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Welcome to Normandale Library
Use this page to find research resources for your class.
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Article & eBook Databases

Academic Search Premier + MegaFILE Restricted Resource
Search these two multi-disciplinary databases at once to find even more articles from academic journals, trade/professional magazines, popular magazines, and newspapers.

Gale eBooks Restricted Resource
Gale eBooks is a collection of full-text e-books including encyclopedias, dictionaries, and other reference books covering subjects.

Academic OneFile (Gale) Restricted Resource
Academic OneFile includes sources on a wide range of topics from scholarly journals and magazines and newspapers.

Government & Statistics Websites

Census Data
The United States Census Bureau's central data site for statistics on housing, employment, demographics, business/industry, etc. Includes data from American Factfinder, American Community Survey, and more.
On, you can search millions of web pages from federal and state government sites.

Pew Research Center
Pew conducts research on many current social, technological, and political issues.

Minnesota Resources 
This Normandale Library Research Guide about Minnesota contains links to state and local government and other websites.
Even More Ways to Find Sources
If you're having trouble finding what you're looking for in the chosen databases, try exploring some of our other databases. 

Article Databases by Subject
All of the library's online collections, organized by subject.

Combined Search

Combined Search helps find articles, books, and videos from the library collection.

Keyword Video
Videos from Lacey are in the Week 13 module in D2L.

The video below is courtesy of the librarians at the John M. Pfau Library at California State University, San Bernardino.
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  (952) 358-8290


librarian Lacey
Lacey Mamak
Electronic Resources/
Reference & Instruction Librarian

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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

You may find it helpful to start with the first P, Publication.
Is the publication (magazine, journal, newspaper) or publishing company well-known for publishing reliable and trustworthy content? Read the publication's wikipedia page or search the web for information about its reputation. 

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