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SPAN 214: Writing the Nation: 19th-Century Literature in Latin America (HC)

Spanish/Comparative Literature 214 (Huberman) Fall 2015

Finding Scholarly Articles

Articles are useful not only for the obvious reason that they are shorter than books, but also because they can be more focused and reflect recent scholarly trends.

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., insurgency vs. rebellion)
  • Consider which intersections among your keywords will be useful for searching
  • Indentify 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.
See the Search Tips tab for additional information about searching Tripod Articles and other databases.

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.

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.


History & Poltical Science

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