Skip to main content
Site Index | Calendar | eLearning | Email | MyUNIverse
Ask Us! | Contact Us | About Us | Services | Research help | Find Articles & Books

Social Welfare: A World View (Choi): Home

Background Information

Use these tools to find the background information about your selected country, including about social welfare/human rights and political systems.

Finding Scholarly Sources

Scholarly sources (5 required) include: 

  • academic/peer-reviewed journal articles (at least 3 of your 5 sources must be in this category)
  • books (including e-books)
  • research reports

Tips for finding sources:

  • Use the OneSearch box on the library webpage
  • Also try specific databases listed below. Note that each has a different focus & may contain different types of sources.
  • Search for specific topics, NOT just a country name. For example, you'll get much more relevant results searching for human trafficking India compared with just searching India.
  • Search by keyword, not long phrases. Skip words like a, an, the, and... Library databases (search engines) ignore these words just like Google does.
  • Once you see some results, use Source Type limit on the left side to narrow to academic journals, books, news, etc.
  • Books (including e-books) might be particularly useful for overviews of historical, cultural, and political information.

Suggested Databases

Subject Guide

Anne Marie Gruber's picture
Anne Marie Gruber
Office hours:
Mondays 1:30-3:30 next to McCollum 201;
Wednesdays 1:30-3:30 outside Sabin 235;
or by appointment