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Background Information can save you tons of time by giving a big-picture, general overview of your topic that will help you learn about major aspects of your topic, help you create good search keywords and make it easier to pick a specific controversy within that topic. Here are some good places to start:
Find Articles
Start here: www.lib.utexas.edu > Research Tools > Find Articles Using Databases

Multidisciplinary
  • Academic Search Complete and Academic OneFile - scholarly journals and magazines
  • LexisNexis Academic - Local, national and international newspaper articles.
  • JSTOR -  scholarly journals from across academic disciplines
  • Ethnic NewsWatch  - Full text newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic and minority press in the U.S.
  • Google Scholar :  Use Google to search for scholarly books and articles.  Access it through the Libraries web site so you are connected to the full text of items in the libraries' collections.

Subject-specific

Can't find the Article? 
Follow to see if it is available in another database or in print in the library.
Find Books - Library Catalog
Start here: www.lib.utexas.edu > Research Tools > Library Catalog

Get Help
Contact the course librarians:


AJ Johnson
Public Services Librarian
aj@austin.utexas.edu
495-4586


Christian Kelleher
Benson Archivist
kelleher@austin.utexas.edu
495-4581


Margo Gutierrez -
Librarian for U.S. Latin@ Studies
mgutierrez@austin.utexas.edu
495-4589

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