WR 227 Alessandrelli: Find Sources
Course guide for WR 227 with Jeff Alessandrelli
Find Books, Articles, DVDs, and more
Google offers more than a basic search engine. Below are search tools Google provides to find scholarly articles and patents, books, and news.
- Google Scholar This link opens in a new windowGoogle Scholar searches the web for scholarly articles, reports, books, and other materials. If using Google Scholar from a PCC campus, you can access full text articles. If PCC has access to an article, a "Find it @ PCC" link will appear to the right of the search result. Click “Find it @ PCC” to go to the library catalog where you will be offered a choice to view the article. From home, you will need to set your Google Scholar preferences to access PCC Library resources. See How to Search PCC Library on Google Scholar for directions on how to set your Google Scholar preferences at home.
- How to Use Google ScholarProvides a Quick Search box and a link to a tutorial, and explains how to set up preferences to search PCC Library databases.
- Google BooksFind books in full-text, in lengthy previews or in links to other library collections.
- Google NewsSearch for the latest news on your topic from news organizations from around the world.
Most of your research will be in topic areas related to business, science, or both. Below is a list of databases including articles from newspapers, magazines, trade journals and academic journals, as well as other useful information sources, relevant to your research.
- Academic Search PremierFull text for more than 4,500 scholarly social sciences, humanities, general science, education and multicultural journals. 3,700 are peer-reviewed.
- Business CollectionA comprehensive and easy to navigate collection of over 4,000 leading business and trade publications. Incorporates coverage of all business disciplines, including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management and strategy, as well as business theory and practice.
- Business Source PremierFull text for over 3,000 journals covering business, management, economics, finance, banking, accounting, and more.
- Encyclopedias for Background ResearchA selection of online encyclopedias that provides general overviews of topics across many subjects. Start here to get working definitions of key concepts and a big picture view of your topic.
- MasterFILE PremierFull text of general interest magazine articles, reference and travel books, biographies, primary source documents, photos, maps, and flags.
- Popular MagazinesFeatures full text coverage of the top 1,000 most searched magazines across Gale's InfoTrac. Current events, sports, science, health and more.
- ScienceDirectFull text for more than 1,000 peer-reviewed life sciences, Health Science, physical sciences, and engineering journals with citation information for thousands more. Look for the "Full-text available" indicators to view articles online.
- Explore Census DataPrimary online interface for viewing US Census data, including population, housing, economic, geographic, and governmental data.
- Census Data for OregonFrom Portland State's Population Research Center
- Census Quick FactsQuickFacts provides statistics for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more.
- Portland MapsCity of Portland site for metropolitan area geographic data. Search by street address or geography for many types of data including assessed and market values, as well as elevation, crime data, and school district information.
- Portland Metro and Oregon Research GuideThis guide is designed to help students doing local research projects about local issues by providing resources related to metro Portland and Oregon.
- Statistical Abstract of the United StatesThe Statistical Abstract of the United States, published from 1878 to 2011, was the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Great for historical data.