a Paper: The Basics of Evidence-Based Medicine and Healthcare
    Infectious Diseases (Nursing Clinics of North America series)
    Narrating Patienthood: Engaging Diverse Voices on Health, Communication, and the Patient Experience
    Superbugs: The Race to Stop an Epidemic

    Cities and Immigration: Political and Moral Dilemmas in the New Era of Migration
    Minnesota Legislative Manual, 2019-2020
    Modern Genocide: Analyzing the Controversies and Issues

    The Complete Family Guide to Addiction: Everything You Need to Know Now to Help Your Loved One and Yourself
    Handbook of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies
    Health and Behavior: A Multidisciplinary Perspective
    Innate: How the Wiring of Our Brains Shapes Who We Are
    Introduction to Addictive Behaviors
    Life after Suicide: Finding Courage, Comfort & Community after Unthinkable Loss
    Reporting Qualitative Research in Psychology: How to Meet APA Style Journal Article Reporting Standards
    Suicidology: A Comprehensive Biopsychosocial Perspective
    Using Basic Personality Research to Inform Personality Pathology

    Becoming a Marine Biologist
    Eating Tomorrow: Agribusiness, Family Farmers, and the Battle for the Future of Food
    The Future of Fusion Energy
    Superbugs: The Race to Stop an Epidemic

    A Haven and a Hell: The Ghetto in Black America
    A Regional Geography of the United States and Canada: Toward a Sustainable Future

    A Regional Geography of the United States and Canada: Toward a Sustainable Future
    Sustainability in Sub-Saharan Africa: Problems, Perspectives, and Prospects
    Throwaway Nation: The Ugly Truth about American Garbage

    Diversifying Greek Tragedy on the Contemporary U.S. Stage


    O Brother Where Art Thou
    Eye in the Sky
    The Name of the Rose
    Grizzly Man
    The Cove

    A Pocket Style Manual

    Code Girls: From Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II
    The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity, and My Fight against the Islamic State
    Afghanistan War
    On Desperate Ground: From Marines at the Reservoir, the Korean War’s Greatest Battle
    The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela
    American Nations: From History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America
    The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen
    Latinx: From New Force in American Politics and Culture
    The New Negro: From Life of Alain Locke
    Summary Narrative of an Exploratory Expedition to the Sources of the Mississippi River

    Tourists and Tourism: From Reader
    Careers in Environmental Conservation

    Heartland: From Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth
    The Food Sharing Revolution
    The Adman’s Dilemma: From Barnum to Trump
    A Short & Happy Guide to Being Hired
    Careers in Social Media
    Digital Disruption: From Future of Work, Skills, Leadership, Education, and Careers in a Digital World
    Tailspin: From People and Forces behind America’s Fifty-year Fall—and Those Fighting to Reverse It
    Good and Mad: From Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger
    Crabgrass Frontier: From Suburbanization of the United States
    The Palgrave Handbook of Practical Animal Ethics
    Where There’s Smoke: From Environmental Science, Public Policy, and Politics of Marijuana
    The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America
    Exploring and Understanding Careers in Criminal Justice

    We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights
    Impeachment: What Everyone Needs to Know
    Rulemaking: How Government Agencies Write Law and Make Policy

    The First Days of School: How to be an Effective Teacher

    Historical Dictionary of the American Music Industry

    Linguistics: Why it Matters
    The Emissary
    Writers: Fromir Lives and Works
    The Best American Short Stories 2018
    The Best American Non-required Reading 2018
    American Sonnets for my Past and Future Assassin
    China Boy
    The Friend
    Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners
    Dream Country
    The Hate U Give
    The Poet X
    Last Pick
    Hush, Hush Forest

    Brief Answers to the Big Questions
    The Scientific Method: Reflections from a Practitioner
    The Art of Logic in an Illogical World
    Bits to Bitcoin: How Our Digital Stuff Works
    Careers in Computer Science
    Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
    Frontiers of Space Risk: Natural Cosmic Hazards & Societal Challenges
    Exoplanets: Hidden Worlds and the Quest for Extraterrestrial Life
    American Eden: David Hosack, Body, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic

    A Short Course in Medical Terminology
    Debating Modern Medical Technologies: From Politics of Safety, Effectiveness, and Patient Access
    The Mayo Clinic: Faith, Hope, Science
    American Fix: Inside the Opioid Addiction Crisis—and How to End It
    Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America
    Nursing Drug Handbook 2016

    The Culture of Flushing: From Social and Legal History of Sewage
    Careers in Green Energy
    Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto

    Adobe InDesign CS5 Classroom in a Book
    Digital Curation Projects Made Easy
    The One-Shot Library Instruction Survival Guide
    The Library Book


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