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POLS 202: Introduction to American Government & Politics (Nelson): Find Scholarly Journals

Before You Search...

Before you search, make sure you know
  • how to construct searches based both on your case AND on the larger civil rights issues involved

Find Scholarly "Peer-Reviewed" Articles through the Holman Library

Scholarly "Peer-Reviewed" Articles through the Holman Library

1. Click the link above to access the Holman Library One Search which searches for books, videos, journals and more.
 
2. You will need to construct a search and perform at least a couple different searches.
  • Click images to enlarge and see all examples below:

SEARCH FOR ARTCLES ABOUT THE CASE:

search on case name in quotes

DO DIFFERENT, SEPARATE SEARCHES FOR ARTICLES ABOUT THE CIVIL LIBERTY OR CONSTUTITIONAL ISSUE:

1. Add one civil liberty concept word in the first search box.   If there are synonyms or related words to that concept you have the option to add them with an "OR" 2. "AND" focuses and narrows your search 3. To find a legal focus to your civil liberty, add this phrase exactly in the second search box: legal OR court OR constitutional OR "civil rights"

3. Filter in the left column by show only = PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS

filter by show only = peer-reviewed journals

4. Click "view online" to read the article:

click "view online" to read the article

 
6. The library has articles in different vendor "platforms," so the interfaces may look slightly different, but the strategies to manipulate the articles are similar:

 

6A. Manipulate the article - EBSCO platform

 

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  1. Read the abstract (summary) to determine if the article is relevant to your needs
  2. Click "full text" to read the entire article. Double check to make sure it meets the criteria for a scholarly "peer-reviewed" article
  3. "Subject terms" may be helpful for future searches that you perform
  4. Save a link to this article so you can access it later
  5. There is a database-generated citation, but they are occasionally incorrect.
  6. There are the pieces of info that you can use to create  a citation on your own
6B. Manipulate the article - PROQUEST platform

 

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  1. Read the abstract (summary) to determine if the article is relevant to your needs
  2. Click "full text" to read the entire article. Double check to make sure it meets the criteria for a scholarly "peer-reviewed" article
  3. "Subject terms" may be helpful for future searches that you perform
  4. Save a link to this article so you can access it later
  5. There is a database-generated citation, but they are occasionally incorrect.
  6. There are the pieces of info that you can use to create a citation on your own

Selected Legal Repositories

These legal repositories can be helpful for finding analysis of court decisions, their influence and their impact on society.

Search in Specific Databases and Journals

  • You may wish to search in specific legal databases:
  • You may wish to search specific legal journals:

Example of how to search within one specific journal:

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