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Government - Article Databases

Use the databases to find articles, essays, book reviews, conference papers and more in scholarly journals and magazines. Some databases may include full-text books.

Academic Search Complete
America: History and Life with Full Text

Features:
"CLIO Notes for America: History & Life will guide you through subjects in United States history, by allowing you to browse through chronologies and brief summaries of significant events and themes in American history. On the main screen, you will find a list of major time periods and events. Each of these is further divided into subtopics that display informative essays and suggestions for further research. Linked subject terms are also provided, which allow you to search the entire America: History and Life database for articles, book and media reviews, and dissertations."
CountryWatch
Google Scholar
Peer-reviewed articles; some indexing, some free full text; now includes links to articles in ORU databases
GPO-U.S. Government Publications FirstSearch
Historical Abstracts with Full Text EBSCO

Features:
"CLIO Notes for Historical Abstracts will guide you through subjects in World History since 1450 (excluding the United States and Canada), by allowing you to browse through chronologies and brief summaries of significant events and themes in modern history. On the main screen, you will find a list of major time periods and events. Each of these is further divided into subtopics that display informative essays and suggestions for further research. Linked subject terms are also provided, which allow you to search the entire Historical Abstracts database for articles, book citations and dissertations."
Humanities International Complete EBSCO
Political Science Complete star

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EBSCO databases

Government - Books and eBooks

ebrary

ebrary: Political Science (4,193 documents)

Sample titles:

ebraryarrow TIP: Chapter Results
Do a search. Click the Chapter Results tab to view the 20 most relevant chapters from your ebooks results list.

arrow TIP: Call Number Sections
To browse ebrary titles in a specific call number section (shown right):
Use Advanced search. Change Search in menu to LC Call Number. Type the call numbers(see LC outlines). Click Search ebrary.
It's like browsing virtual ebrary shelves.


eBook Collection  (Previously the NetLibrary collection) new

For general information on ebooks see: Find...Books & ebooks

Government - Reference Materials

Points of View Reference Center
Points of View ReferenceProvides essays that present multiple sides of 270+ current issues, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), counterpoint (opposing argument), and Critical Thinking Guide. (not integrated with other EBSCOhost databases)
Search: Advanced keyword, Browse by Category, View All Topics
Special Feature: Includes Primary Source Documents
Credo Reference Center ORU database-- If you are off campus, includes distance learners, you will need to login.
510+ online full text reference titles.
Special Feature: Concept Map - see terrorism example
Sample titles:   
Pop Culture in ...! Media, Arts. and Lifestyle
 
Pop Culture Arab World!    Pop Culture China!     Pop Culture Germany! 

  Pop Culture India!     Pop Culture Latin America!     Pop Culture Russia!

In the Library, LRC-4th Floor
The print Reference Collection includes handbooks, subject dictionaries and encyclopedias, history and criticism and more. To find specific reference titles, use the Library catalog and limit your results to "Reference Collection."
Reference Collection books for:
Subject -- political science | United States --

Books are shelved in Library of Congress (LC) call number order, so similar subjects will be shelved next to each other.

Reference books cannot be checked; however, some titles may have a duplicate in the main collection that is available for checkout. Search the title you need in the library catalog to see if the book is located elsewhere in the library and availability for checkout.

Citations

Try the tools listed below to copy/paste/edit citations, as needed, to match your assignment requirements. Always check the citation references for accuracy with the print style manual.

BOOKS in the ORU Library

If you use a book from the library, do a title keyword search in the library catalog, access the record, and then click How do I Cite this? (circled in the image below). Select the correct citation style (MLA) then copy/paste/edit the citation in your works cited list.

Library Catalog citation link Go there.

 

WorldCat CitationsBOOKS not in the ORU Library Catalog

Go to WorldCat.org and search the book title.
Click the title to access the detailed record.
Click the Cite/Export link (shown right). Click a citation style then copy/paste/edit the citation, as needed.
Learn more: WorldCat.org Citation Tools
(YouTube 1:47 mins.)


JOURNAL ARTICLES in an Online Database

In an EBSCO database, such as Academic Search Complete, use the Cite link in the "Tools" menu on the right sidebar, (The "Tools" menu is only available on the detailed record; it is not on the results page.)

EBSCO citations Go there.

Government - Internet Resources

Statistics and Data
The Gallup Organization
Polls on social issues, ethics, values, etc <h.ttp://www.gallup.com>
FedStats
http://www.fedstats.gov
Public interest statistics from over 100 U.S. Federal agencies.
FedStats: Statistical Reference Shelf
 
See: Library Guide Government Internet Resources