Answered By: Erin McDaniel
Last Updated: Oct 13, 2015     Views: 6

To find articles on this topic, go to our A-Z Databases libguide linked below and select the Humanities tab.

This libguide is also available on the library homepage by clicking on the Search Databases link with the magnifying glass icon.

Once you are in the Humanities tab, you will see a list of databases suitable for this type of topic.

Academic Search Complete is a good database to start with. Enter your search terms god AND good & evil. The capitalized AND tells the database to find articles that mention both god and good & evil.

Use the limiters on the left to narrow your results. Definitely check the box next to Full Text. You can check References Available if you want articles with their own Works Cited page. You can adjust the publication date, click the Subject Thesaurus Terms (then the blue Show More link under the short subject list that appears) to select for relevant subjects, and also Geography (use same technique).

Most of the other databases found in the Humanities tab are also from EBSCO, so you will use similar techniques to find articles. ProQuest Research Library is one exception.

Select that database. Enter your terms in the search bar, and check the Full Text box under the bar. Run your search. Again, your limiters will be on the left. You can narrow the publication date range, click Subject to see available subjects (click the More Options link under the short list that appears to see full list) and other limiters, as well. 

If you want to research certain philosophers, you can select the Person limit.

For books, go to our catalog (WorldCat) link below. You can also find this on our home page under Go Straight to the Good Stuff next to the big arrow. The default is All Books in Library. Hit Go to access our catalog. You can click the arrow to select other databases, FYI.

Type your search term into the bar on the WorldCat home page, and hit search. From the result list, you can use the limiters on the left to narrow by format if you have a preference, date, and Subject. The format is listed under the title in the result list. Click on a title to see call number and availability for print books and the link to access for eBooks.

When off campus you will have to log into our article and eBook databases with your last name and 7-digit COM ID.

I'm also including links to a few of our How to libguides for the databases. They have search tips, instructions on obtaining and correcting citations from the databases, and more!

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