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Finding books and reference sources
OBIS: Catalog of the Oberlin College Library Unrestricted Resource
OhioLINK Library Catalog Unrestricted Resource
WorldCat Restricted Resource
Summon -- searches across a wide range of library content, and not just books! It includes journal and newspaper articles, data, digital audio, video and images, and so much more. Try it and see what you can discover. 
Documenting needs in communities
American FactFinder (U.S. Census Bureau) Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Great place to find population, housing, economic and geographic data. Also access data sets, maps, fact sheets, tools and other resources.   

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

State & County QuickFacts (U.S. Census Bureau) Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
QuickFacts includes statistics for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with more than 5,000 people.

ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the U.S. Restricted Resource Some full text available
A comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Use the Abstract as a convenient volume for statistical reference, and as a guide to sources of more information both in print and on the Web.

ProQuest Statistical Insight Restricted Resource Some full text available
Provides access to statistical information produced by U.S. Federal agencies, states, private organizations, and major intergovernmental organizations. Some tables available as Excel spreadsheets.

ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) Restricted Resource Some full text available
The world's largest source of education information, with indexing and detailed descriptions of over 1.4 million journal articles, books, documents, research reports, surveys, curriculum and teaching guides, instructional materials, position papers, program overviews, conference papers, and other resource materials.  All areas of education research and practice are included. Many items include full text. Maintained by the U.S. Dept. of Education. Dates of Coverage: 1966 to date

Education Full Text Restricted Resource Some full text available

Indexes articles from education journals and books. Topics include teaching methods, multicultural/ethnic education, alternative and comparative education, testing, policy issues, teacher evaluation, school administration, higher education, and more. Selective access to full-text articles from about 350 journals. Dates of coverage:  1983 to date





Research Help
Researching foundations and non-profits
The Foundation Directory Online (more information later in the semester!)

National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS) Unrestricted Resource
NCCS develops and disseminates high quality data on nonprofit organizations and their activities for use in research on the relationships between the nonprofit sector, government, the commercial sector, and the broader civil society.

Nonprofit Explorer
Includes nonprofit tax return data released by the IRS in April 2013 for tax returns processed by the IRS during 2012, and may include older records. Wherever possible, we've linked to PDFs of the full 990 for each organization, some going back ten years, collected at https://public.resource.org/.
News and newspapers

See the NEWS AND NEWSPAPERS section of the library’s web page for finding guides to Cleveland Plain Dealer and Oberlin newspapers, including the Oberlin News Tribune. Microfilm copies of all Oberlin related newspapers are located on the main level of Mudd!
 

Academic Search Complete Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images
Multidisciplinary - good for nearly all subjects. Scholarly and trade journals, popular magazines, newspapers, conference proceedings, book reviews, and more.

 
Access Newspaper Archive Restricted Resource Some full text available -- Includes Elyria Chronicle Telegram (1919-2012)

Ethnic NewsWatch Restricted Resource Some full text available
Provides full-text coverage of newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press in America (some international coverage). Includes more than 400,000 full-text articles from 200 publications.

Factiva Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images Resource contains video Resource contains audio
Includes 20,000+ full text global news and business sources, including newspapers, newswires, television and radio transcripts, numerous regional and industry publications, and photos from Reuters . Content comes from ~160 countries in 22 languages.

LexisNexis Academic Restricted Resource Some full text available
Provides access to a wide range of news, business, legal, medical, and reference information from nearly 5,000 sources, most of them available in full text. Includes newspapers, magazines, wire services, federal and state court opinions, federal and state statutes, federal regulations, and SEC filings. News information is updated daily and wire services several times daily.

 


 
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