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ENG 212: Analytical and Persuasive Writing                                                                          Spring 2012

Fogler Home Page -- the starting point

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Library Catalog -- for locating books and government documents, and determining journal holdings

For books on a topic, choose "Subject" or "Keywords."
Use URSUS for checking Fogler periodical holdings( Click on

Indexes -- for locating articles

Academic Search Complete
Business Source Complete  
Newspapers (Proquest)

For more indexes, go to Indexes and Databases.   Use the "Databases by Subject" dropdown to find subject-specific databases.

To meet your assignment requirements, this may be helpful:
Identifying Scholarly Journals vs. Popular & Trade Magazines

Tracing Citations
       Google Scholar
        Web of Science

"Hot Topics"

CQ Researcher
Public Agenda Online 
Lexis-Nexis Academic  

Polling Data

Roper Center for Public Opinion Research
The Gallup Poll  Ref HN 90 P8 G35  (1935- )


Statistical Abstract of the United States  REF HA 202 A3 (ask at Reference Desk)
Statistical Abstract of the United States
Proquest Statistical Insight

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Fogler Library Subject Guides: Maine Law,  United States Law

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Dictionaries and Writing Resources
Oxford English Dictionary

The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language. 4th ed.  REF PE1628 .A623 2000
The UMaine Writing Center

Citation Guides

Gibaldi, Joseph. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 7th ed.
    REF LB2369 .G53 2009 (ask at Reference Desk)
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.   6th ed.
    REF BF76.7 .P83 2010 (ask at Reference Desk)
Citation Guides

General and Review

Introduction to Library Research 
Political Advocacy Groups

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