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Youth Cultures: EDUC 0817 / 0917

Library resources for students in EDUC 0817: Youth Cultures

Find Scholarly Sources

Depending on the culture you choose there are many other possible resources you could search. For example: if music is a defining or major aspect of your culture you may want to search in some of our Music databases. 

As you're viewing database results, remember to carefully evaluate whether a source is appropriate and relevant to your topic. A couple of questions you might ask yourself:

  • What is the journal or publication? Is it in one of the academic disciplines related to the course such as psychology, sociology, cultural studies, etc.?
    • Example: If your topic is skateboarding, you will likely fare best with a source like the Journal of Sport & Social Issues rather than a more medically-based journal such as The Physician and sportsmedicine.
  • How does the content of the source relate back to course themes? Is it, for example, related to identity development?
    • Remember to read the abstract, and make sure the entirety of the source is relevant to your topic. 
    • If you're having trouble locating relevant sources, try adding search terms like "identity", "identity developement" or "social" to your search.

Can't find the full-text of articles?

If the article you have found in a database doesn't have the full-text right there, click on the  button available from most databases to locate the entire article online.

If the article is available online, click on the Article or Journal links.

If your article is not available in print or via another research database, request it using interlibrary loan.