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Click Library Search to find books, DVDs, CDs, and other materials at Anoka-Ramsey 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 Anoka-Ramsey ID card to log into MnLINK when requesting items. Leave the password blank, and leave "My Library" in the pickup location.
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: Arts & Sciences and Music 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 U.S. 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)
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
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
--"award-winning titles that result from or complement the work of the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Conservation Institute, and the Getty Research Institute. This wide variety of books covers the fields of art, photography, archaeology, architecture, conservation, and the humanities for the general public and specialists. Publications include illustrated works on artists and art history, exhibition catalogues, works on cultural history, research on the conservation of materials and archaeological sites, scholarly monographs, critical editions of translated works, comprehensive studies of the Getty's collections.”
Getty Research Institute Digital Collections : open content images to view and download
Indefinite: Doing Time in Jail, by Michael L. Walker
Nursing Ethics: Across the Curriculum and Into Practice, 2023 edition, by Janie B. Butts and Karen L. Rich
We are Meant to Rise: Voices for Justice from Minneapolis to the World, edited by Carolyn Holbrook and David Mura
COON RAPIDS - PRINT
Case Studies: Practical Applications in Critical Thinking, by Dr. John Mago, ARCC Business Faculty
Inventory of Self Assessments: a Guide to Understanding You, by Dr. John Mago
Wisconsin Waters: the Ancient History of Lakes, Rivers, and Waterfalls, by Scott Spoolman
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