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Research Process: Secondary Sources

Role of Secondary Sources

Secondary Sources 

Secondary sources are conversation partners with the primary source(s). Examples of secondary sources are books, scholarly monographs, journal articles, and Ph.D. dissertations. These sources help the student engage the primary source and to dialogue with their own primary source research. 

Databases for Secondary Sources

If you are off-campus, you will need to sign into these databases with your moodle information. 

1. Online Resources

ATLA Religion Database (journal articles on religion)

E-Books from EBSCO 

ERIC (journals on education)

ETHOS Dissertation Database (Ph.D. dissertations from the U.K.)

Google Scholar 

JSTOR (journal articles on sciences and humanities)

Oxford Handbooks Online (excellent Handbooks on various topics)

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses 

Theological Research Exchange Network (MA Theses, Th.M. Theses, and conference presentations)

2. Print Resources 

Alcott Catalog (print books in our library)

WorldCat (books from other libraries)