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SSC 350 Global Studies Washington

Welcome to Global Studies Research Guide

Welcome to the Research Guide for Global Studies 350 with Professor Washington.  This guide is prepared for you by the Bowman Library.  We welcome you to reach out to us for help using any of the resources in this guide or for help finding more resources for your research.

Best Resources

Finding Journal Articles

Often your professor will ask you to use scholarly articles, academic articles, or peer-reviewed articles. These are generally all the same thing. They are written by scholars who are experts in their fields and are usually tied to a college or university. They are great for:

  • Credible and trustworthy information
  • Recent findings and research topics in the field
  • Research studies, tables, and data
  • Bibliographies and reference lists.

Background Information

The following databases are good sources for background information about your topic.

Search Tips

Bowman Library has a large variety of books and ebooks that are chosen for their relevance to the courses offered. You can access ebooks directly from the library website whether you are off or on campus. Books and ebooks are good for finding overviews and history of your topic. ‚Äč You don't need to read the whole book to get the information you need for your project; often one chapter of a scholarly book will cover the information you need.

Use Boolean operators:

Use AND in a search to:

  • narrow your results
  • tell the database that ALL search terms must be present in the resulting records

Use OR in a search to:

  • connect two or more similar concepts (synonyms)
  • broaden your results, telling the database that ANY of your search terms can be present in the resulting records

Use NOT in a search to:

  • exclude words from your search
  • narrow your search, telling the database to ignore concepts that may be implied by your search terms


Don't forget about filtering your search results ! Filters in the catalog are located on the left side. You can narrow your search results to format type (ex. books only), specific years, and more.

The location of filters in each database varies, but look at the sides of the database you are searching for filtering options. Filters help narrow your results and increase the relevancy of your results.


Use the catalog search above to find eBooks about these theorists. A selection of eBooks is listed here:

You can also search in Credo for information about these theorists.

Find Information at Bowman


Searching the catalog doesn't find everything we have! Check out the tabs below to search for more specific types of information.