• 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)

    • What is a scholarly journal (sometimes referred to a "peer-reviewed")?
    • Why shouldn't I just "google" my research...what's the big difference?
    • How can I determine if a website is credible?
  • 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. 

    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
  • 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


    NOV- DEC 2019


    Creative Commons for Educators and Librarians

    Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law
    --“think tank that conducts & provides research on sexual orientation and gender identity related to public policy.”
    --target audiences are lawmakers, students and activists

    Islamic Art

    The Case Against Single Payer

    Kaplan Asvab Prep Plus, 2020-2021
    Peterson’s Guide to Two-year Colleges 2020

    Greece: Biography of a Modern Nation

    Environmental Law Handbook

    What God Is Honored Here? : Writings on Miscarriage and Infant Loss by and for Native Women and Women of Color

    Janis: Her Life and Music

    The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
    Psychiatric Mental Health Issues Within Healthcare (Nursing Clinics of North America Series)
    What God Is Honored Here? : Writings on Miscarriage and Infant Loss by and for Native Women and Women of Color

    The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

    Environmental Law Handbook
    Unravelling the Double Helix: The Story of DNA

    Social Science
    The Practical Skeptic: Core Concepts in Sociology
    Slaves Among Us: The Hidden World of Human Trafficking


    The Islands and the Whales
    Spillover: Zika, Ebola & Beyond
    Business of Being Born
    Vaccines: Calling the Shots

    Philosophy, Psychology, Religion
    You Are a Badass Every Day
    Girl, Stop Apologizing

    The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee
    As We Have Always Done: Indigenous Freedom Through Radical Resistance
    The Senator next Door

    Social Sciences
    Ai Superpowers
    Lean Thinking
    Today and Tomorrow
    The Only Plane in the Sky

    Language and Literature
    Red Rabbit
    Deep Creek
    Parker Looks Up
    A Map into the World

    North Shore
    The Secret Wisdom of Nature
    The Perfect Predator

    The Price We Pay: What Broke American Health Care
    Bedlam: An Intimate Journey into America’s Mental Health Crisis
    The Great Pretender
    The Boy Who Felt Too Much


Supplementary Information

  • Coon Rapids Campus 763-433-1150

    Faculty Librarians


    MLIS, MEd, BA University of Hawaii
    Instruction, Reference, Systems
    Student Workers
    Office SC100 Riverside Lounge | 763-433-1552


    MS, Drexel University
    BA, Franklin and Marshall College
    Instruction, Reference
    Acquisitions, Periodicals
    Office SC100 Riverside Lounge | 763-433-1197


    MLIS, St. Catherine University
    BA, Mount Mary College
    Instruction, Reference
    Information Literacy
    Office SC100 Riverside Lounge | 763-433-1466

    Library Staff


    MLIS, St. Catherine University
    BA, University of Minnesota
    AA, North Hennepin Community College
    Circulation, Reserve
    Interlibrary Loan, Cataloging
    Office SC100 Riverside Lounge | 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 D100 | 763-433-1875

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