• 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




    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 User Tips
    JSTOR: Arts & Sciences and Music Collection JSTOR Tutorial
    ProQuest Newspaper database  ProQuest Help


    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)




  • 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.

    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


  •  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

    Khan Academy (Subject Tutorials) Khan Academy is a 501(3)(c) non-profit with the mission of providing a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.

    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.

    DECEMBER 2016

    Extraordinary Conditions: Culture and Experience in Mental Illness
    Inside Cultures: a New Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
    Neanderthals and Modern Humans: an Ecological and Evolutionary Perspective
    Neanderthals Rediscovered: How Modern Science is Rewriting Their Story

    The Ceramic Presence in Modern Art: Selections from the Linda Leonard Schlenger Collection and the Yale University Art Gallery
    Figure Drawing for Artists

    Globalization: Debunking the Myths
    Strategic Public Relations Management: Planning and Managing Effective Communication Campaigns

    Success Strategies from Women in STEM: a Portable Mentor

    The Art of Communication: Improving Your Fundamental Communication Skills

    Courageous Conversations about Race: a Field Guide for Achieving Equity in Schools

    Pakistan: a New History
    Rousseau, the Age of Enlightenment, and Their Legacies

    Bending Genre: Essays on Creative Nonfiction
    Dreaming Out Loud: African American Novelists at Work

    Arithmetical Wonderland
    Success Strategies from Women in STEM

    Contemporary Masculinities in Fiction, Film and Television
    Utopian Images and Narratives in Advertising: Dreams for Sale

    Born to Run, by Bruce Springsteen
    Music in Therapeutic Practice: Using Rhythm to Bridge Communication Barriers

    Blood and Circulatory Disorders Sourcebook
    Implications of Disaster Preparedness for Nursing (Nursing Clinics of North America series)
    Navigating Life with Epilepsy
    Treatment Plans and Interventions for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

    Globalization: Debunking the Myths

    Extraordinary Conditions: Culture and Experience in Mental Illness
    Treatment Plans and Interventions for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

    Islamic Perspectives on the Principles of Biomedical Ethics
    New Age, Neopagan, & New Religious Movements: Alternative Spirituality in Contemporary America

    The ABCs of Environmental Regulation
    America’s Most Sustainable Cities and Regions: Surviving the 21st Century Megatrends
    Engineering Your Future: a Brief Introduction to Engineering
    Global Warming: the Complete Briefing
    Introduction to Nano: Basics to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
    Nanosciences and Nanotechnology: Evolution or Revolution?
    A Planet of Viruses, by Carl Zimmer
    Success Strategies from Women in STEM
    Transboundary Water Management and the Climate Change Debate

    New Materials in CC Library

    Drug facts and comparisons 2016 Ref RS250.D78 2015

    Social Sciences
    County lines/Berg HD1775/.M6B47 2016
    Rehabilitation counseling and emerging disabilities/Koch; Rumrill HD7255.5.K63 2017
    The consumer’s guide to effective environmental choices/Brower HF5415.33.U6B76 1999
    The almanac of American philanthropy/Zinsmeister HV27.Z56 2016 (donation)

    ATI TEAS study manual/Broaddus, et. al. Reserve LB2353.7.T35A85 2016
    ATI TEAS secrets study guide Reserve LB2353.7.R35S43 2016
    ATI TEAS: 350+ test prep questions for the TEAS VI exam Reserve LB2353.7.T43T53 2016
    ATI TEAS 6 study guide Reserve LB2353.7.T43T533 2016

    Physics and music: the science of musical sound/White ML3805.W44

    Fine Arts
    Minnesota modern/Harris, et. al. H6530.M6H37 2015

    The psychobiology of transsexualism and transgenderism/Bevan RC560.G45B48 2015

    The plant kingdom/Bold; LaClaire II QK47.B73 1987 (donation)
    Biology of plants/Raven QK47.R25 1999 (donation)
    Botany for gardeners/Capon QK50.C36 1990 (donation)
    Green inheritance/Huxley QK50.H83 2005 (donation)
    Vascular plant families/Smith QK110.S65 (donation)
    An illustrated flora of the northern United States and Canada QK117.B8 1970 (donation)
    Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada/Gleason QK117.G49 1991 (donation)
    A Great Lakes wetland flora/Chadde QK130.C48 1998 (donation)
    Field guide to the native plant communities of Minnesota QK168.F54 2003 (donation)
    The algae/Prescott QK566.P7 1968 (donation)
    Human anatomy: the definitive visual guide QS18.R63 2014

    Herbal: the essential guide to herbs for living/Bown SB351.H5B648 2001 (donation)
    Herbs in bloom/Gardner SB404.9.G37 2005 (donation)
    Dictionary of garden plants in colour/Hay SB407.H292 1975 (donation)
    The complete handbook of garden plants/Wright SB407.W73 1984 (donation)
    Popular pond plants/Swindells SB423.S93844 2000 (donation)
    Encyclopedia of garden ferns/Olsen SB429.O47 2007 (donation)
    Rodale’s ultimate encyclopedia of organic gardening SB453.5.R645 2009 (donation)
    The complete book of edible landscaping/Creasy SB473.C73 1982 (donation)

    Library Science
    Redesigning the college library building Z679.2.U54R43 2016

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    Acquisitions, Periodicals
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    Instruction, Reference
    Information Literacy, Cataloging
    Office L214B | 763-433-1466

    Library Staff


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