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WGS1800: Gendered Lives & Societies : Locating Articles

Locating Articles

Using Library Databases to Find Articles: To locate articles using Library databases, you can click on the tab Databases from the Library homepage. Since we have more than 100 databases, you can browse them by subject or you can select the first letter of the database name from the alphabetical directory. Most databases are accessible from off campus and some of the databases you may find useful to locate communication and media related articles include:

General Search Tips

Database Searching Tips

·     Select/switch to the advanced search option

  • Do a keyword search first to see what is available
  • Too many results? Add an additional term or two
  • Too few results? Think of synonyms for your term(s)
  • Many databases have a Thesaurus function
  • Refine or limit your search to scholarly/peer reviewed articles
  • All databases allow you to print or email your results
  • Use the reference list from an article to locate additional sources

Scholarly vs Popular