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Grantsmanship & Proposal Writing : General Reference and Databases

This guide is a brief introduction to a selection of resources on Grantmanship & Proposal Writing.

General Resources

Publicly available sources vs. databases

Subscription databases, such as Academic Search Premier and JSTOR, are typically comprised of "peer-reviewed" or "scholarly" journal articles.  In contrast, there is no overseeing authority that verifies information found freely on the web. Therefore, resources found in subscription databases accessed through your campus library tend to be more credible than those found through publicly available websites, such as Google and Yahoo. 

There is merit in using resources from both subscription databases and publicly available websites.  However, since publicly available sites are not verified by any source, self evaluation should be performed.  Aspects to consider when evaluating a website are the domain (such as .edu, .com., .gov, etc.), the credentials of the author, the purpose of the website, and the date the information was published.

Online Databases

Consult these databases when researching topics in literature.

Online Statistical Resources

Subject Guide

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