THE WAR IN IRAQ
I. Library Catalogs
Look in the following catalogs for books, videos and other types of audiovisual items held in libraries.
COD Library Catalog : the COD Library only
I-Share (formerly Illinet Online): A catalog of items in 65 Illinois libraries
WorldCat: this country and around the world
Outline of the Library of Congress Classification System (what COD uses to shelve its books).
II. NEWS LINKS AND JOURNAL ARTICLES (for some of these you may need a COD Library Card in order to access the database from off-campus)
Newspapers (ProQuest) (1980's-present).Full-text of four major national newspapers including the New York Times.
Academic OneFile (formerly Expanded Academic Index ASAP). An index to over 2500 magazines and journals covering a variety of topic areas including anthropology. This database provides references, abstracts, and many times the full-text of articles. A COD library card is required for off-campus use.
Academic Search Premier [EBSCOhost]1984 to present; 1990 to present- full text). Abstracts from nearly 3000 journals and full text for 1250 journals including general reference, education, social sciences, humanities, general science, multi-cultural studies, library and information science.
Blackwell Synergy. This is an index of articles published in journals that are printed by the Blackwell company. A wide variety of topics and journals are covered, but you only get bibliographic citations, no full-text articles. You can select a particular subject area to search in, or you can select a specific journal to search in by clicking on the broad subject, then selecting a small subject area from that next page, then selecting the particular journal title on the third page. You can move through the categories by clicking on the plus sign [+] to the left of the category name.
FindArticles.com. Citations to millions of journal articles.
Foreign Relations/Diplomatic History/International Relations index of recent articles, no full-text.
The Free Library. A database of free magazine and journal articles.
Google Scholar. This provides access to many free full-text articles, as well as citations to many other articles.
IngentaConnect. This is an index to millions of journal articles, book chapters, reports, and more. Most are not available as full-text online items.
Military and Government Collection of articles.
Open Access Journals Directory (free full-text journal articles)
Project MUSE. This database provides citations and abstracts only.
SCIRUS. A search engine for citations to journal articles and links to web pages.
III. GOVERNMENT WEB SITES
Arab Net, for news, commerical, and cultural information.
Civil Liberties and Doublethink Research Guide (COD Library Resources)
Controversial Topics Research Guide. (COD Library Resources)
Government Research Guide (COD Library Resources)
The Library can obtain copies of articles or books from other libraries for you. Inquire at the Reference Desk. You may also consult journal title lists from other libraries in the area.
Reference Desk: 630-942-3364
Daniel K. Blewett, Reference Librarian, The College of DuPage Library,
425 Fawell Boulevard, Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137 Telephone: 630-942-2279 Office:
SRC 3033 firstname.lastname@example.org