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Article Databases

Search these multidisciplinary databases to find magazine and journal articles about your topic. Look for the checkbox just below the database search boxes to limit your results to scholarly or "peer-reviewed" articles if required by your professor.

News and Newspaper Databases

Subject-Specific Databases

What is a subject specific database?
Subject-specific databases are like boutique stores. They specialize in a specific subject area and tend to include scholarly journals, book chapters, and dissertations. Databases in certain fields such as business, may also include trade journals.

Do they overlap with the general databases?
While there may be some overlap, subject-specific databases index the core journals for that area and provide more depth of coverage as compared to a general database.

Go To Subject Specific Databases

Search Tips: Looking for that perfect pro/con article?

Well, it may not a single article. Here are some strategies for finding useful articles:

(1) Add the words compar* or contrast* to your topic words. 

Note: Adding an asterisk symbol (*) in most databases finds compare, compares, comparing, comparison - a more powerful search.

(2) Try pasting this string of keywords into the database search box along with your topic/issue: positive OR advantage* OR benefit* OR favorable

(3) Try pasting this string of keywords into the database search box along with your topic/issue: negative OR disadvantage* OR opponent* OR problem* OR difficult* OR against

And remember,  research papers demand some original thought and reflection upon the ideas you encounter during the research process.