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Global Studies Senior Capstone Project

This guide provides support for students completing the Global Studies Senior Capstone Project

Literature Databases--An Overview

The Purdue Library Catalog can be helpful in browsing books in the Purdue collection. The catalog also allows you to search for whole journal issues by performing a "Journal Search" and searching the journal title.

However, Literature Databases are tools that enable library users to perform more targeted searches for scholarly literature. These databases are usually designed according to subject and can either simply index an article (or book chapter) or provide the article in full-text.

Tool Features:

  • Subject-specific limiters to refine search results (e.g. historical time period, age group, etc.)
  • Controlled vocabulary determined by field experts to classify articles for structured searching
  • Records providing bibliographic information for sources both within and without Purdue
  • Folder creation capabilities for account holders

General or Multidisciplinary Literature Databases

For some relevant subject-specific databases, browse Resources by Theme in this guide.

The following databases are multi-disciplinary databases and can be helpful for searching for research works that don't have a clear disciplinary home: