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  • 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 Tutorial
    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


    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
    APRIL 2018 


    National Poetry Month New Recordings

    Open Educational Resources Faculty Survey Report
    -Opening the Textbook: Educational Resources in U.S. Higher Education, 2017

    Encyclopedia of the Yoruba

    Giorgio Morandi: Late Paintings
    Matisse in the Studio
    Mystical Landscapes: From Vincent Van Gogh to Emily Carr
    Picturing Prince: An Intimate Portrait Featuring Unseen Photography
    Raghubir Singh: Modernism on the Ganges
    Women Artists in Paris, 1850-1900

    Doing Business in China
    Servant Leadership in Action: How You Can Achieve Great Relationships and Results, edited by Ken Blanchard and Renee Broadwell
    Transgender Employees in the Workplace: a Guide for Employers

    The Contemplative Mind in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
    What Schools Teach Us about Religious Life

    French Sentence Builder (Practice Makes Perfect series)

    German Sentence Builder (Practice Makes Perfect series)

    It’s Not What You’re Eating, It’s What’s Eating You: a Teenager’s Guide to Preventing Eating Disorders-and Loving Yourself
    Yoga for Dementia

    The Road to Jim Crow: The African American Struggle on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, 1860-1915

    Charlie & Mouse, by Laurel Snyder, illustrated by Emily Hughes (2018 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award)
    A History of Children’s Books in 100 Books
    More than True: The Wisdom of Fairy Tales
    Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets, by Kwame Alexander with Chris Colderley and Marjory Wentworth, illustrated by Ekua Holmes (2018 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award)

    Wonders beyond Numbers: A Brief History of All Things Mathematical

    The Crafty Art of Opera: For Those Who Make It, Love It or Hate It
    Music: The Business, Fully Revised and Updated, Including the Latest Developments in Music Streaming
    Music Theory 101: From Keys and Scales to Rhythm and Melody: an Essential Primer on the Basics of Music Theory
    Music Theory and Composition: A Practical Approach
    Music Therapy with Families: Therapeutic Approaches and Theoretical Perspectives
    Picturing Prince: An Intimate Portrait Featuring Unseen Photography
    Sgt. Pepper at Fifty: The Mood, the Look, the Sound, the Legacy of the Beatles’ Great Masterpiece

    Cognitive Therapy for Chronic Pain: a Step-by-Step Guide
    Eating Disorders: A Guide to Medical Care and Complications

    Orthopaedics for the Physical Therapist Assistant

    Examining Genocides: Means, Motive, and Opportunity
    Women and Politics: The Pursuit of Equality

    Brainstorm!: Practice for Unrestricted Imagination and Original Thought
    Cognitive Therapy for Chronic Pain: a Step-by-Step Guide
    Doing Couple Therapy: Craft and Creativity in Work with Intimate Partners
    It’s Not What You’re Eating, it’s What’s Eating You: a Teenager’s Guide to Preventing Eating Disorders-and Loving Yourself
    Mothers, Daughters & Body Image: Learning to Love Ourselves as We Are
    The New Motherhoods: Patterns of Early Child Care in Contemporary Culture
    Personality: a Systems Approach
    The Psychology Student Writer’s Manual and Readers Guide
    Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness: Practices for Safe and Transformative Healing
    Scientific Advances in Positive Psychology

    Concise Somali-English, English-Somali Dictionary

    Beyond the Threshold: Afterlife Beliefs and Experiences in World Religions
    Ethnic Church Meets Megachurch: Indian American Christianity in Motion
    What Schools Teach Us about Religious Life
    World Religions in Practice: a Comparative Introduction

    Fireflies, Glow-Worms, and Lightning Bugs: Identification and Natural History of the Fireflies of the Eastern and Central United States and Canada
    The Great Plains: a Fire Survey
    The Guide to Walden Pond: an Exploration of the History, Nature, Landscape, and Literature of One of America’s Most Iconic Places
    The Quantum Physics Bible: the Definitive Guide to 200 Years of Subatomic Science
    Tomorrow’s Table: Organic Farming, Genetics, and the Future of Food
    Trees: a Complete Guide to their Biology and Structure

    Inequality in the 21st Century: a Reader
    Seeing Straight: an Introduction to Gender and Sexual Privilege

    #NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women
    Women and Politics: the Pursuit of Equality

    Grammar Smart: the Savvy Student’s Guide to Perfect Usage



    Fundamentals Of Anatomy And Physiology For Nursing And Healthcare Students
    Healing Effects Of Energy Medicine: Memoirs Of A Medical Intuitive.
    Lisa Murphy On Play: The Foundation Of Children'S Learning.
    Promoting Prosocial Behaviors In Children Through Games And Play: Making Social Emotional Learning Fun.
    Substance Abuse: A Reference Handbook


    The Evangelicals/FitzGerald BR1642.U5F565 2017

    Educated/Westover CT3262.I2W47 2018
    First Ladies and American Women/Hummer #176.2.H86 2017
    Playing With Fire: The 1968 Election…/O’Donnell E851.O33 2017

    Social Sciences
    The End of Loyalty: The Rise and Fall of Good Jobs in America/Wartzman HD8072.5.W37 2017
    Fortress America: How We Embraced Fear and Abandoned Democracy/May HV6789.M359 2017

    Political Science
    The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches From the Border/Canti JV6565.C37 2018

    Miles Lord: The Maverick Judge Who Brought Corporate America to Justice/Walburn KF373.L56W35 2017
    Law and Legitimacy in the Supreme Court/Fallon KF8748.F284 2018

    Got To Be Something Here: The Rise of the Minneapolis Sound/Swensson JL3477.8.M56S94 2017

    Language and Literature
    The Return: Fathers, Sons, and the Land in Between/Matar PR6113.A87Z46 2016
    Nine Continents: A Memoir In and Out of China/Guo PR9450.9.G86Z46 2017
    Sulfur Springs/Krueger PS3561.R766S85 2017
    Sweat/Nottage PS3564.O795S94 2017
    Wolf in the Snow/Cordell PZ7.C815343Wo 2017
    Piecing Me Together/Watson PZ7.W32868Pi 2017
    Hello Universe/Kelly PZ7.1.K45Hel 2017
    The Stars Beneath Our Feet/Moore PZ7.1.M65St 2017
    A Different Pond/Phi PZ7.1.P5153Di 2017

    Madness: A Bipolar Life/Hornbacher RC516.H67 2009

    Technology, Engineering
    Spaceflight In the Shuttle Era and Beyond/Neal TL790.N4135 2017
    Sights, Sounds, Soul: The Twin Cities Through the Lens of Charles Chamblis/Chamblis TR654.C52 2017

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    Faculty Librarians


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


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


    MLIS, St. Catherine University
    BA, Mount Mary College
    Instruction, Reference
    Information Literacy
    Office L214B | 763-433-1466

    Library Staff


    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


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

    Office D116 | 763-433-1358

    Library Staff


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

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