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A to Z the World

Country reports for most countries with basic geography and politics, human rights and religious freedom information, descriptions of business culture, and travel warnings.

Academic OneFile Sign In Required (Gale)

Articles in all subjects from scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers. An all-purpose database.

Academic Search Premier Sign in Required (EBSCOhost)

Articles in all subjects from scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers. An all-purpose database and often a good place to start.

African-American History Sign in Required (Infobase)

African-American history with topic overviews, timelines, charts and maps, and some primary sources.

Alt HealthWatch Sign in Required (EBSCOhost)

Journal articles and reports covering complementary, holistic, and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.

Early American magazines and journals primarily from the colonial, Civil War, and Reconstruction eras (1691 - 1877).

American History Sign in Required (Infobase)

American political, military, social, and cultural history including daily life in America. Includes topic overviews, timelines, charts and maps, and some primary sources.

American Indian History Sign in Required (Infobase)

American Indian history and cultures from first contact with colonizers to the present. Includes topic overviews, timelines, charts and maps, some primary sources, and a tribe index.

Ancient & Medieval History Sign in Required (Infobase)

Early world history from prehistory through the mid-1500s. Focuses on key ancient and medieval civilizations and regions with topic overviews, timelines, charts and maps, thematic comparisons, and some primary sources.

Annual reports from publicly traded companies around the world. Only the previous years' reports are available for free. The Library does not have a subscription to this website.

Applied Science & Technology Source Sign in Required (EBSCOhost)

This database contains articles from academic and trade journals covering computer science, engineering, and other applied sciences.

Archives Unbound - FBI Files Sign in Required (Gale Primary Sources)

Three collections of previously classified FBI files on groups within social movements in the 1960s and 1970s:

  • "We Were Prepared for the Possibility of Death": Freedom Riders in the South, 1961
  • The Black Liberation Army and the Program of Armed Struggle
  • The American Indian Movement and Native American Radicalism

Arts & Music Ebook Collection Sign in Required (Gale eBooks)

Ebooks on music, television, and film history including biographies of notable contemporary actors and musicians.

Artstor Sign in Required

Images from museums and archives covering the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences.

Note: To download images, first register for a free Artstor account.

Legal and diplomacy documents (e.g., treaties) from ancient times through the 20th century. A project of the Yale Law School Law Library.

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BioOne Sign in Required

Articles from scholarly journals in the biological, ecological and environmental sciences.

Booklist Online

The digital edition of Booklist magazine including all book reviews.

Books in Print Sign in Required

Bibliographic, purchasing, and subject classification information on books in and out of print.

Online version of the Encyclopaedia Britannica with brief overviews of most topics.

Business Sign in Required (Gale OneFile)

Articles from business newspapers and trade publications on accounting, economics, finance, and marketing.

Business Ebook Collection Sign in Required (Gale eBooks)

Company histories, SWOT analyses, and financial reports. Industry profiles and market share reports.

Business Insights: Global Sign in Required (Gale)

Articles from business newspapers and trade publications on accounting, economics, finance, and marketing.

Business Source Premier Sign in Required (EBSCOhost)

Articles from business journals and magazines, company profiles with SWOT analyses, and industry reports.

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Primary sources on topics in California history and culture including JARDA: Japanese American Relocation Digital Archives, early responses to the HIV/AIDS epidemic, etc.

Statistics on the people and economy of the United States, collected by the Census Bureau.

Choice Reviews Online Sign In Required

Online version of Choice book reviews for academic libraries.

Chronicle of Higher Education Sign in Required (Gale)

News articles about higher education and job openings at colleges and universities.

Images of selected historical newspaper pages from 1777-1963. Use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find out which newspapers existed in a specific place and time (1690-present).

CINAHL Plus with Full Text Sign in Required (EBSCOhost)

Peer-reviewed research articles from health care journals, nursing Continuing Education (CE) modules, standards of practice, evidence-based care sheets, and some health care ebooks. The primary database for nursing research.

Computer Science Sign in Required (Gale OneFile)

Articles on computers, software, telecommunications, and electronics from business, technical, and academic publications.

Consumer Health Complete Sign in Required (EBSCOhost)

Consumer health information (meant for patients and the general public) from popular health magazines, medication guides, and some ebooks.

CountryWatch Sign In Required

Country Reviews on each country in the world with current demographic, political, economic, and social information. News stories searchable by country in the Country Wire section.

CQ Researcher Sign In Required

Reports on controversial issues of national importance (health care, public safety, education, environment, etc.). Each report is on a single topic. Helpful as a topic overview.

Credo Reference Sign In Required

Articles from dictionaries, general and subject encyclopedias, handbooks, atlases, and more.

Evaluations of effective (and ineffective) practices in criminal justice and law enforcement. Includes evaluations of specific programs.

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Daily Life through History Sign in Required

Information on the daily lives of peoples throughout history from prehistory to the present. Includes overview articles and primary sources like maps, images, and documents.

Selected primary source materials organized by topic. From notable archives, museums, and libraries across the country.

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Ebooks for all ages on many topics from Minnesota-based publishers. Available to all Minnesota residents.

EBSCO Ebook Collection Sign In Required (EBSCOhost)

A selection of ebooks on many topics. Includes some literature (novels, poems, short stories, etc.).

EBSCO MegaFILE Sign In Required (EBSCOhost)

MegaFILE combines the Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, and Regional Business News databases into one search. A good place to start with business topics.

EBSCOhost Databases - All Sign In Required

List of all EBSCOhost databases Normandale Library subscribes to.

Educator's Reference Complete Sign In Required (Gale OneFile)

A selection of articles and reports on education topics.

Environment Ebook Collection Sign In Required (Gale eBooks)

Selected ebooks on environmental topics from Gale.

ERIC Sign In Required (EBSCOhost)

The largest database of articles on education topics.

Ethnic NewsWatch Sign In Required (ProQuest)

Articles from newspapers and magazines serving ethnic and cultural minority communities. Includes some academic journals in ethnic studies.

See Academic OneFile (Gale).

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Feature Films for Education Sign in Required

A streaming video collection of feature films selected for educational use. Includes blockbusters, classics, and hard-to-find titles.

Resources for college and career exploration and planning. Research professions, job preparation, scholarships, and more.

Films on Demand Sign in Required

A streaming video service with documentaries, newsreels, and other educational films on many topics.

Documents on U.S. economic and banking history.

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Gale Databases - All Sign in Required

List of all Gale databases Normandale Library subscribes to.

Gale eBooks Sign in Required

Selected dictionaries, encyclopedias, and reference books in many subjects.

Gale Literature Sign in Required

General OneFile Sign in Required (Gale)

This general database contains articles on most subjects. Articles come primarily from popular, trade, and specialty magazines along with some scholarly journals and newspapers.

Patent documents from many countries.

Google Scholar Sign in Required

Search for academic articles on publisher and other websites. When you use this link to connect to Google Scholar through the Library, your search results will include links to articles available in Normandale Library databases whenever possible. Look for the "Article @ Normandale Lib." links to access the full article through the Library.

Note: Not all articles in your search results will be available through the Library. Need an article we don’t have? Submit an interlibrary loan request.

See Oxford Music Online (Grove Music Online)

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Health & Medicine Ebook Collection Sign in Required (Gale eBooks)

Selected ebooks on health and medicine topics from Gale.

Health & Wellness Sign in Required (Gale)

Both academic and non-academic articles on health and wellness topics.

History Ebook Collection Sign in Required (Gale eBooks)

Selected ebooks on American and world history topics from Gale.

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Issues & Controversies Sign in Required (Infobase)

A collection of issue overviews, pro/con articles, court case summaries, editorial cartoons, and other resources for debate on controversial topics.

Issues & Controversies in History Sign in Required (Infobase)

Overviews of controversies in American and world history.

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Online version of JAMA.

JSTOR Sign in Required

Scholarly articles and ebooks in the social sciences, humanities, earth and biological sciences, and more. Incorporates image results from Artstor.

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Kanopy Streaming Videos Sign in Required

A streaming video service with documentary, educational, and feature films.

Notes: PERSONAL ACCOUNT REQUIRED to watch videos. To create an account on Kanopy, use the orange Visit the Normandale Collection button. If you already have a Kanopy account, sign in using the Login link.

The Library pays a per-view fee for Kanopy. To keep costs down, only use Kanopy for educational purposes.

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LearningExpress Library Sign in Required

Tutorials, practice exams, and test preparation ebooks for college placement exams and occupational exams.

Notes: PERSONAL ACCOUNT REQUIRED. To use, create a personal account with your name, email address, and a password. Your email address will become your username.

To start, select a center:

  • College Students Center: Accuplacer practice tests, writing and reading practice tests, math practice test, chemistry and biology textbooks and more.
  • Career Preparation Center: practice exams for nursing school entrance tests, military aptitude tests, and occupational certifications in nursing, allied health, teaching, and other fields.

LegalTrac Sign in Required (Gale OneFile)

Index of articles on law topics. Contains article citation and abstract only.

Index of library and information science articles. Contains article citation and abstract only.

LinkedIn Learning Sign in Required

Video tutorials on many topics including business, creative software, and computer programming.
Students: Log in using your StarID@go.minnstate.edu.
Faculty/staff: Log in using your StarID@minnstate.edu.
Also accessible through D2L (Academics menu).

Independent student newspaper of Normandale Community College. Digital edition published from 2012-2016.

Literature Ebook Collection Sign in Required (Gale eBooks)

Selected ebooks on literature topics from Gale. Includes Novels for Students, Poetry for Students, and more.

LitFinder Sign In Required (Gale Literature)

Also included in Gale Literature. Selected literary texts: poems, plays, short stories, and novels; some literary criticism.

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MasterFILE Complete Sign in Required (EBSCOhost)

Popular and trade magazines, ebooks, some academic journals, and a searchable image collection. A general database.

Medical Database Sign In Required (ProQuest)

Articles from health care and clinical science journals. Includes citations and abstracts from MEDLINE.

Health information for patients and the general public including medical conditions, genetic conditions, drugs, and clinical trials.

MegaFILE, EBSCO Sign In Required (EBSCOhost)

MegaFILE combines the Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, and Regional Business News databases into one search. A good place to start with business topics.

Reliable statistics on Minnesota communities. Includes demographics and topics like education, economy, health, housing, public safety, and more.

Independent student newspaper of the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

Images, maps, documents, and other primary sources from Minnesota history.

Scholarly magazine on Minnesota history. Browse this A-Z topic index to find links to articles that mention topics, people, or places of interest. Index covers articles published from 1915-2017. For more recent articles, browse each issue online at the Minnesota History archive by date.

Links to Minnesota newspaper websites including local, special interest, and college and university newspapers.

Environmental and health data (cancer, immunization, air quality, etc.) for Minnesota and its counties. Customizable data tables.

A state government website with statistics about social, economic, and demographic conditions in Minnesota. Browse data by topic or location.

Legislature website includes Minnesota laws and statutes, the status of bills considered each year, information on House and Senate members and committees, and more.

Minnesota government web portal to connect to state agency websites, services, and information.

A non-profit news website covering news, politics, and arts topics in Minnesota.

An online Minnesota history encyclopedia written by experts selected by the Minnesota Historical Society.

Modern World History Sign In Required (Infobase)

World history topics from the mid-15th century to the present. Contains chapters from history books, images, videos, timelines, and some primary sources.

Multicultural American Studies Ebook Collection Sign In Required (Gale eBooks)

Selected encyclopedias on multicultural American studies topics from Gale.

Music Index Sign In Required (EBSCOhost)

Article citations and abstracts on music topics from academic journals, magazines, and trade publications covering music and the music industry. Includes the full text of some articles.

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Nation and World Ebook Collection Sign in Required (Gale eBooks)

Selected encyclopedias and other reference books on countries and cultures from Gale.

Natural Medicines Sign In Required

Evidence-based information on dietary supplements (herbs, vitamins, minerals), and other complementary or alternative treatments.

Naxos Music Library Sign in Required

Streaming classical music library.

Note: Limited to 5 simultaneous users only. Please click the Log Out button at the top of the page when you are finished so someone else can log in.

Naxos Music Library Jazz Sign in Required

Streaming jazz music library.

Note: Limited to 5 simultaneous users only. Please click the Log Out button at the top of the page when you are finished so someone else can log in.

Articles, reports, and book chapters on topics in criminal justice. Most results contain only article and chapter citations and abstracts. Reports published by groups within the Department of Justice are often available in full.

Online version of the New England Journal of Medicine.

A collection of photographs, manuscripts, letters, books, posters, maps, and other primary sources.

New York Times - Historical Access Sign In Required (ProQuest)

New York Times newspaper articles from 1851 - 4 years ago.

An instructor resource for using the New York Times in the classroom.

Note: To access, first create an account using your Normandale email address and log in.

Access all articles and multimedia on the NYTimes.com website or through the New York Times mobile apps, including the Spanish and Chinese editions.

Note: First create an account at the link above using your Normandale email address and register for a yearly pass. Then log in to the NYTimes.com website or app for full access. See our NYTimes.com access instructions.

News Sign in Required (Gale OneFile)

Selected newspapers and newswires from the United States and around the world.

Nursing & Allied Health Premium Sign in Required (ProQuest)

Articles from academic and trade publications in nursing and allied health professions. Includes a video library of clinical trainings in nursing.

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Opposing Viewpoints Sign in Required (Gale In Context)

Topic overviews, opinion articles, and additional sources on social, economic, and political issues.

Includes Grove Music Online, a frequently updated music encyclopedia with overviews of musicians, compositions, genres, and other music topics. Also includes the Oxford Companion to Music and Oxford Dictionary of Music.

Note: Our subscription allows only one person at a time to use Oxford Music Online. When you are finished, close your web browser to log off. If someone is already viewing the site and you cannot access it, check back again in 30 minutes.

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Pioneer Press, St. Paul Sign in Required (NewsBank)

Text-only articles from Pioneer Press and TwinCities.com (no images).

Note: To view each page of the paper as it appeared in print — with images and ads — see the print layout of the Pioneer Press, available for 2018 - present.

Scientific articles from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, available 6 months after publication.

Points of View Reference Center Sign in Required (EBSCOhost)

Topic overviews, opinion articles, and additional sources on social, economic, and political issues.

Polling the Nations Sign in Required

Public opinion polls conducted in the U.S. and around the world by news and polling organizations on social, economic, and political issues.

Professional Development Collection Sign in Required (EBSCOhost)

Academic articles and reports on education topics for educators and aspiring teachers.

Project MUSE Sign in Required

Journal articles and books on literature, history, visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, and more.

ProQuest Databases - All Sign in Required

List of all ProQuest databases Normandale Library subscribes to.

ProQuest News & Newspapers Sign in Required (Gale eBooks)

News articles from U.S. newspapers. Includes the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Star Tribune, and more.

PsycARTICLES Sign in Required

Articles on psychology topics from journals published by the APA (American Psychological Association).

Citations and abstracts for articles in health and life science journals from MEDLINE and other sources.

Note: Click the Find Full Text button with the Normandale logo to see if the full text of the article is available in another database.

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Regional Business News Sign in Required (EBSCOhost)

Newspaper, magazine, and newswire articles from regional business publications in the U.S. and Canada.

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Salem Careers

Ebook encyclopedias on different careers from Salem Press.

Salem Health

Encyclopedia ebooks on health topics from Salem Press.

Salem History

Ebook encyclopedias on history topics from Salem Press including primary documents, important events and eras, and more.

Salem Literature

Literary analysis of authors, their novels and poetry, and literary themes.

Salem Science

Encyclopedia ebooks on science topics from Salem Press.

Science(AAAS) Sign in Required

Online version of the journal Science published by the AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science).

Science (database) Sign in Required (Gale OneFile)

Articles from scholarly science journals and science and industry magazines.

Science Ebook Collection Sign in Required (Gale eBook)

Selected ebooks on science topics from Gale.

Science Reference Center Sign in Required (EBSCOhost)

Science magazines and encyclopedias for a general audience.

Scientific and technical publications from U.S. federal government agencies. Includes journal articles and other reports of research funded by federal science agencies like the Department of Energy, Department of Agriculture, etc.

ScienceDirect Sign in Required (Elsevier)

Journal articles in the health and life sciences.

Something About the Author Sign in Required (Gale Literature)

Encyclopedia entries on the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children and young adults.

Star Tribune, Minneapolis Sign in Required (ProQuest)

Text-only articles from the Star Tribune newspaper, 1986 - present (no images).

Note: To view each page of the paper as it appeared in print — with images and ads — see the print layout of the Star Tribune, available for 2008 - 3 months ago.

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Images of Minneapolis Tribune newspaper pages from 1867-1922, digitized by the Minnesota Historical Society.

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Very Short Introductions Sign in Required

Academic overviews of topics in science, history, philosophy, religion, and other social sciences. Each book is an introductory exploration of a single topic.

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Reports and journal articles about water resources from the USGS (United States Geological Survey).

The world’s largest library catalog. Use Worldcat to locate items in nearby libraries.

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