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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...
The ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States is the authoritative and comprehensive...
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."
The Literature Review: A Research Journey - An overview of the literature review iterative process. This particular guide has an educational focus, but a literature review for any discipline has similar steps and processes. From the Harvard Library.
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.
Oxford Index (Oxford Bibliographies) - Find scholarly research, including scholarly bibliographies on a variety of subjects. SMC does not have a subscription to this database, but Oxford does allow browsing of the contents. Let a librarian know if would like to locate something from within this database. Ask Us!
Locating Experts in your Research - A help guide on how to do this from SMC Library. [pdf file]
Primary and Secondary Sources - A chart that looks at the differences between primary and secondary sources for the humanities and social sciences. From SMC Library. [pdf file]
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, select Get Company Info right below the main search box. Type in the company name or ticker. This search defaults to the Dossier (Business section). 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.
Non-GMO Project - An ongoing site that looks at whether a company or product uses GMO products and encourages consumers to use non-GMO products only. Browse by category to see if your favored product is there.
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.