Reference Sources

Electronic Resources

Associations Unlimited (Encyclopedia) 
Columbia Gazetteer of the World 
Conference Papers Index (CSA)
Encyclopaedia Britannica 
Oxford English Dictionary 
Oxford Reference Online
Reference Universe
World Factbook

Research Guides
Benamati, Dennis C. Criminal Justice Information: How to Find It, How to Use It. Phoenix, Ariz.: Oryx Press, 1998.   
    HV7419.5C75 1998 RR 

McCurdy, Howard E. Public Administration: A Bibliographic Guide to the Literature. New York: Dekker, 1985.
    Z7164.A2 M29 1986 

Walford, Albert J. Guide to Reference Materials: Vol. II, Social and Historical Sciences, Philosophy and Religion.  
    3rd ed. London: Library Association, 1975.
    Z1035.W17 1975 

Webb, William H. Sources of Information in the Social Sciences: A Guide to the Literature. 3rd ed. Chicago: American Library Association, 1986.
    Z7161.S666 1986


Encyclopedia of Government and Politics. New York: Routledge, 1992.
    JA61.C66 1992 RR 

Encyclopedia of Human Rights. Washington: Taylor and Francis, 1996.
    JC571.E67 1996 RR 

Encyclopedia of Nationalism. New York: Paragon House, 1990.
    JC311.S548 1990 RR 

Encyclopedia of the Third World. New York: Facts on File, 1982.
    HC59.7.K87 1982 

Encyclopedia of the United Nations and International Agreements. Philadelphia: Taylor and Francis, 1985.
    JX1977.O8213 1985 RR 

Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy. New York : Facts On File, c2004.
    E 183.7 .E52 2002

International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Amsterdam ; New York : Elsevier, 2001.
    H41 .I58 RR

Biographical Sources

Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
Biography and Genealogy Master Index 
Biography Resource Center 
Literature Resource Center 
The World Biographical Index Online (de Gruyter)


  Dissertation indexes

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses

  On-line catalogs (to see if the dissertation has been published as a book) 

Books in Print (BIP)
Center for Research Libraries Catalog 
Citation indexes (to see if the author published any articles based on the dissertation) 
COPAC: Major Library Catalogs in the UK & Ireland 
The European Library 
Social Sciences Citation Index CD-ROM  Z7161 .S728 RR

Chronological and Regional Guides

Country Studies
Hyper History Online

Citation Manuals

American Psychological Association Format (Purdue) 
Brief Guide to Citing Government Publications (U.Memphis) 
Citing Government Information Sources Using the MLA Style (University of Nevada, Reno) 
Citation Guides for Electronic Documents (IFLA) 
Citation Styles Online 
Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses... (Turabian - Western Michigan University)
MLA Format
Online! Citation Styles (Bedford-St.Martin's) 
Style Sheets for Citing Internet and Electronic Resources (UC-Berkeley) 
Citation Style Suggestions (Census Bureau)

Abstract and Citation Indexes

Abstracts of Working Papers In Economics (1986 - 2004)
CSA Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
National Criminal Justice Reference Service

Dictionaries and Guides

Annual Register of World Events.  London ; New York : Longmans, Green and Co. 
    D2 .A65 
Book Review Index.  Detroit, Gale Research Co. 
    Z1035.A1 B8
Dictionary of the Social Sciences.  Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002. 
    H41 .D53 2002

National Geographic Desk Reference.  Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society, c1999. 
    G123 .N38 1999

Penguin Dictionary of Geography.  London ; New York : Penguin, 2003. 
    G63 .C562 1998 RR

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