The best search terms will be the main concepts in your research topic. Take the time to choose them carefully, and your searches will be more successful.
Research question: How does globalization affect women in developing countries? Search terms: globalization, women, developing countries
Depending on what database you're using, you may find that the terms women and globalization are sufficient without the phrase developing countries. This is especially likely when searching for a book. There may be a book about women and globalization that has a chapter on developing countries, but the whole book is not on that particular aspect.
You should have at least two concepts for your research topic, only one will be too broad, making it difficult to research and to write about.
When searching in an article database, the more specific search terms are usually more successful, and you would probably use all three concepts.
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Canadian Points of View is a full text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue.
Subject: Environment, health, human rights, crime, race, technology, substance abuse, and many more.
Canadian Business & Current Affairs (CBCA) Complete combines full text and indexed content from all four CBCA database subsets
Subject: Covers current events, business, science, the arts, and academic information as produced in Canada.
Early Canadiana Online (ECO) is a full text, searchable, online collection of more than 3,000 books and pamphlets documenting Canadian history from the first European contact to the late 19th century.
The Library subscribes to the Arts & Sciences Collection I, II, III, IV and Complement.
Subject: General/multidisciplinary; science; business; humanities and social sciences; botany; ecology and mathematics.
Project Muse provides online access to a comprehensive selection of prestigious humanities and social sciences journals.
Subject: Humanities, arts and social sciences journals from 60 scholarly publishers.
The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection provides digital access to the most comprehensive collection of American Periodicals published between 1691 and 1877. Over seven million pages from more than 7,600 periodicals are available full text.
Contains more than 4,000 articles on BC places and things; historic and colour photographs; statistics, maps, tables, charts and diagrams; sound and video clips; feature articles and essays; and links to Web sites.
The Encyclopedia contains more than 30,000 multimedia items including images, maps, games, audio and video. Multimedia is augmented through acquisition and partnerships with Maclean’s magazine and The Canadian Press. The new interactive features include curated content exhibits, interactive timelines, immediate updates of important events and a user-generated content map that invites Canadians to share their stories. The site also offers a new learning centre for teachers and parents that contains classroom resources, quizzes and themed study guides.
Index is a collection of journal article citations published in the BC Studies journal. Citations are organized by subject, authors/titles and book reviews in alphabetical order. Use the index to find articles on a particular topic or written by a specific author in the BC Studies journal.
Index is a compilation of academic and scholarly journal article citations from a wide range of subject areas published between 1920 to 1968. Article citations are organized by subject, author and corporate name, in alphabetical order.
The Canadian Historical Review offers an analysis of the ideas, people, and events that have molded Canadian society and institutions into their present state. Canada's past is examined from a vast and multicultural perspective to provide a thorough assessment of all influences.
The mandate of the Journal of Canadian Studies / Revue d'études canadiennes is first, to publish the best scholarship about Canadian history, culture and society, whether the researcher is junior or senior, living in Canada or abroad; and second, to serve as a vehicle for disseminating solid, original research about Canada that falls between the cracks of more narrowly defined journals.
The Canadian Journal of History/Annales canadiennes d’histoire (CJH/ACH) is a peer-reviewed journal of general history publishing in both English and French. Geared to all professional historians, as well as to anyone interested in historical scholarship, it features articles and reviews by experts, and invites contributions from all areas of history. The journal has resisted the trend toward increased specialization and offers an excellent way to keep up with developments across the discipline. CJH is available online only.
Acadiensis was established in 1971 in order to promote the study of the history of Atlantic Canada. From the beginning, the region and its history have been broadly defined. The scope includes not only the territory of Canada's four Atlantic Provinces but also northern New England, the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the North Atlantic as they impinge on the history of the region. Contributors have included historians (who account for the largest single group of authors) as well as specialists in historical geography, economic history, folklore, literature, political science, anthropology, sociology, law and other fields. Comparative studies dealing with more than one region are also welcome