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FIND AN ARTICLE: SEARCH THE LIBRARY’S DATABASES
These databases are either tailored to your subject or they provide coverage over a wide range of interdisciplinary topics. Before you start, you might take a look at some tips on searching databases.
- Academic Search Premier: An interdisciplinary database that provides full text for nearly 4,600 journals, including more than 3,900 peer-reviewed titles
- Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection Access to nearly 575 full text publications, including 550 peer-reviewed journals that contain information about psychology
- PsycArticles More than 153,000 articles from nearly 80 journals--48 published by the American Psychological Association (APA) and 11 from allied organizations--that were published from 1894 to the present
- Issues and Controversies: Covers current social topics that inspire debate and controversy and offers information on both sides of the argument
- Points of View: Offers overviews on a variety of current events and sets of opposing viewpoints on controversial subjects
- Health Source: Consumer Edition: Access to information from more than 80 full text, consumer health magazines and is updated on a daily basis
FIND A BOOK: ONLINE OR IN THE LIBRARY
If you can't go the library's stacks, check out our collection of online reference books:
If you can visit the library, it's easy to browse our collection because we organize books by their subject:
Organizing Books By Subject
||CALL NUMBER HEADING
|Social History. Social Reform.
|Family. Marriage. Women.
|Communities. Classes. Races.
|Social Pathology. Criminology.
You also might try these reference books:
Although these websites are likely to be accurate, you should still evaluate information found on the Internet.
- Institute for Research on Poverty: Hosted by University of Wisconsin-Madison, provides overviews of issues related to poverty, links to recent studies, and news stories
- Department of Health and Human Services: Provides governmental information on specific populations, regulations and policies, statistics, and reports along with links to social service organizations
- State of OR Department of Health and Human Services: Aimed to general users, not scholars, but news, publications, policies related to human services in Oregon, along with links to local offices, providers, and agencies
- Social Psychology Network: Provides links to other websites, organized by topic, and offers headlines and news related to psychology and social services
- Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics: An online journal that presents articles related to values and ethics as they pertain to issues in social work
- Portland Research and Training Center: Offers research articles, news reports, and discussion boards on issues in mental and community health, hosted by a program at Portland State University
- National Organization for Human Services: Presents information on the organization’s activities, including sections for students, updates on events, and articles on ethics and standards
- Mental Help Net: Provides articles, topic overviews, news stories related to psychology, and podcasts from counselors
FIND A PRINT JOURNAL: READ THE LATEST ISSUES
The library subscribes to magazines and journals that are related to your field. Head to Tioga 2 and browse through some of these journals:
- Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
- Child Development
- Family Relations
- Journal of Marriage and the Family
- Exceptional Children
CITATION GUIDES: CREATE A BIBLIOGRAPHY
Whether you use websites, electronic journals, reference books, or print resources, you will need a bibliography. Here’s some information on how to cite your sources:
- Avoid inadvertent plagiarism: [PDF] It’s possible to copy from a source and not even know that you’ve done anything wrong.
- KnightCite: This great site formats the bibliographic entry for you, and you can select the appropriate style (MLA, APA, Chicago).
- Guide to the MLA style: [PDF] The MLA-style is generally used for papers written in the humanities.
- Guide for the APA style: [PDF] The APA-style is generally used for papers written in the social sciences, especially psychology.
FIND MORE HELP: USE COLLEGE RESOURCES
Don’t hesitate to talk to a librarian, a tutor, or your instructor when conducting research. Make the most of these resources!