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Updated 2-20-15

The Adizes Graduate School (AGS) Librarian renders library support to Adizes Graduate School's programs of study by providing traditional library service in a nontraditional environment, thereby facilitating the research activities and needs of learners, faculty, and staff.  AGS provides electronic access to subscription databases, which combined offer over a million items; scholarly journal articles, e-books, handbooks, dictionaries, encyclopedias, dissertations, reviews of psychological tests and measurements, conference papers and business resources such as:

• Books24x7 • BusinessPro - 6,000+ ebooks • GreenFILE • Accounting & Tax • ERIC • Canadian Business & Current Affairs Complete •

The online library provides access to numerous sources for learners, faculty and staff in four categories: Databases, Citation, Services, Websites.

Once you are admitted to the Adizes Graduate School degree programs, you will receive Library Service access information and the Library Handbook. You may contact the Library Information Specialist by email via library at or by phone: 805-453-9075. Additional resources are recommended by faculty and available online to all students, faculty, and staff:

Table of Contents:

Writer's Resources (for critically evaluating sources)
Digital Library Resources Suggested by Faculty
University Libraries on the Web
Digital Library-Type Services
Special Digital Library Collections and articles
Resources and Tips for Research on the Web

Writing Resources

Cornell University - quick guide to help you determine the relevance and authority of a resource is: How to Critically Analyze Information SourcesRecommended by staff! 

Cornell University - Distinguishing Scholarly Journals from Other Periodicals.

Criteria for Evaluating Information Resources. From the Science & Engineering Library at the University of Southern California. Lists criteria for evaluating both print and online resources.

John Hopkins University Library - APA resources. This is not a substitute for having the APA Manual!

Language Dictionaries - There are over 6800 languages in 200 countries on Earth, and 2261 have writing sytems. View over 300 languages in dictionary format, online translation, and over 25,000 language resources. - Roget'sThesaurus, synonyms, antonyms

Database Suggestions from Faculty:

Internet E of Philosophy - founded by the Univ. of Tennessee and Cal State University.

Philosophy Resources - free - 19,000 categorized links to philosophy resources on the Internet and  several additional features    

 Project  Gutenberg - the oldest producer of free electronic books on the Internet

Northern Light - search engine containing thousands of full text journal articles and web resources, low cost subscription or per-piece service with good abstracts and fair 'return' policy.

University Libraries on the Web:

International Association of Universities - directory of web based links at the University of Houston Libraries. Links to scholarly journals and English language articles without fees.

The Perseus Digital Library - "Perseus is an evolving digital library, engineering interactions through time, space, and language. Our primary goal is to bring a wide range of source materials to as large an audience as possible. We anticipate that greater accessibility to the sources for the study of the humanities will strengthen the quality of questions, lead to new avenues of research, and connect more people through the connection of ideas." Searchable using English, Latin or Greek keywords.

Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations - Built upon an initiative to improve graduate education, increase sharing of knowledge, help universities build their information infrastructure, and extend the value of digital libraries.

Sample dissertation proposals - from the University of Texas, some are qualitative (note that we are not approving the quality, form or structure of these writings per se, but you may find useful resources in the Reference sections). - Developed through the initiative of the National Library Board, the eLibrary in Singapore "helps users in their knowledge acquisition, whether it is for self-improvement, business decisions or edutainment". Public library access also. Membership or pass required.

SMETE - Affiliated with UC Berkeley, this site provides a Digital Library for Science, Mathematics , Science and Technology Education (SMETE). It was initiated as a result of several workshops on the subject hosted by the National Science Foundation. Provides direct access and delivery of instructional resources. Partnership collections include learning resources in mathematics, physical sciences, life sciences and engineering supplemented with links to related primary resources.

Exploratorium Digital Library - grant funded by the National Science Foundation and Learning Resources Collection in collaboration with and the San Francisco based Exploratorium. Provides teaching resources and learning activities that reflect the museum's foundation of playful exhibit-based inquiry in science, art, and human perception.

NetLibrary - focus on scholarly journals, ebook system, requires login

Galen II - The digital library of UC San Francisco

New York Public Library - digital public library, includes manuscripts, images and collections

Fathom Library - Site hosted by the University of Chicago, with links to consortium libraries at The London School of Economics, Columbia University, Cambridge University Press, The New York Public Library, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the British Library and Museum, etc.

Highwire Press from Stanford - claims the largest repository of high impact, peer-reviewed content, with 1010 journals and 4,074,364 full text articles from over 130 scholarly publishers. 1,566,498 articles available free.

Digital Library-Type Services

Questia online - over 67K books and 1.5M articles, low cost subscription

Blackwell Synergy - almost a million articles (more than doubled since 2004) in 881 journals, identified by subject and offered by article or subscription. The Social and Behavioral Sciences section has 18 sub-divisions, each listing a selection of international journals that may be of interest. Many subdivisions have dozesns of journal options, and you can receive email with the Table of Contents each time your favorite journal is uploaded. Prices in USD, Euros and British Pounds.

Ingenta offers over 21 million scholarly references (up from 16m in 2004) from 30K worldwide publications. The cost of the articles are determined by the publisher (the ones we saw were $25-40USD). Delivery by email is provided.

Special Collections:

Integral City's Research page is provided by Dr. Marilyn Hamilton, specialist in Spiral Dynamics applications. Dr. Hamilton also provided the Intelligent Book Shelf Library resource.

Berkeley Electronic Press - The Berkeley Electronic Press publishes "high quality peer-reviewed journals, as well as working papers, institutional repository materials, and a wealth of other scholarly information". Theoretical Economics, Macroeconomics, Economic Analysis and Policy, Theoretical Inquiries in Law, and much more.

BioOne - Bioscience research journals and libraries including Biological Science, Ecology, Environmental Science

Project Euclid - Cornell University library of journals on Theoretical and Applied Mathematics and Statistics

Voice of the Shuttle, University of California at Santa Barbara - award winning site launched in 1995 dedicated to the study of Humanities and Social Sciences. Contains 29 traditional and non-traditional disciplines including cyberculture, post-industrial business theory, and unvetted submissions. Random links revealed one for new thesis writers: briefs on the nature of scholarly inquiry, plagiarism, sophisticated documentation, rigor in research and writing, the research question, argument, real people as research sources, and more.

Athens Technical College Library Resources online - includes links to over a dozen other libraries on law, medicine, and technology, but last updated today in 2003.

American Memory- over 7 million documents from 100 collections, searchable archival material and images, revolving presentation of collections, copywrite information from the United States Library of Congress.

The US Library of Congress has full text resoures, online catalogs and thesauri, online databases and acts as a gateway to other resources. It includes maps, exhibits, multi-lingual cultural resources (the Global Gateway), legislative history and information, and the American Memory site above. Contains links to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) World Fact Book. Contains the Library of Congress' Rare Book and Special Collections Division which includes nearly 6,500 titles sold to Congress by Thomas Jefferson in 1815 to replace the Congressional Library that had been destroyed when the British burned the Capitol during the War of 1812. "Jefferson believed that there was no subject to which a member of Congress may not have occasion to refer. ... the Library continues to collect internationally, on all subjects, and in more than 470 languages."

Miscellaneous Resources from Syllabus Magazine - Visit Witcombe's exhaustive art history site; an award-winning Shakespeare site from Palomar College

Octavo - wonderful rare books, provided digitally on CD or in PDF format, and some for sale - has an extensive sectioned list with highly recognizable authors, including Nobel Laureates and leaders in over 30 fields. Find brand-new current articles each year to reference during your classes and dissertation writing.

The SantaFe Institute - focuses on complexity research

Tips for Research on the Web!

Citation indexes. To see the impact a particular source has had on scholarship, you may want to consult a citation index. A citation index lists when and where a work has been cited. In other words, you could consult a Citation Index to see all the articles that have cited David Ho's research on HIV. The citation indexes are all available in the following database:

Web of Knowledge. From Thomson education, "an integrated, versatile research platform, delivers easy access to high quality, diversified scholarly information in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities, as well as search and analysis tools that enhance this content."  Intended to aid researchers, check out their site for a short list of cross-referencing functions, bibiographic tools like End-Note, and analytical tools to help you organize or identify trends/patterns. The citation indexes are also available in print, samples include:

    Science Citation Index (1945-present)
    Social Sciences Citation Index (1970-present)
    Arts & Humanities Citation Index (1975-present)

When searching a journal index, try narrowing your search by limiting to refereed publications. This will retrieve only scholarly journals matching your search terms. Some other journal indexes offer this or a similar option. If you do your searches in Web of Science, Ovid science and healthcare databases, or PCI full-text, you will retrieve only scholarly articles since only academic journals are indexed in these databases.

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