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Expos 20 | More than A Game

RESOURCES AND STRATEGIES FOR ESSAY 3

Multidisciplinary and Subject Databases (via Harvard Libraries)

All case studies

 

Robeson. Smith and Carlos, Muhammad Ali

 

Meghan Rapinoe 

 

A Note on Google Scholar

 

Google Scholar

Familiar and current, it also searches full-text, which makes it different from the other databases (including HOLLIS) on this guide. 

Full-text searching can be an advantage when you've got a very narrow topic or are seeking a "nugget" that traditional database searching can't surface easily. 

Google Scholar is perfectly acceptable for most general forays into scholarship; its algorithms are excellent and do return relevant results. 

NOTE: One simple change can turn Google Scholar into what's effectively a Harvard database -- with links to the full-text of articles that the library can provide. Here's what to do: 

  • Look to the left of the GS screen and click on the "hamburger" (); then click on 
  • Look for "Library Links." 
  • Then type Harvard University into the search box and save your choice.  As long as you allow cookies, the settings will keep.