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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 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

 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: 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!

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