Political Science 323: Finding Scholarly Articles

The Geopolitics of Energy
Professor: Rose Kelanic
Fall 2016

Best Bet Library Databases

Use the databases below to find articles on a topic.

Regional Databases

Economic and Business

Research Tip: Find Text Button

The Find Text Button

Many of our databases have this SFX Find Text Button button, which searches for the full-text of the article in our collections. If we don't have it electronically, look for the "Request article scan" link in the "Get It" section.

screenshot of Get It section with link

Search Tips

  • Start your search by doing keyword searches. Look at the subject headings of relevant records to determine the terminology used in the database for your topic. Use those subject headings to find additional items.
  • Use * to get multiple endings of a word. Example: immigra* to get immigration, immigrant, immigrants.
  • If you do not have reading skills in other languages, choose English in the Language limit.
  • Use the Historical Period limit to narrow your search results to only materials relevant to the historical time period you are researching.
  • Search America: History and Life and Historical Abstracts together by clicking the "Choose Databases" link at the top of the search screen. Note: subject heading searches may not work in combined database searches.

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