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  • Magazines in the Library

    Need a break from screens? Stop by the Library and enjoy the simple pleasure of flipping through the pages of a magazine. We have the following subscriptions to choose from:

    • Atlantic Monthly
    • Better Homes and Gardens
    • Computers in Libraries
    • Consumer Reports
    • Discover
    • Entrepreneur
    • Fast Company
    • Hot Rod
    • House Beautiful
    • IQ: Initiative Quarterly
    • Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA)
    • Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
    • Library Journal
    • Midwest Living
    • Minnesota History
    • Motor Trend
    • Mpls St Paul
    • National Geographic
    • OfficePro
    • People
    • Prevention
    • Psychology Today
    • Reader’s Digest
    • Real Simple
    • Rolling Stone
    • Southern Living
    • Time
    • Twin Cities Business
    • Wired

    We’ve got comfy spaces to kick back and read, or you can check out a few issues and take them home. Enjoy!

    January 30, 2023 • Uncategorized • Views: 583

  • Consumer Health Complete update

    EBSCO recently released new and updated content on its Consumer Health Complete database, as well as an improved interface. Consumer Health Complete is a comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content covering all areas of health and wellness, including addiction, aging, fitness, nutrition, and relationships. It includes over 300 health reference ebooks and encyclopedias, over 400 full-text journals and magazines, over 2,600 evidence-based health reports, and hundreds of animations, medical images, and pamphlets. The new interface allows enhanced search filtering and the ability to browse trending topics, health reports, drug information, natural and alternative treatments, and medical images and diagrams. The new interface also features Google Drive integration, text-to-speech for HTML articles, and new citation export options.

    Take a look! And thanks to Beth Staats at Minitex for letting us know about these changes.

    September 9, 2022 • Uncategorized • Views: 272

  • Star Tribune

    Exciting news! The Star Tribune is now providing everyone at DCTC with free digital access through their News in Education program. That’s right, everyone at DCTC, for free. Just e-mail library@dctc.edu and we’ll send you the link and our username and password (we can’t share these publicly, of course).

    If you’re looking for older articles, ProQuest U.S. Newsstream has full text from the Star Tribune from 1986 through yesterday’s edition.

    Enjoy daily world, national, and state news from a trusted source!

    August 30, 2022 • Uncategorized • Views: 325

  • Summer reading

    There’s still plenty of time for summer reading! We’ve got hundreds of books filled with adventure, mystery, romance, sci-fi, fantasy, humor, horror, and more. Find them in our Fiction collection or currently on display in the Library.

    July 7, 2022 • Uncategorized • Views: 306

  • Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

    May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, a celebration of the Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) who have enriched American history and culture. Learn more with books, ebooks, and videos from our collection. Check out these sites for more information:

    May 19, 2022 • Uncategorized • Views: 2104

  • Summer hours

    The Library’s summer hours are:

    • Monday – Thursday: 8 AM to 1 PM
    • Friday: CLOSED

    Whether you’re traveling, gardening, or looking for some good fiction to read this summer, we’ve got you covered. And don’t forget, our Online Resources are always open.

    May 18, 2022 • Uncategorized • Views: 40722

  • Gardening resources

    It’s May in Minnesota, which means it’s time to start planning our gardens! We’ve got hundreds of books and ebooks on all kinds of gardening, which you can also find in our virtual Gardening & Landscaping collection or currently on display in the Library.


    Ebooks Minnesota offers ebooks on gardening for kids, attracting butterflies, indoor gardening, landscaping with native plants, square foot gardening, and more.


    Gardening and Horticulture is one of our Gale databases, with millions of articles on the scientific aspects of horticulture as well as practical gardening information.

    May 2, 2022 • Uncategorized • Views: 2070

  • Library closed during spring break

    The Library will be closed for spring break from Saturday, March 5th through Sunday, March 13th. Staff will be here limited hours during the break; please e-mail library@dctc.edu if you need anything.

    Have a happy and safe spring break, everyone!

    March 4, 2022 • Uncategorized • Views: 1569

  • Russia-Ukraine conflict

    Black smoke rises from a military airport in Chuguyev near Kharkiv, Ukraine, on 24 February 2022. © Aris Messinis/AFP via Getty Images/TNS The situation in Ukraine is rapidly changing. Learn more and keep up-to-date with these resources:

    • Gale in Context: Global Issues. Reference content, news, viewpoints, country information, primary source documents, videos, statistics, and more, covering the most important issues of the modern world. Includes a new report on the Russia-Ukraine Conflict.
    • ProQuest U.S. Newsstream. Full-text articles from hundreds of U.S. newspapers, newswires, and news sites, including same day access to over 250 titles. Includes the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and Star Tribune.
    • Gale OneFile: News. Articles from more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, as well as leading titles from around the world.
    • Newspaper Source. Full-text articles from hundreds of newspapers, plus television and radio news transcripts.
    • World Politics Review. Analysis of world politics and global trends.

    March 3, 2022 • Uncategorized • Views: 434

  • Magazines in the Library

    Need a break from screens? Stop by the Library and enjoy the simple pleasure of flipping through the pages of a magazine. We have the following subscriptions to choose from:

    • Atlantic Monthly
    • Better Homes and Gardens
    • Computers in Libraries
    • Consumer Reports
    • Discover
    • Entrepreneur
    • Fast Company
    • Health
    • Hot Rod
    • House Beautiful
    • IQ: Initiative Quarterly
    • Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA)
    • Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
    • Library Journal
    • Midwest Living
    • Minnesota History
    • Motor Trend
    • Mpls St Paul
    • National Geographic
    • OfficePro
    • People
    • Prevention
    • Psychology Today
    • Reader’s Digest
    • Shape
    • Southern Living
    • Twin Cities Business
    • Wired

    We’ve got comfy spaces to kick back and read, or you can check out a few issues and take them home. Enjoy!

    November 17, 2021 • Uncategorized • Views: 526