Discover articles and books from many of our databases.
Newspapers / Government Reports
Dissertations are a great place to find resource lists and bibliographies that could be helpful for your own literature review or research paper. Many of these dissertations or theses are 100+ pages, so it is best to save it to your desktop, and then go through the resource list at the end.
There are a variety of places to find statistics, depending on the type of statistic you are seeking! Here are some general places to get demographic and social science statistics. Please ask for help if you are seeking something more specific, or try going to the subject guide that closely fits your topic (for example, education, business administration, politics, or sociology). There are some excellent statistics on the General Statistics page for the Library.
RAND California is an online source for California and U.S. public policy issues with an...
ProQuest Statistical DataSets is a Web-based research solutions tool that provides fast and easy...
Center for Disease Control (CDC) - National health statistics, including wellness, violence, and full reports
Fedstats - Employment statistics, governmental stats (public policy) such as food, energy, economy, and much more
General Social Survey - The GSS "contains a standard 'core' of demographic, behavioral, and attitudinal questions, plus topics of special interest. Many of the core questions have remained unchanged since 1972 to facilitate time-trend studies as well as replication of earlier findings."
National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) - Contains a digest of statistics, and other searchable tables and figures. This includes National Assessment of Educational Progress, Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, National Household Educational Surveys Program, Education Longitudinal Study, and Schools and Staffing Survey.
Panel Study of Income Dynamics - The "longest running longitudinal household study in the world."
Literature Reviews: An Overview for Graduate Students - This 9-1/2 minute video explains what a literature review is, and why it is important for graduate student research. From North Carolina State University.
To find articles on your product, try:
To find information about the history of the parent company, try using the International Directory of Company Histories (available in Gale Virtual Reference Library). Often these essays include recent events or controversies. You can just search within the set.
Business Source Premier and ABI/Inform do include some newspapers that relate to business, but there are other ways to get newspaper stories if you want to see about current events and the product you are researching. Try:
To find a better look at individual companies, try using Lexis-Nexis (domestic companies) and Euromonitor (international companies). Try using the ticker for quick access in the search boxes.
Tip for LexisNexis: When you get into this database, to to the drop-down menu above and to the right of the search box labeled Search by Content Type. Under the Companies heading, choose Dossier (Company, Executive and Industry). Use the ticker for a quick search. In the results, notice in the faceted searching on the left the links for news, brands, and the legal section. For private companies, try searching by company name and see if they have an entry.
Here are some article databases that deal with political, agricultural, or business issues.
APA Style Guide The Publication Manual for the American Psychological Association is available in the library reference and reserves collection at Call # 150.149 Am35b. In addition, the library subscribes to the APA Style Guide to Electronic References for formatting rules that apply to resources not found in the print manual.