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Library Research Strategies

Search individual article databases

Databases are like search engines for hundreds of journals, reports, magazines, and other sources. Searching one gets you a list of hyperlinked search results, where each link takes you to a database record that corresponds to a particular article.  These records list the article's author(s), title, and other information needed for citations. The records often include an abstract, subject headings, and other information about the article which can help you determine how relevant it is to your research.  Here is an A to Z list of the different databases available through the library:

On the Databases A-Z list, you will see a dropdown menu on the left side of the page that allows you to filter databases by subject area, so that you can see databases relevant to business, nursing, political science, etc.

Interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary databases

In addition to the individual, subject-specific databases, we have certain interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary databases, which cover a broad array of scientific literature:


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