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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: Contains multiple databases on topics like academics, art, business, allied health (CINAHL), psychology (PsycArticles), etc. EBSCO Tutorial
**If you have trouble accessing EBSCO from off campus, try this link: eLibraryMN
GALE: Academic databases including Opposing Viewpoints, etc. Gale Tutorials
GROVE MUSIC ONLINE: Comprehensive coverage of music, musicians, music-making, and music scholarship Grove Music Help Page
JSTOR: Archival Journals and Primary Sources Collection JSTOR Tutorials
LEARNING EXPRESS LIBRARY: Create your own account for this resource, where you will find test preparation materials (tutorials, eBooks, practice tests, etc.) for various exams: Accuplacer, ACT, NCLEX, PTA, SAT, TEAS, and more.
How to create a free Learning Express Library Account
HISTORICAL MINNESOTA NEWSPAPERS
PROQUEST DATABASES (ProQuest Help) incl. U.S. Newsstream, Nursing and Allied Health Premium
Nursing & Allied Health Premium Collection
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)
Contemporary Literature (from on-campus PCs only)
Journal of Chemical Education (1924 to present)
Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences (2011 to present)
Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition (2018 to present)
Journal of Geography
Journal of Music Therapy (1996-current)
Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT) (1979 to present)
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (2014 to present)
Music Therapy Perspectives (1996-current)
Resurgence & Ecologist (1966 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.
Films on Demand - Finding videos in Films on Demand (2:33 min. running time) Interlibrary Loan--Requesting Articles A brief tutorial of how to request a journal article through interlibrary loan (4:10 min. running time) Downloadable instructions for accessing scholarly articles JSTOR Database
Using JSTOR, a digital library containing academic journals and primary sources (2:44 min running time)
Kanopy--Part 1: Creating an Account
Creating a Kanopy account in order to view streaming videos (1:52 min.running time)
Kanopy--Part 2: Searching in Kanopy
How to find videos in Kanopy; search tips; accessing citations (4:19 min. running time)
Find practice tests and study materials for TEAS, NCLEX, Accuplacer and more in the LearningExpress Library(6:49 min. running time)
Library Intro and Finding Online Journal Articles for Communication Studies, with additional information for concurrent students (14:54 min. running time) Opposing Viewpoints
How to find information in the Opposing Viewpoint database (4:08 min. running time)
Popular Magazines, Trade Journals and Peer-reviewed Journals A brief explanation of their differences (2:50 min. running time) Searching for Newspaper Articles in Proquest
Basic instructions about searching in ProQuest (7:56 min running time)
Adding LibKey to your browser -- a brief tutorial about activating LibKey to easily locate articles accessible through Anoka-Ramsey library resources BrowZine - a brief tutorial about browsing online magazines and journals by subject with BrowZine Evaluating Online Resources Finding Current Journal Articles in Library Databases Finding Newspaper Articles in ProQuest Introduction to Library Services and Resources Using Academic Search Premier Using CINAHL (nursing/allied health database) Using JSTOR Using Library Search
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.
- 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.
- 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?
If You're Creating an OER:
UDL On Campus: Creating Accessible Open Educational Resources
The OER Starter Kit
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
OASIS (Openly Available Sources Integrated Search)
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
Pressbooks Directory - a free, searchable catalog that includes 5,791 open access books published by 160 organizations and networks using Pressbooks. Many include interactive H5P learning activities to engage learners.
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
SCIENCE: Public Library of Science (PLOS)
Black Disability Politics, by Sami Schalk
Cooling Down: Local Responses to Global Climate Change, edited by Susanna M. Hoffman, Thomas Hylland Eriksen, and Paulo Mendes
The Color of Mind : Why the Origins of the Achievement Gap Matter for Justice / Derrick Darby, John L. Rury.
Dossey & Keegan's Holistic Nursing : A Handbook for Practice / edited by Mary B. Helming [and three others].
Global Warming of 1.5 ºC, by The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Mental Patient: Psychiatric Ethics from a Patient's Perspective, by Abigail Gosselin
Presidential Elections : Strategies and Structures of American Politics / Nelson W. Polsby [and three others].
State Profiles : The Population and Economy of Each U.S. State, 2022 / edited by Hannah Anderson Krog.
Understanding the Work of Nurse Theorists : A Creative Beginning / Kathleen Sitzman, PhD, RN; Lisa Wright Eichelberger, PhD, RN.
Watercolor : An Artist's Guide to Painting on the Go! / Barbara Roth.
We Are Meant to Rise : Voices for Justice from Minneapolis to the World / Carolyn Holbrook, David Mura, editors.
COON RAPIDS - PRINT
In Search of Excellence: Lessons from America’s Best-Run Companies, by Thomas J. Peters and Robert H. Waterman, Jr.
The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life, by Alice Schroeder
Adam Smith in His Time and Ours: Designing the Decent Society, by Jerry Z. Muller
Empire of Wealth: The Epic History of American Economic Power, by John Steele Gordon
John Kenneth Galbraith: His Life, His Politics, His Economics, by Richard Parker
Keeping at It: The Quest for Sound Money and Good Government, by Paul A. Volcker with Christine Harper
Money: Whence it Came, Where it Went, by John Kenneth Galbraith
The Moral Consequences of Economic Growth, by Benjamin M. Friedman
Tax Philosophers: Two Hundred Years of Thought in Great Britain and the United States, edited by Donald J. Curran
The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism, by Doris Kearns Goodwin (donation)
A Concise History of Modern Europe: Liberty, Equality, Solidarity, by David S. Mason
The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression (donation)
Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary of War, by Robert M. Gates (donation)
Great Depressions of the Twentieth Century, by Timothy Jerome Kehoe and Edward C. Prescott (donation)
The Ottomans: a Cultural Legacy, by Diana Darke
Scotland: The Global History, 1603 to the Present, by Murray Pittock
Sovereignty without Power: Liberia in the Age of Empires, 1822-1980, by Leigh A. Gardner
Antitrust: Taking on Monopoly Power from the Gilded Age to the Digital Age, by Amy Klobuchar (donation)
Freewater, by Amina Luqman-Dawson (2023 Newbery Medal and 2023 Coretta Scott King Award)
High Spirits, by Camille Gomera-Tavarez (2023 Pura Belpre Young Adult Honor Book presented annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.)
Hot Dog, by Doug Salati (2023 Caldecott Medal)
Kapaemahu, by Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Dean Hamer, and Joe Wilson, illustrated by Daniel Sousa (2023 Stonewall Honor Book for English-language works of exceptional merit for children or teens relating to the GLBT experience)
The Right Nation: Conservative Power in America, by John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge (donation)
Mindfulness Meditation for Pain Relief: Practices to Reclaim Your Body & Your Life, by Jon Kabat-Zinn
The One and the Many: The Early History of the Qur’an, by Francois DeRoche
Our Endangered Values: America’s Moral Crisis, by Jimmy Carter (donation)
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