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Research Guide: Process of Writing the Position Paper (HD 698)


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Academic Search Premier

Large, scholarly, multi-disciplinary database containing indexing for over 8,500 journals with full text for more than 4,600 publications.

1975--current | Some full text | More info

 

ATLA/S

ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials combines the premier index to journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion with ATLA's online collection of major religion and theology journals. (from EBSCO )

1949--current | Some full text | More info

 

Education Journals

Offering complete information on hundreds of educational topics, this database covers almost 400 leading journals in the field. (from ProQuest)

1988--current | Some full text

 

ERIC

The Education Resource Information Center provides access to education literature and resources. Provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index. Contains more than 1,300,000 records and links to more than 317,000 full-text documents from ERIC back to 1966. (from EBSCO)

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1966--current | Some full text | More info

 

JSTOR

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

 

Professional Development Collection

Designed for professional educators, provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles as well as more than 200 educational reports. Includes full text for Chronicle of Higher Education, Educational Leadership, Journal of Education, Journal of Higher Education, Journal of Learning Disabilities, and Theory Into Practice. (from EBSCO)

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Project MUSE

Comprehensive source for scholarly journals. Project MUSE covers the fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, religion, gender studies, economics, and many others.

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Psychology Journals

Encompasses a wide range of topics from leading psychology and psychosomatic publications. In addition to clinical and social psychology, it also provides coverage of related disciplines including genetics, psychology of business and economics, communication, criminology, addiction, neurology, social welfare, and more. (from ProQuest)

1971--current | Partial full text | More info

 

PsycINFO

From the American Psychological Association, contains over a million citations and summaries of articles from journals, books, book chapters, dissertations, and technical reports in psychology and related fields.

1800s--current | Abstracts & citations only | Quick Reference Guide

 

Religion Journals

Provides a "comprehensive collection of journals covering religious issues and perspectives, including religious news and information, commentary on topics of general interest from the perspective of a particular religion, and formal theological studies." (from ProQuest)

1986--current | Mostly full text | More info

 

Sage

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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Reference Books of Note

 

Craft of Research. Booth, Wayne, Gregory Colomb, & Joseph Williams. 3rd ed. Chicage, 2008.

R001.42 B72 2008

 

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. 6th ed. APA, 2010
R302 S67h | 1100 pages

 


 

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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."

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WorldCat 

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.

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