Villanova University Information
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Villanova University, 1842-1992 : American--Catholic--Augustinian
This book provides a history of Villanova University, in honor of its 150th anniversary.
Other works about Villanova history.
Chronicle of Higher Education
(1989-present) Coverage of issues in higher education. Villanovan (Current)
Online edition of current issue of Villanova's student newspaper, The Villanovan. Philadelphia Inquirer
Contains the complete text of articles covered beginning with 1981. Lexis Nexis Academic
An alternate source for news articles from the Villanovan (1995-present) and the Philadelphia Inquirer. Also includes many other news sources. Villanovan (1893-1995)
Scanned copies of the Villanovan are full text searchable in Falvey's Digital Library. Open the PDF and use the Find feature to search out keywords. Print copies of articles published since 1995 can be requested at the front desk or through the library's ILLiad
service. Please use call number LD4834 .S75V (Garey Hall).
Opinions and Opposing Views
Opposing Viewpoints Resources in Context (Gale)
Access information on social issues through viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to web sites and full-text magazine and newspaper articles. OpinionArchives
Provides an accessible and invaluable source of information of electronic archives to leading journals of opinion. Search the full text of over 740 years of archives including Harpers Magazine, The New Republic, The Nation, Commentary, NACLA, Commonweal, American Spectator, National Review and The New York Review of Books. An invaluable resource, providing in-depth analysis of topics such as the cold war, the Arab-Israeli conflict, American foreign policy, defense, the Supreme Court, affirmative action, welfare, crime, immigration, religion, education, art, literature, militarism, human rights violations, environmental destruction, classical music, and much more. CQ Researcher (SAGE)
Congressional Quarterly (CQ) Researcher report offers in-depth, non-biased coverage of political and social issues, with regular reports on topics in health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the U.S. economy. Each CQ Researcher report is based on a common structure: overview, background, current situation, pro/con section, special focus, chronology, bibliography and next step.
Books are a useful source of scholarly information. Although you may not have time to read entire books for your project, individual chapters may be useful. Begin at the table of contents and index to find the most relevant sections.
Falvey Library Catalog
The Library's catalog enables patrons to search & browse Falvey Memorial Library’s collection of books, journals, audio/video materials, electronic resources and more.
Scholarly articles are an important source in most research projects. They are typically written by college professors or other experts. They are published by reputable sources and reviewed by the author's peers and an editorial board.
For more information on different types of articles, see the Learn to identify scholarly journals guide.
Articles & More Search
This page enables you to search millions of full text articles and other electronic resources available through the Falvey Memorial Library. While it doesn't provide access to everything the library has to offer, it is an excellent starting point for your searches.
Subject-Specific Article Databases
Humanities Full Text (EBSCO)
Includes many of the most important academic journals in the humanities with the full text of articles from over 300 periodicals and high-quality indexing for almost 700 journals in archaeology, art , classics, film, folklore, journalism, linguistics, music, the performing arts, philosophy, religion, world history and world literature. The database also provides coverage of interviews, bibliographies, obituaries, and original works of fiction, drama, poetry and book reviews, as well as reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, radio and television programs, plays, operas, and more. Social Sciences Full Text (EBSCO)
Index to international, English language journals in psychology, sociology, anthropology, geography, economics, political science and law. Business Source Premier (EBSCO)
Business Source Premier is a full-text, scholarly and trade article database covering a wide range of topics including management, marketing, accounting, finance, economics, international business, operations management and management information systems. Scopus (Elsevier)
Provides abstracts and citations for peer-reviewed journals in all major disciplines. Offers comprehensive coverage of the scientific, technical, medical, geographic and social sciences (including arts and humanities). Includes complete contents of GEOBASE multidisciplinary database.
Or, check out the library's Subject Guides for even more subject specific resources.
Citations & Academic Integrity
Simple tips for scholarly research:
- Your ideas supported by the research of others
- Paraphrase or direct quote
- Always cite ideas of others
- Readers can easily find ideas or facts referenced in your paper
Turabian Citation Guide
Citation Styles: A Primer with Resources (MLA, APA, Chicago, Sciences, AP)