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Action Research: Making Time for Social Change

PWR 2DHA - Fall 2015 - Instructor: Hunter, D.
Last Updated: 12-Oct-2015

A guide to resources for PWR 2DHA: Action Research: Making Time for Social Change 

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Background/Reference Sources

 

Reference materials can be good resources for subject overviews and a means to collect useful keywords. The bibliographies frequently include key texts and thinkers that are associated with a specific subject. To discover more reference materials held in the Stanford Libraries, search Reference Universe, Searchworks, consult with a librarian, or browse the libraries' reference collections.

Tips for using reference sources:

1. Look at the cross-references that many entries provide. These can be helpful in pointing you toward a related or more accurate idea/term.

2. One of the most important elements of any good reference source entry is its bibliography. Take note of the books or articles that the entry's author deems elementary to understanding the individual or idea.

Malden, MA : Blackwell Publishing
Stanford University Libraries » Online resource » (no call number)
"Provides full-text access to reference works in the humanities, social sciences, and business and management. It supports browsing and full-text searching."
Premium collection Oxford ; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, c2002-
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"General and Reference Works; Music; Biology; Art, Architecture and Design; Ancient Greek and Roman Culture; Medieval Studies Contains the texts of more than 100 reference titles published by Oxford University Press."
[Sterling, VA] : Paratext, 2002-
Stanford University Libraries » Online resource » (no call number)
"A searchable database of back-of-the-book indexes to subject encyclopedias and other reference works in a wide variety of subject areas. Search the contents of nearly 4,500 reference titles."
Berlin, Germany ; New York : Springer, 1997-
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"Provides online, full-text access to Springer's journal and e-book titles, as well as titles from other publishers. Subjects include: life sciences, chemical sciences, environmental sciences, geosciences, computer science, mathematics, medicine, physics & astronomy, engineering and economics."

Suggested Databases

Ipswich, MA : EBSCO Pub.
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[Bethesda, Md.] : Cambridge Scientific Abstracts
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[Ann Arbor, Mich.] : ProQuest Information and Learning Company.
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[San Diego, etc., Sociological Abstracts, inc.]
SAL3 (off-campus storage) » Stacks » HM1 .S67 V.52:NO.6 2004
[Washington, DC : National Library of Education?, 199?-
Stanford University Libraries » Online resource » (no call number)
[Stamford, Conn.] : Softline Information, [2001]-
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