Interlibrary loan and document delivery system: request anything you can't access, there is no limit to number of requests and no cost to you.
Browser extensions that search for open access versions of articles you may find behind pay walls.
Useful tool for identifying key readings and major theoretical frameworks and research approaches for a variety of topics.
Because Global Studies research topics vary widely and are often interdisciplinary, the Library's discipline-specific databases may not always be the easiest entryway into finding research articles for your project (although many students do work from a political science angle and can start with Poli Sci databases).
Below are some general ideas that I use when helping Global Studies students start their projects.
Most databases the Library pays for are either ProQuest or EBSCO products. They index articles from a variety of journals and provide full text for some of the content. It is possible to search across all ProQuest or EBSCO databases, which is useful when your topic is interdisciplinary, but can sometimes make for a longer and messier list of results.
Go into any ProQuest database, e.g. ProQuest Central --> Change databases (top menu) --> Select all --> Do your search
You will need to check whether the Library has access to the content you find here. Request anything you can't access through document delivery/interlibrary loan.
Self explanatory, but link it to the Library when off campus for full-text access.
Aggregator of open access research papers from institutional repositories around the world.
Five publishers have bought up a large portion of academic journals. One benefit is that you can search across journals on their websites.
Wow, that's a lot of places to check! Do I really have to search each of these? Not necessarily! It depends on your project. There is considerable overlap between some of these resources. If you are doing a comprehensive literature review, you may want to search several or all of these as due diligence.
In contrast to the madness of finding research articles above, there are two main tools for finding books:
Shows what's held at UNC and in the Triangle (you can request books from Duke, NC State and NC Central). Also pulls books from Open Research Library, Directory of Open Access Books, OAPEN and other open access content.
Shows everything held in North American libraries (and beyond): you can request books via Interlibrary Loan.
Books will also show up in some of the databases and aggregators above.
Dissertations and theses can be extremely useful for their research content, as bibliographies, or as models for structuring your own project.
Masters theses and dissertations from UNC.
add documentType:"thesis" to search or select "Thesis" under "Type".
Searches across publications of over 1200 think tanks.