Academic Search Complete can be a good place to begin research. It often can be helpful to identify a few subject-specific databases to search for articles. You can identify appropriate databases by using the Subject Guides available on the Libraries web site or by exploring the Databases by Title list also on the web site. Since we are beginning with a general topic such as the culture of guns in the United States, we'll use the Academic Search Complete database as an example and search for: attitudes and Stalinism. For this type of topic you might also consider some of the Political Science databases as well as possibly History databases.
The record for this item provides us with the basic citation information, access to the full-text (or a link to Find It!), and some possible subject terms that can be clicked on to further expand the research on this topic. If the full-text isn't available, click the Find It! link to discover if we have access to the article in electronic, print, or microform format.