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HC 100 - First Year Colloquium

The Island of the Colorblind

    Resources on achromatopsia at KL
    Books on color blindess
   Reviews of Island of the Colorblind
Identify a topic
Here are some tools to help find or refine a specific topic.

  • Credo Reference Access limited to OU students, faculty, and staff
    Provides online access to encyclopedias, almanacs, and other reference tools.
    A collection of encyclopedias, it can be a quick and easy way to get started on topics in most of the major disciplines. The "concept map" search allows you to explore general topics and refine them, using an interactive map of topics and subtopics. Credo offers a video demonstration of this feature.
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context Access limited to OU students, faculty, and staff : Easy to browse set of resources on controversial social issues.
  • Academic OneFile Access limited to OU students, faculty, and staff : A huge and highly heterogeneous multidisciplinary mix of scholarly, journalistic, practitioner and popular sources, with much direct full-text included. Use the list of related subjects to explore a topic. Use the tabs to identify scholarly, newspaper or other sources as necessary.
  • For discipline-specific information, see the library's specialized online encyclopedias.

  • DeeperWeb: powered by Google, it allows you to refine your search by adding or excluding words in Deeper Cloud (see image), by selecting specific categories of information, and more!
 
Find books on research methods
Books owned by the library on research methods in the various disciplines:
Art Research Methodology
Business Research Methodology
Education Research Methodology
Engineering Methodology
History Research Methodology
Linguistics Research Methodology
Literature Research Methodology
Psychology Research Methodology
Sociology Research Methodology
Science Methodology

Some useful websites:
How to do statistical research (tutorial)
Research Methods Knowledge Base: a comprehensive web-based textbook that addresses all of the topics in a typical introductory undergraduate or graduate course in social research methods
Basic business research methods tutorial
Psychology research methods tutorial
A Primer on Education Research
Nursing research methods: qualitative and quantitative
Introduction to nursing research

You can also use the library's specialized encyclopedias to explore research methods in specific disciplines
Find scholarly resources on your topic
You can search in the following general databases that cover all the disciplines:

Academic OneFile Access limited to OU students, faculty, and staff
A huge and highly heterogeneous multidisciplinary mix of scholarly, journalistic, practitioner and popular sources, with much direct full-text included. Use the tabs to identify scholarly, newspaper or other sources as necessary. Thanks to MeL / How to export to RefWorks Coverage: 1980-present

JSTOR Access limited to OU students, faculty, and staff
Full text of core scholarly journals from their beginning to approximately one year ago. Disciplines include botany, business, ecology, general science, humanities, mathematics, social sciences, and statistics. Browsable by discipline and full-text searchable across all disciplines. Especially good for historic or classic articles in most fields. Coverage: 1665 to present.

Or you can use the following database for a specific discipline:

Business & Management: ABI/Inform Complete Access limited to OU students, faculty, and staff
Computer Science: ACM Digital Library Access limited to OU students, faculty, and staff
Education: ERIC Access limited to OU students, faculty, and staff
Health Sciences, Nursing and MedicineCINAHL Plus with Full-Text Access limited to OU students, faculty, and staff
Social SciencesSocial Sciences Full Text Access limited to OU students, faculty, and staff

For other specialized sources, see the list of databases by subject.
College: What It Was, Is, and Should Be


College on the publisher's website (includes summary and interview of the author)
Selected reviews and articles on College: What it was and what it should be
ERIC Access limited to OU students, faculty, and staff : scholarly resources on all issues related to higher education
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Library Catalog
Use the catalog to find books, videos, recordings, and goverment documents we have at the library.

MelCat
A statewide catalog of many of Michigan's libraries. It allows you to request books at another library be sent to Kresge Library for you.

Create a bibliography
Tools that will help you manage your references and create a bibliography:

BibMe (free web-based tool to identify citations and format them)

Additional resources
RefWorks

Refworks allows you to create a personal database of references and automatically generate formatted bibliographies for your projects.

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Library Contact
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Dominique Daniel
Humanities Librarian for History and Modern Languages
daniel@oakland.edu
248.370.2478

Office Hours: Thursday 3:30-5:30

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