Before you start searching, consider what discipline may provide research on your topic. Is your topic related to history? Sociology? Medicine? Depending on your research topic, you may want to explore some subject-specific databases, as well as multidisciplinary databases.
Spend some time brainstorming keywords and search terms. Use subject headings or descriptors to help generate more search terms.
When you find a good article, look at its Works Cited or list of References. This will often lead you to other useful sources.
The Library's OneSearch also searches across most of our article databases simultaneously. Use OnesSearch to get a quick overview of your topic or to find scholarly journal articles.
For a more focused searched, try one of these recommended databases:
Other Best Bets:
Interested in exploring more databases? Check out the library's complete list of databases.