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National Scholarship Support

Use this guide to help get your research started when applying for national scholarships.

Your Librarian

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Megan Hodge
Contact:
Cabell Library
Room 121-E
(804) 827-3910

Find Country Information

Find information useful to your grant proposal.  The most effective way to do this?  Contact a librarian who can help you determine what you need, and find helpful info and resources.


Find useful information about the country in which you wish to study:

Find Sources in Your Discipline

While the gold box on the library's homepage is a good place to find preliminary information on your research problem, subject-specific databases (collections of articles) will be more useful for your advanced research needs.

1. To access these databases, peruse the list of subjects:

2. Next, identify the disciplines your research project falls under. Think broadly; researchers investigating the example topics below would look at databases in the following disciplines:

  • representation of black female background dancers in hip hop music videos:  diversity, gender, race, and ethnicity; sociology; arts, performing
  • brain drain of German doctors to other countries:  history; sociology; medicine; nursing
  • the effects of childhood autonomy over school and leisure time:  education; medicine; public health; psychology

3. Click a topic and then choose a sub-topic (as pictured below):

4. This will take you to a research guide listing the best databases and other resources on your topic, as well as listing the librarian who specializes in that research discipline.

Added bonus: each one will direct you to a librarian who specializes in research in that discipline!