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Getting Started

Google is a great place to get started, especially if there's a handy wikipedia page right near the top. Remember to use your term diaries to keep track of words and phrases you find so that you can use those in future searches both here and elseshere.

Another great place to start is a reference source. These are written for an academic audience and the best entries are those that give you clues about where you might look next (other entries, similar names, and especially "further reading").

Finding Articles

Remember to try keyword searches, examine the information for relevant looking articles, and make notes about the subject terms that you find there. Then you can do a combination of subject and keyword searching. If you should find an article that looks good but does not have the full text attached, click the "Find It" button to see if we have that article elsewhere at Carleton. Remember that you can instantly limit most searches so that you get only scholarly articles.

  • Academic Search Premier
    A multi-disciplinary database of scholarly articles, newspaper articles, and magazine articles. "Globalization" is a subject term, but remember that many useful articles may not explicitly say that they're about globalization, so try several searches using different words.
  • ProQuest
    Another multi-disciplinary database of scholarly, newspaper, and magazine articles. This database has many more newspaper sources than Academic Search Premier does. It also does not show the subject headings associated with a record unless you begin with a subject search. You can search the "Topics" section to find these subjects, if you like. "Globalization" is a subject term, but try other words, too.
  • LexisNexis Academic
    Access to thousands of newspapers. Experiment with different collections of newspapers beyond the default "Major U.S. and World Publications." Even more options are available under the "News" tab.
  • ProQuest Newsstand Complete
    Even more newspaper sources! If you click "More Search Options" you'll be able to choose a "Document type" such as an editorial, cartoon, or cover story.

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