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English 306: Information Resources


Library Resources


Academic Search Premier - Search by keyword. 

Business Source Premier Marketing, industry, business, finance and economics

GreenFile (EBSCO) Focuses on human beings and the environment

GEOBASE (Engineering Village) Great for Environmental Sciences and Alternative Energy Sources

Opposing Viewpoints in Context - Search specific issues to get statistics, websites, academic resources, and news. 

OneSearch - try a search with keywords to access articles, books and media. Narrow results by refining your search results on the left margin. Be sure to click on the "more options" button.

ProQuest Newsstand National and international newspapers

Government Information

Government Information: Business, Economics, and Labor - Click on tabs for topics such as "Demographics" or "Key Statistical Agencies" as related to business, economics and labor.

Government Publications List of resources printed and published by the U.S Government.

Campus Resources

CSUN Sustainability Plan 2013-2023

CSUN Institute for Sustatinability 

Office of Research and Sponsored Projects offers ways to find funding opportunities and provides researchers with how to perpare proposals and adhere to compliance regulations. Once a research gets the grant, this office provides instruction on how to obtain and manage the award.

Organizations and Company's

U.S. Green Building Council  LEED Certifies green buildings like CSUN's VPAC, SRC and new Tseng College building under construction.  

Trulia Real Estate - US home prices and USA Heat Map

Mapping LA - LA Times project indexing Los Angeles neighborhood's demographic data.

Government Resources Online

American FactFinder - Census informaton for population, housing, economic and geographic data.

Bureau of Labor Statistics - has information on occupations and laborers in any industry.

USA.gov -Data and Statistics site has statistics from Environment, Energy, and Agirculture to  Family, Home, and Community, to Health and Nutrition data.

Tip: Try a Google search using your keywords and limiting results to only government sites by typing .gov after your keywords. 

Research Organizations

Gates Foundation - researches global health and development topics including nutrition and agricultural development.

Milken Institute - publishes studies on U.S. and global public health and economics/finance. Has open-access publications under Research tab.

RAND Corporation - publishes policy reports on such areas as children and families, energy and environment, and health and health care, and more.

Tip: Using Google, try a search for other organizations who do research on your topic. Example search: "health and site: .org".


Grant Writing: Federal and Research Funding Proposals

Grant Writing Tips from NIH

Grant Tutorials from NIH and National Library of Medicine - Includes grant writing tips and details on the review process.

Grant Tutorials and Samples from NIH - Includes strategies and tools for investigators.

Grants.gov applicant resources

Proposal Writer's Guide Provides a useful outline maintained by University of Michigan for faculty and staff with little experience in writing proposals.

Introduction to Grant Writing from Purdue OWL covers general requirements and writing tips.

Grant writing for Businesses is a resource which provides guidelines for entrepreneurs.