Databases: Best Bets for E-42B
Databases are like lenses: they change what you see and how you see it -- and they offer you easy and efficient ways to bring your questions into sharper focus.
You may not need to range beyond HOLLIS for this assignment, but if you do -- or if you want to do some controlled exploration, we recommend:
An excellent next step after you've sampled what's available in HOLLIS
Like HOLLIS, it's also multidisciplinary in its coverage and it also provides you with a range of article types (some scholarly, some not). But while still broad, it's a smaller universe than HOLLIS.
Depending on your topic, in fact, searching in ASP may even be a more efficient route to quality information, simply because it will deliver a more manageable result set.
This databases overs core scholarly journals in 75 fields; historical fields are represented ery well here.
Some of JSTOR's content is open access and easily discoverable on the web; some is made available only because of your Harvard affiliation and the library's subscription to JSTOR. The most recent issues of journals may not however, if they are behind the database's 1-5 year "moving wall."
The "gold standard" for world history (excluding the U.S. and Canada) from 1450-present.
An essential database for research into government, public policy, studies of political behavior, process, leadership -- and more.