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Here are some great databases for starting your research on any topic, along with tips & tutorials on using them. Each database provides access to a unique set of resources (scholarly articles, news articles, magazine articles, reviews, & other documents).
What's in this Guide?
This Guide is Designed to Give You:
- Good databases for articles on almost any topic
- Access to the Library's Catalog & OhioLINK
- Tips & strategies
- Research & citation help
How to Use this Guide:
Start with the resources on this page, or use the tabs above to navigate throughout the rest of this guide.
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General Interest Databases
Be sure to read your syllabus & the descriptions below to find out which database(s) you may need for your particular ENG111 section!
Academic Search Complete
This collection offers full text coverage of information in many areas of academic study. Includes scholarly articles, magazine articles, & articles from newspapers.
Provides information on social issues, including essays of opposing viewpoints, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, & full-text magazine & newspaper articles.
JSTOR (Arts & Sciences Collections III and V)
Provides access to articles in back issues of the core scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and basic sciences from the earliest issues to within a few years of current publication.
OhioLINK Electronic Journal Center (EJC)
Includes the full text of articles from more than 7000 online scholarly research journals covering many subject areas.
Great database for news articles, with articles from major newspapers in the U.S. & worldwide.
Still not what you are looking for? Additional databases are available here.
Need help? Click on our Tips & Tutorials tab above, or ask a librarian.
Help with Scholarly Articles & with Search Strategy
Developing your Search Strategy
How do you get good search terms? How do you create a good search strategy? Learn how with this step-by-step guide.
Searching by Keyword
Start learning how to search in the databases with this important introduction to searching by keyword.
Help with Specific Databases & Catalogs
Student Learning Outcomes
This guide is designed to help enable students to:
- Identify and use several databases in which they can conduct their research
- Be able to conduct research using the ODU Library Catalog and OhioLINK LIbrary Catalog
- Become familiar with resources available to help them with their research, writing, & citing
Course Research Guide content & student learning outcomes are based on course syllabus objectives & assignments.