[University of South Alabama]

Controversial Topics

Selected Resources

http://library.southalabama.edu

January 2010
(251) 460-7025

The following is a guide to library and internet resources that may prove useful. It is not an exhaustive list. Please check at the reference desk (2nd floor north) or send us email at (webref@southalabama.edu) for help in locating additional materials.

HOW TO DO LIBRARY RESEARCH

This page will help you get started on your library research for  your paper.
http://www.southalabama.edu/univlib/instruction/eh102/index.html

ELECTRONIC NEWSPAPER AND JOURNAL DATABASES

Online databases are available by going to Articles, Indexes and Databases at: http://www.usouthal.edu/univlib/other.html

CQ Researcher Only 5 users at a time, so please log out when you are finished using this resource. CQ Researcher is a good source of information about contemporary social, political and economic issues. It includes background information on each issue
Opposing Viewpoints Research Center Includes periodical articles, websites, reference materials and statistics.
Academic Search Complete A general, multi-disciplinary database with many full-text academic journals within EBSCO.
Academic OneFile A general, multi-disciplinary database with academic journals within Gale/InfoTrac.
Newspaper Source Index A newspaper database that provides selected full text for 143 U.S. and international newspapers.
ProQuest Newspapers A newspaper database that includes full text of national and leading regional papers including the Wall Street Journal.
LexisNexis Academic A full text database of more than 350 newspapers as well as legal reviews, codes and case law.
Mobile Press Register Mobile’s local paper. For information on local topics and the local take on any topic. The library also has recent paper copies and the newspaper archived on microfilm.

 

BOOKS in the LIBRARY.

To access SOUTHcat catalog, go to the University Library homepage: http://library.southalabama.edu/

Opposing Viewpoints(series) Bookstacks; Search SOUTHcat: keyword “opposing viewpoints”
Reference Shelf. Bookstacks; Search SOUTHcat: keyword “reference shelf”
Taking Sides. Bookstacks; Search SOUTHcat: keyword “taking sides”
Contemporary World Issues. Bookstacks; Search SOUTHcat: keyword “contemporary world issues”
Congressional Digest.  Reference  JK 1 .C65

SOME STATISTICAL AND SHORT FACT SOURCES.

To view our Electronic Reference Books, go to the University Library homepage: http://library.southalabama.edu/

LexisNexis Statistical (Contains full-text of Statistical Abstract of the United States.)
Encyclopaedia Britannica.  Reference AE 5 .E363 2002  and Electronic Reference Books
Europa World Year Book. Latest is Ready Ref.  JN 1 .E85
Information Please Almanac. Latest in Ready Ref. AY 81 .T54 and Electronic Reference Books
Politics in America. Latest in Ready Ref.  JK 1012 .P64
Social Work Almanac. Ready Ref.  HV 90 .G53 1995
Statistical Abstract of the United States. Latest in Ready Ref. HA 202.A299 and online
World Almanac. Latest in Ready Ref. AY 67.N5 W7 and Electronic Reference Books

PERIODICALS.

CQ Weekly Report. Reference   JK 1 .C15
Congressional Hearings.  Search SOUTHcat: keyword "congressional hearings"
Congressional Quarterly Weekly Report.  Latest in Current Periodicals, 2nd floor South

 

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