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Comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary resource containing a large number of peer-reviewed journals.
This is good place to start for most topics, including all sciences, religion, law, history, psychology, political science, criminal justice, literature, current events, sociology and communications.
Abstracts and full-text for most journal articles; Varies by title many from 1980s-present
In-depth reports and background information on major current topics and policy issues.
Covering such topics as: social programs, health, social trends, criminal justice, education, the environment, technology, and the economy. Complete summaries, pros and cons, bibliographies and background information are included in each report.; Full-text reports; charts; 1923 - present
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Finding Books in Boatwright Library
To search for books in Boatwright, use the UR Library Catalog . When dealing with a topic that can be used in many fields it is best to add a second word that describes your area of interest, for example, "identity" and "class". Start with a keyword search and when you have found one or two relevant books, examine their subjects headings to help guide further searching, or use terms from the table of subject headings to the left. Remember that books are generally on broad topics and that you are not searching the full text, only the titles, subject headings, and often the table of contents.