Finding Scholarly Articles
Before conducting your search:
- 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., memory vs. nostalgia)
- 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.
Beginning your search:
- Use these Search Tips to string together your key terms.
- Employ these terms and strategies in the relevant subject-specific databases below. If your project is cross-disciplinary or otherwise does not fall easily into one discipline, use the multidisciplinary databases listed at the bottom of the page. To identify subject-specific databases not listed below, use Research Guides.
- Once you have found relevant resources, use the "Find It" button to get full-text copies the articles.
- A separate window will open with links either to a digital copy of the article, a locally available print copy, or an Article Delivery request form for ordering material not held by the tri-college libraries. To request items not held locally, simply enter your name and barcode and submit the request.