George research sources
Last edited 20 Aug 2010
Thomas G. Carpenter Library:
Yes, ink smeared across compressed wood pulp is still a valuable information resource. For you internet phenoms, happily most contemporary library catalogues are now electronic, and accessible on the internet. At UNF, you can access the following key resources:
Sources: John Forrester and Sheilah Watson (1994). "An Assessment of Public Administration Journals: The Perspective of Editors and Editorial Board Members." Public Administration Review, 54(5), p. 474-82; and "PAR #1 in Citations for the Third Consecutive Year." ASPA Times, August 2003, p. 15.
Various electronic links are available through the Articles, Journals and More links on the Carpenter Library homepage. Two especially useful ones are EBSCO Host Electronic Journals Service and JSTOR.An increasing number of journals are now offering full text articles on line, either directly or through electronic search engines. This means that you can search the library for articles from home, with an internet hookup.The internet:
The internet contains a wealth of information, unfortunately much of it is of dubious quality. It is often pointed out that anyone with the requisite technical equipment (computer, modem and server?) can post a web site on any subject whatsoever. Random word searches may well pull up one of these ill-informed or, worse, malicious free-lance sites. I would argue that the internet is invaluable, though, for two types of information:
Cricinfo -- The internet's premier cricket info site. Chockers with statistics, recent match reports, and even online live descriptions of major matches held around the world.
Al Chaddock Paintings -- home page of a Nova Scotian painter.
Bobby Knight -- exiled Indiana spiritual leader.
Australian Football League -- Aussie Rules football.
Gilberto Gil -- A Brazilian musician and former government official.
Yothu Yindi -- Australian musicians.
16 Mile Lake Lodge -- A vacation cabin in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Mr. G's -- A bar in Osceola, Indiana.
Indiana High School Sports -- A regional sports information source.
Beyond this, I'd argue that the value of the internet diminishes dramatically. As a general rule, if you are unfamiliar with the source of the information, be cautious.
There is no one correct way to cite sources, though over the years students have exhibited exceptional creativity in developing many incorrect ways. For my purposes, referencing must achieve the following:
Sheridan, Michael (1999). Vermont State Government Since 1965. Burlington: University of Vermont.
Smith, Adam (1776). The Wealth of Nations. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1976.
Stillman, Richard (1996). Public Administration. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
Gillies, Paul (1999). "The state and local government." Michael Sheridan (ed.), Vermont State Government Since 1965. Burlington: University of Vermont, p. 561-82.
Harlow, Susan (1999). "Agriculture." Michael Sheridan (ed.), Vermont State Government Since 1965. Burlington: University of Vermont, p. 467-83.
Weber, Max (1946). "Bureaucracy." Richard Stillman (1996), Public Administration. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
Academic journal articles:
Candler, George (1996). "The Tongan Construction Industry: infrastructure provision in a small economy." Pacific Economic Bulletin 12(1): 24-35.
Candler, George (1999a). "Civil society and development: scientific and professional associations in public policy in Santa Catarina and Sergipe, Brazil." Policy Studies Journal 27(3): 427-45.
Candler, George (1999b). "Interest groups and social movements: self or public interested? Insights from the Brazilian third-sector literature." Voluntas 10(3): 237-53.
The Economist (1999). "The gavel and the robe," 7 August, p. 43-4.
Duncan, Tim (1984). "New Right crusaders challenge the Labor line." The Bulletin, 2 October, p. 33-5.
Duncan, Tim (1985). "New Right: where it stands and what it means." The Bulletin, 10 December, p. 23-6.
"Newfoundlanders randy, Quebecers glum, poll suggests." The Chronicle-Herald, 13 December 1999, p. A7.
Simpson, Jeffrey (1999a). "City one councilor shy: report." The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax), 5 January, p. A1.
Simpson, Jeffrey (1999b). "'Vested interest' led to new seat proposal." The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax), 6 January, p. A-3.
Aukofer, Frank (1999). "Kohl vows to win Dairy price fight." Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 21 November, accessed through Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe.
United States Department of Agriculture (1996). "USDA01: End the Wool and Mohair Subsidy." National Performance Review. Online, available: http://www.npr.gov/library/reports/ag01.html. Accessed 20 Sep 99.
White House (1999). "OMB's Organization." Welcome to the White House, online. Available: http://www.whitehouse.gov/OMB/organization/mission.html. Accessed 10 Nov 99.
Mandela, Nelson (1999). Personal interview, 10 April.
[It is customary to keep transcripts or field notes of interviews as documentary evidence].