Three Popular Databases
Mon. Feb. 9, 2015
It's early February and, if you have a research paper to write this semester, it's time to get acquainted with the library's databases. The library has subscriptions to more than a hundered databases for you to use in your search for academic sources. You can access the library databases by using the link on the library homepage.
Because these are paid subscriptions, you will need to authenticate with your WebAdvisor username and password when you're off-campus.
The librarians definitely encourage you to try a wide variety of databases to get a comprehensive view of the sources available about your topic. The following three databases are probably the best starting points.
Jstor, short for journal storage, is a large multidisciplinary database that provides access to nearly 2000 journal titles in over 50 disciplines.
The EbscoHost platform is a collection of 33 different databases, all searchable in one place. These databases range from large, multidisciplinary collections, like Academic Search Premier, to narrow subject-specific databases, like Urban Studies Abstracts or the Philosopher’s Index.
Proquest is another major platform that provides access to journal articles in a wide variety of academic disciplines.