Welcome to the HPCU Library, your gateway to virtually unlimited books, journal articles,
and scholarly materials for your coursework and research!
Below you will find an index of library resources that HPCU recommends to its students.
Collectively, the links below comprise tens of thousands of volumes, including books,
databases, and periodicals. Most of the sites are free.
Recommended Databases for Individual Use (some require a subscription, others have
free content, pay-per-article sales.)
Questia http://www.questia.com/ Questia's database contains, according to their website,
“the world's largest online collection of books and journal articles in the humanities
and social sciences, plus magazine and newspaper articles.” I've known quite a few
students who swear by the Questia, and use it faithfully for their research.
REGISTERED VISION STUDENTS MAY GAIN ACCESS TO QUESTIA FREE OF CHARGE. CONTACT STUDENT
SERVICES TO OBTAIN A USERNAME AND PASSWORD.
Highbeam http://www.highbeam.com/ Highbeam has some of the same journals and magazines
as Questia, but there seems to be somewhat different coverage. There are more magazines
and newspapers, and Highbeam seems to have fairly good coverage in education, health
Find Articles http://www.findarticles.com/ LookSmart's Find Articles is a great database,
with quite a few free articles. The journals include business, humanities, social
sciences, health, and science.
Pathfinder.com http://www.pathfinder.com/ This is the portal for Time, Discover, Fortune,
Sunset, Parenting, People, TeenPeople, and more. Unfortunately, one must pay for
many of the archived articles, but it's a great source, particularly for current
events and issues.
Library Databases These are probably too numerous to list, but I'm going to list ones
that are particularly helpful for students who are seeking peer-reviewed articles
Proquest http://www.proquest.com/ With databases of articles tailored to meet the needs
of students and faculty at different levels and institutions, Proquest's resources
are targeted and easy to use.
EBSCO Information Services http://www.ebsco.com/ Most online libraries subscribe to
at least one of the EBSCO databases. They have excellent coverage of interdisciplinary
journals. While the full-text options may be a bit limited, the citations, with key
words and publication data can help one obtain the article from other sources.
Ovid http://www.ovid.com/ Ovid has absolutely a dizzying array of databases and information
products. Their medical databases are expensive, but indispensable to many.
LexisNexis http://www.lexis-nexis.com/ Best-known for its database on legal publications,
LexisNexis has extensive holdings in newspapers. It is an excellent source for current
information and syndicated content.
Wilson Web Databases http://www.hwwilson.com/ The old green “Readers' Guides” are now
available at one's fingertips, and with full-text versions. The Wilson databases
include journals and publishers that are not always easy to find, particularly in
business and agriculture.
Education Full Text
General Science Full Text
Humanities Full Text
Readers' Guide Full Text
Social Sciences Full Text
Wilson Business Full Text
JSTOR: The Scholarly Journal Archive http://www.jstor.org/ JSTOR has an amazing collection
of humanities and interdisciplinary journals. Perhaps what is most exciting about
this collection is that the older journals are being digitized and included, which
means that there is much less reliance on interlibrary loan. An article about JSTOR
appears here: Bowen, William G. "The Academic Library in a Digitized, Commercialized
Age: Lessons from JSTOR." ALA Midwinter Participants' Meeting (based on Romanes Lecture,
delivered at Oxford University, October 17, 2000). January 14, 2001. Online. Available:
Project Muse http://muse.jhu.edu/ Originating at Johns Hopkins university libraries,
this is a favorite databases. The articles are full-text, and they cover very interesting
journals in the humanities.
The citation of Internet sources is new, and not all style sheets have fully accommodated
the growing need to cite these types of materials. Remember that the goal of this
process is to give the creators of material credit for their work (at the same time
identifying that the work does belong to someone else) and to allow the reader of
your material to find the referenced materials. Internet-sourced items run into trouble
on the last item. The identification their location can be difficult, and some addresses
can be very long.
The style sheets that have identified methods to cite work on the Internet seem to
follow their traditional systems, with the exception of the addition of wording to
mark the item as from the Internet, and changes to the place and publisher notations.
American Psychological Association (APA)
The APA (1994, 218) suggests that World Wide Web citations follow this form:
Last Name, First Initial. (year). Title of the article. Name of
Periodical [On-line]. Available: specify path.
A real example would be as follows:
Meartz, P. (1995). The rule of 90+. The Island Sun.[On-line].
Of additional note is that since E-mail and USENET newsgroups are not permanent forms,
the APA suggests that you follow the personal communication format for them (1994,
174). They are not to be included in the reference list in APA style, thus if I were
giving a reference for this concept and had received it in an E-mail letter, I would
end my sentence with its citation (P. Meartz, personal communication, October 17,
1995), but no mention would be made in the reference list at the end of the document.
The MLA (Gibaldi 1995, 151-167) suggests that World Wide Web citations follow this
Last Name, First Name. "Title in Quotation Marks." Date. Title
of the Database or Web Page. Online. Internet. Date accessed.
Meartz, Paul. "The Rule of 90+." 1995. The Island Sun. Online. Internet. 17 Oct.
Do note that the MLA has numerous variations identified for Online and other sources.
The nature of the Web Page--is it an electronic magazine, a personal page, etc--makes
a difference. Consult the manual for full information.
Chicago and Other Simple Citations by Example
The following sample shows several types of citations and uses the Turabian/Chicago
style format with a reference list at the end. [Do note that, as far as we are aware,
Turabian/Chicago does not have a clear Internet form at this time, and the form shown
is speculation based on their general format.] The items used include books, encyclopedias,
magazines, and scholarly journals. Many other types are possible. [See the style
manuals for those.]
Meartz (1987) found bankruptcies to be a serious threat to North Dakota's future.
Meanwhile, in Venezuela, the exploration of the interior highlands continues without
the mention of concern for the problems in North Dakota (George 1989, 526). But it
is being said in certain places that, "timber was being carried away at high speed"
(Orwell 1976, 95). Some places have found the issue silly (Encyclopedia Zots, 1992),
while others have devoted pages to it (Carmarto 1991). The theft of lumber has even
generated its own home page on the web (Luther 1995)
At the end of the document you would find the following:
List of References [or Bibliography, or Selected Bibliography]
Luther, David. 1995. Lumber page growing. New Pages Web Site.
American Psychological Association. 1994. Publication Manual.
Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Gibaldi, Joseph. 1995. Handbook for Writers of Research Papers
New York: Modern Language Association.
Turabian, Kate. 1987. A Manual for Writers. 5th ed. Chicago,