Go to the library homepage and bookmark it.
Go to the black all-search box and select Advanced Search.
You can select Articles at the top of the search box if you want to limit your search to articles. You can also select Databases A-Z and do searches for articles in any of our specialized databases.
Start with a general periodical database that provides both popular and scholarly articles on many topics.
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FindIt@VU provides direct links from a database citation to the fulltext of the article (if available) and other supporting resources.
You'll also see FindIt@VU buttons in Library Catalog.
An FAQ for FindIt@VU is also available.
1. At the main ProQuest page click on the icon for "Social Sciences" as your subject area.
2. On the Social Sciences page, scroll down and click on the icon for "ProQuest Research Library: Social Sciences."
3. At the "ProQuest Research Library: Social Sciences" page, enter your search and then click on the [search] button.
4. From those results, choose from the "Suggested Topics" if one of the subjects is close to your topic.
5. Look at the results.
Too many results? Consider narrowing your topic.
Too few? Look at the list of results. From the titles of the articles listed, you may see other words or terms that will focus your topic better.
Sample search: death penalty and race
Other sample topics: (1) Legalizing marijuana; (2) hate crimes against gays; (3) music industry and the internet; (4) gun control; (5) media and women's self-image
Sample environmental topics: (1) carbon offsets; (2) overfishing; (3) factory farming; (4) fracking; (5) off-shore drilling