Thomas Library

Selected Resources for Dr. Kaplan's WittSem:
Calling All Student Entrepreneurs : So You Want to Change the World?

Fall 2011

Books | Periodicals | Databases | Web Sites | Help


LC subject headings | Library Catalogs | Books

Library of Congress Subject Headings.

28th ed., 5 vols., 2005.
Red books kept near the Reference books and "Express Computers"
These books will help you determine which words to search to find the library sources most relevant to your topic.

Locating Books in Library Catalogs

At Wittenberg: EZRA -- library catalog
At other Ohio libraries: OhioLINK (allow 3-5 business days for shipping)


Below is a select list of books that may be helpful to you in this course.

Energy: Supplies, Sustainability, and Costs (2009)
[Electronic resource]
OhioLINK E-Book Center

McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology Online
AccessScience@McGraw-Hill: The Online Encyclopedia of Science and Technology

Renewable and Alternative Energy Resources : A Reference Handbook (2008)
[Electronic resource]
OhioLINK E-Book Center


Periodicals are where you should find most of the information for your research papers. Remember that there are scholarly publications as well as popular publications. The library has outlined some of the differences between Scholarly vs. Popular Articles.

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.


The following databases are good places to find information for your project. Sometimes only article citations are available, so you may have to use InterLibrary Loan to get a copy of the full article.

Academic Search Complete
Academic Search Complete contains both scholarly and popular publications on a wide variety of subjects areas.

Business Source Complete
Searches scholarly and trade publications for topics pertaining to business and industry.

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.

A full list of all of the indexes available at Wittenberg can be found at:


Choose your sources wisely. The library has compiled a list of things to consider when Evaluating Web Sites.

Federal Digital System - maintained by the U.S. Government Printing Office
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries
World Development Indicators
World Development Indicators (WDI) is the primary World Bank database for development data from officially-recognized international sources.

You must cite web pages just as you must cite books and articles. For help citing webpages and other resources, take a look at Guides for Documenting Sources.


If you would like to schedule a meeting to discuss your research please contact Kristen Gibson, or stop by the Reference Desk for research assistance anytime.

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