Writing Center: Starting Research

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General Background Information Sources

The libraries have many resources to help students choose and understand their topics. These resources are a starting point where students will find broad information, overviews, or summaries about different topic areas. Students can narrow their topics later by searching in more specialized databases, but may want to start here first.

Links to these resources are located under E-Research Tools on the Library's homepage.

Retrieving Scholarly Articles

To search all of UNC's electronic holdings for journal articles, newspaper articles, e-book content, theses and dissertations, government documents, and more, use our Articles+ search tool. Articles+ searches across all databases with just one click.

If students want more subject-specific resources, scholarly articles are in databases, organized by subject, on the library's E-Research Tools page. Choose a discipline under "By Subject." The list includes subjects such as American Studies, Education, English, Nursing, Public Health, and Social Work, to name a few.

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