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Welcome to Normandale Library
Use this page to find research resources for your class.
Contact the Library if you need any help!
Find Your Science Article
The library has many databases that can help you locate both scholarly studies and popular science articles. While these are not all of the science databases that the library has, they can provide a great start!

Science Reference Center Restricted Resource
Science Reference Center logo and linkScience Reference Center contains full text science-oriented content – academic journal articles, magazine articles, science encyclopedias, and images.

General Science Collection Restricted Resource
General Science CollectionA collection of over 200 journals, providing researchers with the information needed to stay current on the latest scientific developments.

If you have a health related topic try this database:

Health Reference Center - Academic Restricted Resource
Health Reference Center Academic logoSearch for articles on medicine, nursing and allied health.

Still stuck? Try this general database but you will need to check to make sure the journal is scientific.
Academic Search Premier Restricted Resource
Academic Search PremierAcademic Search Premier is a multi-disciplinary database designed specifically for academic institutions. It includes articles from academic journals, popular magazines, and major newspapers.
Is it Popular or Not?
How can we tell if an article is from a popular science magazine, or from a scholarly journal?

Popular magazines tend to be very readable, not contain much jargon or technical terms, and often have a story or narrative that accompanies the article. They tend to summarize or review the results of one or more studies rather than conducting their own research.

Examples: National Geographic, Popular Science, New Scientist, etc.

Scholarly journals often have very dense writing with lots of jargon or tehcnical terms, and the articles in them are usually original studies.

Examples: Journal of Applied Chemistry, Biophysical Chemistry, Behavioral Science, etc.
Find Your News Article
Find your news article in one this database:

ProQuest News & Newspapers Restricted Resource
Provides full text coverage of thousands of U.S. and international newspapers. Includes the former ProQuest Newsstand collection, now named Global Newsstream.
Developing Keywords
This video is a good intro to library research:

Ask a Librarian
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Call or e-mail a librarian if you need further research assistance. We're happy to help!

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Kristin Hall
Library Faculty - Reference & Instruction
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Use Library Resources Off Campus
Access Databases from Off Campus
In order to access databases and other Library resources from off campus, login with your StarID and password when prompted.  Off-campus access to library databases is only available to current Normandale students, staff, and faculty.
Cite Your Sources (MLA)
MLA Quick Guide
See MLA citation examples for the most common types of sources (8th edition).

MLA Formatting and Style Guide (OWL at Purdue)
This website offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, and the Works Cited page.
Evaluate Source Credibility
Evaluate each source you use with CAPPS!
Consider the source's –
C = Currency
A = Author
P = Publication
P = Point of View
S = Sources
More info about CAPPS pdf

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