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Access Library Databases Off-Campus

In order to access the Library's databases from off-campus, you can use your StarID username and password.  Library databases are only available to Inver Hills Community College students, faculty, and staff.  
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  Best Places to Start

CQ Researcher Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains imagesdatabase
Covers current issues and controversial subjects. Each full-text weekly report is written by an experienced journalist and contains an overview of the topic, current outlook, pros and cons, a bibliography, and more.
note: 1923 - present
Credo Reference -- Pro Con Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains audio
Provides pros and cons of controversial societal issues. Find background information, pro and con arguements, verified facts and additional reading.
Points of View Reference Center Restricted Resource Some full text availableelm database
Find overviews, point, counterpoint, and full-text magazine articles on current issues and controversial topics.

  Find Background Information

Credo Reference Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images Resource contains audio
Online reference books in a variety of topics from Art to Technology. Includes topic overviews, images, bilingual dictionaries and more.
Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images Resource contains audiodatabase eref ebook
Online reference books that provide overview information in a variety of subject areas.

  Find Articles

Academic Search Premier (Ebsco) Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images Resource contains audioelm database
A good place to start research on all academic subjects. This database provides full text for nearly 4,500 journals, including full text for more than 3,600 peer-reviewed titles.
Alt-Press Watch (ProQuest) Restricted Resource Some full text available
A full text database of newspapers, magazines and journals of the alternative and independent press. Features non-mainstream sources such as The Village Voice, Dissent, and Against the Current.
note: 1970 - present
Expanded Academic ASAP (GALE) Restricted Resource Some full text availableelm database
Start your research here on topics across all academic disciplines, from arts and the humanities to social sciences, science and technology. Access full text scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers.
note: 1980 - present, updated daily
GreenFILE Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains imageselm
This comprehensive resource draws on the connection 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.
ProQuest US Newsstream Restricted Resource Some full text availableelm database
Full text of U.S. and international news sources, including major newspapers such as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and the Christian Science Monitor. Includes full text access to the Star Tribune. A good place to research local topics and current events.
note: 1980 - present

  Find Books and eBooks

Library Catalog -- Greenhaven Press Search
Search the collection of print books in IHCC catalog for your argument topic, as well as the library collections of all MnPALS Consortium libraries. Choose the advanced search option, type your topic in the first box and "Greenhaven Press" in the second box.

  Find Streaming Video

Films on Demand Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains video Resource contains audio
Access to over 200,000 streamed academic videos on a wide range of topics.
Films on Demand -- debate films Restricted Resource
Intelligence Squared is a forum for debate and intelligent discussion on a range of provocative and timely topics

  Websites

Minnesota Issues Resource Guides Some full text available
These guides give an introduction to resources available in the Minnesota Legislative Reference Library on topics of interest to Minnesota legislators.
ProCon.org Some full text availablefindit
Website that presents controversial issues in a non-partisan, pro-con format.

  Research and Writing Assistance

Writing Center Handouts -- UNC
Created by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Writing Center, these handouts offer great tips on all aspects of the writing process. Includes strategies for writing papers, citation and sentence level concerns, specific writing assignments, and writing for specific fields.
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