Research Guide: PD 111

Library Catalogs--find books & more


MnPALS Quick Fitz Library Catalog

Search for books and audio-visual materials located in the Fitzgerald Library. Check your account for Due dates & Renewals


Search WorldCat to locate materials not in our library. Click on "full text button Find it at SMU" to order. For more information about how to obtain these items see our Interlibrary Loan page.


Reference Universe

Search for books in the Fitzgerald Reference Collection.

Databases and Indexes--find articles


Academic Search Premier

Large, scholarly, multi-disciplinary database containing indexing for over 8,500 journals with full text for more than 3,900 peer-reviewed publications. Covers all subjects. Good place to start your search. (from EBSCO)

1975--current | Some full text | More info



Access to the online version of Britannica Encyclopaedia, the academic edition. Includes Merriam-Webster Dictionary & Thesaurus, videos, biographies, country data, and links to the BBC News and the New York Times.

Full Text


CQ Researcher Plus Archive

Provides in-depth, unbiased coverage of health issues, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy. Including pro/con statements from representatives of opposing positions, it is useful for term papers, debates, and speeches. Use the archival reports for history research.

1923--current | Full text


Expanded Academic ASAP

Gale®’s premier database for research in all the academic disciplines. Provides over 5,300 journal titles many of which are in full text. Some 3,800 journals are peer-reviewed. (from Gale )

1980--current | Some full text | More info


Google Scholar 

Google Scholar provides a simple way to search for scholarly literature. When accessing this database through the link provided here you will find free connections to the pay for view materials that are located in our subscription sources.  Just click on "Find Full Text @SMU."

Some full text, some pay for view



Access to over 500 national and international newspapers. Includes full text for the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. (from ProQuest)

Some full text


Points of View Reference Center

"Points of View Reference Center™ is a full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database provides 250 topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument),counterpoint (opposing argument), and Critical Thinking Guide." (from EBSCO)

Full text | More info


Choose from all Fitzgerald Library indexes and databases


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Journals A-Z

Search an A-Z list of all journals, magazines, and newspapers in the Fitzgerald collection both online and in print. If we do not have the journal you need to access your article, you may order the article through interlibrary loan.


Research Help

Search tips (Boolean operators truncation/wildcards), citation examples, and more


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Reference Books of Note


American Anniversaries: Every Day in the Year. Dillon, Philip Robert. Dillon, 1991.

R973.02 D57


A Book of Days in American History. Shapiro, Larry. Charles Scribner's Sons, 1987.
R973.02 S52


Civil War Day by Day. Dorset Press, 1989

R973.7 C58bo


Minnesota book of days : an almanac of state history. Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2001.

R977.6 M66b


On this day in history. Spinrad, Leonard. Prentice Hall, 1999.

R902.02 S75


On this day : over 2000 years of front-page history. Gramercy Books, 2005.

R902 O58


This Day in American History. Gross, Ernie. McFarland, 2001.

R973.02 G87 2001


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