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This research guide will point you toward online research resources
and strategies available to you as scholars doing research at Pepperdine.
Use this guide throughout the research process to help you have the best support for your thesis and research.
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Statistical Abstract of the United States This link opens in a new window
Access to statistics published since 1878, is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Sources of data include the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and many other Federal agencies and private organizations. (Beginning in 2013, offered by ProQuest)
ICPSR Direct This link opens in a new window
Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
Online Reference Works
Gale Virtual Reference Library This link opens in a new window
Access to encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Titles can be searched alone, by subject, or all titles can be searched together.
World Education Encyclopedia (2d ed. 2001) This link opens in a new window
Access to a country-by-country survey of educational systems provides detailed essays on the histories, legal foundations, and primary and secondary educational systems of 233 countries.
- Cole, Michael (1938 - )
- Dewey, John (1859 -1952)
- Engeström, Yrjö (1948 - )
- Gardner, Howard (1943 -)
- Lave, Jean (BD unknown - )
- Montessori, Maria (1870 - 1952)
- Papert, Seymour (1928 - )
- Piaget, Jean (1896 -1980)
- Rousseau, Jean-Jaques (1712 - 1778)
- Vygotsky, Lev (1896 - 1934)
- Wenger, Etienne (1952 - )