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Honors 292 Social/Behavior Topics: RACE AND POLICING IN AMERICA

Library Resources

UD librarians are ready to support you as you're here working hard. Check out some of these key resources, chat with us using the Ask the Library box, or email your subject librarian, Alison Wessel. For all of our resources, visit library.udel.edu.

Exploring Your Topic

Spend several minutes exploring your topic using Google, Wikipedia, or the library reference databases linked below. To access the databases, use the “Connect to Resource” button and login with your UD credentials (just like email) if prompted.

Scan a few articles. 

  • List important or new vocabulary related to your topic.
  • List people or groups impacted by your topic.
  • What is something new or unexpected you discovered about your topic? 
  • What do you still want to find out? Make a list of questions (large or small) that you’d like to address through your research. 

Finding Sources

Search in DELCAT for books and articles on your topic

  • Use the CITE button to save the citation for sources you want to explore further.
  • Use the SHARE button to save a link to the catalog record so you can get back to it quickly.

Identify subject databases related to your topic.

  • Perform a search using different combinations of keywords you identified when exploring your topic. 
  • Note SUBJECT TERMS listed in articles of interest. Consider adding those into your search.
  • Use the CITE tool on the source page to save citations of sources you want to explore further.
  • Download the PDF of the articles you want to read. 

TIP: The easiest way to get back to articles you didn't download but have the citation for is to paste just the title into the DELCAT search box. You can then download the article or use the SHARE button to save a stable link to get back to it. 

Searching for Sources

Multidisciplinary Databases 

Explore the Newspapers research guide for other titles and collections. 

Start your search in the above Google Scholar link so that you are identified as a UD student. This will display the Get It! links to articles held at the library. 

 

Not Seeing the Get It! Links?

Check your settings to ensure University of Delaware - Get It! is on your Library Links

 

Citing Your Sources

Log Your Research