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Group Assignment: The Perfect Journal Article
In your groups, search the database assigned to you for an outstanding journal article on your topic. When you’re finished, please elect one person to demonstrate what you found on the big screen.
- Search for articles on your topic, using the search strategies demonstrated in class.
- For the search that led to the article, write down the key words and limiters you used, so you can demonstrate your search for the class.
- Read the article abstract, and then write a one-sentence summary of the article to share with the class.
Research Methods Resources
Sage Research Methods This link opens in a new window
** Look for the Little Green Book Collection on Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences.
ICPSR Direct This link opens in a new window
Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research collection of social science data. First time users will be asked to create an ICPSR MyData account.
Academic Search Complete This link opens in a new window
Provides full text coverage to peer-reviewed titles in the social sciences, humanities, general science, multi-cultural studies, education and more.
Business Source Complete This link opens in a new window
Provides full text for peer-reviewed journals in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics.
Communication & Mass Media Complete This link opens in a new window
Content from CommSearch and Mass Media Articles Index along with other peer-reviewed journals in communication, mass media, and related fields of study.
Communication Abstracts This link opens in a new window
Research abstracts related to communication studies.
Dissertations & Theses Global (ProQuest) This link opens in a new window
Doctoral dissertations and master's theses, from 1743 to the present. Full text for most dissertations since 1997.
EBSCOhost databases This link opens in a new window
Full-text databases and popular databases ranging from general reference collections to specially designed, subject-specific databases.
Education Full Text This link opens in a new window
Subject coverage includes adult education, special education, multicultural/ethnic education, and teaching methods.
Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text This link opens in a new window
Coverage includes film & television theory, preservation & restoration, screenwriting, production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews.
Gender Watch This link opens in a new window
Academic journals, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, booklets, and reports focused on women and gender issues. Some archival material as far back as 1974.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context This link opens in a new window
Information on social issues including articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, interactive maps, videos, and streaming audio.
PsycINFO This link opens in a new window
The American Psychological Association’s (APA) resource of peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health.
Sage Journals Online This link opens in a new window
Access to the full text journals in Business, Communication, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science, Technology and Medicine.
Scopus This link opens in a new window
Abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed scientific journals, books and conference proceedings covering fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities.