Before searching for articles on a topic, you should prepare for your search by:
For example, a specific research question might be:
What is the effect of recent legislation on the rights of transgender students?
This research question can be divided into "concepts":
1. law* OR legislation OR legal*
2. rights OR "civil rights" OR "human rights" OR justice
Now you're ready to combine all your concepts in OneSearch:
OneSearch (To log into our databases off-campus you'll need to use your email or Canvas login.)
Search most of Skyline Library's article databases and book catalog to find a wide range of articles from academic journals, popular magazines, newspapers and reference sources, e-books & other documents, plus print books available in the library.
Click on the link above to open a new database window
To search for more than one "concept", click on Advanced Search below the Search box.
In each search box, type the search word(s) for a separate concept.
Type an OR between synonymous words for the same concept.
Use an * to search for multiple words from the same root, e.g. legal* will find articles with the words: legal, legalize, legally
Use quote marks (“ ”) around search phrases (multiple words that should be searched together), e.g. “human rights”
law* OR legislation OR legal*
rights OR "civil rights" OR "human rights" OR justice
Provides balanced coverage of this significant aspect of culture and society. This database includes topics related to gender studies, family and marital issues, and more.
Database of viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles on social issues.
You can search Google Scholar for scholarly articles:
law* OR legislation OR legal* rights OR "civil rights" OR "human rights" OR justice transgender* student*
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