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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!
Refine Your Topic
Choosing a research topic can take a bit of trial and error. After choosing a topic, you may need to refine it as you start your research. Watch the video below from North Carolina State University Library to understand the research cycle.

Find Background Information
Use these resources to explore topics or find background information. You will not find in-depth articles or information but instead, search these as you develop your research question and topic. These databases include many online encyclopedias and are great, scholarly alternative to Wikipedia.

Salem Science Restricted Resource
Salem logoSalem Science provides full-text coverage of reference books on earth science, energy, the environment, and more.

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. Click on Science on the right side to browse all science-related books.
Find Books
Use the library catalog to look for books on your topic.

Book Search

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

 
Find Articles
Once you're ready to start searching, the following resources will help you find articles on your topic. Try several to find best articles for your research.


Combined Database Search

Combined Search

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

 


Individual Databases

  • General Science Collection Restricted Resource
    General Science CollectionA collection of over 200 journals, providing researchers with the information needed to stay current on the latest scientific developments.  
  • ScienceDirect College Ed.: Health & Life Sciences Journal Collection Restricted Resource
    Science DirectThe Health & Life Sciences Journal Collection offers leading literature online in the health and life sciences, including health and nursing professions, biology, and environmental sciences.  
  • BioOne Restricted Resource
    BioOneSearch and access full text and full image articles from over 60 scholarly journals about biological, ecological, and environmental sciences.  
  • 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.


Even More Databases

Science & Technology Databases
All library databases focusing on the sciences.
Ask a Librarian
Questions? Ask us!
Ask Us

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

  (952) 358-8290

  Email

librarian Lacey
Lacey Mamak
Electronic Resources/
Reference & Instruction Librarian
lacey.mamak@normandale.edu

Chat with a Librarian 24/7
 

Your question may be directed to a librarian from another college when Normandale librarians are unavailable.

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
APA Quick Guide
A guide to APA citation format based on the 6th edition of the APA Publication Manual.

APA Formatting and Style Guide (OWL at Purdue)
APA (American Psychological Association) is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences. This resource, revised according to the 6th edition of the APA manual, offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page.
Get More Articles and Books
Interlibrary Loan
If there are books and/or articles that you need for your research that Normandale Library does not own, you can request them through Interlibrary Loan. It usually takes from 3 to 5 days for the requested material to arrive at Normandale Library. This service is free to faculty, staff, and students.

Blank Request Form (StarID login)

Find Web Sources
Science.gov
A gateway to authoritative, selected science information provided by U.S. Government agencies, including research and development results.

AGRICOLA
Search here to find citations and abstracts for articles from over 600 periodicals, as well as USDA and state experiment station and extension publications, and selected books on agriculture, animal husbandry, animal and human nutrition, forestry, plant pathology, plant science, human ecology, agricultural economics, rural sociology.


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