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POL 205 -- Knowles

Getting Started

Use these databases to find background information to learn more about your topic and develop ideas for your research paper.

Research Starters

Britannica® Academic delivers fast and easy access to high-quality, comprehensive information. The rich combination of the venerable Encyclopædia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools provides the variety of reliable sources that students need to consult when conducting thorough research—all from one resource.

CQ Researcher

Excellent background and analysis of recent national and international issues in the news.


Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Access viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles. Great for current issues research.

JSTOR Searching

Use these steps to effectively search JSTOR.

Step 1: Select Advanced Search.

Step 2: Enter keywords in each box. Limit to articles and time period.

Step 3: Deselect or turn off the "Include only content I can access" option. You want to see all relevant articles. Use Interlibrary Loan (ILL) to request articles not available in full-text.




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