Anchoring Your Project
'How to' sources for reading,writing & annotating
Sources to help you find and refine a topic
Oxford Bibliographies - selected subjects
Current subscriptions include: Atlantic History, Biblical Studies, Cinema and Media Studies, Communication, Criminology, International Relations, Islamic Studies, Latin American Studies, Management, Medieval Studies, Political Science and Psychology. Opposing Viewpoints Resources in Context (Gale)
Oxford bibliographies are designed to be starting points for research and offer peer-reviewed, annotated bibliographies. The bibliographies can be searched separately or together, by keyword or advanced search. Search responses can include books, journal articles, web resources, multimedia, primary documents, forthcoming and related articles. Journal citations are linked to full-text via the “find it” link and book citations are linked to Falvey via the WorldCat link. Tutorial available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qSFUHnQ1UE
Access information on social issues through viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to web sites and full-text magazine and newspaper articles. SAGE Knowledge
SAGE Knowledge is the ultimate social sciences digital library for students, researchers, and faculty. Hosting more than 2,700 titles, it includes an expansive range of SAGE eBook and eReference content, including reference works, handbooks and more. The platform allows researchers to cross-search and seamlessly access a wide breadth of must-have SAGE book and reference content from one source. CQ Researcher (SAGE)
Coverage of political and social issues, including health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the U.S. economy. Each report includes: overview, background, current situation, pro/con section, special focus, chronology, bibliography and next step.
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Finding Scholarly Literature
Search for Books
Catalog at Falvey
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. WorldCat (OCLC)
WorldCat is a catalog of library collections worldwide. WorldCat highlights publications available at Villanova University. Other items can be requested via an inter-library loan request form.WorldCat Step-by-Step
is a self-paced interactive tutorial for students new to this resource.
Search the full text of digitized books contributed by libraries and publishers. View either brief exerpts, bibliographic information or if not protected by copyright the full text. Book Review Index Online (Gale)
A comprehensive online guide to book reviews with over five million review citations from thousands of publications.
Search for Articles
Social Sciences Citation Index/Web of Science
Provides access to current bibliographic information and cited references from the journal literature in the physical and social sciences. Search by article title word, journal title, author, cited author or reference, or address word (e.g. author's institution). Coverage begins 1956 to present. Project Muse
Searchable collection of recent full-text humanities, social science and mathematics journals published by Johns Hopkins University Press. Worldwide Political Science Abstracts (ProQuest)
Provides abstracts and indexing of the international literature of political science and international relations, along with complementary fields, including international law and public administration/policy. Drawn from over 1,500+ serials publications and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations and working papers. PAIS International (ProQuest)
The Public Affairs Information Service (PAIS) database contains references for over half a million journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference papers, publications of international agencies, microfiche, Internet material, and more.
Organizing & Citing Literature
Never type a bibliography again! RefWorks will help you easily gather, manage, and store bibliographic citations for all types of information, as well as generate footnotes and bibliographies. Learn more here.
Free Citation management tool supported by the Library