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Best Bets

If you're using journal articles, you'll probably want to start with a more general database that covers a wide variety of disciplines. The databases below are great places to start.
  • Academic Search Premier
    Multi-disciplinary database which includes a large collection of peer-reviewed journals in many areas of academic study including: archaeology, area studies, astronomy, biology, chemistry, ethnic & multicultural studies, law, mathematics, music, physics, psychology, religion & theology, women's studies, and other fields.  Coverage varies, but begins in the 1990s for most journals.
  • ProQuest Research Library
    From business and political science to literature and psychology, ProQuest Research Library™ provides one-stop access to a wide range of popular academic subjects. The database includes more than 5,060 titles—over 3,600 in full text—from 1971 forward. It features a highly-respected, diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and newspapers.
    JSTOR provides access to academic journals and primary sources in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.

Reference Sources

Reference sources like encyclopedias and dictionaries can be a great place to start your research. Keep an eye out for keywords and references.

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The library has a lot of books, both in the building and online, that might be useful for your assignments. Here are some subject searches to get you started, but don't limit yourself to these!

Great Britain--History--19th century.

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