Research Guide: LCT 140 Carol Daul Elhindi

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MnPALS Quick Fitz Library Catalog

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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.

1975 --current | Some full text | More info


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


EBSCO Host Databases

Choose from a wide variety of databases including Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, MasterFILE Premier,  Regional Business News, ATLA/S, CPLI, Old Testament  Abstracts, New Testament Abstracts, Historical Abstracts and more.

Some full text



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

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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)

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A collection of databases: Criminal Justice Periodicals, Education Journals, ProQuest Psychology Journals, Religion Journals, and NewsStand Complete (full text coverage of national and international newspapers including the New York Times and Wall Street Journal).

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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


Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics. Edited by Neil Salkind. Sage, 2007.

R300.72 E56 | 3vols.





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Recommended Web sites


Center for Food Safety

The Center for Food Safety (CFS) is a non-profit public interest and environmental advocacy membership organization established in 1997 by its sister organization, International Center for Technology Assessment, for the purpose of challenging harmful food production technologies and promoting sustainable alternatives.



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Government agency charged with "Saving Lives, Protecting People, and Saving Money through Prevention."


farm sanctuary
Organization that " works to protect farm animals from cruelty, inspire change in the way society views and treats farm animals, and promote compassionate vegan living."



United States Food and Drug Administration. charged with "protecting and promoting your health."


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


Organic Consumers Association

Information on movements to support the labeling of GMOS foods and more


U.S. Census Bureau



United States Department of Agriculture.


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