Note the type of publication an article is in.
* Scholarly journals, especially peer-reviewed journals, are where faculty publish their research.
* Magazines can provide popular perspectives or alternative voices.
* Newspapers can offer the most current information or as primary sources show attitudes and feelings of a certain time.
Look for options in databases to limit your results to articles in scholarly, peer-reviewed journals.
Articles in scholarly journals, especially when PEER-REVIEWED are particularly important to academic research. They:
OneSearch searches multiple resources at once. Use for very precise searches:
For best results, use limiters.
Off-campus users will often be able to gain access to Colby Library resources using their Colby ID and password.. But for the most reliable access, install VPN (Virtual Private Network) on your computer or device. This fools your device into thinking you're on campus! (You may also need to click on the VPN app icon every time you sign in.)
Find digitized archival collections of primary source material related to your topic by doing very precise searches online.
Do a Google search for your topic or person and add these words and phrases:
From the Google results, click on: Settings > Advanced Search
You can then narrow your search by entering .edu or .gov or .org in the Site or Domain box
Experiment with terms using the "find pages with" fields. Think carefully about language of discipline and time.
Check the Latin American Studies Guide Primary Sources Page for more resources.