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Topic Ideas, Facts, and Overviews
Find background information on popular research topics.

Research Guides
Not sure where to start? Explore librarian-recommended resources for particular subject areas and individual classes.

Search the Library's Main Collections

Search the library's physical collection along with online journals and eBooks.

Articles (Scholarly)
Search specifically for articles within LibSearch.

Books and More

Search specifically for the library's books, videos, DVDs, scores and more.

Movies and Streaming Music
Search for DVDs, streaming video, and online music. 

Course Reserves
Find items reserved for your class by your professor.

Research Databases
Select a specific database and search for full-text articles in magazines, newspapers, and scholarly journals.

Journal Titles
Search by journal or newspaper title to find subscription information and coverage dates.

Explore Specialized Collections

Government Publications
Access materials that have been published online or in print by an official government office or agency.

The Repository @ St. Cloud State
Discover scholarly, scientific, and creative content produced by St. Cloud State faculty, students, and staff.

Joan K. Blaska Collection
Explore a collection of books that includes characters with disabilities or illnesses, written for children from preschool through third grade.

Multicultural Resource Center Collection
Browse current materials on historically excluded racial and ethnic groups of color in the United States.

Thesis Collection
Locate theses and starred papers written by students at St. Cloud State University. Most recently published theses are in The Repository @ St. Cloud State

University Archives
Find historical information about St. Cloud State University and explore other special collections.

For Faculty and Instructors

Visit our new research guide, and:

  • Schedule customized library instruction for your class.
  • Connect and collaborate with a library faculty member.
  • Reserve items for the exclusive use of your students.
  • Find out more about copyright and publishing.
  • Learn how to configure links for off-campus access.

For Graduate Students

Visit our new research guide, and:

  • Discover what the library has for graduate students.
  • Learn about copyright and your culminating project.
  • Request library access if completing a degree but not enrolled in classes.