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
JSTOR - to access from off-campus use your Canvas login and password
Back issues of important academic journals, including many historical journals (no current issues) going back to 1838. Best for in-depth academic journal articles on all historical topics except recent history and articles published within the last 3 – 5 years.
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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