Discover: Start here for books, articles & more
Simultaneously search research databases plus the Five Colleges Libraries Catalog to find full-text articles, books and more.
Academic Search Premier (date coverage varies)
Full-text articles from over 3,600 journals in the social sciences, arts and humanities, and sciences.
GenderWatch (1970 to present)
Full text of publications that focus on the impact of gender across a broad spectrum of subject areas.
Global Newsstream (ProQuest)
Search the most recent global news, including major US dailies, with archives that stretch back into the 1980s from over 2,700 news sources that include newspapers, newswires, television and radio transcripts, blogs, and more in full-text format.
International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS) (1951 to present)
Indexes about 3,000 journals and 7,000 books per year.
LexisNexis Academic (date coverage varies)
Full-text federal and state laws, international legal materials, and law reviews. Also newspapers and business information.
PAIS Index (1972 to present)
Coverage of articles, selected books, government documents, research reports, etc., from a wide range of social sciences.
Be sure to properly credit the ideas referenced in your academic work; clear citations also mean that your reader can locate the books, articles, and other sources you used. Don't leave your bibliography until the very end: collect, manage, and format information about what you find as soon as you start your research.
Zotero is a free plug-in for Firefox that helps you collect, manage, and cite your sources. It's available in all computer labs on campus, and you can download it on your own computer for free. Tutorials and documentation are also available. If you are an EndNote user, contact Susan Kimball for help.
MLA, Chicago, and APA formatting and style guidelines, from the OWL at Purdue
Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide online, from the full Chicago Manual of Style
Introduction to Basic Legal Citation 2012 edition
Citing Government Information Sources Using MLA
Council of Science Editors (CSE) Style online version from Ohio State University Libraries
American Chemical Society's ACS Style Guide
BibTex is a format commonly used in Computer Science and Math
Writer's Handbook from the University of Wisconsin/Madison: How to cite sources; sample documents and forms; advice on grammar, etc.
Avoiding Plagiarism from the Dean of Students Office provides strategies for ensuring proper attribution of sources.