Selected Resources for: Noncredit

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Subject Librarian:

Kristen Mastel

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Resource page for noncredit courses, classes and learners.


Catalogs and Bibliographies

Catalogs

The world's largest library network containing information about 1.3 billion items in 18,000 libraries worldwide.


General Reference Sources

General Reference Works

Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) is a Web-based virtual library containing online magazines, newspapers, journal articles, and information from encyclopedias, almanacs, directories, and other resources. ELM is a compilation of thorough and accurate


Internet Resources

Gateways & Megasites

Google Scholar enables you to search specifically for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research. The public version has limited access to some of these resources.

If you are a Minnesota resident, MnKnows is a portal to Minnesota's online library services! Minnesota's libraries cooperate to connect Minnesotans with the world of information, the content of their collections, and the expertise of their staff members.


Web Sites

An online service for information and research help available to all Minnesota residents and students 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. AskMN is a cooperative service of Minnesota libraries.

InfoNOW is the fee-based document delivery and research service from the University of Minnesota Libraries. InfoNOW supports the document and research needs of legal, health care, technology, consulting, and numerous other fields. What we offer: -Immediate access to more than 80,000 journals and 7 million volumes -Personalized work with expert researchers and information professionals -Web-based system to submit and track requests -Standard and expedited service levels -Committed to client satisfaction and confidentiality Through InfoNOW, the vast resources of the University of Minnesota Libraries and supplemental resources from around the world are available to our clients.

Minnesota Reflections is a collection of more than 6,000 digital images of Minnesota prior to 1908, representing the first 50 years of statehood. The images were contributed by about 60 libraries, archives, museums, and historical societies from all corners of the state. This is the first collection of images produced by the Minnesota Digital Library Coalition. Future additions will include documents that have played an important role in Minnesota history.

This combined catalog of the library resources of the state offers a wealth of materials which can be borrowed through the electronic InterLibrary Loan form on the University Libraries' home page. MnLINK also allows selective searching in specific libraries or regions, making it possible to locate materials in public libraries in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area that are within commuting range of the University's campuses.

Create a sensible timeline for research projects with Research Project Calculator.


Style Manuals and Writing Guides

Bibliography Software

Free web-based bibliographic citation software developed for Firefox browsers that is useful for organizing your research sources, creating bibliographies and sharing sources with others. Zotero will capture bibliographic information and links to documents found on websites or library databases. See the brief tutorials for Getting Started. or view the library workshop Zotero Basics.


Library Information

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