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English 383: AP Language & Composition - Synthesis Project: Humanities & Periodical Database Resources

Midas' Daughter Turned to Gold

from A Wonder Book for Boys and Girls by Nathaniel Hawthorn. 1893.

Secrets of Super Searchers: Database Searching

1) More specific keywords lead to more specific results.  If you're interested in research on how people assess physical beauty, combine search terrms that reflect what you're seeking, for example: beauty AND psychol* AND research.

2) Limit your search to the kinds of documents you are seeking.  Each database is a bit different, but if you can avoid book reviews and select feature articles, cover stories, essays, you will get more targeted results than if you don't use the limiters.

3) Refine your search terms as necessary.  If you find that authors are using different (or additional) terms to describe your topic, use the terms you find in your search. (e.g. many authors & researchers use wealth and/or income when describing money as it relates to individuals), search again using the terms you find.

Scholarly Articles & Literary Criticism

All of these resources require passwords for home access.  See box at right for access information.

General Magazines, Newspapers, & Journals

Home Access to Databases

All GBS Library databases and e-books are accessible from home with your GBS Username & Password. 

If you see the screen shown below, use your GBS username and password (the same ones you use to login to the GBS computers & Power School) to log in:

If you don't see this screen but are still asked for a username and password:

Click HERE** to access the old-school password list and use the passwords on the list to log in.

If you are having login trouble, please let the Library know by filling out this brief Login Problems Form  so we can fix it.

**You will have to be logged into your GBS Google Apps account to access the document.


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