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Find Journals by Title

Looking for a specific journal or a specific article?  Use our Journal Finder to search by the journal title and see if we have that or similar journals in any of our electronic databases or in print.  If you have a specific article you are looking for, search by the journal title, then narrow your search by the publication date.


Databases by Subject

If you are off-campus, you will need to log on using the library barcode on the back of your student id to access these databases. Click here if you do not have one.

Alternative History
Art & Music Legal
Biography Literary Criticism
Book Information Medical -EMS,Nursing
Business & Economics Newspapers
Criminal Justice Psychology
E Books & Audiobooks Reference
Education Science & Technology
General and Cross-Disciplinary Spanish

General and Cross-Disciplinary - Not sure where to start?  Try one of these!

Academic Search Premier - Provides multi-disciplinary full text articles for more than 4,500 journals
Britannica Online - Online version of the Encyclopædia Britannica
CQ Researcher - Access to full-text reports on 'hot' topics that range from social and teen issues to environment, health, education and science and technology. Good for topic overview.
CREDO reference - Over 500 online reference books in a variety of topics from Art to Technology
Ebsco MegaFile - Searches Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier and Regional Business News databases

Ebsco databases - Mobile Phone link - Search all of the Ebsco databases on your mobile phone!
Expanded Academic ASAP - Access to articles in academic, business, health, and legal journals and magazines

Films on Demand - access over 6000+ videos and video clips in topics from anthropology to world languages. 
Gale Virtual Reference Library - Access full-text reference books in many subject areas

JSTOR - Access full-text scholarly articles in this interdisciplinary database - from African American Studies to Zoology.   JSTOR provides access to articles from a deep backfile.

LearningExpress Library - Career and job prep, practice tests, computer skills and more!
MasterFILE Premier - Reference publications as well as photos, maps and flags
Points of View Reference - "Hot" or controversial topics from different points of view


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Alternative

Alt HealthWatch - Provides information on complementary, holistic, and alternative medicine

Alt-Press Watch - Provides a full-text database of alternative and independent presses

 

Also try, Films on Demand


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Art & Music

Camio from OCLC:Contains images of fine art, decorative art, and photographs from pre-history through contemporary works

JSTOR - Access full-text scholarly articles in this interdisciplinary database - from African American Studies to Zoology.   JSTOR provides access to articles from a deep backfile.
Oxford Art Online - Art information and graphics from the Grove Dictionary of Art and some Oxford University Press art resources
Oxford Music Online - Music information and graphics from the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians and some Oxford University Press music resources

Also try, Academic Search Premier, Expanded Academic ASAP, and Films on Demand.   


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Biography

Britannica Online- Online version of the Encyclopædia Britannica
CREDO reference - Over 500 online reference books in a variety of topics from Art to Technology

Films on Demand - access over 6000+ videos from in topics from anthropology to world languages. 
Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) - Access full-text reference books in many subject areas

LexisNexis People - Find biographies, obituaries, elected officials.
MasterFILE Premier - Reference publications as well as photos, maps and flags
Science in Context - Full text science information from encyclopedias, scholarly journals and magazines

Also, search the Library to see if they own a book on your person -  MnPALS Plus


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Book Information and Reviews

MnPALS Plus Use this database if you want to limit your search to what is available at the Inver Hills library or at other MnSCU libraries
Books in Print - Check book, video, and audio titles for availability, price, and publisher info
Fiction Connection - Discover book titles similar to ones you've already enjoyed
WorldCat - Find books, music, and movies at libraries around the state, the country and the world!

 

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Business and Economics

Business Insights: Essentials - Great resource with company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals.

Business Source Premier - Business research database with full text articles from 2,300 journals

Films on Demand - access over 6000+ videos from in topics from anthropology to world languages. 

JSTOR - Access full-text scholarly articles in this interdisciplinary database - from African American Studies to Zoology.   JSTOR provides access to articles from a deep backfile.
LexisNexis Company Search - Company and country information
Regional Business News - Provides full-text access to regional business publications

 

Also try, Academic Search Premier and Expanded Academic ASAP

 

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Criminal Justice

ProQuest Criminal Justice Periodicals - Comprehensive collection of U.S. and international criminal justice journals

Films on Demand - access over 6000+ videos from in topics from anthropology to world languages. 

Also try, Academic Search Premier, Expanded Academic ASAP, ProQuest Psychology Journals and PsycARTICLES

 

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E-Books

Britannica Online - Online version of the Encyclopædia Britannica

CREDO reference - Over 500 online reference books in a variety of topics from Art to Technology
Gale Virtual Reference Library - Access full-text reference books in many subject areas
Ebsco eBooks (formerly NetLibrary) -Access to over 11,000 full-text books in all subjects. You will need to create an account to download books. Follow links to Create an Account. Devices that can download Ebsco EBooks are listed here
Ebsco eAudiobooks (formerly NetLibrary) - Download audiobooks in many subject areas and fiction!   Download info here.

National Academies Press - free PDF versions of over 4000 books published by this press. 


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Education

Discovering Collection - Discovering Collection offers easy access to award-winning content based on national curriculum standards.
Educator's Reference Complete - Full text access to scholarly education journal articles including ERIC documents
ERIC - Educational Resource Information Center. Over 1 million records with over 300,000 full-text documents (May also access at this link w/o logging on: http://www.eric.ed.gov/)

Gale Student Resources in Context - Reference material in a broad range of subjects in articles, books, videos, and audio files.

JSTOR - Access full-text scholarly articles in this interdisciplinary database - from African American Studies to Zoology.   JSTOR provides access to articles from a deep backfile.

Junior Edition - Designed for students in junior high and middle school.

Junior Reference Center - Junior Reference Collection offers easy access to award-winning content from the acclaimed Gale U*X*L product line.  For Middle Schools.

Kid's Edition - K12 - Designed for elementary school students. Publishers include Cobblestone, Scholastic and Time.  Full-text articles and book chapters.

Kid’s InfoBits - Kids InfoBits is a database developed especially for beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5.

LearningExpress Library - Career and job prep, practice tests, computer skills and more!

Professional Collection - Full text professional development collection
Professional Development Center - Scholarly database for professional educators

Student Edition - Designed for high-school students.  Full-text articles, podcasts, ebooks ona variety of topics.

 

Also try, Academic Search Premier, Expanded Academic ASAP, and Films on Demand.

 

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History

Academic Search Premier - Multi-disciplinary full text articles for more than 4,500 journals
Expanded Academic ASAP - Access to articles in academic, business, health, and legal journals and magazines

Films on Demand - access over 6000+ videos from in topics from anthropology to world languages. 

Historical Minneapolis Tribune - Full-text and article images from Minneapolis Tribune 1867-1908 and Minneapolis Morning Tribune 1909 - 1922.

JSTOR - Access full-text scholarly articles in this interdisciplinary database - from African American Studies to Zoology.   JSTOR provides access to articles from a deep backfile.

 

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Legal

LexisNexis Legal Search - Search federal and all 50 states' cases & codes, Shepherd's ® Citations, Canadian, EU, and other international legislation, and U.S. patents!
Westlaw - only available in the Library. Ask a Librarian for assistance.

 

Also try, Academic Search Premier and Expanded Academic ASAP


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Literary Criticism

Academic Search Premier - Provides multi-disciplinary full text articles for more than 4,500 journals

Expanded Academic ASAP - Access to articles in academic, business, health, and legal journals and magazines

Gale Literary Index - Use this tool to find which volumes have information on your piece of literature.  The tool refers to print volumes found in our library.  

JSTOR - Access full-text scholarly articles in this interdisciplinary database - from African American Studies to Zoology.   JSTOR provides access to articles from a deep backfile.

 

Also try GVRL and Credo for definitions, i.e., biographies, literary terms, cultural references, geography, etc. and Films on Demand for biographies, interviews, etc.

 

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Medical - EMS, Nursing

Alt HealthWatch - Provides information on complementary, holistic, and alternative medicine
American Journal of Nursing/Nurse Educator/Nursing Magazine
CINAHL - Nursing database with full text articles and access to some nursing textbooks
Consumer Health Complete - Everyday consumer information from medical encyclopedias, reference books, and magazines

Films on Demand - access over 6000+ videos from in topics from anthropology to world languages. 

Gale Virtual Reference Library - Access full-text reference books in many subject areas
Health Source: Consumer Edition - Full-text consumer health information from consumer health magazines
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition - Scholarly full text journal articles and LexiPAL Drug Guide

LearningExpress Library - Career and job prep, practice tests, computer skills and more!

Micromedex Healthcare - Access to healthcare and disease information. Also includes PDR and alternative medicine information
Nursing Reference Center - Access diagnosis and drug information as well as patient care plans

PubMed - Directory of articles and reports on all areas of medicinem public health, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine.  Some fulltext but not a lot.

 

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Newspapers

Lexis-Nexis - Full-text to international and domestic newspapers, news wire services, TV and Radio broadcast transcripts, blogs, and more.  The go-to source for professional journalists!

ProQuest Newspapers - Provides full-text access to local, national, and international newspapers including StarTribune.  

Historical Minneapolis Tribune - Full-text and article images from Minneapolis Tribune 1867-1908 and Minneapolis Morning Tribune 1909 - 1922.

 

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Psychology

JSTOR - Access full-text scholarly articles in this interdisciplinary database - from African American Studies to Zoology.   JSTOR provides access to articles from a deep backfile.

ProQuest Psychology Journals - Provides complete full-text coverage from top psychology and related publications
PsycARTICLES - Provides fulltext articles to 60 APA peer-reviewed journals. Coverage from 1894 - present
Science Resource Center - Locate overviews, articles, experiments, tools and more on science topics


Also try Academic Search Premier, Expanded Academic ASAP, and Films on Demand.

 

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Reference

Britannica Online - Online version of the Encyclopædia Britannica
CREDO reference - Over 500 online reference books in a variety of topics from Art to Technology

Films on Demand - access over 6000+ videos from in topics from anthropology to world languages. 
Gale Virtual Reference Library - Access full-text reference books in many subject areas

 

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Science & Technology

Films on Demand - access over 6000+ videos from in topics from anthropology to world languages. 
General Science Collection - A collection of over 600 academic journals, providing researchers with the information needed to stay current on the latest scientific developments

JSTOR - Access full-text scholarly articles in this interdisciplinary database - from African American Studies to Zoology.   JSTOR provides access to articles from a deep backfile.
Science in Context - Locate overviews, articles, experiments, tools and more on science topics
Science Reference Center - Full text science information from encyclopedias, scholarly journals and magazines


Also try, Academic Search Premier and Expanded Academic ASAP


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Spanish

Informe (English interface) - Collection of Hispanic magazines with full text
Informe (Spanish interface) - Una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos

 

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