Student Services Librarian
by Melissa Browne – August 11, 2021
This guide is designed to help you find sources for your UWP104A Field Research Journal and Report assignment. For a comprehensive listing of search tools, visit the UC Davis Library website.
1. Follow the instructions to download and set up the library’s VPN, Pulse Secure, so you can search from off-campus.
2. Watch the screencast Business Source Complete: Search for Academic Articles
3. Use the search tools included on the guide to identify relevant, credible sources for your assignment.
To search from off campus, make sure you download, install and configure the library’s VPN, Pulse Secure.
Windows 7/8/10 (2:12): Mac OS (2:07):
☞ See also: VPN app for mobile devices installation instructions
Why use books or book chapters? Books approach topics comprehensively, so they provide context. They can help you identify relevant concepts, theories and terminology.
Use these free web resources to locate information about nonprofits.
This repository of information about nonprofits is curated by an organization called Candid. Parts of the site are restricted to subscribers, but you can search for nonprofits by name, keyword or location. You can also use their 990 Finder to locate an organization’s most recent Forms 990 and 990-PF filed with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
A project of ProPublica. Search the database by name, location, keyword or nonprofit category to find organizational profiles and tax documents.
Browse more than 160,000 charities by name, location or category. Includes details about an organization’s programs, income, financial performance and the compensation figures of its leaders.
Includes definitions of tax exempt organizations, a search tool to verify information about an organization’s tax exempt status and a variety of educational resources.
If you have additional questions: