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Research Resources - Research, Citation, & Writing Resource

What is a Scholarly Journal?
Writing an Annotated Bibliography

Evaluating Information on the World Wide Web
Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Sources of Informatio 
APA Format 6th Edition Cribsheet 

What are the el,databases

The Minnesota Legislature funds online access for Minnesota residents to magazine, journal, and newspaper articles, eBooks (electronic books), and information from other sources.  This access is collected under the name ELM (Electronic Library for Minnesota). There are 45 databases from five vendors in the ELM Databases collection ant these contain:17,000 magazines, with more than 13,000 containing full text and 15,000 electronic books  students have access to these databases and the full text articles they contain while on the school network.

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Ebsco MegaFile - EBSCO MegaFILE is a multi-disciplinary database providing full text for nearly 12,000 total publications and indexing & abstracting for more than 16,000 publications. In addition, the database contains more than 84,000 biographies, 86,000 primary source documents, 10,000 company profiles and an image collection of more than 107,000 photos, maps and flags.   Link

GALE'S Expanded Academic ASAP is comprised of more than 3,500 indexed and full-text titles — of which 2,100 are peer-reviewed — in all disciplines with more than 20 years of backfile coverage and offers on topics including social sciences, humanities, education, science and technology.    Link
Google Scholar (Beta) - A Google search engine which indexes peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts, and other scholarly literature from a variety of academic publishers and professional societies, as well as scholarly articles available across the web. UMC Library has enabled linking to the full text of articles located in Google Scholar using FindIt the UMC Library Linking service

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Ebsco's MasterFILE Premier contains full text for nearly 1,750 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and nearly 500 reference books, over 164,400 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 440,000 photos, maps & flags.  Link

Ebsco's Academic Search Premier contains indexing and abstracts for over 8,450 journals, with full text for more than 4,650 of those titles with broad coverage in biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, psychology, religion & theology, etc. Link

Ebsco's Business Source Premier is a large business research database, featuring the full text for more than 2,300 journals coverage of business including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics.  Link

Ebsco's GreenFILE focuses on the relationship between human beings and the environment, with well-researched but accessible information on topics ranging from global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources and beyond. Link

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition - provides access to nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong. .  Link

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InfoTrac Student Edition current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.  Link

Student Resources in Context -history, literature, science, social studies and selection of reference works and full-text periodicals and newspapers, primary documents, creative works, and multimedia.  Link
General Science Collection indexes science journals covering almost every scientific inquiry including developments in particle physics, advanced mathematics, , geology. Link
Points of View Reference Center a full-text database contains a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database provides 255 topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument),counterpoint (opposing argument), and Critical Thinking Guide Link

Books & More
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UMC Library Catalog is found on the UMC Library Home page. It consist of three tabs
UMC Books & More searches all of UMC's books, videos, ebooks and more
U of M All Campuses Catalog
searches all material in all of the University of Minnesota Libraries
Articles & More
searches large respositoriy of full articles. Full access require log in but a significant number are accessible to the public.
eBook Collection (EBSCOhost) - eBook Academic Subscription Collection™ supplies full-text eBooks covering a broad spectrum of academic subjects from business to science and engineering to the humanities.

ebrary Academic Complete - contains an e-book collection of a large number titles from a wide variety of publishers including many University Press titles, and titles from Wiley, Kaplan, Kluwer, Random House, Springer and Taylor & Francis.  It has an easy-to-use interface with simple searching and tools including personal bookshelves, automatic citations, highlighting and annotating. 

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How do I access these resources from school or home?   There are several different ways to access databases from home.  For the UMC databases use Remote Access page has the details

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UMC Library subscribes to many databases in addition to the el,databases. Access to many of these is  limited the  UMC network on campus. Many of these are specialized for specific majors like Sports Discus- Criminal Justice Periodicals - Communication & Mass Media Complete - Agricultural Journals - Biological Abstracts - BioOne  - Computer Database - Education Journals.- MLA International Bibliography In addition the UMC Library subscribes to a number of very large full text journal collections including - IEEE - JSTOR - SpringerLink - Project Muse - Wiley Online Library ScienceDirect.

Biography in Context  - This database contains biographies from many Gale sources supplemented by full-text articles from hundreds of magazines and newspapers, as well as tens of thousands of images and links to vetted web sites.

FindIt Linking


The UMC Library also gets access to many more full text articles in the databases listed above. UMC Library is able to link these resources together so that if full text is available in a journal collection or databases it will be available in all the databases. This is a very powerful tool and makes finding the text of an article much easer. FindIt  findIt logot the linking service is only available to
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