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Development Practice Research Guide

Resources to support the Masters in Development Practice program and other Emory Development Studies programs

Finding Academic Articles in Databases

To find relevant academic, peer-reviewed articles, you'll want to go to to a database. See our Databases page for a list of databases. The library has over 1000 databases to choose from.
A good databases to start with for Development Studies is PAIS:

Other key databases to do searches in are:

These provide citations and/or full text of journal articles, books, and other materials.

Google Scholar searches specifically for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research.

Some key social science journals come from the disciplines of Sociology and Anthropology.

Some important Public Health databases:

Grey Literature

Grey literature refers to materials and research produced by organizations like NGOs and think tanks that are outside of traditional academic  publishing. These materials are not peer reviewed. Devex is a a great website to get grey literature.

Grey literature databases include:

Finding Newspapers

For finding specific newspaper databases related to Development Studies, good options are All and Ethnic Newswatch:

To search through a broad list of newspapers, good bets are Newsbank Access World News, Factiva, and Press Display: