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APS 428: Poverty: Problems & Perspectives

Searching for Resources

In our library catalogue, search by a topic (for example: child poverty). Find a relevant book in your results list, and then look for accurate subject headings in the Description section of the Details screen. Once you know the subject headings for your topic, do a subject (su:) search. Use the filters on the left side of the catalogue screen to limit your results to ebooks, print books, publication year, etc. For more help on searching, go to our library website.   

You could also try an Advanced Search:

  • AND finds results with BOTH terms 
  • OR finds results with EITHER term
  • canad*  finds any ending, e.g. Canada, Canadian

Go to EBSCOhost services and select EBSCOhost Web.  Choose your database(s) and create a search similar to the example below. Finally, you may limit your results by using the filters on the left-hand side of the screen. For example, recently published (in the past 5 years),  and full text articles in peer reviewed journals.  For more help with EBSCOhost databases, go to the library website.     

The truncation symbol (*) finds results with any ending e.g., Christ* with find Christ, Christians, and Christianity.

AND finds results with BOTH terms 

OR finds results with EITHER term 

Go to  our JSTOR database, and try a search after selecting Advanced Search. By placing quotation marks around a phrase, JSTOR will search this exact phrase only, bringing up more accurate results. You may also limit your results by item type, language and discipline. For additional help with JSTOR, look under the Databases tab on the library website.

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