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Credo Reference Online & CQ Researcher
Both of these resources are a good way to get started...
Original, comprehensive reporting on issues in the news. (Good for finding pro/con resources.)
Visit the Citation GoodGuide for examples of citations in APA, MLA, SBL, Chicago, and Turabian citation style.
Use this search box to search for books around the world!!
relevance only drop down To request an item, click on "Request Item" button. Do NOT click on the "HOLDS" button for now.
TIPS and HINTS for Books
Go to an encyclopedia entry first and then look up the books from the reference list in the catalog. (Remember the "relevance only" tab and to get "books" note "ebooks".)
On your interlibrary loan form, put
. We will get it as soon as we can, and putting in an earlier date will NOT make it come any sooner. in the date the assignment is DUE as your "Need By" date As soon as you get your assignment, gather your resources.
, and you would be wise to use it for this assignment. Interlibrary loan takes time for books Come see a librarian right away -- even if s/he just presented in your classroom. It isn't cheating.
here to fill out an evaluation form for this class.
Good Library Search
Search for an item at Good Library:
This search will get you both books and articles found in the library.
Use the facets (on the left side of the page) to limit your results like you want. It is common to limit by "article" and "full text".
You can ILL articles as well! We will email you the article.
You may find the EBSCO interface yields more specific results
With EBSCO, you can choose which databases you want to search. For your class, I would suggest the following...
Academic Search Premier
Communication & Mass Media Complete (for some topics)
ERIC (for some topics)
Health Source - Consumer Edition (for some topics)
PsycARTICLES (for all of your topics)
PsycINFO (for all of your topics)
Social Sciences Full Text - H.W.Wilson (for all of your topics)
SocINDEX with Full Text (for all of your topics)
Pay attention to the facets on the side. You can use them to change your results quickly.
You can InterLibrary Loan articles as well if we do not have the full text. The article will usually come in a day or two.