Search Belk Library's online system to find both library materials and articles in our databases. Use the search box below to do a basic search on library materials and databases.
Finding the right keywords is one of the most challenging parts of the research process. Even for librarians!
Older or more well-known works might have criticism specifically about them. But there's not as much academic writing about popular novels or movies. So to find appropriate, peer-reviewed sources, you might have to broaden your search.
Here are some examples of topics about which you might find scholarly sources:
Also, keep in mind that the databases don't always use the same vocabulary you do. If one term doesn't work, try another.