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Finding Background Information with Selected Reference Sources

Finding Scholarly Articles with Databases

For recommendations of additional databases, check the Subject Guides

  • Academic Search Complete
    A database of both scholarly and popular publications in a wide variety of disciplines and subject areas. Most full text is linked directly in the database; otherwise use the Get It links to check for full text online or in the library.
  • America History & Life
    Premier database of scholarly and professional journals covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. Some full text is linked directly in the database; otherwise, use the Get It links to check for full text online or in the library.
  • Communication and Mass Media Complete
    Premier database of scholarly and trade journals and books in media and communication and related areas. Some full text is linked directly in the database; otherwise, use the Check for Full Text buttons to check for full text online or in the library.
  • ERIC
    Premier database of scholarly and professional journals, books, documents, and more in education and related areas. Some full text is linked directly in the database; otherwise, use the Check for Full Text buttons to check for full text online or in the library.
  • Film and Television Literature Index with Full Text
    A database of scholarly journals, trade journals, books, and more in the areas of television and film. Most full text is linked directly in the database; otherwise use the Check for Full Text buttons to check for full text online or in the library.
  • PsycINFO
    Premier database of scholarly and professional journals and books in psychology and related areas. Some full text is linked directly in the database; otherwise, use the Check for Full Text buttons to check for full text online or in the library.

Finding Scholarly Books with Encompass Search

Encompass Search finds information by searching through a massive collection of books and scholarly journals, as well as newspapers and magazines, dissertations, conference proceedings, music, video, maps, and more.

  • Encompass Search
    To find only books, use the Books limit on the left sidebar of your search results page. Many items will be in Trexler Library; note the call number and status of the item to check its location and availability. For items not in Trexler Library, use the Interlibrary Loan button to request a copy from another library.

Citing Your Sources

For information on why to cite your sources and how to avoid plagiarism, see the Get Started with Library Research: Cite Sources guide.

Cite your sources in either APA Style or Chicago Style, depending on the disciplinary focus of your research.  Use APA Style for a psychological, educational, and/or media and communication focus.  Use Chicago Style for a historical focus.

 
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