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Year of Technology and Humanity Research Guide: Find Articles in Databases

Recommended Databases

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The library subscribes to a number of databases. There are two types of databases: general and subject. Which database you use depends on your topic and your research needs. A general database covers a variety of topics and may include both scholarly and popular sources. Subject databases specialize in a particular subject, and the sources indexed in them are generally from scholarly sources.

Gale Academic OneFile*:  A database of peer-reviewed articles from nearly 13,000 academic journals in a broad range of subjects. Coverage begins in 1980. 

EBSCO Academic Search Complete*: A scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals.

Proquest US Newstream, Alt-PressWatch, Ethnic NewsWatch and GenderWatch:A database which includes articles from major U.S. newspapers together with articles from alternative and independent press publications. Additionally, coverage includes scholarly journals, magazine articles and other sources from ethnic and gender studies sources. Searchable by keyword and subject.

eLibrary*:  A database comprised of articles from popular magazines, scholarly journals, current newspapers and newswires, television and radio transcripts, photographs and maps, and numerous reference books.  All materials are full-text.    

Nexis Uni: This database provides access to information on topics in law and legal research, companies and business, and health and medicine; coverage also includes subjects in the news. Many of the articles are in full text; some are in abstract form. News information is updated daily and wire services are updated several times daily.

* Includes scholarly journals.

PRO & CON DATABASES

CQ ResearcherEspecially useful in gathering in-depth information on topics of current social, economic, environmental, and political interest, this database is a collection of the issues of the CQ Researcher from 1991 to the present. 

 InfoTrac Opposing ViewpointsThis resource examines social issues and provides access to a large collection of viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, full-text magazine and newspaper articles, biographies, court-case overviews, links to websites, podcasts, and image galleries.

Issues and Controversies:
Current issues database that provides objective analysis of opposing points of view on topics of current and historical interest.        

 

 

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