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Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, & Almanacs

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Contains the complete Encyclopaedia Britannica, Britannica Student Encyclopedia, Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, as well as videos, blogs, news, research tools, and links to editor-selected websites. [more info]
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Articles (from journals)

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The resources listed in this section are all good places to find magazines and journals.  If you need to find scholarly articles (sometimes called "peer-reviewed" or "refereed") each of these has a limiter that can limit your search to just scholarly journals.  [more info]
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In addition to providing scholarly journals and popular magazines for all subjects, this resource provides especially good coverage of the humanities and social sciences. [more info]
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Books / Book Chapters

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This is the place to find out what books, videos, and other materials can be found in the library.  You will need to record the "Call Number" and "Location" for any book that interests you.  If you are looking for journals, please use Periodical Locator [more info]
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Interface change coming soon! The FirstSearch platform will transition to WorldCat Discovery on December 31, 2015. Catalog of over 62 million titles cataloged by libraries worldwide ... [more info]
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News Articles

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Provides full-text for over 600 U.S. and over 700 international news sources. [more info]
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Full text for thousands of national newspapers, with some international coverage. [more info]
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Style Manuals & Citation Management Tools

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Check your citation style for papers and speeches [more info]
 
 

Articles (from magazines)

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The resources listed in this section are all good places to find magazines and journals.  If you need to find scholarly articles (sometimes called "peer-reviewed" or "refereed") each of these has a limiter that can limit your search to just scholarly journals.  [more info]
Location: Campus/Remote
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In addition to providing scholarly journals and popular magazines for all subjects, this resource provides especially good coverage of the humanities and social sciences. [more info]
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Reference Information

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Facts and overviews of historic events and issues since 1940. [more info]
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Online reference book chronicles American events, people, and places for each decade. [more info]
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Database of full-text scholarly reference books on all subjects. [more info]
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Best Bets

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Facts and overviews of historic events and issues since 1940. [more info]
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Contains secondary and primary sources discussing today's social issues. [more info]
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A great place to search on any current or historical issues that have come up before Congress.  CQ is an organization that writes both weekly reports and longer analyses. [more info]
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Full text analysis of opposing viewpoints for more than 600 controversial topics in the news... [more info]
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Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia
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