Gale Virtual Reference Library is a collection of full-text e-books that includes dictionaries, encyclopedias, and reference books in biography, history, literature, medicine, and more.
CQ Researcher reports provide "in-depth, non-biased coverage of political and social issues, with regular reports on topics in health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the U.S. economy." Each CQ Researcher report is researched and written by a journalist and includes a "background and chronology, an assessment of the current situation, tables and maps, pro/con statements from representatives of opposing positions, and bibliographies of key sources."
ProQuest News and Newspapers (Advanced Search)
Provides full text coverage of thousands of U.S. and international newspapers.
Book Search searches the listing of books and ebooks available at the Normandale Library.
Academic Search Premier is a multi-disciplinary database designed specifically for academic institutions. It includes articles from academic journals, popular magazines, and major newspapers.
JSTOR contains the complete backfiles of over 625 scholarly journals with well over 3 million articles available. Full text coverage varies by journal.
Article Databases by Subject
All of the library's online collections, organized by subject.
This guide defines different kinds of primary research. Includes a page on interviewing, with descriptions of different types and tips for success. Don't forget to cite your interviews. Check out the ALA or MLA guides on this research guide for help.
This video created by a teacher can help you create the questions you want to ask your interview subject.
Choosing a Manageable Research Topic
What is a Journal?
Choosing and Using Keywords
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Consider the source's –
A = Author
P = Publication
P = Point of View
S = Sources
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A guide to APA citation format based on the 6th edition of the APA Publication Manual.
APA Formatting and Style Guide (OWL at Purdue)
APA (American Psychological Association) is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences. This resource, revised according to the 6th edition of the APA manual, offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page.