The Library at St. Cloud State University

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1. What is LibSearch?

LibSearch provides a single search box that allows users to search for books, audio-visual materials, journal articles, and other resources contained in many of the Library's databases. Results are returned in a single, relevancy ranked list of resources that can be refined. See section below titled  “Using LibSearch”  for more information on conducting a successful search.

LibSearch is St. Cloud State University's implementation of the EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS).

2. Can I ask the library to buy an item?

Requested materials should support instructional, informational, and research objectives of St. Cloud State University, according to the LRS Collection Management Policy. Due to the nature of non-print and electronic resources, requestors should also consider the availability of appropriate equipment, cost, and accessibility.

Complete a Purchase Request Form to submit a request to the Collection Development department.

3. Can I still find and search a specific database or find a specific journal?

Individual databases continue to be accessible using the Library's Databases A-Z list or by using the Library's Research Guides. Links to electronic journals and print journal holding information can be found using the Journal Titles.

4. Can I use the computers if I'm not an SCSU student or employee?

In order to use a computer in the library, community patrons need to obtain a Community Patron UserID. To get your UserID, go to Second Floor East Computer Lab Consultant Information Desk and fill out a Request Form with a valid government issued ID with a photo.

5. Does LibSearch replace Academic Search Premier or any other existing library database?

LibSearch is considered an enhancement, not a replacement, for the Library’s previous search options. It searches many databases simultaneously through a single search and returns results in a single results list. However, it does not search all databases available from the Library. It is a great place to start a research project, but other library databases and resources are still available and important to properly conduct research, particular for upper division courses.

6. Does the library have copies of textbooks?

Per Learning Resources Services policy, the Library does not collect textbooks and accompanying study guides except those items written by SCSU faculty or alumni.

7. How can I find open computers on campus?

The large LCD screen in the foyer of the library has a display that tells you what computers are available in the library or check Lab Seats.

8. How can I find out if the library owns a specific magazine, journal, or newspaper?

Use the Journal Titles link on the library homepage. Enter the title of the journal, magazine or newspaper to find out if the library has an online, print, or microfilm/microfiche subscription to that title. Ask A Librarian if you have questions.

Current print journals and magazines and newspapers are located on the first floor of the library and are shelved in alphabetical order by title. Most titles will have the current and previous year on the shelves.

9. How can I find out which books I have checked out?

From the Books and More Catalog, click on the My Account link from the upper right corner, and type in your library barcode (usually the 14-digit number from your Campus ID card) and your password (usually your last name).

Select "Checked Out Items" to view the materials on your account.

10. How can I get a book or article that the SCSU library does not own?

Students, faculty, and staff at SCSU may request copies of articles and books that SCSU does not own using Interlibrary Loan.

Just fill out the online request form (using your 14-digit barcode from the back of your id). In most cases, articles will be delivered to you via email or pick up your item at the Circulation Desk on the first floor.

LRS provides this service at no direct cost to you.

11. How can I recognize the difference between a scholarly journal and a popular magazine?

Scholarly journals are also called academic, refereed, research-based, peer-reviewed, or scientific articles. These usually have:
  • Little or no graphics, photos, advertisements, etc.Lengthy articles
  • Citations (footnotes) and/or a bibliography (list of works used)
  • Author’s name and credentials
  • Specialized language
  • Titles with words like Journal, Bulletin, Review, Quarterly, etc.
Popular magazines (e.g., Time, Newsweek) and newspapers are not scholarly and lack most of the above characteristics (see a comparison chart).

12. How can I reserve a study room?

Student study rooms are available for student use on the second and third floors of the Library. All study rooms can be reserved up to seven days in advance by calling the Circulation Desk at (320)308-3083 or by coming to the Circulation Desk.

Students can have one two-hour reservation per day and will need to bring their SCSU Campus Card to check out a room. Reservations not claimed within 15 minutes of start time may be cancelled.

13. How can I tell if an article is in a bound volume or on microfilm?

In the Books and More Catalog, click on the title to see the Holdings tab. Bound periodicals are listed as “St. Cloud State University MC Periodicals - Bound.” Microfiche holdings are listed as “St. Cloud State University MC Periodicals - Microfiche (In-Library Use Only).

In LibSearch, the Find It option will note whether the library has holdings for the item. If the article is available in the library, the record will include a link to the catalog under “Holding Information.” Click the link to see if the volume is available.

14. How can I use the library if I'm not a student at SCSU?

Community patrons can borrow library materials by requesting a barcode at the Circulation Desk located on the first floor of the library. You will need to present a Minnesota state issued ID and provide contact information.

In order to use a computer in the library, community patrons need to obtain a Community Patron UserID. To get your UserID, go to Second Floor East Computer Lab Consultant Information Desk and fill out a Request Form with a valid government issued ID with a photo.

15. How do I access and search video content online?

The Library has access to over 13,000 streaming videos from the Films on Demand platform. You can access the database directly from the Films on Demand link in the Library’s Databases A-Z.

16. How do I access LibSearch?

LibSearch can be accessed directly from the search box on the Library homepage. You can also link to LibSearch from the Library’s Databases A-Z list or from many of the Library's Research Guides

Use of LibSearch is open to everyone. Results will have full lists of results, however only students, faculty, and staff of St. Cloud State University may access full-text content provided within LibSearch or linked to through FindIt!

When students, faculty, and staff of St. Cloud State University are using LibSearch from off-campus, they will be prompted to login using their StarID to view full text of articles and eBooks.

17. How do I access the library's databases and online journals from off campus?

Library Access from Off-Campus

You may access library resources, including full-text journals, streaming media, and online books, from anywhere and at any time.

Requirements for off-campus access:
  1. You must be a current student, faculty member, or staff member at St. Cloud State University.
  2. You must use your StarID and password to login for off-campus access.

18. How do I access wireless services?

The HuskyNet Wireless Network covers every building on campus, including residence halls. A valid StarID is required to access the Internet and SCSU network.

Short-term guests can gain temporary access to the Internet via SCSU's wireless network. Guests must have an employee or student of SCSU sponsor their connection.

19. How do I borrow equipment?

The Library Circulation desk maintains a small pool of multimedia equipment for use by current faculty, staff, and students of St. Cloud State University. Most items have a three-day general checkout. Faculty and staff may check out equipment for a maximum of two weeks. All renewals and checkouts are subject to availability.

20. How do I check out books and other materials?

You can check out materials at the Circulation desk on the first floor of the library. A current St. Cloud State University ID or a Minnesota Driver's License with an LRS barcode is required to borrow any materials. In addition, any student or faculty with a barcoded ID from other MnSCU/PALS member institutions may borrow circulating print resources.

For more information see LRS Check Out Policies.

21. How do I check out DVDs, videos, movies, CDs, and other audio-visual materials?

Most DVDs, videos, CDs, etc. are kept behind the Circulation desk on the first floor. Feature films from the DVD collection (call numbers PN 1992.77 - PN 1992.8 and PN 1997.A2  - PN 1997.85) are located on the cherry wood shelves near the Reference Desk on the first floor. 

To check out a feature film DVD, bring the case to the Circulation Desk. For all other audio-visual materials, find the item on the Books and More Catalog, write down the call number, and take it to the Circulation desk.  The Circulation staff will retrieve the item, and check it out to you.

Students, faculty, and staff can borrow these items for three days. Students can have no more than five VHS tapes or five DVDs check out at one time.

22. How do I cite my sources and create a bibliography in APA, MLA, or other style?

The library has many copies of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, and other style manuals in the Ready Reference collection near the Reference Desk on the first floor.

Also try our Citation Styles page or RefWorks.

You can also Ask a Librarian for assistance via phone, email or chat or get more help at the Write Place.

23. How do I find a government document?

St. Cloud State University is a partial depository for U.S. government documents as well as State of Minnesota documents. This collection is located in the basement of the library.

To search, use the Books and More Catalog Advanced Search option:



Using the Collection option near the bottom of the Advanced Search screen, limit your results to Minnesota Docs or US Govt Doc:



Also try our subject guide Government Publications.

24. How do I find a thesis in the library?

The Thesis Collection is located in the Basement. The collection includes Starred Papers. You can search for specific thesis by using the Books and More Catalog and limiting your results by Collection facet in the right-hand column and limiting to Thesis-Basement.

25. How do I find a thesis online?

To locate a thesis or dissertation online, use the WorldCat database. Type in your search, include the term “dissertation” or “thesis” and limit the type to Internet Resources as shown below:



In LibSearch, include the term thesis or dissertation in your search. You can limit your results by using the Resource Types facet in the left-hand column.

26. How do I find an article from a citation?

In LibSearch, use the Advanced Search function to search specifically by title, author, or journal title. You can also use Search Mode expanders, like “Find all my search terms” to limit your results.

27. How do I find books in the library?

Books are organized by Library of Congress Classification call numbers. You can find the call number for a book by using the library catalog or LibSearch which can be accessed directly from the search box on the Library homepage.

In the library, resources are located as follows:

First Floor
  • Reference collection (encyclopedias, dictionaries, etc.)
  • Atlases
  • New Fiction
  • Current periodicals and newspapers
Second Floor
  • Books A-D
Third Floor
  • Books M-N
  • Juvenile and children's book collection
Basement
  • Books E-L and O-Z
  • Bound periodicals
  • Indexes
  • Microfilm & microfiche
  • Minnesota documents
  • Thesis collection
  • U.S. Goverment documents 

28. How do I find course or electronic reserves?

Faculty often put course materials on reserve in the library. We have traditional print reserves that you check out from the Circulation desk, or electronic reserves that you have access to online with your StarID and password 24/7.

Click on Course/Electronic Reserves for more information.

29. How do I find current magazines, newspapers, or journals?

Current periodicals and newspapers are located on the first floor of the library and are shelved in alphabetical order by title. Most titles will have the current and previous year on the shelves.

30. How do I find DVDs, videos, movies, CDs, and other audio-visual materials?

Feature films from the DVD collection (call numbers PN 1992.77 - PN 1992.8 and PN 1997.A2  - PN 1997.85) are located on the cherry wood shelves near the Reference Desk on the first floor. 

The Library also has access to over 13,000 streaming videos from the Films on Demand platform. You can access the database directly from the Films on Demand link in the Library’s Databases A-Z

In a Books and More Catalog search, limit your results by Collection or Format to find videos, compact discs, and other audio-visual materials. You may also add these terms to your search terms.

To search for VHS and DVD, go to the Library homepage and click the Films and Movies link. You can narrow your search by Collection Type or Format:



In LibSearch results you may choose "Limit to Library Collection":



then limit Resource Types in the left sidebar to the collection of your choice, such as Videos or Audio.

31. How do I find films with classroom or public performance viewing rights?

To find videos with SCSU public performance rights, search the term “public performance rights” in the library catalog.

To find videos with SCSU classroom viewing rights, search the term “classroom viewing rights” in the library catalog.

The Notes field in the item’s catalog record will indicate public performance and classroom viewing rights for SCSU holdings.

32. How do I find novels or popular fiction for recreational reading?

The library does not have a fiction section that's easy to browse because the books are classified as literature. Instead use the Books and More Catalog to look up your favorite authors or titles.

Alternatively, you can check out the New Fiction shelving near the Circulation Desk and the Free Book Exchange near the Reference Desk, both on the first floor of the library.

33. How do I find scholarly articles?

Scholarly articles are peer reviewed by experts in the discipline who double check the methods and results before publication. Detailed information for finding scholarly articles can be found here.

In LibSearch, type in keywords that describe your topic (take out words like if, in, on, is, to, etc.). Use AND to combine different topics and use OR to search for synonyms. It is also helpful to think of other ways to describe your topic such as (teen or adolescent).

Limit your search results to Peer-Reviewed Journals using the “Limit to” facet in the left-hand column.



Look at your results. Are they helpful? If not, try to change your keywords. Once you find articles on your topic, look through the first few pages of results (the best article is not necessarily the first one) and pick articles that look relevant. Look for links to HTML Fulltext, PDF Fulltext, or click the  SCSU FindIt! Link to sources. button to locate the full article.

34. How do I find the current magazines, newspapers, or journals?

Current periodicals and newspapers are located on the first floor of the library and are shelved in alphabetical order by title. Most titles will have the current and previous year on the shelves.

35. How do I log into my library account?

From the Books and More Catalog link on the Library homepage, click on the "My Account" link from the upper right corner.



Type in your library barcode (usually the 14-digit number from your Campus ID card) and your password (usually your last name).

By logging into My Account, you can view your Favorites, Tagged Items, and view your Checked Out materials. You can also view any fines you may have accrued, and you can manage your Interlibrary Loan requests.

36. How do I make an appointment or schedule a library instruction session with a reference librarian?

Scheduled appointments with a reference librarian can be made between the hours of 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Thursday and 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Friday. Other times are available by special arrangement.

Please make an appointment at least two days in advance.

Use the Research Consultation Form to schedule an appointment.

37. How do I pay my library fines?

All fees can be paid at Business Services in the Administrative Services building, AS123.

38. How do I pick a topic?

Try our How to Find Hot Topics page.

If you need more assistance, Ask a Librarian in person, by phone, email, or chat. Librarians are also available for research appointments.

39. How do I print double or two-sided pages?

Two-sided (duplex) printing is now the default in most General Access Labs on campus. You still have the option of one-sided printing in all of these labs.

40. How do I print from a library computer workstation?

From a library workstation, click print in your browser or click the print button. Then, go to one of the printers in the library to retrieve your print job.

Printers are available in the library on the first floor near the reference desk and in the extended hours lab, and on the second and third floors in the computer labs.

At the printer, touch the screen and login using your StarID and password. Then slide your campus ID card and select the print job(s) you want to print. Your print jobs will stay in the system for 90 minutes.

Every student gets $8 for printing each semester. To print or photocopy more, simply add money to your card. Printing is 4 cents per page.

41. How do I print in color?

When you print from a workstation within the library, select MC201CLR on huskyprint from the print menu. You can pick up your color prints in the second floor computer lab. Ask the computer lab consultant on the second floor for assistance.

42. How do I print multiple PowerPoint slides on a page from D2L?

To print multiple slides on one page from D2L, you have to save the file into your Filespace or onto the desktop. (Click Save in dialogue box). Then, open up your file in PowerPoint, and select File>Print. Use the printer settings menu to choose how your file will be printed.

43. How do I print PowerPoint slides?

To print multiple slides on one sheet, go to File>Print. Then use the "Settings" menu to select the format in which you would like them to be printed:

44. How do I read Library of Congress call numbers?

See the Library of Congress Classification Outline and this guide from the University System of Georgia for LC basics.

45. How do I renew items?

From the Books and More Catalog, click on the My Account link from the upper right corner, and type in your library barcode (usually the 14-digit number from your Campus ID card) and your password (usually your last name).

Select the check box next to the title of the item you would like to renew.

Click on:

46. How do I request that a book be removed or added to the library collection?

Contact the Collection Management department by submitting a request online or by email at libraryacquisitions@stcloudstate.edu.

47. How do I reserve materials?

Print and Video Reserves are physical materials that are set aside by faculty for the exclusive use of their students.

Please contact the Circulation Desk at (320)308-3083 or circulation@stcloudstate.edu if you would like more information. 

48. How do I start researching?

Library Subject Guides are a great starting point once you have selected your topic. They provide key resources (both print and online) to help you start research in a wide variety of academic subjects (i.e. education, biology, business, etc.). Library Subject Guides are librarian-created guides with article databases, encyclopedias, web sites, and more.

If you have any questions about doing research, please Ask a Librarian in person, by phone, email, or chat. Librarians are also available for research appointments.

Another great tool is the Assignment Calculator. Just enter your due date and subject and the Assignment Calculator will break down your research and writing process into 12 easy steps to help you stay on schedule. You can get email reminders and get tips for each step.

49. How do I use LibSearch?

There are three key steps in conducting a successful search:

1. Enter your search terms (this is also known as a "search query")
  • From the Library’s homepage, enter appropriate keyword search terms or phrases in the LibSearch box and press Enter.
  • If you link to LibSearch from the Library’s Database A-Z list or from a research guide, you will start from the Advanced Search. Enter appropriate search terms or phrases.  You may also select a search field to search to increase precision (reduces number of results); then, press Enter.
  • Tip: If you want to search for a phrase, enclose your words in "quotation marks" – for example, “online privacy”.
  • Tip: If you link to the Advanced Search, you may select a search field from the drop down options to increase precision.  This is especially useful when searching for a known author or keywords in a title.
2.  Limit your results
  • When you run a search, the search engine is returning results from many different databases, including the Library’s MnPALS catalog. Like Google, search results lists can be very large and overwhelming. Use any of the options on the left side of the results screen to refine the results. Common limits include:
  • Limit to Peer-Reviewed Journals -- This limits results to peer-reviewed articles from scholarly journals.  Many articles are directly available in HTML or PDF, or can be linked to clicking the FindIt! icon. Sometimes, the FindIt! link is unable to locate a fulltext source online for the article; in this instance you will be directed to interlibrary loan.
  • Limit to Full Text Online – This limits results to any online fulltext , including books, popular articles, scholarly articles, and reviews. No interlibrary loan.
  • Limit to Library Catalog – This limits to physical and online items (books, videos, etc.) avaiable the Library in the Miller Center.  Item availability displays for physical items and links for online items.
  • By publication date – LibSearch uses a slider.  Move either end of the slider to limit either the start or end date of publication OR highlight the start or end date and type a new start or end year.
  • Further limits by resource type, subject, language, and by location database can be used.
  • Any limits you apply will appear in the "bread bin" (often referred to as “bread crumbs”) at the top of the left column. An "x" is next to each limiter; click the “x” to remove a limit. 
  • Tip: Especially large search results can be refined by using multiple limits or adding search terms. More than one limit can be used.
  • Tip: Note that the resource types limit includes the number of results for each resource type.
3. View full records and full text documents
  • Brief records are initially displayed on the first results page. These records will often provide you with enough information to assess whether you want to see more results or if you should refine or change your search. 
  • If an item is available in full text you will see an HTML or PDF full text icon. Some full text results will have tools that enable you to listen to the text (automated speech-to-text) or to translate it (machine translation). 
  • Tip: The Library may have full text access to articles not available within the search engine. To access articles that may be available in full text outside of this search service, use the FindIt! link. This link can either be found on the main results screen on an item's brief record or on item’s detailed record.

50. How do I use RefWorks?

RefWorks is a Web-based program that can format your bibliography in seconds. You can choose from over 250 output styles including APA, MLA, and Chicago style. You must create your account using an on-campus computer and then you are able to access it from anywhere.

First, add journal articles and books to your RefWorks account as you conduct your research. Then, use RefWorks as you write your paper to automatically format the references both within your paper (in-text citations) and in your bibliography. 

See RefWorks Help and RefWorks Basics for more information.

51. How long can I keep my checked-out materials?

Students and community residents may borrow books for four weeks and renew books once.

Graduate students automatically have a four-week borrowing period, but may apply at the Circulation desk for an eight-week borrowing period plus one renewal.

Faculty may borrow books for one academic semester and renew as necessary, up to five times.

Available nonprint resources include various audio/video equipment, DVDs, CDs, etc. can be checked out for three days.

52. How long does it take to receive a journal article or book on Interlibrary Loan from another library?

If another local public or academic library has the book or journal you need, the fastest way to get it is to go to the library. Your SCSU ID can be used to check out books at the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University.

Articles take anywhere from two days to more than 10 days, depending on how obscure the item is and how many libraries own the journal title. Books take anywhere from three days to three weeks, for the same reasons. More information about Interlibrary Loan.

53. How much does it cost to print?

  • Black and white, single sided: 4 cents
  • Black and white, double-sided: 7 cents
  • Color, (8.5 x 11) : 25 cents
  • Color, (11 x 17) : 50 cents
For more information ask the computer lab consultant on the second floor for assistance.

54. Is there a 3-D printer at the library?

3-D printing is not currently offered on campus.

55. What search features are available with LibSearch?

  • Basic single search box searches nearly 80 Library databases simultaneously
  • Basic and Advanced Search options
  • Multiple options are available to Refine Results
    • Limit to Peer-Reviewed Journal articles, to Full Text Online, to Library Catalog, to range of years.
    • Limit by Resource Types—academic journals, magazines, news, books, ebooks, reviews, videos, audio, and more
    • Other limits by Subject, Language, Geography, or by Database
    • Check boxes allow users to refine results by multiple source types, clusters, and content providers or databases
  • To the right of the Result List, you can search additional databases not included in LibSearch
  • Availability of book titles in SCSU collection is displayed in the search results
  • Persistent “Permalinks” to search results, abstracts, or fulltext
  • Persistent link posting to Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and other social media tools
  • Links to full text outside of LibSeach are available through the FindIt! button
  • Citations are formatted for you (including APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.)
  • Citations can be exported to RefWorks, Zotero, and other bibliographic management tools
  • Save search terms and receive search alert updates
  • Works well with most mobile devices

56. What software is available on campus computers?

Your StarID gives you access to more than 75 software programs and plug-ins available on computers in St. Cloud State’s General Access Labs and Miller Center public computing areas.

57. When are Archives open?

University Archives is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

58. When is the library open?

Library Hours are posted here.

59. When should I go directly to a subject-specific database instead of using LibSearch?

If you are doing upper-level, advanced research and/or looking for information that is subject- or discipline-specific, the Library recommends that you use a database that specializes in that subject or discipline area. To select a subject-specific database, use the Databases A-Z list or consult the Library's Research Guide that covers your discipline (i.e. Business, Psychology, Biology, Communication Studies).

If you are only looking for books or media items, it is recommended you use solely the MnPALS catalog.

60. Where are Archives located?

Archives is located on the Second Floor of the library. Items in this area of the library will appear on the catalog as MC Rare (In-Library Use Only).

61. Where are Mac computers available in the library?

Macintosh computers are available in the Second Floor East computer lab.

62. Where can I check out a laptop?

The Circulation Desk on the First Floor of the library has laptops available for one-day or seven-day checkout for students. All laptops are first come, first served but students can put their names on a waiting list for the seven-day laptops.

Contact the Circulation Desk at (320)308-3083 or stop by.

63. Where can I find a fax machine?

Fax services can be found at Copies Plus in Atwood Center.

64. Where can I find a map of the library?

Maps of the library can be found here.

65. Where can I find a scanner?

Scanners are available in the Second Floor East computer lab.

A BookScan station is located across from the Circulation Desk on the first floor. Users have the option of choosing either a flatbed or a sheetfed scanner and can save the newly created file to a USB drive or send it to an email address, Google account, or smartphone/tablet.

66. Where can I get help troubleshooting my database access?

Off campus access is provided through the Library's Proxy Service. Try our basic instructions if you have questions about how to access this service.

Contact HuskyTech at (320)308-7000 or huskytech@stcloudstate.edu for:
  • Problems connecting to a library database, an electronic journal, or an electronic book
  • Prompts for logons other than your StarID and password
  • Assistance with creating direct links to full-text articles (i.e. for syllabi)

67. Where can I get help with library jargon and terminology?

There are many web pages with definitions for confusing library jargon such as abstract, citation, call number, bibliography, periodical, and more.

68. Where can I get help with logging in or Star ID?

In order to access St. Cloud State University Online Services, all students, faculty and staff must activate their StarID.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact  HuskyTech at huskytech@stcloudstate.edu or (320)308-7000.

69. Where can I get help with my computer or laptop?

HuskyTech on the first floor of the Miller Center is the technology support center for St. Cloud State University students, faculty and staff.

70. Which databases are included in LibSearch?

Over half of the Library's databases are included in LibSearch. However, there are a number of databases that are not included. These databases require you to search them individually. For a complete list of available databases, see the Library’s Databases A-Z list.

Included databases:
  • SCSU MnPALS Catalog
  • The Repository at St. Cloud State University (OA)
  • Academic OneFile
  • Academic Search Premier
  • Access Science
  • AgeLine
  • AGRIS
  • Alexander Street Press
  • Alt HealthWatch
  • Alternative Press Index
  • Alternative Press Index Archive
  • America: History and Life with Full Text
  • Aphasiology Archive (OA)
  • Archive of European Integration (OA)
  • ArchiveGrid (OA)
  • Art Full Text
  • ARTStor Digital Library
  • arXiv (OA)
  • BioOne Online Journals (OA)
  • Britannica Online
  • British Library EThOS (OA/ETD)
  • Business Source Premier
  • CINAHL with Full Text
  • CogPrints (OA)
  • Communication & Mass Media Complete
  • Consumer Health Complete
  • Credo Reference Collections
  • Criminal  Justice Abstracts
  • Digital Access to Scholarship at Harvard (OA)
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (OA)
  • EBSCO MegaFILE
  • Energy Citations Database (OA)
  • ERIC (OA)
  • Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text
  • Funk & Wagnall’s New World Encyclopedia
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
  • Government Printing Office Catalog (OA)
  • GreenFILE
  • Grove (Oxford) Art Online
  • Grove (Oxford) Music Online
  • Health Source – Consumer Edition
  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
  • Historical Abstract with Full Text
  • Industry Studies Working Papers (OA)
  • JSTOR
  • LexisNexis Academic Law Reviews
  • LexisNexis US Serial Set Digital Collection
  • Library Literature & Information Science Full Text
  • Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
  • LUNA Commons (OA)
  • Manuscriptorium Digital Library (OA)
  • MAS Ultra
  • MasterFILE Premier
  • MEDLINE (OA)
  • Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print
  • Middle Search Plus
  • Minority Health Archive (OA)
  • MLA International Bibliography
  • Naxos Music Library
  • OAIster (OA)
  • OAPEN Library (OA)
  • Oxford Scholarship Online
  • PhilSci Archive (OA)
  • Points of View Reference Center
  • Primary Search
  • Professional Development Collection
  • PsycARTICLES
  • PsycBOOKS
  • R2 Digital Library (OA)
  • Regional Business News
  • Science Reference Center
  • ScienceDirect
  • Scopus
  • SPORTDiscus with Full Text
  • SSOAR – Social Science Open Access Repository (OA)
  • EBSCO Supplemental Index
  • Teacher Reference Center
  • University Press Scholarship Online
NOT included databases:
  • Archon (University Archives)
  • ABI/Inform
  • ACM Digital Library
  • ACS Chemistry Journal
  • AnthroSource
  • AP Images
  • Bibliography of Asian Studies
  • Books in Print
  • Cabell’s Directory of Publishing Opportunities
  • Cambridge University Press Journals
  • Campus Research (WestLaw)
  • CIOS Journal System Index
  • ComAbstracts
  • Dictionary of Literary Biography
  • Dissertations and Theses
  • EconLit
  • Emerald Full Text
  • Ethnic NewsWatch*
  • Gartner Technology Research
  • GenderWatch*
  • General Science Index
  • Google Scholar
  • HAPI: Hispanic-American Periodical Index
  • IEEEXplore
  • JAMA
  • JBI ConNect
  • Joanna Briggs Institute
  • Literature Criticism Online
  • Literature Resource Center
  • LitFinder
  • MathSciNet
  • Mediamark MRI+
  • Meteorological and Geoastrophysical Abstracts
  • Morningstar Investment Research Center
  • Music Literature (RILM)
  • Nature
  • NetAdvantage (Standard & Poor’s)
  • Nineteenth Century US Newspapers
  • Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center
  • PapersFirst
  • Periodicals Archive Online
  • Philosopher’s Index
  • Project MUSE
  • ProQuest Newspapers*
  • PsycINFO*
  • SAGE Journals Online
  • SAGE Reference Online
  • Scientific American Archives
  • SciFinder Scholar (Chemical Abstracts)
  • Social Services Abstracts
  • Sociological Abstracts
  • Something About the Author Online
  • SRDS Media Solutions Advertising Sources
  • STATSnetBASE
  • Times (London) Digital Archive
  • Ulrich’s Periodical Directory
  • Vanderbilt Television News Archive
  • Women Writers Project
  • Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
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71. Which resources are included in Credo Reference?

Credo Reference offers over 3,000,000 reference entries
from all the major academic subject areas and is a great
starting point for your research.

You can see which resources are included in this database in the Credo Reference Find a Book option.

72. Who orders and renews database subscriptions?

The Collection Management department is responsible for ordering and maintaining database subscriptions for the library. Contact them by submitted a request online or by email at libraryacquisitions@stcloudstate.edu.
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