Library

Library

Both campus libraries will be closed October 18-20 for Minnesota Education Days (MEA). 
Regular hours will resume on Monday October 22 .

  • 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  Click for Help .

    MnPALS Plus

    MnLINK Gateway - Public Libraries & Private Colleges

  • 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

    Journals

    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 USA.gov.
  • NEW ACQUISITIONS
    SEPTEMBER 2018
    COON RAPIDS

    ANTHROPOLOGY
    Lost Worlds of South America, Guidebook and DVD (Great Courses series; donation)

    ART
    Drawing for the Absolute and Utter Beginner
    A History of European Art, Guidebook and DVD (Great Courses series; donation)

    BUSINESS
    Assessment Strategies in Business Education (National Business Education Association series)

    EDUCATION
    Peterson’s Guide to Four-Year Colleges, 2019

    FRENCH
    The Oxford History of the French Revolution

    GERMAN
    When in Germany, Do as the Germans Do: The Clued-In Guide to German Life, Language, and Culture

    HISTORY
    The American Civil War, Guidebook and DVD (Great Courses series; donation)
    The Foundations of Western Civilization, Guidebook and DVD (Great Courses series; donation)
    Lost Worlds of South America, Guidebook and DVD (Great Courses series; donation)
    The Other Side of History: Daily Life in the Ancient World, Guidebook and DVD (Great Courses series; donation)
    The Oxford History of the French Revolution

    INTEGRATIVE HEALTH AND HEALING
    The Science of Natural Healing, Guidebook and DVD (Great Courses series; donation)

    LITERATURE
    Ballesteros on My Mind: My Hometown in the Philippines, by Rey E. de la Cruz, illustrated by Tenni Magcase (donation)
    Building Great Sentences: Exploring the Writer’s Craft, Guidebook and DVD (Great Courses series; donation)
    Green Card, Youth Voices: Immigration Stories from a Fargo High School
    Green Card, Youth Voices: Immigration Stories from a Minneapolis High School
    Green Card, Youth Voices: Immigration Stories from a St. Paul High School

    MATHEMATICS
    How Music and Mathematics Relate, Guidebook and DVD (Great Courses series; donation)
    The Joy of Mathematics, Guidebook and DVD (Great Courses series; donation)

    MEDIA STUDIES
    It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens
    Legitimating Television: Media Convergence and Cultural Status

    MUSIC
    How Music and Mathematics Relate, Guidebook and DVD (Great Courses series; donation)
    Understanding the Fundamentals of Music, Guidebook and DVD (Great Courses series; donation)

    NURSING
    Nurses’ Handbook of Health Assessment
    Nursing Spanish Visual Phrasebook

    PHILOSOPHY
    The Great Ideas of Philosophy, Guidebook and DVDs (Great Courses series; donation)

    RELIGION
    Great World Religions: Buddhism, Guidebook and DVD (Great Courses series; donation)
    Great World Religions: Christianity, Guidebook and DVD (Great Courses series; donation)
    Great World Religions: Hinduism, Guidebook and DVD (Great Courses series; donation)
    Great World Religions: Islam, Guidebook and DVD (Great Courses series; donation)
    Great World Religions: Judaism, Guidebook and DVD (Great Courses series; donation)
    Lost Christianities: Christian Scriptures and the Battles over Authentication, Guidebook and DVD (Great Courses series; donation)
    The New Testament, Guidebook and DVD (Great Courses series; donation)
    The Old Testament, Guidebook and DVD (Great Courses series; donation)

    SCIENCE
    Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors, 5 copies (donation)
    Einstein’s Relativity and the Quantum Revolution: Modern Physics for Non-Scientists, 2nd edition, Guidebook and DVD (Great Courses series; donation)
    The Nature of Earth: An Introduction to Geology, Guidebook and DVD (Great Courses series; donation)
    Understanding the Inventions that Changed the World, Guidebook and DVD (Great Courses series; donation)

    SOCIOLOGY
    Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors, 5 copies (donation)
    A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota, 5 copies (donation)
    Green Card, Youth Voices: Immigration Stories from a Fargo High School
    Green Card, Youth Voices: Immigration Stories from a Minneapolis High School
    Green Card, Youth Voices: Immigration Stories from a St. Paul High School

    WRITING
    Building Great Sentences: Exploring the Writer’s Craft, Guidebook and DVD (Great Courses series; donation)

    CAMBRIDGE

    Reference
    Historical Dictionary of Contemporary Art/Morgan Ref N6490.M6758 2017
    Alexander’s Care of the Patient in Surgery/ Ref RD99.24.A44 2019

    General Works
    A New Map of Wonders/Henderson AG244.H46 2017

    History
    Pershing’s Crusaders/Faulkner D570.1.F38 2017
    An Iron Wind: Europe Under Hitler/Fritzsche D802.A2F77 2016
    Marcel’s Letters/Porter D805.G3P655 2017
    God’s Red Son/Warren E78.W5W35 2017
    Richard Nixon/Farrell E856.F37 2018
    A Bag Worth a Pony/Anderson E99.C6A446 2017

    Recreation
    Pay to Play/Martin GV351.M363 2017

    Social Sciences
    Markets Without Limits/Brennan HB72.B746 2016
    Women in Game Development/Hepler, ed. HD9993.E452H47 2017
    The Best Keywords for Resumes, Letters and Interviews/Enelow HF5383.E4785 2016
    Windows into the Soul: Surveillance/Marx HM846.M27 2016
    Enlightenment Now/Pinker HM891.P56 2018
    Women and the War on Boko Haram/Matfess HQ1815.5.M28 2017

    Political Science
    Green Card, Youth Voices: Immigration Stories from a Minneapolis High School JV6600.G74 2016
    Green Card, Youth Voices: Immigration Stories from a St. Paul High School JV6600.G743 2017

    Education
    Gender, Sex and Children’s Play/Kilvington LB1137.K45 2016
    The Real School Safety Problem/Kupchik LB2866.K86 2016

    Fine Arts
    Abstracts in Acrylic and Ink/Ohl ND1482.A16O45 2016

    Language and Literature
    Journalism After Snowden PN4888.P6J68 2017
    Persepolis 2/Satrapi PN6747.S245P4913 2004
    Thousand Star Hotel/Phi PS3566.H467A6 2017
    Soft/Fernandez-Williams PS3606.E7338Z46 2014
    Chasing Shadows/Avasthi PZ7.A9317Ch 2015

    Science
    Big Mind/Mulgan Q337.3.M84 2018
    The Theory that Changed Everything/Lieberman QH365.O8L54 2018
    Drug Resistance/Boslaugh QR177.B67 2017

    Medicine
    Close to Om/Marcum RA781.7.M367 2018
    The Hungry Brain/Guyenet RC552.C65G89 2017
    Lightness of Body and Mind/Coomer RM222.2.H324 2016
    Massage Therapy/Salvo RM721.S146 2016
    Saunders 2018-2019 Strategies for Test Success/Silvestri RT55.S4875 2018

    Technology
    High and Dry/Alley TD403.A39 2017
    Hand Printing Studio/Olmsted TT866.5.O46 2016

     

Supplementary Information

  • Coon Rapids Campus 763-433-1150

    Faculty Librarians

    AL MAMARIL

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

    GINA PANCERELLA-WILLIS

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

    BARBARA SANDARIN

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

    Library Staff

    CANDICE YOUNG

    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

    JULIANA BONER

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

    Office D116 | 763-433-1358

    Library Staff

    MARTHA MUEHLHAUSER

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

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