The library resources on this page require a log-in.
Note: If you do not access the library thorugh Atlas, you will be prompted for a Borrower ID and PIN when you click on the links to the databases.
Credible websites are often the best sources for statistics. Here are a few that I like to recommend:
Remember that although many of the library databases provide citations for electronic sources, it is your responsibility as a student to ensure that all of your citations are correct.
Be sure to compare any database generated citations to the library's guides online (link below), the official MLA Handbook or APA Publication Manual (located at the second floor Reference Desk), or your Little Seagull Handbook.
Reference books are very useful for topic overviews. These help you begin to learn about a topic and think about what things might be interesting about the topic.
Depending on your topic, books and ebooks can be a helpful resource. Search the library catalog for access.
Articles can be accessed through the library's databases. One good place to start is Academic Search Complete, a general database from EBSCO. EBSCO also produces a number of other databases that can be searched at the same time.
Another possible database is Newsstand, which contains news articles from national and international newspapers. This is a good resource for stories and experiences, as well as any group that is likely to have been in the news recently like Syrian war refugees.
Explore the library's database collection and see other databases that may be useful for your topic.
You will see a list of subject categories that you can expand. Within each category is a list of databases with content in that subject area.