Readers are encouraged to click on the links provided below for access to various academic materials and ministry links. Research links are provided for areas of psychology, education, and general studies.

Formatting Research Papers

For more about how to go from Modern Language Association (MLA) formatting on research papers to Chicago Manual of Style (CMS or Turabian) click here to download or view this video on Vimeo and the Shifting from MLA to CMS companion PPP by Dr. Brian Kelly.

To learn more about how to write a thesis view or download these two videos from Vimeo: Thesis Writing Video 1,  Thesis Writing Video 2, after downloading the companion PPP: WritingTheThesis and printing the content 3 slides per page – which provides handy note-taking printouts.  This is the most salient points taken from Turabian’s Manual for Writers, 8th ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013.


APA Journals – For the latest articles taken from the field of Psychology(mostly abstracts, some full articles)

APA Styles – For information about the APA publication manual and formatting electronic references

APA Student Page – For all kinds of information about the APA and helpful links to publication manuals, software and other great helps

SAMHSA – For information from the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services

SPSS – For a free 30 day trial of this Statistical Program for the Social Sciences, a computer software program for statistical data analysis

Electronic Statistics Textbook – If you have a question about a statistical term or procedure, or just need a quick review of statistics in general


NCES – The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

IPEDS – Integrated Post-Secondary Education Data System is the primary source for data on colleges, universities, and technical and vocational post-secondary institutes in the United States.

AERA SIG – American Educational Research Association Special Interest Group provides links for electronic educational journals

Reference Journals in Education – Links from Google Web Directory

FLDOE – Florida Department of Education offers directories of schools and colleges by district and name along with press releases, publications, statistics, and employment opportunities.

NAEP – National Assessment of Educational Progress (The Nation’s Report Card)

General Research Links

U.S. Census Bureau – a great resource for nationwide data – an expansive database of general articles

Youth Resources


Self-Reports: How the Questions Shape the Answers – SchwarzArticle

Emerging Adulthood Article – EmergingAdulthoodArticle

Public Policy and Gangbangers – FramingPublicPolicyPreventionChronicViolenceinYouth

Incarcerated WomenTheologicalReflections onTheir Story

Internet Links

Databases through Southeastern University:

All Southeastern links are available through the Steelman Library Page

Center for Disease Control Statistics

Center for Youth Ministry @ Fuller –

National Institute of Mental Health

Polk County Quick Facts

MuniGuide from Census Bureau