Resources to Start Your
Research at Inver Hills
Good for general overview of a topic, help to find search terms and narrow a topic
MnPALS – Search what the Inver Hills Library owns. Write down the call number and title of item to find in library. Make sure it says Available. MLA/APA citation available. You can see what other libraries own if IHCC does not. Ask a librarian for help to order from other libraries.
GVRL – Online reference book information,
i.e., specialized encyclopedias, handbooks,
MLA citation available.
CREDO reference – More online reference book information, i.e., specialized encyclopedias, handbooks, dictionaries. Full-Text, MLA, APA citation available.
Articles: Scholarly, general, and newspapers
Usually more current information, can be more specific with search terms
CQ Researcher – Reports on a current topic, updated weekly but reports go back to 1923. Includes overview, current and future info and pro/con of topic. Full-text, MLA /APA citation available.
Expanded Academic – Access scholarly, magazine and newspaper articles on topics. Some reference book info and sometimes radio and tv broadcasts/transcripts. Full-text, MLA/APA citations. Updated daily.
Academic Search Premier - More scholarly, magazine, and newspaper articles. Some reference book info. Full-text, MLA/APA citations. Updated daily.
of View –
Writing an argument paper or doing a persuasive speech? Try this database to find opposing
viewpoints. Resources in the database
include articles from scholarly and popular sources, newspapers, books, primary
source documents, images/videos, and radio/tv
transcripts. Browse by Category, View
all Topics or type in your topic.
Databases by Subject – full list of databases by subject area as well as cross-disciplinary subjects
Ask a Librarian – firstname.lastname@example.org, 651-450-3625
Off-Campus access to all databases
You will need a username and password to log in from off-campus. You can login using your StarID and StarID password. This will allow you to read and print off articles, but if you need to request a book or an article from another library, you will need a library barcode. You may get a library barcode when you're on campus. Check our hours here. Hours
Request a Student Barcode: https://www.inverhills.edu/Library/about/request_barcode.aspx