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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!
The key to researching is using the right words. You will mix and match keywords to find articles. Every time you change your words, you will find different articles.

Some possible keywords for your research are:
  • glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate dehydrogenase
  • the common name of your plant
  • the scientific name of your plant
  • cloning
  • PCR
  • plasmid
This is just a small sample of keywords. There may be more!

For more information on keywords, watch these videos:

Find Sources
Science E-book Collection (Gale Virtual Reference Library) Restricted Resource
This collection of reference e-books covers a broad range of science topics including biotechnology, chemistry, computer sciences, space sciences, and more.

ScienceDirect College Ed.: Health & Life Sciences Journal Collection Restricted Resource  This database contains scholarly articles on the health and life sciences, including health and nursing professions, biology, and environmental sciences. 

JSTOR Restricted Resource
JSTOR contains the complete backfiles of over 625 scholarly journals with well over 3 million articles available. Full text coverage varies by journal.

PubMed/MEDLINE Restricted Resource  PubMed contains citations to articles in MEDLINE and other sources. Some full text articles available. If full text is available for an article, a Normandale Full Text Online button will appear in the upper, right-hand corner. Click the button to view the full text of the article. 

PubMed Central (PMC) PMC also contains citations to many biological and medical articles. If the article is not in full text, use the Journal Finder below to find the article.

(Note: Confused about the differences between PubMed, MEDLINE, and PMC? Read this fact sheet.)

Google Scholar The Normandale Librarians have made it possible to see some articles available in full text through the library. After searching, click on "Full-Text @ NCC Library" on the right side to locate the item through the Normandale Library. Note: you will only see the which articles are available in full text if you use this link.
If, when you are searching, you come across an article you want to read and it is not in full text, you can search our Journal Finder to see if the library has it. Search for the name of the journal (not the title of the article) to see which database(s) have that journal. Ask a librarian if you have qustions!

Journal Title Search

If you know the name of the journal you want to search, use the Journal Title Search to see if it is available in print or online from the library.

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

  (952) 358-8290



Mike Rybak
Library Faculty - Reference & Instruction
Rebecca Hranj
Library Faculty - Reference & Instruction
Office: L2721


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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.

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