Play around with keywords when searching for scholarly articles in these databases. Use synonyms and conduct multilingual searches when necessary. You can also add and take away search terms in order to create broader and more narrow searches, as well as keywords that specify time period and geographic location. Once you've conducted a search, it's good practice to use the filters on the left side of the database to limit format (scholarly article, news, etc), date of publication, and more.
When you get started on a research project, you're going to want to get a feel for what scholarly work has already happened around your topic. I recommend Academic Search Premier, Google Scholar, OneSearch, Jstor and Muse for initial searches. After these initial searches, you're going to want to try searching in some discipline specific databases ↑
Full-text publications from all academic areas of study, including the sciences, social sciences, humanities, education, computer science, engineering, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, and ethnic studies.
Searches across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations. For on campus or GU-authenticated users, results contain links to electronic full text from GU-subscribed content, especially journal articles. (If off campus, click on Settings and then on Library Links. Type Georgetown in the search box.)
HoyaSearch is the GU Library's discovery layer and catalog. HoyaSearch data comes from Georgetown and WRLC Consortium holdings, many of the Georgetown databases, and a variety of other resources. You can find books, journal and newspaper articles, encyclopedias, images and media, and primary sources in HoyaSearch.
Provides access to scholarly journals in the fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics and many others. Full text is available for titles marked with a green arrow.
Although Latin American Studies is interdisciplinary in nature, you can benefit from conducting searches in these different discipline-specific databases. Identify your discipline of interest below and begin searching:
Based on an international selection of journals and other serials, conference papers, books, and dissertations. Includes book, film and software reviews. Major areas of coverage include anthropology, collective behavior, community development, disaster studies, education, environmental studies, gender studies, gerontology, law and penology, marriage and family studies, medicine and health, racial interactions, social psychology, social work, sociological theory, stratification, substance abuse, urban studies and violence.