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Geography & Regional Planning: GARP 210

Database Recommendations

All of the databases below are possibilities for finding information for your assignment. They are listed in order of recommendation. 

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Some possible questions

How do you make sure that the articles you find are scholarly?

All of the databases wil have an option to limit your results. Look for a check box that says Scholarly and/or Peer Reviewed. Checking this box will ensure that all of the articles in your results list are scholarly. 

What is the best way to search the database?

Databases prefer keyword searching, so make sure you take your key concepts and give each one its own search box. For this particular assignment your keywords are likely to be the country you've chosen and your development issue.

For Example: Kenya AND Literacy

What if you don't find any results?

Depending on the combination of country and issue, you may find many articles or very few. If you don't find viable results, try thinking about broadening your keywords, or consider trying another database from the list.

What if we don't have the article you need in full text?

You can order any articles that you need through interlibrary loan services. The link for which is provided below.

 

Interlibrary Loan

Organization Websites

Human Development Reports

World Bank (Countries)

Use "Books and Videos" tab to search Quicksearch for more books and reports by these organizations

Liquid Galaxy

Visit Liquid Galaxy to explore countries in Street View. Liquid Galaxy is located on the mezzanine of the library (this map shows you what countries are available in Street View - https://www.google.com/streetview/understand/).

577 Western Ave, Westfield, MA 01086

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