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LIBRARY GUIDE TO HRD 6140 - Introduction to Human Diversity Inclusion and Social Justice Perspectives

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Amanda Nichols Hess
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General Tools & Services
Find Books

Library OneSearch
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.

Remote Library Services
Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan
You may request materials we don't have and we'll borrow them from another library for you.

RefWorks

Refworks

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

Writing Help

Writing Resources for Students
Find in-depth information about the mechanics of writing, MLA/APA citations, avoiding plagiarism, and more.

Writing Center
The consultants can help you with every stage of the writing process.

eBooks, Websites & Streaming Video
Find e-Books
Your best bets for education-related e-Books are:
  • Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Credo Reference
    Provides online access to encyclopedias, almanacs, and other reference tools.
  • Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Proquest eBook Central
    One of Kresge Library's primary platforms for eBooks. Includes books from a variety of publishers in many disciplines.
  • Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Sage Knowledge
    Collection of encyclopedias, handbooks, dictionaries, and more, covering topics in the social sciences.
  • Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Springer eBook Collection
    Multidisciplinary collection of eBooks published by Springer-Verlag since 2005. Especially strong coverage of the physical and biological sciences, computer science, engineering and technology.
Streaming Video
Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff AVON: Academic Video Online
A multidisciplinary collection of videos that touches on the curriculum needs of virtually every department. Look for specialized collections (Theatre in Video, Opera in Video) under Advanced Search.

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Alexander Street Video
Search across our streaming video collections from Alexander Street Press, including VAST, Nursing Education in Video, and World Newsreels Online.
Finding Peer-Reviewed Articles & Data
Find Articles
Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff ABI/Inform Complete
This database includes about 80% full-text articles from the business press, trade publications, academic journals, and newspapers (including full text of the Wall Street Journal). It is a great starting point for articles on broad business topics. How to export to RefWorks

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff ERIC
Includes education and related topics - journal articles, conferences, meetings, government documents, theses, dissertations, reports, audiovisual media, bibliographies, directories, books and monographs.  How to export to RefWorks

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff JSTOR
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. How to export to RefWorks

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff PsycINFO
Need articles in psychology or counseling? Use PsycINFO! It's a great resource and is published by the American Psychological Association. How to export to RefWorks

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Sociological Abstracts
This database abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. Coverage: 1960 to present. How to export to RefWorks
Google Scholar

Google Scholar
 
Finding a Specific Article or Journal

Looking for a specific article or book? Use Library OneSearch to determine if the University Libraries have access to the item.

For example, to find the article: Pearson, Elaine M; Podeschi, Ronald L.  (1999). Humanism and individualism: Maslow and his critics. Adult Education Quarterly 50 (1): 41-56.

You can search using the article title in Library OneSearch -- "Humanism and individualism: Maslow and his critics" in quotation marks (as shown) -- not the title of the journal (Adult Education Quarterly). The results of this search indicate that Kresge Library has access to this article online (available here).

Also, you can find specific journals by title here.
Find Data
Business-centric data:
  • Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff MarketLine
    Includes company and industry reports, country profiles, as well as market data and country statistics.
Person-centric data:
  • Unrestricted Resource American FactFinder
  • Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Thanks to Mel DemographicsNow
    Provides access to demographic data. Drill down to the city or neighborhood level to identify markets and audiences in your community. Ideal for supporting small business and local economic development activities. Thanks to MeL.
  • Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff iPoll
    iPoll is a comprehensive database of 500,000 questions and answers asked in the US since 1935. Also included is the Roper Center public opinion data which is the largest archives of public opinion information. Coverage: Data sets.
  • Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Statistical Abstract of the United States (Proquest)
    The Statistical Abstract of the United States Online is the standard summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States – including vital and health statistics. It is also designed to serve as a guide to other statistical publications and sources, both in print and on the Web. Visit the Statistical Abstract Guide for more information on using this resource.

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