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HIST 114: Origins of the Global South (HC)

History 114: Origins of the Global South (Krippner) Fall 2017

Finding Journal Articles

Journal articles provide in depth scholarly information on historical research.  They are vetted and improved by peer review.  The following indexes are the best ways to find journal articles about global history, art, and related topics.

Use the button in these indexes to find out if the journal articles are available in the Tri-College libraries.  If the journal is not listed in Tripod, use the Find It request form or the Article Delivery Form on Tripod to have a copy of the article emailed to you.

Multidisciplinary Indexes

Discipline-Specific Indexes

These indexes are particularly good for accessing the scholarly literature of specific disciplines, i.e., articles written by historians and scholars of art history.

How to get better results in journal databases

*  Truncation:  Shorten search words with an asterisk to get all the forms 
          colon* (to include variations including colonialism, colonies, and colonial)  

OR:  Link synonyms with OR and group them with parentheses
          (church* or architectur*)

AND: Combine topics that you want to see together
          goa* and architectur*

" " Phrase: Use quotation marks to search for words together in that order
          "art history"

Focus: Choose where the database is searching.  It may be set automatically for keyword.  You can make the search more precise by looking instead for subjects only or for title words.

Results: Look at the articles retrieved, pick the most relevant for your topic and check the search terms used in their descriptions.  You may find new concepts which you can incorporate in a second search to identify additional articles.