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HU 3900: Inquiry Seminar - History of Technology: Finding Articles

Professor Constance Clark


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Research Challenge: Use SUMMON to find ONE scholarly article related to your topic. 

Databases by Subject

Suggested Databases

Research Challenge: Use one of the four databases below to find ONE scholarly article related to your topic. 

  • What did you think about the database you tried? 
  • Was the content high quality? 
  • Did the search features help you find what you needed? 
  • What search terms worked?  What didn't? 
  • Would you recommend this to a classmate who needs to find scholarly research?

Filter & Follow Up

  • Scan results: Use subject headings, keywords, and phrases from your search results to refine your keyword searches.
  • Scrutinize article titles, number of pages, and journal title.
  • Browse promising abstract and conclusion sections of long studies.
  • Bibliographies can clue you in on the value of the article as well.
  • Find an interesting author? Search for more articles by that author.
  • Notice an agency, association or expert mentioned in an article? Follow up.

Only Finding a Citation? Get the Full Text

Within most databases, click on the FullTextFinder link to get options for obtaining the full text of the article.