University Library at St. Cloud State University

S2S Senior to Sophomore Program

Library and Web Resources for the..

 Senior to Sophomore Program

General Information
Quick Facts
  • Over 200 computers available - all are available for printing
  • Print cards available for purchase ($1.00) in the coffee shop or on the 2nd floor
    • 7 cents double-sided, 4 cents single-sided
    • Use your StarID to login and print
  • Free book scanning...scan and send directly to your email address
  • Do research from your home or school

Other Information
SMART: The Basic Research Process
Getting Started with Research

Research Tips and Tutorials
Tutorials and guides help you get started with your research, including how to find scholarly journals and utilize library resources and services.

Research Guides (By Subject or Course Number)
Guides for doing research in a particular subject area (Art, Education, Social Work, etc.) or for a specific course.

General Reference Resources

Credo Reference Restricted Resource Some full text availabledatabase eref ebook
Provides online access to over 500 reference books (encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, etc.) in all subject areas. This is the premier place to look up a quick fact or to search for background information on a research topic.
SAGE Reference Online Restricted Resource Some full text availabledatabase eref ebook
Provides access to 90 full-text specialized encyclopedias that offer excellent background information on a topic.
Finding Magazine and Scholarly Articles
LibSearch Unrestricted Resource Some full text availabledatabase
Search the library's physical collection (books, movies, music, government publications, etc.) along with online journals and e-books to which the Library subscribes -- all in a single search.

Academic Search Premier (all topics) from EBSCO Restricted Resource Some full text availablefindit elm database
Full-text articles in biology, chemistry, education, engineering, humanities, physics, psychology, religion and theology, sociology, etc. Tip: Click the check box to limit to Academic (Peer Reviewed) Journals.

Databases A-Z Unrestricted Resource
An alphabetical list of all library databases, with the option to search by subject area.
Ask a Librarian

Reference Desk: (320) 308-4755

Miller Center 1st Floor W  (Hours vary during holidays and breaks)
  • Monday-Thursday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Email us:  
Computer chat with a  librarian: Chat (24/7)    
Consultation for individuals or small groups: Schedule a research consultation
Search for Books
Web Resources
American Memory: Historical Collections for the National Digital Library
The gateway to the Library of Congress’s digitized American primary source materials including photographs, posters, maps, letters, diaries, sound recordings, films, books, pamphlets, and sheet music.  

Minnesota Digital Library: Minnesota Reflections
The collection brings you more than 210,000 images, maps and documents from more than 155 of the state's cultural heritage organizations. This site offers resources on Minnesota's history and geography for researchers, educators, students, and the public.

Minnesota Historical Society
"Connect with Minnesota's people and their stories -- past and present. We've been collecting, preserving and telling Minnesota stories for more than 150 years. Discover your links to Minnesota's past." (FirstGov for Science)
A gateway to authoritative, selected science information provided by U.S Government agencies, including research and development results. is the U.S. government’s official search engine. It is a comprehensive, searchable index of about 50 million pages from federal, state, local, territorial, and tribal websites.
Citation and Style Guides

Online Resources

Citation Styles Old
Oxford English Dictionary Restricted Resource Some full text availabledatabase
Citation Styles and RefWorks

Print Resources

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers
READY REF LB2369 .G53 2016
Official manual for MLA documentation. Print copies of the eighth edition are available in the Ready Reference section of the library, 1st floor. For online examples, see the MLA Style Center's "Works Cited: A Quick Guide."

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA)
READY REF BF76.7 .P83 2019
Official manual for APA documentation. Available in print only, in the Ready Reference section of the library, 1st floor. Latest edition is 7th edition, 2019.  

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