Graduate Resources

Resources for Graduate Students

Any student working on a Master’s degree needs to be proficient in research. Using the library’s databases will assist you in your coursework towards your degree.  Below are recommended resources for each graduate degree offered at Reinhardt University.

Getting started:

Databases provide scholarly articles published in trade journals across all disciplines.  The research and information in these articles will give you an edge in your research.  It is recommended to use these before books when researching, as they are published more frequently and quickly than traditional books.  As a Reinhardt student, you have access to over 200 databases.

GALILEO Discover and ProQuest Databases offer interdisciplinary search of multiple databases in one search. These are excellent places to begin research.

Use the “Advanced Search” to customize & narrow your results.

TIP: Be sure to always check “Full Text” and “Scholarly (peer reviewed) sources” before clicking the Search button. This will ensure you only receive the search results that will be useful to you.

Read more EBSCOhost search tips

Read more ProQuest search tips

Other sources for research:

Library books and e-books: With over 70,000 books in the library and 125,000 e-books available online, the library offers additional materials to supplement research.

Use the library’s online catalog to search for books and to read e-books online.

Interlibrary loan: If there is a book, article, or media item you need but our library does not provide, we may be able to borrow it from another library through interlibrary loan.  Please read more about Interlibrary loans and fill out a request form to acquire such material.

If you would like to work with a librarian, please contact us!

To view the recommended databases for your program, please see below:

Recommended databases by degree:

School of Arts and Humanities: Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing

Columbia Granger's World of Poetry
A comprehensive database of poetry holding more than 200,000 poem citations and more than 50,000 full-text poems as well as commentaries, author biographies, and an extensive glossary.
Literary Reference Center (EBSCOhost)
Literary criticism, author biographies, full-text articles, poems, and short stories.
Literature Online (LION) (ProQuest)
Full-text library of over 330,000 works of British and American poetry, drama and prose including biographical sketches of major writers, selected author bibliographies, and critical and reference works.
MLA International Bibliography (EBSCOhost)
Index to books and articles on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics.
NoveList (EBSCOhost)
Online readers' advisory tool that helps readers find new books based on books they've read or on topics in which they are interested.
Shakespeare Survey
A yearbook of Shakespeare studies and production publishing the best international scholarship in English.
Voice of the Shuttle
Website providing a structured and briefly annotated guide to online resources that at once respects the established humanities disciplines in their professional organization and points toward the transformation of those disciplines as they interact with the sciences and social sciences and with new digital media.

School of Business: Master of Business Administration

ABI/INFORM Complete (ProQuest)
Articles on all aspects of business and management.
Accounting, Tax & Banking Collection (ProQuest) 
Brings together global scholarly journals and other key resources, providing access to reliable information in this continuously evolving area of study.
Asian Business and Reference (ProQuest)
Detailed information on companies, economies, markets, and overall business conditions throughout the Eastern Hemisphere.
Business Market Research Collection (ProQuest)
Provides company, industry, and geopolitical macroeconomic market research.
Business Source Complete (Business Searching Interface)(EBSCOhost)
In addition to full text journal articles, provides company profiles, country reports, industry profiles, market research reports, and SWOT analysis.
Business Source Complete (EBSCOhost)
Articles on all aspect of business, trade, finance, and management.
Chronicle of Philanthropy
News source for charity leaders, fund raisers, grant makers, and others involved in philanthropic enterprises.
Global Road Warrior
Most comprehensive business travel, telecommunications and business culture reference available in the world.
Hospitality & Tourism Complete (EBSCO)
Covers scholarly research and industry news relating to all areas of hospitality and tourism.
Mergent Intellect (Mergent)
A highly flexible web-based application that features a deep collection of worldwide business information that offers access to private and public U.S and international business data, industry news, facts and figures, executive contact information, the ability to access industry profiles and much more.
NAICS: North American Industry Classification System
Website of standard codes used by Federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy.
Information on more than 14 million U.S. and 5 million international businesses.
Regional Business News (formerly Business Wire News)(EBSCOhost)
Comprehensive full-text coverage for regional business publications.
Springer E-books & Journals
Business and Economics subject collection.
Thomas Register
Comprehensive directory of products and services manufactured by over 183,000 companies in the U.S. and Canada. Published since 1905, this directory is available free on the Web.

School of Education: Master of Education (all programs)

Education Journals (ProQuest)
Access to over 790 top educational publications, including more than 615 of the titles in full text.
Education Research Complete (EBSCOhost)
This massive file offers the world's largest and most complete collection of full text education journals.
Educational Resources Information Center, database covers all aspects of education and educational research.
Georgia Department of Education
Link to the Department of Education.
Kraus Curriculum Development Library
A searchable database of curricula, frameworks, and standards brings together educational objectives, content, instructional strategies, and evaluative techniques for all subjects covered in PreK-12 and Adult Basic Education.
Professional Development Collection (education)(EBSCOhost)
Specialized collection of journal articles and pamphlets especially for professional educators.
Teachable Moment
Teaching ideas, lesson plans, essays for discussion on social issues. Site is divided into teaching activities for elementary, middle, and high school.

School of Math & Sciences: Master of Public Administration

Bureau of Justice Statistics
Information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government.
CQ Researcher
Noted for its in-depth, unbiased coverage and analysis on issues in the news such as health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the economy.
Criminal Justice (ProQuest)
Comprehensive database supporting research on crime, its causes and impacts, legal and social implications, as well as litigation and crime trends.
Georgia Code (LexisNexis)
Database of Georgia laws now in force.
Georgia Government Publications (Digital Library of Georgia)
Public documents of departments or agencies within the state government.
ICPSR - Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research 
World's largest archive of digital social science data.
Legal Collection (EBSCO)
Authoritative source for information on current issues, studies, thoughts, and trends of the legal world. Legal Collection offers full text for more than 250 law journals.
LexisNexis Academic
Contains thousands of publications, including newspapers (in English, other languages, and translations of international papers), legal news, general interest magazines, medical journals, trade publications, company financial information, transcripts, wire service reports, government publications (such as the federal case law, U.S. Code, Code of Federal Regulations, Congressional Testimony, etc.), law reviews, and reference works.
Military Journals (ProQuest)
Covers topics across all government and military branches, including international relations, political science, criminology, defense, aeronautics and space flight, communications, civil engineering, and more.
National Criminal Justice Reference Service
Federally funded resource offering justice and drug-related information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide.
OxResearch (ProQuest)
Delivers succinct articles analyzing economic and political developments worldwide, and evaluates issues within a coherent political, social, and economic framework.
Political Science (ProQuest)
Access to over 460 leading political science and international relations journals.
Social Science Journals (ProQuest)
Definitive resource for those who need access to a variety of scientific journals. The database includes over 570 titles, with more than 340 available in full text.
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