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POLSC 271: Terrorism

Databases with Scholarly Articles

Databases with News and Opinion Sources

Google Scholar & Find It at CSU-Pueblo

Google Scholar

About Google Scholar
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research.

Integration with CSU-Pueblo Library
CSU-Pueblo Library participates in Google's "Library Links" program -- a service which will add full-text links to Google search results and provide you with direct access to library resources. Enabling this service is easy -- once you access Google Scholar, click the "Scholar Preferences" option, then find and select CSU-Pueblo Library in the Library Links section.

Database Search Tips

An important thing to remember is that the names for international terrorist groups have been translated from their original languages, and may have had multiple names as they change over time.

Be sure to find out if there are alternate spellings of and/or names for the group you're investigating. 

  • All databases have a 'wild card' functionality, where a symbol takes the place of a letter or letters- 

example: searching h*zb*llah retrieves documents on hezbollah, hizbollah, hezbullah and hizbullah

  • Using the Boolean OR operator allows you to search groups with multiple designations

example: "Lord's Resistance Army" OR LRA

  • Using phrase searching, as above, retrieves those words in order

examples: "Lord's Resistance Army" "Tamil Tigers" "Sinn Fein"

When using library databases, look for options to help you limit your results. Common limiters include:

  • Full Text
    Results will be only those with full articles attached, not just citations.
  • Scholarly/Peer Reviewed
    Results will come only from academic journals.
  • Date
    Find only recent articles, or articles from certain historical periods.

Need a full article, but only the citation is listed?

  • Click the "Find it @ CSU-Pueblo" icon to see if an article's in a different database. If it's not available, we can request it for you with Interlibrary Loan.