Use a journal article database to identify articles. To choose one:
Select Databases / By subject A to Z on the library home page.
Choose a subject area relevant to your topic, e.g., Canada, History, Literature
Key databases are listed below.
Once you are in the index, you must enter a search strategy to find articles on your topic. Think about different terminology. If you are looking for older articles from the mid-20th century or earlier, you may need to use dated terms.
Here are some examples:
black canadians and poetry
"black canadians" and poetry
blacks and canada and poetry
(black canadian* or african canadian*) and poet*
(black* or africa*) and canad* and poet*
(carib* or west indi* or jamaica* or trinidad* or barbad*) and work* and toronto
(for people of caribbean origin in the workforce in toronto)
(black* or africa*) and canad* and curricul*
(for Black or African Canadians and school curricula)
black* finds black or blacks
africa* finds africa or african
canad* finds canada or canadian
work* finds work, worker, workers, workforce
To find an item from a bibliography:
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