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Interlibrary loan is a system that allows you to request material from other libraries to be sent to Trent for you to borrow. Normally, there are no costs to use the ILL service. Plan ahead because it can take a few days or even weeks for material to be sent, depending upon availability.
Cultural Studies can involve a wide range of subject areas, so there are a lot of links on this page. Still, if your topic is better suited to another general subject (such as History, English Literature, or Women's Studies), it would be a good idea to check the links on that subject guide as well.
If you're looking specifically for journal articles, start by using one of the indexes listed. Enter some keywords to find out what's been published on your topic. Then use to link from the citations to the articles, when possible. There are several databases in ProQuest which might be useful, so you might want to start with the ProQuest link to search many databases at once. If you don't find the results you hoped for, try altering your search terms or look in a different database. Often, undergraduate students in Cultural Studies have good luck with very general databases, such as Academic OneFile and Academic Search Elite or CBCA and CPI.Q for Canadian topics.
Under "Other Online Resources" find links to some of our more unique databases that might apply to your topic. These include primary documents, images, statistics, and specialized encyclopedias.
The most difficult part of research is finding articles on a topic. This tutorial outlines the process.
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