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
Gale 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
Academic 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
Provides full text coverage of thousands of U.S. and international newspapers. Includes the former ProQuest Newsstand collection, now named Global Newsstream.
Book Search searches the listing of books and ebooks available at the Normandale Library.
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 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
Call or e-mail a librarian if you need further research assistance. We're happy to help!(952) 358-8290
Library Faculty- Circulation, Reference & Instruction
Your question may be directed to a librarian from another college when Normandale librarians are unavailable.
Information about library hours, study rooms, the library research computer lab, and contacting the library.
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.
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.