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School of Peace Studies: Selecting the Best Database(s)

General Databases

If you need articles that speak broadly to your topic, try one of these more interdisciplinary research databases:

Academic Search Premier

Business Source Premier

JSTOR

Project Muse


Or use Copley's CatalogPlus from the library homepage as another way to do a broad search for articles.  Enter your keywords in the search box.

Subject-oriented Databases

Need something more aligned with a specific subject? Try the database tab on the library homepage and select Browse by Subject for a list of subject-oriented databases.

Google Scholar

While Google Scholar is not a database, as a search engine, it allows you to search the web for publications from a variety of academic sources.  When you access Google Scholar through the link below, the preference to show in your results when an item is available through USD is already set.

Google Scholar Search

For more tips on using Google Scholar, check out our Google Scholar LibGuide.