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Article Databases

Why Use a Library Database?

While SuperSearch can be helpful to browse through the collection and see what information is available on a topic, searching the library databases directly can give you more control over your search results. When you have decided on a topic, you can try searching in ProQuest or Academic Search, linked below.

What's in a Library Database?Images of source types (newspapers, magazines, journals, books, videos) and a computer - showing the items inside of a database

These databases store thousands of articles from newspapers, magazines, journals, and more. Limit by year, information type, publication, and more. Email articles to yourself, download them, and generate MLA or APA citations with ease.

Also Known As...

Library databases are also referred to as "research databases," "electronic databases," "article databases," etc. Sometimes, librarians just shorten the phrase to just the word "database."

Databases to Get You Started

The Library has some print journals, magazines, and newspapers but most are stored electronically in research databases. The databases listed below cover a number of subjects and are good starting points for finding articles for your research. 

Need More Help Options?

Consider the linked list below

Other Databases to Consider

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