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IDS 428: Agricultural Revolutions

LibGuide for IDS 428 and associated classes

Finding articles

Use the curated selection of databases below to find academic articles for your research. Remember that searching databases is different than searching Google. The most efficient searches will use Boolean operators to return the best results. This guide, created by MIT Libraries, has a lot of useful advice.

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Sociology, anthropology, and political science

  • Anthrosource: An evolving, interactive repository of research and communications tools designed to bring the most credible and relevant of anthropological scholarship together in one place.
  • SocINDEX with Full Text: This database provides the world's most comprehensive and highest quality sociology research.
  • Humanities International Complete: Humanities International Complete is a comprehensive database of humanities content.
  • JSTOR: JSTOR is a digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources. Use the Help link to find tutorials for using this database.
  • Academic Search Premier: Over 8,200 publications are available in this multi-discipline database, with full text for nearly 4,650 of those titles.
  • ProQuest Sociology: Sociological and social work research including culture and social structure, history and theory of sociology, social psychology, substance abuse and addiction, and more.
  • Project Muse: Project Muse provides online access to the full-text of over 200 scholarly journals in arts and humanities, social sciences and mathematics.
  • Proquest Political Science: Political science and international relations journals, dissertations and working papers on topics such as comparative politics, political economy, international development, and environmental policy.

DBs - environmental science

Environmental studies and biology

  • ProQuest Agricultural and Environmental Science Database: Articles plus searchable charts, figures, graphs, maps, photographs and tables representing all major environment topics.
  • Science in Context: Reference content plus magazines, journals, news sources, experiments, and more. Covering earth science, life science, space, technology, mathematics, science history, and biography.

Newspaper databases

  • Newspaper Source Plus: Newspaper Source Plus includes more than 700 full-text newspapers, providing nearly than 31 million full-text articles. In addition, the database features more than 677,000 television and radio news transcripts.
  • US Newsstream: News content from many national and international newspapers, newswires and selected news magazines.