Use these sources to help you pick a topic and to provide context to your research based argument.
Selected books on happiness
Here's some books we have at Stanford libraries. Take a look at the subjects in the full Searchworks records for these to find other books with similar topics -- perhaps with different perspectives/points of view.
Suggested Databases and Websites
When you are just starting, it's a good idea to use the ACADEMIC SEARCH PREMIER database. Besides the selected general and subject-specific databases listed here , try these databases for articles to support your research. ACCESS TO MOST ONLINE RESOURCES LISTED REQUIRE STANFORD LOGIN
Mental Measurements Yearbook Searchable database provides scholarly reviews and summaries of the test.
Communication & mass media complete: Offers information from over 600 journals in communication, mass media and related fields
Communication Studies: A Sage Full-Text Collection: covers such subjects as Journalism, Public Opinion, Political Communication, Mass Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Cultural Studies / Intercultural Communication, Television / Film Studies, Media Studies, Business Communication, Organizational / Management Communication, Written Communication, Rhetoric, and Literacy Studie
Sociology: Full text of articles on such subjects as Childhood, Contemporary Sociology, Comparative Sociology, Consumer Culture, Classical Sociology, Ethnic Studies, Gender Studies, Leisure Studies, Social Theory, Sociology of Sport, and Sociology of Work and Employment (Labor Studies).
Social Science Research Network "Tomorrow's Research Today": working papers and open access scholarly articles
International encyclopedia of the social & behavioral sciences: online encyclopedia
Searchworks and many other databases you will use allow you to get a simple citation by using a "CiteThis" feature or gather more information by using a Send to/Export feature to send records to bibliographic management tools such as Refworks or EndNote. You can also use resources such as Zotero or Mendeley to gather information including citations. For more on these, see the guide to Bibliography Management.