Research Tools

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  • Credo Reference - Start your research by reading background information on a topic such as "global warming" or "DNA" from one of Credo's topic pages. Following a topic page, you will see reference articles and links to books in the NOBLE catalog, as well as journal articles in databases. If your search does not bring up a topic page, you will see relevant reference articles and links to journal articles in databases. Credo is a good tool for narrowing your topic and finding relevant sources.


  • Find books and other materials

  • Electronic Resources–Search databases containing journal articles, streaming music, factual information, statistics, and more
  • Periodical List–Search a list of online and print journal titles available at Gordon College 
  • Course Reserves: Students–Professors occasionally place articles, books, DVDs, CDs and other material on reserve for class use. These materials are available at the Circulation Desk.

  • Research Guides–A starting point for research in a subject area

  • Citation and Style Guides

    • Chicago Manual of Style Online (University of Chicago Press)–Online version of the 16th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style, a guide that covers grammar, usage, and citation rules. 

  • EndNote–Citation management software you can download onto your computer. EndNote helps you organize bibliographic references to journal articles, books, book chapters, websites, or anything else you would cite in an academic paper.

  • Government Information–Search for information published by the U. S. Government Printing Office.

  • Internet Resources–A list of recommended Web directories, free e-book sites and digital respositories

  • Other Libraries–Links to nearby libraries 

  • BPL Electronic Resources–Boston Public Library databases and e-journals are available for you to use here at Gordon College, both on and off-campus. Anyone who lives, works, or is a student in Massachusetts can access BPL resources. You must first take a few minutes to sign up for a BPL eCard

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