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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!
Books and anthologies
Books are great sources for a an overview of a topic that also goes into great depth. Books will also lead you to other relevant sources through its cited sources. 


Book Search

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

 

 
Academic Journals
These are general databases that search many subjects and types of sources. Remember to limit to scholarly sources or peer-reviewed sources if you only want scholarly sources.


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.


Project MUSE Restricted Resource
Project MuseProvides citations, abstracts, and full text to articles from journals that cover the "fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics, and many others".

Expanded Academic ASAP Restricted Resource
Expanded Academic ASAPExpanded Academic ASAP offers balanced coverage on a wide range of topics including social sciences, humanities, education, science and technology, current events, and international news. Over three thousand periodical titles are indexed, and over 2,000 of them include full-text articles.

General OneFile Restricted Resource
General OneFile logoSearch for information in mainstream, popular, specialized, and scholarly journals, 5 major newspapers, and 89 wire services.
Note: 1980 - present

MasterFILE Premier Restricted Resource
MasterFILE PremierMulti-disciplinary database of over 16,000 publications. Coverage varies.

Combined Search Unrestricted Resource

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

 
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.

If you have trouble finding sources on a topic, try:

  • Searching with different keywords
  • Look in a different database
  • Look for a different kind of source (journal, book, encyclopedia, etc.)

Choosing a Manageable Topic



















Choosing and Using Keywords

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

  Email

 



Luke Mosher
Library Faculty - Reference & Instruction
952-358-9345
luke.mosher@normandale.edu
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Your question may be directed to a librarian from another college when Normandale librarians are unavailable.

Cite Your Sources
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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