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ITAL 139CX: Italian Colonialism (Hom, Winter 2023): Using Article Databases

About Article Databases

Finding articles in databases is a multi-step process:

1. Decide which database to use. You can browse a list of  the Library's databases organized by subject, or see all databases organized alphabetically.  Those listed at the right will be especially useful for this subject, but you may also want to check others in areas such as religion, political science, global studies, Black studies, African studies, Middle Eastern studies, law, and the like.  

2. Always use the Advanced Search option.

3. Databases don't like full sentences! Build your search using a few words that best describe the main concepts of your topic. These are your "keywords." 

4. Select whichever filters are appropriate but do not click "full text" as one of the filters because this will severely limit your results. Instead, see #5 below.

5. If the full text of an article is not available in the database itself, use the                               link. This will take you to the article on another platform or, if we don't immediately have access to the article online, it will offer you an option to order a scanned copy through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).

4. Most article databases allow you to save, email, cite, download, or export citations or full articles. 

Recommended Databases for ITAL 139CX

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