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New online research guides for Dissertations and Theses, Geography, and Social Work

From atlases to youth services bureaus, and from mountains to every magnum opus at Rutgers, the Libraries three new online subject research guides provide a wealth of tools for scholars working on Dissertations and Theses, Geography, and Social Work.

The Dissertations and Theses research guide provides detailed instructions for locating all dissertations and theses prepared by students at Rutgers University. A section on dissertations and theses from other universities covers electronic indexes at Rutgers, free electronic resources in different disciplines, print resources, and three methods to secure a dissertation or thesis prepared at another school. A section on writing a dissertation or thesis leads to links for three essential Rutgers graduate school websites, twenty authoritative publications or electronic resources at the Libraries, and five comprehensive Internet resources.

To access the Dissertations and Theses research guide from the front page of the Libraries website, use IRIS or follow the path: Research Resources / Subject Research Guides / General / Dissertations and Theses.

The Geography research guide surveys print resources and lists dozens of respected dictionaries and glossaries, gazetteers, historical atlases, and medical geographies - all available at the Libraries. A section on indexes and databases brings together links for 10 far-reaching Libraries online resources and five authoritative Internet resources. A selected list of Internet resources leads to sites covering maps, aerial photos, GIS, and professional associations. A book suggestion form allows users to suggest a new publication to be acquired by the Libraries.

To access the Geography research guide from the front page of the Libraries website, use IRIS or follow the path: Research Resources / Subject Research Guides / Science, Technology and Math / Geography.

The Social Work research guide directs users to journals, indexes, and databases through a list of 12 specialized electronic resources, six multidisciplinary resources, and three other useful resources. A section on reference resources introduces dozens of dictionaries and encyclopedias, directories, guides and handbooks, and biographical sources - all in print and available at the Libraries. A government resources section provides links to federal government websites on Congress and legislation, government agencies, and laws and regulations and New Jersey State websites for the legislature, judiciary, and government agencies. Additional sections offer guidance on archival and historical resources, professional and career resources, statistics and data, and other topics related to social work research and practice.

To access the Social Work research guide from the front page of the Libraries website, use IRIS or follow the path: Research Resources / Subject Research Guides / Social Sciences and Law / Social Work.

Posted October 18, 2004