Background sources such as specialized encyclopedias and dictionaries, are an essential 研究过程的一部分. 他们可以帮助你:
- Gather information about your topic and understand the scope of the research
- Pinpoint important authors, texts, ideas, and keywords about the research area; knowing what the primary phrases and concepts are will help you a lot as you are searching library databases and online sources.
This database features popular full-text magazines, reference books and other highly-regarded sources from today’s leading publishers, covering virtually every subject area of 一般利益. 它还包括一个广泛的图像集合，包括照片， maps, and flags which can be found on the right hand side of the results list.
语境中的对立观点 presents an overview of social, medical, scientific, ethical, historical, and current issues. The result is a dynamic online library of current event topics—the facts, as well as the arguments, of each topic's proponents 和批评者. OVRC的独特功能包括主题概述-允许的框架 students to explore each topic's many facets—and exclusive electronic access to Gale's Information Plus reference program of statistics, government data, legislation and 更多的.
CQ研究员 provides award-winning, in-depth coverage of the most important issues 当天的. Written by experienced journalists, these reports are footnoted and professionally 核查事实的. Full-length articles include an overview, historical background, chronology, 赞成/反对的特点，加上额外的研究资源. 图形、照片和短片 "sidebar" features round out the reports. Shorter "Hot Topics" articles provide a 扎实介绍学生最需要的科目.
信条参考 is multi-publisher collection of high-quality reference titles covering everything from the arts to astronomy, law to literature, and science to Shakespeare. The collection currently contains over 162 titles taken from 36 different reference publishers and 更多的 titles are being added. Available titles also include a range of multimedia options including thousands of high-quality diagrams, photographs, maps, 音频文件.
ProQuest论文 & 这些全球特色的论文和论文来自各地 世界. Designated as an official offsite repository for the US Library of Congress, PQDT Global offers comprehensive historic and ongoing coverage for North American 作品和显著和不断增长的国际报道.
New York Times – Historical Edition
New York Times Historical Edition provides access to the New York Times from 1851 to 1993.
背景下的全球问题s integrates international news, global viewpoints, reference materials, country information, primary source documents, videos, and statistics. This is a useful database when you are doing background research of searching for 一个主题.
犹他州数字报纸 contains digitized copies of historical newspapers from throughout the state of Utah and is browsable by county or title and searchable by keyword.
纸质书和电子书是学术研究的宝贵资源. 他们会帮助你获得成功 an overview of your topic and often contain in-depth information about the scholarship or history of research on a subject. 有些书是由单个作者写的 其他包括一个学科内多个学者的论文或章节. 不 let the length of books intimidate you because you don’t need to read them from cover 覆盖. Look at the table of contents and index to find the sections that are relevant 为你的工作.
Griffin搜索 is a good starting place if you are looking for books, journal articles, 电影，以及图书馆提供的其他资料. 除了搜索 Giovale图书馆 catalog for physical materials, Griffin搜索 finds e-books and articles 从我们的几个数据库中找到的. 要开始，请按关键字搜索或键入标题 这里有一本书:
AVON provides unlimited access to a comprehensive selection of videos curated for 教育经历.
使用 lets you search for books, articles, videos, and other material that are available in libraries worldwide. 如果你正在对一个主题做深入的研究 are considering requesting resources through Interlibrary Loan, 使用 can help you discover resources that might not be in the Giovale图书馆 collection.
Interlibrary Loan is a service where patrons of one library can borrow books and other 资料，并存取其他图书馆拥有的期刊文章.
Giovale图书馆 participates in the 犹他州学术图书馆联盟 (UALC) and Westminster 大学生有互惠流通的特权 UALC合作图书馆. Each UALC library has different circulation policies, but all require a current, valid, legal photo identification and proof of current enrollment at Westminster. Some libraries may also require other verification methods, so it is recommended that 你可以联系你感兴趣的图书馆了解详情.
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The Giovale图书馆 provides access to a number of subject databases that you can use to find journal articles on topics within a specific discipline or field of study. The databases listed on this page are those that are most useful for finding research 发表于通讯.
Griffin搜索 is a good starting place if you are looking for books, journal articles, 电影，以及图书馆提供的其他资料. 除了搜索 Giovale Library catalog for physical materials, Griffin搜索 finds e-books and articles from 我们的几个数据库.
Provides indexing and full-text access to journals in communication and mass media, including such fields as broadcasting, linguistics, marketing, media history, and 更多的.
JSTOR is an interdisciplinary archive of full text articles from journals in the arts, 人文科学和社会科学. 它包括对出版物的回顾性报道 这意味着大部分的文章将是1到5年前的. 搜索 anthropology or archeology articles, after entering your search terms, scroll down 选择“期刊筛选”，并选择人类学或考古学.
学术搜索是一个跨学科数据库. 它包含学术和 流行的来源. 学术搜索终极提供全文和索引的学术， social sciences, humanities, general science, education, and multi-cultural journals.
Properly citing your sources shows that you’ve done research to become knowledgeable 关于你的主题，并帮助你避免抄袭. 探索 引用参考资料 学习如何根据文体正确地引用资料.
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