I hope this guide will provide some useful starting places for your research, as you work on your researched essay. I'm happy to consult with you about any part of the research process, from finding and evaluating sources to understanding how to cite them. You can email me or make an appointment on my calendar. - Karen Storz, Research & Instruction Librarian
SuperSearch results can sometimes be overwhelming and unfocused. For searching with more focus and precision, try the key databases recommended on this guide.
Databases can contain a combination of full-text (ready to read online) and citation information that can lead you to articles, book chapters, or books. It's always a good idea to search in more than one database. Even if there is considerable overlap in content, the different search capabilities and features of each database can help you find different sources. Check out our full Database A-Z list and filter by Subject to find other databases for your topic.
Search Tip: Some databases search a relatively small amount of information about each source by default, rather than the full text of the source itself. Trying a variety of keywords is often essential to getting good results in many databases. Make note of relevant keywords and subject terms that come up in your initial searches, and use those terms to find more.
Your topic seemed so great! So why can't you find any information on it? If you're looking for an all-in-one source that addresses your topic perfectly, you might need a different approach. (From the North Carolina State University Libraries)