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VIC168 Identity and Equality in the Public Sphere

Databases for articles on course themes

The list above are merely suggested starting points. There may be other subject -specific collections/databases that are appropriate for your topic and the broader subject realm(s) that it fits within.
You are encouraged to use LibrarySearch (see below) and to also search in different databases within the subject area of your particular topic (different results will rise to the top of the results list for each search tool).

Find other subject-specific databases on the U of T Libraries "Databases by Subject" search. Select an appropriate subject area from the drop-down menu and navigate to the "best bets" databases to perform your searches.

You can also use LibrarySearch from the Library homepage, while it's not exhaustive, it searches many databases and collections at once.

  • use the "Advanced Search" so that you can enter synonymous terms more easily for each key concept/main theme 

screenshot of LibrarySearch with search formula entered accompanying text provides details on search terms

You can use a similar search formula (connecting synonymous terms with "OR) in a subject-specific database (such as those listed above). In fact, you can search for those terms in a more focused manner, searching in the following fields: Subject Terms, Abstracts, Titles or even "Anywhere except full text", an option in Proquest-hosted databases (it searches within the previous 3 fields).  
Different and sometimes more relevant search results will rise to the top in a subject-specific database search.