All topics, newspaper articles
Education topics, academic articles
Many databases at once, all kinds of articles
Library Combined Search helps find articles, books, and videos from the library collection.
Book Search searches the listing of books and ebooks available at the Normandale Library.
- 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 can’t find much on your topic, try different keywords (synonyms) or a new database.
- If you have questions about keywords or which databases to use, ask a librarian!
Choosing and Using Keywords
Evaluating Sources for Credibility
Call or e-mail a librarian if you need further research assistance. We're happy to help!(952) 358-8290
Reference & Instruction Librarian
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Your question may be directed to a librarian from another college when Normandale librarians are unavailable.
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.
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.
Smart Mouth: A Public Speaking Tutorial
This tutorial explains how to find sources and integrate them into your speech. The Documentation & Plagiarism section covers how to use oral citations and gives examples. Created by Austin Community College District.