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Finding Articles
Poverty Studies

Washington and Lee libraries subscribe to several commercial databases which are especially useful for identifying journal articles, essays, books, reports, and other materials relevant to research on poverty, income inequality, and human capability.


Each of these databases specializes in coverage of a particular poverty-related subject area, such as economics, sociology, legal issues, history, politics and public policy, or psychology.
These specialized resources, which are the most important article databases for in-depth poverty research, are listed here.

In many cases, you may choose to start your database research with more general-purpose databases -- those with broader subject coverage, albeit with much less coverage of scholarly/academic sources.

Of these, Academic Search Complete probably is the preferred starting point. There are other general-purpose databases.

Another approach is to find articles, reports, and other documents created by public policy groups.

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