Examples of APA citations for items in Chemeketa electronic databases; links to complete APA guides
Where to Find Information on Historical Events & Laws
Most of the topics for the writing assignment are historical. You could look for an appropriate historical encyclopedia, then check the index to find an article. Fortunately there's an easier way. One of our databases, Gale Virtual Reference Library, lets you do one search and find articles from a collection of hundreds of specialized encyclopedias.
Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) is a collection of full text reference books in a variety of disciplines. They can be searched simultaneously or individually. You can also browse by clicking the Home button. How to Use
For a complete list of titles, go to Gale Virtual Reference Library and click on "Title List."
Databases for Recent Events
A few topics are too recent or too local to have much information in specialized encyclopedias. You could try to find these in a magazine database:
Index to approximately 10,000 periodicals covering a wide variety of subject areas, including thousands of peer-reviewed titles. Many are in full text. Includes full text of the New York Times from 1985. How to Use
Includes newspapers and news transcripts, business resources, biography, and legal resources. Click More for details. How to Use
Over 6,000 publications. Full-text of over 350 newspapers from the U.S. and around the world, including The New York Times, and The Washington Post; hundreds of other news publications; broadcast transcripts from the major television and radio networks; political transcripts covering Congressional committee hearings, press briefings from the State, Justice, and Defense departments, and presidential news conferences; wire services; surveys and polls from the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research.
Has business and financial news, U.S. and international company financial information from government or private sources, market research, industry reports, and SEC filings.
Includes law reviews, state and federal statutes, codes, and regulations, case law, and other legal resources.
Includes Voters' Pamphlets from 1904 to the present; contain not only the candidates for office, but the text of ballot measures and statements from groups and individuals in favor of or opposed to the measure.
Index to approximately 10,000 periodicals covering a wide variety of subject areas, including thousands of peer-reviewed titles. Many are in full text You may need to combine multiple search terms to find articles on your topic. The Gale Advanced Search screen has find a form for entering multiple terms. TIP: When using keywords, try truncating: theor* finds theory, theories, theoretical, etc. (* is the truncation character for Gale).