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Academic Search CompleteA multidisciplinary database providing full-text access to scholarly and popular journals in broad areas of academic study, as well as indexing and abstracts of additional titles unavailable in full text. Coverage: 1990-present.
Anthropology PlusA compilation of the American Anthropological Literature and the British Anthropological Index Online, providing indexing of journals in anthropology, ethnology, archaeology, folklore, material culture, and interdisciplinary studies from the late 19th century to the present.
AnthroSourceFull-text online editions of numerous journals in anthropology and related fields, presented by the American Anthropological Association.
Worldwide Political Science AbstractsProvides citations, abstracts, and indexing of the international literature in political science and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, and public administration/policy.
Historical AbstractsBibliographical coverage of the history of the world (excluding the U.S. and Canada) from 1450 to the present, with article abstracts from over 2,000 journals -- covering 1954 to the present -- plus citations to books and dissertations
Humanities International IndexA bibliographic index of over 1,700 U.S. and international journals in the humanities, covering articles, essays, reviews, and creative work in poetry, fiction, and visual arts.
ATLA Religion DatabaseAn index of scholarly articles, reviews, and essays on religion and theology, primarily covering 1949 to the present.
PAIS IndexThe PAIS International database is concerned with current public policy issues and emphasizes factual and statistical information. Print and electronic academic journals in the social sciences are indexed with particular attention to articles that bear on public policy, administration, and legislation.
EconLitThe American Economic Association's online bibliography of over 120 years of economics literature, including journal articles, books, book reviews, working papers, and dissertations. Subtopics include economic and monetary theory, labor economics, and international, regional, and urban economics.
ScopusThe largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed research literature in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences and Arts & Humanities.
Please note: there are problems with the Scopus service. Full-text links and exports to some citation managers are not working. A workaround to get the full text is to copy and paste the article title into ONE SEARCH on the library home page, and you'll be able to access the full text.
Google ScholarGoogle Scholar indexes many scholarly journals, theses, books, and white papers from academic and society publishers. It also indexes patents and some case law.
Articles in scholarly/academic journals, especially PEER-REVIEWEDjournals are particularly important to college research.
Look for check boxes in databases to limit your search resultsto articles in scholarly, peer-reviewed journals.
Have an article citation from a bibliography? Search for the title in OneSearch to see if full text is available in Colby databases.
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Grey Literature is material that has NOT been published by commercial publishers. This includes working papers, reports, policy briefs, blogs and dissertations.
Grey literature can have the advantages of immediacy and/or divergent points of view, however, all grey literature should be very carefully scrutinized and evaluated.
CIAO - Columbia International Affairs OnlineFull text of the publications of CIAO, with research in international affairs from a variety of sources such as conference papers, foundation-funded research projects, policy briefs, working papers, books, and journals.
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Many websites and subscription databases allow you to create a newsfeed tailored to your specific country and/or interest area. If you need help with this, just let me know.
Always check an item'sbibliography, notes, references or works cited page.
This is not only to check an author's evidence, but to find additional sources for your research.
Google Scholar and some databases also allow you to look forward in time at more recent articles and books that cite the item you're looking at. Just enter the title of the work in Google Scholar and look for the Cited By link.