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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 Complete: An interdisciplinary database that provides full text for nearly 9,000 journals, including more than 7,800 peer-reviewed titles.
- Points of View: Overviews on a variety of current events and sets of opposing viewpoints on controversial subjects.
FIND A BOOK: ONLINE OR IN THE If you can't go the library's stacks, check out our collection of online reference books:
- Credo Reference Online: Access to more than 700 reference books, including general and specialized encyclopedias and dictionaries for overviews on topics
FIND A WEBSITE: USE INTERNET RESOURCES WISELY
Although these websites are likely to be accurate, you should still evaluate information found on the Internet.
Division of Anthropology, American Museum of Natural History: Collections of artifacts from around the world are digitized, and field notes on the research that went into finding them are available.
Alaska Native Collections: This Smithsonian Institution site is a colorful catalog of Arctic culture.
Anthropology in the News: Provides current news stories about anthropology and recent discoveries in the field
Electronic Journal of Sociology: Presents peer-reviewed articles on sociology and maintains an archive of previously published papers
CIA World Factbook: Offers demographic and geographic statistic about countries around the world.
American FactFinder: Provides governmental data on the US population, including data sets, maps, and links to other resources
FedStats: A gateway to statistics compiled by more than 100 agencies of the federal government to provide information on the US population.
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:
- American Journal of Sociology
- Sociology of Education
- American Anthropologist
- Journal of Anthropological Research
- Journal of Rural Sociology
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: 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:The MLA style generally is used for papers written in the humanities.
- Guide for the APA style: The APA style generally is 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!