These databases are good sources to find information about your topic:
Google Scholar (Use the search box found on the library's home page)
Finding an Article when you have a Citation
Visit the library's home page and select the Google Scholar link to search the content of Alverno Library's databases as well as the "free" web. Enter the article title into the Google Scholar search box and look for the full text links on the right side of the page. Not finding what you need? Use TOPCAT, the Citation Linker, or Interlibrary Loan to obtain a copy of your article.
Logging in from off campus?
All Alverno electronic resources are available from off campus. Use your Alverno Network Login to access our resources from off campus.
Anybody can and anybody will post anything online. So, how do you find the good stuff? By visiting the library's Best Websites. These quality websites have been vetted by Alverno librarians and are a great place to find free information online. Especially useful will be
Best Websites: Peace Studies.
Not finding what you need? Try using these criteria (courtesy of Kent State University) to evaluate the quality of websites that you find on your own.
Another tip is to use Google's Advanced Search feature which allows you to limit a search by domain. For example, limiting a search to .gov or .edu will only retrieve websites published by government bodies or accredited post secondary educational institutions. There is also a new domain for non-governmental organizations, .ngo .
**Another easy way to find NGO's is to do an advanced Google search:
Use the a search term such as "peacebuilding" and limit your search by the new domain name, ".ngo".