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GLBL 100: Intro to Global Studies

A guide supporting the research of students in multiple sections of GLBL 100.

Finding Research Material

Search for sources in different formats, like books, articles, dissertations/theses, and news.

Always access journals and databases through the library website.

If you run into trouble accessing material in the library collection online, try enabling VPN first.

Play around with the keywords you search with, and remember you can browse by subject too.

Expand or tighten the scope of your search terms as needed.

Assess sources for authority and bias!

Recommended Databases

These sources are specific to the study of the issues and topics associated with Global Studies. The University of Illinois Library has many more databases than these few; see the full list!

Recommended Reference Sources

Reference resources, like encyclopedias and dictionaries, provide quick access to reliable facts. For more, check out the library's online reference collection.