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Recommended Databases for Finding Articles
Research by Subject
Still not finding what you need? Check out our other subject-specific resources.
Keep your keywords broad & simple, then get more specific
- use synonyms
there's usually more than one word to describe what you're researching
- use AND and OR
AND will make a search more specific, OR will broaden a search
- use "quotation marks" to search for phrases
"American dream" or "Orange is the New Black"
- use asterisks * for words with multiple endings:
legal* = legalize, legalization, legal, legality, etc.
Finding a Book
- Start at the library homepage: library.missouri.edu
- Click the Books & Media tab
- search by Title, Author, or keyword (topic)
Background Resources for American History
Provides information about what was going on in the United States decade by decade from 1900 to 1999. Includes information on the arts, business, fashion, politics, sports, religion, science, social trends, education and media.
Social Trends and Indicators
Provides in-depth statistics on social issues with expert analyses. Data is drawn from Federal agencies, newspapers and stock exchanges. Individual volumes are titled: 1. Work & Leisure; 2. Community & Education; 3. Health & Illness; and 4. Crime & Justice.