Academic Writer is a complete digital environment, created by the American Psychological Association, for teaching, learning, and writing academic papers in the social sciences and other academic disciplines.
Piedmont College students and faculty must use this link to access Academic Writer. In addition, faculty and students must also create their own personal accounts at Academic Writer to use the Reference and Write features of the service. Users must provide their Single Sign-On username and password to access the service from off-campus; once the Single Sign-On username and password is authenticated, users can create or enter their individual Academic Writer usernames and passwords. Take a look at this LibAnswer FAQ to learn to create your account.
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The APA Handbooks in Psychology are a significant component of the content in APA PsycBooks. Each handbook focuses on what is currently known in areas of study or practice, including basic historical reviews and the most pertinent current sources of information in both core and emerging literature. Individual chapters pinpoint practical issues, probe unresolved and controversial topics, and present future theoretical, research, and practice trends. Cross-referencing among chapters within and across volumes leads the user to a clearer understanding of the complexities of each field.
APA PsycBooks includes over 4,500 scholarly and professional books published by the American Psychological Association (APA) that delve deep into specific subfields within psychology. Also included are all reference works from the APA Handbooks in Psychology Series and the Oxford University Press Encyclopedia of Psychology. Essential to education, research, and teaching across the behavioral sciences, APA PsycBooks is an indispensable resource for every psychology, neuroscience, counseling, and education program.
APA PsycBooks offers a time-tested view of psychological knowledge, from the most current APA publications covering contemporary research, including the application of clinical theory and practice, to the historic underpinnings of modern psychology. Over 4,500 books and their over 67,000 chapters provide users insights into the development of psychological knowledge from the early 1600s to the 21st century. The inclusion of hard-to-find, out-of-print books and more than 2,800 classic resources makes APA PsycBooks a crucial research tool for psychology and the behavioral sciences.
Chronicling America is a project of the Library of Congress. It provides access to nearly 3,000 digitized newspapers. The site was developed as an Internet-based, searchable database of U.S. newspapers with descriptive information and select digitization of historic pages. Use Chronicling America to search digitized newspaper pages from 1789-1963 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information.
The Library of Congress Congressional Research Service (CRS) provides searchable access to the full-text CRS reports. Created by experts in CRS, the reports present a legislative perspective on topics such as agriculture policy, counterterrorism operations, banking regulation, veterans issues and much more.
The Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive is a project of the Digital Library of Georgia (DLG), a part of Georgia’s Virtual Library GALILEO and is based at the University of Georgia Libraries. Since 2007, the DLG has partnered with universities, archives, public libraries, historical societies, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions to digitize historical newspapers from around the state. The archive is free and open for public use and includes over one million Georgia newspaper pages between 1786 and 1986.
The Georgia Knowledge Repository (GKR) is a central repository of metadata for, and links to, texts and other knowledge objects produced by students and researchers at universities in Georgia. Included are dissertations and theses, as well as other types of publications.
The current participants in GKR are: Albany State University; Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library; Augusta University; College of Coastal Georgia; Columbus State University; Dalton State College; Emory University; GALILEO Open Learning Materials; Georgia Gwinnett College; Georgia Institute of Technology; Georgia Southern University; Georgia State University; Kennesaw State University; Mercer University; Savannah State University; University of Georgia; University of North Georgia; Valdosta State University;
Global Newsstream enables users to search the most recent global news content with archives that stretch back into the 1980s; from over 2,800 news sources including newspapers, newswires, news journals, transcripts, video, and digital-first content in full-text format. Global Newsstream provides one of the largest collections of news from the U.S., Canada, Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Australia. Global Newsstream incorporates the U.S. Newsstream, Canadian Newsstream, and International Newsstream databases. All titles are cross searchable on the ProQuest platform.
ProQuest One Literature provides broad coverage of primary texts and criticism of literature of English-speaking writers. Contains the complete texts of over 500,000 literary works, in all forms both fiction and non-fiction, from most English-speaking cultures. There are 1,200+ of the most important scholarly full-text literary journals and reference works. Contains nearly 900 short videos of poets reading their own works or the poetry of others, from all periods of English-language poetry. Includes over 1,300 videos from Academic Video Online that relate to literature and language study.
It contains 3 million literature citations from thousands of journals, monographs, dissertations, and more than 500,000 primary works – including rare and obscure texts, multiple versions, and non-traditional sources like comics, theatre performances, and author readings.
Enhanced by interpretive sources such as book reviews and criticism sourced from wider, interdisciplinary publications in the fields such as humanities and history, it provides diverse, global perspectives with sources from all over the world – Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America - the majority of which are in full-text.
The Poetry Archive was founded by the former British poet laureate, Andrew Motion, to create and make available recordings of important contemporary poets reading their own works. It also presents historic recordings of poets of earlier times reading their works. The Archive includes contemporary poets such as Billy Collins, Carol Ann Duffy and Michael Longley, along with historic recordings of Edmund Blunden, E.E. Cummings, Sylvia Plath and many more.
Part of ProQuest One Literature contains the complete Arkangel Shakespeare: fully dramatized unabridged recordings of all of Shakespeare's plays. Each play is recorded by noted actors, many of whom were trained at the Royal Shakespeare Company, such as Simon Russell Beale, Joseph Fiennes, David Tennant, Niamh Cusack and Sir John Gielgud, and includes sound effects and music to bring the plays further to life.
ProQuest One Literature provides a significant collection videos of poets reading their own work and the works of others. Poetry of all periods is presented, though much is modern and contemporary. The opening page has an author/reader list and there is another page with a list by title.
The University's subscription to the Wall Street Journal Online provides full access to the WSJ website and includes the ability to create a personal account and subscribe to newsletters, podcasts, and other valuable material. A rolling 4 years of content is available here.
Go to the WSJ: Wall Street Journal Online library guide for further information, especially how to setup your personal account.