Save time by first getting a thorough overview of the issue. Look in these reference sources for key terms, people, places, dates, events--and of course for related sources in their bibliographies.
Reference Books Look for these in the library catalog (from the library portal)
The Perkins Research Consultation (Reference) desk and AskUs IM assistance will be staffed:
No Saturday-Sunday hours during the interims between terms
Catherine Shreve will be out of the office, but you may consult with other subject librarians.
For academic articles and reports:
For economic and business articles and reports:
For news and analysis:
For data, see the Statistics tab of this guide.
How to choose a database (2 minute video tutorial)
How to use GetIt@Duke to get the full text of an article (2 minute video tutorial)
Search by Subject Headings, also called DESCRIPTORS in some databases. These terms ensure that your search is relevant.
Try the following terms in the catalog and databases.
Use them alone or combined with keywords using AND in between the terms (example: poverty AND globalization)
Keywords: Use * as a truncation symbol: it tells the database to search for any variation that follows the beginning of the word. So, migrat* will find results with 'migrate,' 'migration,' or 'migrated.'