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BIOL 342 (Carberry-Goh) - New Plagues: Find Articles

LibraryAnswers: Databases

Answers to frequently-asked questions from our Q&A site, LibraryAnswers.


Places to Look

The following are databases that make a large number of periodicals searchable. In some cases you will be searching the full-text of articles by default, in other cases only the title, abstract, and subjects. Look for an "Advanced Search" link to see more options.

Advanced Search Screen

Words to try:

  • communicable diseases
  • [name of your disease]
  • [region you are researching]
  • political ecology
  • public health
  • water supply
  • food supply
  • sanitation
  • poverty
  • corruption

Relevant Journals

Instead of searching a database, you could go straight to one of these journals and browse the contents. This can be a good way to see what scholars are currently writing about. Or, click "Search within this publication" and add keywords related to your topic.