Finding Scholarly Articles
- Consider how your argument might be broken down into keywords or phrases.
- Compile a list of synonyms for those keywords. What other terms might scholars use to talk about your topic, and how do these terms reflect the type of argument scholars are making? (E.g., insurgency vs. rebellion)
- Consider which intersections among your keywords will be useful for searching
Identify disciplines that are relevant to your research question. Also consider the ways in which your question might reside outside traditional disciplines or cut across them.
Searching for Articles: Best Bets
Begin your search with the relevant subject-specific or multidisciplinary databases listed below. To search many journal databases at once, use Tripod Articles. To identify subject-specific databases not listed below, use Research Guides.
Once you have found relevant resources, use the button to get full-text copies the articles.