Spring 2011 — Prof. Vaz-Hooper
Use the Library Catalog to search for books, film, newspapers, journals, and magazines available in the library. You may also try a search by Library of Congress subject headings. Just choose "Subject" in the dropdown menu. Helpful subject headings include:
- Tissue and Organ Procurement
- Sale of organs, tissues, etc.
Search Worldcat to find books and materials not available in the Davidson College Library. You can place Interlibrary Loan requests for materials that the library does not own. Try a search in ebrary, collection of over 47,000 e-books published by over 220 academic, trade, and professional publishers; covers all subject areas.
Use library databases & indexes to help you identify articles on your topic.
- Academic Search Premier: indexes scholarly and popular articles from thousands of journals, magazines, and newspapers covering a wide range of disciplines.
- Omnifile Full Text Mega: indexes scholarly and popular articles from journals, magazines, and newspapers covering a wide range of disciplines.
- JSTOR & Project Muse: search these databases for full-text articles from scholarly journals.
- Web of Knowledge: (c. 1900 to present) A multidisciplinary resource that provides citations to articles in over 10,000 journals in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities.
Discipline-specific indexes and databases
- Philosopher's Index: (1940 to present) contains citations and abstracts from books and journal articles on philosophy and related fields. Note:Up to 4 people can search this database at any one time.
- Health Source: (c. 1980 to present) Indexes over 800 health and medical journals, approximately 550 of which are available full text.
- ATLA Religion: (1949 to present) Provides citations to articles, books, doctoral dissertations, and book reviews on all aspects of religion and theology.
- All Indexes & Databases : Choose a subject area to explore other discipline-specific databases: Political Science, Religion, Medicine,Economics.
Newspaper & magazine databases
- LexisNexis Academic: (c. 1980 to present) Provides the full text of articles from local, national, and international newspapers, magazines, and trade journals as well as newswires, business information, patents, legal documents, and transcripts of radio and television broadcasts.
- Readers' Guide Abstracts: (1890 to present) Indexes articles in over 300 popular magazines published in the United States.
Identifying Peer-Reviewed Journals
- Ulrich's Periodicals Directory: Provides information about journals, magazines, and other serials published in the United States and in many foreign countries. Use Ulrich's to look up a journal or magazine title to confirm whether the given title is peer-reviewed.
- Scholarly Articles: How to Identify Them: Use this guide to help you determine the scholarli-ness of an article. Or ask a librarian for help if you are unsure!
Country Information & Reference Sources
Use reference sources to find background information on countries and issues related to organ sales.
- CIA World Factbook: provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities. Find information on GDP & poverty statistics by country.
- WHO Global Observatory on Donation & Transplantation: website created by the Spanish National Transplant Organization (ONT) in collaboration with World Health Organization (WHO).
- WHO Health Statistics by Country: find basic health information by country. Published by the World Health Organization.
- Political Handbook of the World: New York: CQ Press, 2003-. 2008 to present (online). 2003- (print), located on the 1st floor Reference shelves, call no.: R 320 P7691.
- Background Notes. US State Department. 2004-: Look up your country here.
- Gale Virtual Reference Library: a large collection of encyclopedias and sources for background information. Try a search for "organ procurement", "organ donation," or related search terms. Also, search individual reference titles: