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SSCI 301: Introduction to the Social Sciences (Spring 2021) (Professor Weigt)

Searching in JSTOR and Google Scholar

Research articles in JSTOR:

JSTOR is a multidisciplinary database providing access to a wide breadth of scholarship including books, journals, and primary sources. For those of you searching for critical theories related to your angle of advocacy, I recommend giving this database a try. Its search functions are slightly different from the other databases we've covered, so here are some strategies to try:

  • Select Advanced Search (under the Basic Search box)

 

Searching JSTOR

 

  • Further refine by searching against your initial set of results.

 

Refine JSTOR searches

 

  • You may limit to journal articles by checking the "Journals" box; the vast majority of resources in JSTOR are peer-reviewed, including books. However, if you are unsure, check the source of your article (Journal name) and the publisher by doing a simple Google search. If you're still unsure, reach out to a librarian or your professor.

Research articles in Google Scholar CSUSM:

  • Please remember to use the Library's access point to Google Scholar CSUSM (linked in the heading of this section) to get to full-text articles and other research

 

Refining your search in Google Scholar CSUSM