Some Useful Information Sources -  Spring Semester 2002
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I.  Library Catalogs:

OhioLINK- Combined catalog of more than 75 Ohio academic libraries

II.   Databases for Finding Journal and Newspaper Articles: Some Places to Start:

ABI Inform   - Extensive index to business and management periodicals1971-  ; some full text.
Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe - General News Topics - indexes many newspapers back as far as 20 years; all full text.
Business News indexes journals, magazines, newspapers, wires, & transcripts.  Also
all full text.

Periodical Abstracts (was ProQuest) - indexes about 1800 periodicals 1986-  ; full text for many.  Indexes the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal for the current six months.
Wilson Indexes - includes Social Sciences Index, Humanities Index, and the General Science Index, 1989 to present.  Full text for many articles beginning in 1995.
ComAbstracts - Index to articles in communication journals 1984-  .
Consumer Index - Index to consumer information, 1986 to present.
Contemporary Women's Issues - Journal articles1988-  . Almost all full text.
Education Abstracts - Index  to articles on education 1985-  . Some full text.
ERIC - Index to articles in education 1966-  .
GenderWatch - Full text of articles about gender 1970-  .
P.A.I.S - Public Affairs Information Service; index to articles and some government documents 1972-  .
PsychINFO - Psychological Abstracts online, 1967-  .
Sociological Abstracts - 1963-  .

-or go to the Thomas Library web site to access the full range of All Databases.

III.   Locating Journals:

     At Wittenberg:

EZRA, the library catalog: Web EZRA - or - Telnet to EZRA
Periodicals Holdings List (PHiL - blue folders in Reference and in 1st floor periodicals area)
Journals the Library Has - covers online & in-house periodicals
     At other Ohio academic libraries:
OhioLINK Central Catalog  (Note: you cannot get periodicals via OhioLINK.)

IV. Search Engines:

Alta Vista

V. Management  Web Sites

Advertising World - "The Ultimate Marketing Communications Directory"  Has a ton of links. - "Today's News on the Net"
Business Research Sources: a Reference Navigator
Labor Research Portal - From UC Berkeley, this site provides guides to relevant information and organizations.  Many links.

VI.  Statistics:

University of Michigan Documents Center Statistical Resources on the Web
The United States Census Site.  From here you can click on the Related Sites box for links to State Data Centers and Fedstats, which has links to more than 70 statistical agencies
Statistical Universe  -  a source of general statistics
STAT-USA  -  Business, trade, and economic statistics from the US Department of Commerce
County Business Patterns 1995: Ohio. Ref. HA571.U54 1995
County and City Extra   Ref. HA203.C68  -or- County-City Databook for 1988 and 1994 -
Direct Marketing Association's Statistical Factbook  Ref HF5415.126 .S73 1996
Atlas of American Society  Ref. HN60 .A5 1995
Statistical Portrait of the United States: Social Conditions & Trends  Ref. HA214.S73 1998
U.S. Industry & Trade Outlook '99 Ref. HC106.82 .U16 1999
Consumer Expenditure Surveys - from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics

VII.  Legal and Government Resources:

          - Legal News
          - Federal Case Law / Federal Code
          - State  Case Law /  State Codes
          - Patents (1971-     )
Inflation Calculators -
Gateway to Ohio Government Pages
United States Government Manual.  Annual.  Reference Desk Collection HS17.E5

VIII.   Associations

Encyclopedia of Associations - Reference Desk Collection HS17.E5 1999
OR Associations Unlimited online

IX.  Information on Companies and Industries

      Standard & Poor's Directory of Corporations - current year - Ref. HG4057.A4
      Standard & Poor's Industry Surveys - current year -  Ref. HG4915.S651
      Value Line  -  current year  -  Ref. HG4501.V26
           -  Business News
           -  Company Financial Information on US companies (includes Hoover's Company Reports)
           -  SEC Filings & Reports (includes EDGAR)
           -  Industry News
                       Note: Lexis-Nexis is completely full text

X.   People Resources:

Stop by the library Reference desk.  Alternatively send e-mail to the reference desk  or phone the reference staff at 327-7511.

XI.  Evaluating and Citing the Material You Find

Evaluating the material you find online is very important!  Click here for helps.
When citing material, your instructor prefers that you use APA Citation Style.  This is explained in the following sources:

Book in Library Reference:
        APA. Publication manual of the American Psychological Association, Fifth Ed.
        Ref. BF 76.7 .P83 2001


Information specifically on Citing Electronic Sources
Examples of Electronic Resource Citations

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Compiled by Gina Entorf and Kathy Schulz
Last updated 1-16-02