Descriptions of Resources Available

Quiet Study Room
The Library has one study room available
that seats two to four students. The room is reserved for small groups of students who need to study together, or who want an environment that has less distraction.

The room can be "checked out" for one hour at a time. Reservations for the room can be made ahead of time--up to two weeks in advance. To check the room out or make a reservation please stop by the Library Service Desk and remember to bring your FDLTCC student ID!

Have more questions ? Ask the Library Staff!

Union Catalog
MnPals is a gateway that provides Internet access to the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities StatewideAutomated Library System (MnSCU/PALS). For more information about MnSCU/PALS, check out their home page.

PALS services include all MNSCU (MN State Colleges and University) institutions and the libraries of many private colleges; state agencies; public, school, and special libraries.

OCLC FirstSearch
A Web-based Online Reference Tool

FirstSearch gives library users instant online access to OCLC WorldCat. Best of all, library holdings are displayed up front, so users can easily identify items in their own library's collection.

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Descriptions of Resources

Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College
2101 14th Street
Cloquet MN 55720

218/879.0838 Library
218/879.0800 College Switchboard

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last revised: 09/30/2008
serving the FDLTCC community since 2001

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Electronic Databases

AIHEC Virtual Library = Accessible by All Users.
Tribal College Library

Like any library, the AIHEC Virtual Library is an organized collection of information that has been selected to meet the needs of a particular set of users. The "virtual" part of the term is meant to indicate that the information is on the Internet.

The AIHEC Virtual Library provides subject-based searching to selected internet resources. The primary focus is Native American resources.

EBSCO = Available ON-CAMPUS. OFF-CAMPUS access ONLY to FDLTCC students & employees. Ask Staff.
A Statewide Program to Offer Access to Information Resources
EBSCO Publishing offers a broad range of full text and bibliographic databases designed to meet the reference needs of all library types worldwide. EBSCO has designed its search interfaces to seamlessly interact with other electronic resources held in a library's collection -- effectively creating a one-stop research environment.

ELM = Requires MN Pulbic Library card.
Funded by the Minnesota Legislature to give Minnesota Residents access to Online Information Resources
ELM (Electronic Library for Minnesota) gives Minnesota residents online access to magazine, journal, and newspaper articles, eBooks (electronic books), and information from other reference sources.

ELM provides information on a vast array of topics, including consumer information, arts and humanities, current events, health, science, social science, politics, business, and more.

Endocrine Society Journals = Available ON-CAMPUS only.
Online Access to Articles
The Endocrine Society is the world's largest and most active professional organization of endocrinologists in the world. Founded in 1916, the Society is internationally known as the leading source of state-of-the-art research and clinical advancements in endocrinology and metabolism. The Endocrine Society is dedicated to promoting excellence in research, education and clinical practice in the field of endocrinology. The Society publishes four major peer-reviewed journals about endocrinology and metabolism.

ERIC = Accessible by All Users.
A Digital Library of Education-related Resources
The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC), sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education, produces the world's premier database of journal and non-journal education literature. The ERIC online system provides the public with a centralized ERIC Web site for searching the ERIC bibliographic database of more than 1.1 million citations going back to 1966. More than 107,000 full-text non-journal documents (issued 1993-2004), previously available through fee-based services only, are now available for free.

Free Medical Journals = Accessible by All Users.
Promoting Free Access to Medical Journals
The Free Medical Journals Site is dedicated to the promotion of free access to medical journals over the Internet.

Gale Databases = Available ON-CAMPUS. OFF-CAMPUS access ONLY to FDLTCC students & employees. Ask Staff.
A MINITEX Statewide Database Access Program
The electronic resources available in this collection provide access to topics including medical, health, and wellness information; history, biography, social studies, and business research. Some of these articles are full-text.

Geological Society of America = Available ON-CAMPUS only.
A Three Year Program Providing Access to Students at Minority Institutions.
The program provides free online access to the Geological Society of America's Journals: Geosphere, Geology, and Bulletin.

GreenFILE = Accessible by All Users.
A bibliographic database of information about environmental concerns
GreenFILE indexes scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports. This resource offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the environment. Drawing on the connection between the environment and disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology, GreenFILE serves as an informative resource for anyone concerned about the issues facing our planet. The database contains nearly 300,000 records, full text for selected titles and searchable cited references for more than 200 titles as well. 

JSTOR = Available ON-CAMPUS. OFF-CAMPUS access ONLY to FDLTCC students & employees. Ask Staff.
Full-Text Scholarly Journals
JSTOR provides full-text access to selected scholarly journals starting with first issues, some titles going back to the nineteenth century. We have access to Biological Sciences Collection.

Minnesota Reflections = Accessible by All Users.
A Project of the Minnesota Digital Library
“Minnesota Reflections” brings more than 5,000 photographs, postcards and stereographs of Minnesota from before 1909, contributed by more than 50 cultural heritage organizations, to people around the world. Each picture in “Minnesota Reflections” is a digital copy of an image from the early days of the state, accompanied by information about the  image.

MnLink = Requires MN Pulbic Library card.
A statewide virtual library
MnLINK supports and develops a technology infrastructure and collaboration to facilitate equitable and shared access to library and information resources for all people of Minnesota.

North American Indian Biographical Database = Available ON-CAMPUS. OFF-CAMPUS access ONLY to FDLTCC students & employees. Ask Staff.
Biographical Information on Indigenous Peoples of North America
The North American Indian Biographical Database contains over 41,000 pages of text and images. Included are biographies, auto-biographies, personal narratives, speeches, diaries, letters, and oral histories.

Open Library = Accessible by All Users.
A project creating free web access to important book collections
Books available on this site that are public domain it can be downloaded and printed for free.

ProQuest = Available ON-CAMPUS. OFF-CAMPUS access ONLY to FDLTCC students & employees. Ask Staff.
Newsstand Complete
ProQuest Newsstand Complete is an accessible and thorough Web-based, full-text database of over 250 newspapers that enables users to search the latest news from around the world. Access a wide range of articles, not only top new stories, but arts, sports, and entertainment stories as well.

Tribal College Journal Index = Accessible by All Users.
An On-line Index
An index of articles for the Tribal College Journal. We have print copies of the journal from summer 1989 to date.