GW Libraries provides you with access to hundreds of databases. Below are two types of databases to use for finding scholarly research on your topic:
2. Subject-specific Databases - These discipline-based databases only contain journals in that field of study. Below are some examples, but a list of all available subjects can be found on the GW Libraries page, Databases by Subject Areas.
***Keep in mind that no one database will search all publications. To be comprehensive, a search must be done in several databases. Ask your subject librarian for advice if you are unsure of databases which best fit your topic.
In addition to using your topic as a search term, you might consider adding one of the kewords below to focus your search results on a specific research methodology.
Select one or more of these to use in your database searching:
|Action research||Descriptive qualitative research||Generic qualitative description||Oral history|
|Activities of daily living||Descriptive qualitative stud*||Grounded theory||Participatory action research|
|Appreciative inquiry||Descriptive stud*||Health-related quality of life||Participant observation|
|Biographical research||Ethnomethodolog*||Lived experience||Qualitative|
|Case stud*||Exploratory stud*||Narrativ*||Qualitative meta-synthesis|
|Constant comparative||Field notes||Naturalistic study||Qualitative method*|
|Content analysis||Field stud*||Observational method*||Qualitative research|
|Conservation analysis||Focus group*||Opinion*||Qualitative stud*|
TIP: Check the document type; Look for these terms: