Research Guide: English Composition (E120 Vondracek)

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 8,000 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



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/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


Political Handbook of the World 

Provides thorough and accurate information on the major aspects of each country's government and political party system. Profiles 120 intergovernmental organizations, such as OPEC, NATO, the WTO, world and regional banks, and the agencies and specialized bodies of the United Nations.

2005-2007, 2010 | 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


Defense and Security. Edited by Karl DeRouen. ABC CLIO, 2005.

R355.033 D31| 2 vols.


Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity. Edited by Dinah Shelton. Thomson Gale, 2005.

R304.663 E56 | 3 vols.


Encyclopedia of Global Change: Environmental Change and Human Society. Edited by Andrew Goudies. Oxford, 2002.
R363.7003 E56| 2 vols.


Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Technology. Edited by Bruce Johansen. ABC CLIO. 2009.

R363.73874 J65e | 2 vols.


Encyclopedia of Governance. Edited by Mark Bevir. Sage, 2007.

R351.03 E56 | 2 vols.


Encyclopedia of Human Rights. Edited by David Forsythe. Oxford, 2009.

R323.03 E56 | 5 vols.


Encyclopedia of World Poverty. Edited by Odekon Mehmet. Sage, 2006.

R362.503 E56w | 3 vols.


Global Connections: America's Role in the 21st Century. Felton, John. CQ Press, 2002.



Global Warming in the 21st Century. Edited by Bruce Johansen. Praeger, 2006

R363.73874 J65 | 3 vols.


World of Child Labor: Historical and Regional Survey. Edited by Hugh Hindman. M.E. Sharpe, 2009.

R331.31 W92


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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



From OCLC, the largest, most comprehensive catalog of books and other materials, with records from over 55,000 libraries worldwide. 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.

Bibliographic records


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