OneSearch combines most of the library's resources into a single database. Rather than search databases separately, you can do just "one search." OneSearch includes articles, books, ebooks, and more. (EBSCO)
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.
CQ Press Library includes these databases:
CQ Researcher plus Archive, CQ Magazine, and CQ Almanac.
Google Scholar finds scholarly articles, books, papers, etc. Note: This link identifies you as a Cal U person to Google Scholar. This give you access to items that are full-text through the Library. Look for the "Full-Text @ Cal U" links.
"The Factbook is a comprehensive resource of facts and statistics on more than 250 countries and other entities." A good source for demographic, political, and economic information from the Central Intelligence Agency.
Long a standard for finding statistics on social and economic conditions in the United States. Publication shifted from the U.S. government to a commercial publisher, so 2012 is the last year of free access.
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What's a Peer-Reviewed Journal?
What's a "peer-review journal"? And why does it matter to me?
"Peer-reviewed journals" are considered scholarly. And it matters to you because most of your research should come from scholarly journals.
Still not sure if your source is a peer-reviewed journal? Use the link below and search for the journal. HINT: Enter the journal name and select the "TI Title" field to search. View the record for your journal and look for the "Peer-Reviewed" line. If it says "Yes," you're in business!