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Finding Articles

The databases below contain journal articles and other secondary source material. You will also find primary sources in many of these databases. For a more targeted search for primary sources, consult the primary source page. 

Search Tips

  • Key Words and Synonyms: Consider synonyms for your key words for best success with searching. For example, women might be referred to in the singular, woman, or as female, or as mother or daughter in relation to family or gender roles.
  • Time Periods: When using specific centuries as search terms you may need to try alternate ways of writing your time period or narrower search terms. For example, "twentieth century" can also be "20th century" or the 1900s, or the 1950s, or "post-war".
  • Quotation Marks:  use quotation marks to search an exact phrase: "North Carolina" (works for most but not all databases)
  • Use an asterisk to truncate a word e.g. therap* retrieves therapy, therapist, therapeutic etc.
  • Select peer-review when you need scholarly journal articles.
  • Select a date range when you only want material published during a certain time frame.
  • Select "Advanced Search" for narrower search options.