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Long Island University Resources:

Course Evaluations (LIU Post) Full text available Library computers only
At the end of each semester, students are able to anonymously provide feedback by filling out course evaluation forms. The results tabulated from the most recent semesters may be accessed online - but only from public computers in the library's Reference Commons, Bibliographic Instruction Lab, and Instructional Media Center (IMC), not from computers in the IT computer labs or elsewhere on campus. The Special Collections department has hardcopy versions of the undergraduate evaluations from 2008-2010 and graduate evaluations from 2009-2011. They are open weekdays from 9:00-5:00.

Dissertations & Theses @ Long Island University (ProQuest) Remote access available Full text available
Provides access to the dissertations and theses of Long Island University graduate students who have published through UMI Dissertation Publishing. Includes the full text of dissertations in PDF form back to 1997 (with a few as far back as 1972). Includes citations back to 1972 (with a few as far back as 1953). (See Using ProQuest Databases for searching tips)

Electronic Reserves (LIU Post) Remote access available Full text available
Information for faculty to help you to get started with our ERes Electronic Reserve system, including a discussion of copyright issues.

Frequently Asked Questions About the Library (LIU Post) Remote access available Full text available
Brief overview of the library's resources and services as well as an introduction to beginning your research and answers to commonly asked questions.

New Modes of Learning: Technology and Teaching at Long Island University for the 21st Century (Long Island University) Remote access available Full text available
Long Island University is in the process of adopting powerful technologies to maintain its competitive edge in the marketplace and to meet student needs: Technology in the classroom and in the marketplace - The objectives of instructional technology at LIU - Organizational structure and resources - Next steps - Fiscal considerations and prospects - Web-mediated instruction - Faculty instructional resource centers - Size of and key trends in online higher education - Competitive scans. (18MB PDF file)

Research Resources:

Research with Human Subjects (Long Island University) Remote access available Full text available
The Office of Sponsored Research has a webpage about Human Subjects Research at Long Island University. The Guidelines for Investigators (PDF) includes the consent forms for the subjects. The forms page has links to the Human Subjects Application ("Application for Full/Expedited Review of Research Involving Human Subjects") to obtain permission from the university to conduct the research, the Exempt Application ("Application For Exempt Category Review"), and the Annual Review Form ("Annual Review/Renewal Application"). All three are in Microsoft Word format.

Sage Research Methods (Sage) Remote access available Full text available NEW!
Provides information from books, dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, journal articles, and videos on the process of creating a research study - including the literature search, literature review, research design, methodology concepts, data collection, data analysis, writing up the results, and more. Focusing on methodology rather than disciplines, it can be used across the sciences and social sciences to help researchers explore methods concepts, understand particular methods, or identify a new method. Cases includes examples of completed research studies. Datasets includes numerical data that had originally been collected for published research studies and can be reused for the teaching of data analysis methods.

SPIN: Sponsored Program Information Network (InfoEd) Remote access available Full text available
Consolidates information about funding opportunities for research, scholarship, programs, residencies, conferences, creative projects and more in order to help users make comparisons between a multitude of programs and their sponsors and therefore pick the best prospects for their funding applications. Made available by the LIU Office of Sponsored Research. For more information or to obtain a password to access this database from off-campus, contact the office.

Publishing Resources:

Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities (Cabell) Remote access available Full text available
Helps professors, graduate students, and researchers publish their manuscripts by providing the following information for a large number of journals: editor, address, phone, email, website, acceptance rate, and percentage of invited articles - topic areas the journal emphasizes and type of readership - manuscript guidelines, style, format, and number of copies required - type of review process, number of reviewers, time required for review, and availability of reviewers' comments - and fees charged to review or publish the manuscript. Covers journals published in the fields of Business (accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing), Education (curriculum, methods, psychology, administration, technology, library science), Health (administration, nursing), and Psychology (psychology, psychiatry).

Scopus (Elsevier SciVerse) Remote access available
Citation tracking features provide the number of citations an author, article, or journal has received each year and in total, along with who is citing them. An affiliation identifier automatically identifies and matches an organization with all of its research output. Provides abstracts for peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources in the scientific, medical, social science, and humanities fields. Includes 19,000 journals from more than 5,000 international publishers, 400 trade publications, and 300 book series, as well as scientific web pages, patent records, and conference papers.

Essential Science Indicators (Thomson Reuters InCites) Remote access available NEW!
Provides performance statistics and trends on authors, journals, research fields, research fronts, institutional affiliations, and countries of publication that were extrapolated from counts of articles published in the 11,855 scholarly journals indexed in Web of Science Core Collection (Science Citation Index Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index) and the citations to those articles over the past ten years. Covers: sciences, engineering, mathematics, clinical medicine, economics & business, general social sciences, and psychiatry & psychology. Customized tables can be created based on various indicators, field baselines, and citation thresholds. (Note: You may get an error message that says: "This connection is untrusted" or "Your connection is not private" or "There is a problem with this website's security certificate". It is safe to continue to the database and to add a security exception if you wish.)

Journal Citation Reports (Thomson Reuters InCites) Remote access available
Allows you to evaluate and compare journals using citation data drawn from approximately 12,000 scholarly and technical journals and conference proceedings from more than 3,300 publishers in over 60 countries - covering virtually all specialties in the areas of science, technology, and social sciences. It provides impact factors and other key performance indicators that can be compared by journal name or category in customizable tables to identify the ideal journal in which to publish your forthcoming research. (Note: You may get an error message that says: "This connection is untrusted" or "Your connection is not private" or "There is a problem with this website's security certificate". It is safe to continue to the database and to add a security exception if you wish.)

MLA Directory of Periodicals (Gale/Cengage) Remote access available Full text available
Offers detailed information on over 5,500 journals, with 4,400 currently indexed in the MLA International Bibliography. Entries include editorial contact information, as well as frequency, circulation, subscription prices and submission guidelines.

Ulrich's Periodicals Directory (ProQuest) Remote access available
Provides detailed, comprehensive, and authoritative information on serials, consumer and trade magazines, academic and scholarly journals, monographic series, newsletters, newspapers, electronic publications, 'zines, and many other periodicals around the world. It covers all subjects of regular and irregular publications that are circulated free of charge or by paid subscription. Includes publication information, whether the periodical is referreed, where it is indexed, online availability or website, and more (more information).

Plagiarism and Citation:

Citation Style for Research Papers (LIU Post) Remote access available Full text available
Covers APA, MLA, AMA, Chicago, and Turabian.

EasyBib (ImagineEasy Solutions) Remote access available Full text available NEW!
Covering APA, MLA, and Chicago/Turabian styles, this information literacy platform provides citation, note taking, and research tools that help educators to teach and students to learn how to become effective and organized researchers. It also includes the citation styles for: Harvard, Chicago Author-Date, Council of Science Editors (CSE), American Chemical Society (ACS), American Medical Association (AMA), and American Sociological Association (ASA).

Preventing and Detecting Plagiarism (LIU Post) Remote access available Full text available
The enormous amount of information available electronically today has contributed to the startling rise in plagiarism on college campuses. Through University-wide training sessions, the Library is committed to "Preventing and Detecting Plagiarism" for faculty and students alike. Faculty seminars are designed to update fellow faculty members on ways to identify plagiarism and to assist in preventing it by providing faculty with tips on constructing coursework and assignments to help alleviate this growing phenomenon. Workshops for students are geared to create awareness and enlighten students on the issue of plagiarism.

SafeAssign (Blackboard)
A component of LIU's Blackboard course management system, this compares submitted student papers against a database of websites, journal articles, and other student papers to determine which passages, if any, have been plagiarized and from which sources. LIU Post faculty may contact the Information Technology Resource Center at the LIU Post Campus for more information on this plagiarism module.

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NOVEL Database NOVEL (New York Online Virtual Electronic Library) is a statewide virtual library provided free to the public by the New York State Library. It is currently a pilot project funded through a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant to the NY State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

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