HST 1002C: Global Studies
Search the library catalog for books you have immediate access to - both physically in the library and online as ebooks. Try searching by:
Search Your Topic
- Biography in Context to find background info on people
- Credo Reference to search over 500 encyclopedias, guides, and dictionaries on a range of academic topics.
Use the library’s databases to search for articles on your subject. Articles can come from different types of sources: newspapers, general magazines, or scholarly journals for example. Here are two good databases to start with:
ProQuest Research Library
Academic Search Premier
For more options see our Databases by Subject page
Need scholarly articles?
Limit your searches to scholarly/academic/peer reviewed sources by checking the boxes in the database before you search.
Need the full text of an article?
If you’re in a database, try the FindIt@Dowling link in the database to see if the full text is available. If you have a citation, use the journal locator to see if Dowling has access to the issue of the journal you need. If not, then put in an interlibrary loan request.
Citing Your Resources
Doing ethical research means citing sources. It is critical to credit writers for their work and their contributions to your research. To not do so is unethical and leads to plagiarism - unintentionally or not. Here are some sources to help you cite properly and to avoid the problem of plagiarism.
NoodleBib is an online resource that will help you format MLA and APA bibliographies, exporting them directly to your word processing program.
- Why Cite?
Brief video explaining when to cite and why.
- Tips on avoiding plagiarism
Turnitin is a service that faculty and students use to detect and avoid plagiarism in their writing.