On the Online Resources Page, there are listed three kinds of journal databases. One is for primary sources online, one is for Mount Saint Mary's proprietary (subscribed to) databases, and the third is for free online sites of use in this course. In any database you must clearly state your search query. The occupations your professor has listed, in the early modern period, are a good starting place. Using the term "Early Modern England" and the trade is a great basic search strategy.
Below are some terms that are used and some which are augmented for clarity:
|Most databases offer an option to limit your search to scholarly or peer-reviewed articles. While this option can be helpful, be aware that the databases can sometimes be inconsistent (and questionable) in what they identify as scholarly or peer-reviewed. Ultimately, you will want to make the determination of whether or not an article is appropriate for your needs using some of the strategies listed below or in consultation with your professor.|
Scholarly or peer-reviewed articles usually have the following features:
Is it peer-reviewed?