We have many more Databases but here are the ones we think of first for finding journal, magazine, and newspaper articles for topics of interest in this class:
Also --- not an index to articles but an index to another type of information:
Tip: Search Google and filter your results by .gov (or .mil).
Reference sources can help you find and develop a research topic by providing background information, facts, statistics, dates and other general information on most topics.
We look for newspaper coverage to tell about events as they happened, usually without the advantage of longer analysis and sometimes with eye-witness accounts.
But accessing newspaper content can be a challenge. This guide helps with the locating newspapers in the University Libraries:
If you have a particular newspaper in mind and want to know if you can access it at UT-Austin, use:
Sometimes using a newspaper's website or through another source, you may learn about an article not available to us at UT. That is when you should ask for a copy of the article through interlibrary library loan. At UT, the service is offered through:
1. Background information
2. Find articles using library databases. For example:
Think of the official or scientific terms for common words e.g. "unmanned aircraft" for drones or "hydraulic fracturing" for fracking.
If you need articles related to GMOs and their benefit to society consider using terms like “agricultural productivity” or hunger. If you are lacking information on the negative side try adding terms like “health risks" or environmental.
Example search results:
There is no one “right” way to search. These are just a few tips and suggestions, if you are having trouble finding information – email me! I can help with choosing keywords or recommend databases and other resources.
Ask for help if you
Sometimes you want to know what a particular person has written. That person may be a professor, a person in the news or the author of something you have just read. To search by author:
Cite Your Sources is a guide to help you:
If you need help, please contact a member of the library staff.
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