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Theater 1B: Race, Gender and Dance on American Film and Television: Finding Articles

Spring 2016, Instructor: Belmar

Article Databases

Search an article database to find citations (title, author, title of journal, date, page numbers) for articles on a particular topic.  The Library gives you access to over 200 article databases covering different disciplines.

1.  Think about which academic disciplines might write about your topic.  Examples:  literature, film, anthropology, history...

2.  Find the appropriate article database by subject (academic discipline or department).  Look for "Recommended" databases.

Library home > click on Databases, then click on:  Browse Databases. 

Pull down the "All Subjects" menu to browse a list of databases by academic discipline, and/or pull down the "All Database Types" to browse lists by type of database (article databases, statistical databases, image databases, etc.).

Sample Searches - Article Databases

Library home > Databases:  Browse Databases > All Subjects:  Theater   All Database Types:  Articles > International Index to the Performing Arts

beyonce
feminis*
danc*

 

beyonce
feminis* or politic*
danc*

 

Search Results

  • click on the title to see full record (including abstracts and descriptors)
  • to limit by publication type (peer-reviewed journals, conferences, books, etc.) click on the appropriate tab or link
  • if necessary,look for other limits (latest update, journal articles only, english only) and more advanced searches
  • select records to save to your personalized list; lists may be e-mailed, downloaded, printed

Navigating Article Search Results in ANY Database

Navigating flow chart

Modified from document created by Laura McClanathan, UCSC.

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