Normandale Library has a large collection of Minnesota-based books and materials. Because books often have substantial bibliographies, they can lead you to other resources on your topic. Some books also contain primary sources; check within chapters or in appendices. The majority of Minnesota history books are in the call number range F601 - F615.
Archives Unbound Archives Unbound includes topically-focused digital collections of primary source material. These historical documents support research in history, political science, ethnic studies, and more. Normandale Library has access to three collections: The American Indian Movement and Native American Radicalism, The Black Liberation Army and the Program of Armed Struggle, and “We Were Prepared for the Possibility of Death”: Freedom Riders in the South, 1961.
Minnesota Reflections Minnesota Reflections, a product of the Minnesota Digital Library, contains more than 80,000 Images/library, maps, and documents from more than 125 of the state's cultural heritage organizations, offering resources on Minnesota history and geography.
Historical Newspapers Minneapolis Tribune (Historical) Full-text coverage of Minneapolis Tribune newspaper articles from 1867-1922, digitized by the Minnesota Historical Society.
Chronicling America Chronicling America is a website providing access to information about historic newspapers and select digitized newspaper pages. It is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. You can search and view select newspaper pages from 1836-1922 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.
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Access Databases from 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).
APA Quick Guide A guide to APA citation format based on the 6th edition of the APA Publication Manual.
APA Formatting and Style Guide (OWL at Purdue) APA (American Psychological Association) is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences. This resource, revised according to the 6th edition of the APA manual, offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page.
Cite your Sources (Chicago)
Chicago Quick Guide A guide to Chicago-style citations (both footnote-bibliography and author-date). Each example shows a full note, shortened note, and bibliography entry.
Interlibrary Loan If there are books and/or articles that you need for your research that Normandale Library does not own, you can request them through Interlibrary Loan. It usually takes from 3 to 5 days for the requested material to arrive at Normandale Library. This service is free to faculty, staff, and students.