Below are several good general interdisciplinary databases that are useful when searching for articles about global themes and issues related to continents and individual countries.
Databases are great sources for articles because databases offer the high quality, scholarly information that most professors want. If you know the name of the database you want to search, start at the Databases A-Z by Title list. If you’re not sure which database to search, you can search databases in a particular Subject, or just ask a librarian for guidance by calling 412-648-3331 or chatting online at Ask-A-Librarian. The databases below are excellent starting points for your research.
Instructors often ask students to find “scholarly”, “academic”, or “peer reviewed” sources of information for their research. These terms all refer to the same type of information – sources based on in-depth research, and are considered higher in quality and more reliable for your research. These sources can range from chapters within books or entire books, or journal articles, but all have common characteristics that can help you recognize that type of information.
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Google Scholar is often helpful for finding scholarly articles on your topic. Many articles will provide links to other articles that have cited the first article. Some articles may contain statistical content.
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