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Welcome to the Library Research Guide for WGST 2P91: Historical Perspectives on Women. Use the boxes below to help you in your assignments for this course. Want to learn more? Try the Library Research Guide for Women's and Gender Studies.

Article Databases: Best Bests

Finding articles

Once you have chosen a database, brainstorm some search terms and enter them in the search boxes. Some tips:

  • Combine synonyms or similar concepts using OR (women OR female)
  • Use * to truncate (canad* will find canada, canadian, etc.)
  • Consider using quotation marks to search for a phrase ("middle ages"; "garment worker")
  • Limit to appropriate time period, if possible, or add time period to your search (e.g. search: witchcraft and renaissance)
  • You don't have to use all your keywords in the first search. You can always add more keywords later. More search strategies.

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Scholarly vs. Popular Periodicals

Some scholarly journals are peer-reviewed or refereed.  This means that the articles have been critiqued and evaluated by other researchers and experts in the field.

Also see: Peer-reviewed, popular magazine, or journal? (Brock Library)

Interlibrary Loan/ RACER - articles

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What if Brock does not have the article I need?

RACER Interlibrary Loan allows users to search in all Ontario university and worldwide libraries to place requests for items that Brock does not own.

First-time users need to register & create a PIN. More information here.

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Need help? Watch the RACER Set up and Simple Search video tutorial.