Answered By: Erin McDaniel
Last Updated: Mar 21, 2016     Views: 3

Hi

Are you a College of the Mainland (COM) student? I ask because your question is more advanced than we usually receive. You've contacted a community college library. If you aren't one of our students, you'll be unable to access our databases. All schools require logins unique to the particular institution.

I am providing resources and links that will help you either way. However, be aware that if you are a student at another college, you should contact your own school library for assistance accessing resources.They will have scholarly databases useful to your topic, and your librarians can assist you with the research process.

In the meantime, I've provided a link to our Open Access Journals & Databases libguide. Each tab has links to different types of resources. You can try the Google Scholar, Open Access Journals & More, and Free Databases tabs. Be aware that many Google Scholar results are actually from scholarly databases that are NOT open access, so it will still be beneficial for you to utilize your own library resources.

You can try searching the phrase "land tilting". Also try "land tenure" and "property rights". You can create a search such as "land tenure" AND "property rights", where the quotation marks tell the database to search the exact phrase, and the capitalized AND tells the database to find articles with both phrases. You can add in urban and your geography terms, as well.

If you are a COM student, go to our A-Z Databases libguide, also linked below. This libguide organizes all of our databases by topic via the tabs at the top. Choose Social Sciences. In the center, you'll see a list of database links in alphabetical order. I tried Academic Search Complete and ProQuest. 

Neither database had more than a few articles that used the phrase land titling, but they both had "land tenure" and "property rights".

If you're off campus, you'll have to log in with your last name and 7-digit COM ID to access the databases.

I'm also including links to How-To libguides for both databases. They include search tips, instructions on narrowing the results using them limiters on the left (Full Text, Publication Date, etc.) and database tools such as obtaining your citation.

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