This page contains resources for ETH 2050 research and writing assignments, organized by material type.

Scholarly Sources

It is important that the materials you use for projects in this class are scholarly sources. These are quite different from the sorts of materials you might find by searching on Google or Wikipedia. In particular, scholarly sources ...

  • Are written by credentialed experts in their field
  • Are peer-reviewed, meaning they have been reviewed by two or more other credentialed experts
  • Are published by respected university presses or other academic presses
  • Contain references to other relevant literature in the field
  • Utilize the formal language or jargon of the discipline

 Reference resources

International Encyclopedia of Ethics
The encyclopedia comprises over 700 entries, ranging from 1,000 to 10,000 words in length, written by an international cast of subject experts. It provides clear definitions and explanations of all areas of ethics including the topics, movements, arguments, and key figures in normative ethics, metaethics, and practical ethics.

Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics (2nd Ed.)
The four-volume set includes detailed investigations of historical and theoretical material including topics from the award-winning first edition published in 1998, plus topics on issues that were not or only just barely on the horizon. In addition to the areas in which particular issues arise, it is still essential for those engaged in applied ethics to reflect on what is being ‘applied.’ The work includes a number of articles on ethical and philosophical approaches, historical and contemporary, religious and secular. - Elsevier.com

Encyclopedia of Bioethics
Covers a wealth of topics on the ethics of health professions, animal research, population control and the environment. This work helps researchers to consider the impact of new scientific knowledge and its potential to harm or benefit present and future generations.

CQ Researcher (CQ Press)
Features in-depth reports of political and social issues, including health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the U.S. economy. Reports include overview, background, current situation, pro/con views, chronology, and a bibliography. The issue tracker links to related reports. Coverage goes back to 1923.

 Journal articles

Philosopher's Index (ProQuest)
Provides indexing and abstracts to the scholarly literature in philosophy. Includes citations to journal articles, books, book chapters, and contributions to anthologies. International and interdisciplinary in scope; coverage is from 1940 to present.

PhilPapers: Philosophical Research Online
Offers indexing of the research literature in philosophy, including citations to journal articles, books, and materials in open-access archives. Includes unique features such as real-time indexing of pre-prints, fine-grained classification by topic, email alerts, reading lists, and discussion forums.

PubMed
Offers indexing of journal articles and books in all areas of biomedicine. Worldwide coverage with an emphasis on English-language peer-reviewed journals. Developed by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) and currently maintained by the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
Practice advanced search features with the interactive PubMed Searching Step by Step tutorial.

Social Sciences Citation Index - Web of Science (Clarivate)
Indexes core journals in the social sciences. Provides information on citing and cited references for each article. Search by article title word, journal title, author, cited author or reference, address word (i.e., author's institution), or funding agency. Covers 1956 - present.

 News sources

Lexis Nexis Academic
Now Nexis Uni. Provides full-text access to national and international newspaper and magazine articles and news transcripts, business, company, and industry information in the U.S. and abroad, and legal documents, including U.S. Federal and State court cases, and law reviews. Coverage varies.
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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
This link is for The New York Times website. The full text New York Times archive is also accessible through ProQuest or Lexis Nexis. Click here to view access options.

Guardian
Note: The newspaper is available full text in the database, Lexis-Nexis * [July 1984 - to date]
For world news, also check the Guardian World news guide.

Al Jazeera - AJE
24-hour English-language news and current affairs TV channel headquartered in Doha, Qatar. The station broadcasts news features and analysis, documentaries, live debates, current affairs, business, technology, and sports. The channel aims to provide both a regional voice and a global perspective to a potential world audience of over one billion English speakers who don't have an Anglo-American worldview.

 Citing sources

Chicago Manual of Style Online
The 17th edition of the Manual is the most current. The online version includes a Citation Quick Guide. Access to the 16th edition is also available.

MLA Handbook, Eighth Edition
LB2369 .G53 2016 Information desk. For an online overview of MLA style, see The MLA Style Center, or this page at the Purdue Owl.

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
6th ed. The official guide to APA style. Circulation Desk copy BF76.7 .P83 2010. Copies also located in LRC and Health Promotion Library. A quick reference guide can be found at the Purdue Owl.