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Discover articles and books from many of our databases.
Scholarly Articles (general multidisciplinary searching)
Newspapers / Government Reports
Excellent summaries and contrasting viewpoints on legislation, with emphasis on U.S. government. Best to browse by topic (e.g. education, immigration)
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 State Statistics is an online source of 200 data series for all states, and over 150...
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]
Purdue OWL: White Paper - A online guide to writing a white paper from the Online Writing Lab from Purdue.
Use Albert and Link+ to find books on broad topics, for example: migrants and philippines
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Agriculture / free online database:
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for NGO and governmental information to find policies and regulatory information. Search by government agency, by state, by country, by NGO name and then pair that with terms like: migrants, immigrants, overseas workers, workers, refugees, etc.
TIP: If searching for US government documents, use your keywords and then add site:.gov to it. Your results will just have the .gov in the domain name.
Department of Labor - For federal regulations, this is a great place to start.
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:
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.
APA Style Guide for Business supplement to the regular APA Style Guide highlighting common, hard to cite data-focused resources.
Citation Management Software
Having trouble putting it all together? The SMC Center for Writing Across the Curriculum (or, "The Writing Center") offers peer-to-peer advising sessions for both undergraduate and graduate students. You can call or stop by to make an appointment, or can also drop in and do a session immediately, if an adviser is available. See their website for more information, or stop by the first floor of DeLaSalle, or call us: 925.631.4684