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Writing Resources

Anatomy of a scholarly article from NCSU Libraries

Annotated Bibliography handout from UNC's Writing Center

Citing Information: Chicago Style from UNC Libraries


Articles + Catalog


Peer-reviewed articles

Articles+ - similar to Google Scholar, but with more content.

Google Scholar - enables you to search for peer-reviewed articles across a wide range of disciplines.

JSTOR - important scholarly journal literature in nearly all the humanities and social sciences disciplines, international and foreign areas studies.

EconLit - comprehensive, indexed bibliography with selected abstracts of the world's economic literature.

ERIC- provides indexing and abstracting for journal and report literature (1966 to the present) in education and related disciplines.

PAIS (Public Affairs Information Service) - bibliographic index to the literature of public policy, social policy, and the social sciences in general.

More databases - a list of databases by subject area.


Think Tank Articles

Google Think Tank Search Engine - Search across 300 of the most important US and international think tanks.

Think Tanks Directory - a Google search that is limited to the sites of major think tanks (from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government) - monitors the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases.


Government Information

Bureau of Labor Statisticsthe principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics.

National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) - the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

American FactFinder - provides data from all US Census Bureau surveys and programs.

Statistical Abstract of the United States - comprehensive collection of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States, with recent data for states and metro areas, as well as some on foreign countries.

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