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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 a Topic
Use these databases and websites to find a topic for your speech:

Britannica Academic (Encyclopedia Britannica) Look for a link to On this Day.

Library of Congress Look for a link to Today in History or use those as keywords in the search bar.

This Day in History - From the History Channel. Use the calendar on the upper-left side to find your birthday.

On This Day - From the New York Times. Select the date from the drop down menus.
Find Background Information
Credo Reference Restricted Resource
Credo logoCredo Reference contains general and subject encyclopedias, dictionaries, biographies, bibliographies, chronologies, handbooks, atlases, and more.

Britannica Academic (Encyclopedia Britannica) Restricted Resource
Encyclopedia BritannicaOnline version of the complete Encyclopædia Britannica providing coverage of most subjects. Also provides access to Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, Collegiate Thesaurus, and the Britannica Book of the Year.

Library of Congress Unrestricted Resource
Contains approximately 12 million records representing books, serials, computer files, manuscripts, cartographic materials, music, sound recordings, and visual materials.

Salem History Restricted Resource
Salem logoSalem History is an online database of full-text reference e-books and primary sources. Included are sources on American history, world history, historical events and periods, biographies, and more.

Gale Group Databases Restricted Resource
List of all Gale Group databases Normandale Library subscribes to.
Find Articles or Books

Find Articles

Historical Newspapers: New York Times Restricted Resource
Full page and full article images from the New York Times with searchable fulltext from 1851 to 4 years ago. Full indexing is available for articles, letters to the editor, obituaries, birth/marriage announcements, photos, and advertisements.

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.

Need more options? Try a different database to find more articles.
Article Databases by Subject
All of the library's online collections, organized by subject.

Find Books

Book Search

Book Search searches the listing of books and ebooks available at the Normandale Library.

Research Reminders
Research is a process. You probably won’t find everything you need on the first try. You may have to try several of these databases and search options mentioned above to find all the information you need.

The following videos cover using keywords and evaluating sources for credibility.

Choosing and Using Keywords

CRAAP Test for Credibility
Ask a Librarian
Questions? Ask us!Ask Us

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
Phone: 952-358-9146
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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 Quick Guide
See MLA citation examples for the most common types of sources (8th edition).

APA Quick Guide
A guide to APA citation format based on the 6th edition of the APA Publication Manual.

Smart Mouth: A Public Speaking Tutorial
This tutorial explains how to find sources and integrate them into your speech. The Documentation & Plagiarism section covers how to use oral citations and gives examples. Created by Austin Community College District.

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