This is a database trial that we can access until the end of May.
TIP: To search for two or more terms at a time (e.g. women AND Great Depression), use the Advanced search option and set your search field to Keyword.
Example (click for larger image):
NOTE: The Britannica databases require a username and password to use at home. You can access this information here.
When you use websites for research, be sure to consider the 5 Ws of website evaluation:
Is there an author or sponsoring organization listed on the site?
Is the author qualified to write on the topic?
Is the organization well-known and reliable?
Is the information clear, well-organized, and free of errors?
Does the author list his/her sources and/or provide links to other useful sites?
Does the site look professional?
Is it easy to locate information on the site?
What domain (.com, net, .org, .gov, .edu) does the site use, and what does this tell you?
Does the website have a copyright date or a date on which the information was published or updated?
Has the site been updated recently?
Is it clear that the purpose of the site is to inform readers?
Is the information on the site relevant to your topic?