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Thomas Library

Selected Resources for Public Reasoninging and Communication

Finding Books | News & Article Sources | Finding Journals
Other Pages: Evaluating Web Sites | Brief Guide to Citations

Locating Books in Library Catalogs

At Wittenberg: EZRA
At other Ohio Libraries OhioLINK Catalog
In North America For ILL WorldCat

Reference Works

Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics
Ref. BJ 63 .E44 1998
International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences
West's Encyclopedia of American Law
Ref. KF 154 .W47 2005
Also look for subject specific dictionaries and encyclopedias
Various call numbers. Great sources for overviews and definitions
Credo Reference
Online Reference Books -- great place to look for good definitions of terms
Wikipedia
Of variable reliability, but great for very current information. Always use in conjunction with other sources to verify information.

News and current events in indexes, databases and web sites

Academic Search Complete Indexes about 2000 periodicals -- both scholarly journals and popular magazines; covers 1986-Present, with some fulltext coverage starting in the early 1990s.
Philosopher's Index Articles on philosophy, including ethics
EconLit Articles on economics
SocINDEX Index to articles on Sociology
Sociological Collection Index to articles on Sociology
Lexis-Nexis Academic 20 years of full text general, governmental & industrial news.
ProQuest Congressional Publications Information and texts of current and past Congressional bills and news sources.

Locating Journals:

At Wittenberg: See our online list of Journals the Library Has

Contact the reference desk for research assistance or fill out this form to request an appointment with a librarian.

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Compiled by Ken Irwin.