Research Guide: English Composition (E120 Dr. Clark)

Library Catalogs--find books & more


MnPALS Quick Fitz Library Catalog

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Reference Universe

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Databases and Indexes--find articles


Academic Search Premier

Large, scholarly, multi-disciplinary database containing indexing for over 8,000 journals with full text for more than 4,600 scholarly publications. Good place to start your research. (see all EBSCO databases)

1975--current | Some full text | More info


Alt HealthWatch

Focuses on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. Offers full text articles for more than 180 international, and often peer-reviewed journals and reports, as well as pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research and book excerpts. (from EBSCO )

1984--current | some full text | More info


Consumer Health Complete

Comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content, designed to support the information needs of patients and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. Provides access to scholarly journals, magazines, books, reports, and pamphlets. (from EBSCO)

Full text | More info


CQ Researcher/Global 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.

1923--current | Full text


Expanded Academic ASAP

Gale®’s premier database for research in all the academic disciplines. Provides over 4,000 journal titles many of which are in full text. (from Gale's InfoTrac )

1980--current | Some full text | More info



Provides access to scholarly journals. Our collection (Arts & Sciences 1) includes core journals in economics, history, political science, and sociology, as well as in other key fields in the humanities and social sciences. This collection also contains titles in ecology, mathematics, and statistics. Overall, there are 119 titles in fifteen disciplines.

1800s--current | Full text



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

Some full text



Full text access to high-quality, scholarly journals in the areas of Religious Studies, Communication Studies, Education, Management & Organization Studies, Physical & Life Sciences, Nursing & Health Sciences, Political Science, Criminology, Sociology, Urban Studies & Planning, and Psychology.

1999--current | Full text


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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

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Reference Books of Note


Atlas of Food: Who Eats What, Where, and Why. Ed. Eric Millstone and Tim Lang. University of California Press, 2003.

R641.3 M65


Encyclopedia of Food and Culture. Ed. Solomon Katz. Thomson Gale, 2003.

R394.1203 E56| 3 vols.


Encyclopedia of Social Problems. Ed. Vincent Parrillo. Sage, 2008.
R361.103 E56| 2 vols.


Healthy Foods: Fact Versus Fiction. Ed. Myrna goldstein and Mark Goldstein. Greenwood, 2010.

R641.3 G62


Oxford Companion to Food. Davidson, Alan. Oxford, 1999.

R641.3 O98


Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink. Ed.Andrew Smith. Oxford, 2004.

R641.3003 O98| 2 vols.


Threats to Food Safety. Pampel, Fred. Facts of File, 2006.

R363.192 P18



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Recommended Web sites


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



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