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Encyclopedias

Gale eBooks Restricted Resource
Gale eBooks logoGale eBooks is a collection of full-text e-books including encyclopedias, dictionaries, and other reference books in biography, history, literature, medicine, and more.


Credo Reference

Current Issues

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.

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.



Newspapers, Magazines, Academic Journals

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.


Academic Journals Only

JSTOR Restricted Resource
JSTOR contains hundreds of scholarly journals from all disciplines. Full text coverage varies by journal.


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".

Newspapers Only

ProQuest News and Newspapers (Advanced Search) Restricted Resource
Provides full text coverage of thousands of U.S. and international newspapers.




Search Everything

Combined Search Unrestricted Resource

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

 
Find Minnesota City Information
Minnesota City Websites
League of Minnesota Cities logoThe League of Minnesota Cities keeps a database of city contact information. Select your city of interest from the list, click "Search," and click on the city name to display the web address of the official city website.
Tip: In general, city websites follow the web address format www.ci.city-name.mn.us.
Find Minnesota County Information
Minnesota County Websites
The Association of Minnesota Counties keeps this up-to-date list of links to county websites.

Tip: In general, county websites follow the web address format www.co.county-name.mn.us.

Minnesota Department of Health - Data
The Minnesota Public Health Data Access portal at the Minnesota Department of Health includes statistics by topic and region, including interactive county profiles with environmental and health data (cancer, immunization, air quality, etc.) for each county in Minnesota.

Find Minnesota State Information
Minnesota.gov
Minnesota.gov logoMinnesota.gov, formerly known as Northstar, is the state of Minnesota's web portal. It links to all the Minnesota state agencies, the governor, and legislature. There is lots of local and state information.

Minnesota State Legislature
The Minnesota legislature website includes sections for the House; the Senate; Minnesota laws, statutes, and rules; and information on the status of bills considered each session.

Minnesota Links to the World
The Minnesota Legislative Reference Library compiled this list of links to Minnesota-based state agencies, nonprofits, advocacy groups, and other organizations by topic.

Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT)
Includes transit plans and statistics.
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Call or e-mail a librarian if you need further research assistance. We're happy to help!

  (952) 358-8290

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Luke Mosher

Library Faculty - Reference & Instruction
luke.mosher@normandale.edu

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Evaluate Source Credibility
Evaluate each source you use with CAPPS!
Consider the source's –
C = Currency
A = Author
P = Publication
P = Point of View
S = Sources
More info about CAPPS pdf
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 (MLA)
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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