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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!
Find Name Resources
Behind the Name: First Names
A name-meaning website for first names.

Behind the Name: Last Names
A name-meaning website for last names.

Library Books About Names
Books about names in the Normandale Library collection.
Find Day-in-History Resources
Use these websites to find events in history. Look for your birthday and read about what happened on your birth date throughout history.

History Channel's This Day in History's Today in History

The Library of Congress's American Memory: Today in History

New York Times's On This Day
Find 'How-To' Resources
"Instructables is a web-based documentation platform where passionate people share what they do and how they do it, and learn from and collaborate with others."

A website devoted to how-to articles and tutorial videos on a wide variety of topics.

Book Search

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

Search for "how things work" to find several books with this title. Or search for a specific item (car engines) or theory (gravity) to find books about it.
Find Background Information
Opposing Viewpoints (Gale In Context) Restricted Resource
Opposing Viewpoints in ContextOpposing Viewpoints (Gale In Context) provides full-text articles and reference material on a wide range of social issues. Click on Browse Issues to find your topic and related articles. Or use the search box at the top of the screen.

CQ Researcher Restricted Resource
CQCQ Researcher report is dedicated to a single topic and is researched and written by a journalist. Each report includes background and chronology, an assessment of the current situation, pro/con statements from representatives of opposing positions, and bibliographies of further reading.
Find Articles
Combined Search

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


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.

Academic OneFile (Gale) Restricted Resource
Academic OneFile (Gale)Academic OneFile offers sources on a wide range of topics from scholarly journals and magazines and newspapers.

Find Newspapers
Links to all of the Library's newspaper databases.
Find Statistics

Statistical Abstract of the United States
REF HA202 .A3822 Check MnPALS Catalog for Location and Availability
Statistical Abstract of the U.S. compiles statistics on the social, political, and economic aspects of life in the United States. This resource is published every February and covers the previous year.

Opposing Viewpoints (Gale In Context) Restricted Resource
Opposing Viewpoints in ContextOpposing Viewpoints (Gale In Context) provides full-text articles and reference material on a wide range of social issues.
To find Statistics go to the 'More' option above the search box and select 'Statistics'.

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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.
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.

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