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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. From the Library home page, select "Databases" and then click on "Browse All Databases." On the next screen, use the drop down menu for All Subjects to find your discipline.
Select the appropriate academic disciplines and then look for "Recommended" databases.
ProQuest Social Sciences
1. college* or universit* (anywhere except full text)
"student parent*" (anywhere except full text)
"medical care" or healthcare
covid or pandemic
3. "school to prison pipeline"
"school resource officer*"
4. "incarceration rate*" near/10 disproportionate (all but full text)
communit* (all but full text)
Ethnic Newswatch (ethnic newspapers)
5. advanced search
homeless* near/10 "formerly incarcerated"
(filter byAfrican American newspapers)
Once you've searched an index to find articles, you may need to use Get it at UC to link to a PDF or html file if the full text is not immediately available. Each database is a bit different, but a good rule of thumb is:
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