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Try these databases if you're not sure where to find articles for an undergraduate research project.
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Where to Start

 

Need articles but not sure where to start? The Undergraduate Library staff recommends these top ten databases for getting started.

 

  • ProQuest-Reseach library  
      
    Covers a broad range of scholarly journals, magazines, trade publications and dissertations in many different disciplines.
  • PsycINFO  
      
    This is the best database for research psychological topics but consider it for other topics including medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, linguistics, anthropology, business and law.
  • Articles Plus
    Accessible through the the mlibrary main page. ArticlesPlus searches a large number of the university's databases and looks for articles pertaining to your search.
  • ISI Web of Science  
      
    This index is more than science. It includes indexes to articles on arts and humanities and the social sciences, too. Over 8,400 scholarly journals are indexed in this database.
  • Literature Resource Center  
      
    Provides access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyzes of authors from every age and literary discipline.
  • PubMed
    Indexes over 4,000 biomedical, nursing, dentistry and related journals. Good for health topics.
  • CQ Researcher  
      
    In-depth, non-biased coverage of political and social issues in the news.
  • Access WorldNews (NewsBank)
    Full text of over 600 US newspapers and over 260 English language newspapers from other countries worldwide.
  • LexisNexis Academic
    A powerful database for searching U.S. and foreign newspapers, legal and business publications, wire services and news transcripts.

  • Readers Guide Retrospective  
      
    Indexes articles from 240 magazines published in the U.S. & Canada covering news, fine arts, fashion, education, business, sports, health, and consumer affairs published between 1890 and 1982.
  • TRY THESE ADDITIONAL SUBJECT DATABASES
    Can't find what you need using one of the top ten databases? Try this link to find additional SUBJECT databases.

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