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Library and web resources dealing with researching the concept of happiness
Last Updated: Feb 19, 2016 URL: http://libguides.uml.edu/happiness Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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Background Sources for Different Areas

videoSee how background info gives you a head start in searching

  • Sage Knowledge
    Encyclopedias are one of a few sources that give you an overiew of a topic. You can learn enough to choose a specific aspect of a broad topic. You can also pick up key terms as well as author names to search in our catalog and article databases.

Book Sources

  • ebrary Library
    Click on the Bookshelf tab and sign in. Search ebrary's 100,000 online books and save the ones you want in your bookshelf. Put phrases in quotes. SAMPLE: "brain injury" and rehabilitation
  • Library Catalog
    Sign in to borrow books not owned at UML.
    Put Phrases in quotes.
    e.g. "school choice" "law and legislation"

Google Scholar

Watch for links to other who are citing an particular article for additional sources for your papers.



 

MulltiDatabase Discovery Search

Hints:   Use AND between different terms
             Use OR between terms with similar meaning
             Use * to retrieve all words with that root.

Quick tips for searching the Discovery Database

EBSCO Discovery
Limit Your Results

Media Sources

  • Frontline Video Archive
    Since 1983, FRONTLINE has served as American public television’s flagship public affairs series for investigative documentaries. 160 videos are available for free access.
  • Films On Demand
    Search for streaming videos in dozens of subject areas.

Google Search

See a sample Google Search
Use advanced search strategies in Google Search

Questions to think about:
1. What is the authority behind the information?
2. What is the purpose of the information?
3. How biased or neutral is the information?
4. Can the information be verified from other sources?



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