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Are you required to use magazine articles, news articles, scholarly journal articles? Books? eBooks? Websites?
Are you required to use a specific database, like EBSCO, ProQuest, or JSTOR?
Jot down a few keywords.
Keywords are the main ideas, themes, topics, or subjects of your research topic.
You'll need to use keywords (and not sentences) in the databases.
More on keywords:
Databases: Find articles and ebooks in library databases
Which database(s) should I use?
This depends on your specific topic (are you researching a historical topic, educational, social issues, current events?) and your information need (do you need scholarly articles, literary criticisms, news articles?).
Watch the video below to learn how to limit our list of databases by subject and resource type:
US Major Dailies provides access to the five most respected US national and regional newspapers, including The New York Times and Washington Post, co-exclusive access to The Wall Street Journal, and exclusive access to Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune. The titles offer researchers thorough and timely coverage of local, regional, and world events with journalistic balance and perspective. The content is available by 8am each day and provides archives stretching as far back as 1985. Full Text Included.
OneSearch: Search library databases and print books at once
OneSearch is a mega-search that you can use to search our library's print materials (like books, magazines, and DVDs) and online databases at the same time.
This can be a good place to start if you want to search multiple databases.
If you are having trouble finding relevant results in OneSearch, you may want to search an individual database instead.