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This collection includes over 9,400 e-books encompassing a variety of business topics such as...
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Provides searchable full-text e-book versions of many reference works, including multi-volume...
Streaming Video Collections
Search these database to find reseach on Leadership from a multidisciplinary perspective.
Discover articles from many of our databases.
Search these database to find reseach on Leadership from a business/management perspective.
Search these database to find reseach on Leadership from a psychological/behavioral perspective.
Check out the subject specific pages for databases that describe your organization (e.g. Nursing See Health & Medicine)
Some select Leadership periodicals to browse:
If we don't have immediate access to an article you need, you can always request it through Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) for electronic delievery in 3-4 business days.
Search for newspaper content
Full-text information and perspectives from over 600 U.S. and over 700 international sources,...
Provides access to full text resources on topics including current and general news; business...
Or browse key local, state, and national newspapers
Full online access to The New York Times is now available to the Saint Mary’s College of California community. Once you create an account using your stmarys-ca.edu email address, you will have unlimited access to all content on nytimes.com. (For more information, see "How Do I Access the New York Times?")
The accepted format for citing sources in the social sciences is the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. the Leadership programs at Saint Mary’s College, too, emphasizes the use of APA in related course work. For help citing sources use the Library's APA Format Guide
APA Style Guide for Business - A supplement to the regular APA Style Guide highlighting common, hard to cite data-focused resources.
The full manual is available in the Library.
Other helpful resources
See our short animated tutorials on APA citation on our YouTube channel.
Questions about grammar and structure? Don't forget to refer to the writing manuals used in the SMC ENGL 3, 4 and 5 courses. We have a couple of copies on Reserve if you need to quickly refer back to rules on commas, noun/pronoun agreement, structuring your paper, or other issues.
- Writing handbook for Saint Mary's College of California (call #808.042 Sa24 at the Circulation / Reserves Desk)
- Writing research papers across the curriculum, by Susan M. Hubbuch (call #808.042 H862 at the Circulation / Reserves Desk)
The Writing Center
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 1st floor De La Salle, or call them at 925.631.4684
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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.
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
Other helpful tutorials
- Browse through some of our suggested video tutorial on the research process, evaluating sources, database searching and more at the SMC Library Research Tutorials page.
- Looking for more? Additional tutorials are available through our Information Literacy Course Modules (ILCM) by Credo and the library youtube channel.
Also, see these great resources from other libraries: