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Ebrary Academic Complete is a highly interactive eBook database from ebrary that covers all...

A database of reference encyclopedias and handbooks published by SAGE covering the social...

Provides searchable full-text e-book versions of many reference works, including multi-volume...

 

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Multisearch & Leadership Article Databases

Multisearch

Discover articles and books from many of our databases.


   

 Includes abstracts and indexing to articles from over 1,000 worldwide business periodicals. Includes Wall Street Journal.

The industry's most popular business research database, features the full text for more than 2,100 journals. Includes Harvard Business Review. 

Online service providing full-text access to the journal resources of a management library....

 

Multi-disciplinary database providing the complete content from six of Wilson's full-text databases, including Business Full Text.

PsycINFO is an electronic bibliographic database that provides abstracts and citations to the...

Indexes and abstracts articles in the fields of sociology, anthropology, criminology,...

Indexes and abstracts articles in the fields of community development; crisis intervention;...

Communication Abstracts "covers communication-related articles, reports, papers, and books from...

This resource is useful for philosophical discussion of ethics. 

 

Includes citations for dissertations ranging from 1861 to those accepted last semester; those...

Citation

The accepted format for citing sources for both undergraduate and graduate Leadership programs at Saint Mary's is the Publication manual of the American Psychological Association, or "APA style." For help citing sources use the Library's APA Format Guide

The full manual is available in the Library. Also use the APA Style Guide to Electronic References.

Research Tips

Getting Started

Find background information and synthesized anaylsis in books and reference sources. These types of resources can help you

  • build a context for your topic
  • build a vocabulary to find more information
  • understand how to organize your topic
  • narrow and broaden the scope of your topic

See the "Find Books and Videos" heading above for links to Albert and Link+, our book catalogs, as well as online encyclopedias and handbooks.Keep your searches broad to get the most inclusive and helpful sources.   

 

Articles

Current research is reported in journal articles. Research articles will help you identify key rsearchers and studies in your topic. See the "Multisearch and Leadership Article Databases" tab for the recommended resources to find articles on your topic. No one database is fully exclusive nor comprehensive, so be sure to search more than one.    

 

Dissertations and Theses

Looking at other dissertations and theses is a great research strategy. You can use them to

  • observe how someone else has organized a similar topic
  • read an example of a literature review
  • review the works cited / bibliography to find additional research 

 To find a large sample of disserations and theses, including recent SMC graduates' theses, search 

 

 

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