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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).

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    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)

     

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  • 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.

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    • 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.
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  • NEW ACQUISITIONS
    SUMMER
    COON RAPIDS

    E-BOOK
    Promoting Prosocial Behaviors in Children through Games and Play: Making Social Emotional Learning Fun

    PRINT BOOKS
    AFRICA
    African Women Under Fire: Literary Discourses in War and Conflict
    Electoral Violence in Sub-Saharan Africa: Causes and Consequences
    The Rise of Africa’s Middle Class: Myths, Realities and Critical Engagements

    ANTHROPOLOGY
    The Burden of the Ancients: Maya Ceremonies of World Renewal from the Pre-Columbian Period to the Present
    The Chaco Meridian: 1000 Years of Political and Religious Power in the Ancient Southwest
    Cold War Anthropology: the CIA, the Pentagon, and the Growth of Dual Use Anthropology
    Forging Southeastern Identities: Social Archaeology, Ethnohistory, and Folklore of the Mississippian to Early Historic South
    An Introduction to Social Anthropology
    Kal’unek from Karluk: Kodiak Alutiiq History and the Archaeology of the Karluk One Village Site
    Maya Cultural Heritage: How Archaeologists and Indigenous Communities Engage the Past
    Strangers in a New Land: what Archaeology Reveals about the First Americans

    ART
    Annie Leibovitz Portraits 2005-2016
    Art: Authenticity, Restoration, Forgery
    The Dawn of Christian Art in Panel Paintings and Icons
    A Feast for the Senses: Art and Experience in Medieval Europe
    Photography and Germany
    Photography and Humour
    Rembrandt’s Naked Truth: Drawing Nude Models in the Golden Age
    Revealing Selves: Transgender Portraits from Argentina

    BUSINESS
    101 Things I Learned in Advertising School
    Accounting 101
    Globalizing Human Resource Management
    Global Strategy: Competing in the Connected Economy

    CAREERS
    Engineering Your Future: a Comprehensive Approach to Engineering

    COMMUNICATION
    Etiquette: the Original Guide to Conduct in Society, Business, Home and More
    Famous Stutterers: 12 Inspiring People Who Achieved Great Things While Struggling with an Impediment

    EDUCATION
    500 ACT Math Questions
    Beyond ADHD: Overcoming the Label and Thriving
    Creating Healing School Communities: School-Based Interventions for Students Exposed to Trauma
    Math and Science Prep for the SAT & ACT

    FILM
    The Extraordinary Image: Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, and the Reimagining of Cinema
    Ghettos, Tramps, and Welfare Queens: Down and Out on the Silver Screen

    GERMAN
    Photography and Germany

    HEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION, AND RECREATION
    Best Before: the Evolution and Future of Processed Food
    The Body Size and Health Debate
    Eating Disorders in Special Populations: Medical, Nutritional, and Psychological Treatments
    Fix My Knee: a Guide to Preventing and Healing from Injury and Strain
    Food Safety: a Reference Handbook
    A Journey into Yin Yoga
    Kids, Sports, and Concussion: a Guide for Coaches and Parents
    Nutrition for Sport, Exercise, and Health
    Reborn on the Run: My Journey from Addiction to Ultramarathons
    Teens Talk about Body Image and Eating Disorders

    HISTORY
    Aboriginal Rights Claims and the Making and Remaking of History
    The Accessible Federalist: a Modern English Translation of 16 Key Federalist Papers
    America in the Teens
    Black Power in the Bluff City: African American Youth and Student Activism in Memphis, 1965-1975
    Documents of the Salem Witch Trials
    First Ladies of the Republic: Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, Dolley Madison, and the Creation of an Iconic American Role
    A History of Jews in Germany since 1945: Politics, Culture, and Society
    Inside the Islamic Republic: Social Change in Post-Khomeini Iran
    Korea Reborn: a Grateful Nation Honors War Veterans for More than 60 Years of Growth (donation)
    The Normans in the South, 1016-1130
    Queen Victoria (Routledge Historical Biographies)
    The Republican Aventine and Rome’s Social Order
    Women and the Great Hunger

    INTEGRATIVE HEALTH AND HEALING
    The Guide to Modern Cupping Therapy: Your Step-by-Step Source for Vacuum Therapy
    Handbook of Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda: an Integrated Practice of Ancient Healing Traditions
    Working with Earth Energies: How to Tap into the Healing Powers of the Natural World

    LATIN AMERICA
    The Burden of the Ancients: Maya Ceremonies of World Renewal from the Pre-Columbian Period to the Present
    Sacred Consumption: Food and Ritual in Aztec Art and Culture

    LAW
    The Criminal Law Handbook
    Intellectual Disability and the Death Penalty: Current Issues and Controversies
    International Law in World Politics

    LITERATURE
    African Women Under Fire: Literary Discourses in War and Conflict
    The Cambridge Companion to Latina/o American Literature
    Civil Rights and the Environment in African-American Literature, 1895-1941
    Dreamland Burning, by Jennifer Latham
    Ghosts of the African Diaspora: Re-visioning History, Memory & Identity
    The News from Poems: Essays on the 21st-Century American Poetry of Engagement
    Representing the Rainbow in Young Adult Literature: LGBTQ+ Content Since 1969

    MEDIA STUDIES
    Fashionable Childhood: Children in Advertising
    Reimagining Journalism in a Post-Truth World: How Late-Night Comedians, Internet Trolls, and Savvy Reporters are Transforming News
    Sexual Harassment Online: Shaming and Silencing Women in the Digital Age

    MUSIC
    The Confident Choir: a Handbook for Leaders of Group Singing
    The Contemporary Piano: a Performer and Composer’s Guide to Techniques and Resources
    A Dictionary for the Modern Pianist
    Experiencing Beethoven: a Listener’s Companion
    Experiencing the Beatles: a Listener’s Companion
    The Kinks: a Thoroughly English Phenomenon
    Music Therapy: Perspectives, Cultural Aspects and Clinical Outcomes
    Music Therapy: Research and Evidence-Based Practice
    The Oxford Handbook of Music Therapy

    NURSING
    Battling Melanoma: One Couple’s Struggle from Diagnosis to Cure
    Concussion: a Clinical Profile Approach to Assessment and Treatment
    Core Concepts in Pharmacology
    Disease Surveillance: Technological Contributions to Global Health Security
    Dosage Calculations: a Multi-Method Approach
    Eating Disorders in Special Populations: Medical, Nutritional, and Psychological Treatments
    Living with HIV: a Patient’s Guide
    Medical Dosage Calculations: a Dimensional Analysis Approach
    Multiple Sclerosis: Tips and Strategies for Making Life Easier
    Women’s Health Concerns Sourcebook
    Writing Research Proposals in the Health Sciences: a Step-by-Step Guide

    PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT
    Documentation for Physical Therapist Assistants
    Fix My Knee: a Guide to Preventing and Healing from Injury and Strain
    Writing Research Proposals in the Health Sciences: a Step-by-Step Guide

    POLITICAL SCIENCE
    Asian Pacific in World Politics
    Holy Wars & Holy Alliance: the Return of Religion to the Global Political Stage
    International Law in World Politics

    PSYCHOLOGY
    Aging and Development: Social and Emotional Perspectives
    Anxiety Disorders Sourcebook
    Beyond ADHD: Overcoming the Label and Thriving
    Creating Healing School Communities: School-Based Interventions for Students Exposed to Trauma
    Critical Thinking about Research: Psychology and Related Fields
    Eating Disorders in Special Populations: Medical, Nutritional, and Psychological Treatments
    The Essentials of Conditioning and Learning
    Evidence-Based Practice of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
    Feminist Therapy (APA’s Theories of Psychotherapy series)
    Handbook of Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment
    Living on Death Row: the Psychology of Waiting to Die
    Mental Health Information for Teens
    The Nature of Masculinity: Critical Theory, New Materialisms, and Technologies of Embodiment
    Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual: PDM-2
    Teens Talk about Body Image and Eating Disorders
    Toward a Positive Psychology of Relationships: New Directions in Theory and Research
    Treating Depression, Anxiety, and Stress in Ethnic and Racial Groups: Cognitive Behavioral Approaches
    Writing Your Psychology Research Paper: Concise Guides to Conducting Behavioral, Health, and Social Science Research

    RELIGION
    Alternative Sociologies of Religion: through Non-Western Eyes
    Anthology of World Religions: Sacred Texts and Contemporary Perspectives
    Being Hindu: Understanding a Peaceful Path in a Violent World
    Between Faith and Belief: Toward a Contemporary Phenomenology of Religious Life
    Catholicism: a Comprehensive Guide to the History, Philosophy and Practice of Catholic Christianity
    Catholicism and American Political Ideologies: Catholic Social Teaching, Liberalism, and Conservatism
    Disability and World Religions: an Introduction
    The Hindu Tantric World: an Overview
    Historical Dictionary of Islam
    Holy Wars & Holy Alliance: the Return of Religion to the Global Political Stage
    Teaching Buddhism: New Insights on Understanding and Presenting the Traditions
    Women and Asian Religions

    SCIENCE
    Accelerating Sustainable Energy Transition(s) in Developing Countries: the Challenges of Climate Change and Sustainable Development
    Antarctica: the Battle for the 7th Continent
    Applied Wildlife Habitat Management
    Best Before: the Evolution and Future of Processed Food
    The Biology of Lakes and Ponds
    The Carbon Code: How You Can Become a Climate Change Hero
    Coexistence: the Ecology and Evolution of Tropical Biodiversity
    Ecovillages around the World: 20 Regenerative Designs for Sustainable Communities
    Energy Accounts: Architectural Representations of Energy, Climate, and the Future
    Engineering Your Future: a Comprehensive Approach to Engineering
    Essentials of Developmental Plant Anatomy
    Extinction Studies: Stories of Time, Death, and Generations
    Mastering Academic Writing in the Sciences: a Step-by-Step Guide
    Messages from Islands: a Global Biodiversity Tour
    Milk: a 10,000-Year Food Fracas
    Non-Chemical Weed Control
    Still Waters: the Secret World of Lakes
    Taming the Sun: Innovations to Harness Solar Energy and Power the Planet
    A Thirsty Land: the Making of an American Water Crisis

    SOCIOLOGY
    Child Welfare in the United States: Challenges, Policy, and Practice
    Fall or Fly: the Strangely Hopeful Story of Foster Care and Adoption in Appalachia
    Hate Unleashed: America’s Cataclysmic Change
    New Eastern European Immigrants in the United States
    The Police in a Free Society: Safeguarding Rights While Enforcing the Law
    Unbound: Transgender Men and the Remaking of Identity
    When Police Use Force: Context, Methods, Outcomes

    THEATER
    Contemporary Monologues for Twentysomethings
    Contemporary Scenes for Twentysomethings
    The Young Actor’s Handbook

    WOMEN’S STUDIES
    African Women under Fire: Literary Discourses in War and Conflict
    First Ladies of the Republic: Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, Dolley Madison, and the Creation of an Iconic American Role
    Queen Victoria (Routledge Historical Biographies)
    Sexual Harassment Online: Shaming and Silencing Women in the Digital Age
    Women and Asian Religions
    Women and the Great Hunger

    WRITING
    Mastering Academic Writing in the Sciences: a Step-by-Step Guide

     



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    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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