Many of the resources listed in the sections below are marked Restricted Access. You should have no problem connecting to these from any networked computer on campus. However, in order to use these from off-campus, you must log in with your Rutgers NetID. For instructions see the Libraries' Remote Access to Library Resources.
Once you have gone to a Rutgers Libraries page and logged in with your NetID [your pegasus username and password] you can use the "Off-Campus Link" provided for each Rutgers-restricted resource below to connect to that database or article. Use the link embedded in the citation to access these resources on campus.
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- IRIS is the online catalog for all the Rutgers University Libraries except the Newark and Camden Law Libraries. Use IRIS to find out if the Rutgers Libraries have the specific books or journals that you need, or to locate books on topics that you're researching.
Some relevant Subject Headings that you can use in IRIS include:
- political ethics
- united states congress ethics
- legislative bodies united states states ethics
- political corruption united states
- conflict of interests united states
- pressure groups united states
- intervention international law moral and ethical aspects
- Social Sciences Full Text
- Social Sciences Full Text is the basic index for finding articles in the social sciences. SSI indexes over 550 of the core, English language journals in social science disciplines including sociology and social work, public administration, political science, public welfare, and urban studies. It indexes many journals back to 1982 and, beginning with 1995, includes many full-text articles.
- Off-Campus Access Rutgers-restricted Access.
- Humanities Full Text
- Humanities Full Text is the basic index for finding articles in the humanities disciplines, including philosophy and religion. It indexes over 550 of the core, English language journals in history, literature, art and music, philosophy and religion. It indexes many journals back to 1984 and, beginning with 1995, includes many full-text articles.
- Off-Campus Access Restricted Access.
- Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
- 1975- Index to over 1,300 journals in political science, international relations, public policy and related fields.
- Off-Campus Access Restricted Access
Some Ethics Resources
Roberts, Robert North. Ethics in U.S. Government: An Encyclopedia of Investigations, Scandals, Reforms, and Legislation. Westport, Conn., Greenwood Press, 2001.
Dana Call Number: Ref. JK268 .E7R556 2001
U.S. Office of Government Ethics
Includes sections on Law and Regulations, Federal Ethics Documents and Publications, and summaries of Common Ethics Issues.
Historical Summary of Conduct Cases in the House of Representatives
Summary table of cases from Rep. Matthew Lyon in 1798 ("disorderly behavior," spat on Rep. Roger Griswold) to Tom Delay in 2004.
Online resources (overview, issues, articles on government ethics and on social policy, cases, decision making resources, and ethics sites) from the Makkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
Andre, Claire, Velasquez, Manuel, and Mazur, Tim. "Affirmative Action: Twenty-Five Years of Controversy," Issues in Ethics 5(2), Summer 1992.
Law, Ethics and Affirmative Action in America
Webcast of a symposium held at the University of Cincinnati College of Law on October 7, 2003.
Stoll, David. "In Focus: The Immigration Debate," U.S. Foreign Policy in Focus 2(31), 1997.
Velasquez, Manuel. "Immigration: Is Exclusion Just?," Issues in Ethics 7(2), Spring 1996.
Cook, Martin. "Immigration and Ethics," Issues in Ethics 7(2), Spring 1996.
Ethics Updates: Punishment and the Dealth Penalty
Collection of resources including a Bibliographic Survey on Punishment and the Death Penalty from Lawrence M. Hinman at the University of San Diego.
Global Policies: The Ethics of War and Intervention
Just War Theory
From the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Ethics of War, Peace, & Terrorism
Resources from Lawrence M. Hinman at the University of San Diego.
Coady, C.A.J. "Ethics of Armed Humanitarian Intervention," Peaceworks 45 (July 2002).
Fixdal, Mona and Dan Smith. "Humanitarian Intervention and Just War," Mershon International Studies Review (1998) 42, 283-312.
Pfaff, Tony. Peacekeeping and the Just War Tradition U.S. Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, September 2000.
Walzer, Michael. Just War and Humanitarian Intervention
Webcast of a presentation delivered at the University of San Diego on January 28, 2000. Video.
Outstanding site maintained by Mark Rigstad (Oakland University). Extensive, critically annotated guide.
You must use the APA (American Psychological Association) style when citing the sources you used for your research paper. The APA Publication Manual is available at the Dana Library Reference Desk. The Writing Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison also has an excellent introduction to APA Documentation that will give you the basic information you need to create APA citations and reference lists.
You can also import references from IRIS and many of the electronic databases into RefWorks, a web-based bibliography and database manager. RefWorks will build your bibliography for you based on whatever style sheet you specify (MLA, Chicago, etc.). For information on setting up your (free) RefWorks account see the RefWorks FAQ.
Not sure when you need to cite something? Check out the Plagiarism Guide
Remember that plagerism is a violation of the Rutgers University Policy on Academic Integrity for Undergraduate and Graduate Students and could result in your dismissal from the University!
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John Cotton Dana Library
February 10, 2009
Revised September 27, 2009