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PSCI 3140: LGBT Politics in America

Library research guide for PSCI 3100

Academic Search Complete

Academic Search Complete is a multidisciplinary database that provides a scholarly collection of full text journal coverage for nearly all academic areas of study - including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, and ethnic studies, etc. 

1) Go to Academic Search Complete (if you are off campus, you will be asked to enter your EUID and Password) and enter your search term in the search box (see "domestic partnership" highlighted in yellow below- the phrase "domestic partnership" is in quotes so that your search results will only return results with those two words back to back) then click the Search button to the right of the text field.

2) On the results page you will have more than 400 results which is too many for this project. Try some of the limiters circled in red including clicking on the box next to Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals, Publication Date, or one of the Subject Thesaurus Term suggestions to narrow (make more specific) your results. You can also add an additional search term such as benefits (highlighted in yellow below.) For this particular search, add the search term and limit to peer reviewed which should give you about 30 results more specific to your topic.

3) Review your results, if you are satisfied with the articles you got from your search, you can begin reading, if not, you can try adjusting your search terms to find what you are looking for. Other suggested search terms for this resource could include, but are not limited to: "same sex" and adoption and "religious aspects" or “domestic partnership registry.” If you need help just Ask Us!

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