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Women, Inequality, and Public Policy (10:762:335; 10:833:335; 10:833:591)

Finding Scholarly Articles

Your papers for this class requires you to use and cite scholarly, peer-reviewed articles. Here are some tips and tricks for finding scholarly articles for your papers and projects. 

You can use either the library catalog (QuickSearch) or the library databases (subscription-based services like EBSCO or Proquest) to find articles. 

Check out the Search Tricks page on this guide for tools on how to craft the best literature searches. 

Database Links

A Few Suggested Subject-Specific Databases

Multidisciplinary Databases

Rather than a specific disciplinary focus, these databases cover a wide scope of literature from all fields.

Search the Library Catalog


Finding Specific Articles or Journals in QuickSearch

To find a specific journal go the Advanced Search in Quicksearch and:

  • Select Title from the first pulldown menu on the left
  • Type the journal name next and select  Journals from the Resource Type menu on the right
  • Select the Search link

When searching for one-word journal titles (Life, Science, Nature, etc.), you may have better results using the Basic Search

To find a specific article ("known" citation) either:

  • Use the Basic Search and enter the article title in quotes (")


  • Use Citation Lookup-for best results, enter the title and any unique identifier such as an ISSN, DOI, or PMID.

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