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LBJ Signing the Civil Rights Act of 1968
Authoritative Reference Sources vs Wikipedia
Wikipedia is a great resource for getting general info about something, but because anyone can contribute or change its content it is considered unreliable. College faculty typically do not consider Wikipedia a credible information source.
Instead, use the library's print or electronic encyclopedias, dictionaries, or other reference books to backup the basic information of your research paper. These resources have gone through an editorial process to check for accuracy. To the right and below are some resources that may be of use.
Encyclopedias and More
Oxford Reference Online
100 well-known and trusted dictionaries and reference books combined into a single cross-searchable web database.
The electronic version of the Encyclopaedia Britannica. An excellent starting point for almost any topic of research, the Britannica offers both concise descriptions, and longer, more comprehensive articles on a wide variety of topics.
Oxford English Dictionary
The online version of the classic dictionary. An unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past.
This class will explore the development of leadership skills. Were you a leader in your high school? Do you aspire to be a leader in some aspect of your life on this campus and beyond? In this class, students will examine the leadership styles of historical figures such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Lyndon Johnson, and Richard Nixon to begin to understand the pressures, problems and promise of leadership. How do leaders motivate followers to achieve their goals? What is the moral relationship between leaders and followers? Are ethical leaders driven by self-interest or altruism? What is the ethical value of a leader's accomplishments? Do their actions serve the greatest good? We will explore what the answers to these questions mean for today's leaders, offering hands-on insights into the ethical dynamics that make the heart of leadership tick.
Below are key reference books that provide a general overview
of a topic or help identify synonyms, related terms, or basic data. These sources often include
references and lists of further readings.
Encyclopedia of Psychology
Call Number: HAT Reference BF 31 .E54 2000
Publication Date: 2000
Volume 4, pages 499-505, Leadership
Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics
Call Number: HAT Reference BJ 63 .E69 2012
Publication Date: 2011
Volume 2, pages 843-857, Leadership, Ethics of
The Presidency A to Z
Call Number: HAT Reference JK511 .P775 2003
Publication Date: 2003
Pages 350-352, Nixon, Richard
Subjects:Art & Art History
, Cinema Studies
, Latin American Studies
What Librarians Can Do for You
You can set up an individual research consultation with a subject librarian for research help. Here are a few other things that we can do for you:
- Show you the best places to begin your research.
- Locate the information you need within our library or elsewhere.
- Help you cite information correctly (e.g. APA style).
- Judge the quality & reliability of information.
- Teach you how to use information ethically (e.g. avoiding plagiarism).
- Determine whether something is peer-reviewed.
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