For this assignment, you might need a few types of sources:
|Source Type||Start Here|
|Start with the library search bar - advanced search. Try the "peer reviewed" limit. You can also use the recommended library databases.|
|Start with the library search bar - advanced search. You can limit to books. Use the find books tab. Consider publisher and author as you decide if a book is scholarly. You might only read and use the chapters most relevant to your research.|
Searching databases is different than searching Google. Distil what you're looking for into a few key terms or phrases, rather than whole sentences.
|immigrant students||academic achievement||policy debates|
undocumented students (more specific)
achievement (more general)
attitudes (more general/related)
Features PDF content going back as far as 1865, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format. Searchable cited references are provided for 1,000 journals.
Members of the public can read online up to three articles for free every two weeks from a large subset of JSTOR journals via the Register & Read program. This program allows remote access. Non-UT students, faculty and staff who need more articles can contact library staff for other access options.
For more information on ebooks see the Ebook Guide
This video, from RMIT University, explains what a database is...
If you don’t see a .pdf of the article you want, click to find it in another database or in print in the Libraries.
If it is only in print in the Libraries or we don’t own the article, click to have the article emailed to you. This option will take a few days.
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