The following databases might be helpful to locate academic journal articles and newspaper articles. Click here for a complete list of the subscription databases.
To access these databases off campus, you will need RU login. Please read "Connect from Off Campus"
Use keywords, and if possible, subject headings in your searches.
Access World News (can limit search to publications around the world)
Factiva (can also limit to publications around the world)
Ulrich's is a source that identify academic journals.
STEP 1: What is your research topic?
It is useful to formulate your research topic with a question:
STEP 2: What are the main concepts?
From the question you formulated, select the words with content:
Ignore the words wuch as affects, relationship, between because they link concepts. The words with meaning/content are the ones your will use in your search.
STEP 3: Develo alternative terms or keywords.
Patriarchy -- men -- father
Women's rights -- feminism -- human rights
Gender violence -- women's health -- violence against women
inequality -- low income
STEP 4: Use Boolean connectors "AND" "OR" to combine your search terms
AND narrows the search:
OR broadens the search:
Use single quotes (sometimes double to make sure the phrase stays intact.
Using truncation is a good way to broadening your search. The majority of databases the truncation symbol is asteric (*). The truncation symbol directs the database to search for all words that contain the root with variations of the ending.
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