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Getting Started With Research Resources: Home

Information on how to find resources for research, evaluate, and ethically cite them, as well as writing and citation help.

Getting Started

Distance Students

How can this LibGuide help me?

This LibGuide contains links and lots of information and support all to help you find the resources you need for your research needs.

There are four types of resources highlighted in the tabs at the top including:

  1. Reference Materials - Includes encyclopedias, which are a great place to start for background and statistical information
  2. Books and eBooks - Breadth and depth of information
  3. Articles - Primary research and more current information
  4. Web Sites - Alternative search engines and information from government agencies and associations

Saint Jerome, Patron Saint of Libraries from CSS Friends Charter

There are also tabs for images and videos and help on how to evaluate and ethically cite your sources, use EndNote, and writing help.

So explore all the tabs and links as they are designed to help make the process of finding resources easier and hopefully more enjoyable for you. Good luck and may Saint Jerome, the patron Saint of libraries, be your guide.

Saint Jerome, the patron Saint of libraries, from the CSS Library Friends Charter, painted by Meridith Schifsky


Fun Interactive Web Site

Interactive Web Site Thumbnail ImageRecently created by CSS Computer & Information Science students for their capstone course, this interactive web site has embedded links throughout an image of the lounge on the second floor of Tower Hall.

These links will take you to sights and sounds on campus, images of art, historical photographs, and resources for relaxation and staying connected to our community.

Check it out!

Library Hours

Fall & Spring semesters

​   Monday: 7:45 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
   Tuesday: 7:45 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
   Wednesday: 7:45 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
   Thursday: 7:45 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
   Friday: 7:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
   Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
   Sunday:  Noon - 8:00 p.m​

   Spring Break

   March 7th - 8th:  CLOSED
   March 9th - 13th:  8:00 a.m - 4:30 p.m.
   March 14th - 15th:  CLOSED

Easter Holiday

   April 9th:  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
   April 10th- 12th:  CLOSED

Spring Semester Final Exams

   May 3rd:  12:00 pm. - midnight
   May 4th - 6th:  7:45 a.m. - midnight
   May 7th - 8th:  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
   May 10th:  8:00 a.m. - noon

Good luck, Seniors!

Contact Us

If you are not sure where to direct a question, phone or email it to the Library. It will be forwarded to the appropriate person.

By phone:
The phone number of the Library's main desk is (218) 723-6140.
If you are a CSS distance student, you can use the CSS 800 number (1-800-447-5444) and ask to be transferred to the Library.

If you know the specific staff member you wish to speak to, use the Faculty & Staff tab on this page for their direct extension.

By mail:
The mailing address of the Library is:
The College of St. Scholastica Library
1200 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, MN 55811

By email:
The email address of the library is
If you know the specific staff member you wish to email, use the Faculty & Staff tab on this page for their email address.

For questions about your MINITEX materials or interlibrary loan in general, send email to