Search ALL of our CQ Press resources to find legislative and public policy. Useful for: social work, political science, journalism, communications, and current issues research. HINT: Although you can search each CQ resource separately, using this link to search all of them at once is usually better.
Search the full-text of millions of books. Use it as a "discovery" tool to find books on your topic. Books in the public domain (generally, pre-1923) are available full-text. Newer books offer limited viewing, ranging from quite a few pages to nothing.Note: This is just for books (and some magazines). To include scholarly articles in your search, use Google Scholar.
Google Scholar finds scholarly articles, books, papers, etc. Note: When off-campus, using the library's link to Google Scholar will provide more full-text resources than the simple link. Look for "Full-Text @ Cal U" to access items.
A full-text archive of over 1,700 of the best scholarly journals in the social sciences, humanities, mathematics, life sciences, etc. Full-text is available from the first issue, but usually does not include the most recent 2-5 years. Note: A very small number of journals now include current content.
Looking for resources discussing both sides of political and social issues? POV provides guides to the opposing positions, help with developing arguments, and resources for writing position papers. Includes full-text articles and resources. (EBSCO)
Find biographical information on people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas. Information comes from a number of reference resources and journals. Note: Formerly called "Biography Resource Center." (Gale)
ERIC is one of the standard databases for education research (and useful for communication studies and psychology research). ERIC covers two types of materials: documents [reports, papers, book chapters, etc.] and journal articles. (EBSCO)
Looking for health, nursing, or physical exercise information? This link searches four EBSCO databases at once: 1) CINAHL Complete, 2) Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition, 3) MEDLINE Complete, and 4) SPORTDiscus with Full-Text.
Provides biographical, bibliographical, and critical content on authors from all time periods, in the genres of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, history, journalism, and more. For literary research, this is the place to begin! (Gale)
LRC includes most, but not all, of: Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism, and the Dictionary of Literary Biography, and other selected Gale print resources.
Gale Literary Index is a master index to every literary series published by Gale in print--including some series not included in LRC. This index is helpful when using the library's print versions of the Gale resources.
This premier medical research database includes very high end journal content, with significant full-text availability. Note: This EBSCO version of MEDLINE provides many more full-text articles than PubMed. (EBSCO)
The premier research tool for psychology, behavioral, and social science disciplines. Provides access to journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, and technical reports. (EBSCO)
Journals are 99% peer-reviewed, with extensive coverage since the 1800s, and some coverage into the 17th and 18th centuries.
You can use the Classification Categories and Codes as a search limiter to narrow your results. More info from EBSCO.