There are several library facilities available for student use, including the Darling Library & Stamps Theological Library (on West Campus) and the Marshburn Library (on East Campus). All APU libraries allow student access, check out and computer searching. Students are encouraged to use the resources in the libraries and to use the APU databases conveniently from your own home through the library website. To access the library website go to www.apu.edu/library.
The nursing, psychology, physiotherapy and bioethics collections are located in Darling Library, the theology & philosophy collections are located in Stamps Library, and other science collections are located in Marshburn Library.
Find titles of books, eBooks (full text), journals and media items owned by the APU Libraries.
Using Quick Search: From the Libraries’ Web site, locate the light gray box on the top right side of the page. Enter your keywords then select "search".
Using the traditional catalog: From the Libraries’ Web site, locate the light gray box on the top right side of the page. Be sure to select “APU catalog” from the dropdown menu. Do a keyword, title, subject, or isbn search for your topic.
Both Quick Search & Catalog: Click the “Request this Item” link to submit a request for the book to be delivered to the library of your choice.
Titles of the 30 million books owned by 53 participating libraries. This service is free.
From the Library Web site ‐ Click on “More Search Options,” then “LINK+ Catalog— Advanced Search”. Do a keyword, title, or subject search for your topic.
Click the “Request this Item” link to submit a request for the book. Requested books will be mailed to APU (which is normally 2‐4 business days after you submit your request). You will be notified through APU email when it is ready to pick up. You can also pick up items at any LINK+ participating library.
Many institutions that are members of Link+ participate in its Visiting Patron program. This program allows a patron from a Link+ library to use his/her library card in person at another Link+ library. Items are checked out through Link+ and are borrowed for the same time period as a Link+ request. When visiting another library that participates in Visiting Patron, please have your library card and ID present at the time of checkout. Go to http://apu-csul.apu.edu:2083/ screens/help_visitingpatron.html to view a list of participating libraries.
Contact Jane Thorndike, LINK+ Coordinator (626) 815‐6000 x3281 firstname.lastname@example.org
Access library resources from other participating IEALC libraries. It is a cooperative arrangement between 18 academic libraries in San Bernardino, Riverside, Los Angeles, and Orange Counties. Go to http://iealc.wikispaces.com/Membership+List to view a list of participating libraries.
It allows students to visit and borrow materials from participating libraries. Students must show their APU ID card and an IEALC card at the participating library in order to borrow books. This service is not available for faculty and staff. You can apply for the card by going to http://www.apu.edu/library/services/consortia/form/
Find journal/magazine/newspaper articles, statistics, book reviews, ebooks, and encyclopedia entries on your topic. Many databases provide instant access to the full text of the articles you find.
From the Libraries’ Web site, click the “All Databases” link. Select a database from the alphabetical title list. Go to the Database/Journals tab for more information on specific databases that are related to Research Methods in TESOL.
Do a keyword search for your topic in the database you have selected. Most of the databases allow you to limit your search to peer‐reviewed publications.
Locate the full text of articles for which you have publication information. View the complete list of all journals, magazines, and newspapers to which the APU Libraries subscribe.
From the Libraries’ Web site, click on “more search options”, then on “Periodical Finder.” Search for the journal title (not the article title). If the journal is available full‐text, you will see a link. Click on the link to browse for the article. If no link is available, APU does not subscribe to the journal; you will need to use ArticleReach to obtain a copy from another library. Some journals are available in multiple databases, so check the date coverage listed.
Library Web site ‐ Click on “More Search Options,” then “Article Finder” (directly) OR through any library database
If the Periodical Finder and/or Full Text Finder indicate that APU does not subscribe to the journal article that you need, you can request it through ArticleReach. This can be done from the databases. 1) Once you have found an article in a database and it is not fulltext, click on the "Full-Text Finder" Link. If it is not fulltext proceed to step 2. 2) Click on the "ArticleReach" Link. Simply, indicate that you are affiliated with Azusa Pacific University. On the next page verify the article information and click Submit.
This service is free. The library will send the article via email if it can be obtained via Article Reach. You may keep the articles you receive. This service may take up to 2-3 business days, although they are usually sent within 1 business day. If the article is not available via ArticleReach, it will be automatically submitted to Interlibrary Loan.
APU's electronic holdings data (Citations and abstracts to scholarly articles, books and reports from scholarly publishers, universities and professional societies) is available on Google Scholar. This means that links to full text will be provided within Google Scholar results when APU has subscription access to the article.
Go to http://scholar.google.com/, ‐Click the “Advanced Search” link. Full text is usually available for a fee; check Article Finder to see if APU already subscribes to the title for free access.
Full text links will appear automatically in Google Scholar results when you set your preferences. You will need to use Google Scholar Preferences to select APU as your home library. To do this, use the "Library Links" box to search for APU, then select the box for "APU Library Access" (do not choose "UAA/APU Consortium Library").
LibGuides are created to help you learn about how you can use the library resources more effectively.
Locate the TESOL related guides by going to http://apu.libguides.com/cat.php?cid=12817 Locate the citation style guides by going to http://www.apu.edu/library/help/guides/citation/ Locate other guides in different subject areas by going to http://apu.libguides.com/
Key Thinkers in Linguistics and the Philosophy of Languageis a unique and accessible reference guide to the work of figures who have played an important role in the development of ideas about language. It includes eighty entries on individual thinkers in the Western tradition, ranging from antiquity to the present day, chosen because of their impact on the description or theory of language. Each entry explains the main ideas of the thinker, outlining their development and assessing their significance and influence. Brief biographical details place the subject in his or her cultural and historical context. No prior knowledge of either linguistics or philosophy is assumed; each entry concludes with suggestions for further reading of both primary texts and secondary sources, encouraging readers to find out more about the particular key thinker and the impact of his or her ideas. Thinkers included range from Plato and Aristotle, through Berkeley, Leibniz, Kant, Russell, Wittgenstein, and Austin, to Sacks, Kristeva, and Chomsky.Features* The only single-volume reference resource to bring together linguistics and the philosophy of language* Entries are extensively cross-referenced, allowing readers to trace influences, developments and debates both in contemporary thinking and across time* Accessibly written for use at all levels, including undergraduate, postgraduate, academic and other general readers in the fields of linguistics and the philosophy of language.
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A four-volume reference comprising approximately seven hundred alphabetically ordered entries, the IEL provides detailed and up-to-date information on all branches of linguistics. The IEL encompasses the full range of the contemporary field of linguistics, including historical, comparative, formal, mathematical, functional, and philosophical linguistics. It gives special attention to interrelations within branches of linguistics and to relations of linguistics with other disciplines, and covers areas of intersection with the social and behavioral sciences, as well as interdisciplinary work in language and literatures, mathematical linguistics, computational linguistics, and applied linguistics. Providing abundant examples with literal glosses and English translations, the IEL offers extensive coverage of languages and language families, from English and Japanese to Hittite and Yoruba. Bringing together the latest information on the diverse subject matters of linguistics, and including a network of cross references, this encyclopedia is an invaluable resource.
In this second, fully revised edition, the 10 volume Encyclopedia of Language and Education offers the newest developments including two new volumes of research and scholarly content essential to the field of language teaching and learning in the age of globalization. In the selection of topics and contributors, the Encyclopedia reflects the depth of disciplinary knowledge, breadth of interdisciplinary perspective, and diversity of sociogeographic experience in the field. Throughout, there is an inclusion of contributions from non-English speaking and non-western parts of the world, providing truly global coverage.
Encyclopedia of Case Study Research by Elden Wiebe (Editor); Gabrielle Durepos (Editor); Albert J. Mills (Editor)
Case study methodology has a relatively long history within the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Dating back to medical research in the early 1930s and the advent of the case history, case study research was initially viewed as useful for assisting researchers in making valid inferences from events outside the lab in ways yet consistent with the rigorous methodology of laboratory science.á As such, it gained in importance as a research strategy for identifying rich sources of data, developing into a technique that combines both qualitative and quantitative research.á Although initially rooted within a sciences approach, the case study gained even wider popularity within the social sciences and has been found to be especially valuable in such practice-oriented fields as education, management, public administration, and the human services.Despite this long history and widespread use, case study research has received perhaps the least attention among the various methodologies in the social scientist's research arsenal.á Only a few texts deal directly with it as a central subject, and no encyclopedic reference provides a thorough overview of design and methods in case study research as guidance for students, researchers, and professionals trying to incorporate case studies into a rigorous research project or program.á This work is intended to be that authoritative resource.
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