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Origins

Welcome to the research guide for your course in Origins

Library Home

This course requires an extensive research project resulting in an academically rigorous treatment on a topic of your choosing. Your professor will work closely with you to define the topic. Suggested electronic resources are available linked from here and from the Electronic Resources section of the library home page. Print resources are available in the PHC on-campus collection or by mail to distance learning members of the PHC community. You may check out the location and availability of an item in the on campus collection through the online catalog, Voyager, accessed here or through the library home page. A librarian's assistance as you begin your research is invaluable. 

Professional library assistance is available on campus, by phone at 540-441-8400, or by email at askalibrarian@phc.edu.

Assigned books and articles needed for your research and listed in your syllabus are available on reserve at the library's circulation desk.

Databases

  • JSTOR contains complete back issues of 241 scholarly journals in a wide range of disciplines. Issues from the most recent five years for each title are not included in the collection.
  • ProQuest and Academic Search Premier contain thousands of academic articles covering a wide range of disciplines. For most of your research requirements, you will want to use the "advanced search" option and limit your searches to scholarly and/or peer reviewed publications.

On-Campus Collection

Nostrand’s Concise Encyclopedia of Science / De Pree and Axelrod, editors (helpful in defining unfamiliar terms) - Ref Q121 .V25 2003

Earth Science / Woodhead, editor (multi-volume set with detailed information in every area of earth science) - QE 28 .E12 2001

Geology / Woodhead, editor -   QE 5 .G465 1999

You can browse additional helpful sources in the QE section of the library.

Subjects

Use the following Library of Congress designated subject headings  to narrow your search. Subject headings below link directly to items on that subect in the PHC Library collection.

Life--Origin.
Bible and evolution.
Bible and science.
Creationism.
Evolution (Biology)--Religious aspects--Christianity.

Internet Resources

Selected Journals

Research Tips

  • Search by subject: Once you have located a potential source in the catalog, click on the subject term within the record to find other items on the same or similar subjects.
  • Once you locate a potential source, additional valuable resources may be listed in the item's bibliography.
  • If you are not able to find what you need on campus or online, you may also request an item through Interlibrary loan. Instructions for obtaining an Interlibrary loan are available in the Library Services section of the library website
  • Zotero is a citation management system that will help you collect and organize your resources and then seamlessly create footnotes, endnotes, in-text citations, and bibliographies. You can download and watch online tutorials, but you may benefit from a librarian’s help in quickly learning how to use Zotero.

Citation assistance needed? Try OWL (Online Writing Lab).

Created: Dr. David Lee/Thornhill, 2016.  Reviewed: Lee/Thornhill, 2017.

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