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These databases help you find articles published in scholarly journals, newspapers, magazines, and on radio programs. The articles provide in-depth coverage on a wide variety of topics.
Academic Search Premier (Ebsco)
Academic Search Premier is a multi-disciplinary database that provides citations and full-text for articles published in nearly 4,500 journals, including more than 3,700 peer-reviewed titles.
Humanities and Social Science Retrospective
Find articles published between 1907 and 1984 in English-language scholarly journals and specialized magazines covering a broad range of humanities and social sciences disciplines.
JSTOR Arts & Sciences
Provides online full-text access to the archives of more than 1300 scholarly journals, some of which date from the 19th century. JSTOR does not include recently published articles. Due to publisher restrictions, there is a gap, typically from 1 to 5 years, between the most recently published journal issue and the issues available in JSTOR.
Encyclopedias are a great way to get an overview of a topic and to gather terminology and ideas for deeper research. Below are a few examples in Hamersly Library's collection of subject encyclopedias.
To find a relevant encyclopedia, search Primo for "encyclopedia" plus a keyword for your topic.
Sometimes you need to think of a broader context which deals with your topic. For example, a topic of "identity" might be too narrow to have a encyclopedia about it specifically. Broaden the search to "encyclopedia sociology" or to "encyclopedia psychology."