“Articles, Books, and More”
Use the library’s Discovery Service to retrieve BILLIONS of journal articles, books, book chapters, entries in reference resources (etc.) from thousands of individual databases. Type in your search terms and then select “Articles, Books, and More” from the drop-down menu.
Oxford Reference – made up of over 300 individual reference works, most of them encyclopedias specific to many different subject areas.
Credo Reference – over 1k reference works in all subject areas.
Britannica Academic – a general encyclopedia intended for college students.
Biography in Context – information about notable people, both contemporary and historical, from a wide range of sources, such as biographical dictionaries, magazines, newspapers, and academic journals
Converse – to find books, both print and electronic, in Converse’s Mickel Library, go to our Discovery Service, type your terms in the search box, and select “Converse Catalog.”
PASCAL Delivers – to find books, both print and electronic, in South Carolina’s college/university libraries, go to our Discovery Service, type your terms in the search box, and select “PASCAL Delivers.” You can borrow these books by signing in and following the instructions to “Request via PASCAL Delivers.”
WorldCat – records for millions of books in thousands of libraries; most of these are “borrow-able” through our Interlibrary Loan Service
ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global – 2.5 million full-text dissertations/theses (1997 – ), as well as 5 million citations to dissertations/theses from thousands of universities around the world.
OpenDissertations – citations to dissertations/theses from the early 20th century to the present; occasionally provides a link to the complete dissertation/thesis
Business Source Premier – one of the largest and best-known databases for research in all aspects of business; includes full-text articles from several thousand academic journals and magazines in this field.
Business Abstracts with Full Text – full-text articles from over 500 business-related magazines and academic journals.
ERIC [Educational Resources Information Center] – probably the most comprehensive database in education; covers thousands of periodicals and other resources focusing on the field of education, but compared to other education databases, does NOT provide a high percentage of full-text journal articles.
Professional Development Collection – complete articles from over 500 journals in education.
Education Full Text – indexes almost 800 journals in education and provides full-text articles from over 350 of these journals.
PsycINFO and PsycARTICLES – the former indexes over 2k journals related to psychology, and the latter provides full-text articles from around 100 journals published by the American Psychological Association.
Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection – full-text articles from almost 400 journals in the social sciences.
Social Sciences Full Text – full-text articles and citations to articles in core journals in economics, psychology, sociology, anthropology, etc.
Academic Search Complete – one of the world’s largest databases of academic journals and magazines on all subjects; indexes over 12k titles and provides complete articles from over 8k of these periodical titles.
Readers’ Guide Full Text Mega – indexes and often provides complete articles from hundreds of popular magazines
Leadership Quarterly (2016 – )
Group and Organization Management (1999 – )
Review of Educational Research (1999 – )
Review of Research in Education (1999 – )
Periodical Available at Converse
Periodicals by Title – Key in some or all of a periodical’s title (NOT the title of the article itself) to retrieve a listing of periodicals the library owns in either electronic or print/physical format.
To request books held by South Carolina college/university libraries, go to our Discovery Service, key in your terms and select “PASCAL Delivers,” click on the book you would like to borrow, sign in, and click on “Request via PASCAL Delivers.”
To request articles and other non-book materials, as well as books NOT held by South Carolina college/university libraries, go to Interlibrary Loan and select the correct form.
Supporting Converse scholars with access to quality information resources.
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