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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 10,000 peer-reviewed titles.
- Newspaper Source: This database provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 U.S. and international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for 389 regional U.S. newspapers. Full-text television & radio news transcripts are also provided.
- Communications and Mass Media Collection: Access to more than 250 journals focused on the communications field, including advertising and public relations, linguistics, and literature
- InfoTrac Newsstand: Offers a collection of more than 1,000 newspaper that provide national and local coverage
- Points of View: Offers overviews on a variety of current events and sets of opposing viewpoints on controversial subjects
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
- A History of the U.S. Political System: Ideas, Interests, and Institutions: Combines unique historical analysis, scholarly essays, and primary source documents to explore the evolution of ideas and institutions that have shaped American government and Americans' political behavior
If you can visit the library, it's easy to browse our collection because we organize books by their subject:
|SUBJECT||CALL NUMBER HEADING|
|Political science (general)||JA|
|Public policy and administration (U.S.)||JK|
- Public Agenda: Provides research on public opinions and political activity on a variety of social issues
- Internet Public Library: Online newspapers: Contains links to online newspapers from many different nations, organized by geographic location
- FedStats: Presents governmental statistics, arranged in a topical list, and includes press releases from governmental agencies
- CIA World FactBook: Contains governmental information on the countries of the world, including data on a nation’s geography, history, economics, and communications systems
- Online Journalism Review: Provides articles on topics in journalism, how-to guides, a glossary, and current news releases
- Real Clear Politics: Presented daily links to political articles published in national and international newspapers and also offers links to editorials, blogs, polls and videos
- CNN: Provides national and international newstories, blogs, videos, and articles on contemporary politics as well as commentaries from a nationally known reporters and analysts
- FactCheck.org: Provides information on the accuracy of statements made by politicos and is hosted by Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania
The library subscribes to magazines and journals that are related to your field. Head to Tioga 2 and browse through some of these journals:
- The World
- Current History
- The Economist
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.
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Don't hesitate to talk to a librarian, a tutor, or your instructor when conducting research. Make the most of these resources!