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FCS 1310: Foundations in Family & Consumer Sciences: Articles & Databases
This course guide was created for FCS 1310 (Foundations in FCS).
What is a research database?
A research database is a searchable collection of thousands of articles, often organized by subject.
What is a scholarly journal?
A scholarly journal is a scholarly publication with multiple articles that is often subject specific or has a specific audience. Sometimes referred to as a periodical, because they are published at regularly occurring intervals.
Databases are electronic indexes that provide searchable "lists" of articles printed in journals, popular magazines, newspapers, or other items on almost any subject you can think of!
Databases can be searched by subject, title, and/or author
Many of the articles contain full-text, meaning that the actual article is available in the database, sometimes it is not and you have to look for it using our link source button, or the Periodical List, or you might even have to see if we have the print version of it available.
The library has over 500 databases and choosing one is the first step for successful searching. You can choose a research database by Subject, by Name, or by Type. Try a database particular to your subject for more advanced research in your subject area by using the databases listed under By Subject.
Biographical portraits of more than 18,700 men & women — from all eras and walks of life — whose lives have shaped the nation. Additional search options include occupation or realms of reknown, and browsing by era such as the Gilded Age, Cival War, Depression, etc.
Coverage: 1450 to present.
Biographical information on more than 528,000 people throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines.
What is the Periodical List?
Not every database contains the full text of every article. However, you may be able to find the full text in another of the library's databases. To find out where you can find a particular periodical online or in print, use the Periodical List.
HEARTH is a core electronic collection of books and journals in Home Economics and related disciplines. Titles published between 1850 and 1950 were selected and ranked by teams of scholars for their great historical importance. The first phase of this project focused on books published between 1850 and 1925 and a small number of journals. Future phases of the project will include books published between 1926 and 1950, as well as additional journals. The full text of these materials, as well as bibliographies and essays on the wide array of subjects relating to Home Economics, are all freely accessible on this site. This is the first time a collection of this scale and scope has been made available.
Kappa Omicron Nu was formed with the express purpose of recognizing and rewarding superior scholarship in the human sciences. Recognition, however, is merely the first step in a lifelong journey we take with our members.
KON is committed to partnering with each member to enhance learning for a lifetime. The resources in this section offer opportunities for students and professionals to develop new skills or to clarify and focus an existing skill set.
Complete electronic editions of more than 5,300 U.S. and international news sources from 140 countries on six continents. It features most major U.S. news sources circulation, including Texas newspapers, plus many hard-to-find local and regional titles that are unavailable elsewhere.
News. Full digital collection of articles from international and national newspapers, newswires, news magazines and transcripts of radio and tv news. Includes ABC, CBS, CNBC, CNN, CNN International, FOX, MSNBC, NPR, PBS & many others.
The following newspapers can be accessed through Newspaper Source Plus:
Dallas Morning News
New York Times
Marketing, Advertising, Psychology, Communication Design, Family and Consumer Science. The collection is a treasure trove of information on some of America’s best known brands, containing thousands of reports commissioned by advertising agencies and global businesses in a booming era for consumerism, ‘Madison Avenue’ advertising and global brands on consumer goods ranging from tobacco and broadcasting to cars and hotels. Includes the complete market research reports of Ernest Dichter, the era’s foremost consumer analyst, market research pioneer and widely-recognised ‘father’ of Motivational Research.
Anthropology, community health and medicine, economics, environmental sciences, geography, international relations, law and criminology, police science, planning & public administration, psychology, psychiatry, political science, sociology, & social work.