Normandale Community College

Normandale Community College

Welcome to Normandale Library
Use this page to find research resources for your class.
Contact the Library if you need any help!
About Articles and Databases

The library doesn't just have books. There are also lots of other kinds of materials, including articles from publications available electronically from home. The video below explains where these articles come from and how they are organized in the library.

Reference databases for background information:

Gale Virtual Reference Library Restricted Resource
Gale Virtual Reference Library logoGale Virtual Reference Library is a collection of full-text e-books that includes dictionaries, encyclopedias, and reference books in biography, history, literature, medicine, and more.

Database for finding journal and magazine articles:

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.

Database for finding newspaper articles:

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.



Find Books

Book Search

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


General Collection

All kinds of books can be found in the library's general collection. Books in the general collection can be checked out using your student ID card.

Reference Collection

Reference books contain facts and other authoritative information. They are not meant to be read from start to finish. Instead, they can be consulted to find information on a particular topic. Examples of reference books: dictionaries, encyclopedias.

How to Find Books on the Shelf

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

  (952) 358-8290



Libby Merrill
Library Faculty- Circulation, Reference & Instruction
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Your question may be directed to a librarian from another college when Normandale librarians are unavailable.

Learn About the Library
About the Library
Information about library hours, study rooms, the library research computer lab, and contacting the library.

LibraryVocabulary-EAP.docx docx

This link downloads a copy of the library vocabulary sheet handed out in class. It is a very helpful list of common terms used in college libraries while doing research.
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.

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