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Introduction to Global Politics (POSC 2200): Scavenger hunt-how to search the databases

Scavenger hunt - where to find these journals

Articles found for the scavenger hunt are only to be from 30 peer-reviewed Political Science journals, which are all listed in your assignment as well as listed below.  Twenty-two journals are indexed in the EBSCO database Academic Search Complete, five are indexed in a Proquest database called Political Science Database, and three titles will need to be searched individually.  

Journals Indexed in Academic Search Complete (EBSCO): 

Climate Policy; European Journal of International Relations; Environmental Politics; Global Environmental Politics; Globalizations; International Affairs; International Feminist Journal of Politics; International Relations; International Security; International Studies Perspectives; International Studies Quarterly; Journal of Human Rights; Journal of International Relations and Development;  Journal of Peace Research; Journal of Conflict Resolution; Millennium; New Political Economy; Review of International Political Economy; Review of International Studies; Security Dialogue; Security Studies; South Atlantic Quarterly

Journals Indexed in Political Science Database (Proquest):

Global Governance; Global Policy; International Politics; International Political Sociology; International Organization

Search for these journals in OneSearch:

Global Studies Quarterly; International History Review; Journal of International Political Theory

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Scavenger hunt - how to search the databases for these journals

For the scavenger hunt, you'll need to find two databases, Academic Search Complete (ASP), and Political Science Database (PSD).

You'll find them by clicking on the above link, and then searching for the names Academic Search Complete under the "A" and Political Science Database under the "P".

Below are several short videos that will help you search these two databases.  For a more general overview on how to search Library databases, please go to the "Home" tab above and work through the LRE Library's online tutorial.

Finding OneSearch - for individual journals

In order to search for the journals not in ASP or PSD (see the box to the left), you can use OneSearch, the Library's online catalogue. The above link will take you there. 

You can search for any journal title using the main search box, or the journal search tab at the top of the page.  Once you have found the journal, click on the title link, and then on the online availability link, you can then keyword search for your topic.

To download from OneSearch to Zotero, make sure you are signed in to Onesearch (top right corner). Open the record you want, and look for Export RIS. Click Download.