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Poverty in America: Articles on Your Topic

Developed for World Challenge 2012. At the edge of poverty: empowering women to change their lives and their world.

Finding Articles & Current Research on Your Topic

On this page you'll find e-resourcesdatabases we subscribe to that contain articles and other information from sources like scholarly journals and reference books. 

They include articles from both scholarly and popular sources, so be sure to pick the most appropriate information by evaluating your sources.

Recommended E-Resources

Link Google Scholar to Simmons Library Resources

 

Google works with libraries to determine which journals and papers they've subscribed to electronically, and then links to articles from those sources when they're available. Once you configure the Library Links settings in Google Scholar, links to the full text of articles will display in your Google Scholar results when they are available through Simmons Library.

Use Google Scholar From On-Campus

      To make these links appear, just access Google Scholar from any Simmons computer and the links will automatically be included.

Configure Google Scholar From Off-Campus

  1. Click on Settings link in the upper right corner of Google Scholar.
  2. Choose "Library Links" on the left, type Simmons Library and click the "Search" button.
  3. If prompted, check "Simmons College - Check Simmons Full Text" and "Simmons College - Cengage Gale Full Text" from the list of results.
  4. Click the blue "Save" button.
  5. Start searching Google Scholar with links to our library's resources (you may need to log in to access these resources).

 

Citation Searching

Did you know?

Resources like Web of Science and Google Scholar will show you cited and citing references for any article you find in them. 

Searching Tips

Keywords are...

  • A good way to start a search.
  • Important concepts in your own words.
  • Found anywhere in the article (title, author, subject terms, etc.).
  • Very flexible.


Connecting concepts...

  • Join similar ideas or alternate term with "OR."
  • Link different parts of your topic with "AND."
  • Exclude concepts with "NOT."

Limit to Peer-Reviewed or Scholarly articles...

  • This is part of the publication & editorial process for academic and research journals.  Being peer-reviewed is a sign that a paper's author(s) have done a certain level of due diligence in their work, their research is complete, manages conflicts-of-interest, and is fair and objective.

Narrow the Date Range...

Still not finding anything?  Ask a Librarian!