Course Research Pages

SSC 482 - Immigration, Transnationalism & Global Studies

Finding Background Information

Credo Reference - A collection of online reference books. Search by keyword for an overview of your topic.

Encyclopedia Britannica Online - Another source of online background information.

Gale Virtual Reference Library - Search by keyword on topics such as globalization for background information.

Finding Information on Social Welfare Topics in the Book and Media Catalog

Bowman Library Book and Media Catalog - search by keyword or subject heading to find books in the Bowman Library collection. Some suggested subject headings for some of your topics are listed below.

Finding Magazine, Newspaper, and Journal Articles

CountryWatch - Search reports and news wire items on international topics by using the search box in the upper right-hand corner.

CQ Researcher - Search here for reports on timely and controversial topics, such as globalization, corporate social responsibility, and technology.

EBSCOhost - Our largest collection of articles in newspapers, magazines, and journals. Be sure to take a look at the subject headings that appear on the left after you've done your search.

JSTOR - Scholarly journal articles in various fields.

LexisNexis Academic - Magazines and newspapers from around the world.

Using the World of Google

Google Scholar - Provides access to scholarly literature only. Note that the full text is not available for all articles. If full text is not available, try searching the journal name in the bottom search box on the Library home page to see if the Library has a subscription. You may also order the article via Interlibrary Loan.

Google Books - Use to search for and view Ebooks on the web. Some books may be available in partial view only. Books can be ordered via Interlibrary Loan.

Google Advanced Search - Use this to restrict your results to pages with specific domains (such as .org) or with specific dates.

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Research Tips

These Research Guides have been prepared by librarians to assist with your research. Read more:

Evaluating Web Resources

Critically Analyzing Information Sources

Searching Electronic Resources Effectively

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Citing Your Research

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association - BF76.7 .P83 2010 (Located in Library Permanent Reserves)