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1 - Choosing the Right Database2 - ProQuest3- Find Full Text (MGet It)
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About This Guide

This guide is designed to give students a brief overview of some of the basic resources available from the library to act as a basic guide for undergraduate research.


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Books and Articles

  • Mirlyn, the UM Library Online Catalog (Find Books!)
    Describes University Library holdings in all formats (books, journals, pamphlets, sound recordings, videos,etc.). To find items, note library location(s) and call number.
  • ArticlesPlus
    (Click on the "ArticlesPlus" tab above the search box on the library website.)

    ArticlesPlus is your gateway to finding all sorts of articles, including ones from scholarly journals, newspapers, magazines, and trade publications. Think of it as the "Google" for the library world! [This is a brand new feature, and is still a beta version - we'd love your feedback.]

Databases: Where to Start

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

  • ProQuest  
    Covers a broad range of scholarly journals, magazines, trade publications and dissertations in many different disciplines.
  • General OneFile
    Similar to ProQuest but it's a good idea to try both.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    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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