Use the facets in the Summon results page to narrow your search. Search using your keywords, then restrict your search to 'Scholarly & Peer-Review' (for example).
Scan entries for new terms to use in your next search.
Another path for locating scholarship is to use Google Scholar.
Google Scholar defines scholarship more broadly than most of your professors, so always double-check to make sure what you're finding is suitable. Google Scholar also includes much material which is not available in the library databases (but is typically available through interlibrary loan).
If you are not on campus, you need to adjust your settings in Google Scholar so it can search the library's databases.
For more information about effective use of Google Scholar, see our handout.
The Daily Life Through History database features:
• "Compiles information from over 45 Greenwood single- and multivolume reference works
• Idea Exchange sections provide students with the opportunity to model their research writing upon thesis-driven, peer-reviewed essays, posing questions such as "Is 'the family' an essential requirement for a stable society?" and "How was the life of the common person most affected by the Industrial Revolution?"
• Video and audio files, maps, and images offer fascinating insights into history"