Writing Resources

Databases

Credo Reference: An excellent full-text integrated reference database. Contains linked searching to other resources and visual concept mapping. The BEST place to start!

Central Search by Ebsco:  a one stop shop for searching almost all library and database content. Uses simple searching and full-text linking to get you to resources faster!

    • Aggregated searching of all resources for faster results.
    • Combine terms using AND, OR and NOT EX: "American and continental" will return results with both terms, "American or continental" will look for both terms. "British not English" will get rid of anything containing "English".
    • Clickable boxes for peer-reviewed and full-text content
    • Easily save, print, or email marked records and create citations for your bibliography.
    • Use our interlibrary loan form to order articles that are not full-text.

Academic Search Premier: A large general subject database with many journals in full-text and some coverage in literature and language.

  • Use left column search guides to refine your search
  • Clickable boxes for peer-reviewed and full-text content
  • Easily save, print, or email marked records and create citations for your bibliography.
  • Use our interlibrary loan form to order articles that are not full-text.

Lexis/Nexis: Academic Universe includes business, legal and medical journals as well as major newspapers from around the world. All content is full-text, but may not be scholarly!

Pop Culture Universe: An easy to use scholarly source for pop culture information. Search by topic or chronologically.

Books

Use theAVALON and Mobius catalogs

Quest catalog includes CMU, Mo Valley, UCM and State Fair. Items fromAVALON usually arrive in 2-3 days and check out for 1 month.

MOBIUS catalog is state wide; items requested arrive in 5-7 days and check out for 3 weeks. Request items from off-campus using your name and student ID number.