Welcome to your resource guide!
This guide includes a range of selected research resources that can help you investigate your topic. Since everyone has a different topic, I have selected general resources. Depending on your topic, there may be other specialized databases that will be useful. Please feel free to get in touch at any point in your research!
Finding Information on Your Topic
Falvey Library Combined Search
The landing page for Falvey Library's combined search: catalog, articles & more, and site search. Falvey Library Catalog (Books & Media)
Keyword and subject searches in the Library's catalog are good starting points when first exploring a topic. Search results can be narrowed with facets such as topic, era, language or region. Facets are located on the right hand side of the results screen. Articles & More Search
This page enables you to search millions of full text articles and other electronic resources available through the Falvey Library. While it doesn't provide access to everything the library has to offer, it is an excellent starting point for your searches.
Reference articles from encyclopedias, handbooks, and other reference works are a great way of getting an overview of your topic and the scholarly resources that are available. Find reference articles on your topic by doing a search in Articles & More and limiting your result format to reference. (Note: Formats may come up in a different order depending on the results of your search.)
News and Opinion Resources
Opposing Viewpoints 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. Alternative Press Index (EBSCO)
Provides citations with selected abstracts to articles published in alternative and often marginalized journals, newspapers, and magazines. Coverage is international and interdisciplinary. Covers 1991 to the present. New York Times (NYTimes.com)
Offers access to all sections of the NYTimes.com website without monthly limits. Coverage from 1851 to present, with limited availability of articles from 1923-1980. For full text access to all NYT content except the most recent five years, use ProQuest Historical Newspapers
Subscription courtesy of the Provost's Office and Falvey Library.
Users are required to create an individual account in order to access the NYT from off-campus or via mobile app. Create your account at AccessNYT.com
. Download mobile apps from nytimes.com/mobile
. Once your account is created, you can use it to log on to NYTimes.com from anywhere with full access. Your institutional affiliation must be confirmed once a year at AccessNYT.com
Polling/Public Opinion Resources
Roper Center for Public Opinion Research (iPOLL)
Offers public opinion poll data from surveys conducted in the U.S. and other countries by many major polling organizations. Includes the full text of questions and responses. Items with a green plus icon have crosstab breakdowns; those with an X have microdata available for download; while those with a green and blue star icon allow you to perform custom crosstab analysis online. Covers 1935 to the present, updated daily.
To download or analyze data online, each user needs to set up a free account.
Full Text Articles
There are many ways to find out if Falvey has the full text of an article when you have the article citation. Check out the Finding Full Text guide for more information.
Articles and books that are not owned by the library can be easily borrowed through our interlibrary loan system. ILLiad is best for requesting articles, and EZBorrow is the preferred method for requesting books that are available in that system.
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