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Thomas Library

Selected Resources for Dr. Crane's Wittsem:
Eyes on America

Fall 2011

Books | Indexes | Periodicals | Web Sites | Help

BOOKS

LC subject headings | Library Catalogs | Reference Books

Library of Congress Subject Headings.

31st ed., 5 vols., 2009.
Kept on the long table by the main bank of EZRA/Web terminals.

Locating Books in Library Catalogs

At Wittenberg: EZRA
At other Ohio academic Libraries: OhioLINK
At Many Ohio Public Libraries: SearchOhio
A good place to look for travel guides.
In North America For ILL: WorldCat

Reference Books

Below is a select list of reference books that may be helpful to you in this course.
The Statesman's Yearbook (Annual)
Reference JA 51 .S7
The Statesman's Yearbook gives brief information about the countries of the world. It is good for getting an overview of a country, its government, economy, military and people.

INDEXES

Newspaper Source
Newspaper Source contains the full text of more than 40 U.S. and international newspapers

World News Connection
World News Connection allows you to search foreign media sources that have been translated into English.

Lexis-Nexis Academic
Contains the fulltext of many national and international newspapers since 1980. Click on the link and then click on the news tab near the top left of the screen.
Academic Search Complete
Academic Search Complete is a multi-subject database containing both scholarly and popular publications. Some material is available in full-text. It will be s a good starting place for all the papers for this course.

A full list of all of the indexes available at Wittenberg can be found at:
http://www6.wittenberg.edu/lib/research/browse-db.php

PERIODICALS

Periodicals are where most of the information for your research papers will come. Remember that there are scholarly publications as well as popular publications. As you progress in your college career, you will move from using popular resources to relying more and more on scholarly sources. For hints on how to tell the two apart, please see Scholarly vs. Popular Articles.

Wittenberg owns many scientific journals in both print and electronic formats. The links below will help you to find out what journals we own, the format, and where they are located.

Journals the Library Has
This is a searchable index of the periodicals Wittenberg owns in electronic and print formats. Location and dates owned are also provided.


If you need an article from a journal that is not owned by Wittenberg, you may request a copy of it from another library using Interlibrary Loan.

WEB SITES and WEB SEARCHING

When using the internet, always be thinking critically about what you are viewing. Good and bad information both reside on the internet and it isn't always easy to tell the two apart. For hints on spotting good web pages, please see the library's page on Evaluating Web Sites.

New York Times
Covers the New York Times from 1981 to present.
CNN
Internet Public Library's directory of online international newspapers and magazines
onlinenewspapers.com another directory of online international newspapers.
Google Advanced Search
The advanced Google search screen allows you to limit by language and/or by region. This will allow you to find webpages posted from different parts of the world.
Rotten Tomatoes
Website with lots of movie reviews.
Google Translate
Google Translate can translate text and webpages from and into more than 60 languages

If you choose to use internet sites as information resources, you must cite them just as you must cite a book or journal article. For help citing webpages and other online resources, take a look at Citing Electronic Resources.

HELP

If you are having trouble with your research, please contact: Alisa Mizikar, Reference Librarian, amizikar@wittenberg.edu or x7515 or the Reference Desk, refdesk@wittenberg.edu, x7511

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