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These databases are either tailored to your subject or they provide coverage over a wide range of interdisciplinary topics.
- Academic Search Complete: An interdisciplinary database that provides full text for nearly 14,000 journals, including more than 7,800 peer-reviewed titles.
- Points of View: Offers overviews on a variety of current events and sets of opposing viewpoints on controversial subjects
- Agricola: Access to information from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library with records that range from 1970 to the present
- Student Research Center: Access to information organized by subject from several kinds of resources, including magazines, country reports, and encyclopedias
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
If you can visit the library, it's easy to browse our collection because we organize books by their subject:
|SUBJECT||CALL NUMBER HEADING|
|Geography (general). Atlases. Maps.||G|
- Geology.com: Provides maps, satellite images, a dictionary, and overviews of topics in geology and earth science
- National Geophysical Data Center: Contains government data, divided into subjects, that includes information on space and astronomy, oceans and marine geology, as well as national hazards, global relief, and geomagnetic data sets
- U.S. Geological Survey: Offers government data that can be browsed by a wide variety of topics related to geology and related earth sciences
- Center for International Earth Science Information Network: Categorizes data on environmental science, GIS, and geology by subject and provides information on projects
- National Ocean Service: Provides governmental data on oceans and coastal regions, divided by topic
- National Park Services--Geology Resources Division: Offers overviews on minerals, geological hazards, and other topics, along with information on permits and planning
- Lunar and Planetary Institute: Provides information on space and scientific research, along with lunar atlases and maps of Mars, and is maintained by the Universities Space Research Association
The library subscribes to magazines and journals that are related to your field. Head to Tioga 2 and browse through some of these journals:
- Mother Earth News
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 is generally used for papers written in the humanities.
- Guide for the APA style: 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!