The Stone-Robinson Library has compiled a resources guide list to aide in the academic studies of Selma University Students.  It is meant to be a reference tool for some of our more popular resources.   Use these resources as a starting point for your research.  The guide links to resources for finding articles, journals, and books, both scholarly and popular sources.  This is not an exhaustive list of library resources but these are excellent landing spots for sources of information for starting your research papers.

REFERENCE

alabamamosaic.org - Alabama Mosaic is a repository of digital materials on Alabama's history, culture, places, and people.
 

Alabama Virtual Library – https://avl.lib.al.us The Alabama Virtual Library provides all students, teachers, and residents of the State of Alabama with 24/7 online access to premier library and information.


https://alabamaworks.alabama.gov
- Discover great jobs in Alabama anytime and anywhere.


American FactFinder - http://factfinder.census.gov The Census Bureau is the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy.

The Libguides

https://www.bibme.org   is an automatic citation creator that supports MLA, APA, and Chicago formatting. Other styles are powered by Citation Style Language

https://blackamericans.com - Features Black American News and History including Black Headline News, Black Business, Sports, Health, Black Entertainment and Black Churches.

www.chegg.com - Learn faster with Chegg Prep. Search millions of Study Flashcards or create your own online Flashcards for Free.
 

https://www.citationmachine.net - to review for unintentional plagiarism and recommendations for sentence structure, writing style, grammar and more! Citation formats include APA, MLA, and Chicago Style.


https://www.consumerworld.orglatest in consumer news-consumer resource guide with over 2000 links to everything “consumer.”

https://www.democrarycollabortive.org - The Democracy Collaborative mission is to demonstrate in theory and in practice the principles of a democratic economy, offering a vision of what that economy can be, designing models that demonstrate how it operates, and building in coalition with others the pathways to a new reality.

https://www.dictionary.com - Dictionary.com is a leading digital dictionary that provides millions of English definitions, spellings, audio pronunciations, example sentences, and word origins.


Online Dictionaries and Encyclopedias – may be accessed through the https://www.refdesk.com and http://www.LibrarySpot.com links.


Economic History Association -  https://eh.net - The Economic History Association owns and operates the EH.net website and mailing lists to provide resources and promote communication among scholars in economic history and related fields.

https://www.thefreedictionary.com - Discover new words, expand your knowledge, and improve your English. 


https://dp.la Digital Public Library of America - The Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America's libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world.


ERIC – Education Resources Information Center – https://eric.ed.gov


https://www.findarticles.com FINDARTICLES is a CBS Interactive portal that lets you find articles about any topic, by searching in our network of news and technology sites.


https://globaledge.msu.edu - Global business knowledge portal connecting international business professionals to a wealth of information, insights, and learning resources on global ...


https://www.grammarly.com  - Grammarly now organizes your writing feedback by theme, so you can see how each change will help your readers better understand your message.

https://www.jstor.org - JSTOR’s continuously expanding Open Community Collections feature freely accessible primary source materials in a wide variety of subjects contributed by libraries, museums, and archives.  JSOR provides a platform for discovering and connecting research, images, and primary sources. 

Khan Academy Free Online Courses, Lessons and Practice tests, include High School, College and Life Skills – https://www.khanacademy.org

https://scholar.google.com  - Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. Search across a wide variety of disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books.

 

https://www.slavevoyages.org - The Trans-Atlantic and Intra-American slave trade databases are the culmination of several decades of independent and collaborative research by scholars drawing upon data in libraries and archives around the Atlantic world. The new SlaveVoyages website itself is the product of three years of development by a multi-disciplinary team of historians, librarians, curriculum specialists, cartographers, computer programmers, and web designers, in consultation with scholars of the slave trade from universities in Europe, Africa, South America, and North America. The National Endowment for the Humanities was the principal sponsor of this work carried out originally at Emory Center for Digital Scholarship, the University of California at Irvine, and the University of California at Santa Cruz. The Hutchins Center of Harvard University has also provided support. The website is currently hosted at Rice University.

https://www.itseducation.asia/deep-web.htm# -great landing spot as a research tool for academic and scholarly research.

Library of Congress Research Center – https://www.loc.gov is the starting point for researchers using the Library of Congress, both on-site and remotely via the Web. Links are provided to all research centers.

https://owl.purdue.edu
– OWL Purdue Writing Lab offers free resources including writing and teaching, writing research, grammar, mechanics, and different style citations guides.

Public Agenda – Trending Topics – https://publicagenda.org – Public Agenda is a nonpartisan research and public engagement organization dedicated to strengthening democracy and expanding opportunity for all Americans.

https://www.refdesk.com  – One of the best sites for quick reference, facts, news, hot topics. 

http://www.LibrarySpot.com  – Great resources for reference and research – covers all subject areas (business, health, criminal justice, sociology, history, education, legal, etc)

https://www.turnitin.com - Turnitin solutions promote academic integrity, streamline grading and feedback, deter plagiarism, and improve student outcomes.

https://www.samhsa.gov - The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation and to improve the lives of individuals living with mental and substance use disorders, and their families.

https://scholarpedia.org - Scholarpedia is an English-language wiki-based online encyclopedia with features commonly associated with open-access online academic journals, which aims to have quality content.

Sparknotes - https://www.sparknotes.com  SparkNotes are helpful study guides to literature, math, science, and more. Find sample tests, essay help, and translations of literature and other subjects.

World Bank Open Data -  https://data.worldbank.org World dataBank, produced by the Worldbank, offers access to variables from the World Development Indicators and Global Development Finance, Gender Statistics, Education Statistics, Health Nutrition, and Population Statistics, Africa Development Indicators, Global Economic Monitor (GEM) and the Millennium Development.



 

NEWSPAPERS AND MAGAZINES
 

https://guideslibrary.harvard.edu/news - Guide to Newspapers and Newspaper Indexes at Harvard University and elsewhere.


https://www.nytimes.com
- Live news, investigations, opinion, photos, and video by the journalists of The New York Times from more than 150 countries around the world


https://USAtoday.com - USA TODAY delivers current local and national news, sports, entertainment, finance, technology, and more through award-winning journalism, photos, videos​ ...


https://time.com
- Breaking news and analysis from TIME.com. Politics, world news, photos, video, tech reviews, health, science, and entertainment news.


https://www.wsj.com
- WSJ online coverage of breaking news and current headlines from the US and around the world. Top stories, photos, videos, detailed analysis, and in-depth ...


ERIC – Education Resources Information Center – https://eric.edu.gov

EDUCATION STATISTICS – ONLINE RESOURCES – Open Access

 

Alabama Department of Education – www.alsde.edu

 

Alabama Virtual Library – https://www.avl.lib.al.us  The Alabama Virtual Library provides all students, teachers, and residents of the State of Alabama with 24/7 online access to premier libraries and information.

 

Department of Education – https://www.ed.gov

 

ERIC – Education Resources Information Center – https://eric.ed.gov

 

https://globaledge.msu.edu/global-resources/globalization The Center for Global Development provides a series of working papers, articles, blog posts, and multimedia that cover major globalization topics. Working papers are available for download in PDF format and provide in-depth research on how globalization can lead to economic development for all. Users may filter by publication type or search by the newest and most popular documents.

 

https://scholar.google.com - - Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. Search across a wide variety of disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books.

 

http://www.libraryspot.com Great resources for reference and research – covers all subject areas (business, health, criminal justice, sociology, history, education, legal, etc) Find the best library and reference resources at LibrarySpot.com, including top dictionaries, encyclopedias, newspapers, maps, quotations and much more.

 

Library of Congress Research Center – https://www.loc.gov The starting point for researchers using the Library of Congress, both on-site and remotely via the Web. Links are provided to all research centers.

 

Kids Count Data Center – Indicators of Child Well Being by Annie E. Casey Foundation – https://www.aecf.org

 

National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) https://nces.ed.gov

 

Public Agenda – Trending Topics – https://publicagenda.org

 

Reference Desk – www.refdesk.com Ready reference resources for students and faculty

 

Children Award-Winning Books
 

Caldecott Awards

Coretta Scott King Awards

 

Newbery Awards

 

Notable Books Recognition

 

Government Sites

 

Department of Education – https://www.ed.gov

 

Alabama Department of Education – www.alsde.edu

 

Alabama College and Career Ready Standards and Support – alex.state.al.us/ccrs

 

Common Core Standards – www.corestandards.org -Preparing America's students for success. · Learn why the Common Core is important for your child · Explore the Common Core …

Education Resources - Bureau of Labor and Statistics – www.bls.gov

 

Education Online Videos

The Teaching Channel -  https://teachingchannel.org/videos - We offer educators a massive library of videos and other resources to drive professional learning. Join our worldwide community of educators today.
 

HEALTH SCIENCES
 

Electronic Reference Sources


Alabama Virtual Library – https://www.avl.lib.al.us  The Alabama Virtual Library provides all students, teachers, and residents of the State of Alabama with 24/7 online access to premier libraries and information.


Center for Disease Control – https://www.cdc.gov


ERIC – Health Literacy, Knowledge and Information – https://eric.ed.gov


https://globaledge.msu.edu/global-resources/globalization
The Center for Global Development provides a series of working papers, articles, blog posts, and multimedia that cover major globalization topics. Working papers are available for download in PDF format and provide in-depth research on how globalization can lead to economic development for all. Users may filter by publication type or search by the newest and most popular documents.


https://www.refdesk.com
– One of the best sites for quick reference, facts, news, hot topics.  Click the Nursing and Health topics link.


MedlinePlus (U.S. National Library of Medicine and MedicineNet.com may be accessed through the Reference
Desk – www.refdesk.com link.


PubMed – https://www.pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov PubMed® comprises more than 32 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links from PubMed Central and publisher websites.


https://www.samhsa.gov
- The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation and to improve the lives of individuals living with mental and substance use disorders, and their families.


https://scholar.google.com
- Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. Search across a wide variety of disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books.   

 

Health and Women’s Issues – over 300 resources under Health; 100 resources under Women’s Issues may be accessed through the https://www.refdesk.com link.


Health Topics and Issues - Consumerworld.org may be accessed through the https://www.refdesk.com   link  


Healthcare Online Videos – https://www.khanacademy.org


http://www.LibrarySpot.com
– Great resources for reference and research – covers all subject areas (business, health, nursing criminal justice, sociology, history, education, legal, etc)

 

Medical References – Mayoclinc.com, Merck Manual, National Library of Medicine, and Medical Libraries from the University of Iowa – may be accessed through the http://www.LibrarySpot.com link.


Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality may be accessed through the http://www.LibrarySpot.com link.


Library of Congress – Research Center – Health and other related subjects, topics. https://www.loc.gov


Saylor Academic Open Textbooks -  https://www.saylor.org/books - Want more resources for your classroom?

Saylor Academy’s courses are built from curated OER and are openly licensed for reuse — you can adopt and adapt our materials to meet your needs.


World Health Statistics – www.who.int/topics

Government Health Care Sites
 

Alabama Public Health – https://www.alabamapublichealth.gov


Center for Disease Control – https://www.cdc.gov


National Center for Health Statistics - https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/index.htm


Health and Human Services – https://www.hhs.gov


National Library of Medicine-https://www.nlm.nih.gov


The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration https://www.samhsa.gov


World Health Statistics – https://www.who.int/topics

BUSINESS STATISTICS – ONLINE RESOURCES – Open Access

Bureau of Economic Analysis – https://www.bea.gov


Business Data and Statistics – https://usa.gov


Bureau of Justice Statistics – https://bjs.ojp.gov


National Agricultural Statistics Services  – https://www.nass.usda.gov


Economic Research Services - https://www.ers.usda.gov


National Center for Health Statistics - https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/index.htm


Bureau of Labor and Statistics – https://www.bls.gov


The United States of Commerce Department – https://www.commerce.gov


Minority Business Administration – https://www.sba.gov


Small Business Administration – https://www.sba.gov


NASDAQ Stock Market: Stock Quotes and Exchanges – https://www.nasdaq.com


Investopedia – Sources for Investment Education – https://investopedia.com


Harvard Business Publishing - https://www.harvardbusiness.org


Ohio State University Fisher College of Business - https://fisher.osu.edu


The Society for Human Resources Management - https://www.shrm.org

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