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In this course, you have assignments that will benefit from or require research.
The Library provides subject guides to assist you with researching a wide variety of topics. You can search or browse these guides by visiting the Library homepage and clicking on Subject Guides in the Quick Links box.
The Library also provides many subject specific and general databases to assist you with finding information. You can search these databases by visiting the Database A-Z guide.
Visit these guides for additional information.
Worldcat Discovery Search
Books, Articles, Ebooks, Journals, Videos
Opposing Viewpoints (Gale in Context).
Provides full text access to differing points of view on nearly 5,000 current social issues in the forms of primary source documents, articles, statistics, websites and multimedia.
Academic Search Complete
Scholarly, multi-discipline database providing full text articles for studies in the arts, sciences, education, humanities, social sciences, and more.
JSTOR Arts & Sciences XI
Full text of 143 journals covering Language & Literature, History, Art & Art History with American Studies, Asian Studies, Latin American Studies, African American Studies. For access to JWU subscribed content, please select "Advanced Search" from JSTOR's homepage, then select "Content I can access" from the "Select an access type" drop down menu.
Well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment.
Provides the most robust, quality research solution in areas related to communication and mass media.
Education Research Complete
Full-text articles from 1,400 education journals and over 500 e-books and conference papers.
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
Provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries on every branch of knowledge.
Global Road Warrior
Information on 175 countries including money and banking, business etiquette, travel documents, points of interest, photos and maps.
Full-text articles from nearly 80 psychology journals published by the American Psychological Association (APA) and allied organizations.
Wall Street Journal (ProQuest)
Full-text WSJ articles from 1984 to the present. Images are not available.
If you want to search not only for your search term but also for its synonyms, place the tilde sign (~) immediately in front of your search term.
What is a Database?
A database is a collection of information organized to provide efficient retrieval. The collected information could be in any number of formats (electronic, printed, graphic, audio, statistical, combinations). There are physical (paper/print) and electronic databases.
Databases can include:
From newspapers, magazines and journals
Includes full books and chapters from books