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Click the link below, and enter the search terms you plan to use to find sources.
Check out these sites for tips on citing sources:
Consider using RefWorks, a web-based program that will help you collect, organize, share and format citations.
Work from a broad topic to a specific research question by using a variety of search tools. Consider following these steps:
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Search these databases for scholarly (peer reviewed) articles on a range of topics:
ALL search on the Duke University Libraries homepage
Oxford Reference Online contains dictionaries, encyclopedias and other reference sources on a range of topics
Academic Search Premier provides full-text articles on nearly every academic field of study
MAS Ultra School edition is a comprehensive general reference source -- find dictionaries and encyclopedias on a range of topics
SocINDEX includes comprehensive coverage on all aspects of sociology
America: History and Life is the premier database for articles on the history and culture of Canada and the US
Web of Science is an interdisciplinary databaes -- great for bibliography mining
Not finding the right database for your topic? Check out Research Guides for suggestions for getting started in a specific field, and consider meeting with a subject specialist for additional assistance.
Need help choosing a database? Find a guide to doing research in your subject area.
Click on Get it @ Duke to locate the full-text for items you find in the databases. A box will pop up and tell you if the item is available online or in print.
Not available through Duke? Request it from another library using Interlibrary Loan.