Goodbye Googlescholar, hello Oxford Bibliographies!


Ok, I must admit I’d be lying if I didn’t confess this to be the nerdiest thing I’ve ever posted. HOWEVER, if you’ve ever been like me and found yourself at the beginning of an endless journey into a research project that you almost wish you never started, this site is the place to visit. It essentially functions as a ‘finding theory for your paper’ guide for dummies by allowing you to type in a theoretical term in the search box and BOOM! Before you know it you’ll have lists of ways to approach your theory through every discipline possible. Recently I was trying to figure out how to apply ‘ethics’ to a certain course I was designing. By typing in ‘ethics’ I was directed to options such as ‘Ethics in Islamic Studies’, ‘Ethics in Social Work’, ‘Applied Ethics in Philosophy’…you get the idea. By providing the reader with a brief description of how ethics applies to different disciplines followed by a list of readings to compliment that discipline, I was able to provide my soon-to-be students with a plethora of reading material that I would never have considered otherwise. So give it a go! It might save you the hassle and dare I say, teach you to enjoy doing research.

Posted by ETE’s Founder/ Editor: Dr Ann Wand


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