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Reference assistance and instruction will continue to be provided remotely for both campuses Monday thru Friday.
The Coon Rapids and Cambridge campus libraries' physical spaces will remain closed spring semester. All study rooms, seating areas, library computers, and stacks are off-limits. However, limited days/times are available for "Grab & Go" to pick up online requests, with .
- Coon Rapids library Grab & Go:
Stop in at the library desk during our open hours for heart monitors, item pickup and/or requests.
• Monday & Wednesday: 9 am-4 pm
• Tuesday & Thursday: pick up/returns by appointment only, 9 am-4 pm
• Friday closed
Heart monitors can be checked out and returned at the library front desk. Do not return them in the outdoor book drop.
- Cambridge library Grab & Go:
Place your request using our online catalog or contact the library/librarian. Pick up by arrangement during our Grab & Go hours: Tue and Fri, 9 am-4 pm. Remote instruction and/or assistance is available Mon-Fri from 9 am to 4 pm.
Follow these directions to request physical items for Grab & Go pickup, or request by phone during open service hours. To arrange pickup time, you may call the library (763-433-1950) or contact the librarian via phone (763-433-1358) or email. After you receive an email with a loan receipt, you may pick up your item at the library.
- Have your ID card ready when you pick up your item. If you have not yet gotten your student ID, you can request one by emailing PhotoID@anokaramsey.edu.
- Individual research, instruction, and database help from library faculty is available via phone, email, or Zoom. Book a Research Appointment to get started. Library Chat is also now available!
- Check out our Library Video Tutorials for brief videos on how to use specific library resources.
- You may continue to request journal articles via our FREE interlibrary loan (ILL) service, and online delivery will continue to your college e-mail address. Contact Candice Young with questions. Physical item requests through ILL are also available.
- All items currently checked out (other than heart monitors and reserve items) will be automatically renewed until the end of the spring semester (May 7). This does not include items from other institutions that are borrowed through ILL.
- All physical items can be returned to our book drops.
- In Coon Rapids, please return them to the outdoor book drop at Entrance #1 (on the north side, opposite the visitors parking lot) or the library circulation desk Mon-Thu 9-4. Heart monitors should only be returned at the library circulation desk.
- In Cambridge, please return books and DVDs to the book drop at the library door. Heart monitors should be returned Tuesdays/Fridays 8-3:30.
- If you have items checked out from non-ARCC libraries through ILL (interlibrary loan) and need to renew them beyond their current due date, please follow these steps:
1. Go to http://www.anokaramsey.edu/resources/library/
2. Click the My Library Account button.
3. Click the StarID login option.
4. At login prompt, use your StarID and password to log in.
5. Once logged in, click on the dropdown arrow next to your name.
6. Click on My Loans. Use the Renew link to renew each item.
7. Check back in a few days for the lending library's response.
8. Contact us with any questions about this process.
- Coon Rapids library Grab & Go:
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.
Click MnLINK to find books, DVDs, CDs, and other materials at 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.
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: Academic, Art, Business, CINAHL, PsycArticles, etc. EBSCO Tutorial
GALE: Academic including Opposing Viewpoints, 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.
How to create a free Learning Express Library Account
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.
Finding Online Journal Articles using EBSCO Databases for Communication Studies, with additional information for concurrent students (14:54 min. running time) Requesting Articles Through Interlibrary Loan A brief tutorial of how to request a journal article through interlibrary loan (4:10 min. running time) Downloadable instructions for accessing scholarly articles Popular Magazines, Trade Journals and Peer-reviewed Journals A brief explanation of their differences (2:50 min. running time) Using Films on Demand
Finding videos in Films on Demand (2:33 min. running time)
Using Kanopy--Part 1: Creating an Account
Creating a Kanopy account in order to view streaming videos (1:52 min.running time)
Using Kanopy--Part 2: Searching in Kanopy
How to find videos in Kanopy; search tips; accessing citations (4:19 min. running time)
Using the JSTOR Database
Using JSTOR, a digital library containing academic journals and primary sources (2:44 min running time)
Using LearningExpress Library
Find practice tests and study materials for TEAS, NCLEX, Accuplacer and more in the LearningExpress Library(6:49 min. running time)
Using Opposing Viewpoints
How to find information in the Opposing Viewpoint database (4:08 min. running time)
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:
- 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.
- Virtual Tutoring Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
- Website: http://www.anokaramsey.edu/resources/tutoring-services/
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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. MLA Style Center
- 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
- 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?
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
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
GEOG: Open Geography Education
MATH: MyOpenMath - self-study sources for students; pre-built courses based on open texts for instructors
How We Learn: Why Brains Learn Better Than Any Machine, For Now.
Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, And Do.
Definitive Book of Body Language.
Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls.
Walking the Old Road: A People’s History of Chippewa City and The Grand Marais Anishinaabe.
Seventies: The Great Shift in American Culture, Society, And Politics.
How to Be an Antiracist.
Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist.
Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning.
Black Women's History of the United States.
Heavy: An American Memoir.
Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom.
America Divided: The Civil War of the 1960S.
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES, ECOLOGY
Environmental Justice in A Moment of Danger.
Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming.
Give People Money: How A Universal Basic Income Would End Poverty, Revolutionize Work, And Remake the World.
Fashionopolis: The Price of Fast Fashion--And the Future of Clothes.
What Color Is Your Parachute? 2020: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers.
Affirmative Action Puzzle: A Living History from Reconstruction to Today.
Cryptocurrency Mining for Dummies.
Facebook: The Inside Story.
Digital Minimalism: Choosing A Focused Life in A Noisy World.
How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy.
Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope.
Moving Up Without Losing Your Way: The Ethical Costs of Upward Mobility.
Ordinary Insanity: Fear and The Silent Crisis of Motherhood in America.
Psychology of Women Under Patriarchy
Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents.
Black and The Blue: A Cop Reveals the Crimes, Racism, And Injustice in America’s Law Enforcement.
How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them.
Refuge Beyond Reach: How Rich Democracies Repel Asylum Seekers.
American Immigration: A Very Short Introduction.
First: Sandra Day O'Connor.
Supreme Inequality: The Supreme Court’s Fifty-Year Battle for A More Unjust America.
Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration.
Teach Yourself How to Learn: Strategies You Can Use to Ace Any Course at Any Level.
LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
Prison Truth: The Story of The San Quentin News.
Alpha: Abidjan To Paris; Translated by Sarah Adrizzone.
Water Dancer: A Novel.
How We Teach Science: What’s Changed, And Why It Matters.
Vanishing Ice: Glaciers, Ice Sheets, And Rising Seas.
Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator.
Field Notes from An Unintentional Birder: A Memoir.
Crisis in The Red Zone: The Story of The Deadliest Ebola Outbreak in History, And of The Outbreaks to Come.
Flu Hunter: Unlocking the Secrets of a Virus.
What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, And Hope in An American City.
Authentic Aromatherapy: Essential Oils and Blends for Health, Beauty, And Home.