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POLS 214: Bureaucracy and Democracy (HC): Journal Articles

Political Science 214: Bureaucracy and Democracy (Oberfield) Spring 2020

Using Resources When off Campus

1) Accessing the Libraries' Digital Resources
If you start at this course research guide or the Tripod library catalog, you will be prompted to sign in and authenticate through the Off-campus Access page (Option A below) when you click on an online resource link .
 
If you plan to work in-depth on a research paper when you are off campus, use VPN software (Option B).  Once you authenticate, you can then connect to resources (with Haverford subscriptions) on the open Web as well as use URLS you have already saved or those sent by faculty and librarians.  

   A) Off-campus Access through Tripod
                    Bryn Mawr  https://login.proxy.brynmawr.edu/login
                    Haverford  https://ezproxy.haverford.edu/login
Use your email user name (no @haverford.edu) and password to log on.  You will need to navigate through Tripod, rather than typing URLs in the search box for your entire session.  The proxy prefix has to remain in your URL in order to access digital materials to which Haverford subscribes.

   B) Download VPN software from Campus IT Services
                   Bryn Mawr  https://techdocs.blogs.brynmawr.edu/1019   Go to Using the VPN with personal computers (Windows) or Using the VPN with Apple computers
                   Haverford:  https://iitskb.sites.haverford.edu/knowledge-base/installing-the-vpn-client/
When you log into VPN with your email user name (do not add @ brynmawr or haverford.edu) and password, all the subscriptions in Tripod will work even when you go through the Web rather than Tripod.  It is simpler to do in-depth research with VPN rather than the library proxy. 
 
2.  Requesting Resources that are not Available Online in Tripod

Bryn Mawr users can request journal articles and essays through the Articles and Interlibrary Loan Services on this page.

They can request online materials using the form on this page

Haverford Libraries will fulfill student, faculty, and staff requests for materials by providing digital copies of items when possible.  Use these forms linked from Tripod and the libraries' homepage to request the titles you need:

          Articles

          Books or DVDs

 

3.  Accessing Resources Made Freely available by Publishers

              Bryn Mawr:  Library Resources during COVID-19

              Haverford:  Free Access during Covid-19

Librarians are updating these lists regularly as more resources become available. 

Organizations in Action

This comic book series (1956-1957) followed the adventures of public defender Richard Manning

as he confronted bad guys and defended the innocent (Source: flickr: Rick Waller).

Journal Indexes

The databases below allow you to search for journal articles by subject.  When you find a title of interest, if the full text is not immediately available (as in JSTOR and Proquest), use the Find It button   to check for Haverford's holdings.

See the Search Tips tab for examples of ways to develop terminology and construct search statements.

Subject Guide

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Tracking Citations Forward in Time

Usually researchers find more sources by looking at the footnotes in an article or book, but these will always be older than the publication you have in hand.  
Citation indexes like the Web of Science (which includes sections for the Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, and Science) are set up to search for sources cited in the footnotes of journal articles as soon as they become available. 

This allows you to find newer articles which cite the books and articles you already know are key for your topic.  By relying on connections between authors rather than subject words and by moving forward in time, citation searching can open up new avenues of research.