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In order to access these databases if you are off-campus, you will need to log on using your StarID username and password or the library barcode on the back of your student id as a username and your last name as a password.

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

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 Academic - Online version of the Encyclopædia Britannica
Britannica Original Sources
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 Ebooks - Access thousands of full-text books in all subjects. Books can be read online or downloaded. Follow prompts to create a free account and sign in to download books to a device.
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!

Films on Demand - access over 23,000 videos and video clips in topics from anthropology to world languages. 
Gale Ebooks - 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.

Kanopy Streaming Video - Access over 26,000 documentaries, feature films, and training videos online 24/7.

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

MasterFILE Complete - Magazine articles, reference publications, 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-PressWatch - Provides a full-text database of alternative and independent presses

 

Also try Films on Demand


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Art & Music

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 Academic Search Premier , Films on Demand .


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Biography

Britannica Academic - Online version of the Encyclopædia Britannica
Britannica Original Sources
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 Ebooks (GVRL) - Access full-text reference books in many subject areas

MasterFILE Complete - Reference publications as well as photos, maps and flags

Also, try OneSearch to see if the library owns a book on your person.


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Book Information and Reviews

OneSearch Use our library catalog search for books and book reviews.
WorldCat - Find books, music, and movies at libraries around the state, the country and the world!

 

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Business and Economics

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.
Regional Business News - Provides full-text access to regional business publications

World Politics Review - Access thousands of news and analysis articles on critical global trends, foreign policy, international politics, and foreign affairs

Also try Academic Search Premier


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Criminal Justice / Social Justice

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

Ebsco Ebooks - access thousands of full-text books in all subjects, including Social Justice and Anti-Racism. Books can be read online or downloaded. Follow prompts to create a free account and sign in to download books to a device.

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

Also try, Academic Search Premier , ProQuest Psychology Journals and APA PsycARTICLES

 

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E-Books

Britannica Academic - Online version of the Encyclopædia Britannica

CREDO Reference - Over 500 online reference books in a variety of topics from Art to Technology
Gale Ebooks - Access full-text reference books in many subject areas
Ebsco eBooks - access thousands of full-text books in all subjects. Books can be read online or downloaded. Follow prompts to create a free account and sign in to download books to a device.
Ebsco eAudiobooks - Download audiobooks in many subject areas and fiction.

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


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Education

ERIC - Educational Resource Information Center. Over 1 million records with over 300,000 full-text documents.

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.

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

Professional Development Center (EBSCO) - Scholarly database for professional educators

Also try Films on Demand

 

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Films and Videos

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

Kanopy Streaming Video - access over 26,000 documentaries, feature films, and training videos online.

Swank Digital Campus - access full-length movies and TV shows licensed for Inver Hills use.

 

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History

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

Britannica Original Sources

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.

 

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Legal

Westlaw - Only available in the Library. Ask a Librarian for assistance.

 

Also try Academic Search Premier


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Literary Criticism

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

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.

Gale Ebooks - 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.

 

Also try CREDO Reference 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
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 Ebooks - 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

Learning Express 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

 

Newspaper Source - Access full-text national, international, and regional newspapers, as well as television and radio news transcripts from major networks.

Proquest U.S. Newsstream - Provides full-text access to local, national, and international newspapers including StarTribune.

 

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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 Database - Provides complete full-text coverage from top psychology and related publications
APA PsycArticles - Provides fulltext articles to 60 APA peer-reviewed journals. Coverage from 1894 - present


Also try Films on Demand.

 

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Reference

Britannica Academic - Online version of the Encyclop dia Britannica
Britannica Original Sources
Consumer Health Reference eBooks - Access hundreds of consumer health reference books from top educational publishers and university presses.
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 Ebooks - Access full-text reference books in many subject areas

MasterFILE Reference Ebooks - Access hundreds of reference books from top educational publishers and university presses.

Science Reference Ebooks - Access hundreds of science reference books from top educational publishers and university presses.

 

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Science & Technology

Applied Science & Technology Source - Access full-text content in the applied sciences and computing disciplines, from acoustics to aeronautics, neural networks to nuclear engineering.

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

GreenFILE - This comprehensive resource draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology. Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling and more.
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 Reference Center - Full text science information from encyclopedias, scholarly journals and magazines


Also try Academic Search Premier


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