Reference Sources - good places to begin
Colonialism - Ref HV 22 .C59
Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism since 1450 - Ref JV 22 .E535
Greenwood Encyclopedia of Women's Issues Worldwide - Ref HQ 1115 .G74
World Education Encyclopedia - Ref LB 15 .W87
Ways to find Scholarly Information on your topic
URSUS - Fogler Library's catalog, use it to look for books. There are other libraries in this catalog, as well; look for O or ORO to tell if a book is here. If you want to order a book from another library, click on the Request button on the top of the page. You will be asked for your name and barcode (on the back of your MaineCard).
Women's Studies International - covers journal literature; uses Article Linker
Education Full Text - covers scholarly and trade articles in education. Uses Article Linker
Other databases that may be helpful include:
Academic Search Complete - This database, which includes a lot of full text, indexes both scholarly and popular articles. Check Identifying Scholarly Journals vs. Popular and Trade Magazines for help in telling the difference. Article Linker is used.
Google Scholar - This web search engine does include many full text scholarly articles, but it is generally not as up to date, nor as comprehensive, as the above databases, and not everything is fulltext. Using this link pulls up more full text, through Fogler Library's subscriptions.
Request (click for a demo) allows you to order books from other Maine libraries
Article Linker (click for a demo) allows you to automatically check URSUS for electronic and/or print subscriptions.
Interlibrary Loan - use for journal articles we do not have access to
Ways to find other information
Academic Search Complete - This database is listed again here, as many news and popular magazines are included.
LexisNexisAcademic - This full text database includes legal, business and news information. Click on the News tab to search for fulltext news (English language) from all over the world.
Google - This familiar site searches what's available on the visible Web, with the most popular sites at the top of the list. Think twice before using any Wikipedia sites, as the content can be changed by anyone.
It is very important to cite words and/or ideas you take straight from another work and put into your paper. Your instructor will let you know what specific format to use. We have print guides at the Reference Desk, or you can use Citation Help.
Nancy Lewis is the Women's Studies Librarian; you can send her an email on FirstClass (email@example.com) or call her at 581-3613 to set up an appointment.