Research Guide:Logic of Analysis (S250 / PS242)


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, multi-disciplinary full text database containing full text for more than 4,650 journals, including more than 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for over 8,450 journals. Over 1000 journal titles in the area of psychology and over 800 in the area of psychology are indexed here.

1975--current | Some full text | More info


Criminal Justice Periodicals

Collection of national and international criminal justice journals with information on law enforcement, corrections administration, family law, industrial security, rehabilitation, and more. (from ProQuest)

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The Education Resource Information Center, provides access to education literature and resources. Contains more than 1,300,000 records and links to more than 317,000 full-text documents from ERIC back to 1966. (from EBSCO)

Use the OCLC FirstSearch interface

1966--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 "250 quality journal titles from 40 scholarly publishers. As one of the academic community's primary electronic journals resources, Project MUSE covers the fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics, and many others."

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Contains the full text of articles from APA journals and selected EPF (Educational Publishing Foundation) journals.

1988--current | Full text


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


Sage--Social Sciences Collection

Full text access to SAGE scholarly publications in all areas of the social sciences. Browse "Articles by Discipline" to search these titles by topic.

1999--current | Full text



One of the world's largest providers of scientific, technical, and medical literature with a database of some 2 million articles and 59 million abstracts from all fields of science. Access to journals in mathematics, social sciences, arts and humanities, and business as well. 

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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


Dictionary of Statistics & Methodology. Paul Vogt. Sage, 1999.
R300.03 V85


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

R300.72 E56 | 3 vols.


Sage Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods. Michael Lewis-Beck, Alan Bryman, & Tim Futing Lio. Sage, 2004.
R300.72 S12 | 3 vols.


Social Psychology: Handbook of Basic Principles. Edited by Arie Kruglanski & Tory Higgins. Guilford Press, 2007
R302 S67h | 1100 pages


Thesaurus of Sociological Indexing Terms. Barbara Booth. sociological abstracts, inc.,1996.
R301 B72



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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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To locate full text articles from abstracts and citations click on full text icon Full Text Options - Saint Mary's University

For help Ask a Librarian