Databases to start with (to search multiple ProQuest or Ebsco databases simultaneously, click one of them below then Choose Databases at the top of the screen):
Databases by Subject - A list of all our databases (150+) arranged by subject area
Libraries purchase databases which index journal articles and often provide full-text copies of those articles. Although purchased databases are accessed through the internet, they are not "internet sources" or "websites." Instead, think of these sources as products designed to facilitate academic research. Because they are purchased, they are not freely available to the public.
Sources other than licensed databases are freely available via Google or other search engines. These may, or may not, be the kind of information that can be used for a research paper.
You can order articles and books from other libraries with Interlibrary Loan. It may take up to a week for articles to arrive, so request items well ahead of your assignment's due date.
Database searching in 3 steps:
Step 1: Brainstorm keywords (words you use to describe your topic).
Step 2: Construct your search:
Step 3: Examine results: