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CRD 500 Research Methods

To support this course on research methods in Community Resources and Development

Selected Databases

Index to Current Urban Documents Index to Current Urban Documents includes reports and research generated by local government agencies, civic organizations, academic and research organizations, public libraries, and metropolitan and regional planning agencies in over 500 major cities in the United States and Canada.

Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals Indexes journals, popular periodicals, professional association publications, US state & regional periodicals, and major serials on architecture and design. Other subjects include Archeology, City & Urban planning, Historic preservation, etc.

Index to Aerial Photographs of Arizona Cities, Towns & Locales Lists cities or parts of cities shown on aerial photographs in the ASULibraries' Map Collection. Includes Arizona Highway Dept. photos taken along state highways & interstates (late 1950s/early 1960s), & the Fairchild photos taken in the 1930s.

ABI/INFORM Complete This comprehensive business database merges the content of ABI/INFORM Global, ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry, ABI/INFORM Dateline, ABI/INFORM Archive and The Wall Street Journal, Eastern Edition. It includes articles from thousands of English-language publications worldwide covering business, management, and related areas

Leisure Tourism Database Brings together an archive of worldwide information regarding research and strategic development of leisure, recreation, sport, tourism, ecotourism, and hospitality activities, facilities, products and services. Includes journal articles, research papers, books and conferences as well as references originally published in Leisure, Recreation, and Tourism Abstracts. Uses indexing terms from a classified thesaurus and special codes to aid retrieval.

SPORTDiscus with Full Text Covers all aspects of sport, physical fitness, sport science and recreation. Includes sports medicine, exercise psychology, biomechanics, psychology, training, coaching, physical education, and other sport and fitness related topics

World Resources Report This resource from the World Resources Institute and several UN agencies focuses on the importance of good environmental governance by exploring how citizens, government managers, and business owners can foster better environmental decisions that meet the needs of people and ecosystems with equity and balance.

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Library OneSearch is our main search, located on the front page of our website. OneSearch searches nearly everything we own, so it is not always the best place to start for graduate research. You may want to try using the advanced search, or checking out our research databases.

You can also search for journals and articles in specific journals using our Journal Search.

The library subscribes to over 700 databases that contain a wide array of subject-specific information. Check out our A-Z list of databases.

You can search ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global to learn about the research and utilize the bibliographies of millions of dissertations and theses from graduate students around the world.

You can also find digital copies of ASU dissertations and theses from 2011 to present in our ASU Electronic Theses and Dissertations.

The Library can help you keep current with articles and journals in your areas of interest, including setting up Table of Contents alerts for specific journals.

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