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Use this page to find research resources for your class.
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Patent Search Sites
Google Patents
Search patents from around the world using Google's patent search.

Search the European Patent Office (EPO) for patents from around the world. 

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
The full text of over 3,000,000 patents from 1976 to present is searchable at the USPTO site. Bibliographic information is available on millions more. The site also offers filing how-to advice for inventors and information on patent law and intellectual property.
Note: Full-text since 1976, full-page images since 1790.
Recommendation Report and Feasibility Study
Find Scientific Articles
Science E-book Collection (Gale) Restricted Resource
This collection of reference e-books covers a broad range of science topics including biotechnology, chemistry, computer sciences, space sciences, and more.

Science (Gale OneFile) Restricted Resource
Science (Gale OneFile)A collection of hundreds of science journals.

Find Business Articles
Regional Business News Restricted Resource
Regional Business News logoProvides access to 75 full text business journals, newspapers and news wires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

Business Source Premier Restricted Resource
Business Source Premier covers all aspects of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance, econometrics, economics, industry and market research reports. Includes peer-reviewed, scholarly publications, searchable references; trade journals, and monographs.

Business (Gale OneFile) Restricted Resource
Business (Gale OneFile) Business (Gale OneFile) contains over 4,000 business newspapers and trade publications covering areas such as accounting, economics, finance, and marketing.
Web - Government and Associations
Government Departments

Minnesota Legislature - "Links to the World" - State legislative library's website that links to various government departments and other government and law info, grouped by topic.

Office of Energy and Renewable Energy - Government department about renewable energy. Info on wind energy in Minnesota is here

Minnesota Commerce Department - Energy - Information about energy as related to businesses, including wind and solar energy. Agency in charge of energy is here.


Professional Organizations and Non-Profits

Clean Energy Project Builder - Links to businesses that build/install clean energy sources.
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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.
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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