Yes, YOU can be a master researcher

Yes, YOU can be a master researcher

Librarians are guides who can assist you in effectively navigating the numerous resources available for academic research. The IU East Campus Library Coordinator of Reference Services has produced a Research Mastery guide that features reliable sources and provides both general and discipline specific search strategies. From Boolean searching to syntax and limiters, you’ll learn basic and advanced methods for finding relevant information for your research. Additionally, the IU East Campus Library offers a convenient and timely online reference service. Simply email or click here:

For each subject discipline, the Research guide includes basic searching tips as well as specialized databases. There are techniques for maximizing your research, building from the basics, such as the  

EBSCO Discovery Service and featured sources of information unique to various fields. The content areas included in the research guide are listed here, along with some featured resources, but be sure to check out the full resource guide, to help you become a master researcher!

BusinessBusiness Source Complete, Hoover’s Company Records, MarketLine Advantage, Mergent Online

CommunicationsAVON (Academic Video Online), Communication & Mass Media Complete, Opposing Viewpoints In Context.ProQuest Telecommunications

Criminal JusticeBureau of Justice Statistics, FBI Uniform Crime ReportsNexis Uni, ProQuest Criminal Justice

EducationERIC, Professional Development Collection, ProQuest Education

English and LiteratureJSTOR, Literature Resource Center, MLA International Bibliography, Project Muse, ProQuest Literature and Language

Fine ArtsGrove Dictionary of Art, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, Film Index International, Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online, International Index to the Performing Arts,    Oxford Art Online, Oxford Music Online

Foreign LanguageChina Culture and Society, Latin American Women Writers, Latino Literature: Poetry, Drama, and Fiction, South and Southeast Asian Literature,Vente et Gestion

HistoryAmerica History and Life, Ancient and Medieval History Online, Black Thought and Culture, Early Encounters in North America, Eighteenth Century Collections Online, The Middle East Online: Iraq, 1914-1974, Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive, Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000

InformaticsEmerald eJournal Premier Collection, Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA), OECD iLibrary, Wiley Online Library

MathematicsAmerican Mathematical Society Publications, Computer Science (ProQuest), MathSciNet

NursingCINAHL, Journals@OVID,MedLine,Mayo Clinic, Nursing and Allied Health, PubMed

Political ScienceCQ Researcher, Military and Government, ProQuest Political Science 

PsychologyProQuest Psychology, PsycINFO  

ScienceBiomedical & Life Sciences Collection, ChemSpider, Environmental Science Journals Nature Journals Online,

Social Work and SociologyOpposing Viewpoints In Context, ProQuest Social Science Journals, Social Theory SocIndex

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